ずくなしの冷や水

2017年12月24日

ヨルダン国王が英国外相に和牛肉をプレゼント!!

次の記事は、アラブの指導者が英国の政治家のご機嫌を取るためにぜいたくな贈り物を買っていたというリポートです。いろいろ豪華な品物が出てきますが、管理人にはよくわかりません。その中でわかったのは、ボリスジョンソンがヨルダンの国王から4万円相当の和牛肉の箱詰めをもらったという個所と他の国の統治者からキャビアの缶詰をもらったというところ。Incumbent Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was also once given a $400 box of Wagyu meat by the King Abdullah II of Jordan とあります。
ボリスジョンソンの外相就任は、2016/7ですから福島第一原発事故から少なくとも5年経っています。ですが、ヨルダンの支配階層ではしばしば和牛肉が食べられているのではないでしょうか。他のアラブ産油国でも。病気になった人もいるかもしれません。

FARANEWS2017/12/24
Report: Arab Rulers Buy Lavish Gifts to Curry Favor with British Politicians
TEHRAN (FNA)- A report exposed how certain Arab states have continued to shower British politicians with luxury gifts in an attempt to curry favor and buy their support.

Those states include Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Jordan, and Oman, the Middle East Eye (MEE) news portal reported on Saturday, citing newly released UK government data.

Prime Minister Theresa May, whom Saudi Arabia has conferred with the Order of King Abdulaziz Al Saud, has received several gifts from the kingdom, including an ornament, a clock, and a medal, the report said.

Saudi Arabia “has splashed out on 20 luxuries Christmas hampers for Conservative Party ministers since 2010,” the MEE further reported.

The United Arab Emirates has also been providing British ministers with various gifts.

The emirates have offered luxury Christmas hampers, rugs, and a $2,600 designer briefcase to Tobias Ellwood, Britain’s defense minister. In December 2012, the country's government bought former British foreign secretary William Hague a rug and Alistair Burt, the UK’s Middle East minister, both a hamper and an IPad.

In July, the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry gave Burt a Rolex watch worth nearly $8,000.

Incumbent Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was also once given a $400 box of Wagyu meat by the King Abdullah II of Jordan. Another Arab ruler gave the British minister tins of Caspian caviar, worth more than $1,000 in total, when they met the same month.

Since 2015, Britain has been providing state-of-the-art weaponry and logistical support to Saudi bombardment of Yemen, which also enlists the Emirati military. More than 15,300 have died since the bombing started.

The MEE went on to cite rights campaigners as blasting the trend of the Arab showering of the politicians with gifts as a means of influence peddling by governments, some of whom have incurred huge international outcry over the human rights abuses at home and abroad.

"These gifts aren't being given out of any sense of generosity. They are being given to buy friends and increase influence," Andrew Smith of Campaign against Arms Trade (CAAT) stressed.

"If repressive regimes and brutal dictatorships are giving gifts to MPs, then it is time for those politicians to think about the messages they're sending out, and to stop offering such intimate political support to human rights abusers," Smith added.

Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, director of the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy said "Many of these regimes have consistently repressed democracy and violated human rights. These lavish gifts are a transparent ploy to influence the UK's foreign policy so that it favors the regimes rather than the people of the [Persian] Gulf."
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 23:24| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

Washington’s humiliation at UN is sign of a washed-up superpower

RT2017/12/22
Washington’s humiliation at UN is sign of a washed-up superpower
The humiliating condemnation of the US this week at the UN General Assembly over its Jerusalem policy revealed both Washington’s contempt for democracy and international law, and just how isolated America has become globally.

The overwhelming rejection of President Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital by 128 member nations at the UN is a signal event of how far US international standing has slumped.

Leader of the free world? More like a miscreant whose overbearing megalomaniacal ego is no longer tolerable to virtually everyone else.

Even close US allies among the NATO military alliance voted against Washington’s position. Britain, France, and Germany joined with other international powers, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, and Brazil, to repudiate Trump’s decision taken earlier this month to recognize Jerusalem.

