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Here is a brief look at Press TV newsroom’s headlines from 1800 GMT, May 31, 2019 to 0800 GMT, June 1, 2019. Iran’s stance on talks The Iranian president says the Islamic Republic favors negotiations if the other side shows respect. Hassan Rouhani said the enemy who is claiming […]
Here is a brief look at Press TV newsroom's headlines from 1800 GMT, May 31, 2019 to 0800 GMT, June 1, 2019.
Iran’s stance on talks
The Iranian president says the Islamic Republic favors negotiations if the other side shows respect. Hassan Rouhani said the enemy who is claiming to be the greatest military power in the world is announcing today that it is not going to enter a war. He said Iran will not give in to others’ bullying. The president hailed the Iranian people’s resistance.
Syria bomb attack
Ten people have been killed and 20 others injured in a bomb attack in the Syrian city of Raqqah, a former stronghold of the Daesh terrorist group. According to the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the explosion claimed the lives of five civilians and five members of the US-backed SDF militant group. The Daesh has claimed responsibility for the attack that followed another explosion which left several people wounded in another part of the city.
Fight for Tripoli
In Libya, the United Nations-backed government forces in Tripoli have launched a counterattack against fighters loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar. The troops of the Government of National Accord, GNA, made progress in areas previously controlled by forces loyal to General Haftar. The GNA forces have reportedly managed to take control of new locations. They also destroyed several armored vehicles belonging to Haftar forces during the new advance. The 75-year-old Haftar is supported by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt. The World Health Organization says more than 500 people have been killed since the general’s forces began the offensive to seize Tripoli.
Thousands of Sudanese protesters have held a sit-in outside the country’s military headquarters in the capital Khartoum. Demonstrators slammed the ruling military council, accusing it of seeking to hijack their revolution. They called for the formation of a civilian government.
China-US trade war
China says it will not compromise on its core principles in the escalating trade tensions with the United States. The Chinese government, in a white paper, says the country does not want a trade war but is ready to fight one if necessary. The document says Washington's row with Beijing has not made America great again and has instead damaged the American economy. It says the United States should bear the sole and entire responsibility for setbacks in its trade negotiations with China. Beijing also warns that any attempt to force a deal through smears and pressure tactic will only spoil the cooperative relationship. The Chinese government’s white paper was released a day after Beijing imposed retaliatory tariffs on billions of dollars worth of US goods.
In Canada, a national inquiry has concluded that the ongoing violence against Indigenous women and girls amounts to genocide. The 1200-page document blames the murder and disappearance of thousands of Indigenous females on state actions and inactions rooted in colonialism. The inquiry says aboriginal women are 12 times more likely to be murdered or go missing than any other women in Canada. The long-awaited report is the culmination of two-and-a-half years of work and will be officially published Monday. It makes 231 recommendations to protect the First Nations in Canada. Indigenous communities had been calling for this inquiry for years. They have held awareness campaigns and rallies across the country and vowed not to rest until justice is served.Source: presstv.com