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16.11.2022 - 10:04 [ RT.com ]

Russia denies striking Poland with missiles

Officials from the Baltic states blamed Russia and claimed that Poland should invoke NATO’s Article 5 in retaliation. Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky accused Russia of “terrorism” and said NATO needed to “act” against this “attack on collective security.”

16.11.2022 - 10:01 [ The Kyiv Independent / Nitter ]

NATO to send air defense systems to Slovakia. Germany and the Netherlands will deliver MIM-104 Patriot PAC-3 air defense systems to Slovakia. Prior, Slovak Defense Minister said that his country would transfer the Soviet-made S-300 air defense systems to Ukraine.

(19.03.2022)

16.11.2022 - 09:43 [ associated press ]

Poland: Russian-made missile fell on our country, killing 2

That assessment and Biden’s comments at the Group of 20 summit in Indonesia contradict information earlier Tuesday from a senior U.S. intelligence official who told the AP that Russian missiles crossed into Poland.

16.11.2022 - 09:31 [ Radio Polen - polskieradio.pl ]

Pentagon kann russischen Raketentreffer in Polen nicht bestätigen

(15.11.2022 21:32)

„Wir sind uns der Presseberichte bewusst, die behaupten, dass zwei russische Raketen in Polen nahe der ukrainischen Grenze eingeschlagen sind. Ich kann Ihnen sagen, dass wir derzeit keine Informationen haben, die diese Berichte bestätigen, und dass wir die Angelegenheit weiter prüfen“, sagte Pentagon-Sprecher Patrick Ryder bei einer Pressekonferenz.

16.11.2022 - 09:18 [ White House ]

Remarks by President Biden on the Explosion and Loss of Life in Eastern Poland

(9:53 A.M. CIT)

Q Mr. President, is it too early to say whether this missile was fired from Russia?

THE PRESIDENT: There is preliminary information that contests that. I don’t want to say that until we completely investigate. But it is — I — it’s unlikely, in the minds of the trajectory, that it was fired from Russia. But we’ll see. We’ll see.

Q Mr. President, has Poland suggested invoking Article 4 or 5 from NATO, sir?

THE PRESIDENT: The consensus is we’re going to probably have a meeting of the — of the — of the ambassadors. So that’s — it looks like we’re going to go do next.

Thank you.

22.10.2022 - 19:44 [ Daniel Neun / Radio Utopie ]

Sie wissen von der Bundeswehr-Beteiligung an der Kriegsflotte im Persischen Golf, oder?

(3. August 2021)

24. Juni 2019: Der damalige U.S.-Außenminister Mike Pompeo fordert eine „globale Koalition“ gegen den Iran. passenderweise vorgetragen bei einem Blitzbesuch Pompeos in Saudi-Arabien.

4. August 2019: Ich lege mich fest und prognostiziere, dass „Bundeswehr-Marine .. noch vor Weihnachten unter Oberbefehl einer ausländischen Macht in den Persischen Golf entsandt“ wird.

(…)

20. Januar 2020: Monate vor der Ausrufung des bis heute andauernden Ausnahmezustands und bereits im Windschatten von SARS II („Coronavirus“), beschließen die Staatsführungen von Frankreich, Deutschland, Griechenland, Italien, der Niederlande, Belgien, Dänemark und Portugal in einer gemeinsamen Erklärung die „European-led maritime surveillance mission in the Strait of Hormuz“ (E.M.A.S.O.H.), von der Sie und 80 Millionen Andere bis heute nie gehört haben.

06.10.2022 - 15:00 [ Daniel Neun / Radio Utopie ]

Sie wissen von der Bundeswehr-Beteiligung an der Kriegsflotte im Persischen Golf, oder?

(3. August 2021)

24. Juni 2019: Der damalige U.S.-Außenminister Mike Pompeo fordert eine „globale Koalition“ gegen den Iran. passenderweise vorgetragen bei einem Blitzbesuch Pompeos in Saudi-Arabien.

4. August 2019: Ich lege mich fest und prognostiziere, dass „Bundeswehr-Marine .. noch vor Weihnachten unter Oberbefehl einer ausländischen Macht in den Persischen Golf entsandt“ wird.

(…)

20. Januar 2020: Monate vor der Ausrufung des bis heute andauernden Ausnahmezustands und bereits im Windschatten von SARS II („Coronavirus“), beschließen die Staatsführungen von Frankreich, Deutschland, Griechenland, Italien, der Niederlande, Belgien, Dänemark und Portugal in einer gemeinsamen Erklärung die „European-led maritime surveillance mission in the Strait of Hormuz“ (E.M.A.S.O.H.), von der Sie und 80 Millionen Andere bis heute nie gehört haben.

18.06.2022 - 12:05 [ Haaretz ]

Russian Escalations in Syria Risk Direct Conflict With U.S., Military Officials Warn

According to the report, Russian forces on Wednesday struck al-Tanf, a U.S. military base, where some 200 U.S. military personnel are stationed alongside local fighters in a bid to suppress a resurgence of the Islamic State. The report however states that Russia informed the U.S. of the attack through a communication line set long ago, suggesting it was not targeting American troops, but looking to harass U.S.-led coalition in Syria.

Despite no U.S. or coalition casualties, a U.S. military official described the operation as a „significant increase in provocation“ this month, the report said.

17.04.2022 - 21:13 [ Kathimerini ]

Exchange of gunfire at border leaves one woman dead

A serious incident was recorded late on Saturday night on the Evros river border crossing that left one woman dead. According to information available to Kathimerini, there was an exchange of gunfire between Greek border guards and a Turkish vessel smuggling migrants across the border.

17.02.2022 - 16:34 [ RT.com ]

Ukraine and Donbass accuse each other of heavy shelling

Kiev has been locked in a civil war with the two breakaway territories since 2014, when separatists declared independent republics following the ousting of then-President Viktor Yanukovych during mass street protests. Ukrainian officials, along with Western countries, have accused Russia of supporting the rebels and fueling the conflict.

17.02.2022 - 16:31 [ ORF.at ]

Aufregung über Gefechte in Ostukraine

Die ukrainische Armee dementierte einen Beschuss von Stellungen prorussischer Separatisten. Obwohl man mit Artillerie beschossen worden sei, sei das Feuer nicht erwidert worden, sagte ein Sprecher der Regierungstruppen zu Reuters. Die von Russland unterstützten Rebellen warfen ukrainischen Truppen dagegen vor, ihr Territorium angegriffen zu haben.

04.02.2022 - 08:24 [ PBS.org ]

U.S. intel suggests Russia is plotting false flag attack in Ukraine as pretext for invasion

(Feb 3, 2022)

The plan for the fake attack on Russian territory or Russian-speaking people was revealed in declassified intelligence shared with Ukrainian officials and European allies in recent days. It is the latest allegation by the U.S. and Britain that Russia is plotting to use a false pretext to go to war against Ukraine.

The White House in December accused Russia of developing a “false-flag” operation to create pretext for an invasion.

04.02.2022 - 08:20 [ Forbes ]

U.S. Intelligence Says Russia Is Planning ‘False-Flag’ Operation To Justify Ukraine Invasion

(Jan 14, 2022,)

Friday morning, multiple Ukrainian government websites were affected by a “massive cyber attack” launched by an unknown actor, a foreign ministry spokesperson said. The affected websites were taken offline and hackers reportedly left messages warning the Ukrainian public to “prepare for the worst.” Ukrainian officials noted Russia has a “long record” of cyberattacks against the country.

21.10.2021 - 01:50 [ Politico ]

Attack hits Syria base that houses U.S. troops

The official said the attack appeared to include at least one drone strike and possibly groundfire. It was not yet clear who carried out the attack.

21.09.2021 - 21:27 [ Xinhuanet ]

Sudan PM says coup attempt orchestrated by elements inside, outside army

„What happened today is a coup orchestrated by elements inside and outside the army and was preceded by a systematic incitement and high-level arrangement and coordination,“ said Hamdok in a speech broadcast by Sudan’s official TV.

04.08.2021 - 08:50 [ White House ]

Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Incoming Israeli National Security Advisor Dr. Eyal Hulata

(02.08.2021)

Mr. Sullivan congratulated Dr. Hulata on his new role and emphasized that he looks forward to working together to strengthen all aspects of the U.S.-Israel partnership. Mr. Sullivan and Dr. Hulata discussed the strategic challenges in the region, including the threat posed by Iran, and agreed to consult closely on these issues.

03.08.2021 - 08:17 [ Radio Utopie ]

Sie wissen von der Bundeswehr-Beteiligung an der Kriegsflotte im Persischen Golf, oder?

20. Januar 2020: Monate vor der Ausrufung des bis heute andauernden Ausnahmezustands und bereits im Windschatten von SARS II („Coronavirus“), beschließen die Staatsführungen von Frankreich, Deutschland, Griechenland, Italien, der Niederlande, Belgien, Dänemark und Portugal in einer gemeinsamen Erklärung die „European-led maritime surveillance mission in the Strait of Hormuz“ (EMASOH), von der Sie und 80 Millionen Andere bis heute nie gehört haben.

03.08.2021 - 01:11 [ ORF.at ]

Nach Angriff auf Tanker: USA wollen internationale Allianz

Der tödliche mutmaßliche Drohnenangriff auf einen Öltanker vor der Küste Omans sorgt weiterhin für erhebliche internationale Spannungen. Die USA kündigten gestern ein gemeinsames Vorgehen mit Großbritannien, Israel, Rumänien und weiteren Staaten gegen den Iran an, den sie für den Angriff auf den von der Firma eines israelischen Unternehmers betriebenen Tanker verantwortlich machen.

01.08.2021 - 07:45 [ Haaretz ]

U.S. Military Assists Israeli-managed Tanker Attacked Off Oman, Says Likely Hit by Drone

U.S. and European sources familiar with intelligence reporting said on Friday Iran was their leading suspect for the incident, which a U.S. defense official said appeared to have been carried out by a drone, but stressed their governments were seeking conclusive evidence.

26.06.2021 - 13:08 [ Haaretz ]

Another Mysterious Iran Strike. Totally Different Circumstances

(25.06.2021)

Did the drone strike on the Iranian site – conducted while Israel’s army chief is in Washington – surprise the Americans?

26.06.2021 - 13:04 [ News_Executive / Twitter ]

Breaking: Iranian officials say, a Sabotage attempt on a building of atomic energy organization of Iran has been foiled, it was reportedly a drone strike that targeted the building in the city of Karaj to the west of Tehran.

(23.06.2021)

26.06.2021 - 11:16 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Verletzte Bundeswehrsoldaten in Mali: Rücktransport der Verwundeten angelaufen

Verteidigungsministerin Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer sagte, von den Deutschen seien drei schwer verletzt. Die Soldaten sicherten nach UN-Angaben den Konvoi eines malischen Bataillons. Vorangegangen sei am Vortag die Explosion eines Sprengsatzes, bei der es aber nur Sachschaden an einem Fahrzeug gegeben habe.

26.06.2021 - 10:47 [ TaunusOnline.de / Twitter ]

wknachrichten | Bei einem Bombenanschlag auf eine Bundeswehr-Patrouille im westafrikanischen Mali sind mindestens zwölf deutsche Soldaten verletzt worden.

26.06.2021 - 10:43 [ Christian Klatt / Twitter ]

It seems like German bluehelmets from #MINUSMA were attacked this morning near #Gao. The #Bundeswehr is in northern Mali as part of German engagement in the UN Mission

(25.06.2021)

23.06.2021 - 17:26 [ RT.com ]

Russisches Militär feuert Warnschüsse in Richtung britischen Zerstörers

Nach Angaben des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums hatte das britische Marineschiff um 11:52 Uhr Ortszeit die russische Grenze überquert und fuhr drei Kilometer weit in die Küstengewässer am Kap Fiolent auf der Krim. Die Halbinsel wird vom Vereinigten Königreich nicht als russisches Land anerkannt und für „illegal besetztes ukrainisches Gebiet“ gehalten.

