国際・政治: ずくなしの冷や水

2017年09月23日

フランスの農民がグリホサートの使用禁止に反対行動

RT2017/9/22
French farmers block Champs-Elysees protesting for carcinogenic weedkiller
Farmers in France are protesting against the country’s agricultural policy. They stopped morning traffic in Paris, holding banners such as "Macron is killing farmers."

They're angry about a proposal from the Macron government to ban the controversial pesticide glyphosate, which is considered carcinogenic. The pesticide is used in Monsanto’s RoundUp weed killer.

French Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot talked to the protesters. The pesticide ban would be implemented “in a progressive manner − and methodically, not overnight," he said.

According to AP, dozens of armed police were summoned to contain the protest.

Images showed around 250 farmers, lying down on bails of hay as they blocked traffic on Friday.

"Mr. Macron wants to be the world's Mr. Clean, but he is the gravedigger of agriculture," said Frédéric Arnoult, president of Young Farmers union, as quoted by The French edition of The Local.

後にモンサントがいるんでしょうね。
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米国大手金融機関の相場操縦は日常茶飯事 彼らは痛い目にあうか

RT2017/9/22
Jamie Dimon accused of market manipulation over 'false, misleading' bitcoin comments
The CEO of JPMorgan Chase Jamie Dimon has been accused of market abuse for "spreading false and misleading information" about bitcoin. Algorithmic liquidity provider Blockswater has filed a complaint with the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority.
"Jamie Dimon's public assertions did not only affect the reputation of bitcoin, they harmed the interests of some of his own clients and many young businesses that are working hard to create a better financial system,” said Florian Schweitzer, managing partner at Blockswater.

Blockswater said that JPMorgan traded bitcoin derivatives for its clients on the Stockholm-based Nasdaq Nordic exchange before and after Dimon's statements about it being a “fraud, which is good only for murderers and drug dealers."

“That’s a clear case of double standards, and it smells like market manipulation,” Schweitzer said.

“Nasdaq Nordic, where exchange-traded notes on bitcoin are listed, defines the term 'market manipulation' in accordance with the EU’s definition as "dissemination of information through the media, including the internet, or by any other means that gives, or is likely to give, false or misleading signals as to Listed Products, including the dissemination of rumors and false or misleading news, where the person who made the dissemination knew, or ought to have known, that the information was false or misleading,” the company noted.

On Friday, Dimon took another swipe at bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies by saying "It's creating something out of nothing that to me is worth nothing and it will end badly."

He also warned that governments will crack down on cryptocurrencies and force it into becoming a black market.

"Comments like Jamie's show a failure to grasp the significance of the blockchain and the power of brand in a fundamental sea of change," Scott Nelson, CEO and chairman of blockchain firm Sweetbridge told CNBC.
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2017年09月22日

イラクの米国離れが進むか ロシアがテロとの戦いで支援の用意と

Russia ready to support Iraq in war against ISIS: diplomat

Moscow is ready to continue providing assistance to the Iraqi authorities in their fight against the Islamic State terror group (outlawed in Russia), Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said.

“We are confident that the ISIL [the former name of the IS – TASS] terrorists’ crimes should not remain unpunished, no matter where they are committed,” Gatilov said at a meeting of the UN Security Council, during which a resolution on investigating into the Islamic State’s crimes in Iraq was passed.

“We welcome the success that the Iraqi armed forces have achieved in the fight against the ISIL, as well as steps to restore the country’s sovereignty,” the senior Russian diplomat pointed out. “We are ready to continue providing political and practical support to the Iraqi leadership,” he added.

The new UN Security Council’s resolution stipulates that UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres should establish an investigative team to help Iraq’s authorities investigate into the crimes committed by IS militants and bring them to justice.

Experts are expected to collect and preserve evidence concerning war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity. The group that will comprise Iraqi lawyers and criminalists, as well as international experts, is expected to be active for two years. A special adviser to the UN secretary general will lead the group’s work.


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男の子なら関心を示すかもしれません



Exclusive footage from the battle for Saqr Island in Deir Ezzor:
https://t.co/9NnoPxiNkO


シリア政府軍がユーフラテス川を渡るところです。




Tanks & howitzers: Turkish Army stages massive drills on Iraqi border (VIDEO, PHOTOS) -
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米軍にそそのかされてシリア軍を攻撃したクルドがロシア軍の脅しで青くなった

2017年09月21日
ロシアが米国にSDFがシリア軍攻撃を止めなければ応戦すると警告

米軍とクルドのSDFがいる場所から2回にわたってシリア軍に迫撃砲などで攻撃が仕掛けられました。ロシア軍はシリア軍の中に自国のアドバイザーがいるから攻撃を止めなければ応戦すると米軍に通告。

ロシア軍は別のルートでSDFとも連絡を保っているはずです。ロシア軍がSDFに警告するのではなく、米軍に対して行ったのは、米軍が操っていることをインテリジェンスが把握しているからです。SDFがロシア軍のフメイマム基地を訪問したこともあります。

SDFがISISと癒着していると指摘されていますからエルドガンにはテロリスト撲滅の口実を与えます。それにロシア軍のサポートを受けた精鋭シリア軍団タイガーフォースの強さをSDFの戦士は誰よりも良く知っています。

Konashenkov said Moscow suspected the SDF of colluding with the terrorist group Islamic State in Deir ez-Zor rather than fighting it

しかもごく最近では、イドリブの衝突非拡大区域で米軍にそそのかされたテロリストがロシア軍兵士などが駐在するポストを襲い、応援に駆けつけたシリア軍とロシア軍機が徹底的に彼らを掃討、850人の死者を出しています。

米軍とテロリスト、SDFの安易な反撃に乗じてロシア軍はSDFと米軍の間に楔を打ち込みました。

クルドは、すでに多数の戦死者を出しています。内部で批判が高まらないはずがありません。作戦遂行責任者の辞任に結び付いてもおかしくないほどの間違いです。

クルドのメディアAMNは、米軍がやったという感じで伝えていますが、さすがにロシア軍の脅しは伝えました。クルドの人達はこれを見ています。

米軍がミステイクだとか、そんな事実は知らないなどと言い逃れせず、もう攻撃しないと答えざるを得なかったのは、クルドの圧力によるところが大きかったでしょう。ロシア軍の情報能力と交渉能力が冴えました。


Direct Confrontation Growing More Likely between Syrian Troops, US-Backed SDF in Deir Ezzur
TEHRAN (FNA)- Local sources reported on Friday that the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have moved towards the Northern countryside of Deir Ezzur city, intensifying the possibility of direct confrontation with the Syrian Army troops deployed in the region.

