China’s Ministry of Transport says 32 crew members from an Iranian oil tanker are missing after it collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China’s eastern coast.
Iranian state TV is reporting that 10 people have been killed amid nationwide protests, without elaborating. The state TV report Monday made the reference in a package on the ongoing demonstrations that began Thursday, The protests began Thursday in Mashhad over economic issues and have since expanded to several cities. Hundreds of people have been arrested.
Two protesters were killed Saturday night as anti-government protests in Iran continued into a fourth day.
Demonstrations began on Thursday and thousands have taken to the streets in multiple cities over the weekend, with many protesters calling for the removal of Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The government warned on Sunday that protesters would suffer severe consequences if demonstrations continued.
#Tehran: Huge crowds of protesters chanting “death to Rouhani” clashed with state security forces today in a demonstration against the soaring cost of living.
Hundreds of people have protested against high prices in Iran’s second largest city, shouting slogans denouncing President Hassan Rouhani, a crowd in Mashhad chanting “death to Rouhani” and “death to the dictator”, and police using water cannon to disperse it. Mashhad Governor Mohammad Norouzian told local media that police confronted the “illegal” protest “with tolerance”. A number of people were held for trying to damage public property, he said.
#Cairo: Iran on Monday rejected a harsh statement by Arab League foreign ministers condemning the Islamic Republic and its proxy Hezbollah, saying the tirade was “full of lies” and the product of Saudi “pressure and propaganda.”
The meeting in the Egyptian capital on Sunday comes amid escalated political tensions between Riyadh on the one hand, and Tehran and the Lebanese Hezbollah movement on the other.
Saudi is set to discuss “the act of aggression by the Houthi militias of Iran in Yemen” after Houthi rebels fired a ballistic missile towards Riyadh on November 4, according to a memorandum distributed by the league’s general secretariat, Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, to member states, Bahrain has also accused Iran of being responsible for blowing up its oil pipelines.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said Sunday Saudi Arabia would not remain silent against “Iran’s blatant aggression,” and would defend itself to guarantee safety and security of its people.
Al-Jubeir, addressing an urgent Arab Foreign Ministers’ meeting over Iranian interference in Arab affairs, urged Arab countries to address “Iran’s hostile policies.”
Al-Jubeir said the missiles fired by the Houthis in Yemen against the Saudi capital, Riyadh, was part of Iran’s repeated assault against Saudi Arabia.
Iran’s aggression are carried out through its proxies against the Arab countries, noted Al-Jubeir.
First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah renewed on Sunday Kuwait’s condemnation of the ballistic missile fired from Yemen towards the Saudi capital, Riyadh, and the bombing of an oil pipeline in Bahrain.
This came in Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled’s speech during an emergency meeting of Arab Foreign Ministers, upon a request by Saudi Arabia. The State of Kuwait, the UAE and Bahrain have supported the Saudi request.
The Kuwaiti minister affirmed that his country stands fully in solidarity with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain in all measures taken to maintain their security and stability.