@ まず、米国がイラン核合意から離脱し、欧州の対応いかんでイランも脱退しウラン濃縮を再開すると脅す事態になっていましたが、欧州とイランとの間で合意成立の見込みが立ったようです。
the EU and Iran agreed on a 9-point economic plan to protect the nuclear agreement on Wednesday.

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that he had held constructive meetings with his European Union counterparts to save the nuclear agreement after the US pullout.
The Iranian foreign minister made the remarks following a meeting with his French, British and German counterparts as well as EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini in Brussels on Tuesday.


A ドイツのメルケルが、シリアの「巨大紛争」はロシアやイラン、トルコなどの国なしでは解決できないと述べています。ロシアの貢献を評価しています。

B EU欧州理事会議長ドナルド・トゥスクが2018/5/16、ブルガリアのソフィアで開催された西バルカンサミットでトランプの変幻極まりない政策を批判し、「EUは米国についての幻想を捨てた」と述べました。

The EU reiterated its “clear, consolidated” position on Israel-Palestine on Monday, which calls for a two-state solution based on the 1967 borders with “Jerusalem as capital of both [states].”

C 一方北朝鮮問題については、米国と韓国が空軍の演習を開始したことでハイレベルの南北会談をキャンセルするとともに、米国が対話でなく降伏を模索するのであれば北朝鮮は米朝首脳会談を再考することがあると表明しました。

D ガザの虐殺に関しては世界中で激しい非難の声が上がっています。すでに死者63人に上ったとされますし、イスラエル軍は非人道的な弾薬を使っており、糾弾の声が高まっています。

E この虐殺を審議した国連安保理事会の緊急会合では、国際的な調査を求める決議に米国国連大使が拒否権を発動しています。

F 米国国防総省元職員の肩書きでメディアのインタビューに登場するMichael Maloof氏は、2017/10/14のRTのインタビュー記事で次のように述べています。

It’s also going to have an effect of ostracizing us from the other allies. And it could pivot more of the – in this case – Russia as being the adult in the room when it comes to dealing with Iran and other international issues – especially in the Middle East.




G サウジアラビアの王位継承予定の皇太子が暗殺されたのではないかとの観測が出ています。
サウジアラビアの王位継承予定の皇太子 Mohammed bin Salman はMBSと略称で呼ばれています。皇太子が多く名前が覚えにくいからです。



H ザハロバ報道官が米国とその主導軍がシリア国内に拘留している数千人のテロリストの扱いに関して沈黙を続けていると批判しています。追放か司法手続きかという原則を外れて刑罰適用なしで解放することを狙っているのではないかとの疑いを示しているのです。


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Russian Diplomat: US Hiding Thousands of Terrorists in Syria from Justice
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday the United States has remained mum about several thousand militants detained in Syria whom Washington would like to let off scot-free.

"We have taken note of the fact the US administration is keeping quiet about the several thousand foreign terrorists, who have been detained by the US-led coalition and the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces in Transeuphratia," she said, TASS reported.

"The explanation that it is allegedly impossible to agree on extradition procedures and parameters of legal assistance with the countries of origin are totally far-fetched," she added.

"Apparently this legal vacuum is being created deliberately with the aim to conceal the real aim: to let the militants dodge responsibility. It is noteworthy that in defiance of complicity in terrorism no charges are put forward or investigative measures taken," the diplomat stressed.

Zakharova stated that Russia knew well the number of militants and the conditions in which they were being kept.

"According to our sources, there are two or three thousand militants, mostly from Europe, Arab countries and the CIS," she said, adding that "the so-called restrictive measures are confined to limiting the freedom of movement. They enjoy three meals a day, medical assistance and the opportunities for exercise to stay in good physical shape".

Such actions by the United States and its allies in the region, Zakharova believes, are fraught with the re-emergence of the terrorist state in the region.

"In view of President Donald Trump’s announcement of the forthcoming US pullout from Syria there emerge high risks of a Caliphate’s re-emergence in Transeuphratia under the Iraqi type scenario we saw when after the successful withdrawal of the US contingent in 2011 entailed the emergence of the ISIL group, she added.

"By refraining from criminal prosecution of the mentioned militants the US administration in fact covers up their criminal activity," the Spokeswoman noted.

Moscow, Zakharova said, insists on inevitable punishment for the terrorists detained by the United States and the coalition it leads.

"In this context we would like to focus attention on the principle of inevitability of punishment of the detained terrorists for the committed crimes in accordance with the extradite-or-put-on-trial principle," Zakharova said, adding that "we believe it is utterly impermissible to manipulate with anti-terrorist tasks for using double standards to attain geopolitical aims".
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イスラエルのガザ虐殺で世界が騒然 2

Turkey Accuses Israel of 'Genocide' over Nearly 60 Palestinians Death, Recalls Ambassadors from Tel Aviv, Washington
TEHRAN (FNA)- Ankara on Monday strongly condemned the Israeli violence against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in the day the US embassy relocated from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds, stressing that Washington decision to move its embassy has encouraged Tel Aviv to massacre Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed the violent crackdown in Gaza as a “genocide”, as Ankara has recalled its ambassadors from both Washington and Tel Aviv after the United States officially announced the opening of its new embassy in Jerusalem al-Quds on Monday amid deadly Israeli crackdown on peaceful rallies by Palestinians in the occupied territories which resulted in death of nearly 60 people in the Gaza Strip.
“Israel is wreaking state terror. Israel is a terror state,” Erdogan said, adding that “what Israel has done is a genocide. I condemn this humanitarian drama, the genocide, from whichever side it comes, Israel or America”.
“Turkey will react to this harshly,” Erdogan stated.
The Foreign Ministry has also said in a statement that "we strongly condemn the decision of the US Administration to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem violating international law and all relevant UN Resolutions. We reiterate that this action is legally null and void".