The sources said that the SDF and the US-led coalition forces have moved towards North of Deir Ezzur, intending to seize control over the energy fields in the region, including Koniko gas field, to further approach the Syrian Army positions.

The sources further said that the army units have advanced against ISIL towards Koniko gas field and al-Azbeh oilfield near the town of Khusham, adding that other units of the army men have advanced towards al-Salehiyeh region that is a gate to the Northern neighborhoods of Deir Ezzur to block the way of the SDF fighters that have advanced 7km in Northern countryside of the city via al-Ma'amel road.

They went on to say that the army's advances in the region force the SDF to set up two more flanks to advance towards the town of Mahimideh West of Deir Ezzur and towards the town of Khusham in Eastern Deir Ezzur to lay siege on the Syrian soldiers in the newly-seized regions.

If the SDF's plan is materialized, possibility of direct confrontation between the SDF and the Syrian army men will increase because their distance from each other will narrow down to less than 3km in the Northeastern countryside of Deir Ezzur city.

Moscow on Thursday warned the US that if US-backed groups in Northeast Syria again attack positions of Syrian pro-government forces backed by Russia, the Russian military would use all its force to retaliate.

The troops of the SDF, a group that receives support from the US military, twice attacked positions of the Syrian Arab Army in the Deir Ezzur province with mortar and rocket fire, according to the Russian Defense Ministry's spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov.

Meantime, the Syrian army and popular forces continued their military advances in other parts of Syria, including Deir Ezzur.

Deir Ezzur

Konashenkov said, “Russia unequivocally told the commanders of US forces in Al Udeid Airbase (Qatar) that it will not tolerate any shelling from the areas where the SDF are stationed."

He further added that the attacks put at risk Russian military advisers embedded with Syrian government troops.

“Fire from positions in regions controlled by the SDF will be suppressed by all means necessary,” he stressed.

Konashenkov said Moscow suspected the SDF of colluding with the terrorist group ISIL in Deir Ezzur rather than fighting it, as it claims to be. He said Russia had detected the transfer of SDF militants from the ISIL stronghold of Raqqa, to join forces with the terrorists.

“SDF militants work to the same objectives as ISIL terrorists. Russian drones and intelligence have not recorded any confrontations between ISIL and the ‘third force,’ the SDF,” the Russian general said.

The statement said that the siege of Raqqa by the SDF was halted, apparently in response to the latest advances by Syrian government forces in Deir Ezzur, which was located to the East from Raqqa along the Euphrates River.

“The Central parts of the former ISIL capital, which account for roughly 25 percent of the city, remain under full control of the terrorists,” Konashenkov remarked.

According to the statement, the Syrian government troops “continued their offensive operation” to destroy the last “ISIL bridgehead” near the city of Deir Ezzur, the provincial capital. Troops led by Syrian Army General Suheil al-Hassan liberated around 16 sq/km of territory and two settlements on the Western bank of the Euphrates River.

“More than 85 percent of Deir Ezzur territory is under the full control of Syrian troops. Over the next week the city will be liberated completely,” Konashenkov said.

The city of Deir Ezzur in Eastern Syria was besieged by ISIL in 2014. Syrian government forces lifted the blockade of the city in early September.

However, the liberation of Deir Ezzur also triggered a confrontation between Syrian government forces and the US-backed SDF militants, the point of contention being control of Deir Ezzur's oil fields.

Following Damascus’s strategic victory, food, medicine and other essentials started to reach the city by convoy, where previously the inhabitants had to rely on air-drops.




RT2017/9/21
US-led coalition vows to avoid incidents with Russian military in Syria
The US-led coalition will continue to maintain contact with the Russian military in Syria to prevent any conflicts between the two sides in the course of the fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), a coalition official said.

The US-led coalition will continue to keep in contact with Russia to prevent conflicts in Syria, Colonel Ryan Dillon, a spokesman of the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), said during a briefing.

He went on to say that representatives of the Russian forces in Syria and those of the US-led coalition met in person “in the last couple of days” to coordinate and enhance conflict prevention measures of both sides in the region.

In the meeting, the two sides stressed the necessity of exchanging graphic data and information on the areas where they conduct operations to avoid accidental strikes and other potential incidents that could “distract” them from defeating Islamic State.

The colonel said that the CJTF-OIR and the Russian forces group in Syria have several de-confliction telephone lines: the one that allows them to discuss the conflict prevention measures in the air, another one that deals with the ground operations and also a direct line between the CJTF-OIR commander and the commander of the Russian forces in Syria.

Dillon also said he believes it was the first time the US and Russian commanders overseeing ground operations in Syria met in person.

At the same time, he said that there is no direct communication between the US forces and the Russian-supported forces on the ground, particularly in the Euphrates valley to the east of Deir ez-Zor, and all the de-confliction efforts are conducted via the telephone lines.

Dillon also refused to answer a question regarding whether the US security services could be behind the recent attack of Al-Nusra terrorists on Syrian Army positions. The colonel said he had “no information” on that matter and “would not entertain that question.”

Earlier on Thursday, the Russian Defense Ministry warned the US that it would strike the US-backed militants, if the militia attacks on the pro-government forces did not stop. The troops of the Syrian Democratic Force (SDF), a predominantly Kurdish militia backed by the US military, recently attacked positions of the Syrian Arab Army in the Deir ez-Zor governorate on two occasions, according to the ministry.

