Syria:US withdrawal plan

Syrian SDF ‘not informed’ of US withdrawal plan – spokesman
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Friday it had not been informed of any plan to withdraw US forces operating in Syria as part of the coalition against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS). President Donald Trump had indicated on Thursday the US would be withdrawing forces from Syria “very soon.” The US-backed SDF, which is spearheaded by the Kurdish YPG militia, has been the main partner for the US-led coalition in Syria, where some 2,000 US forces are operating. “Our work and coordination [with the coalition] is continuing in the framework of the support program and joint operations in all regions,” SDF spokesman Kino Gabriel told Reuters.

Donald Trump plans to withdraw troops from Syria ‘very soon’, but it’s the first the Administration has heard of it
DONALD Trump blindsided the Pentagon and State Department by saying he plans to withdraw US troops from Syria ‘very soon’.

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump insisted Thursday that US forces would pull out of Syria “very soon” but it was the first his own Administration had heard of it.

In a populist address to industrial workers in Ohio, Mr Trump said US forces were close to securing all of the territory that the Islamic State jihadist group once claimed.

“We’ll be coming out of Syria, like, very soon. Let the other people take care of it now,” he promised, to applause.

Mr Trump did not say who the others were who might take care of Syria, but Russia and Iran have sizeable forces in the country to support President Bashar al-Assad’s regimen.

“Very soon − very soon we’re coming out. We’re going to have 100 per cent of the caliphate, as they call it − sometimes referred to as ‘land’ -- taking it all back quickly, quickly,” he said.

“But we’re going to be coming out of there real soon. Going to get back to our country, where we belong, where we want to be.”

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert was later asked at a briefing if she was aware of any decision for the US to pull out of Syria.

She responded, “I am not, no. No.” the United States has more than 2,000 military personnel in eastern Syria, working with local militia groups to defeat the Islamic State group while trying to keep out of Syria’s broader civil war.

Mr Trump’s eagerness to quit the conflict flies in the face of a new US Syria strategy announced in January by then secretary of state Rex Tillerson − who has since been sacked.

Mr Tillerson argued that US forces must remain engaged in Syria to prevent IS and Al-Qaeda from returning and to deny Iran a chance “to further strengthen its position in Syria.” In a speech at Stanford University, he also warned that “a total withdrawal of American personnel at this time would restore Assad and continue his brutal treatment against his own people.”

But Mr Tillerson has gone after being dismissed in a tweet. And Mr Trump, who increasingly makes foreign policy announcements without seeking the advice of US generals or diplomats, wants out.

“We spent $7 trillion in the Middle East. And you know what we have for it? Nothing.” Mr Trump declared, promising to focus future US spending on building jobs and infrastructure at home.
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何かの菜っ葉にキャベツ、ニンジン、カボチャ? 右端はカリフラワー? 豆類と少量の青物で封鎖生活をしのいできました。



posted by ZUKUNASHI at 15:03| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

東グータ ハラスタから戦闘員と家族、市民が脱出

100s of militants & civilians leave Harasta, East Ghouta, under official pact
Hundreds of militants and their families have begun leaving the town of Harasta in East Ghouta on Thursday, under a special, Russian-brokered agreement with the Syrian government, which will see them transported to Idlib province.

Two videos of Thursday’s mass evacuation have been obtained by RT’s Ruptly video agency. The drone footage shows a caravan of busses patiently waiting for the rebels and their families. Smoke is seen rising in the background of the town they leave behind.








S. Arabia Concerned about Jeish Al-Islam's Relocation to Idlib
TEHRAN (FNA)- Riyadh is showing deep concerns after Jeish al-Islam was forced by a series of devastating defeats to consent to the Syrian government plan to relocate its militants from Damascus to Idlib in Northwestern Syria, where the Saudi influence may faint and be replaced with Turkey as the new backer of the militant group.

"Relocation of Jeish Al-Islam to Idlib means that one of the most important terrorist groups will be transferred to a region controlled by al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at or the Levant Liberation Board) and other Ankara-backed militants that would, in turn, entail infighting among different terrorist groups in Idlib," an assessment by the Syrian army's joint operation room mentioned, adding that such internal fighting would wear off the military capability of all the terrorist groups stationed in the Northwestern province.

Riyadh is profoundly worried that Jeish al-Islam steps outside its domain of control and be coaxed into obeying Ankara after their relocation to Idlib as Saudi Arabia and Turkey are experiencing tensions and political rivalries in the region.

Jeish al-Islam was forced to come into terms with the Syrian army over Eastern Ghouta recently.

The reports claim that the Syrian Army and Jeish al-Islam agreed to the terms of an agreement that would have the latter turn their heavy weapons into the government and Russian military.

The report further said according to the agreement, Jeish al-Islam will release prisoners in Douma, including those from the Syrian Army, hand over all their heavy weapons to the government, and give the government and army full access roads to Douma to take the wounded to local hospitals.

Also according to the agreement, the militants in Douma will decide whether they will go to Idlib, Dara'a, or stay in Eastern Ghouta to settle their cases with the state and receive amnesty.

Food staples and aid will enter Douma and a local police unit will be formed by civil leaders in the district, according to the agreement.

State Institutions will also start to work inside Douma after a “short period”. The basic services of water, electricity and sewage system will take priority.

Individual arms ownership will be organized within the existing laws administered by the State.

The report added that the Russians have mediated the terms between the two parties.


Russia: All Syrian Terrorist Groups Receive Weapons, Tasks from Abroad
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Deputy Defense Minister Valery Gerasimov said Saturday that all terrorist groups in Syria had been receiving weapons, money as well as combat tasks from abroad.

"Let's take Syria, for example. Before Russia stepped in the war on the side of the Syrian government, the country had been waging an undeclared war for its right for existence," Gerasimov said, RIA Novosti reported.

"We can't say when exactly these internal disturbances overgrew into a war," the official added.

Earlier this month, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin said that US special operations forces and other military units had contributed to the creation of a safe haven for terrorists in western Syria.

The US, which entered Syria without getting the go-ahead from the country's authorities, has repeatedly been accused of supporting terrorists. Russia, for its part, is in Syria at the behest of President Bashar Assad and has added considerably to destroying the terrorist group Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) in the country.

Almost 5,000 militants and their family members have been evacuated from the Syrian city of Harasta located in Damascus suburbs area of Eastern Ghouta to the Northwestern province of Idlib, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday.

"Overall 4,979 militants and their family members have been evacuated from the settlement of Harasta to the Idlib province," the statement read.

According to the statement, a new humanitarian corridor has been opened in Eastern Ghouta on Saturday near the settlement of Arbin to let the militants and their families evacuate from the city.

The situation in Eastern Ghouta has been tense over the past months, resulting in ongoing shelling by local militants of Damascus and fire from the Syrian pro-government forces. Damascus says it opens fire in response to shelling from Eastern Ghouta, but Western countries are accusing the Syrian government and Russia of being responsible for the escalation of tensions in the area.

