国際・政治: ずくなしの冷や水

2017年11月24日

サウジアラビアが逮捕された皇太子やビジネスマンの拷問に米国の傭兵を使う

FARSNEWS2017/11/23
Report: Saudi Arabia Uses US Mercenaries to Torture Arrested Princes, Businessmen
TEHRAN (FNA)- A report revealed Saudi Arabia has been using US mercenaries to torture Saudi princes and billionaires who have recently been arrested in the biggest purge of the country’s elite in the kingdom’s modern history.

The arrested Saudi princes and billionaire businessmen are being strung up by their feet and beaten by American private security contractors, a source in the kingdom said, Daily Mail reproted.

“DailyMail.com can disclose that the arrests have been followed by ‘interrogations’ which a source said were being carried out by ‘American mercenaries’ brought in to work for the 32-year-old crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman, who is now the kingdom’s most powerful figure,” the report said.

“They are beating them, torturing them, slapping them, insulting them. They want to break them down,” the source said.

The mercenaries are provided by the notorious former American military service contractor “Blackwater” which has changed its name to “Academi,” the report said.

Blackwater changed its name in 2009 after a group of its employees were convicted of committing torture, random killing and abuse of people in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Both Academi and its parent company Constellis have denied any involvement in Saudi Arabia and said they do not engage in torture, a practice which is illegal for any US citizen in any part of the world.

On November 4, dozens of Saudi princes, ministers, and former ministers were detained on the orders of Saudi Arabia’s so-called Anti-Corruption Committee headed by the crown prince.

Former spy chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan as well as billionaire prince and the king’s nephew Waleed bin Talal are among the notable businessmen and royals incarcerated.

According to the source, Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) has also confiscated over $194 billion from the bank accounts and seized assets of those arrested.

DailyMail.com’s source said MBS initially invited bin Talal to a meeting at his Al Yamamah palace, then sent officers to arrest him the night before the meeting.

“Suddenly at 2.45am all his guards were disarmed, the royal guards of MBS storm in,” said the source. “He was dragged from his own bedroom in his pajamas, handcuffed, put in the back of an SUV, and interrogated like a criminal.”

“All the guards in charge are private security because MBS does not want Saudi officers there who have been saluting those detainees all their lives,” said the source. “Outside the hotels where they are being detained you see the armored vehicles of the Saudi special forces. But inside, it’s a private security company.”

“They have transferred all the guys from Abu Dhabi. Now they are in charge of everything,” said the source.

The source noted that even Mohammed Bin Salman himself conducts some of the interrogations as he is desperate to assert his authority through fear and seeks to uncover an alleged network of foreign officials who have taken bribes from Saudi princes.

“When it is something big he asks them questions,” the source said. “He speaks to them very nicely in the interrogation, and then he leaves the room, and the mercenaries go in. The prisoners are slapped, insulted, hung up, tortured.”

Blackwater’s name had previously been mentioned by Lebanese President Michel Aoun following the purge. He tweeted that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, a Saudi-Lebanese citizen, was being detained in Riyadh by Blackwater guards, but he later deleted the tweet.

“Lebanese authorities have unconfirmed information that the Blackwater firm is guarding Hariri and his family, not official Saudi security forces,” Aoun had tweeted on November 15.

A high-profile Saudi whistleblower twitter account, @Ahdjadid also said King Salman has brought in at least 150 Blackwater guards.

“The first group of Blackwater mercenaries arrived in Saudi Arabia a week after the toppling of bin Nayef, Salman’s predecessor as crown prince,” the whistleblower tweeted. “They were around 150 people. Bin Salman sent some of them to secure bin Nayef’s place of detention and the rest he used for his own protection.”

Last week, the New York Times reported that Egypt’s former security chief during the Mubarak-era Habib el-Adly, who is notorious for his track record of brutality and use of torture, is reportedly serving as an advisor to Mohammed bin Salman.

Saudi Arabia’s ailing 81-year-old monarch has been reportedly suffering from partial dementia and is said to be contemplating an abdication in favor of his son.

Many political observers interpret the entire crackdown as a purge against dissent before the crown prince’s rise to power.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:51| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

次なるISISを警戒

PRESSTV2017/11/23
US, Israel using terrorism to weaken Mideast states for Israel's sake: Academic
The Israeli regime, backed by the United States, uses the issue of terrorism in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere in order to weaken regional countries and protect the Israeli regime, says an academic.

“The reason why the United States and the Israeli regime have attempted to weaken neighboring Arab countries whether it’s Syria or Iraq or Egypt is because they want to keep the region broken and fragmented in order to strengthen Israel,” Mohammad Marandi told Press TV on Thursday.

“Not only does the Israeli regime tolerate the ISIS (Daesh) but it helps al-Qaeda in its battle against the Syrian government” and “all of this is [meant] to keep the region weak” in order to help the Israeli regime continue its “colonization” attempt, the professor of the University of Tehran warned.

On Thursday, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei warned that the US and Israel may hatch a new plot against the Muslim world following the end of the reign of Daesh Takfiri terrorists in Iraq and Syria.

PRESSTV2017/11/23
Unity to hinder resurgence of terrorism in Syria, Iraq: Journalist
Unity in Iraq and Syria requires more efforts on the part of both Syrian and Iraqi governments in order to secure the countries after the elimination of Daesh, Omar Nashabe told Press TV on Thursday.

It also requires a “sense of strong national identity” that would bring people together under one main objective that is to serve the interest of their nations, the journalist with the al-Akhbar newspaper said.

