Essebsi relents, will swear in 10 ministers
Washington, a symbol of black pride and empowerment. Earlier on his trip to Iran, state television published a short video clip of Farrakhan trying to say “Death to Israel” in Farsi, a common chant at rallies in the decades after Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution.
He began to repeat it, but the crowd at Tehran University sitting at Farrakhan’s event then substituted “America” for “Israel”, drawing laughter.
After the video clip spread online, Farrakhan issued a statement saying “I never led a chant calling for death to America; I asked a question about how to pronounce the chant in Farsi during my meeting with Iranian students and an examination of the video shows just that”.
Farrakhan had harsh words for Trump. “It is your policies that are eroding trust for you in the world… and now you are pulling apart, confused,” Farrakhan said. “If you do this, you will bring about not the Iranian chant… you will bring about the death of the greatest nation that has been on this Earth in the last 6 000 years.” TUNIS: Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi said he was ready to swear in 10 new ministers named in a reshuffle that he originally rejected, easing a high-level political stand-off that alarmed donors.
Prime Minister Youssef Chahed announced the reshuffle on Monday – but Essebsi quickly rejected it, saying he was not consulted.
Yesterday he relented and said he would swear in the ministers if parliament approved the changes.
The dispute highlighted tensions at the highest levels of Tunisian politics that have been exacerbated by an economic crisis.
LOUIS Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam.