Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

'Game of Thrones' stars react to Donald Trump's 'sanctions are coming'

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Freda Brock | 05 November, 2018, 21:34

He gave no further explanation.

Mr Trump's tweet referred to decision by the USA on Friday to restore sanctions on Iran, which had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, but carved out exemptions for eight countries that could still import oil from the Islamic Republic without penalty. "The U.S.is reimposing the toughest sanctions ever on Iran, targeting numerous corrupt regime's critical sectors".

For anyone who doesn't watch "Game of Thrones", it depicts an epic struggle among seven kingdoms for power, which is kaleidoscopic over time since different ruling houses get the upper hand. 2, after President Donald Trump referenced the HBO show in a tweet about sanctions against Iran, stars Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams fired back at Trump's social media post in order to criticize his message.

Trump announced in May that the USA would be withdrawing from the deal altogether.

The US has told various countries, including India, to cut oil imports from the Persian Gulf nation to "zero" by November 4 or face sanctions. On Friday, his administration reaffirmed sanctions on Iran days before midterm elections.

May's 'secret' Brexit deal avoids Irish backstop
British Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab tabled the proposal during a "robust" meeting with Tánaiste Simon Coveney last Tuesday. This would avoid the EU's "backstop" solution of treating Northern Ireland differently from the rest of Britain.

HBO was quick to respond, saying in a statement to CNN: "We were not aware of this messaging and would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes". Today, that took the form of a Game of Thrones meme that HBO is none too pleased about.

"It'd be amusing if it wasn't so scary and pathetic", she added. I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing.

"Game of Thrones" is based on the George R.R. Martin book series "A Song of Ice and Fire".

As part of his latest post over on Not a Blog (h/t ComicBook.com), Martin addressed news that Naomi Watts has signed on for the planned Thrones prequel series, which is now known officially as The Longest Night. "This is all a game for him".

The rest of the internet did what it does best and slapped Trump's likeness in a number of Game of Thrones memes, added a caption and called it a day.

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