Nashabe also urged both Syria and Iraq to remove a “sense of sectarian tension” triggered by certain regional and international powers.

On Thursday, Iran’s military Chief of Staff General Mohammad Baqeri lauded the eradication of Daesh in Iraq and Syria, saying Iranian Armed Forces are fully ready to counter enemy plots and any attempts to create another similar terror outfit.

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:20| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2017年11月23日

シリア軍がダマスカス東部で米製、仏製のミサイルを押収

FARSNEWS2017/11/23
Syrian Army Seizes US, French Missiles Sent to Terrorists in Eastern Damascus
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army's anti-terrorism units discovered and seized a truck containing a large number of weapons and ammunition, including US and French missiles, dispatched to the terrorists in Eastern Ghouta of Damascus.

The cargo was sent from the Northern parts of Sweida province to the terrorists stationed in Eastern Damascus.

A military source said that the seized vehicle was carrying a large number of weapons, ammunition, US-made LAV missiles, the French Milan missiles, at least 3 Konkurs missiles, Czech-made 75-mm RPGs and Soviet-made 22-mm and 26-mm RPGs which were earlier sent from Jordan and supplied to the terrorist groups by the US and Saudi forces.

Meantime, the cargo included 3 air-to-air R60 missiles and it seems that the terrorists intended to make some changes to them to be used for attacking aerial targets from the ground.

In a relevant development on Wednesday, the Syrian army troops stormed the positions of two main terrorist groups in Eastern Ghouta and pushed them back from more lands, killing a senior militant commander, field sources confirmed.

The sources said that the army men engaged in fierce clashes with Ahrar al-Sham and Faylaq al-Rahman in Vehicles Management Region in the town of Harasta in several flanks and inflicted major losses on the terrorists, retaking control over a number of regions.

A number of terrorists, including notorious field Commander Saleh Antar, were killed in the clashes, the sources added.

The army soldiers imposed full control over lost the positions in the Vehicles Management Region in Harasta after their recent advances in the region.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:09| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2017/11/21のプーチン、トランプ電話会談

2017/11/20(月、モスクワ時間)、アサドがソチを訪れ、プーチンと会談。会談は5時間余に及んだとされます。夕刻アサドが帰路につく(モスクワ時間11/20 17時ころ?)。会談前、ロシア国防大臣の姿はありますが、ラブロフの姿はありません。

2017/11/21(火、日本時間午後、モスクワ時間昼前)、アサド、プーチン会談の情報が流れ始めます。特にプーチンが会見をしたようでもありません。プーチン・アサド会談の内容等の公表ぶり、その後の段取りなどについて、11/20から11/21午前にかけて、慎重に検討された模様です。

プーチンが、サウジ国王、エジプト大統領、イスラエル首相と電話会談。日本時間の深夜にトランプと1時間余の電話会談。(トランプとの電話会談の結果はすぐ流れたようです)

トランプとの電話会談はうまくいった模様です。まず、アサドとの会談の結果として、シリアの政治改革、大統領選挙、国会議員選挙を受け入れるとの約束がなされたことを報告。
Putin told Trump that President Bashar Assad confirmed his commitment to political reforms in Syria, including constitutional amendments. Assad also supported the idea of holding presidential and parliamentary elections as part of a transitional political process during his Monday meeting with Putin in Sochi.

11/22にロシア、イラン、トルコの三国で首脳会談を持つことも報告。
The Russian president informed his US counterpart of the forthcoming meeting between the leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey aimed at finding ways to further normalize the situation in Syria while contributing to the political process in the Middle Eastern country. The trilateral talks are scheduled for Wednesday, November 22.

次の一節から、外交政策で行き詰まっていたトランプには方針変更のきっかけとして使えるとの期待も見えます。
“We’re talking very strongly about bringing peace to Syria, very strongly about North Korea, and about Ukraine," Trump told journalists following the phone call with Putin.

プーチンは、ソチでシリアの国民対話会議を持つことの了承を求めています。
Putin added that Russia has offered to host the Syrian Congress on National Dialogue in Sochi.

プーチンは米ロ二国間関係の正常化について触れ、両国のセキュリティサービスの協力について提案しました。
He added that cooperation between Russian and US security services could be of great practical significance. Trump supported Putin's ideas, the Kremlin said.

プーチンは、北朝鮮問題は外交的努力によって解決されるべきこと、イランの核合意は維持されるべきとの従来の立場を述べ、アフガニスタン問題、ウクライナ問題にも触れています。

米国側の発表を確認する必要がありますが、この電話会談ではトランプの側が大変前向きな印象があります。ラブロフ・ティラーソン間でかなり事前の調整が行われていたと推定されます。

※ 毎日新聞2017年11月22日 10時05分(最終更新 11月22日 10時05分)
米露首脳電話協議
シリア和平や北朝鮮問題などで
 【ワシントン会川晴之】トランプ米大統領は21日、ロシアのプーチン大統領と電話協議した。トランプ氏によるとシリア和平や北朝鮮問題を1時間半、話し合い、ウクライナ問題なども協議した。露大統領府によると、プーチン氏は20日のアサド・シリア大統領との会談内容を伝えた。
 両首脳は11日、ベトナムで短時間会談。過激派組織「イスラム国」(IS)との戦闘が峠を越す中、国連主導の和平協議の枠内でシリア問題を解決することに合意している。
 プーチン氏はアサド大統領との会談後、サウジアラビアのサルマン国王らとも電話協議したほか、22日にはシリア問題に深く関わるイラン、トルコの首脳との三者会談を予定している。

2017/11/22(水)ソチでロシア、イラン、トルコ首脳の三者会談。シリア国民対話会議開催を決定。時期、参加者は三国の外務省・国防省で検討。

追記予定
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:26| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2017/11/22 ロシア・イラン・トルコ三カ国首脳会議で国民対話会議開催を決定

RT2017/11/22
Putin, Erdogan & Rouhani agree on holding Syrian national dialogue congress in Sochi



An all-Syrian congress which will see wide representation of the country’s opposition is to be held in Sochi, Vladimir Putin said after talks with the Turkish and Iranian presidents, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani, who backed the idea.

