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  1. New Zealand government website erases Israel from map, replaces it with Palestine https://www.rt.com/news/462157-new-zealand-Israel-map/
  2. Jeremy Corbyn has questioned whether the government has "credible evidence" to show Iran is behind the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said responsibility "almost certainly" lies with the Iranian regime. But the Labour leader tweeted that the United Kingdom should ease tensions in the region, not fuel a military escalation. The explosions on Thursday came in the Gulf of Oman - a strategic waterway crucial to global energy supplies. It is the second time in the past few weeks that tankers appear to have been attacked in the region and comes amid escalating tension between Iran and the United States. The US military released video footage which it said proved Iran was behind the blasts - something Iran has categorically denied.
  3. Pentagon seeks to build global ‘consensus’ on Iran. Is it time to worry? https://www.rt.com/news/461920-washington-build-consensus-Iran/ The Trump administration is looking to “build international consensus” against Iran following attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. But what does that actually mean? And to what end is it used? "The focus for myself and Ambassador Bolton and Secretary Pompeo is to build international consensus to this international problem," acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters outside the Pentagon on Friday. Shanahan went on to say that the Pentagon would contribute to this effort by sharing intelligence with allies, as it did Friday when it released a video it claims shows Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) removing an undetonated mine from the hull of one of two tankers attacked that morning. For National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, consensus-building will likely take a different shape. Pompeo has already blamed Iran for the attack, citing non-specific “intelligence” and Tehran’s alleged history of “unprovoked attacks” in the region. The State Secretary has jetted off in search of consensus before; taking a tour of the Middle East at the beginning of the year to unite the US’ Arab allies against Iran. Bolton has been clamoring for war with Iran for over a decade, advocating pre-emptive strikes on the Islamic Republic since 2008. Shaping consensus for him will likely entail more beating of the war drums on the international stage. Rallying allies Why build consensus at all? There are two reasons: moral and material. The US paints itself not as the “world police” but as a moral beacon, an exemplar for “democracies” to aspire to and follow, so the more allies sign on to its cause the more legitimate it looks. On a more practical level, going against Tehran is not an endeavor the US can do alone. Iran has a population of nearly 90 million people, the world’s 14th-most powerful military, a navy and array of land-to-sea missiles capable of inflicting devastating losses on American ships in the Persian Gulf, and the ability to close off the Strait of Hormuz, through which a fifth of the world’s oil transits. Put simply, the US needs allies on its side, believing its story and fighting its fight, either diplomatically or militarily. Demonizing adversaries When Washington-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself President of Venezuela in January, the US was waiting in the wings to recognize him, having strangled the country with economic sanctions for years in preparation for just this moment, allowing it to declare President Nicolas Maduro had run the country into the ground with his evil corrupt socialist dictatorship, Venezuelans were eating their dogs and zoo animals, and the time had come to recognize this fresh young face whom only a fifth of the country had ever heard of. Additionally, the US had a pre-selected slate of allies on hand in order to give the appearance of massive international support: the Lima Group, consisting of 12 South and Central American governments and Canada, was formed in 2017 with the aim of securing regime change in Venezuela. After they jumped on board the Guaido train, a handful of European nations also offered their recognition, though the EU officially hedged its bets by calling for a ‘fair election’. The UN, notably, did not offer its endorsement of this regime change ‘consensus’. When Syrian leader Bashar Assad was accused of using chemical weapons on the town of Douma last April, the United States reached out to just Britain and France. Though Assad’s guilt had not been ascertained, and remains in doubt, the trio released a joint statement of condemnation and battered Syrian military and scientific targets with airstrikes. The cruise missile stunt did not require support from any other countries – or UN approval, apparently – while the “international consensus” to blame everything on Assad has been established long ago, in the early stages of the war that broke out in 2011. The invasion of Iraq in 2003 was a different story, and Washington spent months beforehand hammering home the line that Saddam Hussein was harboring weapons of mass destruction, and was working with Al-Qaeda terrorists. Neither statement was true, and skepticism abounded, but the message was repeated and 39 allies eventually joined the ‘Coalition of the Willing’ to aid the US war effort. Incidentally, John Bolton was a member of the Bush administration at the time, serving as undersecretary of state for arms control and international security affairs while Bush delivered his “Axis of Evil” speech to the world. If history has one abiding lesson to offer here, it’s to always be wary of any talk of consensus from Washington. With storm clouds gathering over the Gulf of Oman, Shanahan’s statement could possibly be viewed as a rare telegraphing of intent, and a sign to watch out for the next “axis of evil” speech.
