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Showing posts with label world news. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

$3m Bounty Placed On Donald Trump By Iranian Lawmaker

$3m Bounty Placed On Donald Trump By Iranian Lawmaker

According to reports, a $3 million reward has been placed on President Donald Trump for anyone who assassinate him.

$3m Bounty Placed On Donald Trump By Iranian Lawmaker

The bounty has been placed by an Iranian lawmaker who adds that, the Islamic republic could avoid threats if it had nuclear weapons.

Since Trump pulled Washington out of Tehran’s nuclear agreement with world powers in 2018 and reimposed sanctions on the country, there has been tensions which has steadily ramped up.

The standoff sparked tit-for-tat military strikes this month.

The city of Kerman is the hometown of revered military commander Qassem Soleimani, whose killing in a drone strike ordered by Trump on Jan. 3 in Baghdad prompted Iran to launch missiles at US targets in Iraq.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

US Vow To Strike Iran, Reveals When

US Vow To Strike Iran, Reveals When

According to the defense secretary Mark Esper, the United States, has vowed to strike Iran and its proxies where legally available and appropriate.

US Vow To Strike Iran, Reveals When

He made this known in an interview on Monday, adding that the U.S. has the constitutional authority to strike Iranian proxies in Iraq and on Iran’s home soil in retaliation for attacks on American forces.

Mark however maintain that, the Authorization for Use of Military Force Resolution gives the U.S. military the right to attack Iranian-backed proxies in Iraq.

Quoting the President's power under Article II of the Constitution, Mark insisted that, the president's power would allow the U.S. to strike Iran in the event that U.S. interests are targeted.

He said;

We hold Iran responsible for its proxies, and we will retain the right to exercise self-defense and take action were legally available and appropriate to hold those proxies accountable for their actions.

He maintain that, the Trump administration killed powerful Iranian General, Qassem Soleimani out of self-defense.

He added;

There was a complete agreement based on what he had done and what he was planning to do, the broader attack that he was orchestrating in the region that would be bigger in scale and would likely result in open hostilities, that this was a compelling target to take out.

The United States is safer today than we were a few weeks ago because we eliminated the world’s foremost terror, Qassem Soleimani, who has the blood of hundreds of American soldiers and Marines on his hands.


Monday, January 13, 2020

Five Countries Meet To Decide Action Against Iran

Five Countries Meet To Decide Action Against Iran

Following Iran's admission on Saturday that its military “unintentionally” shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 on board. It also attributed to human errors.

Five Countries Meet To Decide Action Against Iran

It is certain that Iran is in for trouble as five nations whose citizens were on board the Ukrainian international airliner shot down by Iran will meet in London on Thursday.

According to the Ukrainian minister, the meeting is to discuss possible legal action against Iran.

This was disclosed by Ukraine’s foreign minister, Vadym Prystaiko, on Monday.

Prystaiko maintain that, the countries would also discuss compensation and the investigation into the incident.

He said;

We have created this group of foreign ministers from the grieving nations. On January 16, we will meet in person in London to discuss the ways, including legal, how we are following this up, how we are prosecuting them [Iran].




Saturday, January 11, 2020

Ukraine Reacts To Iran's Admission, Gives Conditions For Peace

Ukraine Reacts To Iran's Admission, Gives Conditions For Peace

Following the Ukraine International Airlines plane which crashed on Wednesday shortly after Iran launched missiles at bases hosting American forces in Iraq in response to the killing of Qasem Soleimani, one of Iran’s top generals, in a US drone strike.

Ukraine Reacts To Iran's Admission, Gives Conditions For Peace

The plane went down on the outskirts of Tehran during takeoff just hours after Iran launched a barrage of missiles at US forces in Iraq

Ukraine has reacted to Iran’s clarifications that it actually fired down the airline that killed over 170 passengers on Wednesday.

However, Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelensky has issued a statement following Iran’s claim that it accidentally fired down the plane.


Zelensky’s statement said;

This morning was not a good one but it brought the truth. Even before the International Commission could finish its work, Iran admitted to shooting down the Ukrainian plane.

But we insist on a full admission of guilt. We expect Iran to conduct a full and open investigation, bring those responsible to justice, return the bodies of the deceased, pay compensation and issue official apologies through diplomatic channels.

