After the downing of a passenger jet resulted in the deaths of 176 people, the global community has scrutinized Iran’s military capabilities and has expressed concern about the possible acquisition of a nuclear weapon.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he hopes a large-scale conflict in the Middle East doesn’t happen. Putin made the comment on Saturday after his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He added he has seen small military activities in the region already.
A security guard in Florida is behind bars after threatening to kill the president on Facebook Live. 26-year-old Chauncy Lump was arrested Saturday, and is now facing federal charges. His bond’s been set at $100,000.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson called Iran’s missile attack on bases in Iraq “reckless and dangerous,” while addressing Parliament about the situation in the Middle East. On Wednesday, Johnson said there were no casualties sustained by the U.S. and no British personnel were injured in the attacks.
Iraq’s parliament has voted in favor of a resolution to expel U.S. troops from the country. The resolution passed on Sunday and will revoke a prior agreement with Washington, which allowed it to send troops to the country to fight the Islamic State.
Democrat lawmakers are criticizing the Trump administration for not consulting with Congress before the recent assassination of an Iranian general. In a statement released Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanded that the White House brief the full Congress on the airstrike as well as detail their plan moving forward.
OAN Newsroom UPDATED 8:48 AM PT — Thursday, January 2, 2020 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netenyahu’s is looking to get a “get out of jail…