※ きむらとも @kimuratomo氏の2018/5/15のツイート

‘Expel the Israeli ambassador’: Irish FM blasted for double standards over Gaza and Skripal case
Ireland's foreign minister is being accused of hypocrisy for failing to expel Israel’s ambassador over the IDF killing 60 Palestinians on Monday, despite sending a Russian diplomat home over the Skripal case without evidence.

Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Simon Coveney expelled a Russian diplomat in March following Britain’s claim that Russia was behind the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, England. The decision faced pushback from many in Ireland who claimed it was a hasty move, made before any evidence was presented.

Opposition politicians and activists are now questioning why the same robust response applied in the aftermath of the Skripal case has not been implemented in a situation where 60 people were killed and thousands more injured by Israeli forces.

Coveney issued a statement on Gaza, Monday, saying we all have “a political responsibility to try to reduce tensions and protect unarmed protesters.” He said he was “gravely concerned that the use of force seems disproportionate to the threat” and called for an independent investigation.

The minister also summoned Israeli Ambassador Ze’ev Boker to a meeting on Tuesday to express his “shock and dismay” at Monday’s events, TheJournal reports.

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald says Coveney’s actions don’t go far enough, however, and called for the Israeli ambassador to Ireland to be expelled.

"I know that the Tánaiste [Deputy Prime Minister] has called in the Israeli ambassador - actually the Tánaiste should be sending the Israeli ambassador home. The Irish State now needs to recall our diplomatic mission from Israel," she said.

UN Calls for Independent Probe into Israeli Carnage in Gaza
TEHRAN (FNA)- The UN human rights body called for an independent investigation into the recent Israeli massacre of Palestinian protesters in Gaza Strip after the United States blocked the same bid at the Security Council.

“We call for independent, transparent investigations in all cases of death and injury since 30 March. Since 30 March, 112 Palestinians, including 14 children, have lost their lives at the fence and thousands have been injured,” Rupert Colville, the Spokesman for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, told reporters in Geneva on Tuesday, Middle East News reported.

“We stress, again, that lethal force may only be used as a measure of last – not first – resort, and only when there is an immediate threat to life or serious injury,” he noted.

IFJ Condemns Israeli Use of Lethal Force in Gaza Resulting in Killing, Injury of Journalists
TEHRAN (FNA)- The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemned on Wednesday Israel’s use of lethal force against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip that has caused death and injury including among journalists.

The IFJ said it joins the Federation of Arab Journalists (FAJ) and the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) “in strongly condemning the brutal and ongoing indiscriminate use of lethal force which has resulted in loss of life and serious injury to peaceful protesters and journalist covering protests”, WAFA reported.

It called in a statement on the United Nations, its agencies and the international humanitarian organizations to provide protections for Palestinian journalists. The PJS also called for “meaningful implementation of the Security Council’s resolution no. 2222” on the protection of journalists.

“We strongly condemn this inadmissible targeting of journalists in Gaza by Israeli forces which is a major hindrance to freedom of the press, a pillar of democracy. Any democracy worthy of the name should commit to protecting journalists, no matter where they come from,” IFJ General Secretary Anthony Bellanger said, adding that “we hold the Israeli army and its reckless shooting responsible for the killing and injury of Palestinian journalists for which it must be held accountable”.

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Tuesday formally asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate what it regards as war crimes by Israeli armed forces against Palestinian journalists covering protests in Gaza since late March 2018.

Submitted to ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda a few hours before the UN Security Council meeting and based on article 15 of the Rome Statute, which established the ICC, the request concerns the direct shots that Israeli army snipers have fired at some 20 Palestinian journalists during the “March of Return” protests in Gaza.

“The Israeli authorities could not have been unaware of the presence of journalists among the civilian demonstrators and therefore failed in the elementary duty of precaution and differentiation when targeting these protected persons with live rounds,” RSF Secretary-General Christophe Deloire said.

“These deliberate and repeated violations of international humanitarian law constitute war crimes. While referring them to the International Criminal Court, RSF calls on the Israeli authorities to strictly respect international law,” he added.

Various sources have corroborated that the journalists were hit by shots while covering demonstrations East of Gaza City. In all, at least 20 other journalists have sustained gunshots injuries, of whom at least three were clearly identified as media personnel.

Two journalists have been killed by live rounds fired by Israeli soldiers since 30 March, the date of the start of the “March of Return” rallies by Palestinians along the Gaza border.

Yaser Murtaja, 30, a photographer for the independent Ain Media agency, and Ahmed Abu Hussein, 27, a reporter for Shaab and Bisann News were clearly identified as journalists, either by a vest or by a helmet bearing the word “Press”.

Russian FM Slams Statements about Kids Killed in Gaza Being Terrorists as Outrageous
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a press conference on Wednesday that statements claiming that people recently killed in Gaza, including children, were terrorists, are outrageous.

"I cannot agree with statements saying that dozens of civilians, including babies, who were killed during these incidents, were terrorists," he said, adding that "I believe these outrageous statements are aimed at avoiding an honest conversation", TASS reported.

The Russian top diplomat stated that Moscow was ready to fully facilitate dialogue between Palestine and Israel on the Jerusalem issue. According to him, it cannot be resolved unilaterally so there is the need for discussion.