We hope that the investigation will continue without artificial delays and obstacles. Our 45 professionals need full access and engagement to establish justice
Iran Finally Admits Shooting Down Ukrainian Plane

Iran Finally Admits Shooting Down Ukrainian Plane

The Ukraine International Airlines plane crashed on Wednesday shortly after Iran launched missiles at bases hosting American forces in Iraq in response to the killing of Qasem Soleimani, one of Iran’s top generals, in a US drone strike.

Iran Finally Admits Shooting Down Ukrainian Plane

After blaming US adventurism for the disaster, Iran on Saturday confirmed suspicions that its missile system shot down the Ukraine Airlines plane killing 176 people.

Iran said it unintentionally shot down the plane, calling it an “unforgivable mistake”, In an apologia on Saturday.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tweeted;

The Islamic Republic of Iran deeply regrets this disastrous mistake.

Armed Forces’ internal investigation has concluded that regrettably missiles fired due to human error caused the horrific crash of the Ukrainian plane & death of 176 innocent people.

Investigations continue to identify & prosecute this great tragedy & unforgivable mistake.

His twitter post;

The admission came a day after Iran’s civil aviation chief denied claims that the plane had been shot down, as international pressure mounted on Tehran to conduct a credible investigation after several Western governments blamed a missile strike

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Pope Francis Sends Message To US, Iran Over War Threats

Pope Francis Sends Message To US, Iran Over War Threats

The head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State, pop Francis has pleaded with the US and Iran to avert a wider conflict in the Middle East.

Pope Francis Sends Message To US, Iran Over War Threats

Following the the current crisis between the two countries, the pop has urged the United States of America and Iran to avoid escalation and pursue “dialogue and self-restraint.”

The pope made his appeal, in a yearly speech that has come to be known as his “State of the World” address to ambassadors accredited to the Vatican on Wednesday.

Pop Francis told diplomats from more than 180 states, he said;

Particularly troubling are the signals coming from the entire region following the heightening of tensions between Iran and the United States.

The tensions risked compromising the gradual process of rebuilding in Iraq, as well as setting the groundwork for a vaster conflict that all of us would want to avert.

After launching over 15 missiles on US targets in Iraq on Wednesday in retaliation to the death of Qassem Soleimani, who was buried on Tuesday.

Iran has further issued another warning that any US retaliation to the missile attacks in Baghdad would lead to an all-out war in the Middle East.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Iran Launched Ballistic Missiles At Bases Housing US Troops

Iran Launched Ballistic Missiles At Bases Housing US Troops

Iran launched a ballistic missile attack at two Iraqi bases which house US troops, in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Iran Launched Ballistic Missiles at Bases Housing US Troops

The attacks were Iran's response to the US killing last week of top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad. Iran has called that attack an "act of war" and "state terrorism" and vowed a response.

So far it seems that there were no casualties. US military sources said troops were given enough warning to reach shelters before the missiles struck.

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted in the early hours of Wednesday morning after that attack, that Iran did not "seek escalation or war."

He tweeted;


Though the US President Donald Trump has not issued a formal statement, but he wrote on Twitter;



Iran Tells US President Trump What He Must Do

Iran Tells US President Trump What He Must Do

In an interview on Tuesday, the Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has asked US President Donald Trump to apologize for the killing of the country’s top military commander, Qasem Soleimani.

Iran Tells US President Trump  What He Must Do

Zarif, insist that Trump should apologize for his act of “state terrorism”

He said:

This is an act of aggression against Iran and amounts to an armed attack against Iran, and we will respond. But we will respond proportionally not disproportionally.

We will respond lawfully, we are not lawless people like President Trump.

Recounting Trump’s vow to bomb 52 Iranian sites, Zarif said those comments showed Trump “has no respect for international law and is prepared to commit war crimes, attacking cultural sites is a war crime.

He added;

President Trump, after watching the crowds (Soleimani’s funeral), must stop threatening these people who will be further enraged by his threats — his threats will not frighten us.

A war was started a long time ago by the United States, the United States destroyed stability in this region, the United States undermined security in this region.

However, the Iranian parliament has voted to designate the U.S. Army and Pentagon as terrorist entities.

According to reports, the parliament also permitted the government to allocate 200 million euros from the National Development Fund for the elite Quds Force.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

UK, France, Germany, Italy Meeting On US-Iran Crisis

UK, France, Germany, Italy Meeting On US-Iran Crisis

The EU however is scrambling for ways to contain the growing tensions in two major flashpoints on its periphery, as Iran threatens revenge for the death of Qasem Soleimani in a US drone strike in Baghdad on Friday.

