Posts Tagged ‘urges’

Iran leader urges Muslims to block ‘doomed’ US peace plan

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s supreme leader Saturday called on all Muslims to support the Palestinian people in their opposition to the Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan. In a letter marking the Islamic hajj pilgrimage, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the still-unreleased US plan was a “ruse” that’s “doomed to failure.” He also called for “active […]

Washington urges Australia to ‘be partner’ in confronting Iran in Gulf standoff

Pompeo and Pentagon chief Mark Esper met with their Australian counterparts, Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Defense Minister Linda Reynolds, in Sydney on Sunday. The US hopes Australia “will partner” with Washington and “confront the Islamic Republic of Iran’s unprovoked attacks on international shipping in the Strait of Hormuz,” Pompeo told reporters after the talks. […]

Amnesty urges immediate, unconditional release of anti-regime Saudi cleric

Amnesty International has called for the immediate and unconditional release of prominent Saudi dissident Muslim cleric Sheikh Salman al-Awdah, as a crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against pro-democracy campaigners, Muslim preachers and intellectuals continues in the country. “The hearing of Sheikh Salman al-Awdah has been adjourned again after a year of […]

Senior cleric urges for intensifying fighting corruption in line with Leader’s instructions

Speaking during Friday today’s Friday Prayers sermon in Tehran, Hojatoeslam Mohammad Javad Haj Ali Akbari urged for serious fight against corruption as one of the major objectives of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, noting that Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has so far insisted on fighting corruption on different occasions for more than 400 times. Tehran Friday Prayers Interim […]

FM Zarif urges Muslims, Europeans not to forget WWII horrors

“On this day 27 years ago, over 8,000 Bosnian Muslims were massacred on European soil—the worst atrocity on the continent since WWII,” Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Thursday night. He added: “In this age of increasingly normalized anti-Muslim bigotry, such horrors MUST’NT be forgotten—not by Muslims, and not by Europeans.” It is worth noting that Former […]

Iran Judiciary chief urges UK to release tanker, or face consequences

MNA – Iranian Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi says the UK, aware of Iran’s power, should release the detained Iranian supertanker in Gibraltar as soon as possible, otherwise, it will face the consequences of its illegal act. “I suppose the British and many other Europeans are well aware of the Islamic Republic’s capacities and power […]

After 37 years, Iran urges ICRC probe into disappearance of its diplomats

Iran’s Foreign Ministry yesterday urged the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to form a fact-finding committee to probe the issue of four diplomats kidnapped in Lebanon in 1982, Iranian news agencies reported. “As has been announced several times over the past years, evidence shows that the kidnapped diplomats in Lebanon […]

UN urges Libya to evacuate migrant detention centers after deadly strike

The United Nations Refugee Agency on Wednesday called for the evacuation of migrant detention centers in Libya and a full investigation into an airstrike that killed at least 44 people and wounded more than 130. The strike hit a detention center for mainly African migrants in a suburb of the Libyan capital Tripoli late on Tuesday. […]

Embassy Protectors Defense Committee Forms, Urges Support For Embassy Protectors

Embassy Protectors Defense Committee Forms, Urges Support For Embassy Protectors Above: Venezuela Embassy Protectors in front of Chavez mural No War in the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, DC. Note: We are so pleased to see the movement coming together to support the Embassy Protection Collective. We no longer feel like it is just the four of […]

Iran Urges US, Europe to return to JCPOA

Tasnim – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on the US and the European parties to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal to resume honoring the agreement, saying it would be in the interest of the region and the world. “We advise the Americans against the wrong and incorrect path they have taken, and remind the Europeans […]

Germany’s Merkel urges crackdown on neo-Nazis

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel said the German government is “very, very serious” about fighting far-right extremism that presents “a big challenge for all of us” after a man with anti-migrant views allegedly killed a regional official from Merkel’s party. Neo-Nazis “need to be fought from the beginning without any taboo,” Merkel said Saturday […]

Palestine urges immediate ICC probe into crimes by Israeli regime, settlers

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch an immediate investigation into the crimes of the Tel Aviv regime and extremist Jewish settlers. The ministry, in a statement released on Monday, condemned the settlers’ assault on the town of Kafr Malik, located 17 kilometers northeast of the […]

Iranian Military official urges US to leave Persian Gulf as Tehran in charge of security there – Report

Sputnik – Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia blamed Iran for the 13 June attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman added that although his country does not want a war, it would respond to any threats faced by its people. The IRIB television channel quoted Iranian […]

Seoul urges lifting US sanctions on Iran and South Korean firms

IRNA – The South Korean Economy and Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki in a meeting with his American counterpart called for lifting US sanctions on South Korean firms doing business with Iran. According to South Korean media, speaking in a meeting with US Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin which was held on the sidelines of […]

Pakistan’s Khan concerned about ‘rising tensions’ in Persian Gulf, urges restraint

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned against the risk of a conflict in the Middle East amid heightened tensions between Iran and the United States, calling on all parties to exercise “maximum restraint” to prevent further escalation in an already volatile region. Citing the premier, Khan’s office said in a statement late on […]

Venezuela: Russia Urges US To Abandon ‘Irresponsible’ Plan To Topple Maduro

Above Photo: The Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, right, and Venezuela’s foreign minister, Jorge Arreaza, give a press conference in Moscow on Sunday. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images Secretary of state meanwhile slammed Russian meddling in the country: ‘We don’t want anyone messing around with Venezuela’ Washington and Moscow traded barbs over Venezuela last Sunday, with Russia’s […]

UK urges Iran not to take ‘further’ steps after Tehran’s reaction to US pressure

Britain has reacted to Iran’s announcement that it will suspend parts of its commitments under an international nuclear agreement in the wake of US unilateral pressure. Mark Field, the junior minister responsible for Middle East affairs at Britain’s Foreign Office, called Tehran’s move “unwelcome,” while addressing the British parliament on Wednesday. Field said the UK […]

‘Tie them down to a tree’: South African president urges white youth not to emigrate

Speaking at a meeting of wine farmers in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape on Tuesday, the South African president said he did not want to see young white farmers and the skills they possess leaving the country, jokingly posing his own solution to the ongoing emigration crisis. “If I could, I’d tie them down to […]

U.N. Torture Expert Urges Ecuador Not To Expel Assange From Embassy

U.N. Torture Expert Urges Ecuador Not To Expel Assange From Embassy Above Photo: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo/File Photo GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations torture investigator called on Ecuador on Friday not to expel Wikileaks founder Julian Assange […]

Web Inventor Urges Users To Seek ‘Complete Control’ Of Data

Web Inventor Urges Users To Seek ‘Complete Control’ Of Data Above Photo: AFP / PHILIPPE DESMAZES World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee on Monday slammed the increasing commodification of personal information and appealed for internet users to strive to maintain “complete control” of their data. Berners-Lee, credited with creating the web in 1989, is on a […]

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