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‘Up to 15 tons of depleted uranium used in 1999 Serbia bombing’ – lead lawyer in suit against NATO
An international legal team is preparing a lawsuit against NATO over the alliance’s alleged use of depleted uranium munitions during its bombing of Yugoslavia. These have allegedly caused a rise in cancer-related illnesses across the region over the years.

"The NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999 used between 10 and 15 tons of depleted uranium, which caused a major environmental disaster," said Srdjan Aleksic, a Serbian lawyer who leads the legal team, which includes lawyers from the EU, Russia, China and India.

"In Serbia, 33,000 people fall sick because of this every year. That is one child every day," he claimed.

NATO's press office says it's now aware of Serbia's allegations, but gave no further comment.

When asked as of why Serbia has decided to sue NATO 19 years after the attacks, the lawyer said "considering the horrific consequences for our population... it is never too late to sue someone who has caused an environmental catastrophe, someone [who] bombed Serbia with a quasi-nuclear weapon, i.e. depleted uranium."

The Serbian lawyer says 19 countries that were part of NATO at the time need to pay compensation for "for the financial and non-financial damages... to all the citizens who died or fell sick as a proven result of the NATO bombing."

"We expect the members of NATO to provide treatment to our citizens who are suffering from cancer," Aleksic said, adding that the bloc "must also provide the necessary technology and equipment to remove all traces of the depleted uranium" from Serbia.

"The use of banned weapons" by the US-led military alliance in the Balkans "was a violation of all the international conventions and rules that protect people" from such kind of weapons, the lawyer claimed, adding that NATO also used depleted uranium in Iraq in 1991.

"The alliance has not been put on trial for this act, but the consequences are disastrous," he said.

In its 2000 report on depleted uranium, NATO confirmed the use of the munitions both in Iraq and in the Balkans.

"In Iraq, about 300 metric tons of DU [depleted uranium] ammunition were fired by American and British troops. Recently, NATO confirmed the use of DU ammunition in Kosovo battlefields, where approximately 10 metric tons of DU were used," the report says.

The UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has also admitted"there is evidence of use of depleted uranium (DU) projectiles by NATO aircraft during the bombing campaign." However, the UN tribunal has pointed out that "there is no specific treaty ban on the use of DU projectiles."

Reporting on the consequences of the use of such munitions for civil population and the environment, a NATO report said that "in the vicinity of the impact point of DU ammunitions, it is not excluded that individuals unaware of the contamination... could have accumulated radiation doses and/or could have incorporated uranium quantities exceeding the internationally recognized limits."

In May, Balkan Insight reported that around 50 people from the Serbian city of Nis, who have been suffering from cancer and have "seemingly relevant medical documentation" have asked the legal team of 26 lawyers and professors to represent them in the case against NATO.

NATO launched airstrikes in what was then Yugoslavia in March 1999, having interfered in a sectarian conflict between Serbians and Kosovan Albanians. As clashes between the local population turned violent, the US-led military alliance made a decision to respond to what the it said was ethnic cleansing of the Muslim population of Kosovo, without the backing of the UN Security Council.

With no UN mandate, NATO bombing of Serbia lasted for three months, having resulted in hundreds of civilian deaths.

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共謀罪法案っていう希代の悪法っていうか、まぁ市民を弾圧するツールだね。テロ等準備罪なんてよう言うたもんや。そろそろISのテロも日本で起きるかもしれないからテロ準備? イスラム語の研修とかやってる? 全然何もしてないよ。イスラムテロなんて想定してないし。政府の頭にあるのは、国民市民の監視、弾圧だけ。もう狂ってるからね。


あ、そうそう、野党のこと。今日にでも共謀罪法案の参院の委員会決議? 自民党命の公明党がまた職権で審議決定とかアホなことやってる。委員会決議から参院決議へと何が何でも今週中に法案成立って言ってるやろ。それで何やってんの、不信任案提出? 屁の突っ張りにもならんよ。委員会決議の提案を今日はしないことを確約しろって言ってるけど、そんなんでけへんって簡単に公明党から断られてるし。一体何してんのん。





戦争? 何それ?

わからんのか? お前アホか? 共謀罪って治安維持法やねんぞ。拷問されて小林多喜二とか殺されてる。一体何人殺されたと思ってんねん。1600人以上やぞ。それに、監視技術とかもうむちゃくちゃ上がってる。国民市民の情報なんか100パーセント取れるねんで。映像から会話からメールからラインから全部や。全員取れる。アメリカからそういうのをアリガタヤアリガタヤってもらってる。とうに監視国家の準備マンタンや。もうこれ使いたくて使いたくてたまらん訳や、あのアホどもは。









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カタール外相の反テロリズムアドバイザーが、ドーハは米国の要請によりタリバンを受け入れていたと曝露しています。えっ、えっ、えっ! 米国の締め付けが効かなくなりいろいろな秘密が流出し始めました。

Qatari Official: Doha Hosted Taliban at Washington Request
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior counter-terrorism adviser to Qatar's Foreign Minister disclosed that Doha hosted the Taliban militant group based on a request from the United States whose president, along with a number of Arab regimes, has been pressuring Doha over what they say is its support for terrorist groups.

