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The USA put ships in the Black Sea || Breaking News, 6th of December, 2018

A group of senators from both parties submitted a draft resolution to the Congress that demands to punish the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, for the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Interfax reports. The document states that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia «controlled the security forces» during the assassination and, «based on the evidence and analysis of the data provided to the Congress — the Senate is mostly certain that Mohammed bin Salman was an accomplice in the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi». The resolution calls on the administration of President Donald Trump and the international community to «bring all parties to justice», including the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. It was noted that if it gets adopted — the resolution won’t have the force of a law, but its approval will show the official position of the US Senate.

2 Iran

Bizhan Namdar Zangane, the Iranian oil minister that arrived to Vienna in order to participate in the OPEC ministerial conference, has opposed the OPEC oil production quotas on Tehran until the sanctions against Iran are lifted. He reminded that the OPEC is not part of the US Department of Energy, and the OPEC should not follow the instructions from the US, TASS reports. He added that US attempts to apply pressure on Iran through the OPEC are a sign of “non-professional behavior.” “We should be excluded from any quotas on the production until the sanctions are lifted” — the Iranian minister concluded.

3 Canada

Canada has arrested Wangzhou Meng, the chief financial officer of a Chinese company ‘Huawei Technologies’. She faces possible extradition to the US on the suspicion of a violation of the US trade sanctions against Iran, Interfax reports while citing ‘The Globe and Mail’. Wangzhou Meng is the deputy chairman of ‘Huawei Technologies’, and a daughter of Ren Zhengfei, the company’s founder. Her arrest in Vancouver was requested by the US authorities that insist on her extradition. A source of ‘The Globe and Mail’ explained that US law enforcement officials claimed that Wangzhou Meng was trying to evade the US trade embargo against Iran. ‘Huawei Technologies’ is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world.

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