  4. Since joining the Trump administration in April of last year, Bolton has taken the hardest line possible on every geopolitical flare-up. From advocating “humanitarian intervention” in Venezuela, to briefing journalists about a plan to deploy 100,000 troops to the Middle East, to rumors of him “sabotaging” Trump’s summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un last year, Bolton has trumpeted escalation and confrontation as a panacea to all of America’s foreign policy ills. Now, former CIA agent Kiriakou writes, Bolton is falling out of President Trump’s favor. In the happy-hour bars of Washington DC, Kiriakou’s contacts within the Trump administration tell him a reckoning is coming, and Bolton’s head is next on the chopping block. Bolton’s departure is “definitely not a done deal,” Kiriakou stressed, when contacted by RT. But in conversations with “mid-level” national security officials, he has learned that Bolton’s firing is being talked about. Concerned for his legacy, Trump is apparently willing to fire Bolton rather than get dragged into a reputation-tarnishing war, just over a year out from the 2020 election. Trump himself has signaled in public that he sometimes disagrees with Bolton’s hawkish tendencies. With military confrontation with Iran and Venezuela on the cards last month, Trump described himself as “the one who tempers him, which is okay.” Days beforehand, Trump had expressed frustration that Bolton was trying to get him “into a war,” according to the Washington Post’s sources, at least. The dissonance between Trump and Bolton’s world views can be seen in their response to the recent tension with Iran. According to Kiriakou: We can't allow ourselves to believe that Donald Trump is in some way ‘pro-Iran.’ But John Bolton is actively seeking war with Iran. And this is something that Trump has been very clear about not wanting. Just a week ago, Trump stated that he was open to a sit-down with Iran’s leadership “without preconditions,” directly contradicting Bolton’s long history of advocating pre-emptive strikes on the Islamic Republic. A flow of leaks to the press indicate an unease in the White House too, with an anonymous Pentagon official telling the New Yorker that Trump is “souring” on Bolton, and another telling the Washington Post that Trump is angry with Bolton and “not comfortable with all this regime-change talk.” However, whether Trump will remain cool towards Iran in light of Thursday’s oil tanker attacks remains to be seen. Trump has also recently contradicted Bolton on North Korea, telling reporters that Kim Jong-un has “kept his word” on halting nuclear and missile testing. Hours earlier, Bolton had argued the exact opposite. Of course, Bolton is far from the only hardliner in the Trump administration. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has pushed an equally hard line on Iran, and was quick to blame Tehran for Thursday’s attacks, reading out a litany of accusations against Iran at a press conference that day. “Mike Pompeo is at least as much of a hawk, especially on Iran,” said Kiriakou. “But Bolton’s departure would isolate Pompeo. And one of the things that most observers are not paying attention to is the fact that most Republicans in Congress do NOT want to go to war with Iran.” Nor do Americans have the appetite for further foreign wars. Withdrawing from the decades-long conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan were key campaign promises of Trump, and another foreign misadventure “would be a disaster that the US can ill afford,” the CIA whistleblower believes If the whispers are true, Kiriakou has heard several names mentioned as potential replacements, among them “several retired military officers and former intelligence officials.” None of them, he added, are “household names.” Those expecting a complete reversal in the Trump administration’s foreign policy with Bolton out of the scene might want to keep holding their breath, however. “I don't think we would see major changes in Trump's foreign policy if Bolton leaves,” Kiriakou concluded. “Other than the fact that we would be far less likely to seek a fight against Iran.”
  5. Anaya_Fatima She is so cute and loving. Just two years and eight months old now. Yesterday I went back to home and suddenly she surprised me and the whole family asking "Baba aap kae liyae Pani Laon?" (Father! should I bring a glass of water for you)
  6. The people in America for the sake of their sons, should make foolish Trump understand "War is not a Joke especially war with Iran is signature on America's death warrant" The Americans may begin the war but its end will not be in their control.