UK, France, Germany, Italy Meeting On US-Iran Crisis

In an action to reduce this tension, the foreign ministers of Britain, France, Germany, and Italy along with the EU diplomatic chief will hold talks in Brussels Tuesday on the Iran and Libya crises, according to officials.

The British foreign ministry said the talks would cover the fallout from the US killing of a top Iranian general as well as Tehran’s latest step back from the 2015 nuclear deal.

The situation in Libya, where strongman Khalifa Haftar’s forces have seized the coastal city of Sirte, is also the agenda.

British foreign minister Dominic Raab will hold a one-on-one meeting with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian, who has warned Iran against retaliating over Soleimani’s death, before joining the German and Italian ministers for talks on Libya.

According to British's foreign minister,he said;

The foreign secretary is travelling to Brussels today for talks with his European counterparts on the situation in the Middle East following the death of Soleimani and on the escalating conflict in Libya.

The E3 will then meet to discuss the tensions between the US and Iran with all three pushing for de-escalation.

The talks will also cover the nuclear deal following Iran’s latest announcement on Sunday that it is withdrawing from further commitments in the deal.

Though the time for the meetings have not yet been announced.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Dark Day Awaits US - Soleimani's Daughter, Zeinab

Dark Day Awaits US - Soleimani's Daughter, Zeinab

Following the death of Soleimani there is  inflamed tensions in the Middle East resulting in a series of war threats from both America and Iran with the Middle East country’s latest threat to retaliate the assassination of their general.

Dark Day Awaits US - Soleimani's Daughter, Zeinab

The daughter of the slain Iranian army chief, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Zeinab Soleimani has vowed that her father’s death must be retaliated.

Zeinab told the crowd at her father’s funeral procession in Tehran that the US and Israel faced a “dark day” for his death.

Trump had issued a strong warning to Iran, vowing to hit 52 Iranian sites “very hard” if the Middle East country attacked Americans or United States assets.

Trump’s threat came after Iran earlier said it had identified 32 US sites to strike in retaliation for the killing of Soleimani.

Zainab Soleimani said, “Crazy Trump, don’t think that everything is over with my father’s martyrdom,” she said in an address broadcast on state television.
Iran Places $80m Bounty On Trump’s Head

Iran Places $80m Bounty On Trump’s Head

As the high tension between the US and Iranian Government grows, what might happen next is uncertain and the curiosity that these actions might result in 3rd world war rises a great concern.

Iran Places $80m Bounty On Trump’s Head

In a latest development, Iran has put a bounty of $80 million on American President Donald Trump’s head.

This decision was declared during the televised funeral of Maj. General Qasem Soleimani.

During the televised funeral of Soleimani, official state broadcasters said one US dollar would be tabled for every Iranian in the country, with the cash going to whoever killed the US President.

According to the announcement;

Iran has 80 million inhabitants. Based on the Iranian population, we want to raise $80million (£61million) which is a reward for those who get close to the head of President Trump.

This comes after Iran’s preeminent military commander, was killed on Friday in a US drone strike on his convoy at Baghdad airport.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

'If they Attack Us, We Will Hit Back, Trump Says After Acquiring $2Trn Military Equipments

'If they Attack Us, We Will Hit Back, Trump Says After Acquiring $2Trn Military Equipments

As the heated tension grows between the two countries, Iran and the US, the Two leaders have since Friday issues much threat that ignites curiosity in the mind of many as uncertainty of what will happen next takes the centre.

'If they Attack Us, We Will Hit Back, Trump Says After Acquiring $2Trn Military Equipments

Following An airstrike ordered by US President Donald Trump that killed the Quds Force chief, Qassem Soleimani, as well as Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. Iran is ready to retaliate the killing of military commander, Soleimani.

The vow to retaliate was confirmed when Iran hosted its red flag of war which clearly indicates that there is no slowing down in its move to revenge the killing of Soleimani.

Following the numerous threats from the Iranian Government of retaliation, the president of the US took to Twitter to express his readiness for Iran.

President Trump announce that The United States has spent Two Trillion Dollars on Military Equipment. The biggest and by far the BEST in the World! If Iran attacks an American Base, or any American.

