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Afghan forces have reportedly suffered heavy casualties in Kunduz attack
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Afghanistan
Taliban reacts in panic as religious scholars end 2-day conference on Afghanistan
[Khaama Press] The Talibs group reacted in panic as the religious scholars from various Islamic countries ended their two-day conference on Afghanistan, denouncing the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
-led insurgency and suicide kabooms.

The group issued a statement claiming that efforts were made during the conference to turn Afghanistan into a second Paleostine, hide the atrocities of the occupiers and cuff the hands of the fighters.

However,
man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them...
the group says such moves will not harm the ongoing efforts of the Taliban and warned the Saudi government that such gatherings could harm the status of the Kingdom.

This comes as the religious scholars on Wednesday issued a joint declaration, stating that "Based on the texts of the Koran and the Tradition that Islam is a religion of peace and mercy, that the believers should all be merciful towards one another, and that their blood, property and honour are inalienable and should be protected against aggression."

The declaration further added that "we hereby affirm that the suicide attacks targeting innocent people, and that killings among Moslems are all acts that are prohibited by Allah and His Messenger under texts that are conclusively clear and well-established, whereby Allah says "And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his punishment is hell; he shall abide in it, and Allah will send His wrath on him and curse him and prepare for him a painful chastisement."

The religious scholars insist that a national dialogue is the optimal way to end the conflict between the Afghan Government and the Taliban Movement, and the solution to the cause of the Moslem Afghans must particularly go through mutual understanding and direct peaceful negotiations.

They also added that "We also call on the Taliban Movement to respond to the invitation made by the Government of the Islamic Theocratic Republic of Afghanistan to eschew violence, end the mutual killings and sit together around the negotiating table."
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  "Based on the texts of the Koran and the Tradition that Islam is a religion of peace and mercy, that the believers should all be merciful towards one another, and that their blood, property and honour are inalienable and should be protected against aggression."

They found Jesus.

Talib go back to Pakistan.
Posted by: newc || 07/13/2018 1:42 Comments || Top||

#2  merciful towards one another,

You and me? Not so much.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/13/2018 8:10 Comments || Top||

#3  Calling complete bullshit.
Posted by: Woodrow || 07/13/2018 12:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Allan is merciful and lovingkind.

Honest Jack's car lot.

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/13/2018 12:38 Comments || Top||

#5  Notice they said "Between all believers"

The violence between Sunni and Shia, and towards non-muzzies shall continue unabated.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/13/2018 14:51 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Ex-Sudan tourism minister won’t visit national museum because of ‘idol display’
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Dr. Mohammed Abdel Karim al-Had, the former Sudanese Minister of Tourism, said that he would never visit Sudan’s National Museum as it displays idols, according to several newspaper reports.

Al-Had has a PhD in strategic planning and had worked in several positions before becoming the Tourism minister.

Sudan’s National Museum includes several statues and monuments of the ancient Sudanese kingdoms and is one of the largest museums in the country, located in the capital Khartoum.

Sudanese newspaper al-Tayyar published Had’s comments on Wednesday on its front page which then received wide reactions on social media.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Africa North
Russia moving into Libya
[Washington Times] U.S. intelligence agencies are closely monitoring Russian military activities in Libya for signs that Moscow may soon build a military base in the divided North African state.

Intelligence reports indicate that Russia is planning to expand its Syrian bases at Tartus and Hemeimeem to Libya.

The possible Russian move into Libya represents the most recent failure stemming from the policies of President Obama that backed Islamist rebels who overthrew and killed Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi in 2011.

Mr. Obama has said that the failure to prepare for the aftermath of the ouster of Gadhafi was the worst mistake of his presidency. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also came under fire for failing to provide security for Americans who were attacked and killed in Benghazi after Gadhafi’s fall.

The push for a Russian military presence in Libya is being led by retired Maj. Gen. Khalifah Haftar, whose militia forces, the Libyan National Army, control eastern Libya. Russian private military forces have been operating in eastern Libya since March 2017, including the RSB Group that has deployed several dozen armed mercenaries to join forces with Haftar militias.

News reports from Libya stated recently that the RSB Group mercenaries are engaged in advance work, scouting locations for a Russian military base in Tobruk or Benghazi.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6490 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I was in Tripoli in 2013 and the coffee shops near where I lived were stiff with Russians.

