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Netanyahu: The World Can’t Trust Iran; President Rouhani Is “A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing”

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel is not fooled by Iran’s recent cooperation on talks about its nuclear weapons, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated his country’s position that the only way to peacefully stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons is to combine tough sanctions with a credible military threat, asserting that Israel would present that threat alone if need be.

“Don’t let up the pressure [on Iran],” Netanyahu told the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, adding that the only deal that could be made with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani was one that “fully dismantles Iran’s nuclear weapons programme”.

Netanyahu who described Rouhani as “a wolf in sheep’s clothing”, argued that the Iranian president, who has been at the forefront of softening rhetoric and historic increasing engagement with the United States, was not being forthright.

“I wish we could believe Rouhani’s words, but we must focus on Iran’s action,” Netanyahu said, while asserting that the real power in Iran remained the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei.

He outlined a four-point plan for resolving the dispute of Iran’s nuclear programme diplomatically, warning that if it was not adhered to the threat of military action must remain on the table.

Iran has consistently denied that it has a nuclear weapons programme, saying that its nuclear programme is for civilian use in the energy and medical sectors only.

Khodadad Seifi, a deputy ambassador at Iran’s UN mission, responded to Netanyahu’s speech by terming it “extremely inflammatory” and categorically rejected all of his “unfounded accusations”.

Seifi asserted Iran’s “sovereign right” to a peaceful nuclear programme.

Netanyahu pointed to the impact of tough international sanctions on the Iranian economy, and urged world powers to keep up the pressure.

“We all want to give diplomacy a chance to succeed. But when it comes to Iran, the greater the pressure, the greater the chance,” he said.

He also warned that Israel was prepared to present a military threat to Iran on the issue of its alleged nuclear weapons programme alone, if need be.

“I want there to be no confusion on this point. Israel will not allow Iran to get nuclear weapons. If Israel is forced to stand alone, Israel will stand alone.”

The Israeli prime minister, whose government has recently re-entered negotiations with Palestinians, also said that his government remained committed to “a demilitarised Palestinian state that recognises the Jewish state of Israel” and its “security needs”. [AlJazeera]

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US Election: Trump Claims Victory Hours After Saying Biden Won

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US Election: Trump Claims Victory Hours After Saying Biden Won

Donald Trump

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has declared himself the winner of the US Election 2020.

President Trump declared himself the winner of the US election in a tweet on Monday morning, November 16 by simply tweeting: “I won the election.”

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This came hours after he tweeted that his opponent Joe Biden “won because the election was rigged.”

The latest vote tallies project Democratic candidate, Biden a clear winner in the state-by-state Electoral College that decides the presidency, with 306 votes against Trump’s 232.

However, President Trump has remained defiant, continuously claiming he won the election free and fair.

US election: Trump claims victory hours after saying Biden won

 

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Former Ghana President, Jerry Rawlings Is Dead

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Former Ghana President, Jerry Rawlings Is Dead

Jerry Rawlings

Jerry Rawlings, a former Ghanaian president has reportedly died from suspected COVID-19 complications.

The former Ghanaian leader died at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, capital of Ghana on Thursday morning.

Rawlings led the country first as a military ruler and then as a democratically elected president between 1981 and 2001.

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Rawlings initially rose to power in Ghana as a flight lieutenant in the Ghana Air Force, following a coup détat in 1979.

After initially handing power over to a civilian government, he took control again in December 1981 as Head of State.

He was re-elected in 1996 for four more years.

Rawlings left office in 2000 after exhausting Ghana’s constitutional term-limit of eight years for Presidents.

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US Election Is Far From Over — Trump

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US Election Is Far From Over — Trump

Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump has refused to concede after his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, secured the required number of electoral college votes to win the presidential race.

Shortly after Biden was projected winner, Trump in a defiant statement expressed that the election was “far from over” and criticised Biden for “rushing to falsely pose as the winner.”

“Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor.

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“Legal votes decide who is president, not the news media.

“Beginning Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated.

“The American people are entitled to an honest election, that means counting all legal ballots, and not counting any illegal ballots,” Trump said.

 

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