Mutlaq al-Qahtani told Al Jazeera that Qatar hosted the Taliban “at the request of the US government” and as part of Qatar’s “open-door policy, to facilitate talks, to mediate and to bring peace.”

It was "absolutely a request by the US government", senior advisor said, adding that "we were facilitating the talks between the Americans, the Taliban and the government of Afghanistan, because this is our foreign policy: to facilitate talks, to mediate and to bring peace."

The Taliban opened a “political office” in Qatar in 2013, but the Qatari government later shut it down. However, Taliban leaders are still said to be in Doha.

Mutlaq al-Qahtani, a special envoy to Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, said the decision to sever ties by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt - as well as other allies - over Qatar's alleged funding of armed groups would not prove successful, Al-Jazeera reported.

"We have our national committees on terror financing and counter-terrorism," he said, adding that "we also have our preventive action plan, but more importantly, we work very hard on tackling the root cause of terrorism."

Regarding the list of individuals and entities linked to Qatar over terrorism, Qahtani denounced it as "misleading" and "not credible", stressing that "most of the names in the list are not in Doha. They do not live in Doha and they have never been to Doha."

Finance Minister: Qatar Ready to Defend Economy Amid Sanctions by Arab States
TEHRAN (FNA)- Qatari Finance Minister Ali Shareef Al Emadi said Monday that Doha is prepared to defend its economy amid the diplomatic crisis it is currently facing.
"We know that we might have a few challenges here and there, but… we have the assets and the security that we need. Our foreign assets and our foreign investments are more than 250 percent of our GDP… We know we can defend the currency, we can defend the economy, but I don't think there is anything that we need to worry about in the local economy," Al Emadi told the CNBC broadcaster.
He announced that while Qatar is ready to defend its economy, it sees no reasons to worry about the potential negative effects of sanctions imposed by several states, including its closest neighbors.
The Finance Minister admitted that the markets had reacted to what was happening around Qatar last week, but said it was understandable and noted that Qatar was regaining its position.
Al Emadi added that the situation was going back to normal in the country and it was "open for business."
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一人では声を上げづらいから みんなで反対しよう 共謀罪

2017/6/12 午後4時頃の国会周辺




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すべてのメディア、情報は鵜呑みにはできない 中東情勢理解の難しさ






トランプが湾岸諸国に1.5兆ドルの資金提供を求めカタールが拒否 対カタール断交の舞台裏


サウジ、バーレーンなどカタールとの外交関係を断絶、航空便も停止 軍事行動に発展の可能性も


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Source: S. Arabia Intends to Builds Military Bases in Iraq's Kurdistan in Return for Supporting Independence

TEHRAN (FNA)- An informed Kurdish official revealed that Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Jordan have demanded the Iraqi Kurdistan officials to allow them to build military bases in the region for supporting their decision to declare independence.

"Based on this agreement, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Jordan received promises to estalish military bases in Dahouk and Erbil with the aim of confronting Iran and Turkey's influence in exchange for supporting a referendum for independence and then formation of a Kurdish state," the source said in an interview with al-Alam al-Jadid newspaper on Sunday.

Noting that Riyadh and Erbil already have an agreement to exchange intel, the source said, "At present, hundreds of Saudi, UAE and Jordanian military men are already present in Erbil and Dahouk under the title of military advisors."

In relevant remarks on Saturday, a prominent Iraqi analyst and a senior advisor to former Iraqi President Jalal Talibani warned that certain Persian Gulf Arab states have hatched plots against Iraq and provoked Massoud Barzani to hold a referendum for independence.

"Massoud Barzani insists on holding a referendum to grow independent from Iraq and certain (Persian) Gulf littoral states have provoked him," Wafiq al-Samerayee said.

He warned the Arab people in Iraq not to unite with Barzani at all, warning that such a move would be an unforgivable mistake.

Al-Samerayee also warned that the neighboring countries will also show a serious reaction to the Iraqi Kurdistan region's decision for independence.

Iraq's Kurdish region on Wednesday announced it would hold a referendum on independence, in a move the central government in Baghdad is likely to oppose strongly.

"I am pleased to announce that the date for the independence referendum has been set for Monday, Sept. 25, 2017," Barzani said on Twitter.

Barzani's assistant Hemin Hawrami tweeted that voting would take place in the disputed region of Kirkuk and three other areas also claimed by the central government; Makhmour in the north, Sinjar in the northwest and Khanaqin in the east.
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トランプが湾岸諸国に1.5兆ドルの資金提供を求めカタールが拒否 対カタール断交の舞台裏

TEHRAN (FNA)- A prominent Arab analyst said Qatar's support for Ikhwan al-Muslimin is not the main reason for certain Arab countries' pressures and boycotts but Doha's refusal to bow to the US demand for money is the real cause.