"Direct dialogue between Palestinian and Israeli leaders needs to be established in order to find a solution," Lavrov stressed.

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova also said on Wednesday that Moscow is highly concerned over the escalation of tensions in the Gaza Strip and denounces the use of military force against the civil population.

"Moscow is extremely concerned over the dangerous escalation in the Gaza Strip and in some areas on the West Bank," she said, adding that "we confirm the Palestinians’ rights to peaceful protests and denounce the use of military force against the civil population".

"We call again on the involved parties to show restraint and abandon moves that may provoke further escalation," the diplomat stressed.

The Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman offered condolences to the families and friends of the deceased and wished a speedy recovery to those injured in the protests.

The opening ceremony of the new US embassy in Jerusalem sparked mass protests among Palestinians and caused clashes in the Gaza Strip, which killed at least 63 Palestinian demonstrators and left around 3,000 injured.
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Skripal case 11 英国情報機関によって演じられた可能性が極めて高い

Skripals poisoning ‘highly likely’ staged by British intelligence – Russian Foreign Ministry
The UK’s behavior after the Skripal incident suggests that the attack was organized by the British spy agencies or was at least beneficial for them, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said.

“It was highly likely that the false-flag incident with the poisoning of the Russian citizens in Salisbury was beneficial for, or perhaps organized by, the British intelligence services in order to mar Russia and its political leadership,” Zakharova told a news conference in Moscow on Thursday, markedly using the same phrase regarding probability as London officials and their allies.

Such a false-flag operation would perfectly fit into the “general Russophobe course of the [UK] Conservative government to demonize our country,” the spokeswoman stated, adding that the UK has “frequently committed such acts in the past.”

The “National Defense Strategy of the UK and the banquet speech of PM Theresa May at the end of last year,” also contribute to such version of events, according to Zakharova. The document and May’s speech have clearly envisioned “countering Russia” as one of the main priorities for the UK.

London’s actions in the aftermath of the attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia on March 4 in the town of Sailsbury have raised many questions in Moscow. Russia says the UK did everything possible to disrupt the investigation and conceal facts, while squarely pinning the blame on Moscow. Russia has vehemently denied the allegations and repeatedly urged the UK to show some proof, or at least make information on the incident publicly available.

“The firm refusal to cooperate with Russia on the Salisbury poisoning investigation, London’s violations of the consular convention, reluctance to cooperate with the OPCW and concealment of the basic data to conduct a transparent investigation are the shining proofs of that,” Zakharova concluded.

Russia had no interest in Skripal, UK hiding spy & daughter to stop them talking – ex-CIA mole to RT
The UK security services are most likely hiding the Skripals as they do not want them to reveal any details about their case, former Czech spy Karel Koecher told RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze.

“[Former Russian double agent Sergei] Skripal most definitely wasn’t a victim of any kind of operation or attack from the Russian side,” said Koecher, who was a Soviet mole who successfully penetrated the CIA. He went on to say that “as far as Russia is concerned, and I honestly believe it, they had absolutely no interest in Skripal at all,” adding that the mere fact that Moscow had previously agreed to swap him for Russian agents was evidence of that.

Attacking the former agent after he was swapped would “totally destroy Russian credibility as far as [spy] exchanges are concerned,” said the former Czech spy. He then explained that a spy swap is almost the “only way” to get agents with no diplomatic cover back in the event that they are caught or arrested. The Russian authorities would never put this mechanism in any kind of danger “because they certainly have to get their people back if they get into trouble.”

The whole Salisbury incident in which Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were poisoned looks more like a false flag attack, Koecher told Shevardnadze. The Skripals might just have become a “good opportunity” for “some kind of scenario of anti-Russian operations,” he said. “Maybe, it was just made up to have some kind of reason to escalate the anti-Russian operations and sanctions in public,” he suggested.

The UK security services are apparently hiding the former Russian double agent and his daughter “as much as they can,” Koecher said, adding that they would probably never let the two meet with Russian officials because London apparently fears that they could disclose facts which it does not want to become available to the public.

“The whole thing is so suspicious, you know, you cannot know what he [Sergei Skripal] is going to say,” Koecher said. “So even if he agrees to say what they [the British intelligence] tell him to say, he might change his mind when he is speaking on camera,” the former spy added.

Skripal Attack: Still No Suspects, UK National Security Adviser Admits But Still Blames Russia
TEHRAN (FNA)- The UK's National Security Adviser admitted to a committee of MPs that British police still have no suspects in the former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal poisoning investigation, despite the government continuing to place blame squarely on Russia

Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found slumped on a bench in Salisbury on March 4. They were both taken to hospital in a critical condition after apparently being poisoned by nerve agent A-234 ('Novichok'). Yulia has since left hospital, RT reported.

Sir Mark Sedwill, who co-ordinates the work of MI5, MI6 and GCHQ, conceded to the Defence Select Committee that the UK is yet to identify the source of the agent used against the Skripals, or even a suspect in the case.

Britain publicly continues to directly blame Russia for the attack, but when asked whether anyone had been identified as being responsible for the poisoning, Sedwill stated that “Not yet”.

Among the reasons given for the failure to identify a suspect is a lack of CCTV footage from Salisbury, despite the police saying they had collected thousands of hours worth of footage, and Britain having a reputation as being one of the most surveilled nations on earth.

The Guardian reported that known Russian spies in Britain have also been ruled out after an investigation.

Sedwill explained that Russian defectors are also being monitored saying that “The police, who are responsible for protective security and the various agencies alongside them, are reviewing the security of all people who might be vulnerable”.