“The presidents of Iran and Turkey supported the initiative to convene an all-Syrian forum-congress of the national dialogue in Syria. We agreed to hold this important event at the proper level and ensure the participation of representatives of different sectors of Syrian society,” Putin said after the talks in Sochi on Wednesday.

“We’ve tasked the Foreign Ministries, the representatives of special services and Defense Departments to work out the list of participants and the timing of the congress to be held here, in Sochi," the Russian president added.

The all-Syrian congress is aimed at “gathering delegates from various political parties, internal and external opposition, ethnic and confessional groups at the negotiating table,” Putin said.

Success on the battlefield has paved the way for a new stage of the peaceful settlement of the Syrian crisis, the Russian leader added.

“In our common opinion, the success on the battlefield that brings closer the liberation of the whole of Syrian territory from the militants paves the way for a qualitatively new stage in the settlement of the crisis. I’m talking about the real prospects of achieving a long-term, comprehensive normalization in Syria, political adjustment in the post-conflict period,” Putin said.

The Russian president also said that he and his counterparts see the potential for a long-term, comprehensive political settlement in Syria. The talks in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi lasted two hours, with Putin saying that they were detailed and included all aspects of the Syrian settlement.

Putin said that he informed Erdogan and Rouhani about the results of his talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad, which took place in Sochi on Monday. He added that he told the Turkish and Iranian presidents about the “commitment of the Syrian leadership to the principles of peaceful settlement of the political crisis, its readiness to carry out constitutional reform and stage a free, UN-supervised election.”
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2017年11月22日

Lebanon PM Hariri says resignation on hold pending talks

RT2017/11/22
Lebanon PM Hariri says resignation on hold pending talks

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri says his resignation is on hold, following a request from President Michel Aoun to wait for more dialogue. Hariri says he is committed to working with the president.

In televised comments quoted by Reuters, Hariri said that he “presented my resignation to President Aoun today and he urged me to wait” for more dialogue. “I showed responsiveness to this hope.”

Hariri arrived back in Beirut earlier on Wednesday, following his surprise resignation two weeks ago. Hariri’s shock resignation, which took place while he was in Riyadh, prompted many to believe that he was forced to step down due to Saudi pressure, with the assumption that Lebanon had become caught up in the ongoing tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Aoun refused to accept Hariri's resignation until it is presented in person. Meanwhile, Hariri denied reports that Riyadh forced him to step down. He says the claims that Saudi Arabia was keeping him against his will are merely “rumors.”

Aoun, however, had been among those who believed Hariri was being “held captive” in Saudi Arabia in an “act of aggression” against Lebanon.

In his resignation speech, Hariri attacked Iran and Hezbollah for spurring conflict in Arab states, and said he feared assassination. This prompted Hezbollah’s leader to accuse Saudi Arabia of declaring war on the group and on Lebanon, claiming Riyadh detained Hariri and forced him to resign in order to destabilize the country.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:23| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

Former Bosnian Serb commander Mladic sentenced to life by UN court

RT2017/11/22
Former Bosnian Serb commander Mladic sentenced to life by UN court
A United Nations tribunal has convicted General Ratko Mladic on 10 out of 11 counts of crimes he was accused of committing during the Balkan Wars of the 1990s. Critics of the prosecution of crimes during the violent collapse of Yugoslavia question its fairness.

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) handed down its verdict on Wednesday. The justices found Mladic guilty on most of the allegations dating back to the 1992-1995 war, including the massacre of Albanian men in Srebrenica. Mladic pleaded not guilty on all charges.

Presiding Judge Alphons Orie said the court found that Mladic’s actions during the war were “among the most heinous known to humankind” and amounted to genocide. The court sentenced the Serb to life in prison.

“I'm not surprised. The court was totally biased from the start,” Mladic's son Darko said after the verdict.

The conviction is likely to fuel resentment in Serbia that the international prosecution of crimes committed during the Balkan Wars was one-sided and failed to bring justice to victims of Albanians and Croats. Of the 161 individuals indicted by the ICTY, the body created specifically to prosecute wartime crimes, 94 are ethnic Serbs, compared to 29 Croats, nine Albanians and nine Bosniaks.

Only a handful of Serbs, including politician Milan Milutinovic, General Momcilo Perisic and Yugoslav army captain Miroslav Radic were acquitted by the tribunal, compared to well over a dozen defendants of other nationalities. The tribunal insists the statistics reflect the actual crimes committed during the hostilities.

