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Saudi Arabia Strongly Rebukes U.S. Senate’s ‘Interference’ In Kingdom

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Saudi Arabia  rejected a bipartisan resolution that blamed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia issued an unusually strong rebuke of the U.S. Senate on Monday, rejecting a bipartisan resolution that put the blame for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi squarely on the Saudi crown prince and describing it as interference in the kingdom’s affairs.

It’s the latest sign of how the relationship between the royal court and Congress has deteriorated, more than two months after Khashoggi was killed and dismembered by Saudi agents inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul. The assassins have been linked to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

U.S. Senators last Thursday passed the measure that blamed the prince for Khashoggi’s killing and called on Riyadh to “ensure appropriate accountability.” Senators also passed a separate measure calling for the end of U.S. aid to the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

In a lengthy statement early Monday, Saudi Arabia said the Senate’s resolution “contained blatant interferences” in the kingdom’s internal affairs and undermines its regional and international role. The resolution was based on “unsubstantiated claims and allegations,” the statement also said.

“The kingdom categorically rejects any interference in its internal affairs, any and all accusations, in any manner, that disrespect its leadership … and any attempts to undermine its sovereignty or diminish its stature,” it said.

Such language is usually reserved for those who criticize the kingdom’s human rights record, such as Sweden in 2015 after the public flogging of a blogger, and Canada this year over the arrests of women’s rights activists.

But the statement was also tempered in saying the kingdom “reaffirms” its commitment to relations with the United States and describing the Senate as “an esteemed legislative body of an allied and friendly government.”

President Donald Trump has been reluctant to condemn the crown prince, despite U.S. intelligence officials concluding that Prince Mohammed must have at least had knowledge of the plot. Trump instead has touted Saudi arms deals worth billions of dollars and has thanked the Saudis for lower oil prices.

Saudi Arabia denies Prince Mohammed was involved in the Oct. 2 killing of Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who wrote critically of the crown prince. Under intense international pressure, the kingdom recently acknowledged that the plot was masterminded by top Saudi agents close to Prince Mohammed.

After shifting accounts about what happened to Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia said its investigations concluded that the crown prince’s aides had plotted to bring Khashoggi by force back to Saudi Arabia and that the agents on the ground exceeded their authority and killed him.

The Saudi statement said the Senate’s position will not affect the kingdom’s “leading role in the region,” its role in supporting the stability of international energy markets, its counterterrorism cooperation and its stand with the U.S. in confronting Iran.

It “sends the wrong messages to all those who want to cause a rift in Saudi-U.S. relationship,” the statement added. (HuffPost)

 

Ike Ani is a Freelance writer whose quest constantly is to relate happenings around the world to human daily living. He's also a song writer and singer, Acoustic Guitarist, and Teacher.

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TRUMP: Mexicans Are Thieves Eating From U.S

U.S President Donald Trump has as usual via his twitter page insinuated that Mexicans have been stealing (Making fortunes) from the U.S for decades.

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U.S President Donald Trump has as usual via his twitter page insinuated that Mexicans have been stealing (Making fortunes) from the U.S for decades. He drew this conclusion after making some points about how that the U.S immigration laws ain’t good at all and not favouring the nation and as such needs an urgent attention. 

See his tweets below:

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3 Ways Twitter Ruined Donald Trump’s Presidency

Twitter just like every other social media platform gives its users an edge to air their views about life via what twitter calls “tweets”.

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Twitter just like every other social media platform gives its users an edge to air their views about life via what twitter calls “tweets”. It has been fun for twitter users from all parts of the world as many people for different reasons use the platform for different purposes best known to them .

Companies and top world organisations are not left out in the use of twitter because of how responsive in speed as regards tweet replies from a targeted handle it is. This is one of the reasons why banks use it to respond to customer feedback most times. But so far, twitter has been known for political missile shoots these day. It has gotten so heavy that most media houses such as CNN, BBC, Aljazeera, press TV and others would spend  hours on air discussing and analyzing a tweet made by a nation’s public office holder. For example, CNN on a daily basis almost discuss President Donald Trump’s tweets, analyze it and dish out their own opinions about it on air. This is how great social media has become as regards politics but then, for everything with an advantage, there is always a disadvantage. 

The President of the United States of America, Donald Trump is no doubt a very loyal user of Twitter who seems to be the one specifically handling his twitter handle @RealDonaldTrump. This conclusion is borne out of  evaluating the choice of words used in the Presidents tweets over the years as the No.1 citizen of the U.S . It is usually no different from his press speeches. Let’s see how the use of the tweeting platform has ruined his administration despite all the positive economic growth America is enjoying under his watch as President. 

1. It Made Trump Look Childish:

Is Donald Trump as U.S President allowed to express how he feels? Yes! He is human after all but considering his office, he has expressed himself way too much out of line over the years and gave room for so much insults to himself and office of the President of the U.S.

2. Trump’s Tweet Tampers America’s glory:

Donald Trump has been known to be one President America has that tweets about every little thing and even stuffs that should somewhat be kept at confidential levels. He makes almost anything public. This has and is still bringing much shame to America’s historic glory of world power as many other nations are beginning to see America as a joke since her President would stay up all day on Twitter ranting about his own Country as though it is some sort of talk show business. 

3. Trump’s Tweet Sends Wrong Messages Most Times:

One may wonder why Trump’s tweet has suddenly become a thing to discuss on air by news casting platforms like CNN. Despite the fact that CNN we all know is a pro-Democrat  and anti-Republican, Trump’s tweet most of the time sends a wrong message to even nations in other continents.  This is why CNN and others would dwell the negative and expose loopholes. Trump’s choice of words is way too irritating humanly speaking considering his office as President of the United states of America. 

Social media is good but when over used without caution can cause lots of mess to a good work done over the years. Watch it. 

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5 times Donald Trump has made racist remarks about other countries

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The world is once again expressing shock at United States president, Donald Trump, for making unsavoury remarks about other countries. At this point, the world being mad at Donald Trump for words that fall out of his mouth is not a new thing, because it has happened one too many times.
Here are the five times that the US president has heated international relations with unguarded comments:

1. Mexicans are criminals

President Donald Trump has never made it a secret that he’s not a big fan of Mexican immigrants in his country, something that has coloured his view of the entire country just south of the border.
Throughout his presidential campaign and even his year-long presidency, the president has attacked Mexico and Mexicans several times.
In 2016, he said, “They are not our friend, believe me. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

2. Haitians all have AIDS

According to a report by the New York Times, during a meeting in June 2017, Trump had shown his discontent for immigrants from Haiti by saying they “all have AIDS”.

3. Nigerians live in huts

During the same June meeting, it was also reported that Trump had shown animosity towards the 40,000 Nigerians that had entered the US in 2017 by remarking that they would never “go back to their huts” in Africa.

4. Afghan is home to terrorists

Nigerians and Haitians were not the only recipients of Trump’s ire at the June meeting, he spared some for Afghanistan that he reportedly referred to as “a terrorist haven”.

5. Africa and Haiti are shitholes

While meeting with members of Congress on Thursday, January 11, 2018, President Donald Trump reportedly expressed disdain for a proposed protection deal for immigrants by wondering why the US has to take in people from “shithole countries” as he referred to African countries and Haiti.

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