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  • Trump Admin Sanctions Iranian FM Zarif as Terrorist Enabler

    07/31/2019 4:56:24 PM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 31, 2019 | Adam Kredo
    The Trump administration on Wednesday issued sanctions against Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif, formally labeling him a terrorist enabler and blacklisting all of his property, assets, and investments, according to senior administration officials. Zarif has emerged as the face of the Islamic Republic's nuclear intransigence and its threats to U.S. assets and allies in the region. He played a key role in negotiating the landmark nuclear deal with the Obama administration and has been a centerpiece in Iran's bombastic anti-American rhetoric. The designation had been rumored for some time following the Trump administration's decision to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps,...
  • Pompeo Responds to Reports Democrats Secretly Met Iran's Javad Zarif (John Kerry there, too)

    02/19/2020 5:08:40 PM PST · by bitt · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/18/2020 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking to reporters during a joint press conference with Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded to reporting that a number of Democrat Senators secretly met with Iranian Javad Zarif during the Munich Security Conference. “I have seen that piece about some senators meeting with Foreign Minister Zarif. This guy is designated by the United States of America. He’s the foreign minister for a country that shot down a commercial airliner and has yet to turn over the black boxes. This is the foreign minister of a country that killed an American on December 27....
  • Iran’s FM says his meeting with US senator spooked Trump

    02/19/2020 7:19:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 19, 2020 | By AMIR VAHDAT
    TEHRAN -- Iran’s foreign minister said Wednesday that he believes his recent meeting with a U.S. senator had spooked the Trump administration because it was an opportunity to talk directly to “the American nation.” Mohammad Javad Zarif met last week with Sen. Chris Murphy on the sidelines of an international security conference in Germany. The Connecticut Democrat defended the meeting on Tuesday after his actions were questioned in conservative media, and as President Donald Trump suggested they may have violated U.S. law. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he hoped anyone who meets with Zarif would be reflecting the U.S....
  • Trump Administration Blocks Iran’s Top Diplomat From Addressing the U.N. Security Council

    01/06/2020 5:03:12 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 80 replies
    foreignpolicy ^ | 1/6/2020 | By Colum Lynch, Robbie Gramer
    The Trump administration is barring Iran’s top diplomat from entering the United States this week to address the United Nations Security Council about the U.S. assassination of Iran’s top military official in Baghdad, violating the terms of a 1947 headquarters agreement requiring Washington to permit foreign officials into the country to conduct U.N. business, according to three diplomatic sources. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif requested a visa a “few weeks ago” to enter the United States to attend a Jan. 9 Security Council meeting on the importance of upholding the U.N. Charter, according to a diplomatic source familiar with...
  • Russia's Lavrov, Iran's Zarif Discuss Soleimani Killing

    01/04/2020 11:59:38 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Jan 2020 | Reuters
    Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif over the phone on Friday to discuss the killing of Iran's military chief Qassem Soleimani, the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement. "Lavrov expressed his condolences over the killing," the statement said. "The ministers stressed that such actions by the United States grossly violate the norms of international law."
  • Iran’s Zarif says he “coordinated everything” with terrorist commander

    07/06/2020 10:23:52 AM PDT · by Irannewswire · 10 replies
    Iran News Wire ^ | July 6,2020 | Iran News Wire
    Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs said in a heated speech today in Parliament that he “coordinated” everything with the now dead commander of the Quds Force. Javad Zarif said that he had weekly sessions with Qasem Soleimani and coordinated with him. “In regional talks, whatever we did, we coordinated with each other,” he said today. He told lawmakers who were calling him out for “lying” that those who knew Soleimani and other known regional terrorists knew that he worked very closely with Soleimani. “Those who know Soleimani the Martyr and Seyed Hassan Nasrollah, and the Iraqi, Lebanese, and Palestine Resistance,...
  • Connecticut GOP Calls on ‘Democratic Party’ to Change Name: ‘Years of Racial Oppression

    06/30/2020 2:54:55 PM PDT · by MagillaX · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 30th 2020 | Sussen Berry
    The Connecticut GOP called upon the “Democratic Party” to change its name Monday, issuing a resolution that asserts Democrats must address “the hundreds of years of racial oppression, violence, and multiple violations of human rights” associated with their party. The resolution states Connecticut Republicans “deem it necessary that the Democratic Party change its name due to the Party’s long tragic legacy denying Americans basic human rights,” including: Democrats blocked the first attempt to ratify the 13th Amendment in 1863 Democrats unanimously voted against the 14th Amendment giving former slaves citizenship Democrats unanimously voted against the 15th Amendment giving former slaves...
  • CT Police close I-95 N and S between exits 15-17 (BLM)