Der Zerstörer wurde im Voraus über den eventuellen Einsatz von Waffen im Falle einer Verletzung der russischen Staatsgrenze unterrichtet. Eine Reaktion auf die Warnung blieb jedoch aus.

23.06.2021 - 17:23 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Schwarzes Meer: London dementiert russische Warnschüsse

Das russische Verteidigungsministerium sprach von einer Verletzung russischer Hoheitsgewässer durch einen britischen Zerstörer und Warnschüssen. London dagegen wies diese Darstellung zurück: Die „HMS Defender“ sei lediglich auf einer „friedlichen Durchfahrt durch ukrainische Gewässer“ gewesen.

23.06.2021 - 17:17 [ BBC ]

Russian jets and ships target British warship

Our correspondent, who had been invited aboard the ship before the incident happened, describes more than 20 aircraft in the skies above the British ship – and says two Russian coastguard boats shadowed the vessel, at times just 100 yards away.

Russia claims the illegally-annexed peninsula and its waters are its territory, but Britain says its ship was passing through Ukrainian waters.

06.05.2021 - 23:49 [ NewsGhana.com.gh ]

Tensions ebb in Kyrgyzstan-Tajikstan fight over water resources

(03.05.2021)

The heads of the national security committees on both sides had agreed to this, as well as compliance with a ceasefire, on Saturday.

Both countries’ presidents have also spoken over the phone and agreed to meet, though it was left open as to when exactly it would happen.

06.05.2021 - 23:15 [ ORF.at ]

Mehr als 50 Tote bei Kampf um Wasserressourcen in Zentralasien

Eskaliert war der Konflikt, als tadschikische Beamte eine Videokamera in der Nähe einer Wasserverteilerstation installieren wollten. Kirgisische Bürger wehrten sich dagegen. Sie warfen Medienberichten zufolge zunächst mit Steinen. Dann verstärkten beide Seiten ihre Grenztruppen, die dann aufeinander schossen.

28.04.2021 - 05:10 [ theHill.com ]

US Navy fired warning shots at Iranian vessels Monday evening

The incident happened days before the Biden administration was to begin indirect talks with Iran on reviving the 2015 nuclear agreement, set for Tuesday in Vienna. Former President Trump pulled the United States from the pact, after which Tehran resumed the development of its nuclear program.

18.04.2021 - 07:24 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu Can’t Be Trusted to Keep Israel Out of War With Iran

A series of widely reported attacks on targets in Iran and Iranian ships that were attributed to Israel reached a peak with the explosion at the nuclear facility in Natanz. Iran’s response was not slow to come this time. Tehran announced that it had begun enriching uranium to a purity of 60 percent, triple its previous level and approaching the level needed to produce a nuclear bomb. That, at a time when U.S. President Joe Biden is putting great effort into indirect negotiations aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear agreement.

19.03.2021 - 23:47 [ Haaretz ]

Israel Has Struck at Least 12 Ships Carrying Iranian Oil to Syria, Report Says

(11.03.2021)

The naval attacks had not been reported before Thursday.

12.03.2021 - 11:09 [ Courage Foundation ]

Statement of Concern: The OPCW investigation of alleged chemical weapons use in Douma, Syria

Signatories in Support of the Statement of Concern:

José Bustani, Ambassador of Brazil, first Director General of the OPCW and former Ambassador to the United Kingdom and France.

Professor Noam Chomsky, Laureate Professor U. of Arizona and Institute Professor (em), MIT.

Andrew Cockburn, Washington editor, Harper’s Magazine.

Daniel Ellsberg, PERI Distinguished Research Fellow, UMass Amherst. Former Defense and State Department official. Former official of Defense Department (GS-18) and State Department (FSR-1).

Professor Richard Falk, Professor of International Law Emeritus, Princeton University.

Tulsi Gabbard, former Presidential candidate and Member of the US House of Representatives (2013-2021).

Professor Dr. Ulrich Gottstein, on behalf of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW-Germany).

Katharine Gun, former GCHQ (UKGOV), whistleblower.

Denis J. Halliday, UN Assistant Secretary-General (1994-98).

Professor Pervez Houdbhoy, Quaid-e-Azam University and ex Pugwash.

Kristinn Hrafnnson, Editor in Chief, Wikileaks.

Dr. Sabine Krüger, Analytical Chemist, Former OPCW Inspector 1997-2009.

Ray McGovern, ex-CIA Presidential Briefer; co-founder, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity.

Elizabeth Murray, former Deputy National Intelligence Officer for the Near East, National Intelligence (rtd); member, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity and Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence.

Professor Götz Neuneck, Pugwash Council and German Pugwash Chair.

Dirk van Niekerk, former OPCW Inspection Team Leader, Head of OPCW Special Mission to Iraq

John Pilger, Emmy and Bafta winning journalist and film maker.

Professor Theodore A. Postol, Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology, and National Security Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Antonius Roof, former OPCW Inspection Team Leader and Head Industry Inspections.

Professor John Avery Scales, Professor, Pugwash Council and Danish Pugwash Chair.

Hans von Sponeck, former UN Assistant Secretary General and UN Humanitarian Co-ordinator (Iraq).

Alan Steadman, Chemical Weapons Munitions Specialist, Former OPCW Inspection Team Leader and UNSCOM Inspector.

Jonathan Steele, journalist and author.

Roger Waters, Musician and Activist.

Lord West of Spithead, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff 2002-06.

Oliver Stone, Film Director, Producer and Writer.

Colonel (ret.) Lawrence B. Wilkerson, U.S. Army, Visiting Professor at William and Mary College and former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell.

12.03.2021 - 11:05 [ Courage Foundation ]

Additional Background Information Regarding the OPCW FFM Investigation of the Alleged Chemical Attack in Douma, April 7, 2018

The following points summarize key procedural and scientific flaws that have been identified and which are now in the public domain regarding the OPCW FFM Investigation of the Alleged Chemical Attack in Douma, April 7, 2018.

12.03.2021 - 10:17 [ Heise.de ]

„Glaubwürdigkeit und Integrität der OPCW wiederherstellen“

Es ist nunmehr allgemein bekannt, dass einige hochrangige Inspekteure, die an der Untersuchung beteiligt waren, einer von ihnen in zentraler Position, die Art zurückweisen, in der die Untersuchung ihre Schlussfolgerungen begründete.

Der OPCW-Geschäftsführung wird vorgeworfen, unbegründete und möglicherweise manipulierte Befunde zu akzeptieren, was schwerwiegende geopolitische und Sicherheitsfolgen hat. Wiederholte Aufrufe von einigen Mitgliedern des Exekutivrates der OPCW, es zuzulassen, dass alle Inspekteure angehört werden, wurden blockiert.

12.03.2021 - 10:10 [ Heise.de ]

Manipulation von Syrien-Bericht: Prominente Kritik an OPCW

Im April 2018 waren nach einem angeblichen Angriff mit chemischen Waffen in der Stadt Douma die Leichen von rund 50 Zivilisten geborgen worden. Die USA, Großbritannien und Frankreich bombardierten bereits wenige Tage nach den Ereignissen – noch während der OPCW-Ermittlungen – Einrichtungen der Assad-Regierung und der syrischen Armee.

03.03.2021 - 11:26 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Civilian contractor dies as rockets slam into US airbase in Iraq days after Joe Biden’s first airstrike ‚killed 22‘ in attack on Iranian-backed militants

– Multiple rockets hit Ain al-Asad airbase in Iraq’s Anbar province on Wednesday
– Attack was launched from a site around five miles from the base, sources said
– It is the latest in a series of attacks on US forces in Iraq, and comes after Joe Biden launched his administration’s first strike on Iran-backed militants in Syria
– Attack also comes just two days before Pope Francis is due to visit the country

01.03.2021 - 07:42 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria in response to ship attack – report

Speculation strike was response to what is believed to be an Iranian attack on an Israeli-owned ship in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday.

27.02.2021 - 16:12 [ i24news.tv ]

UN rights chief accuses Iran of targeting minority groups

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday accused Iran of “persistent impunity for human rights violations” in regions including Sistan-Baluchestan.

“In Iran, an apparently coordinated campaign has been targeting minority groups since December, including in Sistan and Baluchestan, Khuzestan, and in the Kurdish provinces,” Bachelet told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

27.02.2021 - 15:44 [ Haaretz ]

Israel Estimates Ship Explosion in Gulf of Oman Was Iranian Attack

A ship owned by an Israeli firm, the MV HELIOS RAY, was hit by an explosion in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) and a maritime security firm said on Friday. The current assessment in Israel is that the explosion was a targeted attempt against an Israeli-owned ship by Iran.

26.11.2020 - 20:50 [ Tagesschau ]

US-Militärbasis Ramstein: Kein Eingreifen im US-Drohnenkrieg

Ohne Ramstein wären tödliche Drohnenangriffe z.B. in Afrika und dem Mittleren Osten also gar nicht machbar. Auf diese Erkenntnisse stützt sich die Klage.

28.09.2020 - 10:37 [ Xinhuanet ]

UN chief extremely concerned over Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday expressed his great concern over the latest Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, calling on both sides to immediately stop fighting.

27.09.2020 - 20:21 [ Xinhuanet ]

Russia urges ceasefire between Armenia, Azerbaijan

To ease heightened tensions in Transcaucasia, Lavrov held separate phone talks with Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, Azeri Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

27.09.2020 - 18:52 [ Auswärtiges Amt ]

Außenminister Maas zu den erneuten, massiven Auseinandersetzungen zwischen Armenien und Aserbaidschan

Die Nachrichten über erneute, massive Auseinandersetzungen zwischen Armenien und Aserbaidschan entlang der gesamten Konfliktlinien alarmieren mich. Es gibt bereits Berichte über zivile Opfer auf beiden Seiten. Ich rufe beide Konfliktparteien dazu auf, sämtliche Kampfhandlungen und insbesondere den Beschuss von Dörfern und Städten umgehend einzustellen.

27.09.2020 - 18:50 [ Auswärtiges Amt / German Foreign Office ]

Foreign Minister Maas on the renewed massive clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan

The news about renewed massive clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia along the entire line of conflict do alert me. There are already reports of civilian casualties on both sides. I call on the parties to the conflict to immediately stop all acts of fighting and especially the shelling of villages and cities.

27.09.2020 - 16:34 [ Hurriyet (Türkei) ]

Turkey to support Azerbaijan with all its means against Armenia’s attacks

Turkey has strongly condemned and reacted to Armenia’s military offensive against civilian targets on Azerbaijani territories, pledging full support with all its means to its regional ally in using its right to self-defense.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan expressed Ankara’s full support to Baku in a phone conversation with Azeri President İlham Aliyev.

27.09.2020 - 16:28 [ en.168.am ]

Armenia to present evidence to international community that Azerbaijan pre-planned the attack

He presented evidence supporting his statement, notably that simultaneously with the operations the Azerbaijani news media have started publishing misinformation claiming Armenian side has carried our provocation and they are responding.

“Our experts and partners have presented numerous facts that days earlier there were various materials in the Azerbaijani news media about planned operations. Another evidence on this being pre-planned are the reports on the air communication between Turkey and Azerbaijan. Today in the morning, just minutes after the attacks began the Azerbaijani and Turkish news media were intensively working right at the combat operations scene, and then the Azerbaijani official news release was made falsely claiming that they are starting a large-sale counterattack. This proves that the adversary had pre-planned these operations in detail,” he said.

27.09.2020 - 16:23 [ Trend.az ]

Azerbaijani Defense Ministry: Armenian armed forces’ defense line broken through, 7 villages liberated from occupation

The command of the Azerbaijani Army decided to launch a counter-offensive operation of Azerbaijani troops along the entire front to suppress the combat activity of the Armenian armed forces and ensure the safety of the civilian population.

