Carter: Saudi Leaders Support Iran Deal

22 July, 2015

The U.S. Defense Secretary said Wednesday that Saudi Arabian leaders told him they support the agreement on Iran's nuclear program.

Ash Carter met with King Salman, Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman and other Saudi officials in Jeddah. He spoke to reporters later.

He said both the king and the minister expressed their support for the deal. Mr. Carter also told reporters that the king is expected to visit Washington in the fall.

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, meets with Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, right, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, meets with Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, right, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Turkey blocks Twitter over ‘malicious' photos

Turkey briefly blocked access to Twitter Wednesday to prevent the spread of images of Monday's bombing in Suruc. At least 30 people died and many others were wounded in the attack.

A Turkish government official said that Twitter access was returned after the company "removed malicious content, including hate speech, in line with the court order."

Turkish officials confirmed that Monday's bombing was a suicide attack. They identified the bomber as Seyh Abdurrahman Alagoz, a 20-year-old Turkish national. The explosion targeted an activist group that was planning to travel to Syria to help rebuild the city of Kobani.

Twenty dead in two attacks in Cameroon

At least 20 people were killed in northern Cameroon Wednesday in two suicide bombings. Officials there are blaming the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram.

The attacks took place in Maroua, the capital of Cameroon's Far North Region. The two attackers were women.

Cameroon banned full-face coverings last week after Boko Haram attacks in the town of Fotokol. The bombers were women dressed as devout Muslims.

Charleston church shooter faces hate crime charges

The U.S. Attorney General spoke to reporters Wednesday about the suspect in the mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. Loretta Lynch said Dylann Roof faces federal hate crimes and firearms charges. She said the charges could lead to a sentence of life in prison or death.

Roof is accused of killing nine people at a historically black church last month.

Ms. Lynch said the federal government has not decided if it will seek the death penalty if the suspect is found guilty.


Words in the News

malicious - adj. having or showing a desire to cause harm to another person

devout - adj. deeply religious