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Tehran: “Caesar Act” illegal and inhuman, will not dissuade Syria’s friends from supporting it

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Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister’s Senior Assistant for Special Political Affairs Ali Asghar Khaji has condemned the US coercive measures against Syria, particularly the so-called “Caesar Act”, affirming that they are illegal and inhuman. In a phone call with the UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen, Khaji said “The new US embargo known as Caesar Act came in framework of exerting pressure on the Syrian people and in completion of Washington’s illegitimate goals.” Khaji demanded stopping the US policy of imposing embargo which is illegal and inhuman. He affirmed that these hostile attempts will not undermine the will of the Syrian people and will not dissuade their friends from continuing to support them and to support the legitimate government in Syria. The two sides also w...

His crimes are not limited to bloodshed … Erdogan regime sets fire, loots crops in Syrian al-Jazeera

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Damascus, Declared theft and looting of the economic resources of the Syrian people carried out by the Turkish regime, led by Endogen and his terrorist mercenaries constantly in the context of an open economic war targeting Syria’s strategic resources, especially those related to food security, like wheat and barley crops. Erdogan turned into a thief who steals the resources and capabilities of the Syrian people, a thing that was confirmed by the confessions of the Governor of Şanlıurfa, Abdullah Areen, who said, “The Turkish Agricultural Crops office will buy wheat and barley in the cities of Tal Abyad and Ras Al-Ayn in Hasaka at a price that is not less than the market price, in addition to providing a possibility for companies to purchase them. It is a method used by the Turkish occu...

Foreign Ministry: US coercive measures against Syria violation of laws and conventions

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Damascus, Syria said that the first bundle of the US measures against the country, in implementation of the so-called “Caesar Act,” reveals the US administration’s violation of all international laws and norms and the level to which its officials have went down to touch the behavior of gangs and highway robbers. An official source at Foreign and expatriates Ministry added in a statement to SANA that the US administration, which hunts its citizens in the streets of its states, kill people and practice the ugliest forms of discrimination, is the last one who has the right to talk about the human rights because the US administrations have established their state upon the culture of killing, disregarding any value of laws or conventions. “The US administration talking about human rights ...

Czech radio: Establishing Israeli settlements in occupied Syrian Golan illegitimate act

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Prague, The Czech Radio has affirmed that the establishment of Israeli settlements in the occupied Syrian Golan constitutes an illegitimate act and a clear violation of the international law. In a report broadcast on Tuesday, the radio stressed that the majority of the world’s countries consider this action as a violation of the international law and an illegitimate act, because it takes place on occupied Syrian territories, noting that the stance of the Czech Republic in this regard is completely consistent with these countries’ stances. The radio also indicated that Israel is also occupying the West Bank since June 1967, and it establishes settlements in it which are illegitimate according to the international law.   Source: Syria Arab News Agency

Saudi Arabia to Sight Annular Solar Eclipse on June 21

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Riyadh, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will sight an annular solar eclipse on June 21, 2020. The annular solar eclipse will be seen in Sharurah Governorate at a ratio of 96.16%. It will start in Sharurah at around 6:59 am and reach its maximum phase at around 8:13 am before ending at 9:41 am. The National Astronomy Center at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) explained that this eclipse occurs when the moon is perfectly aligned between the sun and the earth. When the moon is farthest from the earth, it looks like a dark disk on top of another bright disk, making the sun appearance to be like a ring of fire. The center said that the eclipse will be seen in Makkah region at a rate of 70.88% with a total duration of two hours and 27 minutes. It will be sighted at 7:04 am an...

Protesters Worldwide Voice Support for US Demonstrators

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The shocking on-camera death of African American George Floyd is drawing attention around the globe. Anti-U.S. protests deploring the man’s death erupted in Western capitals on Sunday and newspaper headlines heaped scorn on American police over the incident last week in Minneapolis. Floyd, a black man, died after white police officer Derek Chauvin pressed a knee on the back of his neck for more than eight minutes, even as Floyd repeatedly said he could not breathe. The incident was captured on video. Thousands of protesters gathered in central London to voice support for American demonstrators who have marched in dozens of U.S. cities over the last five days to condemn the police conduct. Some of the worst U.S. violence in decades has erupted, with police cars and government build...

World Uneasily Watches US Protests But American Racism Seen Before

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LONDON - Nations around the world have watched in horror at the five days of civil unrest in the United States following the death of a black man being detained by police. But they have not been surprised. Racism-tinged events no longer startle even America’s closest allies, though many have watched coverage of the often-violent protests with growing unease. Burning cars and American riot police featured on newspaper front pages around the globe Sunday — bumping news of the COVID-19 pandemic to second-tier status in some places. George Floyd died on May 25 in Minneapolis after a white police officer pressed a knee into his neck. It was the latest in a series of deaths of black men and women at the hands of police in America. In the German capital of Berlin, hundreds of protesters ...

Investigators Build Case for IS Crimes Against Yazidis

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QASR AL-MIHRAB, IRAQ — He was burly, with piercing blue eyes, and it was clear he was in charge when he entered the Galaxy, a wedding hall-turned-slave pen in the Iraqi city of Mosul. Dozens of Yazidi women and girls huddled on the floor, newly abducted by Islamic State group militants. He walked among them, beating them at the slightest sign of resistance. At one point, he dragged a girl out of the hall by her hair, clearly picking her for himself, a Yazidi woman — who was 14 when the incident occurred in 2014 — recounted to The Associated Press. This was Hajji Abdullah, a religious judge at the time and labeled one of the architects of the militant group's enslavement of Iraq's Yazidi religious minority, who rose to become deputy to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. He's believed to ...

Journalists Jailed Covering Kurdish Protests

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Kurdish security forces last week arrested at least eight journalists at a protest in the northern city of Duhok, a move that rights groups say was meant to block coverage of dissent. The journalists were covering a protest by teachers and government employees who were demanding that regional authorities pay their salaries. Public workers in the Kurdish region have not been paid for nearly four months because of dropping oil prices and a budget dispute between the Kurdistan Regional Government and the central government in Baghdad, local reports said. Delayed salaries have been a persistent issue since 2015, triggering protests that Kurdish authorities regularly meet with arbitrary arrests, Belkis Wille, a senior researcher at the New York-based Human Rights Watch, said in a state...

Takht-Ravanchi underlines necessity of withdrawal of illegitimate foreign forces from Syria

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New York, Iran’s Permanent Representative to the UN Majid Takht-Ravanchi has reaffirmed his country’s stance which calls for the withdrawal of all the illegitimate foreign troops from the Syrian territories. The Iranian IRNA News Agency quoted Takht-Ravanchi during a virtual meeting for the International Security Council on the situation in Syria on Wednesday as saying that “Syria’s sovereignty, political independence and territorial integrity should be preserved, and accordingly, all foreign forces whose presences are not permitted by the Syrian Government must leave the Syrian territory.” He indicated that the U.S. forces support the terrorist organizations under the mask of combatting terrorism. Takht-Ravanchi reiterated his country’s stance which calls for finding a political ...