ずくなしの冷や水

2017年11月15日

イランとサウジが開戦すれば1バレル300ドルに

現在の原油先物55〜60ドル程度です。

RT2017/11/15
War between Iran & Saudi Arabia could send oil to $300 per barrel & impoverish the world
An armed conflict between Riyadh and Tehran would have a major impact on oil markets and the global economy. RT asked experts what a war between the two Middle East superpowers would mean for crude prices.

If a conflict happens, oil prices could increase 500 percent.

“Energy prices will seriously depend on the severity of the conflict. Let's remember the unrecognized Iraqi Kurdistan, which in a state of continuous war exported about 550,000 barrels per day through Turkey. In this connection, we can expect a panic rise in oil price to $150-$200 on the first day of the conflict… If Saudis and Iran attack each other's oil facilities, crude prices can skyrocket to $300,” Mikhail Mashchenko, an analyst at the eToro social network for investors told RT.

Ivan Karyakin, an investment analyst at Global FX, points out that the area of possible conflict pumps a third of global oil. Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, and Qatar together produce about 28 million barrels per day, which is slightly less than 30 percent of global production; prices will go up immediately to $150-180 per barrel, he said.

“Then everything will depend on the duration of the conflict. The world market will survive two or three days of the conflict. If the conflict lasts a week, then prices will rise to $200 or higher, and this will have long-term consequences, as stockpiles will decrease,” Karyakin said.

The analyst insists a war between Riyadh and Tehran is unlikely, as it's not in the interests of Russia and China.“Russia is a partner of many conflicting countries in the Middle East. Largest oil importer China, which carries the greatest risks in the event of a rise in oil prices, will use all its influence on Iran and the US to prevent a conflict,” he said.

A war in the Middle East will be very unprofitable for importers, according to Ivan Kapustiansky, Forex Optimum analyst. “In the event of war, markets may lose about 20 percent of the world supply. First of all, of course, the largest importers will be affected. These include the US, China, Japan, as well as the eurozone, in fact, the main locomotives of the world economy,” he said.

Both Saudi Arabia and Iran understand how crucial oil is to their economies, and will try to maintain production even in the event of a conflict, says Andrey Dyachenko, Head of Private Solutions Department of Сastle Family Office in Russia and the CIS. “Even a temporary drop of market share will mean that other players like the US will take their place. And they will not be able to get their market share back. Therefore, if such a conflict does happen, both Saudi Arabia and Iran will do everything possible to continue producing and supplying as much as possible,” he said.
What will happen to the global economy

A sharp jump in oil prices and other hydrocarbons will threaten the stability of the entire global economy, as it will lead to a surge in inflation, warns Dyachenko. “At the time of relatively low growth rates, a significant jump in inflation will lead to the impoverishment of a large part of the world population,” he added.

Both producers and importers will be forced to slash prices to prevent it, according to Dyachenko.
War is unprofitable for both Saudis & Iran

Relations between Riyadh and Tehran have seen worse times than now, assures Petr Pushkarev, Chief Analyst at TeleTrade. The Iranian revolution of 1978-79 and the death of Iranians during the Hajj pilgrimage in 1987, which led to the severing of diplomatic relations between Shia Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia for three years, were a greater stress test for the countries.

“For the coming years, Saudi Arabia itself is too busy with technological and innovative projects to replace the lost oil revenues. They are not at all ready for full-scale armed conflicts with their neighbors right now, which would be very costly, and very inappropriate at the time when Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is intensely concentrating power around himself. Perhaps the presence of an external enemy like Iran can suit his purpose, but only in the mediated conflict on the territory of Yemen,” Pushkarev said.

According to eToro's Mikhail Mashchenko, the war is unprofitable for both Saudi Arabia and Iran. "The Saudis, although they feel more confident than their eastern neighbors, have a budget deficit of 10 percent of GDP. Tehran has only begun to increase oil exports after a partial lifting of the sanctions,” he told RT.