Taking to his twitter handle, the president wrote;

The United States just spent Two Trillion Dollars on Military Equipment. We are the biggest and by far the BEST in the World! If Iran attacks an American Base, or any American, we will be sending some of that brand new beautiful equipment their way...and without hesitation!

He added;

They attacked us, & we hit back. If they attack again, which I would strongly advise them not to do, we will hit them harder than they have ever been hit before!

His post;


Trump added;
Though the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the airstrikes disrupted an "imminent attack" in the region that put American lives at risk.

The US is sending thousands of additional troops to the Middle East in response, according to a US defense official.
End Of US Malign Presence In West Asia Has Begun - Iran Declares

End Of US Malign Presence In West Asia Has Begun - Iran Declares

Javad Zarif, the Iranian Foreign minister declared that the work to end “US malign presence in West Asia had begun."

End Of US Malign Presence In West Asia Has Begun - Iran Declares

The Minister has mocked the US secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, describing him as an ‘arrogant clown.’

He stated this in a tweet on Saturday which was accompanied by a five-photo collage showing hordes of people waving flags and filling the streets.

Zarif's Twitter post;


During Saturday's funeral procession for Qassem Soleimani, who was killed on Friday by the US airstrike ordered by President Donald Trump, Thousands of furious mourners thronged in the streets of Baghdad. The mourners chanted “Death to America” and “America is the Great Satan” as they walked beside Soleimani and al-Muhandis’ coffins.

Iran yesterday hosted its red flag of war which clearly indicates that there is no slowing down in its move to revenge the killing of Soleimani.
White House Has Formally Informed The House Of Reps After Solaimani Killing

White House Has Formally Informed The House Of Reps After Solaimani Killing

Following complaints from the Democrats that President Donald Trump did not notify legislators or seek approval for the attack that killed Qassem Soleimani.

White House Has Formally Informed The House Of Reps After Solaimani Killing

The White House has formally informed the House of Representatives about the drone attack. The classified notification from the White House was sent under a 1973 US law called the War Powers Act.

Under the US constitution, The War Power Act requires the legislative to notify Congress within 48 hours of committing armed forces to military action or imminent actions.

Nancy Pelosi, the house Speaker, who is a Democrat, said it raised more questions than it answered.

According to her;

This document prompts serious and urgent questions about the timing, manner and justification of the Administration’s decision to engage in hostilities against Iran.

She added that, "highly unusual” decision to classify the entire document compounded her concerns and “suggests that the Congress and the American people are being left in the dark about our national security.”

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Avoid Travel To Iraq, Iran - British Govt Advises Citizens

Avoid Travel To Iraq, Iran - British Govt Advises Citizens

Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, was killed in the strike at Baghdad International Airport.

Avoid Travel To Iraq, Iran - British Govt Advises Citizens

The murder shocked the Islamic republic and sparked fears of a new war in the Middle East.

Following the death of the Iranian General, tensions have heightened in the Middle East region, the British government have advice, it's nationals against all travel to Iraq and advise against all but essential travel to Iran.

Britain’s Foreign Office said in a statement;

Following the death of Qasem Soleimani and heightened tensions in the region… We now advise British nationals against all travel to Iraq (and) we now advise against all but essential travel to Iran.

The first job of any government is to keep British people safe.

Given heightened tensions in the region, (we) now advise people not to travel to Iraq, with the exception of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and to consider carefully whether it’s essential to travel to Iran. We will keep this under review.
However, the British Foreign Office urged UK nationals in the region to “remain vigilant and monitor the media carefully.”
Iran Blows Hot, As US Citizens Flee Iraq Over Tension

Iran Blows Hot, As US Citizens Flee Iraq Over Tension

Following An airstrike ordered by US President Donald Trump that killed the Quds Force chief, Qassem Soleimani, as well as Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. Iran is ready to retaliate the killing of military commander, Soleimani.

Iran Blows Hot, As US Citizens Flee Iraq Over Tension

However, The US embassy in Baghdad had urged all its citizens to leave Iraq immediately.

Thousands of US citizens working for foreign oil companies in the southern Iraqi oil city of Basra left the country on Friday, the oil Ministry said.

Iraqi officials said the evacuation would not affect operations, production or exports.
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For the meantime, as preparations were being made for Soleimani’s body to be transferred to Iran, the flags at Iranian embassies abroad were ordered to fly at half-mast.