In the end, only seven marginal states (no disrespect meant) voted with the US and Israel: Guatemala, Honduras, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, and Togo. Another 35 nations chose to abstain, including Canada and Australia, which would typically openly back America’s Mideast policies.

The outcome was in spite of shameless arm-twisting by the US ahead of the General Assembly vote, when President Trump threatened to cut off financial aid to nations going against American policy.

The day before the UN vote Thursday, Trump said: “They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us. Well, we’re watching those votes. Let them vote against us. We’ll save a lot. We don’t care.”

In what has become a sulking mantra of Trump’s White House, he added: “We’re not going to be taken advantage of anymore.”

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan – another key NATO ally – denounced Washington’s attempt at bribery, saying the US was trying to “buy votes.” He called on all countries to not sell democratic rights for “petty dollars” and for them to uphold past UN resolutions designating the status of Jerusalem as a matter to be resolved through Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.

Trump’s unilateral recognition on December 6 of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital overturned decades of international consensus, as well as Washington’s own stated policy of brokering a historic compromise between the Israelis and Palestinians.
The abrupt change in official US policy has provoked particular consternation among Arab and Muslim nations who together comprise nearly a quarter of the world’s population.

The General Assembly’s resolution this week is non-binding, meaning it has no mandatory legal power and therefore is largely symbolic. Nevertheless, the symbolism speaks volumes of changing times where the US has fallen spectacularly from grace in the eyes of the world.

The US declared truculently before the vote that it did not care and it would ignore the result come what may. Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu lavished praise on the US for its support and dismissed the UN resolution as “preposterous.”

Earlier in the week, on Monday, a draft resolution also rejecting Trump’s Jerusalem declaration was put to the UN Security Council and was approved by 14 sitting members. But American ambassador Nikki Haley cast her country’s veto to quash that resolution, which would have been legally binding.

Haley’s remarks to the General Assembly before Thursday’s vote highlighted Washington’s brazen contempt for democratic rights. In sinister tones, she warned that the US “was taking note of names” and reiterated Trump’s threats of taking retaliatory measures by cutting off financial aid. If looks could kill, Haley’s demeanor was armed and dangerous.

The American envoy also displayed a twisted logic that was as arrogant as it was flawed. She rebuked all nations for “attacking” the US “sovereign right” to nominate Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The fact is, it is the US which has attacked international consensus and UN resolutions regarding Jerusalem’s neutral status.

Haley also claimed the “will of the American people” was being assaulted by the UN. Her claim is not backed up by any polls. Indeed one recent poll conducted in November, just before Trump made his announcement, shows a big majority – 63 percent – of the American public are against any such move to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided Israeli capital.

So, if anything, it is Haley and the Trump administration that is snubbing the “will of the American people.”

For decades the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has galvanized world opinion more than any other issue. The preponderance of UN resolutions shows an international consensus in favor of recognizing Palestinian national rights. Yet, the United States this week slammed the UN for being biased against Israel.

What the US doesn’t seem to recognize is that the consensus at the UN is a reflection of international democracy. Washington’s disdain toward majority world opinion shows its underlying contempt for democratic principles and international law. The official American attitude is: if you don’t support our position, no matter how questionable that position, then your opinion is not valid.

However, this week shows how much Washington’s moral authority has deteriorated. Even among allies and foes, there was a common position of rejecting Washington’s unilateralism. Saudi Arabia and the Sunni Arab Gulf states lined up with arch-enemies Iran and Syria to reject the US position on Jerusalem.

Nations that are large recipients of US development aid were not cowered by threats of financial punishment: Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Pakistan joined with poor African countries, Ethiopia, Kenya and Niger, among others, to repudiate Washington. Yemen, war-torn and famine-stricken, also cast its vote against the US.

The overwhelming rejection by the General Assembly of American policy not only shows how out of line Washington is. It also shows an increasing number of states are willing to openly defy Washington’s bully tactics.

Ironically, President Trump earlier this week declared in his newly published National Security Strategy: “America is again leading the world.”

His signature on the portentous document testified: “Our founding principles have made the United States of America among the greatest forces for good in history… Around the world, nations and individuals admire what America stands for. We treat people equally and value and uphold the rule of law.”