Most experts agree a conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran will be limited to proxy wars like the ones going on in Yemen and Syria. The situation is comparable to the Cold War proxy wars between the United States and the Soviet Union.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 23:01| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

過労死しそうな人は労働力の安売りをせずにトンズラしよう

※ Simon_Sin‏ @Simon_Sin氏の2017/11/14のツイート
過重労働に耐えかねて逃げ出したこの職員は偉い。人間だれしも給料分の仕事はすべきだが、給料以上の仕事はしてはならない。社会人として労働力の安売りをせずにトンズラこいたこの職員は超エライ。過労死しそうな人はみんなそうしよう

※ 水野雄太 @naganototalplan氏の2017/11/10のツイート
業界関係者から聞いた話しでは、彼は毎晩10時、遅い時は深夜2時まで仕事をしていたそうです。取扱量からも何故役場が1人体制を継続し続けたのか、
鬱になってダウンするのも当たり前、早く体調が回復することを祈るのみ。

島に1人しかいない郵便局員が消える。http://m.huffingtonpost.jp/2017/11/10/takeshima-post_a_23272849/?ncid=fcbklnkjphpmg00000001


posted by ZUKUNASHI at 22:42| Comment(0) | 社会・経済

米軍は被験者兵士に医療措置を提供していない

FARSNEWS2017/11/15
US Army Fails to Provide Medical Care to Experiment Subject Soldiers
TEHRAN (FNA)- Veterans’ groups said the US Army is withholding crucial information on chemical and biological agents veterans were exposed to in experimentation.

“The Army still has not provided notice to test subject veterans regarding the specific chemical and biological tests to which they were subjected, and their possible health effects,” attorney Ben Patterson of the law firm Morrison and Foerster said, Cetus News reported.

The military conducted these experiments because it wanted to learn how to induce “fear, panic, hysteria and hallucinations” in enemy soldiers, an Army scientist told NPR.

At least 70,000 troops were used in the experiments, a 2015 NPR report found.

Four years after a court ordered the army to disclose pertinent information, the army is dragging its feet “in an apparent attempt to discourage and prevent veterans from applying to the program and receiving the medical care to which they are entitled under the Army's own regulation,” Patterson said.

The army pledged to pay for medical care after thousands of former soldiers won a class action suit against the military over being used in chemical and biological experiments between 1942 and 1975.

The 2009 lawsuit was filed by the Vietnam Veterans of America and other plaintiffs who wanted to know which chemical agents they had been exposed to and what health risks are associated with them.

Still, the Army is not meeting its legal requirements. The Army has not issued broad notifications as per the court ruling, and is still not answering queries about which chemical agents veterans were exposed.

The Army’s requirements for coverage include filling out Department of Defense Form 214 or War Department discharge form, having served as a “research subject” including a US army chemical or biological substance testing program, and having a diagnosed medical condition believed to be a direct result in the experimentation program.

At least 4,000 American troops were exposed to mustard gas during World War II. It wasn’t until the 1990s that the Defense Department declassified those experiments.

Mustard gas causes “blistering of the skin and mucous membranes on contact,”according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and “may increase a person’s risk for lung and respiratory cancer.”

A 2015 PBS investigation found that minorities including African-Americans, Japanese-Americans and Puerto Ricans were singled out for experimentation.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 20:44| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

SDFはISISと通じている

FARSNEWS2017/11/15
Ankara Accuses SDF of Plotting ISIL Terrorists' Withdrawal from Raqqa
TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkish Foreign Ministry said that free withdrawal of ISIL terrorists from the Syrian city of Raqqa is a result of a deal reached between ISIL and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Syria's Permanent Mission to the United Nations, on Thursday, reported that it had sent letters saying that SDF had ensured withdrawal of ISIL terrorists from Raqqa and Deir Ezzur, Sputnik reported.

The BBC broadcaster reported that the drivers hired by the SDF were forced to evacuate about 250 ISIL militants and some 3,500 members of their families from Raqqa in a convoy consisting of about 50 trucks, 13 buses and more than 100 vehicles of ISIL itself in October. The militants, including the foreign mercenaries from Azerbaijan, China, Egypt, France, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey and Yemen, had taken from Raqqa everything they could, including weapons and munitions.