The date for the funeral has yet to be announced.

Keyvan Khosravi, the Iran's National Security Council spokesman, while responding to the US's killing of Soleimani, said;

The legal, political, security, and military consequences of this crime is on the US government.

The costs that Washington has to pay will be much more severe than the mirage-like achievements of this sort of blind moves.
Iran Ready To Retaliate Death Of General, Killed By US

Iran Ready To Retaliate Death Of General, Killed By US

Qasem Soleimani, who was an Iranian major general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was killed in a targeted U.S. airstrike on 3 January 2020 in Baghdad, Iraq. Also killed were Popular Mobilization Forces members. Soleimani was posthumously promoted to lieutenant general.

Iran Ready To Retaliate Death Of General, Killed By US

Following the heated death of the Iran general, Qasem Suleimani, Iran has reportedly set in motion its threat to America that it would retaliate the killing of military commander.

Hours after the incident, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei appointed a tough Brigadier General, Esmail Qaani (Ghaani), as the new commander.

In his announcement, Khamenei described Qaani as “one of the most distinguished Revolutionary Guard commanders”.

Qaani was a close and trusted aide to Soleimani, and fought in the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s. He also served as an intelligence official in the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC).

Qaani is known for his extremist opposition to Israel, similar to Soleimani, and was one of the key figures in Iran’s involvement in the Syrian civil war.
Oil Prices Moved Higher After Murder Of Iranian General In US Airstrike

Oil Prices Moved Higher After Murder Of Iranian General In US Airstrike

A sharp escalation of tensions between the United States and Iran has caused crude oil prices to surge.

Oil Prices Moved Higher After Murder Of Iranian General In US Airstrike

Oil prices moved higher Friday after a top Iranian general was killed in a US airstrike ordered by President Donald Trump.

According to reports, global benchmark, jumped 3.6% to settle at $68.60 per barrel on Friday. US oil futures gained 3.1%, settling at $63.05 per barrel.

Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, was killed in the strike at Baghdad International Airport.

The killing of the powerful Iranian general risks further escalating tensions in the Middle East, which is home to major oil producing countries and key energy supply routes.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a statement that his country would take revenge for the killing of Soleimani.


Saturday, December 28, 2019

Zambian President Cut His Wages, As Electricity, Fuel Price Rises

Zambian President Cut His Wages, As Electricity, Fuel Price Rises

Following the price of petrol which gained 10 percent to 17.62 kwacha ($1.27) per litre on Thursday, while that for diesel fuel rose by 9.6 percent to 15.59 kwacha. And the cost of electricity is to rise by 115 per cent starting January 1.

Zambian President Cut His Wages, As Electricity, Fuel Price Rises

Many Zambians took to social media to  vent their anger following the stiff hikes for electricity and fuel.

Expressing concern over the new development, Zambian President Edgar Lungu cut his salary and those of senior cabinet ministers on Friday, as higher electricity and fuel prices take effect, his office said.

The cut in the president’s salary and those of senior ministers is in the range of 15 to 20 per cent. This include reducing travel by senior government officials.

In a statement, Lungu’s press aide Isaac Chipampe said;

The money realised will go into cushioning the impact on the vulnerable in society. The money realised from this decision will go towards ameliorating the impact that the increase would have brought on the masses.

The president was aware of the suffering  the Zambians were going through as a result of the tariff hikes but the economy would rebound in 2020 owing to measures  the government has put in place.


Wednesday, December 25, 2019

See The Crazy Thing A Man Did After Robbing A Bank

See The Crazy Thing A Man Did After Robbing A Bank

An older man on Monday afternoon storm a banking Hall with a weapon, threaten the bank and cart away with money.

See The Crazy Thing A Man Did After Robbing A Bank

A Colorado Springs bank got a surprised Christmas full of drama as the money stolen from the bank was not retained for personal use but spread in the air as Christmas gift.

The suspect identified as David Wayne Oliver took a page from another man with a white beard, according to a witness.

Dion Pascale, an eyewitness said;

He robbed the bank, came out, threw the money all over the place, He started throwing money out of the bag and then said, 'Merry Christmas!'

Bystanders gathered the scattered cash and returned it to the bank teller as the suspect walked next door to the Starbucks and waited for the police.

David was taken into custody at the coffee shop, police said. It is unclear if Oliver has representation.