OffbeatIsrael thanks Trump as Iran sanctions take effect

10:45  05 november  2018
10:45  05 november  2018 Source:   msn.com

Under pressure, Iran says U.S. sanctions "hurt," but won't work

Under pressure, Iran says U.S. sanctions Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tells CBS News President Trump can't force the Islamic Republic's hand, and may wind up with "a bigger problem"

Israel thanks Trump as Iran sanctions take effect© Provided by AFP Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman speaks to the media during a visit to the Israeli-annexed Gold Heights on May 11, 2018

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman welcomed US sanctions that took effect Monday targeting Iran's oil and financial sectors, calling it a "critical" blow to Tehran's actions in the region.

"President (Donald) Trump's bold decision is the sea-change the Middle East has been waiting for," Lieberman said in a statement.

Pentagon Sources: Trump's Surprise Border Mission Is a Politically Motivated Waste of Money

Pentagon Sources: Trump's Surprise Border Mission Is a Politically Motivated Waste of Money The Trump administration's plan to deploy thousands of troops to the U.S. border took Pentagon officials by surprise, according to Newsweek sources.

"In a single move, the United States is dealing a critical blow to Iran's entrenchment in Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, Iraq and Yemen. President Trump, you've done it again! Thank you."

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday also thanked Trump for the sanctions against his country's main enemy.

The measures described by Washington as "the toughest sanctions ever" follow Trump's controversial decision in May to abandon the multi-nation nuclear deal with Tehran.

They aim to significantly reduce Iran's oil exports -- which have already fallen by around one million barrels a day since May -- and cut it off from international finance.

Israel had long opposed the Iran nuclear deal, saying it was too limited in scope and timeframe.

It also said the lifting of sanctions allowed Iran to finance militant groups and its own military activity.

Israel is particularly concerned with Iran's involvement in neighbouring Syria and has pledged to keep it from entrenching itself militarily there.

The other parties to the nuclear deal -- Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia -- opposed the US move and say the accord is working as intended in keeping Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons for now.

Caris LeVert thanks fans for support: 'Can't wait to get back out there'.
Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert suffered a gruesome injury on Monday night that appeared to be as bad anything we’ve seen in the NBA. Thankfully, on Tuesday he got some good news, which is that the injury wasn’t quite as bad as it appeared. He won’t need surgery to repair his dislocated right foot and is expected to return later this season. No surgery for LeVert and he is expected to make a return this season. LeVert flew home with the Nets from Minneapolis last night, went to hospital in New York and ran tests that showed no fractures and moderate ligament damage. https://t.

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!