"There is no doubt that the fire of crisis between Qatar and Saudi Arabia flared after US President Donald Trump's visit to Riyadh," Hoda Jannat wrote in Tunis al-Aan news website on Saturday.

Before visiting Riyadh, Trump had called on Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar to collect nearly $1.5 trillion before he leaves the Arab country to be able to quiet his critics in the US, the analyst wrote.

Most of the Arab regional countries had agreed to pay this money to protect their monarchies but Qatar retreated from its promise suddenly and infuriated the Saudi and UAE leaders, Jannat concluded.

とても分かりやすい話が出て来ました。Ikhwan al-Musliminムスリム同胞団が対立の主因ではなく、トランプが自らの危機解決のためにサウジやバーレーン、UAEに1.5兆ドルの資金提供(別に現金ということではなく武器購入でも良いのでしょう)を求め、他の国は受けいれたが、カタールは途中で抜けたというのです。




Iran Sends 4 Consignments of Foodstuff to Qatar
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's national flag carrier, Iran Air, announced that it has carried four consignments of foodstuff to Qatar after the Arab country was boycotted by its other neighbors.

"After Qatar was sanctioned by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain, Iran Air has transferred foodstuff and vegetables to Qatar on four flights so far," Head of Iran Air's Public Relations Office Shahrokh Noushabadi told FNA on Saturday.

He underlined Iran Air's preparedness to transfer more foodstuff and vegetable to Qatar upon the Arab country's demand.

Iran has rallied to Qatar’s aid, offering the Persian Gulf state the use of three of its ports to import supplies as its Arab neighbors seek to isolate the emirate.

Chaos in Washington: Trump at Odds with Tillerson over US Policy on Qatar-Arab States Conflict
TEHRAN (FNA)- US President Donald Trump and his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appear to be sending mixed signals on the administration’s stance over the rift between Qatar and its regional neighbors, specially Saudi Arabia.

Trump on Friday once again accused Qatar of funding terrorism, calling on the Persian Gulf country to stop supporting terrorist activities.

"The nation of Qatar, unfortunately, has historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high level," he said at a joint news conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in Washington on Friday, adding that "they have to end that funding."

US President had also on Tuesday accused Qatar of being involved with radicalism, Supporting Saudi Arabia in its new campaign project against Doha after Riyadh along with some Arab states cut their diplomatic ties with the Persian Gulf country.

"During my recent trip to the Middle East I stated that there can no longer be funding of Radical Ideology. Leaders pointed to Qatar - look!," Trump twitted.

Then, US President completely pulled the rug out from under Qatar's feet, writing on his twitter page that "so good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off. They said they would take a hard line on funding extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar. Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!".

Trump travelled to Saudi Arabia in May on the first leg of a tour, which then took him to Israel, sealing an arms deal with Riyadh worth $350 billion over 10 years, with nearly $110 billion to take effect immediately.

Meanwhile, Tillerson urged Saudi Arabia and its regional allies to ease the blockade of Qatar, citing humanitarian concerns and saying it may hinder the US-led campaign against ISIL.

“We call on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt to ease the blockade against Qatar,” Tillerson told reporters in Washington on Friday, adding that the blockade caused unintended hardship to the people of Qatar and poses an impediment to the military campaign against ISIL in Syria and Iraq.

“The blockade is hindering US military action in the region and the campaign against ISIL,” Tillerson stressed.


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日本人が平和主義だって! 笑わせてくれるぜ ということにならないか



アルファ線源の大量内部被爆 極めて重大な事故 核兵器級のプルトニウム?










共同通信 2016/6/7 10:03
プルトニウム米国に到着 日本から返還、処分へ






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Syrian Forces Reach Borders with Iraq

TEHRAN (FNA)- The first units of the Syrian Army troops and popular forces continued to advance against the terrorist groups in Syria's Badiyeh (desert) and deployed at the borders with Iraq Northeast of al-Tanf border-crossing, starting to fortify their positions in the region, a military source confirmed.

The source reported that the Syrian pro-government forces managed to advance against the terrorists from Jaliqam crossroad and Khebreh al-Shahmeh 4km away from al-Tanf border-crossing and al-Zarfa crossroad that end up in the towns of al-Mayadeen and Albu Kamal in Southeastern Deir Ezzur, reaching the border with Iraq after prevailing over the defense lines of the terrorists of al-Soud al-Sharqiyeh and going 30km deep into their positions.

The source further said that with the recent advance, the army has closed off the path to the US and British forces, preventing their penetration from Southern Syria to the Eastern Deir Ezzur province.