Britain has said only Russia could be responsible because the nerve agent used had been produced in the Soviet Union.

The international chemical weapons watchdog, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), however, has repeatedly claimed it cannot identify the source.

Skripal, 66, a former military colonel who betrayed dozens of agents to British intelligence agency MI6, had been sentenced in 2006 to 13 years in a Russian prison for spying. But he was openly living under his real name in the UK after he was released as part of a spy swap between the US and Russia in 2010.

Russia has consistently denied being responsible for the poisoning, accusing Britain of making allegations without evidence and denying access to the Skripals despite both being Russian citizens.

Info that Novichok was produced by Czechs is ‘crushing blow’ to London’s theory – Russian Senator
The fact that the nerve agent the UK claims was used to poison a Russian ex-spy and his daughter was being produced in the Czech Republic is a “powerful blow” to the UK theory that Russia is to blame, a Russian Senator has said.

“Novichok was produced and stored in the Czech territory in some small quantities. This fact is a crushing blow to London’s theory that is already falling apart at the seams,” Russian Senator Aleksey Pushkov said in a Twitter post, commenting on the recent revelations made by the Czech President Milos Zeman. “London is confused: Its whole construct is crumbling,” the Russian politician added.

Earlier on Thursday, Zeman told the Czech Barrandov TV channel that his country “produced and tested Novichok, even though [it was produced] only in small quantities and then destroyed.” He made his statement following an inquiry conducted by the Czech security services into the issue.

OPCW corrects its own chief’s bizarre claim that ‘50-100 grams of Novichok’ were used on Skripals
The world’s chemical weapons watchdog has been forced to amend a sensational allegation by its own director-general, that “a quarter cup to a half cup of Novichok” – enough to kill thousands – was released to poison the Skripals.

In an interview with the New York Times, published on Thursday, Ahmet Uzumcu, who has led the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) since 2009, said that 50-100 grams of the Soviet-developed nerve agent were used in the March 4 Salisbury incident involving the former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

The discussion of the exact quantity is not academic. According to the newspaper, the amount was “significantly larger than the amount that would be created in a laboratory for research purposes, meaning that it was almost certainly created for use as a weapon,” and tallied with UK “evidence” that Russia has been “stockpiling” Novichok.

Indeed, by Friday afternoon, the OPCW itself stepped in to put an end to the nonsensical speculation, with a denial that appeared to pretend that Uzumcu had never mentioned any quantities of Novichok, while also obliquely correcting him.

“The OPCW Spokesperson stated that the OPCW would not be able to estimate or determine the amount of the nerve agent that was used in Salisbury on 4 March 2018. The quantity should probably be characterised in milligrams,” wrote the agency.

In turn, the New York Times did not issue a correction, but instead deleted its original article wholesale, replacing it with a new text.

Even after its apparent resolution, the episode raises questions. Why did Uzumcu overestimate the quantity of Novichok by a factor of thousands? It did not appear that he merely misspoke, as the article also has him endorsing the theory that Western labs would have never produced it in such quantities. In fact, why did Uzumcu name any number at all, considering that his own agency says that they are unable to estimate the amount used, and he himself says he “does not know the precise amount.” Also unusual is the behavior of the New York Times, which neither stuck to the veracity of the original article, nor apologized for any supposed misquotes, but appears to have simply wished it away.

"It's easy to make a mistake in an interview, mistaking grams and milligrams, but there is more here than that," Charles Shoebridge, former UK intelligence officer, told RT. "The situation makes you wonder what the reason was the chief of the OPCW to say something that was - at least officially as we can see from the statement - untrue."

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian embassy in London believes that latest media reports about alleged Estonian and Czech contacts of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal are aimed at drawing as many US and UK allies as possible into the case, according to an embassy Spokesperson.

"Obviously, in the absence of any evidence of Russia’s involvement in Sergei and Yulia Skripal’s poisoning, UK special services are desperately trying to find a “motive” that could explain Moscow’s alleged guilt," the Spokesperson said, TASS reported.

"After all, for the lack of specific facts proving Russia’s involvement, the “motive” remains the only opportunity to link the Salisbury incident with a Russian trace, as all the previous arguments like 'Russia has a law which allows to kill traitors' have been completely debunked," he added.

"Indeed, the former military intelligence officer sharing best practices with Czech and Estonian colleagues along with constant contacts with his MI6 handler could appear for the public as more or less plausible motivation of 'Russian retribution for a traitor,'" the source continued, noting that "but the question arises why this information comes from the New York Times and not British officials, and not in the first days after the attack, but two months later?"

"And, as usual, the leak in question deals with secret services, and therefore cannot be verified by the public," he added.

"The mention of the Czech Republic and Estonia is meant to keep the policy going to draw the maximum number of the UK and US international partners into the Salisbury case. We don’t think this effort will be successful – after the mass expulsion of Russian diplomats, which turned out to be groundless, it’s unlikely that even Britain’s allies would take its statements for granted," the source said.

The New York Times has reported, citing a high-ranking EU representative familiar with the situation, that Sergei Skripal had visited Estonia in 2016 to meet with the country’s intelligence officers. On Sunday, the Respekt news portal in the Czech Republic said Skripal had secretly visited Prague in 2012.

"Despite the fact that it was a brief visit, this trip was useful for the local intelligence services. Representatives of Czech security services later met with the former Russian spy at least once in the United Kingdom," the paper noted.

