Iran Demands Ransom for Seized South Korean Vessel

The Iranian government made its clearest demand to South Korea for a ransom payment to release a captive tanker and crew on Sunday, dismissing South Korea’s diplomatic efforts to secure their release as “politicizing” the issue and telling Seoul to show some “political will” by unfreezing $7 billion of Iranian funds held by South Korean banks.

In this photo released Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, by Tasnim News Agency, a seized South Korean-flagged tanker is escorted by Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats on the Persian Gulf. Iranian state television acknowledged that Tehran seized the oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. The report on Monday alleged the MT …

North American Couple Abducted by Taliban Resurfaces in Video

A new video purports to show an American woman and her Canadian husband, who were taken hostage by the Afghan Taliban in 2012, pleading for help from their respective governments and warning that their captors will kill them, their family, and other prisoners, including women and children, unless the Afghan government stops executing Taliban prisoners.

North American Couple Abducted by Taliban Resurfaces in Video

Blue State Blues: Obama & Hillary Let Iran Take Israel and the Jews Hostage

Not even Clinton’s best defenders can name one thing she has done for Israel. She has embraced the antisemitic Black Lives Matter movement, which accuses Israel of “genocide.” And she not only supported the Iran deal, but also chose a running mate who boycotted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s 2015 speech against it.

Blue State Blues (Breitbart)