On Wednesday, several extremist groups led by Al Nusra militants attacked Syrian positions in a designated de-escalation zone in the western Idlib governorate and threatened a Russian Military Police unit, stationed in the area to monitor the ceasefire.
The Russian Defense Ministry then claimed that the militants’ offensive had been instigated by US special forces.
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6th mass extinction event could happen by 2100 – study

RT2017/9/21
Over the past 540 million years Earth has suffered five mass extinction events, the worst of which wiped out more than 9 per cent of marine life on the planet. A new study has suggested that the next such catastrophe might not be too far away.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) geophysicist and mathematician, Daniel Rothman has been busy studying previous mass extinctions. He reckons the next one might be a mere 83 years away.

The previous five catastrophic events each unfolded over millions of years and involved the natural cycle of carbon through the oceans and atmosphere being disturbed, resulting, in some cases, the death of almost all life on Earth.

The award-winning mathematician identified two “thresholds of catastrophe” that, if exceeded, would upset the natural order of the cycle, leading to an unstable environment and eventually a mass extinction.

The first relates to changes in the carbon cycle over a period of thousands or millions of years. A mass extinction will occur if the rate of change in the cycle occurs faster than global ecosystems can adapt.

The second pertains to the size or magnitude of the carbon flux over a shorter period, as has been the case over the last century.

Therein lies a problem, however, as Rothman says: “How can you really compare these great events in the geologic past, which occur over such vast timescales, to what's going on today, which is centuries at the longest?”

“So I sat down one summer day and tried to think about how one might go about this systematically.”

He set about searching through hundreds of geochemistry papers trying to find an answer, classifying the events as either long or short in duration. Throughout his studies, Rothman identified 31 instances over the past 542 million years in which a major change occurred in the carbon cycle.

Following this, he devised a mathematical formula to determine the total mass of carbon added to the oceans during each event, after which “it became evident that there was a characteristic rate of change that the system basically didn't like to go past.”

Rothman estimates this to be 310 gigatons. He thinks that given the rise of carbon dioxide over the last century, a sixth mass extinction could be on the way as estimates suggest that humans will add roughly 310 gigatons to the cycle by 2100.

“This is not saying that disaster occurs the next day,” Rothman said. “It’s saying that, if left unchecked, the carbon cycle would move into a realm which would be no longer stable, and would behave in a way that would be difficult to predict. In the geologic past, this type of behavior is associated with mass extinction.”

Rothman's paper was published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances.
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2017年09月21日

ロシアが米国にSDFがシリア軍攻撃を止めなければ応戦すると警告

ロシアが米国にSDFがシリア軍攻撃を止めなければ応戦・報復すると警告しました。

2017年09月18日 デリゾールの戦いに次のように書きました。

表向き米軍の支援を受けているのはSDFで米軍のISIS支援は表向きはないことになっています。ですから、米軍はSDFを動かしたり、ISISを動かしたり、駒を自在に操れます。
SDFがシリア軍のユーフラテス川北側への進軍に抵抗していますが、シリア政府はクルドの支配を認めないでしょう。ロシア軍もこれに合わせることになるでしょうから、クルドとシリア政府軍の衝突はありえると見ざるを得ません。

今回、SDFがISISと癒着している疑いがあるとされたことは、エルドガンのSDFはテロリストであるとの主張を強めるものです。トルコがシリア国内でテロリストと戦うためにさらに軍隊を派遣するとの口実になりかねません。

クルドは、シリア軍と一緒に戦ったり、制圧地域をシリア軍に引き渡したり、いろいろな動きを示してきましたが、米軍にやらされたのであろう今回のシリア政府軍攻撃は決定的な失敗になる恐れがあります。

もともとユーフラテス川の東にシリア軍を進軍させないというクルドの作戦は無理があります。ユーフラテス川の東もシリアの主権の下にあり、ここにテロリストを温存させることはシリア政府のこれまでの努力が水の泡になりかねません。

シリア軍の活動を妨害するものは、シリア軍は排除できます。クルドの作戦は無謀、シリア国内の混乱に乗じて独自の領土を確保しようとするのは、国際的にも支持が得られません。

クルドがこのまま米軍の言いなりになってシリア政府軍と戦闘を始めるのか、路線を修正するのか、米軍との関係をどうするのか、転換点になります。

後から二つ目のAMNの記事はクルドのサイドから書かれています。最後の段落に、"Despite the US’ efforts to stop the Syrian Army from crossing the Euphrates,"とあります。第三者的な書き方でクルドの中でも明確な戦略が定まっていないようにも感じられます。

その後にもう一つ記事が出ました。
"the Russian Ministry of Defense’s to issue a stern warning to Washington."とあります。米国の言いなりだということの表れでしょうが、クルドの市民、兵士はこちらのほうにより関心を持ち、危機感を感じるでしょう。


RT2017/9/21
Russia warns US it will strike back if militia attacks in Syria don’t end
Moscow has warned the US that if militias it supports in northeast Syria again attack positions of pro-government forces backed by Russia, the Russian military will use all its force to retaliate.

The troops of the Syrian Democratic Force (SDF), a predominantly Kurdish militia that receives support from the US military, have twice attacked positions of the Syrian Arab Army in the Deir ez-Zor governorate with mortar and rocket fire, according to the Russian Defense Ministry's spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov.

“Russia unequivocally told the commanders of US forces in Al Udeid Airbase (Qatar) that it will not tolerate any shelling from the areas where the SDF are stationed,” Konashenkov said, adding that the attacks put at risk Russian military advisers embedded with Syrian government troops.

“Fire from positions in regions [controlled by the SDF] will be suppressed by all means necessary,” he stressed.

Konashenkov said Moscow suspected the SDF of colluding with the terrorist group Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS/ISIL) in Deir ez-Zor rather than fighting it, as it claims to be. He said Russia had detected the transfer of SDF fighters from the IS stronghold of Raqqa, to join forces with the jihadists.

“SDF militants work to the same objectives as IS terrorists. Russian drones and intelligence have not recorded any confrontations between IS and the ‘third force,’ the SDF,” the Russian general said.

The statement said that the siege of Raqqa by the SDF has been halted, apparently in response to the latest advances by Syrian government forces in Deir ez-Zor, which is located to the east from Raqqa along the Euphrates River.

“The central parts of the former ISIL capital, which account for roughly 25 percent of the city, remain under full control of the terrorists,” Konashenkov remarked.

