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Armed client holds Lebanon bank staff hostage to access savings
An armed customer threatening to set himself ablaze held bank workers hostage throughout the day Thursday in Lebanon's capital, demanding to withdraw his trapped savings to pay hospital fees, security sources and a family member said. He demanded savings worth more than $200,000, the source said. The man "threatened to set himself on fire and to kill everyone in the branch, pointing his weapon in the bank manager's face", said Lebanon's National News Agency (NNA).He said he stormed the bank because his father "was admitted to hospital some time ago for an operation and could not pay for it", NNA reported.
The knife attack on the writer Salman Rushdie has triggered horror internationally. Iran's revolutionary leader Khamenei, on the other hand, lets support the perpetrator. With this he makes his country a hostage of the past.
The Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi applied for a visa from the US government because he wants to travel to New York for the UN General Assembly. The fact that Washington lets him enter him has become even more questionable at the weekend than it was before: the Iranian leadership gave the impression that they approved the murder attack on Salman Rushdie, while state -related media praised the perpetrator for attempted murder. With this, Tehran not only endangers an understanding with the West on a new nuclear agreement. The top of the state of the Islamic Republic makes the country a hostage of the past.
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more than 30 years ago that Ajatollah Chomeini called on the Muslims all over the world to kill Rushdie. Raisi and Chomeini's successor Ali Chamenei are leading hardliners who want to distrust the West and want to save the theocratic system at all costs. This system is corrupt, suppresses dissenters and has no recipes against the economic crisis, social tensions and the serious environmental problems in the country. In 2019, the security forces resigned protests against the government and killed more than 300 people. Since Raisi's took office in 2021, repression has been tightened.
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You cannot blame Iranian politicians that they react skeptically to the demand after the United States has exceeded nuclear agreements . But a new contract is in the interest of Iran, which could use it to free his economy from the burden of sanctions and modernize the country. Raisi still has no hurry. The day after the attack on Rushdie, he played the importance of an agreement with the West: he and the other hardliners are a poor Iran in which they are firmly in the saddle, rather than a cosmopolitan Iran in which the power of Mullahs is questioned could become.
The families of the Israeli victims of the 1972 Olympic Olyard attack will not participate in the commemorations
© supplied by L’Equipe of the German police officers take a position when taking the hostage of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. 11 of them will be killed by the terrorists. (The team) Ceremonies in tribute to the Israeli victims of the 1972 Olympic Games attack in Munich will be without the families of the latter. Which crumpled the state of Bavaria.
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