Maza said that the head of regional government could face legal consequences for disobedience, breaching public duties and misuse of public funds for proceeding with the plebiscite after Spain's Constitutional court suspended the legislation that is the basis of the vote.
On Monday - a day before Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is scheduled to meet with President Trump at the White House - I read Nauert's remarks to Sanders and asked if the USA would endorse an independent Catalonia after the controversial vote Sunday.
Spanish authorities have done enough to discredit and prevent a planned referendum this Sunday on independence in Catalonia, two senior government officials told Reuters on Monday, though they may now let a secession "party" happen.
Demonstrators carried pro-independence flags and signs calling for the October 1 vote that the Spanish government calls illegal and has pledged to stop.
"I'm just for a united Spain", said Mr Trump, who cast doubt on polling data predicting a "yes" vote for independence will win.
People who favour independence say Catalonia, which has its own language and culture, is a "nation" - not a "nationality" as recognised by the Spanish constitution - and that as such they should be allowed to have their own state.
Polls show Catalans are split on the issue of independence, but a large majority want to vote in a legitimate referendum to settle the matter.
It is cracking down on organizers by threatening them with prosecution.
However, the Catalan government maintained on Tuesday that the vote would still take place.
Eighteen MSPs expressed "grave concern" at the actions of the Spanish state in a letter to Spain's prime minister.
Catalonia's separatists have pledged to hold the vote regardless.
The Catalan government maintains the referendum will go ahead although it has not explained where people will vote if they can not access the voting booths. "They are excluding half the population", Dastis said. He also voiced his worry that Sunday could see violence in the Catalan region.
Although Catalonia enjoys a certain measure of autonomy, separtists have long campaigned for independence for a wealthy region with its own language and cultural traditions.
The unveiling by the Revolutionary Guard came during a military parade in Tehran that commemorated the 1980s Iraq-Iran war. Rouhani said that the country will boost its military capabilities, from missiles to ground, air and sea forces.
The legislation would do away with Obamacare's individual mandate requiring most Americans to buy health insurance or pay a fine. After blasting McCain, Trump on Saturday singled out Paul and Murkowski. "We're all in", one senior GOP aide said.
Costa has not featured for Chelsea this season, after he was told through text message that he is not in Antonio Conte's plan. Costa joined Chelsea from Atletico in July 2014 for 32 million pounds ($41.2 million at the time) on a five-year deal.
Trump said the United States would "totally destroy" North Korea if it threatened the United States or its allies. There have been concerns about the stability of the nuclear test site since the September 3 test.
The province of Catalonia's headlong rush towards independence challenges the very roots of Spain's existence as a unitary state. Puigdemont reiterated his call for Catalans to "defend democracy" and to vote en masse in the referendum.
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An Egyptian woman who was dubbed world's heaviest woman has passed away at a hospital in Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates aged 37. Eman was kept on a strict diet at Abu Dhabi and was being treated for her seizures and severe depression.
The ban also applies to vessels that have done a ship-to-ship transfer with a vessel that has visited North Korea within 180 days. China, responsible for about 90 percent of North Korea's trade, serves as the country's conduit to the worldwide banking system.
Joy Allen added: "As a former Navy daughter, Navy wife and mother of a child born at NAS JAX I am sicken by this behaviour". ABC affiliate WFTS reported that the photo is an image from a Snapchat account belonging to one of the employees.
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