TRNS News Notes By Victoria Jones
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Hamid Abutalebi was involved in the 1979 hostage crisis in Iran where Americans were held for more than a year.
Recent fighting in the city has cut its residents off from urgent deliveries of humanitarian aid, the opposition Syrian National Coalition said.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Ukraine is ready to fight to hold onto the annexed region, but will concentrate on working with the international community.
The delayed review of the pipeline now likely takes the issue off the table for the upcoming November elections.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Friday told TRNS he wasn’t sure who was behind antisemitic flyers in eastern Ukraine.
“News reports of disturbing, anti-Semitic pamphlets show the kind of neo-Nazi thugs with whom Vladimir Putin is willing to associate,” Reid said on Thursday.