Quick Quotes for Your Weekend

September 15, 2018
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“.@khamenei ir fancies himself the leader of the Islamic world, but his regime has been totally silent as Chinaathe top buyer of #Iran’s oilahas persecuted and detained hundreds of thousands of its Muslim citizens.”

Sec. of State Mike Pompeo addressing the leader of Iran in a tweet as the UN reports China holds at least 1 million Uighur Muslims in detention camps to reportedly get them to renounce Islam. China denies this practice.
“Our friends had been suggesting for a long time that we visit this wonderful town.”

Alexander Petrov, along with Ruslan Boshirov, to Russia's state-run RT TV on why they were in the area of Salisbury, England last March. UK gov't says the two men are suspects in the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal & his daughter Yulia with a rare nerve agent in the UK.
"He is a completely expressive character with an incredibly wide range of emotions, and I’ve had to step up my game to compete.”

Christiani Pitts, actress, on her starring role with a 20 foot tall, 2,000 pound puppet in the Broadway show King Kong expected this Fall. It takes 14 performers to operate the massive King Kong puppet.
“There are no immediate plans to replace it… I would also say, ‘Never say never.'”

Hinrich J. Woebcken, Volkswagen America CEO, on the automaker's plans to scrap its Beetle model. Designed in the 1930s, German automaker VW had to scrap production of its "bug" model due to WWII, but once it arrived in America it soared in popularity during the 1960s.

Enjoy your weekend!

by Jenna Lee,