According to Eqtesadnews, the approval of Trump’s proposal in the House of Representatives and the opposition to the veto, the record number of coron deaths in South Korea, the continuing tensions in Iraq and the sentencing of Saudi human rights activists were the most important news that made headlines in the international media at noon.
Increase support package pending Senate approval
The crisis caused by the Corona virus epidemic also hit US lawmakers in the final week of the year. Despite Donald Trump putting his signature to the congressional support package on Sunday at the end of a breathtaking debate, lawmakers kept their promise yesterday and voted on a new proposal.
Under the proposal, the amount of assistance to people with an annual income of less than $ 75,000 will increase from $ 600 to $ 2,000. According to Reuters, the proposal was approved by a significant vote of 275 to 134 and was sent to the Senate for approval; Where there is little hope of confirmation. Contrary to expectations, some Republicans voted in favor of the Democrats’ proposal, but the main motivation for Republicans to oppose the proposal is to impose another $ 467 billion on the government.
Joe Biden, who yesterday strongly criticized the non-cooperation of the Donald Trump administration’s security team with the representatives of the transitional government, calling it the worst irresponsibility for the security of the American people, welcomed and supported the passage of this bill in the parliament.
Georgia Republican senators, who are running in the run-up to the Senate run-off election in the coming days, have been ambivalent about the bill, saying they all agree with Donald Trump. Their approval of the proposed increase in aid, backed by Democrats and Donald Trump, is in stark contrast to the views of the Republican Party and its supporters. Opposition to the proposal, on the other hand, somehow pits them against Donald Trump and jeopardizes their popularity. The outcome of Georgia’s run-off election is crucial to the future of Congress, and if Republicans lose, they will lose a majority in the Senate.
US lawmakers also voted in favor of Donald Trump’s $ 740 billion defense bill yesterday, with a resounding 332-74 vote. 109 Republicans also joined the Democrats in this poll. If approved by two-thirds of the Senate, Congress will for the first time ignore Donald Trump’s veto on his eve of saying goodbye to the White House.
Eyes of Hope Markets
Energy and stock markets reacted to rising approval for a larger support package than the current one in the United States. Brent crude was up 23 cents (0.5 percent) at $ 51.09 a barrel on Tuesday, and West Texas Intermediate crude futures were up 23 cents (0.5 percent) at $ 47.85 a barrel. Although the outbreak of the English version of the coronavirus worries market participants, analysts cite the agreement between Britain and the European Union over the election as an important factor in raising hopes, in addition to the impact of the stimulus package in the United States. The stock market in Asia also had a significant situation yesterday Exchange Japan had an extraordinary experience.
The virus invades South Korea again
South Korea, one of the most successful countries in controlling the corona virus, said 40 people had died in the past 24 hours. According to the Associated Press, this is the highest daily death toll in South Korea since the beginning of the epidemic.
Increasing Russian presence in northern Syria
Russia is stepping up its forces in northern Syria as the conflict intensifies, Sputnik news agency reported. The decision comes after clashes in the region escalated between Turkish-backed forces and Kurdish forces. The clashes are said to have taken place near the economically important M4 highway near the northern Syrian city of Ain Isa.
Request the expulsion of alien militants
Al-Arabiya reported that the French Foreign Ministry on Monday night issued a statement urging all parties involved in Libya to focus on the political process and prepare for next year’s elections. The statement called for the expulsion of foreign fighters from Libya, stressing the need for a ceasefire between the National Army under the command of General Khalifa Haftar and Al-Wefaq forces led by Faizal Saraj. In this regard, a meeting was held between the two sides on Monday afternoon to prepare for the elections, but no result was obtained.
End tensions with the United States in Iraq
Iraj Masjedi, Iran’s ambassador to Baghdad, said in an interview with Iraq’s Al-Ahd network last night that Iran had not made Iraq a place to settle accounts with the United States, and that tensions between Tehran and Washington had ended following Iran’s response to the assassination of Sardar Qassem Soleimani. While denying Iran’s involvement in Iraq or any of its policy dictates, he stressed that Iran had no role in the recent attack on the US embassy and did not support any group responsible.
The Prime Minister emphasizes his position
According to Al-Arabiya, Mustafa al-Kadhimi said in an interview with the Iraqi state news agency last night that he would not allow anyone to threaten the freedom, security and safety of Iraqi citizens with illegal weapons. Emphasizing that he is an independent prime minister and does not belong to any political current, he said that Iraq is facing a dilemma and that he is ready to complete his mission. “We have a chance to win and restore the nation’s confidence in the Iraqi government,” he said.
Human rights activist imprisoned in Saudi Arabia
According to the BBC, Lugin al-Hazloul, a well-known Saudi women’s rights activist, was sentenced to five years and eight months in prison. The Saudi criminal court, which usually deals with terrorist offenses, suspended him from two years and ten months in prison. Ms. Al-Hazloul has been imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for more than two years and seven months. The court found him guilty of charges such as trying to undermine national security and advancing foreign targets in Saudi Arabia.
Ms. Al-Hazloul and several women’s rights activists fought for rights such as women’s driving rights in Saudi Arabia. The ban on women driving was lifted in Saudi Arabia two years ago. But these women were detained before the law was repealed. Until then, Saudi Arabia was the only country in the world where women were not allowed to drive. Ms. Al-Hazloul says she was tortured during her detention.