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Hunt deeply worried about Iran nuclear breach
Featured, United Kingdom

Hunt deeply worried about Iran nuclear breach

    Downing Street has described the news that Iran has breached the 2015 nuclear deal it signed with major foreign powers as extremely concerning. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed that Iran had stockpiled more low grade enriched uranium than the deal permits - raising the spectre of greater confrontation with the US. Theresa May's spokesman said the UK was working with partners to decide what action should be taken. He added: We have been consistently clear that our commitment to the (deal) depends on Iran complying in full with the terms of the deal and we urge them to reverse this step. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who is speaking to Sky News Kay Burley live from 7pm this evening, said he was deeply worried about the breach, adding that the...
Assault, robbery, blackmail: Parliament’s crimes revealed
Featured, London

Assault, robbery, blackmail: Parliament’s crimes revealed

    Crimes reported in parliament have soared by nearly 50% in the last two years, with offences including assault, robbery, blackmail and drug possession, Sky News can reveal. A total of 578 crimes were reported on the parliamentary estate in Westminster between 2016 and 2018, according to figures released by the Metropolitan Police under the Freedom of Information Act. They included a sharp rise in threatening letters being received amid fears MPs are being increasingly targeted due to their beliefs on Brexit. There were 101 reports of letters being sent with the intent to cause distress in 2018 more than double the figure for 2016 (39) and up from 72 reports in 2017. In total, 236 crimes were reported on the parliamentary estate in 2018, a 32% rise on 2017 (179 rep...