Category: threats

Iran considered to hang on to nuclear deal amid US sanctions, threats 0

Iran considered to hang on to nuclear deal amid US sanctions, threats

On May 15, the US Treasury Department announced it was imposing sanctions against Iran’s central bank governor and another senior bank official, accusing them of involvement in the transfer of millions of dollars on behalf of the Revolutionary Guard to Hezbollah, and designating them “terrorists”. The sanctions did not directly target Iran’s central bank. But…

Honduran journalists face increasing threats and intimidation 0

Honduran journalists face increasing threats and intimidation

Harassment, suspicious phone calls, and restricted access to government sources have become routine for Honduran journalist and human rights defender Dina Meza, who says she is one of many media workers threatened for challenging authorities in her country. Honduras is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, according to Reporters Without…

Mike Pompeo: US ‘deeply involved’ over Iran ‘threats’ 0

Mike Pompeo: US ‘deeply involved’ over Iran ‘threats’

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out at Iran during a tour of the Middle East in advance of a crucial White House decision on whether to quit the nuclear deal with Tehran. Pompeo on Sunday accused Iran of destabilising the Middle East, including through its support for Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and Houthi…

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US ready to work with Qatar to ‘deter’ exterior threats

Senior US officials have said Washington was ready to ‘deter and confront’ external threats to Qatar’s territorial integrity at a meeting between leading representatives from the two countries. Officials including US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defence James Mattis met their Qatari counterparts Foreign Minister Mohammed Al-Thani and Defence Minister Khalid Al-Attiyah…

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Will the UN venture US threats over Jerusalem?

The United Nations General Assembly is due to vote on Washington’s controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in the face of unprecedented US intimidation. Although the vote on Thursday will be non-binding, it is expected to pass easily in the 193-member UN body. This prompted US ambassador to the UN Nikki…

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Egypt’s journalists face ‘extraordinary’ threats

This has been described as “the worst time to be a journalist” in Egypt’s history. As the year comes to an end, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s government stands accused by rights groups of instilling fear through a series of draconian restrictions on the media. The US-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) dubs the country “one of the world’s…