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Weekly Security Digest - January 17, 2021

US designates Cuba state sponsor of terrorism

The U.S. State Department announced Monday that it is designating Cuba a state sponsor of terror, accusing it of providing safe harbor to malicious actors and engaging in "malign behavior" in the region.

U.S. plans new Iran sanctions related to metals, conventional arms

The United States plans to announce additional Iran sanctions on Friday related to conventional arms and to the metals industry, sources familiar with the matter said.

U.S. to Designate Iran-Backed Houthis in Yemen as Terrorist Group

The U.S. plans to designate the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen as a foreign terrorist group, a move some Western officials and aid agencies said would impede stalled peace talks and hurt the economy of an impoverished nation at risk of famine.

Israel hits 2 million vaccinated with 1st dose; police to up closure enforcement

Israel on Thursday marked the milestone of having inoculated 2 million people with the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, as the country pushed forward with the national vaccination drive amid record daily infections.

Biden announces William Burns for CIA director

President-elect Joe Biden announced Ambassador William Burns as his nominee for director of the CIA on Monday.


Thank you Janet for submitting Martin Tschantz to be Secure America Now's Veteran of the Week!

"He was an Army medic who served in the European theater - England, France, and Belgium. My father is still going strong at age 96. I have all the letters he mailed home during his service from 1943-1946."

Thank you, Martin, for your service!

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U.S. to Designate Iran-Backed Houthis in Yemen as Terrorist Group

The U.S. plans to designate the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen as a foreign terrorist group, a move some Western officials and aid agencies said would impede stalled peace talks and hurt the economy of an impoverished nation at risk of famine.

 

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