The case of Mladic, 74, was the last for the ICTY to pass a verdict on. Among the crimes he was found guilty of were the killings of an estimated 8,000 Muslim males in the UN-designated safe zone in Srebrenica and the 43-month siege of the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, during which over 11,000 civilians are estimated to have been killed. Mladic’s defense team is expected to appeal the verdict, with his case joining some two dozen others pending new rulings.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:14| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

プーチンがアサドとの会談結果を踏まえ各国首脳と電話などで会談

FARSNEWS2017/11/21
Putin to Discuss Syrian Settlement with Trump, Middle East Leaders
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold telephone consultations with US President Donald Trump and some Middle East leaders, he said during talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

"On the basis of our today’s meeting, I will hold consultations with the leaders of the countries I already mentioned. Today a conversation is planned with the Qatar’s Emir, tomorrow with US President Donald Trump and then with the regional state leaders," Putin said, TASS reported.

The Russian leader reiterated that on November 22 he will meet with Turkish and Iranian Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani in Sochi.

"Apart from the named partners, as you know, we are actively working with other countries as well: Iraq, the US, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. We are constantly interacting with these partners," Putin noted.

※  Joseph Davis‏ @jdavismemphis氏の2017/11/22のツイート
"Putin told Trump that President Bashar Assad confirmed his commitment to political reforms, including constitutional amendments. Assad also supported the idea of holding presidential&parliamentary elections as part of a transitional political process"

RT2017/11/21
‘We’re talking strongly about bringing peace to Syria’: Trump after hour-long phone call with Putin
The issue of Syria dominated the more than hour-long phone call between the Russian and American presidents. Putin briefed Trump of his recent meeting with Assad, and both leaders agreed on the importance of the UN-led Syrian peace process.

Putin told Trump that President Bashar Assad confirmed his commitment to political reforms in Syria, including constitutional amendments. Assad also supported the idea of holding presidential and parliamentary elections as part of a transitional political process during his Monday meeting with Putin in Sochi.

The Russian president informed his US counterpart of the forthcoming meeting between the leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey aimed at finding ways to further normalize the situation in Syria while contributing to the political process in the Middle Eastern country. The trilateral talks are scheduled for Wednesday, November 22.

“Both the parties expressed satisfaction with the phone call, which was practical and informative,” a statement from the Kremlin reads.

The White House said Washington reaffirmed its support for the Joint Statement of the US and Russia issued at the APEC summit on November 11.

“We’re talking very strongly about bringing peace to Syria, very strongly about North Korea, and about Ukraine," Trump told journalists following the phone call with Putin.

The Russian president said a resolution of the Syrian political crisis must be based on the principles of preserving sovereignty, territorial integrity and the independence of Syria. Putin added that Russia has offered to host the Syrian Congress on National Dialogue in Sochi.

Putin again spoke of normalizing bilateral relations, especially when it comes to fighting terrorism. He added that cooperation between Russian and US security services could be of great practical significance. Trump supported Putin's ideas, the Kremlin said.

Putin and Trump agreed that the crisis around the Korean peninsula should be solved through diplomatic means, according to the Kremlin. While discussing the Iranian nuclear program, the Russian president restated Moscow's commitment to the full implementation of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JPCOA). He also called the agreement “an important factor of regional stability” that also contributes to the global nuclear non-proliferation regime.

Putin and Trump also touched on the terrorist threat and drug production in Afghanistan. Speaking about the situation in Eastern Ukraine, Putin once again underlined that there is no viable alternative other than the full implementation of the Minsk Agreements by all parties to the Ukrainian conflict.

Trump and Putin last spoke on the sidelines of the Vietnam APEC summit in mid-November. And even though there was no official meeting between the two leaders during the gathering, they still managed to hammer out a joint statement on Syria, in which they said the Syrian conflict “does not have a military solution.”

Trump later described his brief encounters with Putin during the summit as “good discussions.” He also slammed those who oppose US rapprochement with Russia, branding them “haters and fools.” He tweeted that “Russia can greatly help” the US in solving many pressing world issues.

Putin also held separate phone conversations with King Salman of Saudi Arabia, Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday. The discussions centered on the situation in Syria as well as a range of bilateral issues.

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シリアのアサドと国民を称え 祝福する!









左から一人置いてアサド、プーチン、ショイグ、ゲラシモフ。ゲラシモフはロシアの外交+軍事の理論家だとされています。


※  RT‏認証済みアカウント @RT_com 2017/11/21 15時
Putin will hold phone talk with Trump on Tuesday – Kremlin https://on.rt.com/8spv

次は、プーチンがアサドを見送るところらしいです。後ろ姿は大変印象が異なります。アサドは、ロシア製の飛行機でソチからトルコ領空を経由してダマスカスに帰りました。



ラブロフにショイグ、素晴らしい仕事をした。今夜は彼らに感謝して特別に乾杯!

クルドは、どうも善良ではない?
※  Rojava‏ @AzadiRojavaの2017/11/22のツイート
Is President Putin ill? He does not look so good on this pic of Assad hugging him? Or maybe it is the picture in a bad moment.
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ヒズボラ事務総長がアブカマルでの米軍のテロリスト救出作戦を批判

シリア政府軍側の若者が迫撃砲を打っています。この身のこなし、若いことは素晴らしいこと、それを無駄にしてはいけないと、つくづく思います。画像クリックでfarsnewsの動画に飛びます。
17秒ころからご覧ください。


2017/11/21
TEHRAN (FNA)- The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement announced that despite the US claims about fighting terrorism, it spared no effort to help Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) in the Syrian town of Albu Kamal.

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah made the remarks in a televised address to the Lebanese nation in capital city of Beirut on Monday, presstv reported.

Nasrallah noted that recapturing Albu Kamal was a major victory over Daesh, because Albu Kamal was the last Syrian city occupied by Daesh.

“The US helped Daesh as much as it could in Albu Kamal short of directly engaging forces that fought to liberate the town from Daesh,” the Hezbollah leader noted.