On March 4, former Russian military intelligence officer Sergei Skripal, 66, who had been earlier sentenced in Russia for spying for the UK, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were found unconscious on a bench near the Maltings shopping center in Salisbury, UK, as police said they had been exposed to a nerve agent.

Later, London claimed that the toxin of Novichok-class had been allegedly developed in Russia. With that, the UK rushed to accuse Russia of being involved, while failing to produce any evidence. Moscow refuted the accusations that it had participated in the incident and points out that neither the Soviet Union nor Russia have ever done research into that toxic chemical.

By now, both of them have recovered from coma. According to the Salisbury hospital, Sergei Skripal continues to receive in-patient treatment. He is getting better, while his daughter was discharged from hospital and is undergoing rehabilitation at a place kept secret.

Report: Western Countries Have Known Novichok Formula for Decades
TEHRAN (FNA)- A sample of Novichok, the nerve agent allegedly used to poison the Skripals, was obtained by German intelligence back in the 1990s.

A Russian scientist provided German intelligence with information on the development of Novichok for some time following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the German NDR and WDR broadcasters, as well as Die Zeit and Suedeutsche Zeitung dailies, reported, citing unnamed sources within the BND.

At some point, the man offered to bring the Germans a sample of the chemical agent in exchange for asylum for him and his family.

Western countries, including the US and the UK, have long been aware of the chemical makeup of the nerve agent known as Novichok, a group of German media outlets reported following a joint investigation. The inquiry, based on anonymous sources, gives new insights into the issue of the nerve agent said to have been used in the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, UK, in March.

Western governments were able to lay their hands on the formula of what is described as “one of the deadliest chemical weapons ever developed” after the German foreign intelligence service, the BND, obtained a sample of the nerve agent from a Russian defector in the early 1990s.

A sample was eventually smuggled by the wife of the scientist and sent by the Germans to a Swedish chemical lab, according to the reports.

Following the sample analysis, the Swedish experts established the formula of the substance, which they then handed over to Germany.

By the order of the then German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, the BND then shared the formula with Berlin’s “closest allies,” including the intelligence services of the US and the UK. Later, the UK, the US and Germany reportedly created a special “working group” tasked with studying the substance, which also included representatives from France, Canada and the Netherlands.

“Some NATO countries were secretly producing the chemical agent in small quantities,” the four media outlets reported, adding that it was allegedly done to develop the necessary countermeasures. However, it remains unclear which particular states were involved in the Novichok production.

The sample of the nerve agent was particularly thoroughly studied by British specialists in the Porton Down laboratory. That is why they allegedly were so quick to determine the formula of the substance used to poison the former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia back in March, the report said.

At the same time, the German media admitted that “Novichok has long been not a secret anymore,” calling the claim of the British authorities concerning the origin of the substance used to poison the Skripals “precarious”.

The British government accuses Russia of poisoning the Skripals in Salisbury using the nerve agent A230, which has since become known as Novichok. Part of the argument put forward by Prime Minister Theresa May for Moscow’s complicity is that Russia is the only country able to produce it. That narrative has remained largely unquestioned within the Western mainstream media.

However, Czech President Milos Zeman has recently admitted that his country did synthesize and test a nerve agent of the so-called Novichok family. Earlier, Russian officials named the Czech Republic – along with Slovakia, Sweden, the US and the UK itself – among the countries which have enough technical capabilities to produce the nerve agent.

The international chemical weapons watchdog, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), has repeatedly claimed it cannot identify the source of the agent that was allegedly used to poison the Skripals.
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US President Says Some Illegal Immigrants Are ‘Animals’

US President Says Some Illegal Immigrants Are ‘Animals’
TEHRAN (FNA)- US President Donald Trump announced that some of the undocumented immigrants who have crossed the border into America are “animals” and need to be deported.

“We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in − we’re stopping a lot of them,” Trump told a round-table discussion about California’s sanctuary laws on Wednesday, presstv reported.

“You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people, these are animals, and we’re taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that’s never happened before,” he added.

Trump made the remarks when asked about his administration’s plans to keep out undesirable immigrants, including members of international criminal gangs like MS-13.

The Republican President, who has shown little tolerance for illegal immigration since taking office in January last year, used the meeting with state and local officials to criticize America’s immigration laws, calling them “the dumbest laws on immigration in the world”.

The Trump administration is taking legal action to invalidate sanctuary laws, which limit communication between local law enforcement and federal immigration officers.

Officials partaking in the meeting complained to the President that state laws were making it more difficult for their communities to find and deport criminals.

Trump blamed Republicans for passing “bad laws”. He also took a jab at Mexico, which is bordered to the north by the United States, for “doing nothing” to stop illegal immigration.

Trump’s remarks and his criticism of California prompted a fiery response from the state’s Democratic governor, Jerry Brown.

“Trump is lying on immigration, lying about crime and lying about the laws of California,” Brown said in a statement, adding that “Flying in a dozen Republican politicians to flatter him and praise his reckless policies changes nothing. We, the citizens of the fifth-largest economy in the world, are not impressed.”

Trump has promised to build a wall on the border with Mexico to stop migrant flow into the US.

He has also warned so-called “sanctuary cities” to either do away with lax immigration laws or have their federal funding cut.

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Japan Ready to Retaliate against US Import Tariffs

TEHRAN (FNA)- Tokyo is taking final steps to inform the World Trade Organization later this week that it is ready to retaliate against US import tariffs, according to a Japanese broadcaster.

The Japanese government considered $409 million in duties to offset tariffs imposed on it last March by the US President Donald Trump administration, sources told the NHK channel.

The list of goods was not publicized.