Following the escalation, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2401 that urges all parties to the conflict in Syria to immediately stop hostilities and adhere to a humanitarian ceasefire for at least 30 days across the whole of Syria in order to ensure the safe and unhindered delivery of humanitarian aid, as well as the medical evacuation of injured people.

Soon after the adoption of the resolution, Russia announced a daily five-hour humanitarian break in the fighting to prevent more casualties among the population and allow civilians leave Eastern Ghouta.

Envoy: Syrian Air Defenses, Army Ready to Repel Any Attack, Including US Strike
TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad commented on US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley's claims that Washington is ready to take action on Syria if necessary.

"We are ready for any possible situation that Syria may face. Our army is prepared, as well as air defense forces, we are ready to repel any attack in order to preserve the sovereignty on our territory and to protect our people," the ambassador said to Sputnik.

Haddad added that Damascus along with Moscow had revealed that terrorists were preparing provocations with the use of chemical weapons in order to use them as a pretext for new attacks against Syria by Western states.

"[The attacks are aimed] first of all, at influencing international public opinion and encourage the powers supporting the militants to attack them, as was done earlier in Khan Sheykhun," he stressed.

The ambassador reminded that the US had attacked the Shayrat Airbase without presenting that it was used for conducting the chemical attack.

"These were missile strikes carried out without any evidence, any confirmation of who had used the chemical weapons," he added, saying there was more evidence that the militants were behind the attack.

US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley stated at the recent UN Security Council meeting that the international community was unable to counter Damascus at the moment Syrian troops conducted what she called a chemical attack in the province of Idlib. After that Washington carried out an attack against Syria's Shayrat Airbase.

In turn, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Moscow believes that Washington's threats to strike Damascus are unacceptable.

Damascus has strongly denied the accusations of involvement in the alleged chemical attacks in the country, stressing that the UN-backed Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) had confirmed that it eliminated all chemical weapons in 2016.

Thousands of More Militants, Their Families Excavated from Eastern Ghouta Towns
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian government sent another convoy of 89 buses to carry over 5,000 militants and their families from the towns of Jober, Zamalka, Arbin and Ein Terma in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus to Idlib. [PHOTOS]

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TBSニュース 2018年3月30日17時14分
 「いろんな方に迷惑をかけたので、損害賠償を含めて考えていきたい」(石橋建設工業 石橋秀文社長)






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下北半島 どうしたんでしょう いつも線量率高いです 新潟も

2018/1/25 青森、秋田、岩手で空間線量率上昇

青森県下北半島で空間線量率上昇 東通で異常事態発生の恐れ



2016/12/2 下北半島で線量率上昇

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 08:46| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故


このような場合は とにかくリングから降ろす それが最優先です

※ ***‏ @ ***氏の2017/12/16のツイート





「このツイートのような例が増えているはずです どう向き合いますか?」と問いかけてから2日経過しますが、ご意見はなし。見殺しにするんですね。それともとにかく早く結婚させて家から追い出す? 間に合えばいいですけどね。


@ とにかくタオルを投げ入れリングから降ろします。通常の、これまで通りの社会生活の継続は無理です。リスクが大きすぎます。

A 本人が大丈夫だと言い張る場合には、てんかんの症状が出ているかもしれないからと病院に同行して専門医の診察を受けましょう。てんかんなら短時間で収まります。

B てんかんでないとの診断が下れば、次に静養を勧めましょう。会社に勤めていれば退職です。「疲労の蓄積」だとしてしばらく遊ばせます。汚染の少ない地域に転居させ、汚染の少ない食物をとらせます。

C 転居が無理なら「座敷牢」です。汚染された外気が入らないように対策を施した部屋にとどまるようにさせます。仮にその部屋の空間線量率が少し高い、例えば0.14μSv/hあっても線量率が安定していれば、それ自体はそんなにリスク要因にはならないでしょう。


D 座敷牢には、ウォーキングマシンなどを置き、軽い運動で体を動かし、発汗するようにします。太極拳の練習などは適しています。

E 最も重要なのは食事の管理です。国産食材の比率を極限まで落とし、南半球の食材のウエイトを圧倒的な割合まで高めます。飲用水はミネラルウォーター。外食はもちろん国内産の加工品は全面排除。

F これを少なくとも半年は続けます。効果が出てきたら、「ほらやっぱり疲労だった」と被曝には言及せず、本人がひ弱な体質であり、世間一般の人のような生活はできないことを悟らせます。

G 本人が効果を認識するようになった段階で、適当なツイートなりニュース記事が目についた際に、さりげなくそれを引用しつつ被曝が原因の可能性もあることを伝えます。当初からその可能性を心の隅に置いてあったが、言えなかったと。

H 本人に転居を勧めます。飲食物の選択についてもじっくりと教え込みます。






(初出 2017/12/21)
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 20:19| Comment(3) | 福島原発事故

喉痛くありませんか? 2018/3/28〜29










私の原因物質はOX? それとも二酸化窒素?

Sandstorm apocalypse: Orange ‘blizzard’ engulfs Chinese city
An enormous sandstorm has blasted a huge swathe of north eastern China, entirely engulfing a city in Inner Mongolia and turning the sky orange.

The city of Xilingol bore the brunt of the monster storm as it swept in off the Gobi desert. Chinese news outlet CGTN aired video footage of the storm as it lashed the Mongolian city’s streets. The images show a rolling wall of sand quickly consuming the town, turning the sky a deep orange and causing significant visibility problems.

The storm prompted China’s Meteorological Center (NMC) to issue a ‘blue’ sandstorm warning. Blue warnings alert residents to close windows and doors, to wear scarves and dust masks and to drive slowly due to poor visibility. The storm later rolled east and eventually blasted an area of 1.5 million sq km, including the capital Beijing, with sand and dust.

China is routinely hit by giant storms that originate in Mongolia’s Gobi desert. In a project known as the “Great green wall,” the government has taken the novel approach of planting millions of trees along its border in an effort to block the tempests before they reach major cities and to halt desertification.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 18:39| 福島原発事故

福島第一原発発の放射性ヨウ素を含んだ気流は不意打ちありだった 新潟県

2011/3/25から3/26 新潟県下越地方と山形県日本海側 UTC2011/3/23 6時は日本時間3/23午後3時 

UTC2011/3/25 12時は日本時間3/25午後9時 

2011/4/19 新潟市、佐渡島 UTC2011/4/18 18時は日本時間4/19午前3時 

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 17:15| 福島原発事故




市町村の空間線量率測定記録、規制委員会の空中測定マップ、Google Map、ストリートビューなどを活用して原因の推定を行うことができました。



posted by ZUKUNASHI at 12:41| 福島原発事故

Skripal case 7

‘Without doubt Russia is responsible’: Presentation UK gave to prompt diplomat expulsions leaked
A document UK officials presented in a bid to persuade allies to expel Russian diplomats this week suggests London no longer questions whether Moscow poisoned Sergei Skripal, but offers no new specific evidence.