Nasrallah went on to note that the US provided Daesh terrorists with full air cover in Albu Kamal.

The US sent its drones to Albu Kamal and provided Daesh with accurate information about what was going on, Nasrallah said, adding that American forces also waged electronic warfare against forces that were fighting to liberate Albu Kamal.

American forces also provided air transfer for Daesh commanders and facilitated their escape to Eastern shores of the Euphrates, he said.

The Hezbollah leader stated that even Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed the US for helping Daesh.

Nasrallah emphasized that recapturing Albu Kamal led to unity of Syria and ended Daesh’s self-proclaimed state in the country.

Following recent victories in Iraq and Syria, he added, the military structure of Daesh collapsed in the two countries and Iraqi forces have reached the Syrian border.

Hezbollah leader noted that the victory over Daesh was victory of Islamic values over terrorists’ savagery.

Nasrallah also highlighted the role played by Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ Quds Force Major General Qassem Soleimani in anti-terror operations in both Iraq and Syria.

He noted that Soleimani was commanding anti-Daesh operations in the two countries at the frontline and was never a commander to issue orders from behind the lines.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Nasrallah referred to the latest meeting of the Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo, who designated the Lebanese Hezbollah as a terrorist group, saying that this was not the first time that such accusations were leveled against Hezbollah.

Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Aboul Gheit announced at a press conference in the Egyptian capital of Cairo on Sunday that Arab states had agreed to designate Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement a “terrorist organization.”

The Arab League’s extraordinary general meeting on Sunday was held at the request of Saudi Arabia, which has assumed an aggressive stance against Hezbollah for its alleged links to Iran, Riyadh’s powerful rival in the region. Riyadh associates Hezbollah with Iran and has been trying to weaken the resistance movement, which is Lebanon's de facto deterrent force against Tel Aviv.

In its concluding resolution, the Arab League announced that Arab foreign ministers, excluding those of Lebanon and Iraq, would hold Hezbollah responsible for supporting “terrorist groups” across the region.

Nasrallah said the Arab League statement has labeled Hezbollah’s council, which is part of the Lebanon’s government, as a terrorist outfit, alleging that it provides missiles to terrorist groups in the region.

He added that accusations about Hezbollah sending missiles to regional countries were false and undocumented, emphasizing that the group has never sent any missiles or even light weapons to Kuwait, Yemen, Iraq or Bahrain or any other country in the region.

The leader of Hezbollah went on to say that the Arab League has warned Lebanon that if Hezbollah is not disarmed, security of the country would be in jeopardy.

Hezbollah rejected the accusation, noting that the main threat to security of Lebanon was the Zionist regime of Israel.

He stressed that the resistance front’s weapons were the main factor restoring security and stability to Lebanon, because they were used for defensive purposes in the face of the Israeli aggression.

Nasrallah emphasized that Hezbollah’s weapons were used only against terrorist groups such as Daesh and posed no threat to security of Lebanon.

Nasrallah stated that the main reason behind the recent Arab League meeting was not to discuss the issue of Palestine or other problems facing the Islamic world, but its main reason was the recent missile attack against a Saudi airport near the country’s capital, Riyadh.

Refusing Saudi Arabia and Arab League’s claims that the missile was provided to Yemeni Ansarullah fighters by Iran or the Lebanese Hezbollah, Nasrallah said Iran or Hezbollah had not sent any missiles to Yemen and Yemeni forces made their own missiles in the country.

He categorically rejected Arab League’s claims in this regard, noting that Saudi Arabia and its allies must admit that they have been defeated by Yemeni forces in their war of aggression against the country.

Nasrallah emphasized that Arab countries must put an immediate end to their support for terror groups, and do not fill the Middle East region with such outfits.

He reiterated that no member of Hezbollah was involved in the November 5 Yemeni missile strike against King Khalid International Airport of Riyadh.

The Hezbollah leader then took the Arab League to task for failing to address Saudi Arabia’s devastating aerial bombardment of the “Arab country of Yemen,” saying, “Saudi Arabia is bombing Yemeni people day and night.”

Strongly denouncing the Riyadh regime over perpetrating outrageous atrocities against millions of “Arab Muslims” in Yemen, Nasrallah lashed out at the Arab world’s “deafening silence” over the grim situation in Yemen.

“The turmoil we are witnessing in the Arab world is a cover for the announcement of normalization of relations with Israel,” he commented.

Nasrallah then called on Arabs to do their best to maintain their national unity in the face of all divisive efforts.

The Hezbollah secretary general also praised Lebanese officials and politicians for their firm stance regarding Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s shock resignation, calling on him to return to Lebanon as soon as possible.
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2017年11月21日

Turkish President: US Should Explain Continued Arms Shipment to Syria

FARSNEWS2017/11/21
Turkish President: US Should Explain Continued Arms Shipment to Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- Addressing a group meeting of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) on Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) terrorist organization’s process of emergence and disappearance is full of mysteries and that the United States should explain why and against which countries it continues to deliver truckloads of weapons to Syria.

Noting that nobody could expect Turkey to stand and watch idly by as the scenarios concerning its perpetuity unfold, Erdogan stressed that the Euphrates Shield Operation was the first move to eliminate Daesh and that Turkey was the first to prove that the terrorist organization is a worthless structure, Yenisafak reported.

“Daesh is almost cleared from Syria and Iraq. Almost 3,000 Daesh terrorists were neutralized in an area of 2,000 square kilometers in the Jarabulus, al-Rai and al-Bab operations,” he added.

