Posts Tagged ‘Minister’

Guaido is a “Fake President”. “Lima Group” to Meet in Canada: Open Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Re: “Lima Group” meeting of February 20, 2020 in Gatineau, Quebec 18 February 2020 Dear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: I am addressing you as a concerned Canadian regarding Canada’s foreign policy position vis-à-vis Venezuela. Your government has announced a meeting of the so-called Lima Group on February 20, 2020 for the reported purpose of “build[ing] on […]

Hungarian Foreign Minister Says UN’s Push For Mass Migration Threatens ‘Whole of Humanity’

The UN is funding programs that encourage people in third-world countries to leave their homelands and migrate to the United States and European nations, according to Hungarian foreign minister Péter Szijjárt. Instead of spending money on counter-terrorism, the UN is spending funds on facilitating a program of mass migration that threatens the “whole of humanity.”, […]

Hardline transportation minister scrambles after embrace from women’s group

Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich, the religiously conservative head of the National Union faction, denied Monday that he had helped the pluralistic women’s group Women of the Wall set up a tefillin laying stand at a train terminal in Tel Aviv. The denial came after Women of the Wall thanked Smotrich profusely in a press release […]

Knesset grants immunity from prosecution to former minister Haim Katz

Knesset members voted on Monday in favor of granting Likud MK Haim Katz parliamentary immunity from a criminal probe into charges of fraud and breach of trust, preventing Attorney General Avihai Mandelblit from filing an indictment against the former minister. MKs voted by 62 to 43 in favor of one request by Katz arguing that […]

West Karoun oilfields production up five-fold in past 6 years: Iran minister

Reuters – Oil production at the West Karoun oilfields in southwest Iran has increased five-fold in the past six years, Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Saturday, according to the news site of the oil ministry SHANA. SHANA did not give a figure for the increase in production. Last year, Iran eyed 300,000 barrels […]

Britain’s pro-Israel finance minister forced out in cabinet reshuffle

UK Treasury chief Sajid Javid, a staunch supporter of Israel, resigned Thursday, in a shock development that came as Prime Minister Boris Johnson shook up his Conservative government. Johnson spent Thursday firing and appointing ministers to key Cabinet posts. Javid’s exit was a surprise as he had been widely expected to keep his job. His […]

No military aspect to Iran’s satellite carriers: Defense minister

Press TV – Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says Iran’s satellite carriers have nothing to do with its military activities and lie completely outside the country’s defensive practices. “The satellite carriers have nothing to do with the subject of missiles, and constitute a completely non-defensive and non-military issue,” Hatami said following a government meeting […]

Iran to launch Zafar Satellite within hours: ICT Minister

IRNA – Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi in a message said that Zafar Satellite will be launched within hours. He wrote in his Instagram page that count-down for launching has started. Earlier, he had appreciated the efforts made by Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami, saying Iranian Simorgh weighs over […]

Iran outstrips Qatar in gas extraction from joint field: Oil minister

Tasnim – Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said the country’s daily extraction of natural gas from the South Pars gas field has overtaken Qatar’s daily output from the joint field. Speaking to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting on Tuesday night, Zanganeh highlighted the rise in gas extraction from joint fields with neighboring countries […]

Defense Minister: Iran self-sufficient in arms production

Tasnim – Iran has gained self-sufficiency in the arms industry, Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said. In a meeting with a group of military commanders in the southeastern city of Chabahar on Sunday, General Hatami said the victory of the Islamic Revolution helped Iran achieve self-sufficiency and self-reliance in the defense and military equipment […]

Defense Minister warns of Iran’s crushing response to any aggression

Tasnim – Iran’s Defense Minister warned the enemies that any act of aggression against the country will draw a crushing response from the Iranian Armed Forces. In comments at a school near Iran’s southeastern city of Chabahar on Saturday, Brigadier General Amir Hatami cautioned the enemies that any action against the Iranian nation’s security or […]

Health minister denies outbreak of coronavirus in Iran

Tasnim – Iran’s Minister of Health Saeed Namaki said on Tuesday there were no cases of coronavirus in the Islamic Republic, quashing rumors that two persons have been diagnosed with the virus in the city of Yazd. Speaking at a meeting of presidents of Iranian medical universities, Namaki said there has not been any confirmed […]

Interior minister claims officials already prepping West Bank annexation

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri said Monday that officials were beginning the administrative work required to implement an expected Israeli annexation of an unspecified part of the West Bank. “As interior minister, I’m telling you that on the municipal side, we’re already starting to prepare the administrative work. There are many challenges that must be dealt […]

Controversy-hit Genesis Prize distances itself from prime minister

The Genesis Prize Foundation announced Monday that the Prime Minister’s Office would no longer be involved with the prestigious prize, in an attempt to distance the award from perceptions that it is political in nature. Two years ago, Israel-born actress Natalie Portman, refused to come to Jerusalem and receive the honor because it was to […]

Oman’s foreign minister meets Iran’s foreign minister Zarif – Tweet

Reuters – Oman’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah will meet Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Tehran on Sunday to discuss maritime security in the Hormuz strait, Oman’s foreign ministry tweeted. Oman maintains friendly ties with both the United States and Iran and has previously been a go-between for […]

‘Pakistan has far better minds than India’: Pak government minister’s peculiar pitch to Netflix unleashes slew of criticism

In a tweet congratulating a Pakistani TV channel for airing a drama he enjoyed, Fawad Chaudhry called on the streaming giants to invest in the Islamic republic. “I yet again ask @amazon and @Netflix invest in Pak drama n film #Pakistan has far better minds than India our music is far superior, you guys wont […]

Open Letter To Prime Minister Trudeau And Premier Horgan Re: Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs’ Opposition To Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project

The Right Hon. Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada The Hon. John Horgan Premier of British Columbia Via email Dear Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Horgan: Re: Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs’ Opposition to Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project We write as settler and Indigenous legal professionals from across Canada to express deep concern about the conflict regarding […]

Denmark’s Prime Minister goes to Israel and uses the Holocaust to incite against immigrants

Yesterday, Israel held a commemoration ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum, commemorating 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz. The date of the commemoration day is supposed to be the 27th of January, not the 23rd – Poland will be holding its own commemoration on Monday. Geopolitical concerns and conflicting Holocaust revisionist narratives meant […]

Minister’s aide questioned as suspect in corruption case

A public servant was detained Wednesday morning and taken for questioning under caution on suspicion of corruption, the Israel Police said. Hebrew-language media reported that the suspect is an aide to a minister. The case branched out from a separate probe conducted by the Lahav 433 anti-fraud unit, a police statement said. Get The Times of Israel’s […]

India is not a ‘theocratic’ state like Pakistan & America, defense minister claims

Speaking in Delhi on Wednesday, Singh argued that India could not be described as theocratic because it has never had an official religion. He accused neighboring Pakistan of being a “theocracy” because it “declared that their state has a religion,” noting that India has always remained secular. Even America is a theocratic country. India is […]

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