Posts Tagged ‘downplays’

U.S. mainstream media hides or downplays Jewish supremacists who just carried out a ‘pogrom’ in Jerusalem

Last night, in the heart of Jerusalem, hundreds of Jewish supremacists, chanting “Death to Arabs,” attacked Palestinian passers-by; some 78 Palestinians were injured and 15 were hospitalized. IfNotNow, the activist organization of young American Jews, called the attacks “a pogrom.” In a surprise, the New York Times did report on the attack. Isabel Kershner’s article […]

Lapid downplays Bennett’s pledge not to join his government: ‘We will see’

Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid on Monday dismissed Yamina chair Naftali Bennett’s pledge that he would not support a government headed by Lapid, saying that if the anti-Netanyahu bloc receives a majority of seats in the election “we will come out of it with a government.” Speaking to the Kan public broadcaster, Lapid said, “There […]

Kremlin downplays impact of sanctions imposed by US and EU over Navalny but will retaliate

The Kremlin on Wednesday played down the impact of sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union over Moscow’s treatment of opposition politician Alexei Navalny, but said it would retaliate with reciprocal measures. In President Joe Biden‘s most direct challenge yet to the Kremlin, the United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions to punish […]

Blinken downplays lack of Biden-Netanyahu call, says they’ll speak ‘in near future’

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Trump Downplays Impact of Massive Hacking, Questions Russia Involvement

A man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. Photo: REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration US President Donald Trump in his first comments about a widespread data breach across the US government downplayed the seriousness and impact of the cyber espionage campaign, and questioned whether […]

Leader’s top aide downplays US attempts to disintegrate Syria

FNA- Iranian Supreme Leader’s top aide for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati played down the US attempts to separate the Kurdish areas from Syria, stressing that the resistance front will prevent Syria’s disintegration. “The Americans have set up bases in the Eastern parts of the Euphrates and want to pave the ground for the separation […]

Iran downplays US MPs’ letter, stresses IAEA role to certify compliance with N. Deal

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on December 25 Iran Front Page- IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Monday, December 25, and picked headlines… Source Article from http://theiranproject.com/blog/2017/12/25/iran-downplays-us-mps-letter-stresses-iaea-role-certify-compliance-n-deal/ 00

‘Fake pics, limited use of force’: Spanish FM downplays police violence during Catalonia vote

“I don’t think there [was] any brutal situation,” Alfonso Dastis told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, speaking about clashes between police and Catalans on the day of the vote. “Many of those pictures [showing police violence] have been proven to be fake,” Dastis said, “If there was a use of force, it was a limited […]

Veterans Affairs Official Downplays Agent Orange Risks, Questions Critics

U.S. Army armored personnel carrier (APC) spraying Agent Orange during the Vietnam War (WikiMedia Commons) A key federal official who helps adjudicate claims by veterans who say they were exposed to Agent Orange has downplayed the risks of the chemical herbicide and questioned the findings of scientists, journalists and even a federal administrative tribunal that […]

‘Merkel is convinced Atlanticist’: German govt downplays chancellor’s Europe independence speech

“The chancellor’s words stand on their own – they were clear and comprehensible,” said Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, as quoted by Reuters. “It was a deeply convinced trans-Atlanticist who spoke.” No more dependence on allies, Europe should take its fate into own hands – Merkel after G7 “Because transatlantic relations are so important to this […]

Iranian FM downplays S. Arabia’s military threat

FNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif played down the Saudi officials’ war rhetoric against Tehran, and warned that Riyadh is only seeking to stir tension in the region. “The government of Saudi Arabia is after tension and this policy is dangerous and will bear no fruit for the country and has brought nothing but […]

Photos: Iran FM Zarif meets Japan’s defense commission chairman

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The US War Machine’s Annual Budget Could Buy Every Homeless American a $1 Million Home

Washington, D.C. – In 2015, the United States spent more on its war machine than the next six countries combined, with a total of $596 billion spent on military expenditures. This week the U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), with roughly $602 billion slated to […]

Rouhani, Pope say divine religions advocate the world peace

Tehran, Jan 26, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani and Francis Pope, leader of the Catholic Christians said on Tuesday that divine religions advocate peace and restraint on violence and extremism, calling on the nations to make concerted efforts to establish peace across the world. During a meeting in Vatican, the two leaders called for further […]

If ‘rich Europe’ shuts doors to refugees, entire world will follow – UNHCR chief

“The massive arrival of refugees in Europe has opened the eyes of this very rich part of the world to the fact that refugees have massive needs that are not met,” said the new head of UN Refugee Agency Filippo Grandi. While acknowledging the record number of refugees across the globe and particularly the record […]

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