According to the statement, in the last 24 hours Syrian government troops “continued their offensive operation” to destroy the last “IS bridgehead” near the city of Deir ez-Zor, the provincial capital. Troops led by Syrian Army General Suheil al-Hassan liberated around 16 sq km of territory and two settlements on the western bank of the Euphrates River.

“More than 85 percent of Deir ez-Zor's territory is under the full control of Syrian troops. Over the next week the city will be liberated completely,” Konashenkov said.

The city of Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria was besieged by Islamic State in 2014. Syrian government forces lifted the blockade of the city in early September.

However, the liberation of Deir ez-Zor also triggered a confrontation between Syrian government forces and the US-backed SDF militants, the point of contention being control of Deir ez-Zor’s oil fields.

Following Damascus’s strategic victory, food, medicine and other essentials started to reach the city by convoy, where previously the inhabitants had to rely on air-drops.

The escalation of tension in eastern Syria is mirrored in the western Idlib governorate, where militant forces this week attacked Syrian positions in a designated de-escalation zone. The offensive threatened a unit of Russian military police, who were stationed in the area to monitor the ceasefire. Russia mounted an emergency rescue operation on Wednesday, in which three Russian special operations troops were injured. The Russian Defense Ministry claimed that the militants’ offensive had been instigated by US special services.

AMN2017/9/21
Syrian Army attacked twice by US-backed forces in Deir Ezzor: Russian MoD
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The US-backed forces in Deir Ezzor have shelled the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions at least twice this week along the western bank of the Euphrates River, the Spokesperson for the Russian Ministry of Defense, Major General Igor Konashenkov stated on Thursday.

“The Syrian governmental troops have been shelled twice from the areas on the western bank of the Euphrates controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces and the US military,” Konashenkov said.

In addition to shelling the Syrian Army’s positions, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have been accused of trying to obstruct the government’s advance across the Euphrates River by flooding the areas in the Euphrates River Valley.

Despite the US’ efforts to stop the Syrian Army from crossing the Euphrates, the latter’s forces successfully conducted an amphibious landing on the eastern bank of the river this past week.

AMN2017/9/21
Russia threatens to attack US-backed forces in Deir Ezzor
The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have shelled the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in Deir Ezzor at least two times this week; this has prompted the Russian Ministry of Defense’s to issue a stern warning to Washington.
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クルドと米軍がシリア軍を激しく攻撃 ダムの水門を開けて渡河妨害も

RT2017/9/21
US-backed forces approaching Deir ez-Zor from north ‘work to ISIS objectives’ – Russian MoD
US backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) approaching the Deir ez-Zor region from the north work to the same objective as Islamic State terrorists, the Russian Defence Ministry said.

The MoD added that Syrian troops had been shelled from areas where SDF and US forces are stationed.

Russia had detected the transfer of SDF militants from Raqqa, stronghold of the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS/ISIL), to northern areas of Deir ez-Zor, the Russian Defense Ministry's spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov, said in a statement.

“SDF militants work to the same objectives as IS terrorists. Russian drones and intelligence have not recorded any confrontations between IS and the ‘third force’, SDF,” Konashenkov said.

He added that the Syrian troops had been shelled at least twice from areas on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, where SDF militants are stationed together with US troops.



RT2017/9/19
The Syrian Army liberating the Deir ez-Zor region from terrorists is facing strong resistance and massive fire from areas where armed opposition groups and US forces are stationed, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

The Syrian Army continues to liberate the Euphrates valley to the east of Deir ez-Zor with the help of Russian air forces, the statement from the ministry reads.

“According to the reports of the Syrian Army commanders, the most vicious counterattacks and massive shelling are launched from the northern [part of the region] controlled by the ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) and the US special forces that were deployed to the area to allegedly ‘lend medical assistance’ to these militants instead of liberating Raqqa,” the Russian Defense Ministry’s spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov, said.

He added that the Syrian Army also faced difficulties as it cut across the Euphrates River, where the water level surprisingly rose within several hours. Such water-level changes could only be the result of a deliberate flush at the dams that are also currently controlled by the armed groups backed by the US-led coalition, the major general said.

“As the final defeat of Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL] in Syria draws near, it becomes increasingly more evident who really fights Islamic State and who just imitates a fight for three years,” he said. “Even if the US-led coalition is not willing to fight terrorism in Syria, it should at least not prevent those who really do that consistently and effectively [from fighting terrorist groups].”

上流のダムから170km以上ありますから、前日か前々日に水門を開けたということですね。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 16:26| Comment(1) | 国際・政治

ティラーソン 米ロの外交使節団を巡る紛争

米国に国務長官(外務大臣)はいるのかなと思わせられるほどにティラーソンの発言が伝えられていません。北朝鮮問題、ロシアとの間の公館縮小・閉鎖問題で発言が聞こえてきません。国連大使がときにヒステリックな発言をする。
トランプに振り回されてとてもやっていられないというのが本心でしょう。でも、彼は賢いです。発言しないことが身を守る上で最も有効と判断しているのでしょう。1年務められるか。

2017/9の国連総会時にラブロフとティラーソンが会談しています。会談の内容も薄いようです。ラブロフはカウンタパートを失ったも同然では? それが米国の作戦かも知れませんが。

RT2017/9/1
Diplomatic war: From Obama’s expulsion of Russian embassy staff to Trump’s closure of SF consulate
A series of diplomatic ‘tit-for-tat’ steps since Barack Obama’s expulsion of Russian staff last year has severely strained relations between Russia and US. In its latest move, citing a “spirit of parity,” Washington gave Moscow 2 days to shut down its San Francisco consulate.

Just days before the New Year celebrations, then-US President Barack Obama declared 35 Russian diplomats in the US “persona non grata” and gave them 72 hours to leave the country. The decision affected 96 people – the officials and their families, according to the Russian foreign ministry.

Obama described those expelled as "intelligence operatives," having alleged that the Russian embassy staff acted in a "manner inconsistent with their diplomatic status." Washington also closed two Russian diplomatic compounds in New York and Maryland. Those were vacation retreats, which the US claimed Moscow used for intelligence-related purposes.