The US President has imposed a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminium, citing national security concerns. Japan failed to secure a waiver from these duties, but NHK sources added that it would continue talks.

Earlier, Japan and China reached several milestone agreements in financial cooperation during a visit of the Japanese PM to China. The two countries have agreed to resume talks on implementing a foreign currency swap agreement and announced a set of measures ensuring the strengthening of mutual trade and financial ties.
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OPCW says chlorine 'likely' used in Syria based on open-source info & samples provided by jihadists

OPCW says chlorine 'likely' used in Syria based on open-source info & samples provided by jihadists
The OPCW report claiming that chlorine was "likely used" in Saraqeb, Syria in February is "seriously misleading" because its narrative is based on evidence provided by jihadists, the former UK ambassador told RT.

A fact-finding mission (FFM) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on Wednesday published a report which "determined that chlorine, released from cylinders through mechanical impact, was likely used as a chemical weapon on 4 February 2018 in the Al Talil neighborhood of Saraqib" in the Idlib province of Syria. Eleven people were treated after the attack for mild and moderate symptoms of toxic chemical exposure, the OPCW said in a report on its findings.

The FFM based their conclusions on a number of factors, namely the presence of two empty cylinders, which allegedly earlier contained chlorine as well as patients who were admitted to medical facilities after the reported incident. The report also states that the FFM never made it to the site of the alleged attack and relied solely on 'evidence' provided by three NGOs, two of which are based overseas. Despite the compelling narrative of the OPCW, the former British ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, characterized the report as "seriously misleading" and "deeply disturbing."

"The mission was supposed to be fact finding, but when you actually read the 34 pages of the report, you discover that there are no facts in it at all – not one fact which is supported by independent observers," Ford told RT.

"You hear ridiculous claims such as, 'we heard barrel bombs being dropped from helicopters.' Well, I'm sorry that is a physical impossibility. And the report is full of idiotic statements like this that even a child could discard."

In fact, the entire OPCW account is based on witness testimonies and material evidence provided by selected NGOs as well as medical records offered by the same questionable sources, including Belgium-based Same Justice/Chemical Violations Documentation Center of Syria (CVDCS), the notorious Syrian Civil Defence (SCD) – better known as White Helmets – and the US-based Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS).

Ford noted that the White Helmets are a "well-known jihadi auxiliary who have assisted in beheadings and who are notorious for making propaganda," and that SAMS shares "a similar reputation."

Other relevant information for the international chemical watchdog was gathered from "open-source media" because "various constraints," mainly related to security, prevented "immediate access to sites by the FFM."

"Believe it or not the inspectors did not go to the… alleged scene of the crime. Why? Because it is in the hands of jihadists. That is why they did not go," Ford said. "These people are totally affiliated with the jihadists, yet the inspectors accepted at face value their samples which could have come from absolutely anywhere."

While the OPCW did not assign responsibility for the attack, the White Helmets and SAMS have previously pointed the finger at Damascus.

Nevertheless, the inconclusive OPCW findings in the Saraqeb incident will likely be used to further back the narrative of the US and its allies, who repeatedly used claims by the White Helmets, SAMS, and other questionable sources to unequivocally pin the blame on President Bashar Assad. Chemical 'incidents' were also used as a pretext to strike government facilities in Syria in April 2017, and again as recently as last month.

"There are signs in the report of partiality," Ford told RT. "I'm sure that attempts will be made to exploit this very inadequate report."
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US demanded N. Korea ship ‘some’ nukes & missiles abroad within 6 months

US demanded N. Korea ship ‘some’ nukes & missiles abroad within 6 months – Asahi
The US has demanded North Korea ship some of its nuclear warheads and intercontinental ballistic missiles out of the country within half a year, according to Japan’s Asahi Shimbun newspaper, citing sources familiar with the talks.

Over the course of behind-the-scenes negotiations between the US and North Korea, the American side has told Pyongyang it expects it to get rid of some of its nuclear arsenal within six months, according to a report that emerged on Thursday.

The demand was apparently voiced by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on May 9. In exchange, Washington might remove Pyongyang from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, Asahi Shimbun reported. North Korea was put back on the list last year, allowing the US government to target it with additional sanctions.

The news comes just one day after North Korea abruptly called off a high-level intra-Korean meeting in protest over US military wargames with South Korea in the region. Pyongyang also warned that it may do the same with the highly-anticipated summit between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, scheduled for June 12 in Singapore.

Pyongyang made it clear that Washington’s negotiating tactics are unacceptable, and it is not interested in talks that only envisage unilateral denuclearization without guarantees North Korea won’t be left totally defenseless in case of aggression.

It became a major setback in the reconciliation process on the Korean Peninsula, the basis for which was laid during a landmark meeting between the leaders of the two Koreas, the North’s Kim Jong-un and the South’s Moon Jae-in.

The peace talks between Moon and Kim were praised by world leaders, including Trump, but did not deter Washington from carrying on with military exercises with its allies in the region. The two-week Max Thunder 18 air drills kicked off on Friday, with over 100 aircraft taking part. North Korea considers the drills a provocation and a show of aggression.
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マラソン女性 低ナトリウム血症で昏睡状態に

2018/5/15 17:42 Techinsight
炎天下に晒されていると当然喉が渇くが、過剰な水分摂取をすると逆に命の危険を招くこともある。先月の英ロンドン・マラソンに参加した女性がペットボトルの水を飲みすぎてしまったことが原因で、低ナトリウム血症になり昏睡状態に陥ってしまったという。『Metro』『The Sun』などが伝えている。










posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:11| Comment(1) | 福島原発事故


2018/4/22、読者から寄せられた情報 引用開始









※ コロコロ@makixxx23氏の2018/4/26のツイート

※ 朝日2018年5月16日18時49分
原子力機構研究所の地下坑道で火災 けが人なし 岐阜


岐阜県東濃地区には東濃ウラン鉱山、瑞浪超深地層研究所、核融合研究所など 放射性物質に関わる様々な施設がある
2016年09月16日 おいおい 名古屋大丈夫か!

