Exit of US from 'Iran Nuclear Deal' & shifting of US Embassy to Jerusalem
Gaza violence not linked to relocation of US embassy in Jerusalem – Nikki Haley, US ambassador to UN
New York: ‘For the last many years, terrorist organisation Hamas has been inciting violence in the Gaza Strip. This violence had been going on even before the United States moved its embassy to Jerusalem. Therefore, the current violence in Gaza and the relocation of the US embassy cannot be linked. This violence is the handiwork of the terrorists who refuse to accept the very existence of Israel’, criticised Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the United Nations (UN).
Declare Jihad against United States for Jerusalem: al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri
Washington: ‘The United States President has exposed the real face of a modern religious war to the world, by transferring the US embassy to Jerusalem. He is not interested in retreat or peace. Severe resistance and Jihad are the only way to answer him’, were the words used by the al-Qaeda Chief ‘Ayman al-Zawahiri’ to appeal to the Islamic world to declare ‘Jihad’ against the United States. The al-Qaeda Chief Zawahiri released a five minute video on Sunday.
Turkey recalls envoys from US & Israel, in protest of the Jerusalem embassy move & action on Palestinians
ondon: ‘I will not allow this day to be remembered as the day when Jerusalem was lost to the Islamic world. Turkey is determined to stand firmly behind the Palestinian people. Israeli violence against the Palestinian protestors is a human tragedy which amounts to genocide’, Turkish President Recep Erdogan said in his bitter criticism against Israel. At the same time, Turkey has recalled its Ambassadors from Israel and the United States in protest against these developments.
US Navy on high alert in the Persian Gulf as possibility of Iranian attack increases
Washington: ‘The possibility of an Iranian attack over the Persian Gulf has increased after the nuclear treaty has been scrapped. In view of this, the US Navy has been put on high alert in this region’, a senior US Naval official made this declaration as a warning to Iran. In the last few days, the Iranian leaders have threatened the United States of dire consequences. The United States having taken these threats seriously seems to have enhanced the preparedness of the US Navy in the Persian Gulf.
United States uses veto over the resolution against Israel in the UN
Brussels: The proposal in the UN Security Council against Israeli action in the Gaza Strip was overruled by the United States by exercise of veto. The proposal alleged that the Israeli military had used oppressive measures against the Palestinian protesters. But the United States dismissed this proposal saying that the Israeli military acted in self-defence. 60 people were killed and more than 2700 were injured in the Israeli military action against the violent protests by Palestinians near the Israel border. After this action, the total number of people killed during these protests, which continued for more than six weeks on the Israeli border, has exceeded 100.
Jerusalem will continue to remain the capital of Palestine for the Islamic world, warns Turkish President Erdogan
London: Even before the United States opened the US Embassy in Jerusalem, there had been strong reactions about it from the Middle East. Once again targeting Israel and the US, Turkish President Recep Erdogan, known for his aggressive stand about Palestine, has clearly warned that for the Islamic world, Jerusalem will continue to remain the capital of Palestine. He appealed that Israel should be tolerant about the Palestinian protests to be held on Monday and warned that history will not forget the injustice meted out to the Palestinians.
If Israel crosses “Red Line”, next attack will be on its heart, threatens Hezbollah Chief Hassan Nasrallah
Beirut: Hezbollah Chief Hassan Nasrallah warned, “A new series of conflict has been initiated last week by firing 55 rockets from Syria on Israel’s Golan Hills region. But if Israel crosses the ‘Red Line’ with any more attacks on Syria, we will directly hit at the heart of Israel instead of Golan’. Nasrallah has tried to further incite Israel with his statement that the ineffectiveness of Israel’s air defence system was exposed by the 55 rocket attacks carried out on the Israeli posts.
Protests along Israeli border by Palestinians ready to sacrifice their lives will be decisive, warns Hamas leader ‘Yahya Sinwar’
Gaza Strip: The Palestinian protests on the Israel border will become more aggressive in the next week and will prove to be decisive. More than a hundred thousand Palestinians including the Hamas leaders are willing to sacrifice their lives for this, warned the Hamas leader ‘Yahya Sinwar’. In a meeting on Wednesday Yahya Sinwar clearly warned that Hamas will not stop these protests even after appeals from anyone. Israel is celebrating its 70th Independence Day on 14th of May. The United States also will be inaugurating their embassy in Jerusalem on that day. Hamas has threatened to make a direct attack on the Israeli border on the same day.
United States and UAE impose harsh sanctions on Iran, ‘Revolutionary guards’ and ‘Quds force’ on target
Washington/Dubai: After US President Donald Trump announced withdrawal from the nuclear deal, there have been aggressive movements to increase pressure on Iran. The United States and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have announced imposition of sanctions on six individuals and three companies from Iran. These individuals and companies are connected with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and Quds Force and have been accused of misappropriation of millions of dollars during the sanctions period.
Germany and Russia agree to continue the Iran nuclear deal, even after US sanctions
Moscow: ‘The UN Security Council has taken the decision about sanctions against Iran. We don’t wish to interfere with that. The United States has taken its decision and started action. President Trump has clarified the position of the United States on this issue. However, we will take due care to not let the Iranian nuclear deal end. This will be our common goal,’ were the words used by Germany and Russia to express their consensus about saving the Iran nuclear deal.