Titled ‘Salisbury Incident,’ the six slide PowerPoint document was sent out to 80 top level foreign embassy officials in Moscow, according to Kommersant business daily, the news agency to which the document was leaked. The diplomatic effort was a bid to sway opinion and prepare the ground for the expulsions of over 100 Russian diplomats by more than 20 countries, which have been announced over the past three days.

Previously, the UK publicly suggested that it was “highly likely” Moscow had a hand in the poisoning of double agent Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, on March 4 in Salisbury, however, the leaked document takes a harsher line.

“We are without doubt that Russia is responsible. No country bar Russia has combined capability, intent and motive. There is no plausible alternative explanation,” the text, which bears the official HM Government letterhead and is dated March 22, said.

More specifically, it says Moscow is pursuing “thirty parallel lines of disinformation” in relation to the case. It also accuses Moscow of a “long pattern of malign activity,” from the death of Alexander Litvinenko in 2006 to purported interference in the US election and an alleged coup attempt in Macedonia, both in 2016.

The proposed “measured and proportionate response” includes the “attribution to the Russian State” of the poisoning of Skripal, who remains in serious condition, and the “dismantling of the network of Russian intelligence operatives in the UK.”

Among the countries that have been swayed by the UK’s line of thinking are NATO stalwarts: the US, Canada, and over a dozen European states, predominantly from the EU.

Commenting on the presentation on her Facebook page, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova called its use “a large-scale attempt to manipulate global public opinion” and a “fiasco for Theresa May.” “On the basis of these six pictures a decision has been made to assign a country responsibility for a chemical attack,” Zakharova wrote.

EU’s ‘dictatorial’ nature helps US & UK hold sway in Skripal case – Senator Richard Black to RT
It didn’t take much effort for the US and UK to make the EU fall in line in the Skripal case, Virginia State Senator Richard Black told RT. The bloc is a “soft dictatorship” in which only key players need to be swayed, he said.

The White House’s claims that it played a key role in making European countries act in unison when punishing Russia with expulsions over the Skripal saga might not just be bragging, Senator Black said.

It is far simpler than it seems to coerce the majority of 28 EU member states to join in the wave of diplomatic expulsions, started by the UK, he said, arguing that once key nations comply, it triggers a domino effect.

“The EU is rather a soft dictatorship of all the nations of Europe. All you have to do is you have to be able to influence the key people in the EU, and then you’re able to control all of the national states of Europe,” Black said, noting that “when you have Great Britain and the US acting in concert, they essentially are able to control the EU.”

While there are exceptions to this rule that refused to follow the lead of EU powerhouses such as Germany and France in promptly expelling Russian diplomatic staff, the majority simply caved in to the pressure, he argued.

“Now I do know that Austria did break ranks and they say no, we’re not going to do this. Others have just fallen in line; they’re under too much pressure from the EU.”

Austria, along with Switzerland, Portugal, Luxembourg, Greece, Slovenia, and Slovakia, among others, have not joined in the Russian expulsion frenzy. The US has been leading the effort, ordering 60 Russian diplomats on Monday to leave the country, which accounts for nearly half of the total number of people set to be expelled by over 20 countries and NATO.

According to Washington’s narrative, the diplomats, 12 of whom are serving at the Russia mission at the UN, are covert intelligence officers that pose a threat to national security.

The global campaign to flog Russia is in full swing despite the lack of proof from the UK that Moscow was behind the alleged assassination of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter on March 4 in Salisbury.

Days after the incident, the UK rushed to unequivocally pin the blame on Russia, claiming that there could be “no alternative conclusion other than the Russian State was culpable for the attempted murder” of the Skripals.

Meanwhile, an Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) team that arrived in the UK to analyze the substance (allegedly a military-grade toxic agent used in the poisoning), said last week that the results would be ready in at least three weeks’ time.

Black believes that such hurry in placing the blame on Russia is part of a “continuing march towards belligerency and conflict.”

US President Donald Trump seems to have backtracked on his promise to improve relations with Russia, which seriously deteriorated in the last months of Barack Obama’s presidency, according to Black.

“This has not occurred. None of his foreign policy promises have been observed,” he said, noting that the future seems even bleaker with Trump assembling “a war cabinet,” with notorious Bush-era war hawk John Bolton as National Security Advisor.

“He’s not a fan of peace. His desire is to see the world aflame in war. So this is a concern.”

Nerve agent that poisoned Skripal left on his front door – UK police
British police say that the highest concentration of the nerve agent that came in contact with double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, was detected on the front door of his home in Salisbury.

"At this point in our investigation, we believe the Skripals first came into contact with the nerve agent from their front door,” Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon, Senior National Coordinator for Counter Terrorism Policing, said on Wednesday evening.

Haydon said that further police work would concentrate around the neighborhood where the Skripals, who remain in critical condition, live, but he insisted that “risk remains low” for ordinary inhabitants.

Haydon added that “officers are likely (to) be in the area for several weeks and months."

Met police reported that there are still 250 detectives investigating the March 4 incident, which they say involved a variant of Novichok, a powerful nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union. More than 500 potential witnesses have now been interviewed, and 1,350 pieces of evidence collected.

The UK says Moscow is “without doubt” responsible for the poisoning of Skripal, who arrived in the country in 2010 as a result of a spy exchange. It has led a campaign of retaliatory expulsions of Russian diplomats, which has been joined by the US, Canada, Australia, and over 20 other states. More than 100 Russian officials have left their foreign assignments.

Moscow has denied responsibility and issued a statement on Wednesday, claiming that the British authorities are “not interested in identifying the true perpetrators and motives of the crime,” which it has called a “massive political provocation.”

Zakharova reminds Johnson of top-tier Brits at 1936 Nazi Olympics after Putin-Hitler innuendo
The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has rebuked Boris Johnson's comparison between the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany – with a list of British dignitaries that attended the 1936 event.

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson earlier agreed with an MP who said that “Putin is going to use it [the World Cup] in the way Hitler used the 1936 Olympics” – to boost Russia's image. In response, Maria Zakharova took the time during a news briefing on Thursday to call out London on how it endorsed the Nazi-hosted 1936 games by sending a high-profile delegation.

Speaking of the makeup of the delegation, Zakharova cited a German brochure that listed the “honorable guests.” It enumerated the British dignitaries, including the head of the British Olympic Association, its secretary general, as well as three British representatives in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and a number of British heads of the International sports federations that attended the Games.

“This means nothing other than that the abovementioned individuals took part in official events with regards to the Olympics, visited the stadiums and the opening ceremony and, also, actively interacted with local officials in 1936 Berlin," Zakharova said, noting that, at that time, Germany was “already poisoned” by the Nazi ideology.

“A system of concentration camps for the opponents of the Nazi regime, anti-social elements, convicts and other categories of citizens was already created at that point,” she said, before asking Johnson if he does not find it “nauseating” that so many high-ranking Brits were welcomed by Hitler.

While British diplomatic corps members were performing their official functions at the Games, Zakharova said, the dignitaries listed in the brochure went to Berlin “of their own will,” by choice rather than duty.