Most of them were big lumpy guys meaning to me they were special purpose types.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 07/13/2018 11:16 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Bahraini court gives prison sentences to five anti-regime activists
[PRESSTV] A court in Bahrain has handed down prison sentences to five anti-regime protesters as the ruling Al Khalifah regime does not shy away from its heavy clampdown on political dissidents and freedom fighters in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.

On Thursday, Bahrain's Supreme Criminal Court sentenced the defendants to five years in jail each after finding them guilty of "deliberately setting fire to a vehicle and endangering the lives and property of ordinary people for a terrorist purpose" on Sitra Island, located five kilometers south of the capital Manama, on May 25.

Thousands of anti-regime protesters have held demonstrations in Bahrain on an almost daily basis ever since a popular uprising began in the country in mid-February 2011.

They are demanding that the Al Khalifah regime relinquish power and allow a just system representing all Bahrainis to be established.

Manama has gone to great lengths to clamp down on any sign of dissent. On March 14, 2011, troops from Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
and the United Arab Emirates were deployed to assist Bahrain in its crackdown.

Scores of people have bit the dust and hundreds of others sustained injuries or got placed in durance vile
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
as a result of the Al Khalifah regime’s crackdown.

Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Saudi raises oil output to please Trump
[PRESSTV] Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
has increased its oil production to the highest level since the end of 2016, in a bid to fulfill demands by US President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
to drive down the prices after they hit a three-year high.

Saudi oil supplies grew by around 500,000 barrels per day in June, reaching nearly 10.5 million bpd as the world's top crude exporter pushed hard to make good on its promises to tame oil prices.

That's a significant increase from just over 10 million bpd in May.

Oil prices are approaching $80 a barrel for the first time since 2014, stoking concerns among major consumers, particularly in the auto-dependent US.

Trump said in late June that Saudi King Salman
...either the largest species of Pacific salmon or the current Sheikh of the Burnin' Sands, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Lord of Most of the Arabians....
had agreed during a telecon with him to boost output two million bpd.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia


Saudi King absolves troops of any future accountability for their conduct in Yemen war
[RT] A royal decree by Saudi King Salman
...either the largest species of Pacific salmon or the current Sheikh of the Burnin' Sands, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Lord of Most of the Arabians....
has ’pre-exonerated’ all troops fighting in Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
from any accountability issues they may face over their conduct in the war, in which thousands of civilians have been killed and maimed.

A statement announcing the early pardon, released by Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
's state news agency SPA, said the pardon extends to "all military men across the armed forces" taking part in Operation Restoring Hope, citing the official codename of the Riyadh-led invasion of Yemen.

The royal decree was issued following "reports submitted" by crown prince Mohammed bin Salman
...Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia as of 2016....
, the kingdom’s sitting defense minister.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  Smart.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/13/2018 3:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Carte Blanche... or Rouge...
Posted by: Sholusing Omomotch1366 || 07/13/2018 12:35 Comments || Top||


Europe
It takes twelve Germans to work and pay taxes in order to fund the cost of just one migrant
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/13/2018 04:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And how many Americans have to work to pay for German Security?
Posted by: Airandee || 07/13/2018 6:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Slaves of Merkel.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/13/2018 6:37 Comments || Top||

#3  Ship. Them. Home.
Posted by: Unusotle Ebbeng1768 || 07/13/2018 7:19 Comments || Top||

#4  Ship. Them. Home.

These are Germans, UE1768. That's not how they solve problems.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/13/2018 7:20 Comments || Top||

#5  No wonder they get upset when we threatened to pull back.
Posted by: gorb || 07/13/2018 9:48 Comments || Top||

#6  The Master/Slave Ratio.
Posted by: charger || 07/13/2018 12:05 Comments || Top||

#7  But, government-run ponzi schemes are ,um, legal. Hell, the even allow, eh, require citizens to participate in them. Nothing to see. Move along...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/13/2018 15:47 Comments || Top||


Ireland's Senate Approves Bill to Boycott Israel Goods
h/t Gates of Vienna
The Irish Senate has voted to approve a bill that would see the country boycott goods from illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, paving the way for the country to become the first EU nation to enforce a boycott.

The bill passed yesterday with 25 lawmakers voting in its favour, with 20 against it and 14 others abstaining. The legislation would bar "the import and sales of goods, services and natural resources originating in illegal settlements in occupied territories", but still needs to pass in both houses of parliament before becoming law.

