国際・政治: ずくなしの冷や水

2017年09月15日

アラブリーグ カタール問題で激しいやり取り

※  zerohedge‏ @zerohedge の2017/9/14のツイート
"You Rabid Dogs!": Watch As Screaming Arab League Members Accuse Each Other Of Terrorism http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-14/you-rabid-dogs-watch-sreaming-arab-league-members-accuse-each-other-terrorism

アルジャジーラ2017/9/13
Qatar-Gulf crisis boils over at Cairo meeting
Heated exchange of words, which erupted on live TV, is the latest chapter in the Gulf crisis, now in its fourth month.

Correction: 12/9/2017: A previous version of this article stated that Muraikhi accused Saudi Arabia of looking to replace the emir of Qatar with Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani. This was incorrect. Muraikhi said Riyadh was seeking to replace the emir with Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani.

Diplomats from Qatar and the four states blockading the Gulf nation have exchanged heated words at an Arab League meeting in Cairo.

Tuesday's row, which erupted on live television, is the latest chapter in the three-month-old Gulf crisis in which Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Bahrain are blockading Qatar.

The coalition cut diplomatic and trade links with Qatar on June 5, suspending air and shipping routes to their Gulf neighbour.

The four Arab states have accused Doha of financing "terrorism". Qatar has rejected the allegation as "baseless".

The blockading states also have accused Doha of supporting regional foe Iran.

Kuwait has been trying to mediate in the dispute.

Heated exchange
During his opening speech, Qatar's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi referred to Iran as an "honourable country" and said ties had warmed with its neighbour since the blockade.

In response, Ahmed al-Kattan, Saudi Arabia's envoy to the Arab League, said: "Congratulations to Iran and soon, God willing, you will regret it.

"If the brethren in Qatar think they may have a benefit in their rapprochement with Iran, I'd like to say that they have this evaluation wrong in every way. The Qataris will be held responsible for such a decision."

He added that in "the coming days will prove them wrong because we know that the Qatari people will never accept the Iranians to play a role in Qatar".

UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said the Gulf crisis continued "due to Qatar's unwillingness for peace".

"Their direction needs to change and we will continue our policies until Qatar changes its policies of aggression against the four boycotting countries, as long as Doha supports and funds terrorism and intervenes in the Middle East countries' internal affairs," Gargash said.

Muraikhi, responded by saying that the crisis started when Qatar News Agency (QNA) was hacked by UAE-backed perpetrators who attributed false statement to the emir of Qatar.

"Then we saw this vicious media campaign against Qatar, waged by rabid dogs backed by some regimes," Muraiki said, adding: "Mr Anwar [Gargash] forgot to mention that the four blockading countries tried a military action against my country in 1996."
'All threats'

The Qatari diplomat lamented Kattan's tone in the exchange, saying: "[It] is all threats and I don't think he has the authority to threaten and speak like this."

The exchange then descended into a row during which Kattan and Muraikhi, with each telling the other to be quiet.

Muraikhi said Saudi Arabia was looking to depose the emir of Qatar and replace him with Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani, a little-known Qatari sheikh who has been thrust into the limelight by the Saudi-led bloc.

"This is an improper thing to say because the kingdom of Saudi Arabia will never resort to such cheap methods and we don't want to change the regime, but you must also know that the kingdom can do anything it wants, God willing," Kattan said.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said Muraikhi's comments were unacceptable.

"We know very well Qatar's long history in supporting terrorism and that they have provided weapons and funds in Syria, Libya, Yemen even inside Egypt that killed so many," Shoukry said.

Qatar backed a democratically-elected Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt before it was overthrown by the military in 2013.

The Arab states have demanded Qatar sever any links with the Brotherhood and other groups they deem to be "terrorists".

まるで議論になっていません。
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2017年09月14日

UAEがカタール人を拷問

同じ事件をRTが一日早く伝え、FARSNEWSが後追いしました。読み比べるとFARSNEWSの記事が平易な英語でかつ分かりやすく書いてあることに気付くでしょう。湾岸諸国には、ビジネスで行く人もリスクがあるようです。そこに住む人はそれなりの決意があるんでしょうね。

FARSNEWS2017/9/14
Lawsuit Says Three Qataris 'Beaten, Tortured' by UAE State Security

TEHRAN (FNA)- Three Qatari officials were kidnapped by the UAE security services and held illegally for months, during which they were beaten and tortured, it has been alleged.

