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NATO: China’s Role in Ukraine War Shows Why It Is a ‘Challenge’ to the Alliance

NATO: China’s Role in Ukraine War Shows Why It Is a ‘Challenge’ to the Alliance

During remarks on Wednesday, the civilian head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) slammed China as a “challenge” to the alliance. In an interview with Reuters, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Beijing’s support for the war in Ukraine, its opposition to NATO expansion, and its territorial claims justify the alliance assigning China this label. 

Majority of IAEA Board of Governors Support Western Statement Against Iran

Majority of IAEA Board of Governors Support Western Statement Against Iran

Two-thirds of the UN nuclear watchdog’s Board of Governors, comprised of 35 nations, endorsed a non-binding statement pressuring Iran, Reuters reported on Thursday. This comes as Washington expands its “maximum pressure” campaign, devastating the Iranian civilian population. Any remaining hopes of reviving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) continue dwindling.

Washington Imposes More Sanctions on Iran Over Alleged ‘Malicious’ Cyber Activities

Washington Imposes More Sanctions on Iran Over Alleged ‘Malicious’ Cyber Activities

As talks to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) seem to have all but failed, the Joe Biden administration continues to pile sanctions on Iran. The Treasury Department said the new penalties targeted a “group of Iran-based malicious cyber actors” allegedly linked to Tehran’s elite military unit, the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Al Jazeera reported on Wednesday.

The West Claims Russia Is ‘Weaponizing Energy’ By Slowing Exports, After Pledging to Isolate Moscow

The West Claims Russia Is ‘Weaponizing Energy’ By Slowing Exports, After Pledging to Isolate Moscow

The White House has accused Russia of weaponizing energy by reducing gas exports to Europe. On Wednesday, Moscow announced that Nord Stream 1 would close, citing sanctions and maintenance as the cause. While Washington’s European partners have attempted to reduce their dependence on Russian energy exports, the continent’s leaders are warning their people of coming hardships. 

News Roundup 8/30/2022

News Roundup 8/30/2022

US News A judge recommended victims of 9/11 not have access to Afghan government funds. MEE South America Colombia and Venezuela and working to restore their relationship. WSJ Russia Pentagon officials say weapon transfers to Ukraine has harmed the US military...

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