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‘Weddings Are Expensive’, – 1,200 Couples Get Hitched In Mass Wedding

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Some 1,200 couples tied the knot in a mass ceremony on the outskirts of Mexico City on Wednesday, setting a record for the town of Nezahualcoyotl’s annual Valentine’s Day tradition.

Couples of varying generations said “I do” in the town square, some to save money and others to finally make official long-standing relationships.

“Weddings are expensive,” newlywed Rosalin Ruiz, 28, told AFP.

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Dressed in white, she sealed her union with partner Ricardo Reyes, 30, in a “more accessible” way, via this year’s “matrimonio colectivo,” or collective marriage.

Yosimar Carrasco and Alejandra Godinez, both 37, were motivated by the desire to have a “different experience,” while for Pilar Hernandez and Susana Inocente, both 40, it was the opportunity for the LGBTQ couple to vindicate “equal rights.”

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A round of applause erupted in the square when Sonia Cruz, director of the state civil registry, declared the couples joined in “lawful matrimony” and invited them to kiss.

This year’s ceremony, sponsored by the local mayor’s office, also awarded Nezahualcoyotl’s three longest-married couples, including one in a union of 50 years, who received televisions and armchairs.

A similar Valentine’s Day mass wedding in Nicaragua saw 200 couples get hitched on the shores of Managua’s Lake Xolotlan.

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JUST IN: Iran Summons French, British, German Envoys Over Reactions To Israel Attack

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Iran summoned the French, British, and German ambassadors to Tehran on Sunday over reactions to Iran’s missile and drone attack on Israel.

“The British, French, and German ambassadors to Tehran were summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs following the irresponsible positions of certain officials of these countries regarding Iran’s response to the actions of the Zionist regime (Israel) against the nationals and interests of our country,” the official IRNA news agency said.

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Tension Heightens As US, Britain , France, Others React To Iran Strikes On Israel

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Western powers condemned Iran’s strikes on Israel late Saturday, warning the attack threatened to escalate the destabilisation of the Middle East.

Here are some of the main reactions so far:

– United States: ‘ironclad’

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US National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson reiterated President Joe Biden’s “ironclad” support for Israel’s security.

“The United States will stand with the people of Israel and support their defense against these threats from Iran,” she said in a statement.

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She said “President Biden is being regularly updated on the situation.”

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– EU: ‘unprecedented’

The European Union’s foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell condemned the strikes as “an unprecedented escalation and a grave threat to regional security,” in a message on X.

– Britain: ‘reckless’

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in a statement condemned the “reckless” strikes that he said “risk inflaming tensions and destabilising the region. Iran has once again demonstrated that it is intent on sowing chaos in its own backyard.”

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– France: ‘new level’

France’s Foreign Minister Stephane Sejourne on X said that “in deciding to take this unprecedented action, Iran has reached a new level in its acts of destabilisation and is risking a military escalation.”

– Italy: ‘concern’

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Italy’s Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani said his country was following the situation “with attention and concern” and was “ready to manage any kind of scenario”.

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III World War Looms As US Openly Supports Israel, Downs Drones Fired By Iran

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President Joe Biden said Saturday that US forces helped take down “nearly all” the drones and missiles fired by Iran at Israel, adding that he had reaffirmed his “ironclad” support to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Biden added in a statement that he would convene his fellow leaders of the G7 group of wealthy nations on Sunday to coordinate a “united diplomatic response” to Iran’s “brazen” attack.

“Iran — and its proxies operating out of Yemen, Syria and Iraq — launched an unprecedented air attack against military facilities in Israel. I condemn these attacks in the strongest possible terms,” Biden said.

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He said he had ordered US military aircraft and ballistic missile defense destroyers to the Middle East in recent days as the likely Iranian threat to the key US ally became clear.

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Thanks to these deployments and the extraordinary skill of our servicemembers, we helped Israel take down nearly all of the incoming drones and missiles,” Biden said.

Biden added that he had spoken to Netanyahu to “reaffirm America’s ironclad commitment” to Israel’s security.

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“I told him that Israel demonstrated a remarkable capacity to defend against and defeat even unprecedented attacks — sending a clear message to its foes that they cannot effectively threaten the security of Israel,” he said.

No US forces or facilities had come under attack from Iran, he said.

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