Mahmoud al-Jaidah, Hamad Ali Mohammed Ali al-Hammadi and Yousef Abdul Samad al-Mullah have given evidence stating they were on innocuous visits to the UAE when they were seized and accused of a variety of crimes, from espionage to membership of the Muslim Brotherhood, New Arab reported.

"They blindfolded me and tortured me. I was put into questioning and they started to interrogate me with various questions about Qatar and its foreign policy. They started to ask me if Qatar is supportive of the Muslim Brotherhood and why," al-Jaidah said.

Al-Jaidah was detained despite the fact that his wife was sick and at hospital. He also says before he was forced into a false confession, he was given a bottle of water which he believes may have been spiked with some sort of a drug.

Al-Jaidah is a physician and director of medical services at Qatar Petroleum.

Al-Hammadi is the personal assistant to the head of Qatar's State Security Service.

"When I was first detained, the Qatari authorities had tried to get ahold of me, but the UAE told the Qatari authorities that I had not even entered the country," al-Hammadi told The New Arab.

"They took my blood, knowing I have kidney disease. I was denied all medical treatment and was completely locked out of the world," he added.

Al-Mullah is a friend and former colleague of al-Hammadi. They met when working at the University of Cairo. Al-Mullah now works for the Ministry of the Interior in the General Directorate of Passports.

"This is not only about clearing our names and reputations. There are countless others from all over the world currently being tortured and detained illegally in UAE prisons," said Mahmoud al-Jaidah.

"We are bringing this complaint in London because we know that this city will not allow itself to become a safe-haven for torturers."

British Human rights lawyer Rodney Dixon QC of Temple Garden Chambers is handling their complaint, which is being investigated by London's Metropolitan Police under universal jurisdiction laws, for crimes such as torture, the UK may seek arrest warrants should the accused enter the country.

The complaint names 10 prominent UAE security officials, including a cabinet minister and a former head of national security.

The three Qatari victims were allegedly held for more than two years, released in 2015 under an agreement between the UAE and Qatar.

They had been subjected to beatings, electric shocks, solitary confinement, forced sleep deprivation and threats of being raped and murdered.

They were allegedly forced into confessions, which were later aired on Abu Dhabi TV and Sky News Arabia.

"At the time of their release, in order to avoid any deterioration in relations with the UAE, the Qatari government settled the matter amicably and compensated its citizens. The forced confessions were never made public," Rodney Dixon QC's office said in a statement.

"However, following the recent breakdown of relations between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain, in June 2017, the forced confessions were publicly broadcast on Abu Dhabi TV and Sky News Arabia."

The fact that the case is being forwarded to the Metropolitan Police brings British law enforcement into the ongoing diplomatic crisis. Any investigation, or lack of investigation, may well end up affecting British foreign policy in a restive region in a post-Brexit era, when Whitehall is desperate for trade deals, notably arms sales.

However, Dixon QC had urged that this move is not political and it is only a matter of pressing on human rights. He claimed that this will not drag the UK into the current GCC diplomatic crisis.

"This is just the very beginning. We have filed a complaint with the Metropolitan Police and requested them to open an investigation," he told The New Arab.

RT2017/9/13
UK asked to intervene over claims Qatari govt ministers sanctioned torture in UAE
Britain has been asked to investigate allegations of torture against Qatari nationals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the alleged victims told RT.

Scotland Yard’s war crimes unit is being petitioned to open a case into fresh allegations of abuse which was allegedly sanctioned by government officials in Qatar, in a case which could prove embarrassing for the UK government.

Politicians, including a high-ranking cabinet minister were named in a dossier handed to the Metropolitan Police on Wednesday, which alleges multiple human rights abuses against three Qatari men.

The trio described to RT how they were beaten, tortured, threatened with rape, illegally detained and forced to confess to crimes they did not commit, between 2013 and 2015.

They are calling on the Met to arrest those involved in the alleged campaign of physical and mental torture, if they ever travel to Britain.

Dr. Mahmoud Al-Jaidah was taken for questioning at Dubai International Airport in 2013, as he flew to see his wife. When he was told he was being taken to sign an interview form, he was actually taken to prison, he claims.

“They were wearing national dress, not police uniforms,” he told RT at Scotland Yard.

“Suddenly I found myself in a GMC car with blacked-out windows. They tied my hands, my legs and they closed my eyes.