  7. I hope you will understand. I made this thread for purely news and not to create any rift or fight. However, as you have put forwarded a point therefore, I need to address this. Have you heard the view of Ayatullah Ali Akbar Khaminai (Hz) on Kashmir Issue? I hope following links will help you understanding the matter. 1. 2. http://english.Khamenei.ir/news/3653/The-issue-of-Kashmir-is-an-issue-of-humanity-Ayatollah-Khamenei The issue of Kashmir Is issue of Humanity.
  8. In October last year, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement on Syrian "Golan Mountains" and said that "Golan Mountains" have strategic significance for Israel. Therefore, the said heights should be considered as integral part of Israel instead of being considered as an occupied part of Israel. In December 2018 a draft resolution was presented in the US Senate and it is now going to be held in the beginning of the year 2019. It has been said that Israel's autonomy should be acknowledged on the "Golan Heights". Bill is presented in the Senate by Ted Cruise. He tried to become the Republican party candidate in presidential elections in 2016, but he lost in the initial phase compared to the Donald Trump, but his name still remains in the US presidential election in 2020 and is included in the list of potential candidates in the Republican Party. If the Donald Trump's difference in the popularity and this is possible, then the prospects of becoming Ted Cruise's presidential candidate are bright. Another senator also wrote a letter to the proposed resolution, while the other public representatives of the Republican Party and the Democratic Party are also trying to sign it so that it can be proposed national bills, gaining a broad consensus. Can the majority of the opinions be accepted by the opinion as "the guarantee of Israel's security can only be given to the "Golan Heights". This draft resolution also states that " Israel's security is part of the national security of the US". It should also be auspicious that after the statement of the US government official Benjamin Netanyahu already has indicated that America can recognize Israel's sovereignty on the "Golan Heights". In this context, we face a very dangerous situation in Syria's case. In future, any dialogue should be comprehensive and in all aspects of protection of regional autonomy and regional integrity. Iran and Turkey are demanding respite from the evening and its independence, but the plans and steps of separating shells from Golan are being quieted. It is not only a political mistake that will be harmful for the dispute of any dispute resolution, but it will also create a great political chaos and athletes in Syria, region and especially in the Arab world. In fact, the Arab "Jacobs What is the attitude of '' because they are of different ideas related to the future of the Arab world, but in my opinion, such people are in minority and politically it will not be wise to bring them even for it. That is why I expect that the arguments of the proposed resolution will be based on the belief that any countries will not be affected or disturbed because "Arab world suffers" and that they It has been ensured that there will be no more protests from here or from there or no diplomatic measures will be taken, but statements will be issued only to the vacant house only. The time now is my opinion that someone should be lubricated or at least a solid basis. The doctor has already left behind this matter and we have completely forgotten the justification. First of all, I want to say the Syrian government in its difficult circumstances that it should not be afraid of trying to protect its regional integrity and sovereignty, despite this serious challenge. He should immediately approach the United Nations Security Council and request his support for the Golan peaks being a occupied territory. It also stressed that Israel did not demand a withdrawal from the tops of Israel. It is being said that the current legal status of being a occupied area, and the security council's earlier claims are said to have been said about it. I demand from the Arab states that they support Syria, but encourage them to cooperate with the United Arab Emirates on a joint consolidation council. In this context, any move to Syria is more important than the return of its Arab League. But rather it will be a strong introduction to its return. I demand from all Arab countries to speed up the efforts of their collective responsibilities, to stimulate the efforts of all Arab countries. High-level embassies in all Arab countries of Washington are present. He talks with Senate members and its experts and establish a strong lobby for the defense of regional integrity. This will also help restore the reputation of political influence in the Arab countries of their host countries. The American move is absolutely illegal, and its acceptable justification is not that we should remain silent on it. In Arab countries, there are lobby agencies in Washington, I also demand them to protect their interests and help the Arab embassies. Keeping the peak peaks with them is in the strategic interests of the Arab world. If we succeed, then our reputation and credibility will be restored and will benefit from it. We face an open injustice and wrong attitude, we must correct it before we can take it to reality. We have to rise, otherwise we will have to repeat and its worth