“When we look at the maps of these countries [Syria and Iraq], there has been no progress in terms of territorial integrity and peace. The [Bashar] Assad regime is still there. No result has been achieved in the region,” he said, adding that the developments in the [Persian] Gulf and North Africa are not unrelated from the incidents in Iraq and Syria.

Regarding the trilateral summit held by Turkey, Russia and Iran, Erdogan announced that he will visit Sochi again on Sept. 22 to attend important meetings regarding the future of the region.

Highlighting the importance of relations with Russia despite some conflicts, he noted that Iran also considers Turkey’s sensitiveness in the region.
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ISIL Demands Washington for Evacuation from Eastern Syria

ISIL Demands Washington for Evacuation from Eastern Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- The ISIL terrorist group has called on the US and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to help them leave Deir Ezzur after the collapse of the terrorist group's last stronghold at the border with Iraq, a field source reported on Tuesday.

The source said that the ISIL is only in control of two regions as large as 14,000 sq/km on the Western and Eastern banks of the Euphrates River after the recent liberation of the town of Albu Kamal in Southeastern Deir Ezzur by the army men.

The source further said that there is no more militarized region or an operation area under ISIL's control in Eastern Syria after the recent advances of the army soldiers.

The source added that non-Syrian members of the ISIL known as Mohajereen are in close contact with the US forces and are asking them to be evacuated from Eastern Syria as full collapse of the ISIL is approaching in the region.

Also, some of the ISIL members have been evacuated from the region to the borders with Turkey by human traffickers' assistance in Badiyeh (desert) via the Euphrates River.

In the meantime, local fighters of al-Ansar militant group have contacted the SDF to negotiate the terms of surrender.

Field sources confirmed on Monday that the army troops captured another ISIL-held region in Eastern Deir Ezzur, killing tens of terrorists.

The sources said that the army men drove ISIL out of the small town of al-Kashmah (Tishrin) after they captured the town of al-Salehiyeh in Eastern Deir Ezzur.

Tens of ISIL terrorists were killed and several bomb-laden suicide vehicles of them were destroyed in the attack.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 23:21| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

ソレイマニがISIS支配の終了を宣言 イラク、シリア内戦を総括

FARSNEWS2017/11/21
Arab Media: US Leadership Broken by General Soleimani's Presence in Albu Kamal Operations Room
TEHRAN (FNA)- An Arab TV channel said Iran's IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani came to pick up leadership in the capture of ISIL's last stronghold, Albu Kamal, after the US staged a sophisticated plot to force the Syrian army back and win the upper hand in the region.

"Declaration of Albu Kamal's liberation and then rapid withdrawal (of the Syrian army forces) from the same town created a new and major challenge for the Americans; therefore, they attempted to weaken the Syrian army and its allies in the battle in the city," al-Mayadeen reported on Tuesday after the Syrian army won back Albu Kamal.

It quoted a field commander in Albu Kamal as saying at the time of the capture that "when we declared liberation of Albu Kamal, we were still in the T2 Station but we were forced to declare its liberation to prevent the (US-backed) Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) from entering the town".

"Today, we were near Albu Kamal from three sides; the Americans were trying to prevent air flights over the region and they were after weakening us in Albu Kamal but we were determined to fully liberate it," he added.

Al-Mayadeen said the field commander's remarks show why the operations room control was entrusted to General Soleimani, explaining that the resistance front was trying to foil the US plots to seize leadership in the region.

Earlier today, General Soleimani in a message to Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Tuesday declared the end of ISIL control over Syria and Iraq.

General Soleimani in his message blamed the US for all crimes committed by the ISIL terrorist group in the regional states, and said the Iraqi and Syrian governments and armies as well as the Hashd al-Shaabi (Iraqi popular forces) and the Lebanese resistance group led by Seyed Hassan Nasrallah certainly played a decisive role in defeating the ISIL.

"Definitely, the valuable role of the nation and servant government of the Islamic Republic, specially the honorable president, parliament, the defense ministry and the military, law enforcement police and security organizations of our country in supporting the aforementioned governments and nations is appreciable," he added, stressing the important role of the wise leadership of Ayatollah Khamenei and senior Iraqi Shiite cleric Ayatollah Ali Sistani in the victory over the ISIL terrorist group.

"...Having accomplished the Albu Kamal liberation operation, the ISIL's last stronghold (in Syria), pulling down the US-Zionist (ISIL) group's flag and hoisting the Syrian flag, I declare the end of" ISIL control, General Soleimani concluded.


FARSNEWS2017/11/21
General Soleimani Declares End of ISIL in Message to Leader

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Qassem Soleimani in a message to Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Tuesday declared the end of ISIL control over Syria and Iraq.

General Soleimani in his message blamed the US for all crimes committed by the ISIL terrorist group in the regional states, and said the Iraqi and Syrian governments and armies as well as the Hashd al-Shaabi (Iraqi popular forces) and the Lebanese resistance group led by Seyed Hassan Nasrallah certainly played a decisive role in defeating the ISIL.

"Definitely, the valuable role of the nation and servant government of the Islamic Republic, specially the honorable president, parliament, the defense ministry and the military, law enforcement police and security organizations of our country in supporting the aforementioned governments and nations is appreciable," he added, stressing the important role of the wise leadership of Ayatollah Khamenei and senior Iraqi Shiite cleric Ayatollah Ali Sistani in the victory over the ISIL terrorist group.