“They did not allow me to sleep for three days, not a single moment’s rest.

“I was exhausted. They gave me a half bottle of water. After I drank it I found myself laughing. I became very talkative saying a lot of things.
“They slapped me in my face.

“They told me ‘If you don’t answer us as we want, we will deal with you like this.’

“They started with a stick, beating me in the back, there was bruises on my legs, but I was not seen by a doctor.

“They beat me with the stick and they punched me in the stomach – not only that, they were threatening me.

“They were threatening they were going to hang me by the legs, they said they would pull out my nails and that even they could kill me and nobody would know about it.

“I was thinking about my family, my children, I was crying, it was a very bad situation.”

Al Jaidah, director of Medical Services at Qatar Petroleum and a father-of-eight, was reportedly detained from February 2013 until May 2015.

During that time he was deprived of sleep, food and water, held captive for periods without clothes and was held in solitary confinement for eight-and-a-half months, he claims.

The doctor was also allegedly barred from having books and writing material during his time in prison, and would be allowed to call his family, only for the prison to cut off the connection when they answered.

Finally, he says he was forced to tape a confession of the crimes of “sedition and defamation against the UAE” and released.

Hamad Ali Mohammed Ali Al Hammadi, personal assistant to the Head of Qatar’s State Security Service, made similar claims over his detention between June 2014 and May 2015.

Former employee of the Interior Ministry in Qatar Yousef Abdul Samad Al Mullah says he was also detained in the same period.

All three victims were released in 2015 under an agreement between the UAE and Qatar and the Qatari government compensated its citizens.

However, as tensions between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain reached boiling point, the taped confessions were broadcast on live TV, two years after they were recorded.

The British Foreign Secretary has attempted to help patch up relations between Saudi Arabia and its allies in relation to Qatar.

All four severed ties with Qatar after accusing the nation of supporting extremists and cozying up to chief Saudi rival, Iran.

If the UK police agree to take on the case against UAE officials, British Prime Minister Theresa May could be placed in an awkward position, amid claims the UK constantly bends rules for the kingdom.

The lawyer representing the men, Rodney Dixon QC, is calling for justice to be done in the UK, despite its international ties.

“This referral is a test of the British system's duty, willingness and ability to uphold international law and human rights, no matter how challenging that may be,” he said.

“The UK legal system has shown time and time again that it will stand by these principles and values. My clients are hoping that this time will be no different.”

Scotland Yard’s war crimes unit, SO15, has begun an assessment of their evidence which includes testimony but no photographs of injuries, which Dixon says are held by the UAE.

If an arrest warrant is eventually issued, the officials could be detained if they travel to the UK.

UK police can convict those accused under the torture under Section 134 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988, regardless of where the crime was committed.

If convicted, prison sentences can stretch up to 20 years.
The men are among dozens of foreign nationals who have complained of torture in the UAE.

Former Leeds United managing director David Haigh claimed he was repeatedly tortured while in prison accused of fraud in Dubai during a 23-month detention.

Al Jaidah warned the international community to act against human rights abuses in the UAE.

“Our complaint is to prevent what is going on,” he said.

“For me, personally, I want to show the dark part of the UAE. It is not only Dubai and development, development of the buildings, they need to develop as human beings.

“They are preventing people from freedom.”
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世界中で女性の活躍が目立つ 誉められない人も・・・

英国から米国に移った陰謀論者 Louise Mensch
Former British MP Louise Mensch, a leading voice of conspiracy theorists accusing Russia of hacking the 2016 US presidential elections and claiming President Donald Trump has already been impeached, has fired her lawyer over a Twitter argument.

記者や関係国の外交官に対して失敬な発言が続く米国国務省のスポークスウーマン Heather Nauert

現米国国連大使 Nikki Haley
前米国国連大使 Samantha Power

デスラーさんによれば「Americaで唯一信頼できる女性政治家」ツルシ・ガッバード Tulsi Gabbard

ミャンマーのロヒンギャ迫害に関して批判が高まるノーベル平和賞受賞者 アウンサンスーチー
380k sign pro-Rohingya petition to strip Suu Kyi of Nobel prize

イスラエルのネタニヤフ首相夫人、Sara Netanyahu、公金横領で起訴へ

汚職で逮捕された韓国の前大統領 朴槿恵 パク・クネ

ドイツのメルケル
英国のliar メイ

ロシア外務省のスポークスウーマン マリア・ザハロバ
シリアのテロリストに対するCIAの武器発送を暴いたブルガリアのジャーナリスト Dilyana Gaytandzhieva