    06/06/2020 4:57:07 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 40 replies
    Vanity | Dr. Thorne
    People traveling on I-95 right now 8pm EDT be aware that police have genuflected to BLM by allowing protesters to block both northbound and southbound lanes between exit 15 (Route 7) and exit 17 (Westport).Hopefully, the police, who clearly support this action, will allow emergency vehicles through, but who knows.
  • 1806: Dominic Daley and James Halligan, hated foreigners

    06/05/2020 12:05:18 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 5 replies
    ExecutedToday.com ^ | June 5, 2018 | Headsman
    On this date in 1806, immigrants Dominic Daley and James Halligan were hanged at Northampton, Massachusetts. In the words of one widely reproduced report, “They persisted in their innocence to the last moment, although there were perhaps not a single one of the numerous spectators present, which was presumed to amount to nearly 15,000, who entertained a doubt of their guilt.” Today, nearly everyone thinks them innocent. The case began, as many wrongful convictions do, with a particularly outrageous crime — a young farmer, Marcus Lyon, found dead in a Massachusetts creek en route to his home in Connecticut. He’d...
  • Insurrection Act debate rages on in Congress over use of military force to quell protests

    06/05/2020 3:16:14 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 05 2020 | Andrew Craft
    Democratic lawmakers in both chambers are sounding alarms about President Trump's continued threats to invoke the Insurrection Act to deal with the protests over the death of George Floyd, who died at the hands of police while in custody in Minneapolis. The centuries-old law allows the president to deploy U.S. military domestically to suppress civil disorder. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., introduced legislation to rein in the president's authority when implementing the Insurrection Act after a heavy militarized presence was seen in Washington, D.C., to control protestors around Lafayette Park near the White House. Blumenthal sees the action at the park...
  • NYPD’s Terrorism Official Says Unnamed Groups Planned Protest Violence in Advance

    06/01/2020 6:35:52 AM PDT · by karpov · 49 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 31, 2020 | y Tom Winter, Andrew Blankstein and Jonathan Dienst
    New York's top terrorism official says there's evidence that members of anarchist groups from outside the city intentionally planned to incite violence at protests calling for justice in the death of George Floyd. Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller said there is a high level of confidence within the NYPD that these unnamed groups had organized scouts, medics, and supply routes of rocks, bottles and accelerants for breakaway groups to commit vandalism and violence. There are strong indicators they planned for violence in advance using at times encrypted communications, he said. One out of every seven arrests, of...
  • STUDENT SUSPECTED OF DOUBLE MURDER AND KIDNAPPING ASKED FOR GUN CONTROL ON INSTAGRAM

    05/30/2020 6:57:08 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 10 replies
    Andover Leader ^ | May 29, 2020 10:45 am EDT
    Peter Manfredonia, a student at the University of Connecticut, is on the run and is suspected of killing two men, injuring another and kidnapping a woman, then fleeing in a stolen car, over the long weekend.... Manfredonia is suspected to have started his killing spree Friday morning in an attack on a dirt road in Willington (CT) that left Ted DeMers (62) dead and another man seriously injured, state police said... In the past, Manfredonia has used his Instagram account to speak against gun violence.... In a February 2018 publication, Manfredonia wrote that the school shootings “are an epidemic that...
  • Italy's Medici Murder Plot Solved

    02/25/2004 10:53:57 AM PST · by blam · 29 replies · 574+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 2-24-2004 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Italy's Medici Murder Plot Solved By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News Lorenzo dei Medici Feb. 24, 2004 — One of the most notorious crimes of the Renaissance, the attempted assassination of Florence's grandest son, Lorenzo dei Medici, has been solved more than 500 years later. Known as the Pazzi conspiracy, the plot was led by Francesco dei Pazzi, whose banking family had resented for years the Medici climb to power. The Pazzi plotted to kill Lorenzo and his brother Giuliano during a High Mass in the city's cathedral in April 1478. Wounded, Lorenzo managed to escape and barricade himself behind the...
  • Fugitive college student wanted in 2 slayings is captured