The Kremlin resisted retaliatory measures suggested by its foreign ministry so as not to ruin the holidays for American diplomats. "We reserve the right to retaliate, but we will not sink to the level of this irresponsible ‘kitchen’ diplomacy. We will take further moves on restoring Russian-American relations based on the policies that the administration of President-elect Donald Trump adopts," Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the time.

To justify the expulsions, the Obama administration blamed Russia for allegedly interfering in the US presidential election which saw Republican candidate Donald Trump become president. No evidence of Moscow's interference or hacking has ever been made public by the US intelligence community.

Moscow denied accusations of Russia aiding Trump and said it’s "reminiscent of a witch hunt," with Putin noting that the US is not "a banana republic" for others to interfere with its people's choice and determine its political course.

July 25, 2017: Congress approves unilateral anti-Russia sanctions bill

Despite the new US president's apparent intentions to build better relations with Moscow, and after months of contacts through various diplomatic channels that led to reassurances, Trump signed legislation that imposed new sanctions against Russia at the beginning of August.

Passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives, the new legislation partially stripped Trump of his presidential authority to formulate a foreign policy vis-a-vis Russia, by limiting his ability to ease sanctions without the approval from Congress.

Trump signed the 'Countering American Adversaries Through Sanctions Act' but noted it was "seriously flawed" and had "clearly unconstitutional provisions" that encroach on the executive branch's authority to negotiate foreign policy.

Having discussed Washington’s sanctions policy with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the US law on sanctions against Russia “has become another link in the chain of unfriendly steps and dangerous for international stability, striking a powerful blow to the prospects for bilateral cooperation."

July 28, 2017: Moscow tells US to cut embassy staff down to size

Following the legislation’s approval by the US Congress, the Kremlin hit back, targeting the American diplomatic missions in Russia.

Moscow ordered the US State Department to limit the number of its personnel in Russia to 455, bringing it in line with the number of Russian diplomats in the US. President Putin said 755 American staff would have to leave by September 1.

Moscow also took back property used by American mission staff in the Russian capital, barring embassy workers from the retreat in the renowned Serebryany Bor park and forest area as well as storage facilities in the south of Moscow.

August 21, 2017: US cuts back visa operations in Russia
In response, the US embassy in Russia announced it was suspending all "non-immigrant visa operations" in Russia as of August 23. Visa operations would resume in September, but only at the main embassy building in Moscow. Russians would no longer be able to apply for visas at US consulates in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok.

Lavrov said the visa decision had been made to worsen Russian citizens' attitude toward their authorities, with his ministry adding the move had "an obvious political connotation."

Russians will have to wait for 85 days for an appointment at the US embassy in Moscow if they want to apply for standard tourist visas, according to the State Department.

The appointment waiting time is 53 days for other non-immigrant visas, such as business ones. Before the announcement, the time limits were reportedly much shorter, even during high season.

August 31, 2017: US orders closure of Russian consulate
Though the decision to cut back consular operations in Russia was made by the State Department and not Moscow, the Trump administration cited “the spirit of parity invoked by the Russians” to order the closure of Russia’s consulate in San Francisco, California and two diplomatic annexes in Washington, DC and New York City, on August 31.

Russia was given 2 days’ notice to implement the decision.
“The US is prepared to take further action as necessary and as warranted,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement announcing the move. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed to reporters that Trump himself made the decision.

Lavrov “expressed regret over the escalation of tensions,” noting they were not initiated by Russia. He told Tillerson that Moscow would "closely study" the new US measures and would inform Washington of its reaction in due course.


RT2017/8/18
Damage control? Tillerson pushes for diversity at State Dept amid Trump controversy
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has joined the list of top US officials who made statements about the importance of racial diversity in their agencies amid public outrage over President Donald Trump’s comments on the violence in Charlottesville.

The US State Department will be hiring more non-whites to fix the “great diversity gap” that exists at the agency, Tillerson said on Friday, addressing interns and fellows at the State Department.

“Only about 12 percent of our senior foreign service officers are non-white,” Tillerson said, while only nine percent of Foreign Service specialists are African-American.

RT2017/8/15
Tillerson calls out Turkey, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia & Iran over religious freedom
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has singled out several Muslim-majority countries for violating religious freedoms. He also called out Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorists for their “genocide” of Yazidis, Christians and Shia Muslims.

Tillerson has accused friends and foes alike of violating their citizens’ religious freedoms, particularly focusing on Muslim-majority countries in his presentation of the US State Department’s annual report on religious freedom worldwide.
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アルヌスラの攻撃撃退でロシア機が戦闘員850人を殺害

RT2017/9/20
850 jihadists killed as Russian warplanes help Syrian Army repel Idlib offensive – Moscow

Russian warplanes and Syrian forces have repelled an offensive by jihadists in a de-escalation zone in Idlib governorate in Syria. The forces killed some 850 militants and destroyed 11 tanks and other assets, Russia’s General Staff reported.

The offensive was launched by the militant group formerly called Al-Nusra Front and its allies on Tuesday morning, a statement from the General Staff said.

The jihadists attacked the positions of government forces stationed to the north and northeast of the city of Hama. The positions are part of a designated de-escalation zone, which covers Idlib governorate, the powerbase of a number of anti-government armed groups in Syria, the Russian military said.

The report accused US security services of instigating the offensive, which, the statement said, is meant to derail the successful operation of Damascus forces east of Deir ez-Zor.

The Russian General Staff said the militants tried to capture a unit of the Russian military police, which have a mandate to monitor the ceasefire in the Idlib de-escalation zone. The unit was forced to fight against a larger enemy presence for several hours, but prevailed thanks to the support of a local militia.

The Russian command in Syria ordered an operation to repel the militants’ assault, including airstrikes and a ground offensive conducted by the military police and special operations forces, General Sergey Rudskoy, spokesman for the Russian General Staff, added in the statement.

The Russian unit was successfully rescued. Three troops from the special operations forces were injured, but the Russian forces suffered no fatalities, Rudskoy said.