  9. 15-02-2019 1. 'Poles collaborated with the Nazis': Netanyahu reignites Holocaust spat with Poland in Warsaw Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sparked a fresh diplomatic row with Poland after he defied the controversial Holocaust law, which criminalizes blaming the Polish state for the extermination of Jews. https://www.rt.com/news/451512-netanyahu-poland-collaboration-nazis/ 2. US-led anti-Iran circus in Warsaw unravels as farce A worth reading editorial by Finian Cunningham (born 1963) https://www.rt.com/op-ed/451478-Iran-conference-warsaw-us/ 3. Russia, Iran & Turkey talk long-term Syrian peace in Sochi as US and allies beat war drums in Warsaw Leaders from Russia, Turkey and Iran have descended on the Black Sea city of Sochi to discuss ways of ending Syria’s near-eight-year civil war. Meanwhile, hostile talk is emerging from a meeting of the US and its allies in Warsaw. https://www.rt.com/news/451451-putin-erdogan-rouhani-Syria-summit/ 4. ‘Dead on arrival’: US kicks off Iran summit in Poland, but where are those key European allies? Attended by over sixty countries but widely neglected by key EU nations, a controversial US-led meeting on Iran opens up in Warsaw, raising doubts that European allies will play to Washington’s tune when dealing with Tehran. https://www.rt.com/news/451444-poland-failed-summit-Iran/
  10. 14-02-2019 1. US drops record number of bombs on Afghanistan amid peace efforts with Taliban The US military dropped an eye-popping 7,362 bombs on Afghanistan last year, Pentagon data shows, making 2018 the most airstrike-abundant year for the country in at least a decade – even as the US seeks peace with the Taliban. https://www.rt.com/news/451437-airstrikes-us-record-afghanistan-2018/ 2. ‘Bordering racketeering’: Kremlin slams US sanctions bill as act of unfair competition Top Moscow officials have lashed out at a new US “bill from hell” which imposes sanctions on Russia’s banking and energy industry, but said the country is well prepared to face the “racketeering” penalties. https://www.rt.com/news/451438-us-sanctions-russia-racketeering/ 3. Imam Khamenei categorically dismisses talks with US as useless Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA): Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in a highly important statement issued on Wednesday on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran reiterated his firm opposition to talks with Washington, describing it as useless. http://en.abna24.com/news//Imam-Khamenei-Iran-must-not-back-down-from-revolutionary-ideals_928887.html 4. Iraq will not accept foreign military bases on its soil: PM Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA): Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi had told the visiting US defense chief that his country will accept no foreign military bases on its soil, just as it will not take dictates from outsiders. http://en.abna24.com/news//Iraq-will-not-accept-foreign-military-bases-on-its-soil-pm_928919.html 5. Palestinian teen succumbs to wounds sustained in Gaza protests Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA): A Palestinian teen succumbed, late Tuesday, to wounds he had sustained by Israeli forces last Friday during protests at the eastern borders of the al-Breij refugee camp in the central besieged Gaza Strip. http://en.abna24.com/news//palestinian-teen-succumbs-to-wounds-sustained-in-gaza-protests_928911.html 6. Iran's Velayati warns of Israeli-Arab coalition in Warsaw conf. Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA): Senior Adviser to Iran’s Leader Ali Akbar Velayati warned that the Warsaw conference is aimed at paving the ground for establishing Israeli-Arab coalition to weaken Palestine. http://en.abna24.com/news//irans-velayati-warns-of-israeli-Arab-coalition-in-warsaw-conf_928906.html 7. Syria affirms full support for Venezuelan President: Al-Jaafari Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA): Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari reiterated Syria’s full support to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and its categorical rejection of the US interferences in Venezuela’s affairs, calling upon the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) member states to adopt a unified stance in support of the legitimate government in Venezuela. http://en.abna24.com/news//Syria-affirms-full-support-for-venezuelan-president-al-jaafari_928899.html 8. Twenty-Three Bahrainis arrested in single day Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA): The number of arrests recorded across Bahrain on Tuesday rose to 23 as the kingdom’s security services raided homes in numerous towns and villages. http://en.abna24.com/news//twenty-three-bahrainis-arrested-in-single-day_928903.html
