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Slamming Israel Iranophobia

Iran slams Israel’s QUOTE outrageous allegations against the country, saying the regime wants to deflect attention from its atrocities in the region. Iran’s UN ambassador says Israel is infamous for its racist policies and hate speech, and cannot hide this fact through propaganda. Majid Takht-Ravanchi was responding to anti-Iran allegations by Israel’s representative at a UN meeting marking the first International Day for Countering Hate Speech. Elsewhere in his remarks, the Iranian envoy warned against the growing trend of Islamophobia, saying such tendencies lead to violent extremism and threaten the security of all societies. He cited the politicization and restriction of the Hijab, the burning of the Holy Qur’an, and the desecration of Islamic symbols and holy sites in some countries. Takht-Ravanchi blamed this situation on anti-Muslim media outlets and civic groups promoting Islamophobia in the West. He also lamented the lack of resolve on the part of certain governments to confront hate speech and acts of hate against Muslims.

Israel political deadlock

The leaders of Israel's fragile coalition cabinet are set to submit a bill to dissolve the parliament, paving the way for the fifth general elections in three years. Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett and his foreign minister Yair Lapid made the announcement in a Monday statement. The regime’s top officials admitted that the decision came after all options to keep the coalition cabinet failed. The bill, which will be submitted next week, will make Bennett the regime’s shortest-serving premier. Lapid will take over as the interim premier until the next election, which is scheduled for October 25th. Israel’s fragile eight-party coalition was formed in June 2021 after four successive inconclusive elections. It lost its majority in Israel's parliament in April when a member of Bennett's Yamina party announced her departure.

‘No nuclear arms talks with US’

Russia has dismissed nuclear arms reduction talks with the U-S as pointless, saying Moscow should wait until Washington begs for negotiations. The comment was made by former president and current deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev. He said there is no need to negotiate nuclear disarmament with the US yet, adding that it was bad for Russia. Medvedev said everything is now at a dead zone between Washington and Moscow, as the two countries QUOTE don’t have any relations. As Russia’s president, Medvedev signed New START in 2010 with then US president Barack Obama. The treaty was extended in 2021 for five years. Fears of a renewed arms race are now on the rise amid critically low relations between Moscow and Washington over the war in Ukraine. Russia and the US are the world's biggest nuclear powers, which control about 90-percent of the global atomic arsenal.

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