27.09.2020 - 16:21 [ Arka.am ]

‚This is a war declared on Armenian people,‘ Pashinyan says (video)

“Today, from early morning, Artsakh was subjected to the aggression of the armed forces of Azerbaijan. The civilian population of Artsakh, the capital Stepanakert, and civilian infrastructures are being bombed. At the moment, there are casualties and wounded, including among the civilian population. Using heavy weapons, the enemy is attacking the positions of the Defense Army in all directions,” he said.

27.09.2020 - 16:05 [ Basler Zeitung ]

Schwere Gefechte in Berg-Karabach: Armenien ruft Kriegszustand aus

Nach Kämpfen mit Aserbaidschan hat Armenien in der Konfliktregion Berg-Karabach Kriegsrecht verhängt. Es ist die schwerste Eskalation im Südkaukasus-Gebiet seit Jahrzehnten.

25.09.2020 - 13:56 [ YNA.co.kr ]

(5th LD) N.K. leader apologizes to S. Koreans for ‚unsavory‘ shooting case: Cheong Wa Dae

In a formal notice sent to the South, the North conveyed Kim’s message that he feels „very sorry“ for greatly „disappointing“ President Moon Jae-in and other South Koreans with the occurrence of the „unsavory“ case in its waters, instead of helping them amid their suffering from the new coronavirus, according to Suh Hoon, director of national security at Cheong Wa Dae.

25.09.2020 - 13:07 [ KBS.co.kr ]

Nordkoreas Machthaber entschuldigt sich für Tötung eines südkoreanischen Beamten

Kim sagte in einer am Freitag an Südkorea geschickten Botschaft, er bedauere sehr, mit dem unerwarteten peinlichen Vorfall in nordkoreanischem Gewässer Präsident Moon Jae-in und das südkoreanische Volk sehr enttäuscht zu haben.

Südkoreas nationaler Sicherheitsberater Suh Hoon gab am Freitag vor der Presse den Volltext der nordkoreanischen Botschaft im Namen der Abteilung für die Einheitsfront der Arbeiterpartei bekannt, die Kims Entschuldigung enthält.

21.09.2020 - 09:09 [ AlMasdarnews.com ]

Militants planning to stage chemical weapon attacks in Syria’s Idlib – Russian Military

The Russian armed forces have received notice that militants from the Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham group (formerly known as the Nusra Front, banned in Russia), are planning the provocative attacks.

“In the coming days, terrorists plan to stage attacks in the settlements of Ariha and Basames in order to accuse the Syrian government forces of using chemical weapons against civilians. According to the available information, activists of the White Helmets pseudo-human rights organization are directly involved in the preparation of the sites for the attacks, including staging for capturing video,” Rear Adm. Grinkevich remarked.

20.09.2020 - 03:24 [ Antiwar.com ]

US Spy Planes Disguising as Civilian Airliners Near China’s Coast

The think tank warned in its report that this practice increases the danger to actual civilian aircraft in the region, risking misidentification. The SCSPI said the US has a record of changing transponder numbers when it flies reconnaissance in places like Iran and Venezuela.

11.09.2020 - 20:07 [ teleSUR ]

Colombia Protests: Police Urged To Reform, 175 Injured

According to Tobar, the lawyers have warned that this case cannot be processed in the military criminal justice. Instead, the case has to be judged by the ordinary court since there is a risk that if judged by a military justice system, the police members who killed the lawyer Javier Ordóñez may be unpunished, as it has happened before.

26.08.2020 - 06:57 [ Haaretz ]

Israel Strikes Hezbollah Targets After Troops Fired on From Lebanon, Military Says

The military struck Hezbollah targets in Lebanon after troops were fired upon from across the border, the military said early Wednesday, after announcing a „security incident“ at the border late Tuesday evening.

No soldiers were hurt, the army said.

12.08.2020 - 04:13 [ teleSUR ]

Venezuela: Authorities Detect Illegal Plane In Airspace

Ceofanb also pointed out that the plane started to fly at low altitude and perform evasive maneuvers. Then, after being persecuted by a Bolivarian military aircraft, it lost control and crashed.

06.07.2020 - 15:26 [ Informationsstelle Militarisierung (IMI) ]

SPD unter Bedingungen für Drohnenbewaffnung?

Am 28. Juni 2020 drang schließlich an die Öffentlichkeit, die SPD sei nun unter bestimmten Bedingungen bereit, einer Bewaffnung der Heron TP Drohnen zuzustimmen. Die Fachpolitiker*innen der SPD hätten gemeinsam einen Katalog erarbeitet, so die stellvertretende Fraktionsvorsitzende Gabriela Heinrich. Zitiert wird sie wie folgt: „Wir sind offen in der Frage der Bewaffnung von Drohnen.

25.05.2020 - 15:34 [ Malta Today ]

Suspected mercenaries were released from arrest after two days

A group of 20 men evacuated from Benghazi, Libya and suspected of having been contracted to lend support to General Khalifa Haftar’s forces, were held under arrest in Malta for two days before being released without charge. 

Multiple law enforcement sources speaking to this newspaper say the police are still investigating the incident, almost a year on since the arrival of the men on two RHIBs (rigid-hull inflatable boats) at the Valletta seaport in June 2019. 

25.05.2020 - 15:29 [ New York Times ]

By Air and Sea, Mercenaries Landed in Libya. But the Plan Went South.

The abortive mercenary expedition last summer was organized and financed by a network of secretive companies in the United Arab Emirates, according to a confidential report submitted to the United Nations Security Council in February. The companies are controlled or part-owned by Christiaan Durrant, an Australian businessman and former fighter pilot who is a close associate of Erik Prince, America’s most famous mercenary entrepreneur.

25.05.2020 - 15:28 [ Tagesschau ]

Bericht zu Projekt „Opus“: UN enttarnen Geheimprojekt in Libyen

Im Bürgerkriegsland Libyen war offenbar eine Geheimmission privater Einsatzkräfte im Gange – gelenkt aus den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten. Das geht aus einem Bericht der Vereinten Nationen hervor, aus dem die Nachrichtenagenturen dpa und Bloomberg zitieren. Dubiose Sicherheitsfirmen wollten demnach den libyschen Warlord Chalifa Haftar unterstützen – und schmuggelten dazu Hubschrauber und planten Überfälle auf Schiffe im Mittelmeer.

25.05.2020 - 15:12 [ Bloomberg ]

Western Team Went to Help Moscow’s Man in Libya, UN Finds

Opus and Lancaster 6 financed and directed an operation to provide Haftar’s forces with helicopters, drones and cyber capabilities through a complex web of shell companies, according to two diplomats who briefed Bloomberg on the contents of the UN Panel of Experts report shared with the Security Council’s sanctions committee in February. The diplomats also shared excerpts of the report with Bloomberg.

11.05.2020 - 11:03 [ ZDF ]

Zwischenfall im Persischen Golf – 19 Tote bei iranischer Marineübung

Bei den Übungen hatte eine von der iranischen Korvette „Dschamaran“ abgefeuerte Rakete versehentlich das Hilfsschiff „Konawar“ getroffen. Laut IRIB habe das Hilfsschiff nicht den notwendigen Abstand gehalten.

11.05.2020 - 10:58 [ Haaretz ]

Iranian Missile Strikes Own Ship, Navy Says 19 Killed

An Iranian missile fired during a training exercise in the Gulf of Oman struck a support vessel near its target, killing at least 19 sailors and wounding 15 others, Iran’s navy said in a statement on Monday.

The friendly fire incident happened Sunday near the port of Jask, some 1,270 kilometers (790 miles) southeast of Tehran on the Gulf of Oman, state TV reported Monday.

10.05.2020 - 19:16 [ Al Jazeera ]

Ethiopia admits shooting down Kenya aid aircraft in Somalia

Ethiopia on Saturday admitted it was behind the shooting down of a privately owned Kenyan plane in Somalia earlier this week, resulting in the deaths of all six people on board.

08.05.2020 - 05:02 [ Jürgen Wagner / junge Welt ]

Marsch in Feldgrün

Zwischen sie und schwarze (oder gelbe) außen- und militärpolitische Vorstellungen passt kaum noch ein Blatt Papier, und das ist wohl auch die zentrale Botschaft, die von diesen beiden Papieren ausgehen soll.

29.04.2020 - 23:59 [ BBC ]

Nato helicopter missing off Greece

They say the aircraft disappeared after taking off from a Canadian frigate as part of a military exercise.

09.04.2020 - 14:41 [ teleSUR ]

Bolivia: Military Represses Citizens at the Border

A group of returning Bolivian citizens confronted the Bolivian forces at the border with Chile this week. The Bolivian nationals attempted to go into their homeland after a departure from Chilean territory due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

11.03.2020 - 23:56 [ PressTV.com ]

Two Americans, Briton killed in attack on base housing US troops near Baghdad: Report

(today)

Citing two unnamed US officials, Reuters reported that based on preliminary information, about a dozen coalition members had also been injured in the Wednesday attack against Iraq’s Taji military camp, located some 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) north of Baghdad.

Earlier, the Iraqi Interior Ministry’s Security Media Cell announced in a statement that the incident took place in the evening when 10 rockets landed on Camp Taji, located some 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) north of Baghdad.

26.02.2020 - 17:14 [ Berliner Zeitung / Twitter ]

Anschlag auf deutsch-irische Aufklärungseinheit in #Mali

26.02.2020 - 01:48 [ Al Jazeera ]

Australian special forces probed for alleged Afghan war crimes

An annual report by the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force said 55 separate incidents were being investigated as part of a years-long probe into allegations Australian soldiers committed war crimes while serving in Afghanistan.

13.02.2020 - 04:58 [ SANA ]

One civilian martyred after US occupation opened fire on locals in Khirbet Ammo, eastern Qamishli

A civilian was martyred and other was injured when American Occupation forces opened fire on locals of the villages of Khirbet Ammo and Hamou in eastern Qamishli after they gathered near a Syrian Arab Army post while the Army was preventing American occupation vehicles from crossing.

25.01.2020 - 22:43 [ Stars and Stripes ]

Five crew rescued after Navy helicopter goes down in Philippine Sea

Five aircrew were rescued and are in stable condition Saturday after an MH-60 Seahawk helicopter went down in the Philippine Sea, according to the Navy’s 7th Fleet.

23.01.2020 - 04:43 [ Informationsstelle Militarisierung (IMI) ]

Neue Ufer: Europäische Marinemission am Persischen Golf beschlossen

Bei der EMASOH-Mission handelt es sich um keinen offiziellen Einsatz der Europäischen Union, sondern um eine Koalition der Willigen, die allerdings vom EU-Außenbeauftragten Joseph Borell umgehend mit warmen Worten begrüßt wurde. Das Hauptquartier soll in den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten liegen, die sich hierfür laut der EMASOH-Ankündigung bereits angeboten haben sollen. Veröffentlicht wurde die Ankündigung im Namen folgender Länder: Belgien, Dänemark, Deutschland, Frankreich, Griechenland, Italien, die Niederlande und Portugal. Ziel des Einsatzes sei es, ein „sicheres Umfeld für den Seeverkehr zu gewährleisten und die derzeitigen regionalen Spannungen abzubauen.“

Wie bereits angedeutet, beschränkt sich die Unterstützung von vier der acht Staaten zunächst einmal auf die Unterzeichnung der besagten Erklärung. Neben Deutschland sind das Belgien, Italien und Portugal.

22.01.2020 - 20:13 [ theGrayzone.com ]

OPCW investigator testifies at UN that no chemical attack took place in Douma, Syria

In testimony before the United Nations Security Council, former OPCW inspection team leader and engineering expert Ian Henderson stated that their investigation had suggested no chemical attack took place in Douma, Syria, but their findings were suppressed. His appearance punched a gaping hole in the narrative the US and UK used to justify military action.

Video and a transcript of former OPCW engineer and dissenter Ian Henderson’s UN testimony appears at the end of this report.