The General Staff said the jihadist offensive had been stopped. The militants’ estimated losses include some 850 fighters, 11 tanks, three infantry fighting vehicles, 46 armed pickup trucks, five mortars, 20 freighter trucks and 38 ammo supply points.

The statement says Syrian government forces supported by Russian warplanes launched a counteroffensive and recaptured territories previously seized by the jihadists.

スプートニク2017/9/20
Al-Nusra Front terrorists used artillery, tanks and infantry fighting vehicles during their offensive in the Idlib de-escalation zone, the Russian General Staff said on Wednesday.

"Despite agreements signed on September 15 in Astana, al-Nusra Front terrorists and allied militants, who do not want to uphold a cease-fire, launched a strong offensive on the positions of the government troops on September 19 to the north and northeast of the city of Hama in the Idlib de-escalation zone," the General Staff's statement said.

The militants' attack was "initiated by US secret services to stop the successful advance of the government troops to the east of Deir ez-Zor," it adds. The militants managed to penetrate Syrian army defenses to the depth of some 12 kilometers.

"In general, as a result of measures undertaken by the Russian command and the Syrian general staff, the terrorist offensive was stopped, and they suffered significant damage," the chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff, Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy said.

A Russian military police unit of 29 personnel was encircled as the militants sought to capture it and was repelling the attacks for several hours together with a local tribe that had signed a cease-fire agreement. A group of Russian Spetsnaz and Syrian special operations forces came to the rescue, backed by Su-25 strike fighters. The military police unit broke the siege and left the area. Three servicemen were wounded.

The Syrian Army, supported by Russian warplanes, launched a counterattack and have almost completely reclaimed their positions in the Idlib de-escalation zone. The operation to destroy terrorists will continue, the General Staff said.

"A total of 187 terrorist targets were hit by air strikes and artillery fire, about 850 terrorists, 11 tanks, 4 infantry fighting vehicles, 46 pick-up trucks, 5 mortars, and 38 weapons depots were destroyed," Rudskoy added.
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米国の保安部隊がアルヌスラのシリア軍攻撃を仕掛けている

RT2017/9/20
US security services behind Al Nusra offensive in Syria’s Idlib – Russian MoD
The Russian Defense Ministry says that, according to their data, an offensive launched by Al Nusra terrorists and their allies in Syria was orchestrated by the US security services, aiming at derailing the Syrian Army operation near Deir ez-Zor.

“According to our intelligence data, the offensive was instigated by the US security services to stop the successful advance of the government forces to the east of the [city of] Deir ez-Zor,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement, commenting on the incident.
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The jihadists attacked the positions of government forces stationed to the north and northeast of the city of Hama on Tuesday in an attempt to break through the Syrian Army defenses into a designated de-escalation zone, the ministry said.

One of the major goals of the terrorists consisted in capturing a unit of the Russian military police monitoring the situation in the de-escalation zone, the ministry said.

The terrorists, however, failed to achieve their goals and their offensive was eventually repelled by government forces supported by Russian military aircraft.

Earlier, Russian officials already suspected the US of having links to some radical groups in Syria and even of attempts to let Al Nusra terrorists off the hook. On September 11, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the situation around the Al Nusra Front terrorist group remains “highly ambiguous” as it was repeatedly spared in the operations conducted by the US-led coalition and its allies.

Lavrov then condemned this situation by denouncing the actions of “some members of the US-led coalition that seek to spare Al Nusra” as “absolutely unacceptable.”
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米国の本質を公言するトランプ それはそれで意味がある

RT2017/9/20
Czech President Milos Zeman criticized Donald Trump for lecturing “misbehaving” countries during his address to the UN, and says that the international community should be based on parity – not “masters and students.”
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 07:34| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2017年09月20日

英国は武器とセットで拷問や民族浄化を売り込む国

RT2017/9/20
UK buckles under pressure to stop training Myanmar troops amid Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing’
The government has caved in to increasing demands and will no longer train the armed forces of Myanmar (Burma), in response to the “ethnic cleansing” of the Muslim Rohingya minority group.

Prime Minister Theresa May said the Ministry of Defense (MoD) will “stop all defence engagement and training of the Burmese military” until it ends its security crackdown on the community.

Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) spokesman Andrew Smith told RT last week that Britain must stop “legitimizing human rights abusers” and halt its training of Myanmar’s soldiers.

The decision comes after UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein called the military offensive against the Rohingyas a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.”


Speaking at the United Nations in New York, May told Sky News: “We are very concerned about what’s happening to the Rohingya people in Burma. The military action against them must stop.

“We’ve seen too many vulnerable people having to flee for their lives. Aung San Suu Kyi and the Burmese government need to make it very clear that the military action should stop.

The British Government is announcing today that we are going to stop all defence engagement and training of the Burmese military by the Ministry of Defence until this issue is resolved.”

A group of 157 MPs had called on Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to scrap the training, which cost the UK around £305,000 last year, according to the Independent.

Johnson also came under fire after describing Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize holder, as “one of the most inspiring figures of our age,” despite the atrocities happening on her watch.

Myanmar’s military started its offensive after a group of Rohingya militants carried out an attack on a police post in northern Rakhine on August 25, killing 12 security personnel.

Al-Hussein, however, said the military counter-offensive is “clearly disproportionate” to the insurgent attack.

More than 300,000 Rohingyas – who are often described as the “world’s most persecuted minority” – are understood to have fled to neighboring Bangladesh in the past two weeks, amid reports of the burning of villages and extrajudicial killings.

Despite Rohingyas having lived in the predominantly-Buddhist country since the 12th century, they remain a stateless community as Myanmar’s law fails to acknowledge the minority group.
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次は英国がドローンを使ってスナイパーを殺害するところですが、たかが一人の狙撃手を殺すのに大きな爆弾を使い、回りの市民に負傷者が出ています。これが英米風です。
RT2017/9/20
UK military shows off footage of drone strike on ISIS that caused ‘civilian injuries’ (VIDEO)
Footage has emerged showing a controversial British drone stroke on a sniper in Syria last May.

The British military claimed the attack prevented a public execution, but monitors on the ground say civilians were injured.

The Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) gunman was patrolling a rooftop in the Syrian town of Abu Kamal when the Reaper drone, operated by pilots 2,000 miles away at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire, struck by firing a single Hellfire missile.