2016年09月15日 岐阜県 愛知県は何かある

2016年06月29日 中京地域もすごいようですね 健康被害

2016年06月17日 名古屋で膀胱がんや腕などにあざのようなものが見える人が増えている

2016年02月17日 記事を読み 西日本にも放射性物質の降下の事実はあったと私は確信した

2015年10月26日 中京地域は何かある

※ 8月14日? AKIRA 2024 ‏@akira_pt4ever 氏の2015/8/6のツイート

2015年08月06日 放射性物質の流れを自ら知る努力が欠かせない

2015年07月10日 2015/7/10に寄せられたコメントに動揺 ウランが降ったのか?

2015年07月02日 名古屋の双子ライオンの甲状腺はなぜ腫れたのか

2015年06月24日 愛知県西部の異常に高い空間線量率はラドンだろう

2015年06月21日 2015/6/20、愛知県内で異常な空間線量率が検出されています

2015年06月07日 愛知県、中京地域ご注意ください 2015/6/4 線量率上昇が見られます

2015年05月29日 運転士が意識もうろう 車掌が手足のしびれ
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 13:30| Comment(8) | 福島原発事故


管理人は1か月ほど前に喉の左側にかすかな違和感があり、とうとう甲状腺に来たかな? と少し凹んでいました。













2012年12月28日 今日の放射能備忘録 17 から再掲

※ 「ヨードグリセリン液」、いわゆるルゴール液がヨウ素剤の代用になるとの情報あり。100mgの水にルゴール液2,3滴垂らして服用。ルゴール液は、風邪を引いて耳鼻科へ行くと脱脂綿に滲み込ませたのをピンセットで患部に塗ってくれる褐色のアレのことだと。それなら大量に飲まない限り副作用はないだろう。薬局で400円から500円程度だとのこと。









"Normally one might also take K-I (Potassium Iodine) tablets as a precautionary measure. Substitutes include alternative sources of iodine including isojin or consuming seaweed (nori). "
・・・原発事故が起きてから海苔を一束食べる? 消化される前にプルームが来てしまう。

※ ☮☯クィーンペンギン☯☮‏ @Queeenpenguin氏の2017/12/21のツイート
同じ吉本のおしどりマコ・ケンさんがDAYS JAPANに30倍希釈のイソジン『ウスジン(ケンさん命名)』が有効だと取材してくれてます。宜しければ情報共有を星2

2018年04月05日 今日の放射能備忘録 170

※ NMF2011 @NMFUKUSHIMA2011氏の2018/5/16のツイート
福島県いわき市 http://www8.cao.go.jp/genshiryoku_bousai/fu_koukai/pdf_2/039_040.pdf … P3より一部引用:配布後、国の機関から、恐らく総務省だったと思うが、勝手に配ったことに対してお叱りの電話を受けた。
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Fist-size gunshot wounds, pulverized bones, inadmissible use of force by Israel in Gaza – HRW to RT

Fist-size gunshot wounds, pulverized bones, inadmissible use of force by Israel in Gaza – HRW to RT
After the protests in Gaza, we've seen injuries that you see in conflict situations, not what you would expect in policing and law enforcement situations, Omar Shakir, Israel & Palestine Director at Human Rights Watch, told RT.

The UN Security Council gathered Tuesday for an emergency meeting following the killing and injuring of Palestinians in Gaza by Israeli soldiers during protests on Monday. At least 60 people lost their lives in what's become the deadliest day in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since 2014. More than 2,700 people were injured, many with live ammunition.

The violence came as the US controversially opened its new embassy in nearby Jerusalem. However, Washington's envoy to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said that there is no link between US Embassy move and deaths of Palestinians.

RT: Have you been surprised by the extreme force used by the Israeli military against the largely peaceful protests in Gaza?

Omar Shakir: Unfortunately, no. Israeli officials said quite clear that their live fire regulations permit them to open fire on demonstrators irrespective of whether or not they pose an imminent threat, which is a threshold required under international law. The scale of the killings reflects the fact that more protesters took to the streets. But the reality is for weeks now Israeli officials have green-lighted opening fire on largely unarmed demonstrators.

RT: The IDF said that they were using all possible restraint to keep the casualty numbers down. What do you make of the comment?

OS: Clearly not. Israeli officials have used live ammunition from the first moments of the protests beginning on March 30, continuing for successive Fridays and for this week. They have effectively turned a no-go zone into a free fire zone. And they fired into protesters inside of Gaza, who have not by the evidence of Human Rights Watch (HRW), accumulated, not posed the kind of threat that would justify the use of force. Remember, Israel has kept Gaza under closure for a decade, caged into a 50 by 11 kilometer strip, under occupation for a half century. And quite simply their use of force does not meet international standards.

RT: Could you comment on the severity of the injuries that have been seen?

OS: We've seen injuries reflect the kind that you see in conflict situations, not that you would expect in policing and law enforcement situation. You see small entry wounds, fist size exit wounds, according to doctors that treat patients. You see bones pulverized to the edge. And the kind of injures that reflect a grotesque use of force that should not be used in a policing situation.