Such lofty claims seem to be only true in the febrile imagination of American officialdom.
In reality, America’s virtuous pretensions are seen increasingly to be a ridiculous sham, flagrantly contradicted by its boorish, thuggish behavior.

There was a time perhaps when the US could command global leadership. That self-declared global authority was always over-rated, but there was a veneer of plausible appearance and credibility in Washington’s claims.

Now, Washington sounds like a pathetic, deluded narcissist, exposed by its own blatant contempt for the very principles it espouses to uphold: democratic rights, free speech, the rule of law.

This week at the UN General Assembly, the United States is no longer a world leader. It is more like a rogue state whose delusional greatness is belied by sordid acts of bribery, bullying, and intimidation. A tyrant whose time is over.

Most telling is that Washington’s threats of intimidation and “name taking” no longer have power. The threats are seen as just more bluffing and puffing by a washed-up superpower.

The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 18:39| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

中身はやりくり算段火の車 でもちゃんと動きます

現在の画面 GM-10 屋外


現在の画面 RADEX ONE 屋内


現在の画面 MAZUR 屋外


新しいサーバースペースを確保してリアルタイムグラフのアプロード専用のネット上の場所を確保しました。全国100か所、200か所にリアルタイム測定ポイントができても余裕で対応できます。

GM-10は、GM-10付属ソフトのみ使用してアプロード。
RADEX ONEは、専用ソフトと画像作成のためスパイウェアまがいのAutoScreenCapTool、さらにFTPとしてFling自動同期ソフトを使用しています。
MAZURは、有料のソフトを購入しましたが、FTPの機能が弱くAutoScreenCaptureToolとFling自動同期ソフトを使用しています。この有料ソフトはお勧めできません。この機能で59ドルは高すぎます。

Flingの自動同期ソフトは、しっかりできていると感じます。ディスクのバックアップを取るのにタイマーで自動稼働ですし、新規または更新されたファイルだけをアプロードするので時間が大きく短縮されます。

スパイウェアまがいのAutoScreenCaptureTool、これは便利ですが設定を間違えると3秒ごとに画像を作ってどんどん貯め込んだりします。管理人は、このソフトか類似のソフトを使って監視カメラやネット上のグラフやマップの画像を保存する予定です。

さて、年末年始、休み返上で動いてくれるでしょうか。

休みに入る前から過労?でダウンしています。救急搬送まで行かずに若干の心臓マッサージで息を吹き返しますが、屋外に置いたものはこの寒さのせいか信号を送らなくなったり。

これは困った。メンテナンスフリーの売り込みができません。

gm10 COM3、57600b/秒、ストップビット2 なんでいつの間に変わってしまう?
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 16:56| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