  11. Iran’s UN envoy denounces American coup attempt in Venezuela The Iranian deputy ambassador to the UN said the purpose of an American coup in Venezuela is to dominate the Latin American nation's oil resources. Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA): The Iranian deputy ambassador to the UN said the purpose of an American coup in Venezuela is to dominate the Latin American nation's oil resources. Addressing a Tuesday meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) about Venezuela, held at the United Nations Trusteeship Council, Eshaq Al-e-Habib called for an end to the US' hostile, illegal and provocative policies. The Iranian envoy described the current developments in Venezuela as a domestic issue that does not threaten regional or international peace and security, MNA reported. Al-e-Habib further emphasized that no foreign action can be taken without the explicit consent of the government and no one can instruct Venezuelans what to do or not do, which system to choose or what policies to adopt. "Most importantly, no country or organization has the right to determine which of the national institutions of another country is democratic or legal. According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, only the 'will of the people' will be the basis of legitimacy of the state," he stated. "It is an inherent right that shouldn't be subject to a condition such as the recognition of a foreign country or organization and should be strongly respected by every UN member state,” the Iranian envoy said, adding, “Hence, all the hostile policies of the United States and its illegal and provocative actions must be stopped.” On January 23, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guido announced himself as interim president with the support of the US and its allies. This act has been referred to as ‘the coup against the elected president, Nicholas Maduro.' Many countries, including Iran, Russia, China, Cuba, Turkey, South Africa, and Uruguay, have condemned the US position, stressing the need to respect Venezuela's sovereignty and territorial integrity. http://en.abna24.com/news//Iran’s-un-envoy-denounces-American-coup-attempt-in-venezuela_928923.html
  12. Terrorists target IRGC bus in southeastern Iran; 41 martyred, 3 wounded / Video Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA): The terrorists target bus carrying IRGC personnel in Khash-Zahedan raod in Iran's Sistan and Baluchestan Province on Wednesday evening. Acording to IRNA at least 20 martyred and 20 injured in terrorist attack. The so-called Jaish ul-Adl terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack. Local sources told ABNA reporter in Zahedan that 41 martyred and 3 wounded in the attack. According to ABNA reporter in Zahedan, the attacked bus was carrying IRGC personel from the province of Isfahan, who returned to Zahedan after the end of their duty . A statement released by the Quds Base of the IRGC's Ground Force said the bus was carrying 40 IRGC personnel. The statement also mentioned that the terrorists detonated a truck loaded with explosive materials as the bus was passing by. http://en.abna24.com/news//suicide-attack-on-irgc-bus-in-irans-sistan-and-baluchestan-at-least-20-martyrs-20-wounded_928932.html
  13. US Allies Japan and South Korea see Washington as ‘major threat’ to global security Japan and South Korea – US allies and home to a combined 82,000 US troops – see the United States as a “major threat” to global security. The Koreans fear the US more than North Korea, and more than anyone fears Russia. The world is a fearful place, a new Pew Research survey has found. Cyberattacks, Islamic terrorism, economic instability, and climate chaos are all considered threats to global security. https://www.rt.com/news/451319-korea-japan-fear-america/
  14. Asslamoalaikum, I am sorry to those worthy members who were bit annoyed by my rapid threads on different news daily. Some of the worth members suggested me to make a thready for daily news around the globe. So today I.e 13-02-2019 I am making this thread for daily news around the globe. Most of the news would be of "resistance" and "pro resistance" forces. Like though it may appear to some users that Venezuelan issue has nothing to do with resistance yet Venezuelan government is at right side of the history so we can share news about Venezuela. I shall try to participate daily. It is suggested that along with the news link/source must be mentioned in order to ascertain the authenticity of the news. Wasalam.