At Israel’s urging, the Irish government requested in January that the vote be postponed, and sought to soften the language of the bill, but was unable to come to a compromise. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summoned Irish Ambassador Alison Kelly in response, arguing that a bill to boycott settlement produce could easily expand into support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Yesterday’s bill passed primarily due to votes from opposition and independent legislators. It had originally been proposed by independent Senator Frances Black who spoke before the vote and brought Palestinian farmers to be present in the Seanad for the occasion.
I've a dream. In that dream anyone boycotting Israel gets everything invented by the Jews taken away from them and replaced by things invented by Arabs.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/13/2018 04:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6497 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Bad Paddy! No potato!
Posted by: Sholusing Omomotch1366 || 07/13/2018 7:28 Comments || Top||

#2  A prim Muslim man in Passaic,
Disdaining creations Hebraic,
Detects in his Book
A particular look.
Shattered shards of a scattered mosaic!
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 07/13/2018 11:24 Comments || Top||

#3  I think the way products are made and labeled and the way this is worded it would only apply to agricultural products and maybe some specialty consumer devices.

Gromgoru has a good idea. The bill should be amended to forbid use of any product that uses Israeli technology. That way the Irish could say goodbye to their cell phone and tablets among other things.
Posted by: lord garth || 07/13/2018 16:58 Comments || Top||

#4  And Israeli medical devices too, garth.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 07/13/2018 19:24 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkey frees three French held over alleged PKK links: Source
[AlAhram] Ottoman Turkish authorities on Thursday released three Frenchies after they were briefly detained in the Kurdish-majority southeast over alleged ties to outlawed Kurdish Lion of Islams, a judicial source told AFP.

Security forces had earlier detained 16 suspects in an operation launched in the Beytussebap district of Sirnak province bordering Iraq to capture supporters of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and its urban wing the KCK, the source said.

There were no further details on the identity of the freed foreign citizens, with the official Anadolu news agency reporting that one of them was a woman.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6492 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


India-Pakistan
Despite arrest threat, former PM Nawaz Sharif to return to Pakistan on Friday
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Undeterred by the bloody election campaign and the threat of being tossed in the calaboose
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
Pakistain’s three-time Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif
... served two non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf, then by the courts...
, is preparing to return to Pakistain along with his daughter on Friday to appeal his conviction in a court case. He has taken this decision even as his wife fights for life in a hospital in Britannia.

Nawaz Sharif is currently in London along with his daughter visit his ailing wife Kalsoom Nawaz, who is under treatment at London’s Harley Street Clinic. Last Friday, an accountability court in Pakistain sentenced Nawaz Sharif to 10 years, his daughter Maryam to seven years and son-in-law, Muhammad Safdar to one-year imprisonment in a corruption case named Avenfield Apartment reference.

The sentences, delivered in absentia, against Nawaz Sharif and his daughter who is widely seen as his political heir, have dealt a blow to their Pakistain Moslem League-Nawaz (PML-N) party. Since then, rumors have been doing the rounds in Islamabad’s power corridors suggesting the duo wouldn’t come back to avoid arrest.

However,
a hangover is the wrath of grapes...
Sharif said on Wednesday that he will be arriving in Lahore from London only to fulfil his pledge to "honor the vote". "I have decided to return despite the fact I can see the bars of prison in front of my eyes," Sharif told journalists in London in a statement that was also aired on Facebook live.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Rao Anwar was not present when Naqeebullah was murdered, judge rules
[DAWN] An anti-terrorism court has ruled that the then SSP Malir Rao Anwar was not present at the time Naqeebullah Mehsud ‐ an aspiring model from South Wazoo ‐ was extrajudicially killed along with three others in an alleged ’staged’ encounter.

The ATC-II judge stated this in a 26-page bail order, which was released on Wednesday.

A day earlier, the court had granted bail to the suspended senior police officer, who was kept in temporary detention facility in the Multan
Home of the Multan Sultans...
Lines in Malir cantonment, subject to furnishing a surety bond worth Rs1 million.

His lawyers deposited the surety amount of Rs1m with the court’s nazir on Wednesday.

Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6487 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Heads to roll over Peshawar suicide attack
[DAWN] Caretaker Chief Minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa retired Justice Dost Mohammad Khan has formally asked the federal government to change the provincial chief secretary and police chief, insisting the two have failed to take necessary measures to stop the Tuesday night suicide kaboom in the capital city.