The source went on to say that deployment of the Syrian forces at the border with Iraq along with the final operation of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Raqqa and simultaneous advances of the Syrian soldiers from Southeastern Aleppo towards Western Raqqa will have such positive impacts on the trend of the liberation of Raqqa and Deir Ezzur cities that will end in the collapse of the ISIL front in the two regions in coming days.

The sources added that the ISIL terrorists in Raqqa and Deir Ezzur are under the siege of the SDF from the Northern and Western directions and the army and its allies form the South and South-West, while the Iraqi army and the volunteer forces of Hashd al-Shaabi have laid siege on ISIL in Raqqa and Deir Ezzur from Iraq's Western border.

In the meantime, arrival of the Syrian army troops at the borders with Iraq will benefit Jordan because it will block ISIL's transfer of its fighters from the South.

A report said last week that the US-led coalition reinforced its positions near Syria's al-Tanf amid increasing presence of pro-Syrian government forces in the area.

"There are about a couple hundred both coalition forces and our partnered forces [near al-Tanf]. We have increased our combat power in that area," Operation Inherent Resolve spokesperson Col. Ryan Dillon told reporters, Sputnik reported.

Dillon noted that the pro-government force that is currently well within the deconfliction zone, is a "small element," but it is not moving out of the area.

"We have not established a deadline for them [to leave]. We have made it very clear, however, that their presence inside of the deconfliction zone is considered a threat," he added.

Dillon stressed that another cause of concern has been the buildup of pro-government forces that are outside the deconfliction zone.

On May 18, a US defense official announced that the US-led coalition struck the Syrian army near the town of al-Tanf in the area of an established "deconfliction zone" with Russia. The coalition strikes occurred near al-Tanf, where US' and British special operations forces have been training Syrian rebel fighters near the border with Iraq and Jordan.

Washington, Moscow Agree on Syrian Forces' Control over Borders with Iraq
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Arabic-language media sources reported that the US and Russia have concluded an agreement that ensures the Syrian Army troops' control over its borders with Iraq.
Al-Hadath news website reported that based on an agreement between the White House and Kremlin control over the Syria's border with Iraq, specially al-Tanf region will be delivered to the Syrian forces.
Based on the reports, the US forces' attacks on the Syrian Army's positions in the border regions have been carried out to estimate the Syrian forces' firm will to regain control over its border with Iraq, mainly al-Tanf border-crossing.
In the meantime, al-Hadath quoted some sources as saying that based on the American-Russian agreement the Syrian Army is allowed to advance in the border regions along with its popular allies provided that they do not merge with the Iraqi popular forces of Hashd al-Shaabi.
Based on the agreement, there must not be any confrontation between Hashd al-Shaabi and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) or between the Syrian Army troops and the SDF.
Reports said on Monday that a terrorist group affiliated to the Free Syrian Army (FSA) set up a new base with the US-led coalition forces' support Northeast of al-Tanf military base in Southern Syria.
Mohanad al-Talla'a, the commander of FSA-affiliated Jeish al-Maqawir, said that the new base was set up in al-Zakaf region 60km Northeast of al-Tanf base and with 130km distance to the town of Albu Kamal in Eastern Deir Ezzur.
He claimed that the new base was established to train fighters round the clock to fight ISIL.
Al-Talla'a added that the base which was established with the back up of the US-led coalition would be used for the launch of small and mid-size operations in Syria's Badiyeh (desert).
Another source in Jeish al-Maqawir reported that a large volume of arms and ammunition and a large number of militants affiliated to terrorist groups and the coalition were deployed at the base.

Syrian army reach Iraqi border, announce 'strategic turning point’ in war on ISIS
The Syrian army, in cooperation with its allies, have taken control of a vast territory in southeastern Syria, reaching the border "with friendly Iraq," Syrian military officials have announced, describing it as a decisive moment in the fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).
"This achievement is a strategic turning point in the war on terrorism and a springboard to expand military operations in the Badia [region in southeast Syria] and along the border with the friendly Iraq," a Saturday statement from the General Command said, as quoted by the state Syrian news agency, SANA.
In cooperation with its allies, the Syrian army reached the border northeast of al-Tanf crossing on Friday evening, the command said in the statement. It added that the move signals the "first stage of the military operations" in the region.
The offensive had been launched south and east of Palmyra, Syrian military officials said. After hundreds of IS terrorists had been killed there, forces proceeded to the Iraqi border, having retaken a large number of strategic points and positions within the territory which covers over 20 square kilometers in Badia.

The latest advance establishes a bridgehead for further anti-terrorist operations along the border, as it "tightens the noose around remaining ISIS groups" in the area. It further cuts IS supply routes from several directions.

The successful operation underlines the ability and determination of the Syrian army to defeat jihadists, and demonstrates that it is the "only effective force in fighting terrorism," the Syrian command said.

Pro-Syrian government forces have recently been targeted by the US-led coalition in that region, with Washington claiming that they represented a threat to opposition groups backed by the US.
In its statement Saturday, the Syrian command reiterated it saw such US-led attacks as an attempt to "hinder the advance of the Syrian Arab Army and its allies in their war on terrorism."