  15. Ok brother. I shall not post in Politics and News and return to Shia/Sunni dialogue forum.
  16. Dutch former anti-Muslim politician converts to Islam A former member of Geert Wilders' far-right Dutch party announced Monday that he has converted to Islam. Joram Van Klaveren said he made the switch from critic to convert while writing a book about Islam. "During that writing I came across more and more things that made my view on Islam falter," he told Dutch radio. Van Klaveren was a member of parliament for the Freedom Party (PVV) from 2010 to 2014, but quit the party after Wilders' asked supporters during a rally in 2014 if they wanted more or fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands, to which the crowd chanted “Fewer! Fewer! Fewer!” After leaving the PVV, Van Klaveren set up his own party, For Netherlands, but failed to win a seat in the 2017 national election and quit politics. Van Klaveren was a harsh critic of Islam during his time as PVV politician, saying "Islam is a lie" and "The Qur'an is poison," newspaper NRC reported. Asked in the newspaper interview if he feels guilty about these statements, Van Klaveren said he had been "simply wrong," adding that it was "PVV policy: everything that was wrong had to be linked to Islam in one way or another." Arnoud van Doorn, a former PVV official, was an earlier convert to Islam. Van Doorn congratulated Van Klaveren on his decision via Twitter, writing: " never thought that the PVV would become a breeding ground for converts."
  17. Senior PTI leader Aleem Khan arrested LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested senior PTI leader and Punjab Minister Aleem Khan, the spokesperson said Wednesday. The minister was summoned in assets beyond means case by the anti-graft body today and was taken into custody. According to family sources, the PTI minister has sent his resignation to the Chief Minister Usman Buzdar. Upon arrival at the NAB Lahore Office, the minister told journalists that he would talk to them but his staff was sent back. He had appeared before the NAB fourth time. Talking to Geo News, senior journalist Hamid Mir said that several PTI leaders were aware that NAB might arrest some party members in corruption references. PML-N leader Mohammed Zubair said that PTI ministers and advisors involved in cases must resign. Punjab Information Minister Fayyazul Chohan said PML-N should seek resignations from Opposition Leader in The National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif and Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz before asking PTI ministers to resign. Aleem Khan has not been charge sheeted yet and asking resignation from him is outrageous, the minister stated. Late last month, Chairman National Accountability Bureau Justice (R) Javed Iqbal during his visit to Lahore received briefing from Director General NAB Lahore on the latest position of various mega corruption cases. The mega cases included the of 56 public companies of Punjab government, Metro Bus project, cases against senior PTI leader Aleem Khan, Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif, Hamza Shahbaz, Ashiyana Scheme Paragon case, cases against Chaudhry’s of Gujrat and other mega corruption cases.
  18. “Dictators, butchers and extremists” backed by the US are leaving the Middle East in ruins, Iran’s foreign minister said, after Donald Trump labeled his country “the world’s leading sponsor of terror” and a “corrupt dictatorship.” “Iranians – including our Jewish compatriots – are commemorating 40 years of progress despite US pressure, just as Donald Trump again makes accusations against us,” Mohammed Javad Zarif told his Twitter followers, referring to the US president’s attacks on Iran in his 2019 State of the Union address. US hostility “has led it to support dictators, butchers and extremists, who’ve only brought ruin to our region,” Zarif stated. In his second SOTU address, Trump sought to justify recent US actions against Iran. He assured lawmakers that his administration “has acted decisively to confront the world’s leading state sponsor of terror: the radical regime in Iran.” Going further, Trump said the US had walked out of the “disastrous” Iranian nuclear deal – which was the result of years of talks and a concerted diplomatic effort by five world powers – “to ensure this corrupt dictatorship never acquires nuclear weapons.” The US also re-imposed the “toughest ever” sanctions on Iran, targeting its energy and transport sectors. Consequently, Iranian banks were suspended from accessing the global SWIFT financial messaging system. Zarif’s remarks are in tune with previous comments from Tehran. Just last year, the country’s top diplomat told his French counterpart that the US and its allies “have turned our region into a gunpowder depot by selling arms.” Later, the foreign minister issued the same message to Europe. “[The] US and Europeans should stop pouring hundreds of billions of dollars of weapons into our region instead of questioning Iran’s missiles,” Zarif wrote on Twitter. Washington has a large pool of allies in the Middle East, mainly among the oil-rich Gulf monarchies. Some of them are involved in the lingering civil war in Yemen, which has pushed the country to the brink of famine, while others are constantly blamed by international NGOs for human rights abuses and for silencing political dissent. That aside, the US has been fueling the Syrian war by continuously supplying opposition groups with arms, some of which eventually made their way into the hands of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorists and other extremist groups.