Sibel Deniz Edmonds   a former translator who worked as a contractor for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and founder of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition. Wikipediaによる

vanessa beeley  a British investigative journalist focused on the Middle East. On her return from Syria in September 2016, she reported how 600,000 people moved from East to West Aleppo to take refuge when the NATO-backed rebels attacked the city in 2012.
Vanessa Beeley is clear that Syria's White Helmets, lauded in the West as a group of volunteer first-responders, funded by the US, Britain and others to the tune of $100 million and nominated for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, are nothing but terrorists. She accuses the White Helmets of stealing ambulances and fire engines, and even killing Syria's real Civil Defence officials.



日本では
豊田真由子氏
安倍昭恵氏
山尾志桜里氏
望月衣塑子氏
堤 未果氏

追記予定

読者の記憶に強い印象を与えた女性は誰ですか?
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イスラエルの宗教による兵役免除は憲法違反

RT2017/9/13
Israel’s religious military exemption law is unconstitutional – Supreme Court
Israel’s Supreme Court has annulled a law which exempted ultra-Orthodox Jews from being conscripted into the army, drawing furious responses from community leaders and some politicians.

The decision to repeal the law was made Tuesday. Eight of the nine-judge panel ruled that parts of the conscription law were “unreasonable and unconstitutional.”

The measure will take effect within a year.

Members of the ultra-Orthodox community – unlike secular Jews who are drafted into the military at the age of 18 – are largely exempt from being drafted into the country's armed forces.

The exemption stems from 1949, when then defense minister David Ben-Gurion, who was also the country's first prime minister, allowed 400 students to be excluded from military service on the grounds that “their studies are their craft.”

The ruling has angered ultra-Orthodox politicians who see the study of the Torah as fundamental to the continued survival of the Jewish people.

United Torah Judaism chairman and Health Minister, Ya’acov Litzman, said the decision was “the worst and most wretched decision in the history of terrible decisions in the Jewish world.” He added the judges were “harming the most cherished aspect of haredi Judaism, which is the holy yeshiva students whose Torah is their profession,”according to the Jerusalem Post.

In 2014, the secular Yesh Atid party proposed legislation to replace previously made arrangements on conscription which had expired. However in 2015, when both ultra-Orthodox parties rejoined the government, and Yesh Atid went into opposition, the ultra-Orthodox parties managed to dilute this law.

Supreme Court President Miriam Naor, the judge heading up the panel, wrote: “The hope of meeting the enlistment targets set by existing the law are growing less and likely every year. As a result, the law’s goal of reducing inequality in the burden of military service is not being met,” Haaretz reports.

Opposition politicians praised the judges for their decision.

“This is why we have come to politics. Conscription for everybody, work for everybody. Benjamin Netanyahu can no longer continue to wriggle out all the time. Military conscription is for everybody, not only for the suckers who don’t have a party in his coalition,” Yair lapid, chairman of the Yesh Atid party said.
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What's Really Behind the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar

sputniknews14:42 05.09.2017
Soros and Hydrocarbons: What's Really Behind the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar
The Rohingya conflict in Myanmar, which had caught its second wind in August 2017, appears to be a multidimensional crisis with major geopolitical players involved, experts say, referring to both internal and external reasons behind the recent upsurge in violence in the country.

The Rohingya conflict, which erupted between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar's western Rakhine state in late August, was apparently fanned by external global players, Dmitry Mosyakov, director of the Centre for Southeast Asia, Australia and Oceania at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, told RT.

According to the academic, the conflict has at least three dimensions.

"First, this is a game against China, as China has very large investments in Arakan [Rakhine]," Mosyakov told RT. "Second, it is aimed at fuelling Muslim extremism in Southeast Asia…. Third, it's the attempt to sow discord within ASEAN [between Myanmar and Muslim-dominated Indonesia and Malaysia]."
According to Mosyakov, the century-long conflict is used by external players to undermine Southeast Asian stability, especially given the fact that what is at stake are vast reserves of hydrocarbons located offshore of the Rakhine state.

"There's a huge gas field named Than Shwe after the general who had long ruled Burma," Mosyakov said. "Additionally, the coastal zone of Arakan [Rakhine] almost certainly contains oil hydrocarbons."

