The United Kingdom’s decision to deploy more naval assets to the Persian Gulf has caused worry and anxiety in the international community for fear that the augmented British military presence in the region will dramatically inflame tensions.
The Supreme leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran condemned British “piracy” in the wake of Britain’s seizure of a Russian super-tanker, carrying Iranian crude oil, off the Spanish coast of Gibraltar. He asserted that “Evil Britain commits piracy and steals our ship ... and gives it a legal appearance. Iran, and those who believe in our system, will not leave such evil deeds unanswered”.
A top leader of the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement has condemned the Lebanese government's recent crackdown on businesses hiring foreign workers without permits, calling for the revocation of the measures in the Arab country.
Support for US President Donald Trump increased slightly among Republicans after he lashed out on Twitter over the weekend in a racially charged attack on four minority Democratic congresswomen, a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll shows.
Temperatures hit a record 69.8 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius) in Alert, the northernmost permanently inhabited spot on the planet less than 600 miles (955 kilometers) from the North Pole, the Canadian meteorology service said Tuesday.