Slamming support for MKO
Tehran slams western countries for supporting and participating in the annual meeting of the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization terror group. The Iranian foreign ministry Spokesman said the MKO is a terrorist cult that has the blood of Iranian people on its hands. Saeed Khatibzadeh slammed western politicians including former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo for QUOTE selling themselves to the Europe-hosted circus. He accused the West of a shameful hypocrisy driven by insatiable thirst for money and anti-Iran obsession. The MKO’s three-day virtual meeting which began in Paris Saturday is attended by Pompeo and several US lawmakers as well as Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa. Every year, the event brings together delegates paid by the terror group. The MKO has carried out assassination and bombing campaigns against Iranians since the country’s Islamic Revolution of 1979.
US troops under attack
US forces have come under fire in the eastern Syrian province of Dayr al-Zawr. A war monitor said a mortar shell landed in the Conoco gas field, where American troops are stationed. A US military official said the incident left no casualties or damage. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. American troops have recently been targeted in Syria following last month’s US airstrikes against resistance groups on the Iraqi-Syrian border. Washington hasn’t obtained Damascus’s permission to deploy troops in Syria. The Syrian government has denounced US takeover of the Arab country’s oil fields.
An opinion poll shows that a majority of Brazilians support impeaching President Jair Bolsonaro. According to the survey conducted by Datafolha, 54 percent of Brazilians support a proposed move by the country’s lower house to open impeachment proceedings while 42 percent oppose it. People have been holding protests across Brazil for months, slamming the president’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, a Supreme Court judge authorized an investigation into Bolsonaro for dereliction of duty over procuring an Indian Covid-19 vaccine. Suspicions of overpricing and corruption related to the contract have been cited for the allegation. Brazil has the world’s second highest Covid death toll, with nearly 533,000 fatalities. On Saturday, Brazil registered more than 48,000 new daily cases with over 1,200 deaths.