pompeo:-we’ll-help-‘legitimate’-latin-america-govts-prevent-protests-from-“morphing-into-riots”

For Washington it’s never too late to dust off the ole Monroe Doctrine, apparently. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday issued a bombshell declaration concerning US Latin America policy, vowing Washington’s support to countries facing mass protests and unrest which Pompeo says could be hijacked by Cuba and Venezuela (and thus by extension allies…

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iran-to-uk: we’ll-proceed-oil-exports-“underneath-any-stipulations”-as-detained-tanker-crew-released

As the “tanker wars” continue Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned his British counterpart Jeremy Hunt in a telephone call on Saturday that Iran plans to continue its oil exports “under any conditions”. Zarif also repeated Iranian demands for the UK to release the Grace 1 oil tanker, seized over a week ago after it…

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