Sunnis, who make up just 9 percent of Iran's predominantly Shiite population, already experience persecution in Iran : they are harassed and have been imprisoned, Sunni teachings are reportedly banned in public schools, and Sunni mosques and schools are not allowed to be built.
Mr Comey was leading one of several Russian Federation investigations before Mr Trump fired him. "As long as I'm president, no one is going to stop you from practicing your faith or preaching what is in your heart", he said . Addressing Russian hacking interference with the 2016 election , Comey said he was certain that the Russians had attempted to disrupt the USA election.
Bush's presidency involving counterterror operations. Not only did he fail to disclose this in classified meetings, but also he used the fake information to justify his unusual news conference slamming Clinton during the campaign. "I didn't move, speak or change my facial expression in any way during the awkward silence that followed", Comey said of the exchange. Additionally, Comey said he knew of a "variety of reasons" why Attorney General Jeff Sessions' involvement in the Russian ...
Fired FBI chief James Comey takes center stage Thursday in a dramatic day of testimony on a probe into Russian meddling in the USA election that is shaking the foundations of Donald Trump's presidency. Collins is interested in hearing directly from Comey about his interactions with Trump prior to Comey's firing. James Comey's reported disclosure that President Trump allegedly asked him to drop an FBI investigation has raised the question of - and plenty of disagreement over - whether ...
Russian officials on Wednesday angrily rejected allegations that Russian hackers breached Qatar's state news agency and planted a fake news story that led to a split between Qatar and the other Arab nations. "Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!" During the phone call , Mr. Trump underscored that a united Gulf Cooperation Council is critical to defeating terrorism and promoting regional stability , the White House said.
Iranian authorities have said assailants were Iranian nationals, adding they have arrested six suspects, including one woman, since the attack Wednesday in Tehran. ISIL has threatened to step up recruitment within Iran, releasing its first Persian-language video in March in which it threatened to "conquer Iran and restore it to the Sunni Muslim nation as it was before".
Comey: "Not to my understanding, no". In the Capitol this week she told reporters she was preparing diligently: "Reviewing everything that has happened in previous hearings , reviewing public source documents including a lot of the interviews that you all have accumulated and conversations that you all have had as press, reviewing the timeline and the calendar around some of the dates that we know certain conversations or hearings occurred and where there were certain answers to questions, ...
Judges sit in the Superior Electoral Court during the judgment phase of a trial involving allegations that the 2014 Rousseff-Temer ticket received illegal campaign financing in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, June 6, 2017. The ruling on revelations from recent plea bargains would be a strong indication of how the court is leaning on the larger issue of whether to strip Temer of his mandate.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a campaign visit to Norwich, England, Wednesday June 7, 2017, on the final day of campaigning ahead of the general election on Thursday. The SNP was the third largest party in 2015, winning 56 of 59 seats in Scotland. In the soft exit scenario, Britain would stay in the single market, but would lose its seat at the European Union table.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) claimed responsibility and released a video purporting to show gunmen inside the parliament building. Kerry cautioned lawmakers to "tread carefully" in pushing ahead with new sanctions against Iran in the wake of President Hassan Rouhani's re-election to another four-year term.
Both sides in a new Supreme Court test case on partisan gerrymandering - drawing new election districts to favor one party - on Tuesday answered the Justices' questions about whether the case should stay alive, disagreeing sharply on that. "The courts have yet to give the legislature direction on this matter, and we will be prepared to undertake a thorough redistricting process with ample notice and opportunities for public input when they do", said Sen.
The Swiss third seed, at 32, is the oldest man to get to the last four since Jimmy Connors back in 1985. He went from being the reigning champion at all four slams to posting pedestrian 3R/F/2R/QF results in his title defences, defending those 8000 rankings points with just 1695, less than he got for any one of those four majors.
The ex-FBI director's testimony recounts his conversations with the apparent precision of a veteran lawman. As the participants started to leave the Oval Office , the attorney general lingered by my chair, but the President thanked him and said he wanted to speak only with me.
Officials at SAMA, as the Saudi central bank is known, didn't immediately respond to requests for comment. Trump spoke by telephone with the Emir of Qatar , Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, on Wedmesday and offered to host the meeting if it would help them resolve their differences, the White House said in a statement.
Following the twin attacks, the White House issued a brief statement that offered sympathy and criticism while accusing Iran of supporting terror. Zarif tweeted: "The Iranian people reject such US claims". The Saudi prince, Mohammed bin Salman, who is also the defense minister, accused Iran in May of seeking to occupy the Islamic holy sites in Saudi Arabia.
Trump also mentioned getting the Senate to confirm Justice Neil Gorsuch for a seat on the Supreme Court, and keeping a campaign promise to repeal a rarely enforced IRS rule barring churches and tax-exempt groups from endorsing political candidates at the risk of losing their status.
Al-Jubeir's remarks "constitute a shock for our Palestinian people and the Arab and Islamic nations", Hamas said in a statement on Wednesday. Hamas stated that it felt "deep regret and disapproval" in this regard. "Hamas maybe the biggest loser of what is happening with Qatar". The question is whether it can work, and whether Hamas can afford to cold-shoulder Qatar.
