Syrians detained, deported from Istanbul and Beirut; Putin opponent poisoned

While the Syrians are being subjected to forced deportation and ill-treatment in Turkey and Lebanon, Iran has linked the seizure of tankers to the nuclear deal. Russian authorities have arrested more than 1,000 people and the opposition leader has been poisoned.

World newspapers on Monday discussed the Euro-Iranian negotiations, China-US trade negotiations, the resignation of the head of US intelligence, and the Syrian refugees persecuting the Turkish Justice and Development government and harassing the Russian regime.

Iran links British seizure of tanker to troubled nuclear deal

Iran for the first time linked the British seizure of an Iranian oil tanker to the stalled nuclear deal yesterday, calling it illegal and a violation of the agreement, according to the New York Times.

By establishing this linkage, it appears that Iran is trying to pressure the Europeans to take advantage of the promised financial benefits of the 2015 agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (J.C.P.O.A).

"Since Iran is entitled to export its oil in accordance with the joint work plan, any impediment to the export of Iranian oil is in fact against JCPOA and against the nuclear deal," Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghji said after emergency talks in Vienna with other parties to the agreement.

A prominent Russian activist in hospital, 1,000+ people arrested

The Washington Times quoted a spokeswoman for Russian opposition Alexei Navalny, who is serving a prison sentence for calling for unauthorized protests, that Navalini was hospitalized on Sunday (July 28th) for severe allergies.

Navalni entered prison this week for 30 days in jail for calling for an unauthorized march to protest the exclusion of a group of opposition candidates from local elections to be held later this year.

Police arrested more than 1,000 people in the Russian capital during Saturday's march in one of the biggest crackdowns on the opposition in recent years, sparking international criticism.

Spokeswoman of Alexei Navalny, said the latter had suffered an allergic reaction, but speculation spread on the Internet that he was poisoned.

According to spokeswoman Kira Yarmesh, Navalny suffered from "severe allergic reaction, severe swelling of the face and redness of the skin."

Senior US intelligence official steps down

The head of the National Intelligence Service, Dan Coates, according to the British newspaper The Times, has joined a series of senior officials who left the work of the administration of US President Donald Trump, after his intention to resign after a dispute with Trump.

Trump said in a news release that Coates would resign in mid-August and that John Ratcliffe, a congressman from Texas, would be nominated to succeed him.

Detention and deportation of Syrian refugees in Beirut and Istanbul

The neighbors of the war still ongoing in Syria, are arresting hundreds of workers and sending them back to areas still troubled by Syria, raising fears of mass deportations, which will put many refugees at risk, the Guardian said.

The newspaper said the Syrians living in Istanbul and Beirut have been targeted by immigration authorities in recent weeks, noting that about a thousand Syrian refugees were detained last weekend and given 30 days to leave.

According to the newspaper, some refugees in Istanbul described their deportation through three detention centers, where their mobile phones were confiscated, they could not contact their families or lawyers, and were forced to sign documents stating that they had agreed "voluntarily" to return to Syria.

According to the report, Syrian refugees in Beirut, many of whom do not have official papers, said they had been fired from their jobs earlier this month, in accordance with a decision by the Lebanese government to give priority to Lebanese workers.


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