· Boris Johnson has to stand up to Netanyahu’s annexation plans – for the sake of the Palestinians and peace →
So much so that within the EU a debate has started over whether, if Netanyahu implements his threat, sanctions should be applied to Israel as they have been to Russia over its illegal annexation of Crimea.
· France, Britain, Germany ‘regret’ US end to Iran nuclear waivers →
PARIS, May 30 — France, Germany and Britain today criticised a US decision to end sanctions waivers allowing work on Iranian nuclear sites designed to prevent weapons development.
· Hong Kong leaders say Trump 'completely wrong' for curbing ties →
Speaking hours after Trump said the city no longer warranted economic privileges and some officials could face sanctions, security minister John Lee told reporters that Hong Kong's government could not be threatened and would push ahead with the new laws.
· UNSC extends South Sudan arms embargo until May 2021 →
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has adopted a resolution on Friday extending until May next year an arms embargo on South Sudan and a travel ban and financial sanctions for targeted individuals.
· 'Dominic Raab must resign or be sacked': Harry Dunn's parents on their long fight for justice →
Their local MP, Conservative Andrea Leadsom, writes to Raab suggesting three penalties if the US continues to refuse to extradite Sacoolas: sanctions, expelling diplomats and closing RAF Croughton.
The New York Times
· In Hong Kong, Anxiety and Defiance Over Trump’s Move to Cut Ties →
Officials in Hong Kong and China would also be sanctioned over the decision to impose national security laws.
· Hong Kong officials lash out at Trump plan to strip city of special status →
Speaking hours after Trump said the city no longer warranted economic privileges and some officials could face sanctions, security minister John Lee told reporters on Saturday that Hong Kong’s government could not be threatened and would push ahead with the new laws.
· Jared Kushner is a Know Nothing – not just because he has failed on so many fronts →
The Republicans promised to restore the rule of law after the election by bringing members of the current federal administration before the bar of justice for their crimes: “That all these things have been done with the knowledge, sanction, and procurement of the present National Administration; and that for this high crime against the Constitution, the Union, and humanity, we arraign that Administration, the President, his advisers, agents, supporters, apologists, and accessories, either before or after the fact, before the country and before the world; and that it is our fixed purpose to bring the actual perpetrators of these atrocious outrages and their accomplices to a sure and condign punishment thereafter.”
The China Post
· China says US action on Hong Kong ‘doomed to fail’ →
Speculation over Washington’s response has included the possibility that those connected with the crackdown, including members of the Hong Kong police force, could face U.S. travel bans or other sanctions.
· What could losing U.S. 'special status' mean for Hong Kong? →
Short of military action, economic sanctions are really the only strong action the free world can take against Hong Kong- a puppet of Communist China.