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U.S. to cut UNRWA funding if Palestinians don't return to negotiations

03 January 2018

The State Department has been communicating with protesters through their Farsi-language social media accounts, posting statements of support from USA and world leaders, despite the Iranian government's decision to block access to some websites.

On New Year's Day Donald Trump tweeted: "Iran is failing at every level despite the bad deal made with them by the Obama Administration".

· "Let go of Syria, think of us!"

She said: "This is the precise picture of a long opressed people rising up against their dictators".

"The civilized world must remain united and vigilant against the rogue state's development of a nuclear arsenal".

Congress MLA slaps on-duty police, gets slapped in return
Rahul is in Shimla on Friday to review the party's performance in the recently held assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh. The BJP wrested power from the Congress , winning close to a two thirds majority with 44 seats in the 68-member Assembly.

According to Haley, US President Donald Trump "doesn't want to give any additional funding until the Palestinians agree to come back to the negotiation table".

Chun Yung-woo, a former South Korean national security adviser, said Seoul should have taken more time before reacting to Kim's comments. "We're going to make sure they come to the table and we want to move forward with the peace process".

Haley said the USA will call for an emergency session of the U.N.in NY, as well as at the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

"What we saw with the resolution was not helpful to the situation", Haley said speaking with reporters following a televised speech.

"In these first days of 2018, nowhere is the urgency of peace, security and freedom being more tested than in Iran", she said.

Daughter of police victim dies from brain damage
Erica Garner , an activist and the daughter of Eric Garner , who was killed from a police choke hold in 2014, has died. In a tweet on Saturday , de Blasio praised Erica Garner's "unshakable sense of justice and passion for humanity".

USA ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley threatened on Tuesday that the U.S. would cut funding to the UN's Palestinian refugee relief agency if the Israeli-Palestinian peace process fails to move forward. "And the people in Iran are able to get into those sites through VPN (virtual private networks)".

Over the past week, anti-government protesters have stormed the streets in dozens of cities across the country, demanding among other things their release from the iron grip of the ruling theocracy. The regime is also shutting down schools in response to the protests.

Around 20 protesters have been murdered by the Iranian regime and over 450 have been arrested.

She said Pakistan plays a "double game" by cooperating with the USA while harboring terror groups that operate in neighboring Afghanistan.

Diplomats tell CNN the Trump administration was in touch with European allies over the weekend to coordinate strategies, but efforts to put out a joint statement were met with reluctance from some governments.

2-hour computer outage at USA customs causes delays nationwide
Making the situation worse is that Monday was a busy day, with a lot of people returning home from the holiday. A spokesperson tells CBS News that Customs and Border Patrol has been contacted and are investigating.

U.S. to cut UNRWA funding if Palestinians don't return to negotiations