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シュピーゲルがイラクエリート部隊の民間人に対する拷問を告発 イラクが調査開始で取り上げた件の動画が出てきました。

Mosul torture exposed: Iraqi forces’ abuses filmed (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

イラクは米国の進攻から10年以上残虐な戦闘行為が日常化しています。みんなおかしくなっている?  ですが、シリアはまだ軍の拷問についての情報はありません。



Iraqi forces carrying out tortures in Mosul mostly supervised by US – security official

Iraqi forces execute hospital employee suspected of ISIS links, journalist tells RT(GRAPHIC VIDEO)

US State Department ‘not aware’ of torture & extrajudicial executions by Iraqi forces
The US State Department has denied having any knowledge of the disturbing reports of extrajudicial killings and torture, allegedly conducted by an elite Iraqi special forces unit, which has been made public by freelance filmmaker Ali Arkady.
Last month, Iraqi photojournalist Arkady shared a trove of video and photo material of civilian torture and murder around Mosul which he managed to obtain while being embedded with the elite Emergency Response Division (ERD), a special-forces unit under the command of the Iraqi Interior Ministry.
Documenting some of the ERD's assignments between October and December last year, Arkady eventually defected, taking the disturbing material with him.
Video evidence, shared with a number of media outlets including RT, have evoked the horrors of Abu Ghraib, the infamous prison where the torturous interrogation escapades of the CIA played out.





あなたは、子供さんがそんなふうに人が変わって帰国するのを歓迎できますか? 戦争は人を狂気に追い込むのです。
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US-led coalition interferes in Syrian govt’s fight against terrorism – Russian MoD
The air forces of the US-led coalition are working to undermine the anti-terrorist efforts of the Syrian government, Colonel General Sergey Surovikin of the Russian ground forces has said.
“The coalition air forces and the strongholds of the forces of New Syrian Army [now known as the Revolutionary Commando Army] have blocked the way of the government forces, tasked with defeating IS [Islamic State] groups,” he said at a briefing on Friday.
The statement comes after US warplanes stuck pro-government forces near At Tanf on Thursday, the third such incident in the space of several weeks.
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米ロの核戦争になれば誰も生き残れない プーチン


‘Nobody would survive’: Putin to Oliver Stone on ‘hot war’ between Russia & US
No country on earth would survive should the world’s most powerful nuclear states unleash their atomic weapons, Vladimir Putin has said. His remarks form part of a series of interviews with American film director Oliver Stone.

The question of whether the human race would survive a potential global nuclear war has tormented the minds of generations, and indeed Stone, who wondered if the Russian president believes the US might emerge victorious if such a conflict were to break out.

“In a hot war is the US dominant?” the American director asked the Russian president.

“I don’t think anyone would survive such a conflict,” Putin replied in a short Showtime teaser, a precursor to a documentary titled 'The Putin Interviews' that will be aired next week.
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Iran Revolutionary Guards blame Saudi Arabia for deadly attacks in Tehran
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have accused Saudi Arabia of masterminding the deadly attacks in Tehran on Wednesday, in which at least 12 people were killed. Earlier the terrorist group Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks.
"This terrorist attack happened only a week after the meeting between the U.S. president (Donald Trump) and the (Saudi) backward leaders who support terrorists. The fact that Islamic State has claimed responsibility proves that they were involved in the brutal attack," said the statement, cited by Reuters.

Turkey seeks faster troop deployment to Qatar base as Erdogan slams Doha isolation
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シリア南東部への米軍の空爆をロシアが強く非難 米軍の武力行使で緊張高まる

Russia considers the US-led coalition airstrike against pro-Damascus fighters in Syria an act of aggression and rejects the justification for the attack issued by the Pentagon, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

The Tuesday airstrike near the town of At Tanf in eastern Syria “was an aggressive act, that violated the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic and – deliberately or not – targeted the forces which are most effective in fighting terrorists on the ground,” the minister said on Wednesday.

The Pentagon justified the attack by saying that the pro-government forces “advanced inside the well-established deconfliction [sic] zone in southern Syria.”

Lavrov rejected that reasoning, saying that he is not familiar with the term.

“I don’t know anything about such zones. This must be some territory, which the coalition unilaterally declared [deconfliction zones] and where it probably believes to have a sole right to take action. We cannot recognize such zones,” he said.

Lavrov said Russia, Turkey and Iran have signed a deal, which has been endorsed by the UN Security Council, to establish so-called “de-escalation zones” in several parts of Syria. Damascus agreed to this approach and the exact borders and mechanisms for observing a truce inside those zones are currently being negotiated.

“This approach was agreed to by Syria. We consider illegitimate any unilateral declaration of ‘deconfliction zones’ not endorsed by Damascus. We hope the coalition will adhere to the agreement it has reached with us, which states that the de-escalation zones must be agreed to in detail by all stakeholders,” he said.