22.01.2020 - 20:08 [ Ständige Vertretung der Russischen Föderation bei den Vereinten Nationen - russiaun.ru ]

Statement by the Permanent Representative of Russia to the OPCW Alexander Shulgin at an Arria-formula meeting of UNSC member states „Implementation of UNSCR 2118: OPCW FFM Report on Douma“

(20.01.2019)

Distinguished Mr. Chairman,

Your Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Our meeting is dedicated to the final report of the OPCW Fact Finding Mission in Syria (FFM) regarding the incident in Douma, on April 7, 2018.

This matter is being discussed by the UN Security Council members due to the fact that the relevant events directly affect issues of peace and international security, and, therefore, fall within the competence of the Security Council.

Many of those present in this room probably remember the disturbing ambiance early April 2018. The United States was preparing to launch its, as they claimed, „smart missiles“ against Syria, and the Russian military warned that they were ready to destroy not only these missiles, but also their launchers if the Russian troops invited by the legitimate Syrian authorities were under threat. Older people unintentionally recalled in this regard the charged atmosphere of the Cuban Missile crisis.

22.01.2020 - 19:56 [ RT Deutsch / Youtube ]

UN-Sicherheitsrat: Russland nimmt Theorie über „Chemiewaffen-Angriffe in Syrien“ auseinander

Russische Repräsentanten haben am Montag vor dem UN-Sicherheitsrat in New York die Theorie über den angeblichen Chemieangriff in der syrischen Stadt Duma 2018 auseinandergenommen. Sie wiesen nicht nur auf all die Widersprüche und eigene Untersuchungsergebnisse hin, sondern belegten diese mit Grafiken und Bildern. Schlussfolgerungen im OPCW-Bericht dazu würden wichtige Ergebnisse und Fakten, die nicht ins Bild passen, dass die syrische Regierung Chemiewaffen benutzt, einfach ignorieren.

16.01.2020 - 04:26 [ Haaretz ]

Israel Sues Bedouin Whose Cows Interfered With Army Training

The Defense Ministry filed a civil suit this week for about 100,000 shekels ($29,000) against a Bedouin cowherd whose cows entered a firing zone near the Tze’elim army base in the Negev, forcing the army to stop training. According to the Southern District prosecution, which represents the Defense Ministry, this is the first time the state has sued for financial compensation over such an incident.

12.01.2020 - 17:12 [ CNN ]

US troops knew Al-Asad air base would be attacked and sheltered in bunkers, exclusive tour reveals

Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi previously said Iran sent Iraq an official verbal message that an attack „had begun or would begin shortly,“ on unspecified US military locations.
An Arab diplomatic source also told CNN that Iraq gave advance warning to the US on „which bases would be hit“ after Iranian officials passed on the information.

09.01.2020 - 14:58 [ LA Times ]

Did Iran deliberately avoid U.S. casualties?

Tehran may have carried out a limited strike that specifically targeted hangars, not barracks or other buildings more likely to contain U.S. or coalition troops in the predawn hours Wednesday. No casualties were reported after the attack.

“If they were going for a body count, they went the wrong way about it,” said David Joseph Schmerler, a senior research associate at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

08.01.2020 - 15:04 [ Scott Ritter, former United Nations Weapons Inspector, former Marine Corps Intelligence Officer / Twitter ]

Frankly speaking, I am surprised Iran launched an attack on Iraqi soil. If the Iraqi government did not approve of the attack, then Iran has violated Iraqi sovereignty, just like the US. If Iraq approved, then it is now an enemy of the US. This is a very foolish move.

08.01.2020 - 05:30 [ CNN Politics / Twitter ]

No casualties: US and Iraqi sources said there were no known casualties as a result of the strikes

08.01.2020 - 05:21 [ CNN ]

Live Updates: Iran attacks bases housing US troops

Ballistic missile strike: Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles at two Iraqi military bases that house US troops, after a US killing of its top military commander last week.

No casualties: US and Iraqi sources said there were no known casualties as a result of the strikes.

Trump says „All is well!“: US President Donald Trump has yet to address the nation Wednesday morning US time, but on Twitter he said that „all is well!“

08.01.2020 - 05:05 [ CNN Politics / Twitter ]

US official: Military had early warning of missile attack

08.01.2020 - 03:11 [ Tagesschau ]

Iran feuert Raketen auf US-Truppen

Die US-Luftfahrtbehörde FAA sperrte nach den Angriffen für US-Fluggesellschaften vorübergehend den Luftraum über dem Irak, dem Iran, dem Persischen Golf und dem Golf von Oman.

06.01.2020 - 09:48 [ heise.de/forum ]

Timeline der Eskalation

03.Dezember 2019 (Dienstag):
5 Raketen trafen die Ain al-Asad Airbase.
Keine Schäden, keine Verletzte, keine Tote.
Niemand bekennt sich zu der Tat.
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/12/03/612765/Iraq-rocket-barrage-United-States-troops-Anbar-Trump-Pence
https://www.garda.com/crisis24/news-alerts/293371/iraq-no-casualties-reported-after-rockets-land-near-military-base-in-anbar-province-december-3

05.Dezember 2019 (Donnerstag):
2 Mörsergranaten oder Katjuscha-Raketen treffen die Balad air base.
Keine Verletzte, keine Tote.
Niemand bekennt sich zu der Tat.
https://www.straitstimes.com/world/middle-east/rockets-hit-base-hosting-us-forces-in-western-iraq

02.01.2020 - 18:15 [ The Straits Times ]

Taiwan’s top military chief killed in chopper crash

Taiwan’s top military chief was killed in a helicopter crash on Thursday (Jan 2), the defence ministry said, just days before the island goes to polls to elect a new president.

The chief of the general staff, Shen Yi-ming, was among eight senior officers – including three major generals – who died when their Black Hawk helicopter smashed into mountains near Taipei.

31.12.2019 - 21:30 [ Jason Ditz / antikrieg.com ]

USA führen 2019 Rekordzahl von Angriffen auf Somalia durch

Drei US-Luftangriffe auf Somalia am Sonntag haben die Zahl der Angriffe gegen dieses Land im Jahr 2019 auf 63 erhöht, die meisten jemals von US-Streitkräften in Somalia, und eine erhebliche Steigerung gegenüber den 47 Überfällen im Jahr 2018.

29.12.2019 - 18:51 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

PETER HITCHENS reveals fresh evidence that UN watchdog suppressed report casting doubt on Assad gas attack

he global chemical weapons watchdog is facing renewed questions after fresh details emerged about how it suppressed the findings of its own inspectors who raised serious doubts about an alleged poison gas attack in Syria.

The Mail on Sunday can reveal that a senior official at the Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) demanded the ‘removal of all traces’ of a document which undermined claims that gas cylinders had been dropped from the air – a key element of the ‘evidence’ that the Syrian regime was responsible.

29.12.2019 - 18:50 [ Tim Hayward ‏/ Twitter ]

Once again, Peter Hitchens is the one journalist to break ranks within mainstream media and report on further damning leaks revealing political capture of chemical weapons watchdog OPCW.

29.12.2019 - 18:08 [ Max Blumenthal / Twitter ]

This appears to be Twitter’s explanation. Make of it what you will.

29.12.2019 - 18:07 [ Tim Hayward / Twitter ‏ ]

Twitter is proactively censoring news about the OPCW scandal and central involvement in it of French diplomat.

29.12.2019 - 18:05 [ Ben Norton ‏/ Twitter ]

Twitter has also censored some of our tweets at @TheGrayzoneNews. These tweets are factual reporting; they don’t violate any rules. Here is an example of Twitter hiding a tweet with a link to our journalistic interview with Bolivia’s leftist leader:

29.12.2019 - 18:02 [ Max Blumenthal, Editor, the @GrayzoneProject ‏/ Twitter ]

This is bizarre, I have never seen anything like it before… Italian reporter @SMaurizi had a tweet on OPCW and Douma arbitrarily blocked by Twitter. It contained important info and did not violate any rules.

28.12.2019 - 16:08 [ Wikileaks ]

OPCW-DOUMA – Release Part 4

27 December, 2019

Today WikiLeaks releases more internal documents from the OPCW regarding the investigation into the alleged chemical attack in Douma in April 2018.

One of the documents is an e-mail exchange dated 27 and 28 February between members of the fact finding mission (FFM) deployed to Douma and the senior officials of the OPCW. It includes an e-mail from Sebastien Braha, Chief of Cabinet at the OPCW, where he instructs that an engineering report from Ian Henderson should be removed from the secure registry of the organisation:

“Please get this document out of DRA [Documents Registry Archive]… And please remove all traces, if any, of its delivery/storage/whatever in DRA”.

The main finding of Henderson, who inspected the sites in Douma and two cylinders that were found on the site of the alleged attack, was that they were more likely manually placed there than dropped from a plane or helicopter from considerable heights. His findings were omitted from the official final OPCW report on the Douma incident.

28.12.2019 - 15:58 [ Caitlin Johnstone ]

Media’s Deafening Silence On Latest WikiLeaks Drops Is Its Own Scandal

This is getting really, really, really weird.

WikiLeaks has published yet another set of leaked internal documents from within the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) adding even more material to the mountain of evidence that we’ve been lied to about an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria last year which resulted in airstrikes upon that nation from the US, UK and France.

This new WikiLeaks drop includes an email from the OPCW Chief of Cabinet Sebastien Braha (who is reportedly so detested by organisation inspectors that they code named him “Voldemort”) throwing a fit over the Ian Henderson Engineering Assessment which found that the Douma incident was likely a staged event. Braha is seen ordering OPCW staff to “remove all traces, if any, of its delivery/storage/whatever” from the organisation’s secure registry.

28.12.2019 - 15:55 [ Caitlin Johnstone / theblogcat.de ]

Das ohrenbetäubende Schweigen der Medien zu den neuesten WikiLeaks-Veröffentlichungen ist an sich schon ein Skandal

Es wird wirklich sehr sehr seltsam.

WikiLeaks hat eine Reihe weiterer geleakter interner Dokumente der Organisation für das Verbot chemischer Waffen (OPCW) veröffentlicht und dem Berg an Beweisen noch mehr Material hinzugefügt, dass man uns über den angeblichen Chemiewaffenangriff in Douma, Syrien belogen hat. Diese Lüge führte zu den Luftangriffen auf Syrien durch die USA, UK und Frankreich.

Diese neue WikiLeaks-Veröffentlichung beinhaltet eine E-Mail des Kabinettschefs der OPCW, Sebastien Braha (der Berichten zufolge von den Inspektoren der Organisation so verachtet wird, dass er den Spitznamen „Voldemort“ bekam), der einem Tobsuchtsanfall gleicht, weil eine Ingenieur-technische Einschätzung von Ian Henderson herausfand, dass der Douma-Vorfall wahrscheinlich eine Inszenierung war. Braha wurde dabei ertappt, dass er OPCW-Mitarbeiter angewiesen hat, aus dem Sicherheitsregister der Organisation „jedwede Spuren davon aus Registratur/Speicherung/was auch immer zu beseitigen“.

25.12.2019 - 14:09 [ Hartmut Barth-Engelbart ]

Nun ist gewiss, weshalb RAI-News 24 das Assad-Interview cancelte (Video)

Herr Präsident, Sie sind mehrere Male bezichtigt worden, chemische Waffen eingesetzt zu haben. Und dies war das Instrument vieler Entscheidungen. Die Schlüsselpunkte und roten Linien für viele Entscheidungen. Vor ungefähr einem Jahr fand das Douma-Ereignis statt. Das als eine weitere rote Linie angesehen wurde, nachdem dort Bombardierungen stattfanden, die weitaus schlimmer hätten ausfallen können, doch es hörte auf. An diesen Tagen kommt durch Wiki-Leaks heraus, dass in dem Bericht womöglich etwas falsch dargestellt wurde. Also niemand ist bislang in der Lage mitzuteilen, was wirklich passiert ist, doch in der Berichterstattung über das Geschehen könnte etwas falsch gelaufen sein.

Seit Anbeginn dieses Narrativs betreffend chemischer Waffen, haben wir gesagt, dass wir diese nicht einsetzen. In unserer Lage ist es unmöglich, sie zu verwenden. Aus vielen Gründen. Sagen wir logistische Gründe.

