Die iranische Führung hatte vor Grossis Ankunft klargestellt, dass die Einschränkungen der IAEA-Inspektionen nicht ganz aufgehoben werden könnten. „Das ist ein Beschluss des Parlaments, den wir auch umsetzen müssen“, sagte Außenminister Dschawad Sarif dem Nachrichtensender Press TV am Sonntag. Demnach sollte die IAEA unter anderem keinen Zugang mehr zu dem Videomaterial der Überwachungskameras in den Atomanlagen haben.
Fakhrizadeh’s death potentially complicates a path back to a nuclear deal and follow-up agreements.
Last week sailors successfully fired a cruise missile against a land target from a FREMM frigate, just a few weeks after the Suffren submarine fired its first naval cruise missile, trouble-free.
In a wide-ranging conversation with Defense News, Baudouard stressed that the Navy is a combat force and as such not only trains for today’s battles but is also preparing for tomorrow’s wars.
A new European military mission is aimed at ensuring safe navigation through the Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping lane, experts told Al-Mashareq.
The European Maritime Awareness in the Strait of Hormuz (EMASOH) was established earlier this year by Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Greece, France, Italy and Denmark.
12. Welche Anstrengungen und Prüfungen hat die Bundesregierung bisher unternommen, um diesbezüglich einen über die politische Unterstützung hinausgehenden Beistand Frankreichs zu ermöglichen?
Die Bundesregierung unterstützt EMASoH und TAKUBA politisch und steht mit ihren Partnern zu weiteren Lageentwicklungen im regelmäßigen Austausch.
13. Wie könnte aus Sicht der Bundesregierung ein über die politische Unter-stützung hinausgehender Beistand Frankreichs aussehen? Welche Gründe sprechen aus Sicht der Bundesregierung gegen einen über die politische Unterstützung hinausgehenden Beistand Frankreichs?
Auf die Antwort zu Frage 12 wird verwiesen.
14. Wie bewertet die Bundesregierung, dass andere europäische Staaten bei den Operationen „Tacouba“ und in der Straße von Hormus teilnehmen? Welche Anforderungen neben der Zustimmung des Deutschen Bundestages müssten erfüllt sein, damit Deutschland über die politische Unterstützung hinausgehend an beiden Operationen teilnehmen würde?
Die Bundesregierung begrüßt das Engagement weiterer europäischer Staaten bei den Operationen TAKUBA sowie in der Straße von Hormus. Auf die Antworten zu den Fragen 12 und 19 wird verwiesen.
Sharing the assessment that the current situation in the Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz remains unstable in a region critical to global stability, and supporting the de-escalation approach when it comes to dealing with regional security issues, the Governments of BELGIUM, DENMARK, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, ITALY, THE NETHERLANDS, AND PORTUGAL politically support the creation of a European-led maritime surveillance mission in the Strait of Hormuz (EMASOH). We welcome any contribution in kind as already declared by DENMARK, FRANCE, GREECE, and THE NETHERLANDS to this effort and look forward to further commitments in the coming days.
Die Beteiligung an der Kriegskoalition im Persischen Golf „scheint gefallen“. Bundestag, Bundesregierung und Bundesverfassungsgericht sind offensichtlich zur ausführenden Dienerschaft ausländischer Mächte verschmolzen. Etablierte Linke, Pazifismus oder Sozialdemokratie von Bedeutung existieren in Deutschland nicht.
The CIA never revealed who spirited the documents out of Iran or how. However, former senior German Foreign Office official Karsten Voigt explained to this reporter in 2013 that the German intelligence agency, the BND, had been furnished with the collection by an occasional source whom the intel chiefs considered less than credible.
And who was this source? According to Voigt, he belonged to the Mujahedeen e-Khalq (MEK), the exile Iranian cult which had fought for Saddam’s Iraqi forces against Iran during the eight-year war and by the early 1990s was passing information and propaganda that Mossad did not want to have attributed to itself.
Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF), Royal Navy and U.S. Navy forces participated in mine countermeasures (MCM) interoperability training in the Arabian Gulf, Nov. 9-12.
Tensions in the region have been seen as extraordinarily high following the assassination of Fakhrizadeh, which Tehran has blamed on the United States and Israel. However, Commander Rebecca Rebarich, a spokesperson for the U.S. Fifth Fleet, told the AFP news agency that the return of CSG 11, under the command of Rear Adm. James A. Kirk, was not related to a specific threat but was part of regional security.
The report consisted of interviews with three people with knowledge of the Mossad — journalist Ronen Bergman and agency veterans Victor Ostrovsky and Ram Ben-Barak. Channel 12 noted the report was approved by Israel’s military censor.
Spy chief widely seen behind killing of Iran’s nuclear weapons chief is a trusted Netanyahu loyalist, and his preferred choice to steer Israel through the coming regional chaos
Any thought of Biden and his people riding into town on white horses to save the nuclear deal is strictly naïve.