He added that, according to some reports, the force attacked by the coalition was being deployed to prevent Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) fighters from destroying two bridges and a road connecting Syria with Iraq, and that the intervention had allowed the terrorists to carry out their plan.

US-led coalition destroys pro-government forces within deconfliction zone in Syria – Pentagon

The US-led coalition inside Syria says that it has destroyed pro-government forces that entered the deconfliction zone established around a coalition training facility. The coalition last struck a pro-government convoy in the area on May 18.

UPDATE: On Wednesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov rejected the US’ justification for the attack, saying Moscow does not recognize any “deconfliction zone” declared by the US unilaterally. He said such zones were different from “de-escalation zones,” which Russia, Turkey and Iran are in the process of establishing with the full support of the United Nations Security Council and the government of Syria.

“The Coalition destroyed additional pro-Syrian regime forces that advanced inside the well-established deconfliction zone in southern Syria,” said a statement from the US Central Command.

“The Coalition does not seek to fight Syrian regime or pro-regime forces but remains ready to defend themselves if pro-regime forces refuse to vacate the deconfliction zone.”

The deconfliction zone, with a radius of about 55 km, was established around the town of At Tanf, where the US has set up base to train special forces for the final assault on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa.

“Despite previous warnings, pro-regime forces entered the agreed-upon deconfliction zone with a tank, artillery, anti-aircraft weapons, armed technical vehicles and more than 60 soldiers posing a threat to the Coalition and partner forces based at the At Tanf Garrison,” said the CENTCOM statement. “The Coalition issued several warnings via the deconfliction line prior to destroying two artillery pieces, an anti-aircraft weapon, and damaging a tank.”

On May 18, the Coalition attacked a convoy of what the US called “Iranian-directed troops,” who were moving in the direction of the training base, which houses several hundred US staff.

The bombardment was condemned by Damascus, which has repeatedly accused Washington and its allies of operating within its sovereign territory, and Moscow, which according to media reports, had tried to prevent the escalation of the standoff, relaying messages between the two sides.

On Tuesday, Russia criticized the strike, and called for an extraordinary UN Security Council meeting.

"The strike is a step by the US towards engaging in an open conflict in Syria, and an act of aggression," said a member of the defense and security council of the upper chamber of the Russian parliament, Frants Klintsevich.
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The American attack occurred on the same day US-backed militias launched an all-out assault on Raqqa which has served as the Islamic State’s unofficial “capital” since its capture in 2014. Raqqa is located 300 km to the north of At Tanf.

The battle for the city, where up to 4,000 ISIS fighters are still thought to be holed up, is expected to be quicker than the siege of Mosul, where fighting still continues eight months after the initial assault began. The International Rescue Committee says that 200,000 civilians are still trapped in Raqqa.

Experts RT spoke to believe that in choosing to exercise pre-emptive force the US is not just defending its troops, but pursuing broader strategic goals.

“At Tanf is a potential flashpoint, and the reason the Americans have reacted so strongly, with a bombing, is because they believe they can make sure that the flashpoint doesn’t actually happen, that they can stifle it,” journalist Martin Jay said in an interview with RT from Beirut.

“The US is trying to put all sorts of pressure on Syria to make sure that Damascus will be more flexible in what it will give up at the negotiating table. And basically, they want to change the Assad regime and make it more palatable to the Israelis, Saudis and their other allies,” Daoud Khairallah, Professor of International Law at Georgetown University, told RT.

シリア南部 米国のテロリスト訓練基地に向けてシリア軍が前進

米軍機がシリア政府軍のコンボイを爆撃 政府軍がS-200ミサイルを発射

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US President Donald Trump has hinted that the spat which saw Saudi Arabia, the UAE and several other Arab League states cut ties with Qatar over alleged funding of terrorist groups was a result of his recent Middle East trip.
“So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off,” Trump tweeted, wading in to the largest crisis in the Arab world in decades.
“They [Arab states] said they would take a hard line on funding extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar. Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!” he added.

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2017/6/6 パリノートルダム寺院近くでハンマーを持つ男に警察官が発砲


2017/6/2 メルボルン




2015/11/13 パリ同時テロ








2017/6/7 イラン国会議事堂とホメイニ師の廟で銃撃と爆発 少なくとも12人が死亡、数十人が負傷
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2015/12/17の謎 カタールの王族を誘拐したのは誰か?