Geben Sie mir einen!

Ein ganz einfacher Grund. Wenn Sie vorrücken, weshalb sollten Sie Chemiewaffen einsetzen? Wir sind am Vorrücken, warum sollten wir davon Gebrauch machen? Wir befinden uns in einer hervorragenden Lage, also warum sollten wir sie verwenden? Insbesondere 2018. Dies ist einer der Gründe. Zweitens, ein sehr konkreter Beweis, der jenes Narrativ widerlegt. Sollten sie Chemiewaffen zum Einsatz bringen. Dies ist eine Massenvernichtungswaffe, wir sprechen hier von tausenden Todesopfern zumindest hunderte. Dies hat sich jedoch niemals zugetragen. Es gibt nur diese Videos von inszenierten chemischen Attacken. Der Report, den Sie soeben erwähnt haben, die kürzlich erfolgten Leaks, besagen, dass es eine Diskrepanz gab zwischen dem, was wir in dem Video zu sehen bekamen, und was sie als Experten wahrgenommen haben. Der Chloranteil, von dem sie sprachen. Zunächst einmal Chlor ist kein Material für Massenvernichtungswaffen. Zweitens. Die Menge, die sie gefunden haben, könnten Sie in Ihrem Haus haben, zumal es in vielen Haushaltsartikeln vorkommt, die man beispielsweise zur Reinigung benutzt. Die exakt selbe Menge. Dies ist was die OPCW-Organisation getan hat. Sie hat den Bericht verfälscht und getürkt, nur weil die Amerikaner es so wollten. Glücklicherweise beweist dieser Report, dass alles was wir die vergangenen Jahre seit 2013 gesagt haben korrekt war. Wir hatten recht, sie lagen falsch. Dies ist ein Beweis, ein konkreter Beweis in Bezug auf diese Angelegenheit. Also nochmals, die OPCW ist voreingenommen, politisiert und amoralisch. Und diese Organisationen sollten eigentlich parallel mit den Vereinten Nationen zusammenarbeiten um weltweit mehr Stabilität zu schaffen. Stattdessen wurden sie als amerikanische und westliche Arme benutzt, um weiteres Chaos zu schaffen.”

24.12.2019 - 17:36 [ theGrayzone.com ]

Newsweek reporter quits after editors block coverage of OPCW Syria scandal

According to whistleblower testimony and leaked documents, OPCW officials raised alarm about the suppression of critical findings that undermine the allegation that the Syrian government committed a chemical weapons attack in the city of Douma in April 2018. Haddad’s editors at Newsweek rejected his attempts to cover the story. “If I don’t find another position in journalism because of this, I’m perfectly happy to accept that consequence,” Haddad says. “It’s not desirable. But there is no way I could have continued in that job knowing that I couldn’t report something like this.”

Guest: Tareq Haddad, journalist who recently resigned from Newsweek over its refusal to cover the OPCW’s Syria scandal.

17.12.2019 - 17:02 [ Wikileaks ]

OPCW Douma Docs

14 December, 2019

Today WikiLeaks releases more documents showing internal disagreement within the OPCW about how facts were misrepresented in a redacted version of a report on an alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria in April 2018.

Amongst these is a memorandum written in protest by one of the scientists sent on a fact finding mission (FFM) to investigate the attack. It is dated 14 March 2019 and is addressed to Fernando Arias, Director General of the organisation. This was exactly two weeks after the organisation published its final report on the Douma investigation.

WikiLeaks is also releasing the original preliminary report for the first time along with the redacted version (that was released by the OPCW) for comparison. Additionally, we are publishing a detailed comparison of the original interim report with the redacted interim report and the final report along with relevant comments from a member of the original fact finding mission. These documents should help clarify the series of changes that the report went through, which skewed the facts and introduced bias according to statements made by the members of the FFM.

17.12.2019 - 16:55 [ WSWS.org ]

Neue WikiLeaks-Dokumente entlarven Lügen über die Chemiewaffenangriffe in Syrien von 2018

Am 14. März 2019 sandte ein Mitglied der FFM, die nach Duma geschickt wurde, um die beiden Zylinder zu analysieren, in denen sich das Giftgas befunden haben soll, ein Memo an OPCW-Generaldirektor Fernando Arias. Darin schrieb er, etwa zwanzig Inspektoren hätten Bedenken wegen des endgültigen Berichts geäußert, der Anfang März 2019 veröffentlicht wurde.

Der Autor des Memos weist darauf hin, dass Mitglieder der FFM das Gefühl hatten, der Bericht „gibt nicht die Ansichten der Teammitglieder wieder, die in Duma tätig waren“. Weiter hieß es, nur einer der OPCW-Inspektoren in Syrien, ein Sanitäter, sei letztlich an der Erstellung des endgültigen Berichts beteiligt gewesen. Er weist darauf hin, dass seine Untersuchung der Herkunft der Zylinder, die auf einem Bett bzw. auf dem Dach eines Wohnhauses lagen, aus dem endgültigen Bericht vom März ausgelassen wurde.

WikiLeaks veröffentlichte außerdem den ersten Entwurf des vorläufigen Berichts der FFM, laut dem die Ermittler „keine befriedigenden Erklärungen liefern konnten für den relativ geringen Schaden an den Zylindern, die angeblich aus einer unbekannten Höhe abgeworfen wurden, im Vergleich zu den Zerstörungen an den mit Stahlbeton verstärkten Dächern“. Die Tatsache, dass die Beweise nicht darauf hindeuten, dass die Zylinder von Assads Flugzeugen abgeworfen wurden, fehlte im endgültigen Bericht.

11.12.2019 - 12:58 [ BBC ]

Saudi Arabia oil attacks: UN ‚unable to confirm Iranian involvement‘

„At this time, [the UN] is unable to independently corroborate that the cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles used in these attacks are of Iranian origin,“ Mr Guterres wrote in the report, seen by Reuters and AFP news agencies.

01.12.2019 - 14:00 [ Standard.co.uk ]

‚Loud explosion‘ heard across London was sonic boom from two RAF jets scrambled on emergency alert

An RAF spokesperson said: „Two Typhoon fighter aircraft from RAF Coningsby were scrambled at 0409 this morning, as part of the UK’s Quick Reaction Alert procedures, after an aircraft lost communications in UK airspace.

„The aircraft was intercepted and its communications were subsequently re-established.

30.11.2019 - 14:58 [ breakingisraelnews.com ]

US General Hints at War With Iran As US Troops Mass on Border

(25.11.2019)

„I wouldn’t discount anything from Iran,” he said. “When a nation behaves that irresponsibly, you have to be very cautious when you evaluate what they might do in the future.”

McKenzie noted that Iran increased its military spending from its recent low in 2014 to $27.3 billion, or six percent of GDP, in 2018.

30.11.2019 - 14:51 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley visited Israel, met IDF chief Kochavi

(25.11.2019)

The general’s trip comes as part of a series of visits by several high ranking military chiefs including the head of the US Air Force Gen. David Goldfien, USAFE (United States Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa) Commander Gen. Jeffery L. Harrigian and the Commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM) Gen. Kenneth McKenzie.

31.10.2019 - 20:43 [ Stars and Stripes ]

Part falls off US B-52 bomber, lands in British woman’s garden

The part that fell in the woman’s garden, described by Gloucestershire Live as “a huge chunk of yellow metal,” was a wing tip gear door, a spokesman for the Air Force’s U.K.-based 501st Combat Support Wing said.

23.10.2019 - 18:21 [ Karin Leukefeld / Nachdenkseiten ]

Whistleblower – der OPCW-Bericht zum angeblichen Giftgasangriff in Duma entspricht nicht der Wahrheit

Ein angeblicher Giftgasangriff der syrischen Armee wurde im April 2018 als Begründung für einen massiven Militärschlag der USA, Großbritanniens und Frankreichs herangezogen. Schon unmittelbar nach dem Vorfall gab es erhebliche Zweifel an der „Giftgasthese“. Diese Zweifel wurden jedoch von Medien und Politik unter Verweis auf einen Bericht der OPCW vom Tisch gefegt. Dieser Bericht ist jedoch selbst innerhalb der OPCW höchst umstritten. Karin Leukefeld hatte die Gelegenheit, für die NachDenkSeiten an einem Forum teilzunehmen, auf dem nun ein Whistleblower aus dem Untersuchungsteam der OPCW dem Bericht der Organisation massiv widerspricht.

23.10.2019 - 18:03 [ Wikileaks ]

OPCW Whistleblower Panel on the Douma attack of April 2018

WikiLeaks editor Kristinn Hrafnsson took part in the panel to review the testimony and documents from the OPCW whistleblower. He says: “The panel was presented with evidence that casts doubt on the integrity of the OPCW. Although the whistleblower was not ready to step forward and/or present documents to the public, WikiLeaks believes it is now of utmost interest for the public to see everything that was collected by the Fact Finding Mission on Douma and all scientific reports written in relation to the investigation.

We call out to people within the OPCW to leak these documents securely to us via wikileaks.org/#submit” One of the Panel members was Dr José Bustani, the first Director-General of the OPCW, who concluded that: “The convincing evidence of irregular behaviour in the OPCW investigation of the alleged Douma chemical attack confirms doubts and suspicions I already had. I could make no sense of what I was reading in the international press. Even official reports of investigations seemed incoherent at best. The picture is certainly clearer now, although very disturbing”

23.10.2019 - 15:10 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Krieg um Nordsyrien (III)

Medien, die als liberal gelten, üben allenfalls taktische Manöverkritik. So heißt es etwa, es sei ein Fehler, dass die Verteidigungsministerin und nicht Kanzlerin Angela Merkel persönlich „die Öffentlichkeitsarbeit“ für den geplanten Syrien-Einsatz eingeleitet habe; darüber hinaus sei die SPD nicht hinlänglich eingebunden worden.[8] Die Formulierungen sind geeignet, ablehnende Haltungen in der Bevölkerung zu kanalisieren.

13.10.2019 - 11:07 [ AlArabiya.net ]

Putin praises Saudi-Russian relations, condemns Aramco attacks, in interview

“If anyone thinks that seizing tankers and attacking oil infrastructure can in any way affect cooperation between Russia and our Arab friends, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, that they can undermine or break down our cooperation with OPEC+, then they are profoundly wrong,” said Putin, addressing a question on regional security.

“On the contrary, we will forge ever closer ties because our main goal is to stabilize global energy markets,” he added, saying that Russia remained committed to the initiatives of the OPEC+ group of oil producers driven by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

12.10.2019 - 09:09 [ CBSNews.com ]

Turkish blast lands close to U.S. outpost in Syria

The Turkish Defense Ministry said the artillery fire was not aimed at the Americans but at nearby Kurdish fighters.

„Earlier today, Turkish border outposts south of Suruç came under Dochka and mortar fire from the hills located approximately 1,000 meters southwest of a U.S. observation post. In self-defense, reciprocal fire was opened on the terrorist positions of the attack. Turkey did not open fire at the U.S. observation post in any way. All precautions were taken prior to opening fire in order to prevent any harm to the U.S. base,“ the ministry said.

11.10.2019 - 14:13 [ PressTV.com ]

Iranian oil tanker hit by two blasts in Red Sea

The explosions have hit the vessel’s hull, causing heavy damages to the vessel’s two main tanks, which has resulted in an oil spill in the Red Sea. The spill is currently stopped, according to officials.

Technical experts are currently investigating the cause of the explosion. They believe it was a „terrorist attack“, unnamed sourced told the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA).

11.10.2019 - 14:11 [ CNN ]

Iranian oil tanker hit by two missiles near Saudi port: state news

An oil tanker belonging to the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) was hit and damaged by two missiles on Friday, Iranian state news IRNA reported.
The missiles were „possibly“ fired from Saudi soil, Saheb Sadeghi, head of the public relations of the National Iranian Tanker Company, told state-run Press TV.