“Mr. Johnson, what did those honorable British sports officials do as Hitler’s guests? Tell that to your country,” she said.

The Soviet Union was not a part of the Olympic movement until 1951, when its National Olympic Committee was founded. It made its debut at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland.

Johnson's implied comparison was earlier lambasted by another high-ranking Moscow official. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov branded the allusion “totally disgusting” and “not appropriate for any foreign minister.”

The UK foreign secretary uttered the remark on March 21 at the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, when he agreed with Labour MP Ian Austin's insinuation.

“I think the comparison with 1936 is certainly right,” Johnson said, adding that it was “an emetic prospect” to think of “Putin glorying in this sporting event.”

Johnson is not the only member of the British PM Theresa May's cabinet to accuse Russia of Nazi-like practices.

This week, Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson of the "go away and shut up" fame accused Russia of using internet bots to plant “distorted narratives” online to generate confusion over what the UK believes is Moscow’s ultimate guilt in the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury. Moscow has repeatedly denied all the allegations, which have so far been supported with no solid proof, and lamented the UK’s unwillingness to cooperate on the case.

“We have to make sure that that narrative is countered. It is effectively the Lord Haw-Haws of the modern era,“ he told the Times, referring to William Joyce, an American-born fascist who became notorious for producing English-language Nazi propaganda in Germany.

Moscow confronts London with 14 questions on ‘fabricated’ Skripal case
Russia’s Embassy in London has sent a list of 14 questions to the UK Foreign Ministry, demanding that it reveals details of the investigation into the nerve-agent poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

The questions, provided in full below, include a demand to clarify whether samples of the nerve agent А-234 (also known as “Novichok”) have ever been developed in the UK. The embassy’s statement calls the incident that started the recent diplomatic row a “fabricated case against Russia.”

1. Why has Russia been denied the right of consular access to the two Russian citizens, who came to harm on British territory?

2. What specific antidotes and in what form were the victims injected with? How did such antidotes come into the possession of British doctors at the scene of the incident?

3. On what grounds was France involved in technical cooperation in the investigation of the incident, in which Russian citizens were injured?

4. Did the UK notify the OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) of France’s involvement in the investigation of the Salisbury incident?

5. What does France have to do with the incident, involving two Russian citizens in the UK?

6. What rules of UK procedural legislation allow for the involvement of a foreign state in an internal investigation?

7. What evidence was handed over to France to be studied and for the investigation to be conducted?

8. Were the French experts present during the sampling of biomaterial from Sergei and Yulia Skripal?

9. Was the study of biomaterials from Sergei and Yulia Skripal conducted by the French experts and, if so, in which specific laboratories?

10. Does the UK have the materials involved in the investigation carried out by France?

11. Have the results of the French investigation been presented to the OPCW Technical Secretariat?

12. Based on what attributes was the alleged “Russian origin” of the substance used in Salisbury established?

13. Does the UK have control samples of the chemical warfare agent, which British representatives refer to as “Novichok”?

14. Have the samples of a chemical warfare agent of the same type as “Novichok” (in accordance to British terminology) or its analogues been developed in the UK?

A similar list, containing 10 questions, was sent to the French Foreign Ministry by the Russian Embassy in Paris. According to the document, Moscow wanted to know on what grounds France was involved in the British investigation into the Skripal poisoning.

It demanded that Paris reveal what kind of evidence was handed over to France by the UK, and also inquired if French experts were in possession of the samples of the nerve agent А-234 (also known as “Novichok”) or biomaterials from Sergei and Yulia Skripal.

Russia also demanded explanations on what made French experts conclude that the substance used in Salisbury attack was nerve agent А-234 and that it was of Russian origins. The final question on the list read: “Have the samples of a chemical warfare agent of this type or its analogues been developed in France and if so, for what purpose?”

Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were discovered on a bench in Salisbury in early March, with the UK claiming a Soviet-designed nerve agent was used against them. Without a proper investigation being carried out, London said it was “highly likely” that Russia was responsible for the attack and introduced sanctions against the country, including the expulsion of Russian diplomats.

Moscow has denied all accusations, decrying them as a “provocation,” and demanded proof from the British side. However, London refused to cooperate with Russia on the case, denying its consular staff access to Russian citizen Yulia Skripal and turning down the request to provide a sample of the toxic substance in question.

Yulia Skripal's social media page accessed while she was reportedly in critical condition
With secrecy surrounding the condition of poisoned double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Russian bloggers noticed that somebody logged in to Yulia Skripal's social media page when she was reportedly in critical condition.

Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were discovered on a bench in Salisbury on March 4, with the UK claiming a Soviet-designed nerve agent had been used against them. For several weeks, British authorities described their condition as "stable but critical." The news that Yulia was feeling better and even "improving rapidly" came this Thursday.

However, the status bar of her page on Russia's most popular social network site VK.com (VKontakte) states that she "last visited on March 7" – just three days after the chemical attack, when Yulia was reportedly fighting for her life.

There is no telling whether Yulia somehow accessed her page herself, since her password could be known to other people, such as a friend or family member, or an investigator.

Like many other VK.com users, Yulia Skripal mostly uses her page for reposting memes, including those that have love and life advice, pictures of animals, as well as loads of dark humor. Her latest post, dated March 3, was a gif of a dog walking on its hind legs, with a caption in Russian that reads: "Dance like no one is watching."

The UK, which blamed the Salisbury attack on Russia, has been keeping Sergei and Yulia Skripal's state of health a secret from the start. Russian consular staff have been denied access to them, despite the father and daughter still being citizens of Russia.

Russian Ambassador to the UK, Alexander Yakovenko, said on Sunday that Moscow is increasingly convinced that Britain is the real culprit behind the Skripal attack. "We have very serious suspicion that this provocation was done by British intelligence," Yakovenko told Russia's NTV channel. There is no direct proof of this at the moment, but the British government's behavior constitutes strong circumstantial evidence in support of this theory, he clarified.

Moscow won’t accept probe into Skripal case if Russian specialists won’t take part – envoy to OPCW
Moscow advocates an open and transparent investigation of the Salisbury incident, Russia’s envoy to OPCW has said. If Russian experts are barred from taking part in it, any results of the probe will be rejected, he warned.

“Our position is clear. We advocate a comprehensive, open and unbiased investigation. Russia is ready for it, and our experts are ready to participate in such work,” Russia’s permanent representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Alexander Shulgin told VGTRK’s ’60 minutes’ program on Monday.

The OPCW experts have already collected samples in the British town of Salisbury, where former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were found in critical condition on March 4. Russian specialists were barred from participating in the OPCW’s work on the site, according to Shulgin.

“The samples are being analyzed in two OPCW-certified laboratories. The findings will be known at the end of this or the beginning of the next week,” the official said.

Moscow has urged the OPCW to provide the information on the experts’ findings in Salisbury, but the call was rejected. The organization cited the UK’s unwillingness to deal with Moscow as a reason to do so, Shulgin said.