"It is an extremely grave and eye-opening revelation that the so-called "Syrian Democratic Forces" dominated by PYD/YPG, the Syrian extension of the terrorist organization PKK, brokered a deal with the terrorist organization ISIL to evacuate a large number of terrorists from Raqqa while the operation to clear ISIL from Raqqa was already underway," the statement said.

According to the ministry, deal sets a new example of the fact that "fighting one terrorist organization with another would eventually result in these terrorist organizations colluding with each other."

Last month, the SDF announced the complete liberation of Raqqa, which was seized by ISIL in 2014 and proclaimed the group’s capital.

Ankara considers the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) to be affiliated with the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK), which is listed as a terror group in Turkey, the United States and the European Union. However, the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the YPG, as well as the SDF have been receiving support from the United States.

FARSNEWS2017/11/15
Hundreds of Suspected ISIL Fighters Allowed to Exit Syria's Raqqa, 4 Detained
TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of suspected members of the ISIL terrorist group and thousands of their family members were allowed to flee Raqqa in convoys arranged by US-backed forces in the days before the city fell to coalition forces, Operation Inherent Resolve Spokesman Col. Ryan Dillon told reporters.

Col. Ryan Dillon essentially confirmed a BBC report that 250 ISIL fighters and thousands of family members, along with weapons and other supplies, were disbursed throughout Syria in a series of convoys that were arranged by US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Sputnik reported.

"In the course of that screening there were four foreign fighters that were identified and detained by the Syrian Democratic Forces," Dillon said, adding, "Out of the rest of the 3,500 civilians that came out of Raqqa at that time, approximately less than 300 were identified and screened as potential ISIL fighters."
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 20:34| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

高血圧の診断基準値引き下げ

高血圧の診断基準となる血圧が引き下げられたという記事ですが、上130、下80はすでに日本では適用されているんじゃなかったでしょうか。薬で血圧を下げると、いろいろな面で元気がなくなります。今以上に年寄りは怒りもしない、無感動状態になっていく?

RT2017/11/14
‘Silent killer’: New guidelines show 46% of US adults have high blood pressure
Doctors and experts from the American Heart Association, along with nine other groups, have bad news for 30 million Americans: they now have high blood pressure. This will bring the total number of US adults living with high blood pressure to 103 million.

The updated information indicates that high blood pressure (hypertension) will now affect nearly half of US adults, after the standards to diagnose the condition have been lowered from a threshold reading of 140 over 90 to 130 over 80. The new guidelines were announced on Monday at an American Heart Association conference in Anaheim, California.

Blood pressure is measured by the systolic pressure (the top number), and the diastolic pressure (the bottom number). The revised rules state that a reading of 130 over 80 through 139 over 89 will be considered stage one hypertension, and a reading of 140 over 90 or above will be considered stage two.

The updated guidelines indicate that 46 percent of US adults will be considered to be living with hypertension, compared to 32 percent under the old standard.

Hypertension occurs in humans when "the force of the blood flowing through your blood vessels, is consistently too high," according to the AHA. The symptoms for high blood pressure will not be immediately obvious, which is why it is often called “the silent killer.”

“We want to be straight with people – if you already have a doubling of risk, you need to know about it,” said Paul Whelton, professor of global public health at Tulane University, according to USA Today. “It doesn’t mean you need medication, but it’s a yellow light that you need to be lowering your blood pressure."

David Goff, director of cardiovascular sciences at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, said the new standards are supported by solid science and “have the potential of improving the health of millions,” USA Today reported.

The updated guidelines recommend lifestyle changes, and eating healthy, among other suggestions, as good ways to lower blood pressure.

As the revised information reaches the American public, only about half the of the people in the US living with hypertension under the previous guidelines have their condition under control.

“I don’t underestimate the challenge of what we need to do,” Whelton said.