埼玉県下の公園の放射能を測定した方がおられる

東京新聞2017年3月15日 の記事から引用。丸数字は管理人が付した。
63市町村300公園の放射線測定 深谷の小泉さん夫妻が3年かけて実施
 六年前の東京電力福島第一原発事故を機に、県内の放射能汚染の現状を確かめようと各地の公園で空間線量の測定をボランティアで続けている夫婦がいる。深谷市で学習塾を営む小泉誠さん(63)と妻の清美さん(63)。この三年間、県内六十三市町村の三百公園を回った。大半は安全な状態を確認したが、二十三の公園で局所的に環境省が除染の目安としている毎時〇・二三マイクロシーベルトを超える「ホットスポット」を約三十カ所発見@し、自治体に通報。十九の公園で施設管理者が除染対応する「成果」を挙げたという。 (花井勝規)
 今月上旬、熊谷市北東部にある熊谷スポーツ文化公園の一角。ローラースケート場など多目的広場として使われている場所で、空間線量計を持って歩いていた小泉さんの表情が突然、険しくなった。
 「ポーン、ポーン、ポーン」。首から下げたタブレットパソコンから警報音が鳴り始め、しばらく歩いてもやまない。画面は毎時〇・三三二マイクロシーベルトを示していたA。「まだまだ高いな。この辺りは…」
 小泉さんが持ち歩いているのは「ホットスポットファインダー(HSF)」。仲間と約百三十万円で購入した衛星利用測位システム(GPS)連動の高性能なシンチレーション式放射線計測器Bで、二〇一四年の春からこれで本格的な測定を始めた。
 もともと原発に関心があったわけではない。原発事故前は「週末は筑波山(茨城県)でパラグライダーざんまい」(小泉さん)。それが、事故を契機に「放っておけない。何かしなければ」と思うようになった。子どもとかかわる仕事だけに、なおさらだった。
 簡易な測定器を買い込み、周辺の公園などを測定していたところ、保護者らから「ここも測って」と依頼が舞い込むように。やがて簡易測定器の限界を感じてHSFを購入。県内をくまなく歩いて回るようになった。
 これまで夫婦で見つけた最高地点は昨年五月、さいたま市にある県営の大宮第二公園の一角。駐車場の縁にたまった土を約五年間積み上げていた場所で、地上五センチの高さで毎時一・〇八九マイクロシーベルト、五十センチの高さで毎時〇・六二四マイクロシーベルトだったC。
 連絡を受けた大宮公園事務所が県から計測器を借りて計測したところ、地表付近で毎時一・〇七マイクロシーベルト程度、五十センチの高さで毎時〇・四マイクロシーベルト程度あり、ただちに土を取り除いて除染した。「よく見つけてくれた。感謝しています」と事務所の管理担当者は言う。
 小泉さんらが線量が高い場所を連絡しても除染されずそのまま放置されるケースもある。
 よくあるのは、自治体ごとに異なる除染基準が壁になっているケースだ。一四年十月に秩父市の羊山公園内の二カ所の駐車場で地上五センチで毎時〇・三マイクロシーベルト超を測定Dしたと市に連絡したが、市が独自に測定したところ基準値の〇・二三マイクロシーベルト未満だったという。ただ、この時の測定高は一メートルだったとの記録が残っている。
 地表からの測定高は一センチや五センチが主流だが、五十センチや一メートルを採用しているところもあり、ばらばらだ。測定高が地表により近ければ高い値が出やすい。
 県の調べでは、局所的なホットスポットの除染で毎時〇・二三マイクロシーベルトを基準に採用しているのは、熊谷市、川口市など二十二自治体で、県内では最も多い。より厳しい〇・一九マイクロシーベルトを採用しているのが桶川市、朝霞市など十一自治体。これに対し、県やさいたま市など十九の自治体は毎時一マイクロシーベルト。ただ、測定高に応じて弾力的に除染対応する場合もあるという。
 二つ目は「再現性」の壁だ。小泉さんらの機器と自治体の保有する機材が異なるためデータは微妙に食い違う。さらに熟練度がものを言う測定作業に不慣れな職員が当たると、線量が高い場所を見つけるのはかなり難しいという。
 小泉さんは今年一月で県内全自治体での測定を終えた。その結果はホームページ「HSF市民測定所・深谷 放射能見える化計画」で公開しているほか、冊子を希望者に無料で配布している。今は二巡目を始めている。
 小泉さんは「原発事故から六年がたったが、雨水が集まりやすい所など、濃縮ポイントが散見され、まだまだ安心できない。子どもたちが安心して遊べるようになるまでウオッチしていきたい」と話している。

・・・引用終わり・・・

とても興味深いです。管理人の気づいた点を記します。

@ 「この三年間、県内六十三市町村の三百公園」を回ったとあります。「二十三の公園で局所的に環境省が除染の目安としている毎時〇・二三マイクロシーベルトを超える「ホットスポット」を約三十カ所発見」したとありますから、結構ありますね。

B 「『ホットスポットファインダー(HSF)』。仲間と約百三十万円で購入した衛星利用測位システム(GPS)連動の高性能なシンチレーション式放射線計測器」

この器械は、千葉のNGOも使っています。130万円もするんですね。シンチレーション式ですからガンマ線しか測れません。

松戸市の市議会議員デリ氏は次の測定器で公園のホットスポットを探しています。
ポリマスターの PM1703MAでしょう。市価18万円。2台使っています。ガンマ線のみ検出します。

2017年10月15日
松戸市(ちょうど今頃キャンデーズ歌っている人がいるかも)