“We’ve asked the technical secretary of the OPCW if they would be willing to share information about the work conducted by the experts in England. The Technical Secretary replied that this is possible only with the prior consent of the British,” the official stated, adding that Russian lawyers assessed that stance as invalid, and an objection has been filed to the OPCW.

The OPCW’s mandate is limited only to establishing the chemical composition of the samples collected, the experts will not provide any conclusions on the Skripal incident itself. If Russian experts will be denied the right to partake in the OPCW probe, Moscow will reject its findings, despite the results, Shulgin warned.

Many politicians, including some Western ones, understand the explosive situation around the Skripal incident, and Moscow insists on an impartial and OPCW-supervised probe into it, the official stressed. “That’s why we’ve convened an extraordinary special session of the organization on April 4. We’re making yet another attempt to get the situation out of the deadlock, where the British led it,” Shulgin said.

‘UK investigators set to hide the truth, not find it’ – Litvinenko’s father on Skripal case
Fugitive Russians in the UK are effectively “hostages” of Western spy agencies, the father of Alexander Litvinenko, an intelligence officer who was poisoned in London a decade ago, told RT, sharing his insight on the Skripal case.

Walter Litvinenko used to support the theory of Russia’s involvement in the 2006 poisoning of his son, Alexander, in London, but he changed his mind after years of analyzing the inconsistencies of the investigation. London said that the fugitive Russian intelligence officer was poisoned with a highly radioactive Polonium-210. Despite an inconclusive investigation, it pinned the blame on Moscow, while the incident was branded as the first ever act of “nuclear terrorism.” Russia has vehemently denied the allegations of its involvement in the incident.

The poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury on March 4, was, in turn, labeled “the first offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since World War II.” While it bears similarities to the poisoning of Litvinenko, it was handled with different tactics, Walter Litvinenko told RT.

Litvinenko senior says the poisoning of his son was designed as a widely-publicized false-flag operation to show the world that Moscow was extremely “cruel,” and the way that it allegedly “deals with its enemies.” The ongoing Skripal scandal, in its turn, was launched to provoke a reaction from Russia, he believes.

“They realized that they have screwed up big time [with the Litvinenko poisoning] and decided to change their tactics a bit. Therefore, they do not show [any evidence] now, but keep it all in secret waiting for Russia to react to it. If there was, as they say, the 'Russian trace' there, everything would have been clear long time ago,” Litvinenko said.

He believes that, given the different goal, the ongoing investigation is significantly less transparent than it was back in 2006, since it is easier to hide the truth from the beginning than to try and swipe it under the rug afterward.

“It’s the same with Sasha [Aleksandr], if there was the ‘Russian trace,’ it would emerge over and over again up to this day. But the Scotland Yard was not looking for a criminal. Scotland Yard was covering the tracks,” Litvinenko stated. “Now they do not want to show these tracks altogether, since they know they will have to cover them up the same way as with Sasha.”

READ MORE: Russian embassy in UK warns citizens about possible provocations in Britain

The Skripal scandal would eventually backfire on those who initiated it, Litvinenko said. “It will be very difficult to hide it all. And they will eventually fail. They will be caught, and Theresa May will be very ashamed. And this clown, their Foreign Minister [Boris Johnson] – he will be very ashamed too.”
Devil’s bargain

Litvinenko, who lost his son after the former officer of the Russian security service FSB fled Russia for London and cooperated with MI6 and Spanish police, says people like Alexander find themselves in a situation where they effectively become hostages of foreign governments and intelligence agencies. He said it applies to both the rich and powerful who have left Russia after having run-ins with the law, such as the late oligarch Boris Berezovsky, as well as less prominent citizens such as Sergei Skripal.

“They are hostages, all of them are hostages of the American authorities, who strive for the world dominance. As long as that’s the case – they will kill the Russians, they’ll kill anybody who’s against it,” Litvinenko said. The wealthy Russians in the UK “are all dependent on the authorities... They are being kept only for their money. And when something happens, they will be blatantly robbed, like it happened to Berezovsky.”

The fugitive oligarch, once one of the wealthiest Russians, was found dead at his home in the UK in 2014. The investigation did not conclusively determine whether he hanged himself with a scarf, or if he was strangled. Prior to his mysterious death, Berezovsky had lost most of his assets and his wealth waned.

Given the previous suspicious deaths of Russian nationals on British soil, Skripal's fate looks quite grim, Litvinenko believes. The daughter of the former double agent, Yulia, however, might get out of this situation alive, as she was seemingly in the wrong place at the wrong time. Assuming she was of no interest to the intelligence services, the recent reports on Yulia’s conditions improving do not look that “miraculous,” Litvinenko said.

“It’s not beneficial for them if Skripal stays alive. And this girl – she knows nothing. Skripal knows. She simply came to visit her father and got into this,” Litvinenko said. “They’ll let his daughter walk away, probably. But if she knows anything, she won’t get out of it either.”
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※ 鈴木博喜 (「民の声新聞」発行人) @s_hiroki24氏の2018/3/30のツイート

※ 桑ちゃん @namiekuwabara氏の2018/3/30のツイート
桑ちゃんさんが鈴木博喜 (「民の声新聞」発行人)をリツイートしました














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UN Envoy: Syria Determined to Retake Golan Heights, Afrin, Raqqa, Idlib
TEHRAN (FNA)- Syria’s United Nations Representative Bashar al-Ja’afari told the UN Security Council on Tuesday that Syria will retake all occupied territories.

“Syria will liberate all occupied territory; this includes the Golan Heights, ‘Afrin, Raqqa, and Idlib,” Ja’afari told UN Security Council, massdar news reported on Wednesday.

Ja’afari added that the Syrian army is on the eve of victory in Eastern Ghouta, adding that the region had not ‘fallen’ like the United States’ UN representative claimed, but rather, was “liberated like Eastern Aleppo.”

The Syrian ambassador continued to target the western nations in the UN’s Security Council, pointing out that many of their claims had lacked professionalism and objectivity.

Ja’afari then confronted the UN’s Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock, for failing to mention that militants were behind the attacks on the Kashkoul area that killed over 40 civilians last week.

The Syrian ambassador continued to question Lowcock, asking him why he failed to mention that Turkey was behind the mass exodus of civilians from Afrin to Tal Rifa’at.

Syria has repeatedly called on Turkey to immediately withdraw from the Afrin region; however, Ankara maintains that they are fighting ‘terrorists’ in the region.

Syria to Expel US, Turkish Forces from Country's Territory
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army and government are resolved to expel both the Turkish and US forces from the country, Presidential Adviser Boutaina Sha’aban underscored.

“We are determined to liberate all of Syria’s territory from terrorists and Turkish and US occupation forces,” Sha’aban underlined, massdar news reported on Thursday.

Sha’aban’s comments come just two days after Turkey announced that they were going to continue their operations in Northern Syria.