A quarter of all deaths in the US every year ‒ around 610,000 people ‒ is due to heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 18:14| Comment(0) | 健康づくり

2017/10人口動態速報  これはどうしたんだろう

筑西市 前年同期比出生数増死亡数増で出生死亡比率改善 ただし死亡数は真冬並みの水準
大和市 出生数増死亡数増で出生死亡比率悪化
浦安市 出生数増死亡数増で出生死亡比率わずかに改善
守谷市 出生数微増死亡数大幅増で出生死亡比率大幅悪化
仙台市 出生数減死亡数大幅増で出生死亡比率大幅悪化

流山市 出生数大幅増死亡数微減で出生死亡比率大幅改善
月別出生数2011/1以降で最高を更新
柏市 出生数微増死亡数大幅増で出生死亡比率大幅悪化
いわき市 出生数増死亡数減で出生死亡比率大幅改善
常陸太田市 出生数減死亡数大幅増で出生死亡比率大幅悪化
高萩市 出生数増死亡数減で出生死亡比率大幅改善
横浜市 出生数増死亡数増で出生死亡比率わずかに悪化
市原市 出生数減死亡数ほぼ変わらずで出生死亡比率悪化
神栖市 出生数増死亡数増で出生死亡比率悪化
我孫子 出生数増死亡数増で出生死亡比率ほぼ変わらず
福島市 出生数減死亡数減で出生死亡比率ほぼ変わらず
出生数2012/6以来の低水準
松戸市 出生数増死亡数増で出生死亡比率ほぼ変わらず
川崎市 出生数減死亡数大幅増で出生死亡比率大幅悪化
ひたちなか市 出生数増死亡数大幅増で出生死亡比率大幅悪化




厚木市 出生数変わらず死亡数増で出生死亡比率大幅悪化
水戸市 出生数増死亡数減で出生死亡比率改善
市川市 出生数減死亡数増で出生死亡比率悪化
横須賀市 出生数微減死亡数大幅増で出生死亡比率大幅悪化
千葉市 出生数増死亡数大幅増で出生死亡比率大幅悪化

船橋市 出生数減死亡数増で出生死亡比率悪化





市川市 出生数増死亡数増で出生死亡比率悪化
鎌ヶ谷市 出生数大幅増死亡数大幅増で出生死亡比率悪化
鎌ヶ谷市の死亡数は2017/に近い高水準
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:23| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

日本社会の劣化 低劣化

※  蕩尽伝説‏ @devenir21 氏の2017/11/3のツイート
日本人はそろそろ茹で上がりつつあるので気づかないようだけど、たんに政治や経済が劣化しているばかりじゃない。文化から、芸術から、服装から、食生活から、以前とは比べようもないほど、低劣化が進んでいる。

※  ほにゃにゃしか (こんな人たち)‏ @_24_com氏の2017/11/15のツイート
突然来るのではなく雇用、治安、格差、民度、国柄ひっくるめて、ジワジワと壊れて行くのです。いつの間にか驚くような事になっている。目の前の株高などで多くの国民は気がつかないし、どうでもよくなっちゃっている 売国のプロ登場 http://ow.ly/kBHT4

・・・引用終わり・・・

今、日本が世界に誇れるもの、競争力のあるものは急激になくなりつつあると思う。過去の遺産にいつまで依存できるか。

それがわかるはずの生きた年数がより長い壮年、高年層が問題意識を持っていない。

※  労働者‏ @Black_Post_Bot 氏の2017/11/3のツイート
今、レストランの隣の席でお爺さん達が話してるんだけど、最近会社の若いのが派遣社員ばっかりになってる、って話題で「俺達は家族や老後のことを考えて正社員になったけど、奴らは責任が嫌で今日のことしか考えないから派遣になるんだ」とか力説してる。そんな認識じゃあ話が噛み合わない訳だ…。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 12:49| Comment(12) | 福島原発事故

生野菜好きな方いますか

※  ぐれいす@ブロガー兼モデル垢‏ @megrace_氏の2017/11/9のツイート
全身の浮腫みと耳鳴りと発熱と目眩と頭痛と左の首のリンパの腫れに、下血と腹痛と血便などの症状の原因が寄生虫(といっても虫ではなく微生物)が原因だったみたいで薬処方されてやっとましになってきた。
次の取材まで安静にしてます…

