Trump Agree on New Sanctions against Iran

US President Donald Trump approves new sanctions against Iran on Friday but for the third time dismisses heavy sanctions aimed at pushing Iran to disarm its nuclear weapons research.

Trump says he does not enforce the sanctions in order to grant Congress and its 120-day European allies to amend the agreement, or else the United States would abandon the agreement.

Trump's proposal to "fix harmful vulnerabilities" includes the consent of Iran to open all its locations to international inspectors, from Iran that they will never develop nuclear weapons.

According to the White House, any new agreement with Iran should cover the Iranian missile and limit its uranium enrichment period forever.

"If there is no such agreement, America will not remove sanctions within the framework of Iran's nuclear deal. And if at any time I judge that agreement can not be reached, I will withdraw from that agreement immediately, "Trump said in a statement. [ps/jm]

KBRI Make Sure No WNI Arrested ICE

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Washington DC on Thursday (11/1) confirmed that no Indonesian nationals were arrested during a raid operation by the Immigration & Customs Agency (ICE) conducted Wednesday (10/1) )

"At the moment there are no Indonesians caught in ICE operations," said Muhammad Al Aula, First Secretary of Information Function of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Washington DC when contacted by VOA. But the embassy said it would soon provide additional information if there were new developments

21 People Arrested in ICE Operation Wednesday (10/1)

ICE officers raided 98 7-Eleven stores in 17 countries section and the District of Colombia since Wednesday morning, gave audit notices and interviewed store employees. This operation is the largest targeted owner and employee of 7-Eleven stores since President Trump took office in January 2017. At least 21 people were arrested in the operation.

In a written statement as reported by some media in America, ICE senior official Thomas D. Homan said "today's actions send a strong message to US businesspeople employing illegal workers that ICE will enforce the law, and if you are found to be in violation of the law, you will be held accountable. "

ICE said it has sent a number of officers to deliver audit notices and conduct interviews since six o'clock in the morning, which left dozens of 7-Eleven stores forced to close for a while . Seventeen states where the raids are conducted are California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and District of Columbia

7-Eleven: We Always Obey the Immigration Act Seriously

According to its website, 7-Eleven whose headquarters is located in Irving, Texas, has more than 600 thousand stores around the world . But as quoted by the Washington Post Thursday, the company said it was not responsible for the decision to hire employees by each franchise owner.

"Franchise 7-Eleven is an independent business owner and fully responsible for their employees, including deciding who will be employed and verifying eligibility to work in America, "the company said in a written statement emailed to the newspaper.

Added," as part of a 7-Eleven franchise agreement, 7-Eleven requires all franchisees to comply with all federal, state and local employment laws. 7-Eleven abides by immigration law seriously and has terminated franchise agreements with owners convicted of violating this law. "

The operation is expected to continue as the Trump government seeks to enforce stricter immigration rules across America . [em]

Pentagon denies linked unmanned aircraft attack in Syria

The US Department of Defense (Pentagon) strongly denies involvement in drone attacks on Russian airbase in Syria.

The Russian military on Thursday showcased several unmanned aircraft that he claimed were shot down after

Director of Joint Staff, Lieutenant General Fenneth F. Mckenzie Jr. said: "I firmly state that America is not at all involved with drone attacks at the Russian base anytime."

His comments were delivered during a press conference at the Pentagon. [my/ii]

TV Producers' Competition Amidst Trends to Watch Through Streaming

Amid the shift in entertainment consumption trends from TV to streaming on mobile phones or tablets, TV manufacturers persist with a variety of new tech features. This rivalry is heating up ahead of the top of US TV discounts just weeks before Superbowl's big game in early February.

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CG TOPIC = CES shows the most sophisticated TVs; New features make consumers tempted by new TV; TV remains the ultimate entertainment amid streaming trend

  1. SOT = Steve Koenig / Researcher – Consumer Technology Association
  2. SOT = Nicole Scott / Technology Observer – Mobilegeeks
  3. STANDUP = Nova Poerwadi / VOA – Washington, DC
  4. SOT = Dave Das / Senior VP – Samsung Electronics America

EU looks forward to Trump decision related to Iran nuclear deal

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday he expected the White House to impose new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile program and its destabilizing actions in the Middle East. But he said the decision on whether America would abolish other sanctions under the 2015 nuclear agreement, called JCPOA, is entirely up to President Donald Trump. The deadline for the decision is Friday (1/12). Meanwhile, according to VOA reporter Henry Ridgwell in London, other JCPOA signatories have expressed their support for the deal.

Protesters in Brussels demonstrated against the visit of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday to show their solidarity against anti-government demonstrations in Iran.

But soon after being inside the EU office there, Zarif received a warmer welcome from his colleagues in the European Union, who insisted that the 2015 nuclear deal was proceeding as expected.

Federica Mogherini, Head of Foreign Policy Affairs of the European Union, said, "The agreement reached its primary goal, namely ensuring Iran's nuclear program is controlled and monitored at close range."

British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said other Iranian acts on The Middle East should not affect the nuclear deal.

"We should not say but at the same time we have to focus on what Iran can do to help overcome the crisis in Yemen, help to secure peace in Syria, and help solve other problems in the region. "

The meeting took place at night ahead of a deadline for US President Donald Trump to decide whether to abolish sanctions against Iran under the nuclear deal.

Finance Minister Steve Mnuchin told reporters his decision was up to the president but he predicted there would be new sanctions from the White House. 19659003] "I estimate there will be new sanctions against Iran. We are still considering it. I think there will be new sanctions. "

The 2015 Agreement has put some sanctions against Tehran out after Iran halts its uranium enrichment activities. The UN nuclear agency, the IAEA, said Tehran abides by the terms of the deal.

But according to analyst Paulina Izewicz of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), Europe and the United States have different views on the agreement.

perspective of the United States, the deal is more than just nuclear. There are concerns about Iran's ballistic missile program and Iran's regional activities. The issues are not considered as important by Europe. "

While Europeans support the nuclear deal, Izewicz says the future of the deal depends on President Trump's decision.

" Although all parties have made great efforts to affirm that this is a deal multilaterally, the American decision is crucial to the deal. It's primarily concerned with loosening sanctions and the enormous influence of the United States. "

All attention is now pouring into Washington, precisely to Donald Trump, who is preparing to make a decision, which, according to some observers, of one of the most important foreign policies of the year his first presidential term. [ab/lt]