The Syrian government has called on both the US and Turkey to immediately withdraw from Syria; however, both nations maintain they are fighting terrorists.
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North & South Korea set April 27 as date for leaders’ summit in breakthrough move

※ 宋 文洲認証済みアカウント @sohbunshu氏の2018/3/30のツイート
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 23:02| Comment(0) | 国際・政治



韓国で数か所、台湾、香港、そしてタイ バンコクの測定ポイントは探し出しました。




このGM管を使った測定器では、16.7cpmが0.1μSv/h相当の場合が多く、上の測定ポイントは、24 CPMを 0.137uSv/hrとしています。


posted by ZUKUNASHI at 20:46| Comment(2) | 福島原発事故

避難指示解除地域の実居住率6% 福島の住民登録は抜け殻が多い?

NHK2018年03月29日 10時15分
一斉解除地域居住率 人口の6%










※ kyoko @manmaru358氏の2018/3/30のツイート
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Spread of Wahhabism was done at request of West during Cold War – Saudi crown prince
The Saudi-funded spread of Wahhabism began as a result of Western countries asking Riyadh to help counter the Soviet Union during the Cold War, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told the Washington Post.

Speaking to the paper, bin Salman said that Saudi Arabia's Western allies urged the country to invest in mosques and madrassas overseas during the Cold War, in an effort to prevent encroachment in Muslim countries by the Soviet Union.

He added that successive Saudi governments had lost track of that effort, saying "we have to get it all back." Bin Salman also said that funding now comes mostly from Saudi-based "foundations," rather than from the government.

The crown prince’s 75-minute interview with the Washington Post took place on March 22, the final day of his US tour. Another topic of discussion included a previous claim by US media that bin Salman had said that he had White House senior adviser Jared Kushner "in his pocket."

Bin Salman denied reports that when he and Kushner – who is also Donald Trump's son-in-law – met in Riyadh in October, he had sought or received a greenlight from Kushner for the massive crackdown on alleged corruption which led to widespread arrests in the kingdom shortly afterwards. According to bin Salman, the arrests were a domestic issue and had been in the works for years.

He said it would be "really insane" for him to trade classified information with Kushner, or to try to use him to advance Saudi interests within the Trump administration. He stated that their relationship was within a normal governmental context, but did acknowledge that he and Kushner "work together as friends, more than partners." He stated that he also had good relationships with Vice President Mike Pence and others within the White House.

The crown prince also spoke about the war in Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition continues to launch a bombing campaign against Houthi rebels in an attempt to reinstate ousted Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi as president. The conflict has killed thousands, displaced many more, driven the country to the brink of famine, and led to a major cholera outbreak.

Although the coalition has been accused of a large number of civilian deaths and disregard for civilian lives - an accusation which Riyadh denies - the crown prince said his country has not passed up "any opportunity" to improve the humanitarian situation in the country. “There are not good options and bad options. The options are between bad and worse,” he said.

The interview with the crown prince was initially held off the record. However, the Saudi embassy later agreed to led the Washington Post publish specific portions of the meeting.
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Skripal case 6

Kremlin: UK Accusations of Ex-Spy Case Are "Unprecedented Rudeness"
TEHRAN (FNA)- Dmitry Peskov, the Russian President’s Spokesman, said in a TV interview on Sunday that the UK accusations of the Sergei Skripal case" are "unprecedented rudeness".

"You see that President [Vladimir] Putin remains absolutely calm, restraint, and, unlike his vis-a-vis on the island, he behaves correctly," he told the NTV channel.

"For him [the situation on the international arena] is not a priority, the priority is the domestic problems that we have, and he deals with them in a daily, round-the-clock format," Peskov noted.

According to Peskov, the UK accusations of "the Skripal case" are "unprecedented rudeness."

"What is important here is that no one has ever dealt with the situation when they accuse a country of something they cannot even formulate, and they do not try to formulate it," the Spokesman added.

He described the Skripal case as an "unprecedented" international affair, which "savors of thuggery", noting that Russia’s concern now is how to cope with this provocation.

On March 4, Sergei Skripal, former Russian military intelligence colonel, and his daughter Yulia suffered the effects of a nerve agent in the British city of Salisbury. Skripal was earlier convicted in Russia of spying for Great Britain and exchanged for Russian intelligence officers.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said the substance used in the attack had been a Novichok-class nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union.

Russia rejected all of the United Kingdom’s accusations. Moscow stressed that there were no programs to develop such a substance either in the USSR or in Russia. Without providing any proofs to its accusations, London expelled 23 Russian diplomats from the country and announced other anti-Russian measures. Moscow took retaliatory steps, expelling a similar number of British diplomats from Russia, ordered the closure of the British Consulate in St. Petersburg and termination of the activities of the British Council in Russia.

Diplomat: UK Indulging in Mud-Slinging Campaign Against Russia Over Ex-Spy Case
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Sunday the United Kingdom is indulging in a global-scale adverse publicity campaign against Moscow, commenting on London’s moves on the former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal case.

"What the United Kingdom is doing is nothing but a mud-slinging and adverse publicity campaign of the global scale," she said in an interview with the Voskresky Vecher (Sunday Evening) weekly news roundup on the Rossiya-1 television channel.

"What do we see? A colossal failure from the point of view of evidence: London simply has no evidentiary basis to hide behind," the Spokeswoman stated.

"Not to prove anything, but to simply shield itself," she stressed, adding that London is staking on the widest possible consolidation of foreign political resources.

"Now, the only thing that can save [UK Prime Minister] Theresa May, and the United Kingdom in principle, I mean the political establishment, is global support, first of all from the European Union and NATO partners," Zakharova said.

The leaders of EU countries earlier passed a decision to recall EU Ambassador to Russia Markus Ederer for consultations.

A source told TASS on the sidelines of the EU summit in Brussels that some member states were looking at either recalling their diplomats from Russia or expelling Russian diplomats.

The United Kingdom has intentionally classified information about its cooperation with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to be able to manipulate data on the Skripal case, Zakharova pointed out.

"Even information about London’s relations with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been classified. We learn about what is going on there only from leaks in the mass media," the diplomat stressed, underlining that "What are these leaks are meant to? On the one hand, they hint that London is cooperating with the international organization. It is obviously meant to raise the level of trust to what the British officials are saying. On the other hand, it is unofficial information, which can be further adjusted."

She cited leaks in the British media alleging that OPCW representatives had been granted access to the Skripals.

"And how did OPCW representatives know who they had been shown, who those people really were? Were they the Skripals? Or people resembling the Skripals?," Zakharova noted.

"As of now, all the Russian ambassadors in London has received mere formal replies. More to it, poorly worded replies," she said, adding that "The quality of work of the British side is simply surprising, with hasty actions and complete lack of in-house coordination."

A serious diplomatic scandal erupted between Moscow and London early last week, following the poisoning of Skripal, who had been convicted of high treason in Russia, and his daughter Yulia.

The two of them suffered the effects of a nerve agent in the British city of Salisbury on March 4. They are currently in the hospital in a critical condition.

London accused Moscow of being involved in the attack but failed to present any evidence. British Prime Minister said the substance used in the attack had been a Novichok-class nerve agent developed in the former Soviet Union.

She stated that 23 Russian diplomats would be expelled from the country within one week and that all planned high-level bilateral contacts had been suspended.

