North Korea warned the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that it would consider any discussion of the country’s human rights situation a “serious provocation” that would increase tension on the Korean Peninsula. In a letter to the 15-member council members obtained by the media, North Korean ambassador Kim Song said[…]
Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, slammed a “human rights and democracy” bill recently signed into law by US President Donald Trump, which declares Washington’s support for the territory’s protest movement. In her first comments on the legislation, which became law last week, Lam said it was “wholly unnecessary,” and could[…]
At least eight individuals with ties to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) were arrested in Iran during protests over a fuel price hike, the country’s official state news agency IRNA reported. Those detained “had received CIA-funded training in various countries under the cover of becoming citizen-journalists,” Iran’s Intelligence Ministry said, as[…]
Beijing warned that continued US meddling in Hong Kong is “doomed to fail” and threatened “firm counter measures,” after President Donald Trump passed two bills backing ongoing protests in the territory. Washington has “ignored facts” and “blatantly supported violent radicals who oppose the rule of law” in Hong Kong, the Foreign Ministry said[…]
Iran will destroy the United States and its allies if they cross Tehran’s red lines, the head of the country’s elite Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said in an address to a pro-government rally denouncing last week’s violent protests over the rise in fuel prices. Addressing thousands of demonstrators in the capital on Monday,[…]
Iran rejected human rights watchdog Amnesty International’s death toll at more than 100 in recent protests as “fabricated”, calling the group a “biased” organisation. Tehran’s UN spokesman Alireza Miryousefi described Amnesty’s figure of 106 dead in the demonstrations as part of a “disinformation campaign waged against Iran from outside the[…]
US-trained saboteurs are being sent from Al-Tanf to other parts of Syria to try to destabilize the situation, Col. Gen. Sergey Rudskoy, chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff, said on Monday. A ‘major armed unit’ of Jaish Magawir al-Saura militants is being trained in the[…]
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has proposed holding early elections to restock the National Assembly, currently headed by opposition leader and self-declared interim president Juan Guaido, who is backed by the US. Maduro made this call in a speech in Caracas on Monday. He also talked about an early election in[…]
A representative of the Venezuelan opposition leader in the US will meet members of the Southern Command next week to discuss strategy for regime change in the Latin American country, Juan Guaido has confirmed. “The meeting will be held on Monday,” the self-proclaimed interim president said at a press conference on[…]
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