"...Having accomplished the Albu Kamal liberation operation, the ISIL's last stronghold (in Syria), pulling down the US-Zionist (ISIL) group's flag and hoisting the Syrian flag, I declare the end of" ISIL control, General Soleimani concluded.

General Qassem Soleimani had in September underlined that the ISIL terrorist group is taking its last breaths and would vanish in less than 3 months.

“In less than three months, we will declare the end of ISIL and its ruling on this planet and we will celebrate this victory in Iran and the entire region,” General Soleimani said, addressing a ceremony in the Northern province of Gilan.

“We will deal our blows decisively and incessantly to the body of the cancerous tumor created by the US and Israel,” he added.

One of the reasons why Iran has embarked on helping the Syrian and Iraqi nations is that the problem of ISIL cannot be solved through diplomacy in the two countries, he said.

“While ISIL claims that killing Shiites is imperative, there is no option but Jihad (holy war),” General Soleimani stressed, adding, “The enemy is out to dry up Islam and destroy Muslims’ independence and occupy Islamic states.”

“Today, confidence in Iran and its strength is unprecedented and other nations and governments highly trust in Iran because it has succeeded in saving various nations and no other country can compete with Iran to this end.”

The commander added many believed that the war against ISIL would change into a war between Shiite and Sunni Muslims while today we are witnessing that the bloods of Shiite young men are being shed to defend the honor of Sunni people.

This is an undeniable truth that if the young Shiites from Iran and Afghanistan had not rushed to defend defenseless people in Aleppo in Syria, they could have been slaughtered by ISIL, he said.

“Today the existing unity, solidarity and friendship between Shiite and Sunni Muslims are more than ever,” General Soleimani stressed.
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シリア内戦が政治的プロセスに移行する

※ RT‏認証済みアカウント @RT_comの2017/11/21のツイート
ASSAD: Damascus ready to hold dialogue with all who are interested in political settlement in Syria

RT2017/11/21
‘Fight against terrorism in Syria nearing an end’: Putin & Assad meet, discuss political settlement

Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with his Syrian counterpart, Bashar Assad in Sochi where they discussed the political process in Syria. The Russian leader said that the fight against terrorism in the crisis-stricken country is close to completion.

Putin congratulated Assad on the results in the fight against terrorism at a meeting on November 20 in Sochi, where the Syrian president became acquainted with the heads of the Russian military.

The Russian leader discussed the political settlement in Syria with Bashar Assad, saying that he believes it should be under the aegis of the UN, adding that he hopes the international body will take an active part in the process and its final stage.

Assad said that Damascus is interested in the progress of the political solution to the crisis and that the current situation is optimistic in that respect.

He added that he hoped for Russia’s help in ensuring that the Syrians themselves lead the process, with help from the outside, but not “interference.” “We welcome those who are really interested in a political settlement [in Syria], we are ready to have dialogue with them,” Assad said.

Since the start of the Russian operation in Syria in 2015, many areas in the country have been liberated from terrorists, Assad stated. Syrians who had to leave these areas due to the terrorist threat have been able to return home.

Vladimir Putin said that the talks held repeatedly in the Kazakh capital, Astana contributed greatly to the settlement of the conflict. “Due to the Astana talks, we managed to create de-escalation zones, and this, in turn, allowed us to start a real dialogue with the opposition for the first time.”

According to the Russian president, “the problem of terrorism is a global one.” He added that “complete victory over terrorism is still very far away. But as far as our joint fight against terrorists in Syria is concerned, this military operation is really coming to an end.”

Putin said he will meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Sochi on Wednesday to discuss the Syrian crisis. Apart from these countries, Russia is working with Iraq, the US, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan on settling the crisis, he stated. Putin added that on Tuesday he will hold a phone conversation with US President Donald Trump on the topic of Syria.

Assad’s visit to Russia and his talks with the Russian president lasted four hours, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Tuesday, RIA Novosti reports.

Russia launched its counter-terrorism operation in Syria at the request of Damascus in September 2015. The Russian Air Force has been assisting the Syrian Army in its fight against the terrorists for about two years.

In March 2016, Putin ordered a partial withdrawal and said that the primary objective of the operation had been achieved. The remaining aircraft, however, continue to assist the Syrian Army in its fight against extremists. In November, the Russian Defense Ministry said Islamic State-controlled areas in Syria had shrunk to less than five percent of the country.
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2017年11月20日

トルコがNATO脱退をちらつかせる

FRSNEWS2017/11/20
Erdogan’s chief adviser calls for Turkey’s NATO membership to be reconsidered – local media
t is time to reconsider the issue of Turkey’s membership in NATO, Erdogan’s chief adviser, Yalcın Topcu, has stated, according to local media. Turkey has the second largest army in the alliance after the United States.

Tensions between the military bloc and Turkey escalated last week when Turkey’s founding leader, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and current president Recep Tayyip Erdogan were depicted as “enemies” during NATO drills in Norway. Erdogan said the incident was an attack targeting “Turkey and the Turkish nation.”

“What [NATO] did is a scandal,” the Turkish leader told a ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) provincial congress in the eastern province of Bayburt on Sunday, Hurriyet reported. “They know that they cannot stop our country, which is why they are putting us on a target board. I hope that those who welcomed attacks against us before now understand the real face of the matter, as Ataturk was also included.”
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北朝鮮が今年中に米国本土に届くICBM開発もありうると韓国情報機関

FRSNEWS2017/11/20
South Korean Spy Agency: North Korea May Strike US Mainland with ICBM This Year
TEHRAN (FNA)- The South Korean intelligence service told parliamentarians that the North could possibly develop an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the US mainland by the end of this year.