Russia has rejected all of the United Kingdom’s accusations.

On March 17, the Russian Foreign Ministry stressed that in response to the UK’s steps, 23 British diplomats would be expelled within a week.

In addition, Britain’s consulate in St. Petersburg would be closed and the British Council’s operations in Russia would be terminated. Furthermore, Moscow pointed out that further measures could be taken "should there be any more hostile actions against Russia."

Russian Envoys to Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia Summoned
TEHRAN (FNA)- According to the Russian Embassies in Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, the Ambassadors to these countries have been summoned to the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the respective nations.

Despite the fact that reason for the summons hasn't been released yet, the move comes a few days after the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats from the UK amid Prime Minister Theresa May accusing Moscow of Sergei Skripal's poisoning, World News reported.

A European source had disclosed on the sidelines of the EU Council in Brussels on Friday that several EU countries are considering the option to recall their diplomats from Moscow or expel Russian diplomats due to the incident with Russia’s former intelligence officer and his daughter allegedly poisoned in Salisbury.

Meanwhile, several EU countries, including Estonia, Latvia, Ireland and the Czech Republic said they were considering the expulsion of Russian diplomats over the incident.

The leaders of Germany and France have also said they have been given some evidence by the UK in support of its claim that the nerve agent used to poison former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal was produced in Russia, adding that the proof is “well-grounded”.

Meantime, President of the European Council Donald Tusk said "Additional steps are expected as early as Monday at the national level".

The European Council sided with London in claiming that Moscow was "highly likely" behind the recent poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury. The EU leaders agreed to recall EU Ambassador to Russia Markus Ederer for consultations.

Skripal, who had been convicted in Russia of spying for Great Britain and exchanged for Russian intelligence officers, and his daughter suffered the effects of a nerve agent in of Salisbury in early March.

London expelled 23 Russian diplomats and announced other restrictive measures against Moscow. In retaliation to the UK’s steps, 23 British diplomats were expelled, the British consulate general in the city of St. Petersburg was closed and the British Council had to shut down its operations in Russia. At the same time, Moscow pointed out that further measures could be taken "should there be any more hostile actions against Russia".

UK Defense Secretary Claims Arrest Warrant Issued for 'Doubtful’ Russian Capital
TEHRAN (FNA)- UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson said the UK, in response to a chemical attack in Salisbury, intends to take action against Russian capital of dubious origin.

There are already warrants for the arrest of Russian finances of doubtful origin, for which a new law has recently begun to operate in the UK, according to Williamson, Sputnik reported.

The British goal is to ensure that any property attained by unknown means is registered, and for this, the necessary steps are being taken.

He promised that the government in the coming weeks and months would work very diligently and that these problems would be solved.

In his view, the goal of the Russian President Vladimir Putin is to "split the UK and its allies, but Estonia and many other states have shown that this is impossible."

The UK and Russia Relations have seriously worsened over the Salisbury nerve agent attack in which former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were seriously injured.

The UK side has affirmed that this substance is similar to the Novichok-class nerve agents developed in the Soviet Union.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has accused Russia of orchestrating the attack and expelled 23 Russian diplomats as a punitive measure.

The Russian side has denied all the accusations and suggested participating jointly in the investigation. However, Moscow's request for samples was ignored.

Moscow in turn also expelled 23 UK diplomats and ordered the British Council to stop its activities in Russia in response to London's move.

Trump orders expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats, closure of Seattle consulate
President Donald Trump has ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats and the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle. It comes in response to the poisoning of Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, which the UK has blamed on Russia.

The move follows major diplomatic pressure by the UK on its allies to follow their lead in expelling Russian diplomats. The Russian embassy in Washington had previously urged Trump not to heed the “fake news” on Skripal’s poisoning.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has accused Moscow of being behind the poisoning of the former spy Skripal and his daughter in the town of Salisbury in early March.

14 EU states announce mass co-ordinated expulsion of Russian diplomats over Skripal case
Fourteen members of the EU have decided to expel Russian diplomats over the Sergei Skripal case, European Council president Donald Tusk has confirmed. It comes despite zero evidence proving that Moscow was responsible.

Donald Tusk stated that further action could be taken.

Germany, France and Poland have expelled four diplomats each, respective foreign ministries confirmed on Monday. The Netherlands and Denmark will expel two diplomats each, their foreign ministries said.

Italy is expelling two Russian diplomats, while Lithuania has expelled three, according to that country’s foreign minister. The Czech Republic will expel the same number.

Meanwhile, Latvia is expelling one diplomat and an Aeroflot employee, and Estonia’s foreign minister has confirmed the country is expelling a military attaché at the Russian embassy. Finland is expelling one diplomat.

Ukraine has also jumped on board and announced it is expelling as many as 13 diplomats.

Meanwhile, outside of the EU, Donald Trump has ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats from the United States, as well as the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle.

Western countries have been pointing the finger at Russia over the poisoning of Skripal, a former double-agent, and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, UK on March 4. British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson went so far as to suggest the attack was ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russia has denied playing in role in the poisoning, and has offered its full cooperation in the investigation. Moscow’s request for samples of the toxic agent used on Skripal and his daughter has been declined by Britain.

US expulsion of Russian diplomats is ‘declaration of war’ – George Galloway to RT
British politician, broadcaster, and writer George Galloway has slammed Donald Trump’s decision to expel 60 Russian diplomats and close the Russian consulate in Seattle. Galloway regards it as tantamount to a “declaration of war.”

Galloway contrasted the US’ actions with those of EU member states. Those EU countries who rushed to follow the lead of Britain and the US in response to the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal are simply acting as “vassal states,” doing what they are told.

European states have “made a fairly desultory expulsion of a diplomat or two or three, but the United States’ act is a kind of declaration of war, all the more surprising given that according to the deep state, and the liberal confluence in the United States, President Trump is Russia’s man,” Galloway told RT.

The former British MP said the decision to leave just 40 Russian diplomats to do their jobs in the US was either a “precursor to a very sharp deterioration of relations” − or alternatively a “charade” designed to make Trump’s “deep state opponents” lay off him over not being tough enough on Russia.

Galloway said Russia should not assume that being soft in response to Trump’s action will have any desirable effect.

“If it were me who was making the decision, I certainly wouldn’t proceed on the assumption that being soft will in any way satiate the ravenous beasts that are baying for Russia’s blood at this point in time,” he said.

According to Galloway, the UK has not conducted a serious and unbiased investigation into the poisoning of Skripal and his daughter.

“As far as I can see there is no investigation,” he said. “The verdict was declared before the investigation began and I think there’s no investigation because the results of any serious scientific analytical investigation would show that the allegations against Russia are baseless.”

Galloway said there are still many questions which have been left unanswered in the Skripal case.

“I don’t believe that Russia is responsible for this act. And the good news is that most of the British public tend to agree,” he said.