At the time of the attack, Syrian civilians were being forced at gunpoint into a nearby town square to watch two prisoners being executed. Many were caught up in the blast.

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) celebrated the strike, releasing the drone footage for the first time on Tuesday.

The drones, which are astronomically expensive, are rarely used in combat. When they are used, civilians are often hurt.

The missile was launched after a routine fly-by spotted two prisoners being unloaded from a truck.

The Royal Air Force (RAF) mission was overseen from the Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC) at Al Udeid airbase in Qatar, which revealed the footage.

“The individual who we engaged was a sniper in overwatch to shoot civilians who sought to move away from the execution, let alone to protect the planned execution itself,” Air Commodore Johnny Stringer, commander of all UK air operations in Iraq and Syria, told the Daily Mail.

“That particular example for us very much brought it home because civilians had been herded in, forced literally at gunpoint, to go and watch this going on in their hundreds.”

Such drone strikes have won high praise among military figures. There are plans to increase spending on the technology.

However, their use has drawn huge controversy.

Monitoring group AirWars said it had received reports from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the strike may have also injured up to 20 civilians.

The Observatory said “the bombing killed at least three members of the organization [IS] and injured about 20 other people mostly civilians.”

In April 2016, the MoD claimed up to 1,000 jihadists had been killed in drone strikes – and not a single civilian.

According to figures collated by AirWars, between August 2014 and early 2016, 1,172 civilians were killed.

Months later, in October, the MoD confirmed an RAF Reaper was involved in an “accidental” attack on Syrian Army vehicles in which 60 soldiers were killed.

The Reapers, which cost £155 million (US$210 million) and millions more in upkeep, have also been criticized because they are so rarely used.

One drone made 271 missions over IS territory in 2014 and 2015, but only fired once, it was claimed in 2016.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:43| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

ロシアが小麦の記録的豊作で輸出にドライブ

RT2017/9/8
Russia to boost wheat exports on expectations of record harvest
The booming Russian agriculture sector is attracting new customers, with China and Venezuela planning to increase imports of Russian wheat. The country is expecting a record grain crop this year, exceeding the numbers from 1978.
Four thousand tons of spring wheat will be delivered to China from Russia’s Novosibirsk region by October 10. It’s the first batch of wheat purchased by China's largest food processor COFCO.

"Together with our suppliers, we plan to discuss how to better meet the demand of Chinese mills. We want to know more about the production and the quality of Russian wheat in order to prepare for the expansion of imports,” said COFCO’s general manager for wheat Ma Lijun.

COFCO is among the 500 largest global companies and is ready to import up to two million tons of Russian grain, gradually increasing to five million tons.

Venezuela is also expecting to increase Russian wheat imports. President Nicolas Maduro says he plans to discuss it with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

"I will talk to President Putin - very soon I'm going to Moscow – about increasing [deliveries of wheat – Ed.] to 100,000 tons," said Maduro at a meeting of the country’s Constitutional Assembly. The current agreements is for Venezuela to import 60,000 tons per month.

Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Egypt have also expressed an interest in buying more grain from Russia, including wheat.

Last year, Russia managed became the world’s leading exporter of grain, after shipping 34 million tons out of its 119 million ton harvest.

According to the Moscow-based grain consultant ProZerno, the country is expected to harvest 130.7 million metric tons this year. It is 2.6 percent more than the previous record set in 1978 before the Soviet-Afghan War.

Agriculture has become Russia’s second biggest export after oil and gas.

The head of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Jose Graziano da Silva said Russia has made considerable progress in developing its agricultural sector and is now a major player in the world agricultural market.

ロシアの穀物生産については改めて取り上げますが、チェルノブイリ事故の頃はソ連は穀物の世界最大の輸入国でした。ソ連の作況予想が国際穀物価格を動かしました。

RT2017/9/19
Mexico, Colombia & Laos want Russian grain
The flourishing Russian agriculture sector is gaining momentum as more countries start buying the country's grain. Laos, Columbia, and Mexico, are the newest customers according to Russia's food and safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor.

“New markets are opening, like Laos and Columbia, which have never before purchased grain from us… Mexico also began buying; we have already supplied about 300,000 tons of grain,” the head of Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert told Rossiya 24 TV Channel.

He said the 2017 wheat harvest is high quality and it’s necessary to keep it up “because markets are won by good quality.”

According to Dankvert, it’s important to diversify grain production. “We need to produce the same amount of wheat, increasing, for example, the production of corn because of major importers like Iran and Turkey,” he said.

Russia has recently boosted wheat export contracts on expectations of a record grain harvest. According to the Moscow-based grain consultant ProZerno, the country is projected to harvest 130.7 million metric tons this year. It is 2.6 percent more than the previous record set in 1978 before the Soviet-Afghan War.

RT2017/9/20

Russia looks to become leading organic food exporter as Europe sees future in GMO
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海外のメディアから転載した英文記事をお読みください

最近、ますます日本のメディアと海外のメディアが伝える情報のカバレッジや早さ、詳しさに格差が出ています。

管理人は、日本のメディアは見ていません。テレビも新聞も。ただ、ツイッターでどなたかが紹介してくれたものを読むだけです。

それでも日常生活には何の差支えもありません。もちろん就学期のお子さんがおられるようなお母さんや、現役で働いているお父さんの場合は、そうはいかないとは思いますが。

転載記事は、管理人としてはそれなりに選んでおり、例えばRTの伝えた情報を一日待ってFARSNEWSが要約して簡潔にしたものを載せることもあります。

欧米の主流メディアの英語は使われる単語にしても滅多に目にしないものもあり、特に政治、社会問題に関するものは難しいです。

それに長すぎます。

その点からすると、英語を母国語としない国のメディアが流す英文情報は平易です。それから慣れていきましょう。

管理人は、最近はアルジャジーラやAMN(クルド系のサイト)もチェックしています。偏りは、RTやFARSNEWS以上に強いものがありますが、比較して読むとその偏り、バイアスも重要な情報です。

本当に危険を警告する情報は、日本語のメディアでは流れませんし、これからその傾向はさらに強くなるでしょう。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 13:52| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

メキシコシティで大きな地震 避難訓練の数時間後

2017年9月20日 3時14分ごろ  中米  7.1 ---

19:35 GMT
The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the 7.1 magnitude quake was near the town of Raboso, about 76 miles (123 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City.

