The White House on Sunday condemned protest-hit Iran for using “lethal force” against demonstrators during unrest that left two dead -- a civilian and a policeman -- and saw authorities arrest dozens and restrict internet access.“The United States supports the Iranian people in their peaceful protests against the regime that is supposed to lead them,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.“We condemn the lethal force and severe communications restrictions used against demonstrators.” The unrest erupted on Friday, hours after it was announced that the price of gas would rise to 15,000 rials per liter (12 US cents) from 10,000 for the first 60 liters, and to 30,000 rials for any extra fuel bought after that each month.It is a rise many consumers can ill afford, given that Iran’s economy has been battered since May of last year, when President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the US … [Read more...] about White House condemns Iran for ‘lethal force’ against protesters
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Email Posted November 18, 2019 22:47:09 Photo: Tehran has signalled a crackdown over demonstrator attacks on property. (AP: Abdolvahed Mirzazadeh via ISNA) Related Story: Protests over shock fuel price hikes in Iran kill one Related Story: Iran 'discovers great oil field' with over 50 billion barrels Related Story: World leaders issue warning over Iran's 'explicit and blunt' move away from nuclear deal Map: Iran, Islamic Republic Of Iran's supreme leader has slammed "thugs" who attacked public property during rare anti-regime demonstrations across the country. Key points:Tens of thousands have taken to the streets, some destroying petrol stationsIran has imposed its "largest-ever" internet shutdownThe US Government has condemned violence against protesters The Government shut down internet access across the nation of 80 million people to staunch protests that took place in a reported 100 cities and towns.The move made it increasingly difficult to gauge whether unrest … [Read more...] about Iran’s top leader issues warning to ‘thugs’ as fuel protests spread across country
Video PlayerClose WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. Treasury announced on Tuesday that it has imposed sanctions on eight individuals, including two associated with Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps -- Qods Force (IRGC-QF), in an effort to hit Afghanistan's Taliban militants. The Treasury accused the designated Taliban members of engaging in suicide attacks and other activities in Afghanistan and blamed the Iranians for providing financial and material support for the Taliban. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin claimed in a statement that Iran was "exploiting Afghanistan to further their destabilizing behavior." Mnuchin is on a week-long trip to the Middle East with talks on combating terrorist financing and looming Iran sanctions. Also on Tuesday, the other member nations of the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC), all U.S. Gulf allies, also imposed Taliban-related sanctions. Saudi Arabia and Bahrain announced Tuesday to add Iran's IRGC to the list of … [Read more...] about U.S. slaps sanctions on Taliban, Iranian supporters
Kim Hyon-hui, one of two North Korean agents responsible for the Korean Air bombing in 1987, was caught shortly after the attack and taken to South Korea. [YONHAP] After negotiators for the United States and North Korea announced the outcome of their meeting in Geneva on Sept. 2, signs of a thaw between Washington and Pyongyang finally emerged. Christopher Hill, the chief U.S. negotiator for the six-party nuclear talks, said the North has promised to declare and disable all nuclear development programs before the end of this year. Shortly after the Geneva meeting, North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said the United States had made a promise to remove Pyongyang from its list of “state sponsors of terrorism” ― a blacklist ― in return for detailing and disabling its nuclear programs. The North has long complained about the Bush administration’s hostility and has persistently demanded it be taken off the list and have political and economic sanctions … [Read more...] about Because of terrorist acts it committed in the 1980s.
'The military aim in a future conflict, if it can't be avoided, should be to cause maximum damage to the adversary's war waging capability and capture limited amount of territory as a bargaining counter,' says Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (retd). The foremost challenge for India to ensure peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific will be to manage the rise of a militarily assertive China that is seeking to achieve a 'favourable strategic posture'. Having come close to completing its four modernisations, China has discarded Deng Xiaoping's 24-character strategy to 'hide our capacity and bide our time' and has begun to flex its military muscle. China senses the emergence of a security vacuum in the Indo-Pacific and is rushing to fill it. India must join the US and other strategic partners, such as Australia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Vietnam, to establish a cooperative security framework for peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific, for the security of the global commons and to deal … [Read more...] about How India must counter the Chinese threat