After the massive Rakhine energy reserves were discovered in 2004 they attracted China's attention. By 2013 China completed oil and natural gas pipelines, which connect Myanmar's port of Kyaukphyu with the Chinese city of Kunming in Yunnan province.

The oil pipeline allows Beijing to deliver Middle Eastern and African crude bypassing the Malacca Straits, while the gas pipeline is transporting hydrocarbons from Myanmar's offshore fields to China.

The development of the Sino-Myanmar energy project coincided with the intensification of the Rohingya conflict in 2011-2012 when 120,000 asylum seekers left the country escaping the bloodshed.

According to Dmitry Egorchenkov, deputy director of the Institute for Strategic Studies and Prognosis at the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, it is hardly a coincidence. Although there are certain internal causes behind the Rohingya crisis, it could also be fueled by external players, most notably, the United States.

Myanmar's destabilization may affect China's energy projects and create a pocket of instability at Beijing's doorstep. Given the ongoing crisis between the US and North Korea, another Chinese neighbor, Beijing may soon find itself caught in the crossfires.

Meanwhile, the Burma Task Force, which comprises a number of organizations funded by George Soros, has been actively operating in Myanmar since 2013 calling upon the international community to stop what they call "the genocide of the Rohingya Muslim minority group." However, Soros's interference in Myanmar's domestic affairs goes deeper into the country's history.

In 2003, George Soros joined a US Task Force group aimed at increasing "US cooperation with other countries to bring about a long overdue political, economic and social transformation in Burma [Myanmar]."

The Council of Foreign Relation's (CFR) 2003 document entitled "Burma: Time For Change," which announced the establishment of the group insisted that "democracy… cannot survive in Burma without the help of the United States and the international community."

"When George Soros comes to this or that country… he looks for religious, ethnic or social contradictions, chooses the model of action for one of these options or their combination and tries to 'warm they up,'" Egorchenkov explained, speaking with RT.

On the other hand, according to Mosyakov, it appears that some established global economies are seeking to contain the rapid economic development of ASEA nations, by instigating inner strife within the bloc.

The academic opined that the globalist management policy envisages sowing discord in stable regional formations. By fuelling regional conflicts external players jump at the opportunity to gain control over sovereign states and exert considerable pressure on them.

The recent Rohingya crisis started on August 25 when Muslim insurgents of Rohingya origin attacked security posts in Myanmar's Rakhine state. The tough response of the country's authorities triggered violent clashes, which claimed the lives of at least 402 people. However, according to some estimates, up to 3,000 Muslims were killed during the recent conflict.

The conflict that started about a century ago has gradually escalated since 2011, hitting its peak in 2012 when thousands of Muslim families sought asylum in the special refugee camps on the country's territory or fled to Bangladesh. Yet another escalation started in 2016.今日の結果
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2017年09月13日

ISISテロリストが数百人トルコ南部に逃げる

FARSNEWS2017/9/13
ISIL Terrorists Mass Fleeing to Turkey After Heavy Defeats in Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of terrorists who have defected the ISIL after the terrorist group's heavy defeat in Syria crossed the borders to Southern Turkey as a first step to return to their countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.

"The former extremist terrorists are now rallying in several towns and villages in Southern Turkey after making it through the borders," local media reported.

The ISIL has experienced heavy defeats in Homs, Hama and Deir Ezzur provinces in recent weeks.

Throughout the year, the Turkish border guards have shot dead scores of both civilians and the terrorists who were trying to cross the borders into Turkey.

In a relevant development on Tuesday, the Syrian army forces ambushed a large group ISIL terrorists who were escaping from a besieged area in Central Syria towards Idlib, and held them captive.

The ISIL terrorists sought to run away from an army-controlled region through al-Sa'an-Ithriya road towards areas controlled by al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at or the Levant Liberation Board) in Idlib but they faced an ambush by the army units.

During the operation, 25 ISIL militants were held captive.

A military source said that 3 ISIL commanders are among the captives.

The Syrian army is now steamrolling through ISIL's last positions in Central Syria, liberating town after town around in the Eastern countryside of Homs and Hama.

The Syrian army troops hit ISIL terrorists' defense lines hard in Eastern Hama and imposed control over several villages.

The army units engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL in remaining regions that are still under the control of the terrorists in Eastern Hama.

