Trump mulls doubling troops in Middle East

Trump mulls doubling troops in Middle East

Trump mulls doubling troops in Middle East

After a monthly 60-liter quota, it costs 30,000 rials a litre. Trump himself, speaking to journalists before a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in London this week, claimed without evidence Iran has killed "thousands".

That video was one of tens of thousands the United States has obtained since Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appealed last month for Iranians to submit evidence of atrocities by the government in putting down the protests, Hook said.

"We're watching this situation where the Iranians both have conducted attacks in recent months, and we are concerned about the threat stream that we are seeing", John Rood, the undersecretary of defense for policy said during Senate Armed Services Committee testimony Thursday when asked about the Iranian threat.

"My brother has been denied the basic right of choosing his own defense attorney counsel and forced to accept an attorney from a list of lawyers approved by the Islamic Republic Judiciary", Masih Alinejad told Radio Farda.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry previously stated that the country is not seeking to abandon the nuclear deal and is ready to abide by the commitments stipulated by the agreement, as long as the sanctions regime against Iran is lifted. Khamenei on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, reportedly called on judicial officials to treat those detained in recent nationwide protests with "Islamic mercy" after authorities acknowledged security forces shot and killed demonstrators nationwide. "The seizure includes sophisticated weapons", he said, adding that the vessel was reportedly heading to Yemen to deliver the weapons.

It said: "For hours, armed rioters had waged an armed struggle".

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards threatened to take "decisive" action against protesters if they "disturb people's peace and security".

Mahshahr in Iran's southwestern Khuzestan province was believed to be hard-hit in the crackdown. Iran has criticised US efforts to build an alliance to protect shipping in the Gulf, and Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi told Japanese public broadcaster NHK this week after meeting with Abe that Tehran was opposed to any foreign forces in the region. It also mentioned the Tehran suburb of Shahriar, where Amnesty International on Monday said there had been "dozens of deaths".

Amnesty offered no breakdown for the deaths elsewhere in the country, though it said "the real figure is likely to be higher".

The Islamic Revolution's clout has reached beyond the borders of Iran, and a united Muslim Ummah (community) is being shaped, the general said, stressing that Iran has gained considerable power in spite of the sanctions and blockade.

The Pentagon has refuted reports that the Trump administration is mulling whether to beef up United States forces in the Middle East with up to 14,000 troops, which would have doubled the number of soldiers deployed in the region since May. "Families have been forced to bury their loved ones at night under heavy security presence".

"It is also further evidence of how Iran repeatedly violates the United Nations arms embargo, which has been in place for over a decade", he said, referring to 2007 Security Council ban on Tehran's weapons exports.

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