Yi Wan-young, a member of South Korea’s parliamentary intelligence committee which was briefed by the country’s National Intelligence Service told media about the content of the session on the developments Pyongyang’s military program, presstv reported.

At the briefing, Seoul’s spy agency said there were no indications that the North aimed to conduct another nuclear test for the time being, adding that its informants and analysts were monitoring developments in the North closely, according to the lawmaker.

“The agency is closely following the developments because there is a possibility that North Korea could fire an array of ballistic missiles this year under the name of a satellite launch and peaceful development of space, but in fact to ratchet up its threats against the United States,” he added.

However, the intelligence service warned that the Punggye-ri nuclear complex in North Korea appeared to be ready for another detonation “at any time.”

Pyongyang sparked an international outcry in September, when it conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test involving a hydrogen bomb. It has also fired two missiles which flew over Japan before landing in the sea.

North Korea has remained defiant in face of international pressure and sanctions aimed at stopping its nuclear and missile programs, saying it needs to develop its missiles and nuclear weapons as a deterrent against plans by the US and its allies to invade the country.

Pyongyang says it will not give up on its nuclear deterrence until Washington stops its hostile policy toward the country.

The United States has 28,500 troops in South Korea, a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean war.
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月面着陸写真がまたも陰謀論に火をつける

RT2017/11/20
Moon landing PHOTOS reignite conspiracy theories… again
A UFO conspiracist has uncovered what he believes is proof that the moon landings were fake, although his detective work has drawn criticism.

“Does Astronaut's visor reflection show a stagehand on the Apollo fake Moon set?" is the question posed by Streetcap1, who shared his recent discovery on YouTube.

The photo in question is taken from the Apollo 17 mission, which took place in late 1972. Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt spent about 22 hours exploring the surface and were the last humans to walk on the moon.
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イラン・イラク国境で大きな地震





RT2017/11/13
Deadly quake hits Iran & Iraq: 140+ killed, over 1,000 injured Live updates

FARSNEWS2017/11/15
Iran Quake Death Toll Rises to 435



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米国国防総省はISISが敗北してもシリアを占領し続けるつもり

FARSNEWS2017/11/19
Pentagon: ISIL Defeated But US Will Still Occupy Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Pentagon regime loudly declares the terrorist group of ISIL has been defeated in Syria, but insists that they intend to remain and occupy the country permanently.

This is a potential major legal issue, because Syria never authorized the US invasion in the first place. US officials always presented the authorization as being UN resolutions supporting the fight against ISIL, but that would no longer apply.

Moreover, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has pointed out that US Secretary of State Tillerson has repeatedly assured him that the “only” US goal in Syria is to fight ISIL. This is adding to international concerns about what the US is actually planning on doing next, now that ISIL has been defeated.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis is trying to present this as keeping “ISIL 2.0” from coming into existence. While this is also the pretext for staying and occupying Iraq permanently, there is a major difference between a permanent deployment in Iraq that the US-backed government there supports, and trying to stay and occupy Syria forever despite explicit opposition from the Syrian government and its Iranian-Russian allies.

This raises a fundamental question about US aims in the ongoing war on Syria:

President Donald Trump has apparently sought to limit US involvement in Syria for his own reasons. Yet has been sucked in and struggled to clearly define his objectives in the messy, complicated war. Trump hasn't defined the outcome he seeks. But Secretary of State Tillerson now says President Bashar Assad should have "no role" in governing Syria.

The problem is, President Assad is in his strongest position in several years. With help from Russia and Iran, the Syrian Army has retaken most major cities in the country, while ISIL remains on the defensive due to the Russian bombing campaign.

In addition, power abhors a vacuum, and Syria’s allies would pursue their own strategies independent of the United States. The US never fully came to grips with the fact Iran and Hezbollah played a major role in Syria, and had acquired more influence in Iraq by the time US forces returned than that which the US possessed. The only difference is that Iran seeks peace and stability there. Unlike the United States, Iran has no intention to occupy its neighbors permanently.

Moreover, the US failed to pay full attention to Turkey’s decades-long struggle against its Kurdish separatists, its fear of the political and military emergence of Syria’s Kurds, and its fear of some broader Iraqi Kurdish support of separatism that would involve Turkey’s Kurds as well. Finally, it is unclear that the US ever seriously considered the possibility of Iranian-Russian involvement in Syria - until it happened and saved the country from falling into the hands of foreign-backed terrorists and extremists.

Above all, the base structure the Pentagon regime has built since the regime-change war on Syria began is intended to enable military interventions and wars of choice in the Greater Middle East. In the absence of UN opposition, these bases will make future military actions all too easy to contemplate, launch, and carry out. Today, it seems beyond irony that the target of the Pentagon’s “new” base strategy is no longer ISIL, whose very existence and growth the US owes to the Iraq War and the chaos it created.

The bottom line is that the US-led regime-change war has failed as a strategy; military force and permanent occupation will equally fail as a strategy for controlling post-ISIL Syria, no less affecting regime change. Sadly, this infrastructure of war has been in place for so long and is now so taken for granted that most members of the international community seldom think about it.

They rarely question the usefulness and legality of the US bases in maintaining global peace and stability, or that expanding the base will only perpetuate terrorism and a militarized US foreign policy premised on assumptions about the efficacy of war and military occupation that should have been discredited long ago. Investing in permanent bases rather than diplomatic, political, and humanitarian efforts to reduce violence and terrorism in Syria and across the region is likely to do little more than ensure enduring war.
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