'US Nazi-style propaganda'
Russia’s foreign intelligence chief accuses Washington of spreading Nazi-style propaganda against Moscow. Sergei Naryshkin said the US encourages the spreading of fake information on the popular Telegram messaging service. He said the US seeks to discredit and 'dehumanize' Russia’s political and military leadership in the eyes of Russian people. Naryshkin also compared the US State Department to the infamous Nazi propaganda machine run by Joseph Goebbels. The US State Department rejected the Russian official’s 'incredibly ironic' statements. The Department accused Moscow of longstanding state-sponsored disinformation and propaganda efforts.
US indigenous students plight
A new report shows more than 500 Native American children have died in US government-run boarding schools over a period of more than a century. The Department of Interior’s report says indigenous children were exposed to physical abuse, food denial and other forms of punishment in state-run boarding schools. It says the school system pursued the twin goals of cultural assimilation and territorial dispossession of indigenous peoples through relocation of their children. The study identified more than four-hundred such schools operating in the US for one and a half centuries, starting in the early 19th century. There are also more than fifty marked or unmarked burial sites. The deaths of 500 indigenous students were attributed to only 19 schools that have been investigated so far. The Department says further investigation may increase the number of student deaths to thousands or even tens of thousands.
No normalization with Israel
Iran’s foreign minister says people in the West Asia region will never accept normalization of their countries’ ties with the 'terrorist and child-killing' Israeli regime. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the comments in a meeting with visiting Lebanese Culture Minister Muhammad Wissam Al-Murtada in Tehran. The top Iranian diplomat added that the resistance of the Lebanese people in the face of Israel’s frequent acts of aggression is a brilliant model for other regional nations. He said Tehran is ready to boost economic cooperation with Beirut despite the cruel western sanctions. Al-Murtada, for his part, said Lebanon is prepared to expand relations with all friendly countries in the region, especially Iran.
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