The blast had killed ANP provincial leader and election candidate Barrister Haroon Bilour and 19 others and injured scores in a corner meeting.

Immediately after the incident, retired Justice Dost chaired a huddle of brass hats at the chief minister, which lasted around three hours.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6494 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


300 PML-N workers arrested in crackdown as Lahore braces for return of Nawaz, Maryam
[DAWN] At least 300 PML-N workers and party leaders, including a Union Council chairman, vice chairman and counsellors, have been placed in durance vile
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
in a crackdown in Lahore as the city braces itself to receive ousted premier Nawaz Sharif
... served two non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf, then by the courts...
and his daughter Maryam Nawaz on Friday.

Police sources told DawnNewsTV on Thursday that 300 PML-N workers had been arrested in raids on Wednesday night. The district commissioner has provided a list to police of 300 more workers who must be arrested, the sources said.

Additionally, in order to "maintain law and order" in the city, 10,000 coppers will be deployed across Lahore on Friday, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Operations Shahzad Akbar said.

The Anti-Riot Unit will be on alert, and the Dolphin Squad and the Police Response Unit will be deployed to sensitive areas of the city.

Containers will be set up tonight in order to block main thoroughfares across the city, while all roads leading to the airport will be sealed, according to the Lahore Traffic Police.

DIG Akbar said that all superintendents of police have been directed to take strict action against miscreant elements who, during election campaigns or rallies, take the law into their own hands.

He said that those who violated the Election Commission of Pakistain's Code of Conduct would find themselves behind bars, while those politicians and workers who remain peaceful would be guaranteed complete security.

"No one will be allowed to take the law into their own hands," he asserted.

The extraordinary measures have been taken days after a rally was staged by Nawaz's son-in-law Capt Safdar ─ who received a one-year jail sentence in the Avenfield reference for abetment ─ as he offered his arrest to authorities in Rawalpindi.

Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Women commandos gearing up to fight female militants in Indian Kashmir
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] For the first time, India is deploying women para-military commandos in Jammu & Kashmire - a virtual admission by New Delhi that more and more Kashmiri women are joining the ranks of turbans taking on security forces in the restive, Moslem-majority province bordering Pakistain.

Rajeev Bhatnagar, Director-General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) which has a 3,50,000-strong presence in J&K, has announced that 800 female commandos are undergoing intensive training to combat schoolgirls and college-going women who pelt stones at security forces to disrupt anti-terrorist operations in worst affected pockets like Srinagar, Shopian, Pulwama, Budgam and Anantnag.

A senior CRPF officer explained to the media that television footage of male soldiers taking on women protestors and stone throwers did not go down well with human rights
...which are usually open to widely divergent definitions...
organizations and civil society. Hence it was decided to station female commandoes to deal with women agitators.

"The CRPF’s objective is obviously to stop Kashmiri women from hitting the streets to express their anger against unlawful killings by security forces", Izhar Nazir Ali, Online Editor of Kashmire Reader, a J&K English daily, told Al Arabiya English in an exclusive interview.

Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6534 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

#1  Cat fight!
Posted by: Raj || 07/13/2018 0:17 Comments || Top||

#2  >t television footage of male soldiers taking on women protestors and stone throwers

Sexists
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/13/2018 9:35 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Mahathir picks a water fight with Singapore
[Atimes] Malaysian premier says a decades-old, fixed rate supply contract is 'too costly' and 'ridiculous' while the rich city-state maintains that a deal is a deal
Posted by: 3dc || 07/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life,

#1  ...Dear Mr. Mahathir -

Do NOT screw with Singapore. Not gonna be worth it.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/13/2018 4:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Singapore has been well aware of this problem brewing but their time table is too slow to convert the Singapore river into a reservoir. Also, when I was there over a month ago the river looked too polluted to make a safe reservoir with a lot of street sewers draining directly into it. That water needs to be redirected and cleaned first and the mud needs to have heavy metals and the like cleaned out. They should look at two US efforts. The first Deep Tunnel in Chicago. The second the cleaning up of many badly polluted mid-western rivers.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/13/2018 12:40 Comments || Top||


Sri Lanka
Lanka to hang drug traffickers, replicate Philippines ‘success’
[DAWN] Sri Lanka announced on Wednesday it would start hanging drug pushers, ending a near-half century moratorium on capital punishment as officials promised to "replicate the success" of the Philippines drug war.