FARSNEWS2017/9/13
Armed Dissidents, Russia, Turkey Likely to Attack Tahrir Al-Sham in Idlib
TEHRAN (FNA)- Media sources reported that the foreign media workers are hurriedly fleeing Idlib towards Turkey as armed dissidents, Moscow and Ankara declared operations against Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front).

Media activists in Idlib reported that reporters of different international news agencies are leaving Idlib after reports said that agreements have been made for attacks against Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at by other militant groups, backed by the Russian and Turkish air forces.

Earlier reports said today that a Saudi commander of Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at was assassinated in the Eastern parts of Idlib province.

News websites affiliated to the terrorists reported that Abu Mohammad al-Share'i was killed by unknown assailants in Saraqib city in Eastern Idlib.

They added that he was formerly a commander of Jund al-Aqsa terrorist group.
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シリア北東部、米軍の空爆による市民の死者続く

FARSNEWS2017/9/13
TEHRAN (FNA)- The US-led coalition fighter jets bombed a region in Raqqa city, killing and wounding several more civilians.

The coalition warplanes hit hard al-Badu region in Raqqa city on Wednesday, killing at least 11 civilians.

In a relevant development in early July, a monitoring group reported that the total number of the civilians killed or wounded in the US-led Coalition airstrikes in Raqqa city in Northeastern Syria is much higher than the figures declared by the US Army officials.

Airwars, a UK-based group that monitors airstrikes and civilian casualties in Iraq, Libya and Syria, reported it has tracked 119 alleged civilian casualty events at Raqqa, claiming up to 770 deaths, between June 6-29.

The United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights warned at least 173 civilians have been killed by air and ground strikes in Raqqa since June 1, saying this is “likely a conservative estimate and the real death toll may be much higher.”

In June, the UN’s chair of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, Paulo Pinheiro, warned the UN Human Rights Council that the fight in Raqqa shouldn’t be “at the expense of civilians,” saying it is “gravely concerned with the mounting number of civilians who perish during airstrikes.”

Pinheiro said the airstrikes had resulted in a “staggering loss of life.”
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ロシアの空爆で市民が34人死亡 UK-based monitoring groupの意図的な(?)誤報らしい

アルジャジーラ2017/9/11
Russian air strikes kill 34 civilians near Deir Az Zor

Raids targeted civilians fleeing violence on ferries across the Euphrates River, UK-based monitoring group alleged.

At least 34 civilians, including nine children, have been killed in a Russian air raid on Euphrates River ferries near Syria's Deir Az Zor city, according to a monitoring group.

Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the air strikes on Sunday targeted "more than 40 ferries" that left al-Boulil town southwest of Deir Az Zor for the eastern shore of the Euphrates.

No immediate response from Russian authorities was available.

Sunday's attack came as Syrian troops pressed an offensive against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) across Deir Az Zor province with Russian air cover.

According to the War Media channel operated by Syrian government ally Hezbollah, Syrian troops seized full control of the 450km road linking the capital, Damascus, to Deir Az Zor for the first time in four years.

"The Syrian army and its allies now control the entire international highway between Deir Az Zor and Damascus, through the cities of al-Sukhna and Palmyra," it said, referring to other central Syrian cities recaptured from ISIL (also known as ISIS).

ロシア国防省の反応待ちでしたが、この情報は、まったく無視されました。他のメディアも伝えていません。the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rightsは、デマが多いです。

意図的な誤報もある例としてアルジャジーラの報道も取り上げます。

(初出2017/9/11、9/123追記)
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ロシア、イランがシリア復興を全面支援

ISISの最後の砦をデリゾールで突破すると、間髪を入れず、イランとロシアがシリアの復興に乗り出しました。

イランは発電設備を供給するとしています。ロシアは4千トンのパイプ類、ケーブル、機械類を供給するとしています。水道と通信です。
Russia sends 4,000 tons of pipes, cables & machinery in reconstruction aid to Syria

テロリストを使ってシリアの市民を殺し国を破壊する米国と西側同盟国、そのテロリストを殲滅し、破壊しつくされた国土を再建しようとするロシアとイラン。

あまりにも対照的な二つのグループの動き。戦闘支援でもロシアは先進的な軍事力と規律、組織力を見せ付けました。

中東諸国や第三世界がこれをどう見ているか、言うまでもありません。

復興を急ぐのは、シリア国内の反乱分子に一定の仕事を与え、戦闘行為から遠ざけると言う点でも大きな効果があります。テロリストは出稼ぎ労働者です。他に仕事があれば、日々死に直面するにもかかわらず1日100ドルの仕事をする人はいません。