Russian Envoy to US: 'Most Likely' Expulsion of Diplomats Planned in Advance
TEHRAN (FNA)- The United States and the United Kingdom 'most likely" planned the expulsion of the Russian diplomats in advance and the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was just a pretext for this move, Russian Ambassador to the United States said.

"The scale of damage and the preceding information preparation and support prove that it was most likely planned in advance, but it was simply postponed in anticipation of a suitable occasion. The absence of any facts proving allegations of Washington and London can not but arouse suspicions of close coordination and joint planning of what happened," Antonov said in a statement published on Facebook, Sputnik reported.

According to Antonov, the justification provided by the US authorities regarding closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle shows that the Skripal case was just a pretext for expulsion of the Russian diplomats.

Moreover, Washington has demonstrated "emotional deafness" by announcing the expulsion of Russian diplomats when the country mourns victims of a deadly fire in a shopping center in the Siberian town of Kemerovo, Russian Envoy to the United States said.

"Today, on the day of the tragedy in Kemerovo, we saw emotional deafness, indifference and callousness from official Washington. They just decided to make it more painful for us. Well, you can be happy now. And this is happening in parallel with ordinary Americans sharing our grief and sending condolences. The truth will out. We will not allow provoking ourselves into an emotional breakdown. There will be a response," Antonov said in a statement published on Facebook.

According to Antonov, the United States and the United Kingdom are trying to use an alleged Russian threat to divert attention from their internal problems.

"Our opponents do not like strong and powerful Russia, whose capabilities have been recently demonstrated," the ambassador stressed.

In addition, Russian Ambassador stressed that the United States was expelling Russian diplomats responsible for areas of mutually beneficial cooperation and these actions cannot be justified.

"People, who are responsible for these few areas of mutually beneficial cooperation − space, science, culture, trade, fate of prisoners and missing persons − are being expelled. The restoration of relations and the search for common ground have been driven back," Antonov said.

According to the ambassador, the US actions cannot be justified as they bolster confrontation.

"The words about the readiness for interaction have diverged with the reality. Contrary to assurances, the line of the previous administration was continued," Antonov stressed,

A total of 16 EU countries, as well as the United States, Canada, Albania, Norway, Ukraine, Macedonia and Australia announced on Monday their decisions to expel about 100 Russian diplomats in connection with Moscow's alleged involvement in the nerve agent attack on Skripal and his daughter in the UK city of Salisbury.

US President Donald Trump, in particular, ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats, including 48 employees of the Russian Embassy and 12 people who have been assigned to the United Nations in New York, as well as the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle. The White House said in a statement that the consulate would be closed in particular due to its proximity to a US submarine base and the defense contractor Boeing.

Skripal, a former military intelligence colonel who worked for UK intelligence, and his daughter Yulia have been in hospital in a critical condition since March 4 due to exposure to what the UK experts say was a A234 nerve agent. UK Prime Minister Theresa May has accused Russia of orchestrating the attack and expelled 23 Russian diplomats, while the European Union has expressed its solidarity.

The Russian side has strongly rejected the accusations and offered assistance in the investigation. Moscow's request for samples of the chemical substance used to poison Skripal was rejected. Moscow expelled UK diplomats in response and ordered the British Council to cease its activities in Russia.

‘Russia has lots of tentacles’: US says it needed no proof, only UK’s word to expel diplomats
Russia must confess to the Salisbury ‘chemical attack’ in order to mend relations with the US and NATO, said the US State Department, adding that the only evidence the US needs for Moscow’s culpability was the word of its UK ally.

“If Russia wants to improve relations, it needs to first acknowledge its responsibility for this attack and cease its recklessly aggressive behavior,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters on Tuesday.

At one point, the newly promoted acting undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs channelled horror writer H.P. Lovecraft to describe Russia as a “beast from the deep sea.”

“Russia has long arms, Russia has lots of tentacles,” Nauert told reporters.

She maintained that the 48 diplomats from Russia’s mission to the US and another 12 from the mission to the UN were really spies, “intelligence officers who were operating under diplomatic cover.”

Another two dozen US allies, including Canada, Australia, Ukraine and several NATO members, followed suit and expelled another 130-plus Russian diplomats since then. Though the decision was made by President Donald Trump following a “broad interagency process,” including the FBI and others, Nauert admitted that the effort was started by the UK, following the alleged chemical attack on former British spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury earlier this month.

“We certainly know that Russia is responsible for that attack. That is something that is not in question,” Nauert declared. Pressed for evidence, however, she said that the US stood by the word of its British allies.

“When the UK tells us they have proof, that they know Russia was responsible, we have every reason to believe them,” Nauert said.

On Tuesday, the Russian daily Kommersant published a five-page presentation about the Salisbury incident, which was put together by the UK government. The document, while still containing no evidence of Russia’s culpability, has switched from making indications of a high likelihood to making positive assertions that it had to be Russia and no one else.

“We are without doubt that Russia is responsible,” the presentation said. “There is no plausible alternative explanation.”

Having based its decision to launch the largest expulsion of diplomats since the Cold War on London’s word, the US is now treating the expulsion itself as evidence of Russia’s supposed perfidy.

Nauert described the willingness of Washington’s allies to follow orders as “testimony of how seriously the world takes Russia’s ongoing global campaign to undermine international peace and stability, to threaten the sovereignty and security of countries worldwide and to subvert and discredit Western institutions.”

A number of NATO countries did not follow the lead of Washington and London, however, with Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, Portugal, Slovenia and Slovakia among the prominent holdovers.

Moscow has promised to retaliate for the expulsions, though no measures have yet been announced as of Tuesday evening.
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(注)この解析は、あくまでも計算シミュレーションであり、放出量情報も暫定的な数値に準拠しているため、 実際の分布及び線量を保証するものではありませんが、現在わかる範囲で、放射性物質の拡散状況と線量分布を概観する上での参考情報として公開を行うものです。



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ロシアのケメロボ ショッピングモール火災で子供ら64人が死亡


Official kneels before mourning crowd, begs forgiveness for deadly Kemerovo fire
The deputy governor of the Russian region where scores of people were killed in a shopping-mall fire fell to his knees and begged forgiveness from the participants of a demonstration.

On Tuesday, several officials from the Kemerovo region attended a mass gathering in which hundreds of locals congregated to mourn the victims of the fire that killed at least 64 people, including small children, in the Winter Cherry shopping center in Kemerovo city. The rally had lasted for seven hours when people from the regional administration proposed to end it and go home. The crowd replied with a disapproving hum, RIA Novosti reported.

‘Tell mom I loved her’: Heart-breaking texts from kids trapped in Siberia mall where scores died
A quiet Sunday afternoon turned into a living hell in a Siberian city when a shopping mall caught fire, killing over 60. “I cannot escape” and “We are burning” were just two of the many chilling messages from those trapped inside.

The tragedy shook Russia’s western Siberian city of Kemerovo on Sunday, just before the beginning of school holidays. The fire started on the top floor of the four-story shopping mall, which housed a cinema that was packed with parents and children at the time of the blaze. It quickly spread throughout the complex. Witnesses say that fire alarms did not work.
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