    05/27/2020 7:02:22 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 21 replies
    Brown County Democrat ^ | 5/27/20 9:56 PM | By PAT EATON-ROBB - 5/27/20 9:56 PM
    THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story is below: A lawyer for the family of a fugitive college student said Wednesday the 23-year-old suspect in two Connecticut slayings has no outdoor survival training and his parents are begging him to bring a peaceful end to the search that has stretched to Maryland. Since the first homicide on Friday, investigators have followed the trail of Peter Manfredonia through New Jersey and Pennsylvania, where police on Wednesday said someone matching his description took a ride-hailing service to the Hagerstown, Maryland, area. An attorney for Manfredonia’s family, Michael Dolan, told The...
  • Connecticut is the last of all 50 states to ease social-distancing orders

    05/20/2020 10:01:54 AM PDT · by nutmeg · 69 replies
    JustTheNews.com ^ | May 20, 2020 | Joseph Weber
    Connecticut will on Wednesday allow residents to eat in outdoor restaurants and shop inside stores, becoming the last of all 50 states to ease social-distancing orders to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Still, Connecticut officials, as are those in other states, are taking a measured, step-by-step approach to reopening and getting their economies restarted. Gyms, nail salons, spas, theaters and tattoo parlors and bars that do not serve food will remain closed until at least June 20, unless earlier modified.
  • Cromwell (CT) Town Council Votes to Allow Businesses to Reopen Immediately

    05/19/2020 4:55:50 PM PDT · by matt04 · 22 replies
    The town of Cromwell had decided It will allow businesses that want to reopen to do so immediately, in opposition to Gov. Ned Lamont's executive orders and reopening plans. In a meeting Wednesday, the town council voted 8-0 in favor of the decision, which will allow the town attorney to create a declaration allowing businesses in Cromwell that are willing and able to re-open immediately and to make a declaration to allow outdoor graduation. The declaration will be sent to the governor. Reopening has been a contentious issue across the country. Some expressed harsh criticism of Lamont's plans Monday when...
  • Bill De Blasio Warns: NYC Beachgoers Will Be ‘Taken Right out of the Water’

    05/18/2020 1:44:55 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 May 2020 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    De Blasio said that New York City will begin installing fencing along the city’s beaches and asked residents to avoid large gatherings, and playing sports. Lifeguards will also be prohibited from being on duty. “Anyone tries to get in the water, they’ll be taken right out of the water,” De Blasio said. “It’s a dangerous situation to ever go in the water if there are no lifeguards present,” he added. Though Big Apple beaches are closed for Memorial Day weekend, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will allow beaches in other parts of the state to open. Beaches in Connecticut, Delaware,...
  • Sen. John Cornyn Counters Democrats: Enough Gun Control Already

    05/18/2020 12:10:36 PM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5/16/2020 | AWR Hawkins
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) countered a Democrat-led push for more regulations on “ghost guns” by making clear his belief that there is enough gun control already. On May 15, 2020, Breitbart News reported that Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and other Democrats are demanding background checks for “ghost guns” and kits containing parts that can be used to build guns. The Mike Bloomberg-founded gun control group, Everytown for Gun Safety, supports the Democrat push. Politico quoted Sen. Cornyn in a way that gave readers the impression that he also supported the advocacy. They reported that Cornyn “might...
  • CT Governor Lamont delays reopening hair salons, barbershops

    05/18/2020 11:13:58 AM PDT · by nutmeg · 59 replies
    WTNH.com ^ | May 18, 2020 | Alex Ceneviva
    HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Governor Ned Lamont has announced on Monday that he is delaying the reopening of hair salons and barbershops. Salons and barbershops were originally due to reopen on Wednesday, May 20, during phase one of the state’s reopen plan amid the coronavirus pandemic. Both Governor Lamont and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo now intend to reopen hair salons and barbershops in their respective states in early June. Read entire article at the link above.
  • Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont fires health commissioner in middle of coronavirus crisis

    05/13/2020 6:42:34 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 13, 2020 | Carl Campanile
    Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has fired his health commissioner while the Nutmeg State grapples with reopening plans amid the coronavirus pandemic. Lamont bounced Department of Public Health Commissioner Renee Coleman-Mitchell late Monday and replaced her with the state’s Department of Social Services commissioner, Deidre Gifford. Lamont refused Tuesday to say why he removed Coleman-Mitchell.