The assassination ramps up Middle East tensions after months of relative calm, and risks making it far harder for Joe Biden to fulfil his pledge to open negotiations with Iran and rejoin the 2015 nuclear accord if Tehran agrees to return to full compliance with the deal. Mr Trump and Mr Netanyahu both appear bent on doing their best to scupper the US president-elect’s chances before he settles into the White House.
Strongly condemning the attack, the European Union called it a „criminal act,“ according to media reports.
„We’re still waiting to see the full facts of what’s happened in Iran, but I would say that we stick to the rule of international humanitarian law, which is very clear against targeting civilians,“ said Raab.
The Israel Defense Forces have in recent weeks been instructed to prepare for the possibility that the U.S. will conduct a military strike against Iran before President Trump leaves office, senior Israeli officials tell me.
Das Weiße Haus, die CIA und die israelische Regierung gaben zunächst keinen Kommentar zu der Ermordung des Kernphysikers ab. Aber die Bluttat, nur zehn Monate nach einem tödlichen Drohnenangriff der US-Armee auf den Kommandanten der Quds-Einheiten der Revolutionsgarde, General Qasem Soleimani (Was bewegte Trump zur Entscheidung, Soleimani zu ermorden?), könnte eine Verbesserung der diplomatischen Beziehungen zwischen Washington und Teheran unter dem designierten US-Präsidenten Joe Biden erschweren.
With only a few weeks left until the incoming administration has a chance to relaunch negotiations with the Islamic Republic, Tehran’s foes — in Washington and elsewhere in the Middle East — are gearing up to do whatever they can to stop such efforts even before they begin.
In this respect, the mission to kill Fakhrizadeh was as predictable as it was foolish.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, with the support of President Trump, seems intent on scorching the earth to make it harder for any return to diplomacy under President-elect Joe Biden.
Israel and the Trump administration apparently fear that a Biden administration would seek a quick return to the nuclear agreement, which could revive Iran’s struggling economy and make it harder to contain its influence in the Middle East. Killing Mr. Fakhrizadeh makes that all the more difficult.
The gunmen with the hit squad opened fire on the cars, and an intense gunfight ensued, according to Sepah Cybery, a social media channel affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.
Ahwaze tweeted: ‚According to Iranian leaks, the leader of the assassination team took Fakhrizadeh out of his car and shot him and made sure he was killed.‘
The hit squad then vanished, having sustained no losses to their team, Ahwaze reported.
“In these uncertain times, it is more important than ever for all parties to remain calm and exercise maximum restraint in order to avoid escalation which cannot be in anyone’s interest,” said Peter Sano, lead spokesperson for the external affairs division of the European Union, based in Brussels.
Israel will keep acting against Iran’s nuclear program ‚as needed,‘ an Israeli official who was reportedly involved for years in tracking Mohsen Fakhrizadeh tells the New York Times.
The killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist is likely to impede the country’s military ambitions. Its real purpose may have been to prevent the president-elect from resuming diplomacy with Tehran.
Although CENTCOM did not offer specific information about the move, the UAE base has been the center of operations for planes patrolling the Persian Gulf to monitor activities by Iran’s military.
U.S. Central Command said the U.S. Air Force B-52H “Stratofortress” aircrews conducted the mission on „short notice“ to „deter aggression and reassure U.S. partners and allies.“
“The ability to quickly move forces into, out of and around the theater to seize, retain and exploit the initiative is key to deterring potential aggression,“ said Lt. Gen. Greg Guillot, 9th Air Force commander.
If Mossad was indeed behind the assassination, Israel had a closing window of opportunity in which to carry it out with a green light from an American president, and there seems little doubt that Trump, seeking to play a spoiler role in his last weeks in office, would have given approval, if not active assistance. He is reported to have asked for military options in Iran, in the aftermath of his election defeat.
In fact, every single Western leader would have denounced it as a despicable, evil act of terrorism
The president’s frantic tweets after the news broke of top Iranian nuclear scientist’s assassination make it clear his administration gave its blessing to the Tehran attack attributed to Israel. Could this be Trump’s final frenzy?
„It’s Iran, Iran, Iran,“ Israeli cabinet minister Tzachi Hanegbi told Israel’s Army Radio when asked about the visit. „It is very, very important to create the axis which isolates Iran.“
The Pentagon is deploying a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf, CNN national security correspondent Barbara Starr reported Friday.
dann schweigen sie wieder alle, diese Feiglinge, diese Kriegstreiber, diese Massenmörder und Helfershelfer, nach neunzehn Jahren weltweitem „Krieg gegen den Terror“ und Millionen von Toten und halten ihr Maul. Und nicht nur der neue Cäsar Pandemie-Joe, sondern alle Regierungen weltweit.
Zukünftige Generationen werden sich vor euch erbrechen.
There were no immediate comments from the White House, Pentagon, US State Department, CIA or US President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team.
The leaders of other countries were similarly silent.
For COVID-era fans of the Israeli spy series, “Tehran,” on Apple+, the idea of Israeli agents pulling off an assassination inside Iran would not appear far-fetched.
Iran’s top nuclear scientist was reportedly killed Friday in an apparent assassination that the country’s foreign minister linked to Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office has not responded to CNN’s request for comment.