The European Union has expressed its “full support” for the International Criminal Court (ICC), voicing “serious concern” after the United States revoked the entry visa for the intergovernmental organization’s chief prosecutor over a possible probe into US soldiers’ actions in Afghanistan.
The United States government has taken a very irresponsible step by purportedly deciding to secretly nuclearize Saudi Arabia, American writer and retired professor James Petras says.
In Saudi Arabia, several more activists, including two people holding dual citizenship in the United States and the Saudi kingdom, have been arrested.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called on NATO members to get united in the face of what he called emerging threats from Iran, Russia and China.
Maria Luiza Viotti, the Chef de Cabinet to UN Secretary General António Guterres, offered sympathy to Iran on the devastating floods across the country, and said that humanitarian support to affected people should be excluded from sanctions.
An American think tank says it has found new data showing US arms deals with Saudi Arabia and the UAE are "dramatically understated" and billions more than previously reported.
US to Turkey:
Amid the continuing standoff in Syria over US withdrawal and Turkish desire to carry the fight to Washington-allied Kurdish militias in the country, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Ankara in no uncertain terms that if Turkish forces took unilateral military action in Syria, it would have "devastating" consequences.
Damascus warns Tel Aviv not to go too far in its occupation of Syria's Golan Heights, saying all options remain on the table for liberating the strategic region, which has been under Israeli occupation for more than five decades.
A report says the administration of US President Donald Trump will likely unveil its controversial proposal on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in mid-May on the 71th anniversary of the Nakba Day (the Day of Catastrophe).