The quake hit only hours after many people participated in earthquake drills around the nation to mark the anniversary of a devastating quake that killed thousands in Mexico City in 1985.

メキシコシティの南東の方向です。あまり日本人はおられないのではないでしょうか。日本企業が進出しているのはメキシコシティよりも北です。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 08:51| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

1億5千万人の子供が労働を強制され4千万人が奴隷として扱われている

RT2017/9/19
‘Shames us all’: 152mn children in forced labor, 40mn people in slavery – study
At least 40 million people across the globe live in modern slavery, while 152 million children from 5 to 17 years old are currently involved in child labor, a new report reveals.

“The fact that as a society we still have 40 million people in modern slavery, on any given day shames us all,” said Andrew Forrest AO, chairman and founder of the Walk Free Foundation which, along with the International Labour Organization (ILO), contributed to the report.

Women and girls “are disproportionately affected by modern slavery,” representing almost 29 million, or 71 percent of the overall total, the report says, adding that slavery is not “merely a historical relic.”

Women represent at least 99 percent of the victims of “forced labor in the commercial sex industry” and 84 percent of forced marriages, the report says. About 37 percent (or 5.7 million) of those who were forced to marry were children.

“Amongst the child victims, 44 percent were forced to marry before the age of 15. The youngest victim in the sample was 9 when she was forced to marry,” the document says.

Around 89 million people have experienced some form of modern slavery in the last five years, Forrest said.

At least 152 million (or 1 in 10) children around the world have been subjected to child labor, the ILO said.

“One in four victims of modern slavery in 2016 were children below the age of 18 years,” the paper said.

Less than half of all children subjected to child labor – 72.5 million – “are performing hazardous work that places their health, safety or moral development at risk.”

Child labor is widespread in countries hit by conflict and disasters, according to the ILO.

“These fragile situations often involve income shocks, a breakdown in support networks, displacement and disruptions in basic services, all of which can heighten the risk of child labor,” the organization states.

“This speaks to the deep seated discrimination and inequalities in our world today, coupled with a shocking tolerance of exploitation. This has to stop. We all have a role to play in changing this reality – business, government, civil society, every one of us,” Andrew Forrest said.
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ロシアの港湾での支払いのルーブルへの切り替えをプーチンが指示

RT2017/9/19
Putin orders to end trade in US dollars at Russian seaports
Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed the government to approve legislation making the ruble the main currency of exchange at all Russian seaports by next year, according to the Kremlin website.
To protect the interests of stevedoring companies with foreign currency obligations, the government was instructed to set a transition period before switching to ruble settlements.

According to the head of Russian antitrust watchdog FAS Igor Artemyev, many services in Russian seaports are still priced in US dollars, even though such ports are state-owned.

The proposal to switch port tariffs to rubles was first proposed by the president a year and a half ago. The idea was not embraced by large transport companies, which would like to keep revenues in dollars and other foreign currencies because of fluctuations in the ruble.

Artemyev said the decision will force foreigners to buy Russian currency, which is good for the ruble.

In 2016, his agency filed several lawsuits against the largest Russian port group NMTP. According to FAS, the group of companies set tariffs for transshipment in dollars and raised tariffs from January 2015 "without objective grounds."

The watchdog ruled that NMTP abused its dominant position in the market and imposed a 9.74 billion rubles fine, or about $165 million at the current exchange rate. The decision was overturned by a court in Moscow in July this year.


posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:29| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

米軍の演習に参加するタンクが駅の屋根にぶつかる

ポーランドで米軍のタンクを列車で輸送中に駅の屋根にぶつけ10台を損傷させたそうです。何年か前になりますが、NATO軍が演習で輸送機から軍用車両などを空中投下した際にパラシュートとのつなぎがはずれ、ドスンドスンと地表に激突したことがありました。

イージス艦の衝突事故も続きました。オスプレイの事故もあります。シリア、イラクの空爆でも事前の調査をしないで民間人の犠牲者を出しています。

モラールが落ちていることは確実なようです。ミサイルより危ないかも知れません。

RT20179/19
Ten American tanks were damaged while being transported by rail from the Polish city of Gdansk to a training ground after failing to fit under a train station roof, RMF 24 reported.

A total of 37 tanks were being taken from Gdansk to a training ground in Zagan, according to the Polish media outlet. However, 10 were damaged in transit after they did not fit under the roof at a station in Kowalewo Pomorskie.
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2017年09月19日

ショィグがシリアのアサドとラブロフがヨルダンのアブドラと会談

RT2017/9/12
Russian Defense Minister met Assad in Damascus, discussed military operations in Syria

会談の内容は抽象的にしか触れられていません。ロシアのシリア軍に対するサポートを今後どうするかについて、話し合われたと見られます。

FARSNEWS2017/9/13
Informed Sources: Russia, Jordan Reach Important Agreement on Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- Informed sources in Jordan claimed that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has reached an agreement with the Jordanian King Abdullah on the Syrian army's advances towards Jordan.

The sources were quoted as saying by the Arabic-language Eram News that based on the agreement the Syrian army will continue to advance against the terrorists towards the Jordanian borders.

They referred to Lavrov's recent trip to Jordan, and said that the Syria case, setting up de-escalation zones in the country and other issues along with bilateral relations between Moscow and Amman were among the issues discussed by Lavrov and King Abdullah.

The Syrian army forces have advanced in the Southeastern parts of Damascus, gaining back control of several bordering areas with Jordan.

For the Syrian army, the capture of the al-Sweida's border with Jordan means the renewal of commerce between Damascus and Amman after more than two years of not sharing a crossing.

2017/9/19、国連総会でラブロフとスイス外務大臣が会談。外務副大臣ガティロフと報道官ザハロバが同席しています。


ラブロフの後任に最も近いのはガティロフのようです。

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 19:05| Comment(0) | 国際・政治