President Maithripala Sirisena had told the cabinet he "was ready to sign the death warrants" of rep­eat drug offenders, government front man Rajitha Senara­tne said on Wednesday.

"From now on, we will hang drug offenders without commuting their death sentences," he said.

Sri Lanka has commuted death sentences for serious crimes to life in prison since 1976, when the last execution took place.

The government has drawn inspiration from the Philippines, where a no-holds barred war on drugs has been a centrepiece of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration.

"We were told that the Philippines has been successful in deploying the army and dealing with this problem. We will try to replicate their success," Senaratne said of the decision to deploy the military to tackle drugs.

Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  It's been known to reduce recidivism. Given only rich countries can afford virtue signalling of warehousing hundred of thousands of sociopaths, what do you expect of the less prosperous regions of the world to do?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/13/2018 8:40 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Trump: Iran will seek fresh deal as looming sanctions hit economy
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] US President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
said Iran’s economic troubles were going to force it to seek a security deal with Washington following his withdrawal from a nuclear pact.

In May the United States pulled out of a multinational deal to lift sanctions against Iran in return for curbs to its nuclear program. Washington has since told countries they must halt all imports of Iranian oil from Nov. 4 or face US financial measures.

This may cut Iran’s hard currency earnings from oil exports, and the prospect has triggered a panicked flight of Iranians’ savings from the rial into dollars, weighing on an already ailing local currency, hit by economic woes and financial difficulties at local banks.

Speaking to a news conference at a NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all....
leaders’ summit in Brussels, Trump said Iran was treating the US with ’so much more respect’ following the move and he expected Tehran to reach out for a fresh deal.

"I know they’re having a lot of problems and their economy is collapsing. But I will tell you this: at a certain point they’re going to call me they’re going to say ’Let’s make a deal’. They’re feeling a lot of pain right now."

Tehran’s Grand Bazaar was hit by strikes late in June and protesters angered by the rial’s collapse clashed with the police and traders massed outside parliament to complain about a sharp fall in the value of the national currency.

European powers still support the 2015 deal, under which Tehran agreed to limit its nuclear development in exchange for international sanctions relief.

They say they will do more to encourage their businesses to remain engaged with Iran, though a number of firms have already said they plan to pull out as they also face sanctions following Trump’s decision.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday called on American allies to help impose economic pressure on Iran.

"We must cut off all funding the regime uses to fund terrorism & proxy wars," Pompeo said in a Twitter post ahead of his scheduled meeting with European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
’s foreign affairs and security policy representative Federica Mogherini in Brussels.

He has also accused Tehran of continuing to sell weapons in the Middle East despite United Nations
...a formerly good idea gone bad...
resolutions.

Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  economic woes and financial difficulties at local banks

Even after Obama's Pallets o' Cash?
Posted by: Bobby || 07/13/2018 8:46 Comments || Top||



Who's in the News
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9Govt of Pakistan
4Taliban
4Commies
3Govt of Saudi Arabia
3Govt of Iran
3Houthis
2Govt of Syria
2Islamic State
2Govt of Pakistain Proxies
2Sublime Porte
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Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
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Wed 2018-07-11
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Tue 2018-07-10
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Mon 2018-07-09
  1 US soldier killed, 2 wounded in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan
Sun 2018-07-08
  Live updates: Thailand cave rescue: navy Seals confirm four boys have been rescued – live
Sat 2018-07-07
  Former Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years in jail
Fri 2018-07-06
  600 airstrikes by Russian, Syrian jets against Daraa: Observatory
Thu 2018-07-05
  Scott Pruitt driven to resign effective July 6
Wed 2018-07-04
  Happy 4th of July! Rare US independence declaration found in UK archive
Tue 2018-07-03
  An Iranian diplomat was arrested in a plot to blow up a massive 'freedom' event attended by Rudy Giuliani
Mon 2018-07-02
  Cleveland FBI says it thwarted downtown Fourth of July terrorist attack
Sun 2018-07-01
  Islamist militants attack African military base in Mali, at least six dead
Sat 2018-06-30
  South Korea to tighten asylum laws as hundreds of Yemenis arrive
Fri 2018-06-29
  Haftar's forces say they have captured Libyan city of Derna

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