Louis Farrakhan, in Iran, warns Trump a Mideast war possible

Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, is long known for provocative comments and is widely considered anti-Semitic. (File/AFP)
Updated 08 November 2018

Louis Farrakhan, in Iran, warns Trump a Mideast war possible

DUBAI, UAE: Minister Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, is warning President Donald Trump not to pull “the trigger of war in the Middle East . at the insistence of Israel.”
His remarks came during a visit to Iran where Farrakhan spoke to journalists in Tehran on Thursday.
The 85-year-old Farrakhan, long known for provocative comments widely considered anti-Semitic, criticized the economic sanctions leveled by Trump against Iran after he pulled America from the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.
Farrakhan says he’s “begging our president and the government that supports him to be very, very careful.”
He said: “The war will trigger another kind of war which will bring China, Russia, all of the nations into a war. The war will end America as you know it.”


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DUBAI: Many countries have started easing coronavirus restrictions in a bid to go back to normal life, as global infections reached more than 6.7 million people.

Restaurants, mosques and churches, parks and other public areas have been reopened in the region, including in the UAE which is set to allow 100 percent of companies’ workforce to resume working on site.

In Saudi Arabia, the Ministry of Interior has reinstated restrictions in Jeddah after an evaluation of the city’s health situation. It will last for 15 days.

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