C 放射性物質が累積、濃縮されやすい場所を探知しておられるようです。「さいたま市にある県営の大宮第二公園の一角。駐車場の縁にたまった土を約五年間積み上げていた場所で、地上五センチの高さで毎時一・〇八九マイクロシーベルト」と言う例は累積・濃縮効果によるものです。

舗装面などに溜まった土やホコリを集めて置いてある場所は、周辺と比較すると点線源になりますからそれに測定器を近づければ線量率が大きく上がります。

管理人は、その地域の平均的な汚染度の把握を目的に現地調査をしましたので、このような濃縮地点は測定していません。

D 「一四年十月に秩父市の羊山公園内の二カ所の駐車場で地上五センチで毎時〇・三マイクロシーベルト超を測定」とありますが、秩父市はセシウム汚染が強いところです。この公園内ではガンマ線源が濃縮しているところがありそうです。SOEKSを置いたら警報が鳴ったでしょう。

A 管理人が特に注目するのは、「今月上旬、熊谷市北東部にある熊谷スポーツ文化公園の一角。・・・画面は毎時〇・三三二マイクロシーベルトを示していた」との記述です。今月下旬というのは2017/3下旬のことです。地上高30cmでこの値ですと、かなり高い。地上高5cmでも管理人の連続歩行調査先ではこのような数値は珍しいです。立ち止まれば、SOEKSが警報を発します。

熊谷スポーツ文化公園の4kmほど西に米国機関による土壌調査地点があり、群を抜くストロンチウム89の濃度が記録されています。上の測定値がセシウムによるものか何によるものか、気になります。測定値があまり下がらないということならセシウム以外の核種の寄与が大きいのかもしれません。



埼玉県の読者から伺う測定例で概して数値が高いのは、このような実態があるからなのですね。地表近くならベータ線も検出されますからSOEKSなどではさらに数値が上がります。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:42| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

ロシアが極東地域にS400を増設

Russia sends more S-400 SAMs to Far East amid N. Korea tensions (VIDEO)
An air defense regiment in Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East has upgraded its arsenal with advanced S-400 system batteries. This comes amid the ongoing crisis involving North Korea, which borders Russia and is 130km from the city.

The 1533th Regiment was previously armed with three older S-300SP systems, but received the modern S-400 Triumf batteries this year. The S-400 has a range of 600km, compared to the 400km range of the older surface-to-air missile, and has better target tracking and simultaneous engagement capabilities. The service members trained to use them earlier in 2017 and confirmed their expertise at the Kapustin Yar range in central Russia, the regiment commander, Col. Aleksey Morokov, told journalists after a deployment ceremony.

The regiment is part of Russia’s air defense command in the Eastern Military District. Its fellow 589th Air Defense Regiment, which belongs to the same division and is stationed in the city of Nakhodka 80km to the east, has had S-400 batteries for some time. But the new batteries in Vladivostok will boost the Russian military’s ability to scan airspace in the region, raising its operational awareness.

Tensions have been running high over North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests, as the US resorts to belligerent rhetoric and demonstrations of force in an attempt to force Pyongyang to disarm. Russia and China, both of which border North Korea and would likely suffer from a large-scale war in the region, are calling on Washington to negotiate with Pyongyang a solution which would respect each nation’s security concerns.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 02:30| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

アフガニスタンにISISテロリストが1万人以上集結

RT2017/12/23
ISIS has over 10,000 fighters in Afghanistan, more arriving from Syria & Iraq – Moscow
The terrorist group Islamic State has over 10,000 loyal fighters in Afghanistan, and Moscow believes the US may be underestimating their threat, Russia’s special envoy says.

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) was pushed out of their home base in Syria and Iraq this year by separate military operations of a US-led coalition, and the Syrian Army backed by Russia. Many of the IS fighters who fled those countries ended up in Afghanistan, where the terrorist group has as many as 10,000 troops at the moment, Zamir Kabulov, the head of the Middle East department in the Russian Foreign Ministry, said.