Qatar’s $1bn ransom to jihadists & Iran aided Gulf states’ decision to cut ties – media

この記事は the Financial Timesの報道をキャリーしているだけでソースに取材しているわけでもないので大変分かりにくいです。FTの報道も分かりにくいですからさらに分かりにくくなっています。

@ カタールは、イラクで狩猟中にさらわれた王族らの解放のために10億ドルを支払った。王族26名のほかにシリアで捕虜となった戦闘員50名も対象

A カタールの身代金支払先は、シリアで戦闘行為を行うアルカエダの下部組織とイランの保安関係の職員(Iranian security officials) 約7億ドルがイラン関係者とシーア派戦闘員に払われ、2億ドルから3億ドルの多くがシリアのイスラム主義グループ、Tahrir al-Shamに払われた。

B カタールの王族を誘拐したのは、イランが支援するイラクのシーア派戦闘員 Kata’eb Hizbollah。人質はイラン国内に拘束されていた。Kata’eb Hizbollah はイラク人のグループだが、イランの主要な地域代理人であるヒズボラとつながりがある。

C イラク人のグループがカタール王族を誘拐したのは、シリア内の過激派スンニグループTahrir al-ShamTwo に誘拐されたシーア派戦闘員解放交渉のためのテコをヒズボラとイランに与えることが動機の一つ。カタールはスンニ派。

D 人質の取引は、シリア国内の四つの町の避難促進協定と結び付いている。うち二つはジハーディストによりそして二つはシーア戦闘員によって支配されていた。この協定は、カタールに人質取引にカネを出すカバー、口実を与えた。イランとカタールは長らくこの取引の「覆い」を探していた。

E カタールはこの避難協定を使って、Tahrir al-Shamに1億2千万ドルから1億4千万ドル、Ahrar al-Shamに8千万ドルを支払った。ジハーディストグループに約3億ドルが払われたと見られている。イランは7億ドルを受け取り、そのうち4億ドルをイラクのシーア派戦闘員に渡した。

A 「シリア内の過激派スンニグループTahrir al-ShamTwo に誘拐されたシーア派戦闘員」がどこの国の市民かが書かれていません。少なくともカタールの市民ではないでしょう。その解放のためにカタールが身代金を出すのはおかしいです。

B イラクのヒズボラとイランにカードを与えるためとありますから、イランの市民だったのでしょうか。それならイランがカタールから巨額な資金をもらうのもおかしいです。

C 誘拐グループがスンニ派戦闘グループとの人質交換のカードとして使うためにカタールの王族を誘拐したというのはありうることだと考えられます。カードとして使えなければ、身代金要求に留めることもできます。






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サウジ、バーレーンなどカタールとの外交関係を断絶、航空便も停止 軍事行動に発展の可能性も




ハッキングとフェイクニュースで中東が混乱? フェイクではないらしい

‘Terrorism, meddling in affairs’: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia & Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

Key Arab League nations, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE, have severed diplomatic ties with Qatar after Bahrain said it was cutting all ties and contacts with Doha. Qatar is accused of backing terrorist groups and meddling in other countries’ affairs.

Bahrain announced early Monday that it is severing diplomatic relations with neighboring Qatar and cutting air and sea connections with Doha, accusing it of meddling in its internal affairs. Bahrain’s state news agency said in a brief statement that Qatari citizens have 14 days to leave the country.

It accused Doha of supporting terrorism and meddling in Manama’s internal affairs.

Citing “protection of national security,” Riyadh then announced it was also severing ties with Doha and closing off all land, sea and air contacts, the Saudi state agency said in a statement, cited by Reuters.

The Saudi-led coalition has announced that Qatar’s participation in its joint military operation in Yemen has been canceled. The coalition’s statement accused Doha of supporting the Al-Qaeda and Islamic State terrorist groups.

Egypt was next to join the diplomatic war, with Cairo announcing it is cutting relations with Doha, according to Sputnik news agency.

Egypt has closed all its seaports and airspace to Qatari vessels and planes, the country’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

“The Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt has decided to sever diplomatic relations with Qatar because of the continued hostility of the Qatari authorities towards Egypt,” the Cairo statement read, also accusing Doha of supporting terrorist organizations, including the Muslim Brotherhood.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has followed suit, citing “support, funding and embrace of terrorist, extremist and sectarian organizations” as the reason for cutting ties with Qatar.

The UAE’s state news agency said in a statement that Qatar is “undermining regional stability,” Reuters reports.

The Emirates has similarly given Qatar’s diplomats just 48 hours to leave its territory.

Alarmed viewers of the Qatari TV network Al Jazeera wondered why it was not covering the diplomatic crisis, instead tweeting pieces such as a video about hijab cosplay in Malaysia.

Al Jazeera finally broke the news at around 03:35 GMT, citing a “dispute over a Qatar news agency hack” as grounds for the crisis.

The hacking and “fake news” scandal broke out on May 23, when Qatar News Agency’s website and social media accounts were apparently hacked, spreading what Doha calls false statements citing Qatari emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. Those included him allegedly slamming the recent tensions with Iran, calling Hamas and Hezbollah “resistance movements,” as well as doubting whether US President Donald Trump will stay in power for long.

The agency’s compromised Twitter account also cited the Qatari foreign minister as saying the island kingdom was severing relations with some of its neighbors.