  19. Donald Trump has expressed full support for the Venezuelan opposition to oust President Nicolas Maduro from power, just as the country’s authorities announced they’d seized a cache of weapons, allegedly delivered from the US. The US-made weapons were discovered at the storage yard of Arturo Michelena International Airport in the Venezuelan city of Valencia, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday. The stash included at least 19 rifles and 118 magazines, high-caliber ammunition, as well as 90 radios and six mobile phones – and was likely sent from Miami, Florida on Sunday, authorities believe. An investigation to determine the intended recipient of the shipment has been launched. While the US never ruled out a military option to support Juan Guaidó’s claim to power, so far Washington has called for a peaceful transition of power in the Latin American country. “We stand with the Venezuelan people in their noble quest for freedom,” Donald Trump reiterated during his State of the Union Address on Tuesday, offering full support for the Venezuelan opposition and the leader of the National Assembly. “We condemn the brutality of Maduro regime,” Trump added blaming Caracas, and socialism in general, for the economic downfall of the country strangled by US sanctions. The opposition leader proclaimed himself interim president on January 23. In a matter of days, Guaidó received full support from Washington, as well as many of the EU and Latin American countries. Following the announcement, Venezuela witnessed massive rallies, both for and against Maduro. The Venezuelan government slammed the move as “a coup attempt” and warned against any international meddling or potential military action. Despite the opposition and even US officials urging Venezuelan officers and soldiers to defect, the army has so far mostly maintained its loyalty to the elected government, while President Maduro has repeatedly stressed that Venezuela will defend its sovereignty at any cost. https://twitter.com/PalenciaEndes/status/1092877981347926016 https://twitter.com/PalenciaEndes/status/1092877981347926016 https://twitter.com/PalenciaEndes/status/1092877981347926016
  20. I hope the majority of the members do not mind it.
  21. Russian scientists to synthesize 114th, 115th elements of Mendeleev’s Periodic Table PARIS, January 29. /TASS/. Russian scientists will hold the first experiments at the Super-Heavy Element Factory in Dubna near Moscow in April to synthesize the 114th and 115th elements of Mendeleev’s Periodic Table, Scientific Director of the Flerov Laboratory at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research Yuri Oganesyan told TASS on Tuesday. The world’s first Super-Heavy Element Factory (the DC-280 accelerator) was launched at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in December last year. The facility will help scientists synthesize and study new elements of Mendeleev’s Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. Today work has been actually launched at the world’s major nuclear physics centers to synthesize the 119th, 120th and 121st elements. The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research expects the Super-Heavy Element Factory to help it be the first to obtain these chemical elements. Now the lab is ready and a new accelerator was launched in December. Its intensity is ten times higher than the intensity that was until now… If everything proceeds as we are planning, in April we will stage an experiment, which we already held before, for the synthesis of the 114th and 115th elements but only in this experiment there will be a hundred times more these heavy atoms. This is what all this (the new lab) was done for. This is the so-called demonstration experiment: to obtain what you have already done but in a new quantity. This will be the first step," Oganesyan said during events devoted to the opening of the Year of Mendeleev’s Periodic Table. At the end of the year, the laboratory will be ready for synthesizing the 119th element, he said. "What interest does the 119th element evoke? The 118th is the last element in its row and the 119th is the first in a new row. So, will there be a big difference between them, a big leap? This has to be found," the scientist said. All the chemical elements heavier than the uranium are obtained in nuclear reactors or synthesized with the help of accelerators when the nuclei of other elements collide with each other. Element 119 tentatively called the ununennium will be the first in the 8th period of Mendeleev’s Table after it is synthesized. The UN General Assembly has proclaimed the year 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements, which is vivid demonstration of the periodic law discovered by Russian scientist Dmitry Mendeleev in 1869. This discovery will mark 150 years in 2019. The International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements is being officially opened on January 29 in Paris. PARIS, January 29. /TASS/. Russian scientists will hold the first experiments at the Super-Heavy Element Factory in Dubna near Moscow in April to synthesize