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.
Saudi Arabia has set a new age limit for foreign nationals to perform the holy Umrah. According to the new decision, from now on, foreign nationals between the ages of 18 and 50 will be able to perform Umrah.
According to Gulf News, foreigners will be able to enter the country with two doses of Kovid vaccine approved by the Saudi government. Must also have a certificate of immunization. Foreigners must obtain an electric entry visa through a platform of the Saudi Foreign Ministry by submitting this information proof.
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has recently launched a health app called Itmarna and Tawakkalna for foreigners performing Umrah at the Grand Mosque in Mecca and offering prayers at the Nawabi Mosque in Medina.
Those who wish to issue a permit can go to the Tawakkalna app and select the type and date of the permit by clicking on the ‘Issue Permits’ option in the Hajj and Umrah services.
After selecting the type of permit, the applicant has to give the information about where he wants to stay and where he came from.