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CNBC—Iran threatens to close the Strait of Hormuz. The strait handles according to CNBC, about “a third of the world’s seaborne oil traffic.” The threat comes after the State Department announced on July 2nd, that they are working to stop all Iranian crude oil imports by November 4th, “As I mentioned earlier on the energy front, sanctions are set to be re-imposed on November 4th. Our focus is on getting as many countries importing Iranian crude down to zero as soon as possible.”

@ The News Blender has short summary of the reported front-runners.

CNN MoneyNATO spending is based on the member countries own defense spending on their own Military not on other peoples military. NATO’s role is to aid other countries in their time of need to defend the member countries country, this has only occurred one time. When America called up NATO to help fight after 9/11.

As a reminder one service member was killed over the weekend in Afghanistan, and two others were wounded. NATO explained in a statement it was being investigated as an insider attack. Department of Defense on Sunday released the name of the Army solider that was killed in action, “Cpl. Joseph Maciel of South Gate, California.”

The News Blender: July 1st, it was reported that North Korea has more than one secret nuclear site, and that it appears Kim Jong un, has plans to deceive the U.S.

The News Blender: July 7th, it was reported that North Korea has expressed “regret,” over the countries meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who on his last visit to North Korea did not meet with Kim Jong un personally.

The New York Times—The title of the article, “U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials.”

The Resolution: was expected to be approved by hundreds of governments states in part according to the Times article, “the resolution says that mother’s milk is healthiest for children and countries should strive to limit the inaccurate or misleading marketing of breast milk substitutes.”

The U.S. Delegation: Took issue with some language in the resolution, according to the Times article, “protect, promote and support breast-feeding” was asked to be removed or watered down. A second passage that called on policymakers to restrict promotion of “food products that any experts say can have deleterious effects on young children.”

According to the Times article when discussions failed, witnesses state that the U.S. delegation resorted to threatening countries, Ecuador first, with punishing trade measures if they did not drop the resolution.

The article names some countries that agreed it happened, other countries fearing U.S. government action, refused to be named, the named countries, “according to officials from Uruguay, Mexico and the United States.”

“What happened was tantamount to blackmail, with the U.S. holding the world hostage and trying to overturn nearly 40 years of consensus on the best way to protect infant and young child health,” said Patti Rundall policy maker of the British advocacy group Baby Milk Action.

Russia eventually stepped in and introduced the resolution the U.S. delegation did not threaten them.

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