the 114th and 115th elements of Mendeleev’s Periodic Table, Scientific Director of the Flerov Laboratory at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research Yuri Oganesyan told TASS on Tuesday. The world’s first Super-Heavy Element Factory (the DC-280 accelerator) was launched at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in December last year. The facility will help scientists synthesize and study new elements of Mendeleev’s Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. Today work has been actually launched at the world’s major nuclear physics centers to synthesize the 119th, 120th and 121st elements. The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research expects the Super-Heavy Element Factory to help it be the first to obtain these chemical elements. Now the lab is ready and a new accelerator was launched in December. Its intensity is ten times higher than the intensity that was until now… If everything proceeds as we are planning, in April we will stage an experiment, which we already held before, for the synthesis of the 114th and 115th elements but only in this experiment there will be a hundred times more these heavy atoms. This is what all this (the new lab) was done for. This is the so-called demonstration experiment: to obtain what you have already done but in a new quantity. This will be the first step," Oganesyan said during events devoted to the opening of the Year of Mendeleev’s Periodic Table. At the end of the year, the laboratory will be ready for synthesizing the 119th element, he said. "What interest does the 119th element evoke? The 118th is the last element in its row and the 119th is the first in a new row. So, will there be a big difference between them, a big leap? This has to be found," the scientist said. All the chemical elements heavier than the uranium are obtained in nuclear reactors or synthesized with the help of accelerators when the nuclei of other elements collide with each other. Element 119 tentatively called the ununennium will be the first in the 8th period of Mendeleev’s Table after it is synthesized. The UN General Assembly has proclaimed the year 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements, which is vivid demonstration of the periodic law discovered by Russian scientist Dmitry Mendeleev in 1869. This discovery will mark 150 years in 2019. The International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements is being officially opened on January 29 in Paris.
  22. Italy vetoed EU recognition of Venezuelan opposition leader Guaido Rome has effectively derailed an EU statement meant to recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim leader if President Nicolas Maduro fails to set up snap elections, a Five Star Movement source confirmed to RT. Italy announced the veto at an informal meeting of EU foreign ministers that started on January 31 in Romania, the source said. The statement, which was supposed to be delivered by EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini recognized Guaido as interim president if snap elections were not held. The European Parliament is the first European body to recognize Guaido “as the only legitimate interim president of the country until new free, transparent and credible presidential elections can be called in order to restore democracy.” The parliament urged the EU to follow suit but the effort stalled due to internal discord. A range of European nations have separately recognized the opposition chief as Venezuela’s acting president, including the United Kingdom, France, Sweden, Spain, and Austria. The coordinated move came after an eight-day deadline for Maduro to call presidential elections expired on Monday. The US announced that it is backing the new interim leader and pledged their full support immediately after what has been labeled “a coup” by officials in Caracas. However Russia, China, Turkey and Iran said they see Maduro as the only legitimate leader, warning against meddling in Venezuela’s domestic affairs. Maduro himself rejected the EU ultimatum but promised to push for political reform. He suggested that parliamentary elections be held earlier than 2020, arguing that the National Assembly – a legislative body dominated by the opposition and headed by Guaido – needs to be “re-legitimized.” Following the announcement, Venezuela witnessed massive rallies, both for and against Maduro. Some of the country’s high-ranking officials, including a defense attaché in the US, voiced their support for Guaido, but the majority remained loyal to Maduro, including the army Political turmoil escalated in Venezuela after a plummeting economy led to skyrocketing prices, and management flaws left most of its population in poverty.
  23. It is unfortunate that like Shiachat.com Presstv.ir is also blocked in Pakistan and it is not easy to access both of these sites from Pakistan. Pakistan is still under the influence of devils triangle United States-KSA-Israel and all the media outlets of Pakistan rely on biased Arabic media for news about Middle East.
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