01.10.2019 - 17:46 [ Sputnik ]

Israeli Defence Engineer Reveals Why Saudi Defences Failed to Repel Aramco Attacks

He elaborated that no „fancy“ systems are needed for this and that the quite simple and battle-proven Russian Pantsir S1 (NATO reporting name SA-22 Greyhound) systems with dual 2A38M 30 millimetre automatic cannons equipped with infrared direction finders would do the trick. Russia has been successfully using Pantsirs to repel frequent massive drone attacks on its Hmeymim base in Syria carried out by local militant groups.

01.10.2019 - 17:35 [ wibqam.com ]

After Saudi attacks, Russia makes its regional presence felt

Next month, President Vladimir Putin is set to visit Saudi and the Gulf, a chance to deepen cooperation on energy and oil, drum up investment and promote Russia’s Pantsir group of anti-UAV weaponry, the arms systems the state export company will put on display at the Dubai Airshow in November.

30.09.2019 - 14:02 [ BBC ]

Jihadists ‚attack US Baledogle training base in Somalia‘

Al-Shabab launched a „daring raid on the US military base“, the group said in a statement.

„After breaching the perimeters of the heavily fortified base, the mujahideen [holy warriors] stormed the military complex, engaging the crusaders in an intense firefight.“

30.09.2019 - 13:40 [ Tom Kirkman, Oil Major / community.oilprice.com ]

Shocked that U.S. did not unilaterally bomb Iran, MBS says Saudi will not Shooty Shooty Iran by themselves.

This entire narrative stinks. Seems to me that Trump’s continued refusal to start a unilateral military attack against Iran (despite implied Saudi urging) has stumped MBS (Saudi Defense Minister), and the whole war scenario now seems to be de-escalating.

30.09.2019 - 13:25 [ CNBC ]

Oil will hit levels ‚we haven’t see in our lifetimes‘ if Iran isn’t stopped, Saudi Crown Prince says

„Oil supplies will be disrupted and oil prices will jump to unimaginably high numbers that we haven’t seen in our lifetimes,“ in the event of greater conflict with Iran, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told CBS 60 Minutes.
The warning comes two weeks after a drone and missile attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities that Riyadh and Washington blame on Iran.

26.09.2019 - 16:09 [ Bundestag ]

Stenografischer Bericht 25. Sitzung Berlin, Donnerstag, den 13. Februar 2003

Dr. Angela Merkel: Sie machen sich Sorgen, ob wir, die Politiker – egal ob Regierung oder Opposition –, unser Land durch eine schwierige Zeit, insbesondere durch den Irakkonflikt und durch den Kampf gegen den Terrorismus mit Klugheit und Weisheit führen können. Die Menschen in diesem Lande wollen keinen Krieg.

(Hans-Werner Bertl [SPD]: Das ist wahr!)

Diejenigen, die in diesem Saale sitzen, wollen auch keinen Krieg.

(Lebhafter Beifall bei der CDU/CSU und der FDP)

Sehr geehrter Herr Bundeskanzler, wie sehr Sie innerlich unter Druck stehen, hat man schon an der Lautstärke Ihrer Stimme gemerkt.

(Lachen bei der SPD)

Dass Sie es aber nötig haben, die Opposition dieses Hauses als Kriegstreiber zu verleumden,

(Hans Michelbach [CDU/CSU]: Pfui!)

zeigt, in welcher Ecke Sie stehen. Aus dieser Ecke werden Sie nicht herauskommen können.

(Anhaltender Beifall bei der CDU/CSU und der FDP)

Wer als Bundeskanzler der Bundesrepublik Deutschland den Eindruck erweckt, irgendjemand würde sich die Entscheidung über Krieg und Frieden leicht machen und die letzte Chance aus der Hand geben, der, sehr geehrter Herr Bundeskanzler, hat nicht erfasst, worum es geht.

(Beifall bei der CDU/CSU und der FDP)

Ich sage Ihnen: Sie sind seit Wochen auf einem Irrweg. Das Schlimmste ist – das sage ich mit großem Ernst; das ist meine feste Überzeugung –, dass insbesondere Ihr Verhalten auf dem Marktplatz von Goslar den Krieg im Irak leider nicht unwahrscheinlicher, sondern wahrscheinlicher gemacht hat; denn Sie haben den Druck auf Saddam Hussein verringert.

(Beifall bei der CDU/CSU und der FDP – Lothar Mark [SPD]: Das ist unglaublich! – Weitere Zurufe von der SPD)

Im Gegensatz zu Ihnen war ich in München und weiß, was ich gesagt habe. Niemand hat behauptet, dass es aufgrund der Resolution 1441 einen Automatismus der Gewalt gibt.

25.09.2019 - 06:31 [ Junge Welt ]

»Solidarität mit Saudi-Arabien«: Deutschland, Frankreich und Großbritannien schwenken auf Anti-Iran-Kurs Washingtons ein

Das EU-Trio macht den Iran für die militärische Operation vom 14. September gegen Anlagen zur Förderung und Verarbeitung von Erdöl in Saudi-Arabien verantwortlich. Damit haben sich Frankreich, Deutschland und Großbritannien der Haltung der US-Regierung angeschlossen.

25.09.2019 - 06:05 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Angriff auf Ölanlagen: War es der Iran?

Satellitenaufnahmen, auf denen die Ausrichtung der Eintrittslöcher in Abkaik und Churais zu erkennen sind, sollen dies belegen.

22.09.2019 - 13:40 [ Haaretz ]

Iran’s Rohani Vows to Lead Security in Gulf, Will Showcase Plan at UN General Assembly

Rohani added that he will offer a regional peace plan during his visit to the UN this week. Fears of a wider regional conflagration have grown, as tensions between Iran and the U.S. remain high over Tehran’s failing 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Recently, Iran has broken the deal’s limits on enrichment, uranium stockpiles and the use of advanced centrifuges, as ot seeks to pressure Europe to offer it a way to sell its crude oil on the international market despite U.S. sanctions.

22.09.2019 - 13:37 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Spannungen am Persischen Golf: Rouhani kündigt Friedensplan an

Die Botschaft des iranischen Präsidenten wenige Tage vor der erwarteten offiziellen Rede bei den Vereinten Nationen also heißt im Kern vor allem: Je weiter weg vom Iran die westlichen Staaten mit ihren Flugzeugen, Schiffen und modernen Waffen blieben, umso mehr Sicherheit bedeute das für die Golfregion. Dass sich genau diese Staaten nach – aus ihrer Sicht – zahlreichen iranischen Attacken gegen Öllieferungen aus dieser Region massive Sorgen machen, wird eines der ganz wichtigen Themen für die UN-Vollversammlung sein.

21.09.2019 - 09:50 [ New York Times ]

Trump Focuses on Defending Saudis, Not Striking Iran, for Now

President Trump is sending a modest deployment of American troops to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, along with air and missile defense systems, in response to the attacks on Saudi oil facilities, which the administration blames on Iran.

Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper called the decision, which came on Friday during a White House meeting with top national security officials, “defensive in nature.”

20.09.2019 - 18:51 [ Radio Utopie ]

Was uns die Enthüllungen von Rex Tillerson über Netanyahus Manipulationen der U.S.-Außenpolitik über die Bundesregierung sagen

Der von U.S.-Präsident Donald Trump im März 2018 als Außenminister entlassene Rex Tillerson gab vor zwei Tagen in der Harvard Universität im Rahmen einer hochrangigen Gesprächsrunde „erhellende“ Einblicke. Es ging um die Manipulationen der U.S.-Außenpolitik durch die immer noch im Amt befindliche extrem rechte Netanyahu-Regierung in Israel.

20.09.2019 - 18:15 [ Moscow Times ]

Russia Could Gain From Saudi Oil Attack – Analysts

(17.09.2019)

Russia is set to be a major winner after an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities slashed production and ramped up tensions in the Middle East, analysts predict.

In a frantic day for the world’s markets, oil prices climbed by almost 15% Monday following the drone attacks on Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia’s largest oil refinery, which pumps around 5% of the world’s oil supply.

20.09.2019 - 18:07 [ New York Times ]

Putin Says Saudis Should Buy Russian Missiles, to Laughter From Iran

(17.09.2019)

“These kinds of systems are capable of defending any kind of infrastructure in Saudi Arabia from any kind of attack,” he added.

Mr. Rouhani, seated next to Mr. Putin, laughed visibly. The broadcast on the state-owned Russian television network RT captured the Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, chuckling to himself in the audience.

20.09.2019 - 17:53 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

.@realDonaldTrump Despicable. Offering to place our military assets under the command of a foreign country—Saudi Arabia—is a disgrace and betrayal of my patriotic brothers and sisters in uniform and to our Constitution. We are not your prostitutes. You are not our pimp.

(16.09.2019)

11.09.2019 - 02:31 [ The Straits Times ]

France moves to lift secrecy on deadly 1968 plane crash

Paoli and his brother also found the ship’s log for the French Navy’s Suffren missile launching ship, which was in the waters near Nice at the time, but discovered that the entry for Sept 11, 1968, had been torn out.

Ceremonies marking the disaster are scheduled in both Nice and Ajaccio this week.

26.08.2019 - 22:31 [ Jason Ditz / antikrieg.com ]

Netanyahu greift Irak, Syrien und Libanon an in verzweifeltem Versuch, Wählerstimmen zu erhalten

In der Tat, da die Wahl Israels weniger als einen Monat entfernt ist und Premierminister Netanyahu und seine Verbündeten in den meisten Umfragen einen erheblichen Rückstand aufweisen, scheint es, dass die Politik darin besteht, ihre Angriffe in der gesamten Region zu eskalieren, in der Hoffnung, mehr Stimmen aus der kriegslüsternen Rechten zu bekommen.

25.08.2019 - 09:50 [ DailyStar.com.lb ]

Hezbollah: Israeli drone falls, another explodes over Beirut

BEIRUT: An Israeli drone went down over Beirut’s southern suburbs, and another exploded in the air overnight Sunday near Hezbollah’s media offices, a source from the party told The Daily Star.

Throughout the morning, following the incident, Israeli reconnaissance hovered over south Lebanon and the capital’s southern suburbs – a Hezbollah stronghold.

Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah is expected to comment on the issue in a speech scheduled for late afternoon.

23.07.2019 - 09:28 [ Tagesschau.de ]

London schmiedet Marinebündnis gegen Iran

(22.07.2019)

„Wir haben darüber schon in den vergangenen zwei Tagen konstruktive Gespräche mit einer ganzen Reihe von Ländern geführt. Und wir werden später in der Woche besprechen, wie das am besten auf die neuesten US-Vorschläge für diese Gegend abgestimmt werden kann.“

23.07.2019 - 09:12 [ Manuel Pellicer, polítical scientist / Twitter ]

Someone tell me if I’ve got it right: -The US asked the #UK to block an iranian oil tanker. So did they in #Gibraltar -#Iran has blocked back a brit tanker in #Ormuz. -London wants France, Germany, i.e. the #EU, to set a naval mission to patrol the iranian persian Gulf

23.07.2019 - 09:04 [ Regierung des Vereinigten Königreichs ]

Strait of Hormuz incident: Foreign Secretary calls with French and German foreign ministers

(21.07.2019)

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt discussed the incident with Jean-Yves Le Drian and Heiko Maas.

22.07.2019 - 02:22 [ ORF.at ]

May leitet Dringlichkeitssitzung zu Tanker-Krise mit dem Iran

Im Konflikt mit dem Iran wegen der Beschlagnahmung eines britischen Tankers in der Straße von Hormus kommt das britische Krisenkabinett heute zu einer Dringlichkeitssitzung zusammen. Das Gremium werde unter dem Vorsitz von Premierministerin Theresa May über die „Wahrung der Sicherheit für die Schifffahrt im Persischen Golf“ beraten, teilte Mays Büro gestern Abend in London mit.

21.07.2019 - 11:51 [ Radio Utopie ]

Piraterie-Krise: Britische Militärs entlarven die Intrige gegen Johnson

London: Militärs verlangen vom demnächst sein Amt antretenden neuen Premierminister eine „schnelle Antwort“ gegen den Iran.