顔面が浮腫むと二重の幅が狭くなる…顔色ェ

※  ぐれいす@ブロガー兼モデル垢‏ @megrace_氏の2017/11/9のツイート
発覚経緯がまた奇想天外。皮膚に発疹と色素沈着→アレルギー科で事の経緯を話す→微生物のせいだから性病の薬だすね!→え?性病になるような事してないw→わかってる。主に性病の薬だけど強い感染の時にも使う薬でもあるから

…一番おったまげたわ(°Д°)

生野菜も禁止になった。
食事制限えぐい…

※  ぐれいす@ブロガー兼モデル垢‏ @megrace_氏の2017/11/9のツイート
抵抗力の落ちている皆様、有機野菜と無農薬野菜(生野菜)にはお気をつけあれ………………

・・・引用終わり・・・

管理人は野菜は生では食べないことにしています。生だと量が食べられません。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 12:25| Comment(3) | 福島原発事故

シリアに兵を増派しているエルドアンはASEANの米ロステートメントに大慌て

プーチンとトランプの共同ステートメントにエルドアンが慌てています。クルドがシリア北部の支配を強めたまま、停戦に移行すればトルコ軍は撤退しなければなりません。

FARSNEWS2017/11/14
Turkish President Calls on Russia, US to Pull Troops Out of Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Russia and the US should pull their troops out of Syria following the joint statement adopted by the two countries’ presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, which says that there is no military solution to the Syrian conflict.

"It is hard for me to understand such statements. If a military solution cannot help find a way out of the crisis, then those who think so should pull their troops out of Syria," the Turkish leader said, as cited by the Haberturk TV channel.

Putin and Trump adopted a joint statement on Syria on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam’s Da Nang on November 11.

According to the document, "the presidents agreed that there is no military solution to the conflict in Syria."

"They confirmed that the ultimate political solution to the conflict must be forged through the Geneva process pursuant to UNSCR [United Nations Security Council Resolution] 2254," the document read.

Putin and Trump "also took note of President Assad’s recent commitment to the Geneva process and constitutional reform and elections as called for under UNSCR 2254."

According to the joint statement, the two leaders "affirmed that these steps must include full implementation of UNSCR 2254, including constitutional reform and free and fair elections under UN supervision, held to the highest international standards of transparency, with all Syrians, including members of the diaspora, eligible to participate."
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:23| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

カタールのエミールがかつての同盟国なしでも千倍もうまくいくと発言

ずいぶん思い切った発言です。湾岸産油国に足を引っ張られていたら共倒れになると本気に思っているのかもしれません。

FARSNEWS2017/11/14
Qatar Claims It's 'A Thousand Times Better off' without Former Allies
TEHRAN (FNA)- Qatar’s emir proclaimed that his country is “better off” without the Persian Gulf states like Saudi Arabia and UAE that imposed a boycott against Doha this year.

During his speech at the Shura Council, Qatar’s upper house of parliament, Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has declared that his country is "a thousand times better off" without the former allies that turned against it, TASS reported.

"We do not fear the boycott of these countries against us, we are a thousand times better off without them," the emir said, adding however that "vigilance is required."

He also added that Qatar’s government is working on "introducing a number of food security projects" and pays "special attention to water security" in order to ensure the country’s future without the support of its former allies.

Back in June, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) imposed a trade and diplomatic embargo on Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism, an allegation strongly denied by the emirate.

FARSNEWS2017/11/14
Qatar: Saudi-Led Bloc Not Interested in Resolving Diplomatic Crisis
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Qatari emir said the Saudi-led bloc of countries that have brought his country under a full-scale embargo is not interested in finding a solution to the Persian Gulf diplomatic crisis, stressing that Doha is open to “dialog based on mutual respect.”

“We express our readiness for a compromise within the framework of a dialogue based on mutual respect for sovereignty and common obligations,” Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani told members of Qatar’s consultative Shoura Council, presstv reported.

Sheikh Tamim, added, however, that “we recognize the indicators that come from the blockade states show they do not want to reach a solution.”

Back in June, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) imposed a trade and diplomatic embargo on Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism, an allegation strongly denied by the emirate.