While Doha vehemently denied the validity of those claims, UAE-based broadcasters Al Arabiya and Sky News Arabia picked up the stories, giving them extensive coverage and infuriating Qatari officials.

But the hacking scandal rapidly escalated, with Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain banning all Qatari-funded news agencies, including Al Jazeera, for what MENA agency called “having content that supports terrorism and extremism, as well [as] publishing lies.”

In the latest cyberwar development before the all-out diplomatic crisis, the Bahraini foreign minister’s Twitter account was allegedly seized on Saturday by hackers, who tweeting hostile and insulting clips about Iran. It took more than six hours for Bahrain to regain control of the account, judging by the reports on the Foreign Ministry’s Twitter page.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE top the 22-state Arab League in terms of gross domestic product (GDP), with Qatar currently ranking 4th.

[ドバイ 5日 ロイター] - カタールは5日、サウジアラビアを含む4カ国がカタールとの外交関係を断ち切ったことについて、遺憾の意を表明した。カタールを拠点とする衛星テレビ局アルジャジーラが伝えた。

Senior Analyst: Saudi Arabia, Allies May Take Military Action Against Qatar as Next Move
TEHRAN (FNA)- Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm newspaper, underlined that cutting diplomatic relations with Doha by four Arab states is a prelude launching military strikes against the Qatari government.
"The next step may be military intervention for regime change in Qatar as this is a war that has been planned several months ago," the senior Arab analyst wrote on his Twitter page on Monday.
In a relevant development on Tuesday, Secretary of Iran's Expediency Council (EC) Mohsen Rezayee called on Saudi Arabia to avoid meddling in Qatar's internal affairs, warning Riyadh that the regional nations' tolerance has a limit and they might burst with anger.
"The Al-Saud's interference in the internal affairs of Qatar as an independent country on the pretext of (the latter's) friendship with Iran is the height of aggression and intervention," Rezayee wrote on his Instagram page.
Noting that Saudi Arabia has military intervened in Yemen and Bahrain on the pretext of their relations with Iran and interferes in Qatar's internal affairs due to its independent policies, he expressed surprise that Riyadh persuades other countries to establish friendly ties with Israel.
Rezayee warned that al-Saud's illegal measures will put the region on the brink of insecurity, and said that the Saudi rulers are digging their graves and will soon witness an uprising by their own people and the regional nations.
Last Thursday, an article appeared on Qatar’s state-run news agency, quoting the emir as criticizing the United States, Saudi Arabia, and its client states for their attempt to stir up tensions with “Islamic power” Iran.
A post also appeared on the agency’s Twitter page, quoting the Qatari foreign minister as saying that his country was withdrawing its ambassadors from Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE amid tensions.
The Qatari government soon said that the state agency had been hacked and that the remarks attributed to the emir and the foreign minister had never been made.
The official denial, which was offered several more times, too, nevertheless failed to stop a widening rift from emerging between the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf. Saudi media viciously attacked Qatar, accusing it of having “betrayed” the other Arab countries particularly at a time when they had attempted to stage a show of “unity” against Iran in a much-publicized and extravagant series of events in Riyadh.
Kuwait, however, did not joined the blackout. Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Jarallah called the ban “regrettable” and expressed Kuwait’s readiness to converge its views with those of Qatar.
Some analysts say Riyadh fears that the Arab Persian Gulf countries it has long sought to co opt may be gravitating toward Iran, which Saudi Arabia perceives as a regional adversary.

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Leaked Emails Revealed UAE Works with Israeli Lobby against Qatar, Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- Hackers released email revealing how UAE ambassador to the US is collaborating with an Israeli lobby group against Qatar, reports said.

The released email exchanges between the Emirati ambassador to the US and top foreign policy figures that include details of a forthcoming meeting between UAE officials and a pro-Israel think tank and lobby group, Intercept reported.

According to the leaked emails, UAE envoy Yousef al-Otaiba, an influential envoy in Washington DC, is in "almost constant phone and email contact" with US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner.

The emails reveal what appears to be a close relationship between Otaiba and members of the pro-Israel think tank, Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), which is funded by businessman Sheldon Adelson, an ally of Israeli regime's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a major donor to US conservative and Republican Party Causes.

The emails also detail a multi-page proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting between FDD and UAE government officials that is scheduled for 11-14 June.

Mark Dubowitz, FDD's CEO, and John Hannah, FDD's senior counsellor, are listed as attending, as well as Jonathan Schanzer, FDD vice president for research. UAE officials requested for meetings to include Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, the crown prince who commands the armed forces.

The agenda includes an extensive discussion between the two sides on Qatar. They are scheduled to discuss, for example, "Al Jazeera as an instrument of regional instability". Media network Al Jazeera has based in Qatar and is state-funded.

Another agenda of the meeting with the FDD is to find ways of hampering Iran’s ability to engage in business activities with major companies around the world.

The emails were released hours before UAE joined Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt in cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar.

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