21.07.2019 - 10:25 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Military chiefs urge next PM to ’send in the MARINES‘ to protect ships as Iran taunts UK with footage of moment balaclava-clad commandos abseiled from helicopter and hijacked British tanker in ‚tit-for-tat‘ strike

After the dramatic hijacking of the Stena Impero oil tanker carrying 23 crew by Iranian Special Forces, top brass were last night devising a list of options for a rapid military response.

It is understood they will seek the green light to deploy Royal Marines on British vessels travelling through the Strait of Hormuz to act as a deterrent to further aggression.

21.07.2019 - 10:05 [ theGuardian.pe.ca ]

Gibraltar extends detention of Iranian tanker for a month

(20.07.2019)

Gibraltar said the Iranian vessel, seized by marines in a daring landing in darkness off the coast of the British territory on July 4, was suspected of smuggling oil to Syria in breach of European Union sanctions.

21.07.2019 - 09:59 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Jeremy Hunt seeks EU and UN backing for stringent new sanctions against Iran after ‚illegal seizure‘ of UK oil tanker

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is expected to announce a range of measures targeting the Iranian regime following the seizure of the Stena Impero on Friday Afternoon.

Mr Hunt is expected to urge the European Union to support British calls for a host of diplomatic and economic sanctions to target Iran- including reimposing restrictions which were lifted after Tehran signed the 2016 nuclear deal.

20.07.2019 - 19:18 [ Daily Mail ]

Iran releases new propaganda video of Revolutionary Guard commandos abseiling from a helicopter and hijacking British ship just minutes after Hunt told regime of his ‚extreme disappointment‘

– The Stena Impero was seized in the Strait of Hormuz at 4pm yesterday by Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces
– British-registered tanker was ordered to turn to the north and was taken into Iranian territorial waters
– Warship HMS Montrose, which was patrolling the Persian Gulf, did a U-turn and raced to help captured ship
– A second vessel, the British-operated Mesdar was seized by Iran but was released after being inspected
– Following an emergency COBRA meeting, Iran was warned it faces ’serious consequences‘ for their actions

20.07.2019 - 17:35 [ theSun.co.uk ]

GULF CRISIS: Iran calls UK ‘economic terrorists’ and taunts Royal Navy with pics of seized tanker with 23 captives on board

The HMS Montrose was dispatched while the Stena Impero was in Omani waters but the warship arrived after the tanker had entered the Strait of Hormuz.

A defence source told the Times the Iranians appeared to be taking a „very aggressive stance“ and were viewed as having been „ready to engage“ HMS Montrose.

20.07.2019 - 17:25 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Iran tensions: UK oil tanker was seized in Oman waters in ‘hostile act’, says defence secretary

Defence secretary Penny Mordaunt has said the UK-registered oil tanker seized by Iran was intercepted in Omani waters, describing the incident as a “hostile act”.

The Stena Impero, a British-flagged ship carrying crude oil, was boarded and captured by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Friday.

20.07.2019 - 13:29 [ Auswärtiges Amt / Twitter ]

Bundesregierung verurteilt Festsetzung von Handelsschiffen im Golf auf das Schärfste. Gefährliche weitere Verschärfung einer ohnehin angespannten Lage. Fordern Iran auf, auch zweitens Schiff unverzüglich freizugeben. Solidarität mit unseren ?? Partnern.

20.07.2019 - 13:02 [ USA Today ]

Britain warns Iran of ’serious consequences‘ if British-flagged oil tanker not released

„It is essential that freedom of navigation is maintained and that all ships can move safely and freely in the region,“ Hunt said late Friday, ahead of an emergency government meeting. He subsequently told British media that „we’re looking at a diplomatic way to resolve the situation, but we are very clear that it must be resolved.“

20.07.2019 - 12:40 [ CNN ]

Iran’s gamble on a tanker seizure will end its credit — even among friends

In seizing a foreign tanker which it accuses of „violating international regulations,“ Tehran has resorted to a form of piracy in international waters.
At a time when Iran might have begun to win friends and influence people in the world’s corridors of power, it’s showing that it really could be the force of dangerous instability that its most ardent enemies have claimed.

20.07.2019 - 12:20 [ theHill.com ]

Trump says US will talk to UK about tanker Iran seized

“We’re going to be speaking with the U.K., and this only goes to show what I’m saying about Iran: trouble, nothing but trouble,” Trump told reporters while departing the White House.

Trump did not say whether the incident would prompt a response, saying, “Let’s see what happens.“

20.07.2019 - 12:13 [ Daily Mail ]

Where WERE the Royal Navy? Former First Sea Lord is ‚amazed‘ that British tankers were not escorted by our warships despite ministers knowing for weeks of Iranian shipping threat

– Lord West slammed UK for not anticipating retaliation from Iranian forces in Gulf
– Found it ‚bizarre‘ British vessels passing through Strait of Hormuz unguarded
– Two ships were captured by Iran last night, days after UK seized Iranian oil tanker

19.07.2019 - 21:10 [ Radio Utopie ]

Revanche-Piraterie im Persischen Golf: Irans Regierung spielt der internationalen Kriegslobby direkt in die Hände

Die Idee zur Kaperung des unter britischer Flagge fahrenden Tankers „Stena Impero“ durch die iranischen „Revolutionsgarden“ könnte von U.S.-Kriegslobbyist John Bolton selbst sein. Der Iran spielt mit diesem Akt der Piraterie, wieder einmal, direkt den rechtsextremen Verrückten in der internationalen Kriegslobby in die Hände, vorneweg denen in der U.S.-Regierung und in der in Israel immer noch herrschenden Gang von Benjamin Netanyahu.

19.07.2019 - 20:23 [ PressTV.com (Iran) ]

IRGC says captures British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

The IRGC’s Public Relations Department said in a statement on Friday that the vessel named “Stena Impero” had been confiscated “at the request of Hormozgan Ports and Maritime Organization when passing through the Strait of Hormuz, for failing to respect international maritime rules.”

19.07.2019 - 20:22 [ BBC ]

Iran ’seizes British-flagged oil tanker‘

A British-flagged oil tanker has been seized in the Gulf by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Iran media say.

19.07.2019 - 11:51 [ USA Today ]

Iran says U.S. may have shot down its own drone by mistake

„We have not lost any drone in the Strait of Hormuz nor anywhere else. I am worried that USS Boxer has shot down their own UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) by mistake!,“ Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said on Twitter.

Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency quoted military spokesman Gen. Abolfazl Shekari as saying that „all Iranian drones that are in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, including the one which the U.S. president mentioned, after carrying out scheduled identification and control missions, have returned to their bases.“

19.07.2019 - 11:50 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Trump verkündet Abschuss iranischer Drohne

Aus dem Pentagon hieß es, der Vorfall habe sich am Donnerstag gegen 10 Uhr (Ortszeit) ereignet. Das US-Marineschiff USS Boxer habe sich in internationalen Gewässern befunden, als sich die Drohne genähert habe. Es befinde sich nun im Persischen Golf. Das US-Verteidigungsministerium wollte sich nicht dazu äußern, wie die Drohne zerstört worden sei.

19.07.2019 - 11:48 [ Washington Post ]

Trump says the U.S. Navy downed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz

A U.S. naval ship downed an Iranian drone that flew too close and ignored multiple calls to turn away, President Trump said Thursday, as tensions between the United States and Iran appeared to be rising once again in the Persian Gulf region.

Speaking at the White House, Trump said the drone came within 1,000 yards of the USS Boxer in the Strait of Hormuz before the crew “took defensive action” and “immediately destroyed” it.

11.07.2019 - 10:00 [ PressTV.com ]

IRGC rejects US claim of Iran attempt to seize UK tanker in Persian Gulf

Early on Thursday, two American officials, who were speaking to Reuters on the condition of anonymity, claimed that five boats believed to belong to the IRGC had approached the tanker British Heritage at the northern entrance of the Strait of Hormuz and ordered it to stop.

11.07.2019 - 09:57 [ Daily Mail ]

Three armed Iranian boats attempt to storm British oil tanker in the Gulf hours after Tehran threatened UK ships – but are repelled by Royal Navy frigate who trained their guns on them

Three Iranian ships unsuccessfully tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf Wednesday, the UK government has confirmed.

11.07.2019 - 09:56 [ Fox News ]

Iranian IRGC boats tried, failed to seize British oil tanker in Persian Gulf, senior US defense official says

Five Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps gunboats tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf Wednesday but backed off after a British warship approached, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News.

21.06.2019 - 08:12 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

.@realDonaldTrump Your Iran strategy has been ill-advised and short-sighted. Change course now. Return to the Iran nuclear agreement before it’s too late. Put aside your pride and political calculations for the good of our country. Do the right thing.

21.06.2019 - 06:03 [ New York Times ]

Trump Approves Strikes on Iran, but Then Abruptly Pulls Back

It was not clear whether Mr. Trump simply changed his mind on the strikes or whether the administration altered course because of logistics or strategy. It was also not clear whether the attacks might still go forward.

Asked about the plans for a strike and the decision to hold back, the White House declined to comment, as did Pentagon officials. No government officials asked The New York Times to withhold the article.

21.06.2019 - 05:57 [ Haaretz ]

Report: Trump Approved Military Strikes Against Iran but Pulled Back After Planes Were in Air

U.S. President Donald Trump approved military strikes against Iran in retaliation for downing of American global hawk drone but pulled back after planes were in the air and ships were in position, according to a report by the New York Times citing administration officials.

The report claimed the order to halt attacks on Iranian radar and missile batteries came after intense debate at the White House among top security officials and congressional leaders.

21.06.2019 - 05:44 [ New York Times ]

Want War With Iran? Ask Congress First

From the U.S.S. Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898 to the U.S.S. Maddox in the Gulf of Tonkin in 1964, maritime incidents, shrouded in the fog of uncertainty, have lured the United States into wars on foreign shoals. Which is why cooler heads must prevail — and Congress must be consulted — as American and Iranian forces inch closer to open conflict in and around the Strait of Hormuz.

21.06.2019 - 05:34 [ taskandpurpose.com ]

‚We are there to deter aggression‘ — Pompeo addressed CENTCOM on Iran mere moments before Shanahan announced his departure

(19.06.2019)

Pompeo, who arrived in Tampa on Monday, met with Marine Gen. Kenneth McKenzie Jr. and Army Gen. Richard Clarke, commanders of U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command respectively, to align the Government’s efforts in the Middle East, according to Central Command.

The meeting focused on deterrence plans against Iran after U.S. officials blamed the country for two recent oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman.

15.06.2019 - 18:25 [ Grayzone ]

US gov narrative blaming Iran for oil tanker attacks falls apart in hours

The Trump administration’s claims Iran attacked oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman were quickly debunked, with the ship’s crew saying it “was hit by a flying object.” But the US disrupted important Iranian diplomatic efforts at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

15.06.2019 - 13:31 [ Yahoo ]

President Trump seeks an international consensus on Iran

Fox News military analyst Col. David Hunt and former State Dept. official David Tafuri on how the U.S. should handle escalating tension with Iran.

15.06.2019 - 13:01 [ Veterans for Bernie Sanders #vets4bernie / Twitter ]

.@realDonaldTrump has a tweet for everything. @potus NATSEC Advisor John Bolton manipulated intelligence to fit the Bush admins case for war on Iraq, what makes anyone think he’s not doing that exact same thing now? #DropTheMIC #NoMiddleGround #RevokeTheAUMFs

15.06.2019 - 12:51 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

The Gulf of Oman incident must not be used as a pretext for war with Iran. War would be an unmitigated disaster for the United States, Iran, the region, and the world. A unilateral U.S. attack on Iran would be illegal and unconstitutional.