RT: Is there a medical capability on the Palestinian side of the border to deal with this number of casualties?

OS: Unfortunately, hospitals in Gaza have been under incredible strain as a result of Israel's decade-long closure, electricity cuts, limited supplies of medicine, inability of doctors to attend training, limited capacity. So, the reality is that hospitals have been overwhelmed having to take patients that have anything but life threatening situations outside of hospital care. Quite simply, they have been overwhelmed and the closure certainly doesn't help.

RT: There have been reports of the IDF using devastating 'butterfly bullets' and high-velocity munitions. Why would it have been doing that?

OS: We are still investigating. What we can say is we've seen a caliber of weapons typically used in conflict situations, bullets that inflict significant damage on human body and should in no circumstances be used on demonstrators in a law enforcement situation.

RT: Israel claims it is just defending its borders. What would be, in your view, an acceptable way of doing that?

OS: The Israeli authorities should respect the right to demonstrate. Every population has a right to demonstrate. It is a different scenario and of course Israel has the right to protect unauthorized crossing of borders. But the way you respond to that is to follow the UN guiding principles and use non-lethal means and arrests. But we are talking about firing into Gaza, not actual individuals crossing the Strip. They have created the argument that obscures the reality of forces safely tucked away inside of Israel, picking off, one by one, protesters who do not pose an imminent threat inside of Gaza.

In Gaza, dozens of people lost their lives, thousands have been injured. This is far beyond the capacity of the health system, which was weakened in the past by the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Doctors were struggling [on Monday] to cope with the influx of patients… Al-Shifa hospital only was dealing with 400 injured people; at the same time, the doctors were overworked over the past weeks. Monday deepened the crisis in hospitals. Hospitals have been working with limited resources, doctors have been working around the clock to cope with the influx of the wounded. - Suhair Zakkout, spokesperson of ICRC Gaza (International Committee of the Red Cross)

Marie-Elisabeth Ingres, MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières) representative in Palestine, described Israel shooting with live ammunition at Palestinian demonstrators as "shocking." She told RT that what happened on Monday was unmanageable by the medical staff of the minister of health because of the number of wounded people.

"We did what was possible to do but there was more than 1,300 gunshot injures for Gaza. And MSF was presenting free hospitals in Gaza in support for the Minister of Health. For example, in Al-Aqsa hospital in less than 4 hours there was more than 300 injured people," she said.

Ingres added that the situation, which reached its climax on Monday, has been going on for many weeks.

"Monday was the most impressive for the media and for the international community. Unfortunately, we are speaking about more than 3,000 injured people. And the health system for many years we are already on the verge of collapse. There is only four hours of electricity in Gaza, people are not paid, or partially paid. There is a shortage of drugs and disposables. The medical staff is struggling for many months to give a quality of care for the patients," she said.

"As humanitarian actors, we do what we can, we try to send medical doctors, surgeons, nurses, but of course it is not enough. It is not the humanitarian actors who will solve the situation. We need a political solution to what happens in Gaza," Ingres told RT.
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** EUは米国に抱いていた幻想を捨てた **

'With friends like that who needs enemies’: Tusk lashes out at Trump

European Council President Donald Tusk derided US President Donald Trump over his administration’s “capricious assertiveness” and called on the EU to unite on the Iran nuclear agreement and tariffs.

Speaking at a Western Balkans summit in Sofia, Bulgaria on Wednesday, Tusk didn’t hold back in his assessment of the US, saying EU members should unite to face “a new phenomenon - the capricious assertiveness of the American administration.”

Tusk pointed to some of Trump’s latest decisions before concluding, “someone could even think with friends like that, who needs enemies.” He also suggested the EU owes Trump a debt of gratitude for helping Europe to drop “all illusions”.

Tusk’s comments come amid increasingly souring relations between the EU and US, over trade disagreements, the Iran nuclear deal, and the US Embassy’s relocation to Jerusalem.

The US has found itself at odds with much of Europe following its decision to pull out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal signed between Iran and the EU, Russia, China, and the US. Despite Trump slamming it as a “terrible deal” before and after taking office, his European counterparts lobbied him not to leave the agreement.

With Trump’s cabinet being increasingly populated by the likes of National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who have long pushed for regime change in Iran, the US position is becoming more at odds with those of Europe, Russia, and China.

The US decision to move its embassy in Israel to the disputed city of Jerusalem and its response to the killing of 60 Palestinians at protests in Gaza on Monday has further alienated the US from its European allies, who have spoken out on Israel’s actions. Tusk highlighted the “dramatic events in Gaza” in a letter sent to the European Council before the summit on Tuesday.

The EU reiterated its “clear, consolidated” position on Israel-Palestine on Monday, which calls for a two-state solution based on the 1967 borders with “Jerusalem as capital of both [states].”

The EU is also unimpressed by Trump’s decision to place tariffs on European steel and aluminium as part of his ‘America first’ agenda. Tusk said he wanted Europe to “stick to our guns” and described Trump’s justification of tariffs on the basis of national security as “absurd.”

“The EU and US are friends and partners, therefore US tariffs cannot be justified on the basis of national security,” Tusk said. “We need to bring back reality in this discussion, which is not the case today.”

Tusk added that Europe must protect the “transatlantic bond,” but be prepared to act on its own, with “more political unity and determination.”

Evidence of the EU acting independently is already in play, as the EU and Iran agreed on a 9-point economic plan to protect the nuclear agreement on Wednesday. The aim is to counter Trump’s reimposition of sanctions on Iran.
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