The Saudi-led bloc presented Qatar with a list of demands, among them downgrading ties with Iran, and gave it an ultimatum to comply with them or face consequences. Doha, however, refused to meet the demands and said that they were meant to force the country to surrender its sovereignty.

The Qatari monarch said, “Foreign countries repeatedly asked the blockaders about the reason behind their claims, but they could not give them anything.”

The Qatar monarch further emphasized the country’s determination to stand against pressure, adding, “We are not afraid of the siege. We do not need the countries laying it.”

He thanked the Qatari people for resisting the “ruthless” blockade, saying the people were capable and aware enough to stand on their own feet.

Tamim also accused the foursome of trying to prevent his country from hosting World Cup in 2022, as the emirate has been chosen to do.

“The blockading countries have sought to deprive Qatar of [the right to] host the World Cup by exercising pressure and circulating lies,” he said.

Earlier this month, the Intercept, a US-based investigative website, reported that documents found in an e-mail account belonging to Yousef al-Otaiba, the UAE’s envoy to the US, has exposed a plot by Abu Dhabi to wage an economic war on Qatar.

After Qatar was brought to its knees, the UAE would start a propaganda campaign to portray Doha as incapable of hosting the World Cup, the report said.

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:15| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

ハリリの辞任は米国の謀略に反対したため

FARSNEWS2017/11/14
Advisor to Lebanese President: Hariri's Resignation Due to Opposition to US Plots
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior advisor to Lebanese President Michel Aoun said that Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri resigned after rejecting a US plot against his country.

"A message was received from outside Lebanon that showed a number of influential people in the US administration wanted to hit a blow to Lebanon, but Saad Hariri voiced clear opposition to it and his opposition has cost him the present situation that has been enforced since last Saturday," John Aziz told al-Mayadeen news channel on Monday night.

He added that the Lebanese' unity and firm position in support of Hariri changed the Americans' stances and forced them to withdraw from their plots.

Aoun said on Saturday Hariri, who announced his resignation in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia, has been “kidnapped” and must have immunity.

Aoun made the remarks in a meeting with foreign ambassadors in the capital Beirut, a senior unnamed Lebanese official said on Saturday.

Meanwhile, in a statement released by Aoun's office on Saturday, the Lebanese president expressed concern over Hariri's situation and said the premier was living in a “dubious” situation in Saudi Arabia. He added that anything Hariri has said or may say “does not reflect reality” due to the mystery of his situation.

Any stance or move by Hariri “is the result of the dubious and mysterious situation that he is living in the kingdom,” Aoun added.

Aoun further called on Riyadh to clarify why Hariri hasn't returned home since announcing his resignation in the kingdom last week.

“Lebanon does not accept its prime minister being in a situation at odds with international treaties and the standard rules in relations between states,” he said.

He added that a marathon planned in Beirut on Sunday in which tens of thousands are expected to participate should be “a national sports demonstration for solidarity with Prime Minister Hariri and his return to his country.”

Meanwhile, the Arabic-language al-Joumhouria (The Republic) daily newspaper quoted Aoun as saying on Saturday that Beirut would refer Hariri’s case to the UN Security Council within a week if his destiny remains unclear.

Hariri announced his resignation on November 4, citing several reasons, including the security situation in Lebanon, for his sudden decision. He also said that he realized a plot being hatched against his life.

Hariri also accused Iran and the Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, of meddling in the Arab countries’ affairs; an allegation the two have rejected.

The Lebanese prime minister announced his resignation following visits to Saudi Arabia.

The resignation also comes less than a month after he announced plans to join a coalition government with Hezbollah.

Many authorities in Lebanon have insisted on the return of Hariri from Saudi Arabia. Several sources believe that Saudi Arabia is holding Hariri against his will, a claim the kingdom has rejected.

FARSNEWS2017/11/14
TEHRAN (FNA)- A Lebanese newspaper said it has gained access to a secret letter sent by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman which includes proposals and issues related to establishment of relations with Israel.

The Arabic-language al-Akhbar daily revealed the document for the first time on Tuesday.

The document discloses all events that have happened since US President Donald Trump's recent visit to Saudi Arabia and Washington's attempts to mediate endorsement of a peace agreement between Riyadh and Tel Aviv.

