Blocking aid to flood-hit Iran displays US malevolence: ِDefense minister

Defense Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Brigadier General Amir Hatami says the United States’ attempts to block international humanitarian aid from entering flood-hit Iran lays bare America’s malevolence. According to Press TV, addressing employees at the Defense Ministry in Tehran on Sunday, Brig. Gen. Hatami blasted the administration of US President Donald Trump for seeking to hinder shipments of relief supplies to the Iranian regions devastated by unprecedented floods. “They (the Americans) once again demonstrated their malevolence and the depth of their enmity toward the great nation of the…

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Rwanda marks genocide amid questions about France’s role

Rwandans have gathered to begin a solemn commemoration of a genocide which killed some 800,000 Tutsis 25 years ago, amid new questions about France’s role in the extermination. The ceremony, expected to be attended by at least 10 heads of state in Kigali Sunday, marks the beginning of a week of events to honor those who were lynched by ethnic Hutus in a span of 100 days. The slaughter in 1994 began after President Juvenal Habyarimana and his counterpart Cyprien Ntaryamira of Burundi – both Hutus – were killed when their plane was shot down over the Rwandan…

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