Britain is set to ban Hamas, a Palestinian liberation movement, as a terrorist organization. The country’s interior ministry said in a statement on Friday.
Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, has strongly condemned the British government’s biased behavior. Khabar Al-Jazeera.
In a statement, the group said that without doing so, the British government should be ashamed of its role in establishing the illegitimate state of Israel.
A statement from Hamas lamented the British government’s decision, saying “Britain is repeating its past wrong policy on the Palestinian crisis.”
The statement from Hamas said that the British government had called the persecuted Palestinian organization a terrorist group instead of correcting and apologizing for the historic wrongdoing of the Palestinian people.
Hamas is not intimidated by Britain’s declaration, but is determined to protect the interests of the Palestinian people at all costs. In a statement, Hamas called on Britain and the United Nations to refrain from pursuing a dual policy on Palestine.
The British Home Office said in a statement on Friday that anyone who expressed support for Hamas, flew its flag or held a meeting for the organization would be in violation of the country’s customary law. The convict could face up to 14 years in prison for aiding and abetting terrorism.
The United States has again imposed sanctions on Iran. The US Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on six individuals and one organization for allegedly trying to “influence” the US presidential election.
The US Treasury Department said in a statement on Thursday that the sanctions were imposed on those seeking to influence the 2020 US presidential election.
Tehran has called the new sanctions a repeat of Washington’s long-failed policy against Iran.
Presidential elections are held in the United States in November 2020. Prior to the election, the administration of then-US President Donald Trump had accused Iran, Russia and China of trying to interfere in the US presidential election.
But current President Joe Biden has imposed sanctions on Iran at a time when Biden has expressed interest in using diplomatic means to re-implement Iran’s nuclear deal.
Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said “the new US sanctions are seen by Iran as a repetition of Trump’s failed policy of imposing maximum pressure on Iran.”
Khatibzadeh added that the US was imposing such sanctions out of frustration and recklessness.
Turkey releases Syrian singer Omar Suleiman Omar Suleiman’s manager and local security sources confirmed his release on Friday, Al Arabiya reported.
He was arrested two days ago on charges of involvement with Kurdish militias, al-Arabiya reported.
A court in Turkey’s Sanliurfa province bordering Syria released him unconditionally after giving a statement to security forces, sources said.
According to Al Arabiya, Omar began his music career in southern Syria by singing at various domestic events, including weddings. Later, his fame spread in the international arena through upbeat electronic music.
He has released several albums with world-renowned singers such as Buzzark and Four Tate. She also sang at the Glastonbury Festival in Britain and at a concert for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.
Omar Suleiman is one of the 3.7 million refugees fleeing Syria. He has been living in Turkey’s Sanliurfa province for almost a decade.