It also includes information about the Saudi and Israeli officials' visits to Tel Aviv and Riyadh.

"Saudi Arabia's closeness to Israel entails a risk for the kingdom. We will not do so unless we feel an honest American trend in opposition to Iran, which is destabilizing the region," a part of the long letter said.

In addition, the principles of the Israeli-Palestinian peace plan concocted by the Saudis were laid out. As part of the plan, the Saudi kingdom demanded military equilibrium with Israel, Israel's help in stopping Iranian overtures on the Middle East and turning Jerusalem into a city governed by international rule, according to al-Akhbar.

In relevant remarks in June, Saudi whistle-blower Mujtahid, who is believed to be a member of or have a well-connected source in the royal family, revealed that bin Salman is attempting to pave the ground for overt relations with Israel.

"In line with preparing the public opinion to establish open ties with Israel, bin Salman has launched a media and twitter campaign and gifts any twitter activist or reporter who helps him in this regard," Mujtahid wrote on his twitter page.

Also in the same month, a leading Arab daily disclosed secret meetings between bin Salman and Israeli officials in the past two years.

Al-Qods al-Arabi newspaper reported that the Israeli media have all voiced pleasure in Mohammed bin Salman's appointment as the crown prince, adding that this development has long been wished by the Israelis.

The Arab daily quoted the Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot as reporting that the intelligence sources have confirmed that bin Salman has held meetings with the Israeli officials under a secret name, Walad, in the past two years.

The Israeli daily didn’t reveal the venues and time for the meetings, but wrote that Israel and Saudi Arabia have common foes, friends and interests.
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ロシアは米国が直接ISISを支援した証拠を手に入れた

FARSNEWS2017/11/14
Russia: US Directly Supports ISIL Terrorists in Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian Defense Ministry said it has obtained evidence the US-led coalition provides support for the ISIL terrorist group in Syria.

"The Albu Kamal liberation operation conducted by the Syrian government army, supported by the Russian Aerospace Force at the end of the last week, revealed facts of direct cooperation and support for ISIL terrorists by the US-led ‘international coalition,’" the Russian Defense Ministry said, Sputnik reported.

The ministry showed photo shoots made by Russian unmanned aircraft on November 9 which show kilometers-long convoys of ISIL armed groups leaving Albu Kamal towards the Wadi es-Sabha passage on the Syrian-Iraqi border to avoid strikes by the Russian aviation and the government army.

The US refused to conduct airstrikes over the leaving ISIL convoy.

"Americans peremptorily rejected to conduct airstrikes over the ISIL terrorists on the pretext of the fact that, according to their information, militants are yielding themselves prisoners to them and now are subject to the provisions of the Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War," the Russian Defense Ministry said.

The Defense Ministry specified that "the Russian force grouping command twice addressed the command of the US-led ‘international coalition’ with a proposal to carry out joint actions to destroy the retreating ISIL convoys on the Eastern bank of the Euphrates River."

The Americans failed to answer the Russian side’s question on why ISIL militants leaving in combat vehicles heavily equipped are regrouping in the area controlled by the international coalition to conduct new strikes over the Syrian army near Albu Kamal, the Russian Defense Ministry stressed.

The ministry also said that the coalition’s aviation tried to disturb Russia’s Aerospace Forces near Albu Kamal to ensure safe exit of terrorists.

"The coalition’s aviation tried to create obstacles for the aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces in this area to safely shield militants of the ISIL , who are leaving Albu Kamal, from the strikes of government forces," the ministry said. To this aim, the coalition’s attack aircraft entered the airspace over the 15-km zone around the city to hamper the Russian aircraft’ mission, it said.

According to the Defense Ministry, the United States provided cover for Islamic State militants to use them in attempts to attain its own aims in the Middle East.

"There is indisputable evidence that the United States pretends it is waging irreconcilable struggle against international terrorism in front of the international community, while in reality it provides cover for the combat-ready ISIL terrorists to let them regain strength, regroup themselves and advance US interests in the Middle East," the ministry said.
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