Another Australian has been confirmed as a victim of Sunday's London terrorist attack. Ms Bishop said she was "deeply saddened" to announce the Australians' deaths, and said government officials were working with United Kingdom authorities to officially confirm the identities of the victims.
The former FBI chief's written testimony confirms one of Trump's key claims - that he'd been told by Comey at one point that he was not under investigation. That is the last time they spoke. "That was true; we did not have an open counter-intelligence case on him", Comey said in his statement. Then, according to Comey, he added: "But that doesn't matter, because I'm not the attorney general".
Flynn had been fired the day before for lying to administration officials, including Vice President Pence, about his communications with Kislyak. Bruce Green, a professor at Fordham University School of Law, said it would be hard to show Mr Trump meant to impede the Flynn investigation.
On Monday, five Arab countries - Saudi Arabia , Egypt , the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain and Yemen - cut ties with Qatar , accusing Doha of supporting terrorism. Trump's call to the Qatari emir comes a day after the President spoke by telephone with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdelaziz and expressed to him the importance of unity against terrorism in the Persian Gulf.
The test ICBM was sacked from the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defence Test Site in the Marshall Islands. In fact, according to the Rodong Sinmun newspaper , Kim said that he would "turn the (United States) into ashes", in a threat that came in response to Tuesday's historic test of a ground-based interceptor system created to shoot down incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles - including nuclear-armed missiles headed toward the US mainland or other USA territory from North ...
All three were arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism offences. Butt, 27, was named as one of the three men who killed seven people on Saturday night when they ploughed into people at London Bridge before getting out to stab people at random at nearby Borough Market.
Students are also affected as schools and colleges are shut. "Violence had come down after 2011-12". Army can not be faulted for the killing of Burhan Wani. The Indian army chief further stated that an inventory ratio of 30:40:30 representing state-of-the-art technology, equipment undergoing modernisation, and obsolete equipment respectively, is maintained by armies across the globe.
You see, in his "Feb. 14 Oval Office Meeting" with the president, Comey detailed a counter-terrorism briefing that began with the vice president, deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, director of the National CounterTerrorism Center, secretary of Homeland Security, the attorney general, and others together in a room, and ended with a "very concerning" meeting between only him and Trump .
Relatives say a Southern California woman suspected of fatally stabbing her 18-month-old granddaughter became distraught late past year after she was separated from her young son. The judge handling her case ruled Darrington-Clark was not guilty by reason of insanity and she was committed to a mental hospital. Neither child was seriously injured.
Top U.S. intelligence officials refused at a Senate hearing on Wednesday to discuss whether President Donald Trump had pressured them to intervene in an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S.
Police have arrested 12 people who are suspected to have connections with the dead terrorist, who wore a false bomb vest during the attack in London . In particular, there are questions over whether investigators had the resources to look into complaints such as those leveled by Butt's neighbors about his attempts to radicalize children and whether crucial opportunities were missed.
One, 27-year-old Khuram Shazad Butt , was a British citizen born in Pakistan who had already been investigated by police and Britain's domestic spy agency MI5. "At any one time MI5 and police are conducting around 500 active investigations, involving 3,000 subjects of interest". May, under fire because of three major attacks in Britain in the last three months, said Corbyn wasn't fit to safeguard Britain's security at a time of heightened threat.
As part of the July 2015 multinational accord, Iran also regained access to frozen assets held overseas. A statement issued Wednesday evening stopped short of alleging direct Saudi involvement but called it "meaningful" that the attacks followed Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, where he strongly asserted Washington's support for Riyadh.
While he was not a person of MI5 interest, he had been stopped by Italian police previous year on his way to Turkey and said he was going to be a terrorist, The Guardian is reporting . Questions are being raised about whether British police missed crucial warning signs that could have prevented the attack. Londoners stand behind a cordon in the East Ham district on Sunday, following a police raid investigating Saturday's terror attacks in Central London .
The Arab states accuse Qatar of supporting extremism, a charge Doha firmly denies. The dispute has sparked the worst diplomatic crisis in the Arab world in years and raised fears it will cause further instability in an already-volatile region.
Today a police officer who was stabbed in the eye as he took on the London Bridge attackers with only his baton has said he was "sorry" he could not do more. Charisse O'Leary, who married Redoaunein Dublin in 2012, said she has "shed many tears for the people caught up in this horrific incident". People gather during an event for the victims of Saturday night's London Bridge terror attack.
The original message, which seemed to have been the start of a Trump complaint about media coverage, soon became a top trend on Twitter. Despite a significant difference between the two stories , Fortune magazine reported that Trump's " covfefe " tweet was more searched than the climate agreement.
The participation of at least three companies from at least two European Union states is mentioned as a condition for the grant to be handed out by the fund, according to the statement. "The onus of improving European security lies first of all in European hands". European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini (L) and European Union Commissioner for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness Jyrki Katainen (R) talk to the media about the ...