15.06.2019 - 00:53 [ Jeremy Hunt, Foreign Secretary (UK) / Twitter ]

I condemn yesterday’s attacks on vessels in the Gulf of Oman. UK’s assessment concludes that responsibility for the attacks almost certainly lies with Iran. These latest attacks build on a pattern of destabilising Iranian behaviour and pose a serious danger to the region

15.06.2019 - 00:01 [ CNN ]

Iranian boat fired missile at US drone prior to tanker attack, US official says

In the hours before the attack on the two tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, the Iranians spotted a US drone flying overhead and launched a surface-to-air missile at the unmanned aircraft, a US official told CNN.
The missile missed the drone and fell into the water, the official said.

14.06.2019 - 23:57 [ CNBC.com ]

Japanese oil tanker owner disagrees with US military that a mine caused blast near Iran

„We received reports that something flew towards the ship,“ Yutaka Katada, president of Kokuka Sangyo, said at a press conference Friday. „I do not think there was a time bomb or an object attached to the side of the ship,“ he said, adding that a projectile landed above the waterline. (…)

The Pentagon did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.

07.06.2019 - 17:08 [ theGuardian.com ]

Inquiry into oil tanker attacks stops short of blaming Iran: UN security council hears unidentified state was behind explosions in Gulf last month

The UAE along with Saudi Arabia and Norway presented the preliminary findings during a private briefing to members of the UN security council, which will also receive the final results of the inquiry and consider a possible response.

The US has accused Iran of almost certainly being behind the attacks on the four oil tankers off the Emirati coast, but the brief report, while providing evidence of the sophistication of the attack, goes nowhere near identifying the culprit.

07.06.2019 - 16:26 [ CNN / Youtube ]

US Navy releases video of near-miss with Russian ship

The US and Russian navies are at odds over an apparent near-collision in the Philippine Sea, with both sides blaming each other.

07.06.2019 - 16:24 [ BBC ]

Russian and US warships almost collide in East China Sea

Admiral Vinogradov came within 50 to 100 feet (15m-30m) of the USS Chancellorsville in the Philippine Sea, the US said.

The Russian Pacific Fleet meanwhile said the incident took place in the southeast of the East China Sea, and added they had sent a message of protest to the US ship’s commanders.

07.06.2019 - 16:20 [ Sputniknews.com ]

Beinahe-Kollision zwischen US-Kreuzer und russischem U-Boot-Zerstörer

Der US-amerikanische Lenkwaffenkreuzer „USS Chancellorsville“ hat am Freitag im Ostchinesischen Meer den Weg dem russischen U-Boot-Zerstörer „Admiral Winogradow“ gefährlich gekreuzt. Dies geht aus einer Mitteilung des Pressedienstes der Pazifikflotte Russlands hervor.

23.05.2019 - 01:57 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Deutschland hackt zurück

Als vor rund zehn Jahren, so heißt es weiter, zum ersten Mal über Hackbacks diskutiert worden sei, da habe man in einem internen Vermerk noch lesen können: Die „völkerrechtliche Zulässigkeit grenzüberschreitender Abwehrmaßnahmen ist zweifelhaft“. Inzwischen seien derlei Sorgen bei der Bundesregierung in den Hintergrund getreten. Dabei habe eine Überprüfung gezeigt, „dass der deutsche Weg einer ausdrücklichen gesetzlichen Ermächtigung“ zu Hackbacks im Ausland „weltweit ziemlich einzigartig wäre“.

22.03.2019 - 23:54 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Dammbrüche

Dammbrüche, die der am Sonntag vor 20 Jahren gestartete Überfall auf Jugoslawien bewirkt hat, prägen die Außen- und Militärpolitik Deutschlands und weiterer westlicher Mächte bis heute. Der Überfall war der erste große Krieg seit 1990, der ohne die völkerrechtlich erforderliche Zustimmung des UN-Sicherheitsrats begonnen wurde. Dass dies weitgehend folgenlos möglich war, hat späteren völkerrechtswidrigen Kriegen den Weg gebahnt, unter anderem dem Krieg gegen den Irak (2003). Der Überfall auf Jugoslawien hat zudem eine Gewöhnung an deutsche Kriegseinsätze mit sich gebracht; er habe „den relativ breit akzeptierten Auftakt“ zu einer „fast schon routinierten“ deutschen Teilnahme an zahlreichen internationalen Militäreinsätzen gebildet, hieß es bereits 2005 in einer Analyse. Ein 1999 mit dem Kosovo befasster deutscher Brigadegeneral hat darauf hingewiesen, dass kriegsvorbereitende Berichte deutscher Leitmedien internen Lageanalysen diametral widersprachen.

27.02.2019 - 18:36 [ Indian Express ]

Imperative that we use our heads, act with wisdom: Imran Khan

Iterating that war is not a solution, Khan said, “If it (tensions between the two countries) escalates, it will no longer be in my control or in Modi’s”. “All wars are miscalculated, and no one knows where they lead to. World War I was supposed to end in weeks, it took six years. Similarly, the war on terrorism was not supposed to last 17 years. I ask India: with the weapons you have and the weapons we have, can we really afford a miscalculation?” asked the prime minister.

27.02.2019 - 18:18 [ ITV.com ]

UK appeals for ‚restraint‘ as India-Pakistan row deepens after planes shot down over disputed Kashmir

The announcement came after the nation’s army said its air force shot down two Indian warplanes and captured two pilots after they crossed the boundary in the disputed territory of Kashmir.

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt issued a video appeal for restraint, echoing a message delivered by Prime Minister Theresa May at the start of PMQs in the House of Commons.

27.02.2019 - 10:32 [ hindustantimes.com ]

Pakistan claims 2 IAF jets shot down, pilots held; also releases video

The Pakistan Army has also released a video that shows a blindfolded man claiming that he is an officer of the Indian Air Force.

The Indian defence establishment has not commented on the video. Defence sources had earlier told PTI, “There are no reports of any Indian Air Force jet suffering damage in action by India’s adversaries.”

27.02.2019 - 10:30 [ nation.com.pk ]

PAF shoots down two Indian aircraft inside Pakistani airspace: DG ISPR

Pakistan Military spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor said Indian Air Force (IAF) crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and two of their aircraft were shot down by PAF inside Pakistani airspace.

„One of the aircraft fell inside AJK while other fell inside IoK. One Indian pilot arrested by troops on ground while two in the area,“ Director Gneral of the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said.

28.11.2018 - 22:12 [ Jason Ditz / antikrieg.com ]

Frachtschiffe meiden Hafen für lebenswichtige Hilfe für den Jemen aus Sicherheitsgründen

Hodeidah ist die Anlaufstelle für etwa 70% der Hilfslieferungen in den Jemen. Der Hafen kann sieben Schiffe auf einmal abfertigen, aber das WFP sagt, dass ab Montag nur noch ein einziges Schiff anwesend war.

11.05.2018 - 21:38 [ diePresse.com ]

Iran dementiert Golan-Angriff: „Lüge des zionistischen Regimes“

Das iranische Außenministerium dementierte nun am Freitag eine iranische Beteiligung an den Raketenangriffen auf israelische Armeeposten. Israel benutze „frei-erfundene und grundlose“ Unterstellungen, um Angriffe auf syrische Ziele zu rechtfertigen, sagte Außenamtssprecher Bahram Ghassemi.

03.05.2018 - 11:09 [ Heise.de ]

Super-GAU für Intel: Weitere Spectre-Lücken im Anflug

Insgesamt zeigen die Spectre-NG-Lücken, dass Spectre und Meltdown keine einmaligen Ausrutscher waren. Es handelt sich eben nicht um ein simples Loch, das man mit ein paar Flicken nachhaltig stopfen könnte. Es verdichtet sich vielmehr das Bild einer Art Schweizer Käse: Für jedes abgedichtete Loch, tauchen zwei andere auf. Das ist die Folge davon, dass bei der Prozessorentwicklung der letzten zwanzig Jahre Sicherheitserwägungen immer nur die zweite Geige gespielt haben.

17.04.2018 - 10:28 [ Junge Welt ]

Nach Angriffen auf Syrien: Tausende demonstrieren in vielen Ländern gegen die Aggression des Imperialismus.

Bereits am Vortag waren Tausende Menschen in der griechischen Hauptstadt einem Aufruf der Kommunistischen Partei (KKE) zur Protestdemonstration gegen die Kriegspolitik des US-Imperialismus gefolgt, für den heutigen Dienstag mobilisiert die kommunistisch orientierte Gewerkschaftsfront PAME zu einer Großkundgebung auf dem Syntagma-Platz vor dem griechischen Parlament.

17.04.2018 - 09:36 [ MDR ]

Angriff auf Syrien: Kujat spricht von völkerrechtswidriger Aggression

Für den Ex-Generalinspekteur der Bundeswehr, Kujat, war der Angriff auf Syrien eine völkerrechtliche Aggression, die politische Lösungen des Konflikts und die Zusammenarbeit mit Syrien erschwert.

17.04.2018 - 08:46 [ Heise.de ]

Macron lobt „perfekt durchgeführten“ Angriff auf Syrien

Frankreich ist ein bedeutender Akteur in Syrien, die Angriffe in der Nacht vom 13. auf den 14 April waren legitim und „perfekt durchgeführt“. – der französische Präsident Emmanuel Macron zeigte sich in einem Interview am Sonntagabend (YouTube, ab 1:46:41) über jeden Zweifel an der Militäraktion erhaben.
Wie häufig zuvor zog er ehrgeizige Pläne aus der Tasche, von denen nicht klar ist, wie sie angesichts der herrschenden Kräfteverhältnisse umgesetzt werden sollen.

14.04.2018 - 13:55 [ Heise.de ]

Völkerrechtswidriger Angriff auf syrische Ziele

Das russische Militär war vorgewarnt worden. Das Pentagon spricht davon, dass die Angriffe aber nicht mit den Russen „koordiniert“ gewesen seien. Aber man hat Moskau wohl versichert, dass keine Ziele anvisiert werden, wo sich russische Soldaten aufhalten.

14.04.2018 - 13:34 [ SRF.ch ]

Konflikt in Syrien – «Ein Militärschlag wäre eindeutig völkerrechtswidrig»

(12.4.2018) Wäre ein Militärschlag als Antwort auf einen Giftgasanschlag völkerrechtlich legitim?

Nein. Er wäre unter jeder Betrachtung völkerrechtswidrig. Es gibt kein Selbstverteidigungsrecht der USA, es gibt kein Recht auf einen Präventivschlag. Ein Schlag ohne ein Mandat des UNO-Sicherheitsrates ist eindeutig völkerrechtswidrig.

14.04.2018 - 03:49 [ Spiegel.de ]

US-Angriffe auf Syrien haben begonnen

US-Präsident Donald Trump hat angekündigt, dass die USA gemeinsam mit Großbritannien und Frankreich einzelne Ziele in Syrien angreifen. Aus Damaskus werden Explosionen gemeldet.

11.04.2018 - 08:19 [ Bluewin.ch ]

Flugsicherung warnt Airlines vor Raketen im Mittelmeer

Die europäische Flugsicherung mahnt Fluggesellschaften wegen möglicher Luftangriffe in Syrien zu Vorsicht im östlichen Mittelmeer. Innerhalb der nächsten 72 Stunden könnten Luft-Boden-Raketen und Marschflugkörper eingesetzt werden.

Es könne zur Störung von Navigationsgeräten kommen, teilte die Europäische Organisation zur Sicherung der Luftfahrt (Eurocontrol) am Dienstag im Internet mit.

10.04.2018 - 02:34 [ Sueddeutsche ]

Krieg in Syrien: Russland stellt Giftgasangriff in Frage

Die Berichte aus der von Rebellen kontrollierten Stadt Duma in Ost-Ghuta über einen Angriff seien „fake news“. Nicht ein einziger Bewohner habe bestätigt, dass ein Chemiewaffenangriff stattgefunden habe. Experten der Organisation für das Verbot von Chemiewaffen (OPCW) sollten umgehend in die Region reisen, um sich ein eigenes Bild von der Lage vor Ort zu machen, sagt Nebensja. Die russischen und syrischen Truppen würden ihnen Zugang zu der Region ermöglichen.