“Russia was among the first nations to ring alarm about the expansion of IS into Afghanistan,” he told RIA Novosti. “Lately IS has boosted its presence in the country. Our estimate is that their force there is stronger than 10,000 troops and is continuing to grow. That includes new fighters with combat experience received in Syria and Iraq.”

IS forces are strongest in the north of Afghanistan on the border with Tajikistan and Turkmenistan – a point of concern for Russia, which has close historic ties with both nations, Kabulov added.

“IS goals are definitely to expand its influence outside of Afghanistan, which they use as a staging ground. This poses a significant security threat for Central Asia and southern parts of Russia,” Kabulov stressed.

The diplomat said Russia and the US have a difference of opinion about how big a threat IS poses in Afghanistan and Central Asia. Washington, he said, is focused on fighting the Taliban and is in the process of alienating other nations in the region, which America criticizes for failing to put enough pressure on the militant movement, while overlooking its own failures.

“Considering the realities on the ground, which is that the Taliban controls half of the country, one can ask the question: does the US pull its weight? Russia stands for cooperation with international partners based on equality and which takes into account national interests of all nations of the region,” Kabulov said, apparently referring to Washington’s resent showdown with Pakistan.

The US accused Islamabad of failing to properly fight the Taliban and threatened it with repercussions unless Pakistan ramps up counterinsurgency operations in its tribal areas. The criticism sparked some anti-America sentiment among Pakistani military commanders.

Kabulov said Moscow was prepared to work together with Washington to foster stability in Afghanistan, and said it was America’s decision to stop such cooperation, not Russia’s. In April, Moscow invited the US to take part in Russia-hosted Afghanistan peace talks, but the US declined to participate.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 02:18| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

ロシアが米国によるウクライナへの殺人兵器の供給を激しく非難

RT2017/12/23
‘Accomplice in igniting war’: Moscow says US crosses a line with lethal arms supplies to Ukraine
The intention by Washington to provide lethal arms to Ukraine ‘crosses a line’ and pushes Kiev towards bloodshed, a senior Russian diplomat said, accusing the US of playing the role of warmonger in the Ukrainian conflict.

The move by the US government is an escalation compared to the previous practice of providing weapons to Kiev through contracts with American arms producers, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said in a statement. “In a sense, the US has crossed a line.”

The Russian diplomat added that Washington can no longer claim the role of mediator in the Ukrainian conflict, because in fact it’s an “accomplice in igniting a war.” He said Moscow believes there is no use in appealing to the common sense of American politicians, since many of them are currently “blinded by Russophobia and eagerly applaud the Ukrainian nationalist punitive battalions.”

Ryabkov’s remarks are in line with a string of condemnation of Washington’s move by other Russian officials. Fellow Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said the US arming of Ukraine undermines the 2015 Minsk agreement, which was negotiated with the help of Germany and France, and laid down a roadmap for resolution of the conflict. The agreement’s implementation was stalled by Kiev’s refusal to uphold its part of the bargain, which included amnesty for rebel fighters and special autonomous status for the regions they control.

Aleksey Pushkov, member of the Russian Senate security committee, warned that the US may find itself dragged into direct confrontation with the rebels in Ukraine. The delivery of US-made weapon systems will require training of Ukrainian troops on the ground, and US advisers involved in such a program may be targeted by a Ukrainian provocation, he said.

The US “has enough problems already to allow itself to be involved in adventures of the [Ukrainian] regime,” he said. “And we know too well how adventurous Kiev may be.”
Pushkov said the “war party” members in Ukraine may be interested in re-igniting hostilities in the east ahead of the 2019 presidential election. Such an escalation would draw public attention away from the many failures of the government and whip up public support for hardline politicians.

Considering that Ukraine has been sidelined by other issues such as the crisis on the Korean Peninsula and the row over Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, renewed violence would also help Kiev return to the list of priorities of world powers, Pushkov added.

On Friday, the US State Department announced the US would supply “defensive weapons” to Ukraine, saying it would help “deter further aggression.” The weapons would reportedly include anti-tank missiles, which Kiev has been asking for from Washington for years. The US government earlier approved a purchase by Kiev of sniper rifles and other small arms from US manufacturers.
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