復興を急げば、戦闘継続の構えを続けるクルドにも戦略見直しの声が出るでしょう。

2017/9/12、ロシア国防大臣ショイグがアサドと会っています。対クルド&米軍の対処も話し合われたでしょう。

この後の事実展開が、この会談の意図を示すでしょう。

米国、サウジなどの湾岸諸国の対応を含めますます目が離せなくなりました。

PRESSTV2017/9/13
Iran signs deals to repair Syrian power grid
Tehran has signed deals worth "several hundred million euros" with Damascus to repair Syria’s power grid in the Aleppo city and the provinces of Latakia and Dayr al-Zawr.

Syrian Electricity Minister Mohammad Zuhair Kharboutli traveled to Tehran as his country is looking to friendly states to help rebuild the country after more than six years of war with foreign-backed terrorists.

Syria’s civilian infrastructure has been battered under the ferocious conflict but Kharboutli said Tuesday the government is working relentlessly to restore the power system and that Iranian companies will have a role in rebuilding Syria.

The reconstruction of the country comes amid the Syrian army making steady advances in recent months and taking back cities and towns from terrorists.

"We are glad that good news is coming out about the situation in Syria theses days, and the terrorists are facing defeat and complete elimination," Sattar Mahmoudi, Iran’s caretaker energy minister, said during the signing ceremony.

The contracts include building a power plant in the coastal province of Latakia with a capacity of 540 megawatts and restoring the main control center for Syria’s electricity grid in the capital Damascus.

Iranian companies will also rehabilitate a 90-megawatt power station in Dayr al-Zawr province, where the Syrian army has made swift advances against Daesh terrorists in recent days.

Two contracts were signed, including for Iran to supply power to Aleppo city, which the Syrian military and its allies fully regained last year in a major blow to terrorists.

Tehran has already assured Syria to expand its cooperation to construct water and sewerage facilities in the Arab country.

Mahmoudi said the capacities of Iranian companies in production, distribution and transmission of power and power plant equipment are unique in the region and many Iranian products are able to compete with the world's leading brands.

"The message of Iran's Ministry of Energy is to restore light to the houses of the Syrian people, while the terrorists and their supporters have had no message other than darkness and terror for the Syrian people in the past few years," he said.

In May 2013, Iran agreed to provide Syria with a $3.6 billion credit line for imports of goods and commodities and implementing civilian projects.

Iranian firms are already involved in a series of electricity generation projects worth $660 million in Syria, according to Energy Ministry officials.

A plan has been mooted for exports of Iranian electricity to Syria which would hook up Iran’s national grid with those of Iraq and Lebanon, creating the biggest power network in the Islamic world.

Damascus was a major ally of Tehran during eight years of the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s war on the Islamic Republic in the 1980s and Iran now feels obliged to return the favor.

"During these years, the Iranian nation and the government have stood with the Syrian people in the worst conditions, and we certainly will not leave the Syrians alone in the difficult conditions of reconstruction," Mahmoudi said.

In January, the two countries signed several agreements during a visit by Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis to Tehran, under which the Islamic Republic would build a mobile service operator in the Arab country.

Under the deals, Syria would grant a license to Iran to operate the Arab country’s third mobile service provider and allow the Islamic Republic to set up a petrol terminal on 5,000 hectares of land.

Syria would also give Iran 5,000 hectares of farmland and commission the operation of phosphate mines in Sharqiya and a port in the Arab country to Iranian companies, IRNA reported then.

Khamis traveled to Tehran with a large business delegation, with Iran’s Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri saying the visit marked "a new page for economic activities between the two countries."

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アフガン国民が米軍のパンフレットに怒り

RT2017/9/12
‘Ready for jihad’: Afghans protest near Bagram Airbase to denounce ‘offensive’ US leaflets (VIDEO)

Hundreds of Afghans have protested against the US military’s distribution of "offensive" leaflets near Bagram Airfield which showed a passage from the Korean on a dog – an animal considered impure in Islam.

The demonstrators gathered in the Qarabagh district in Kabul province, near Bagram Airfield, Tuesday, with some setting tires on fire and others waving placards which depicted US President Donald Trump as a dog.

One of the protesters told RT's Ruptly video news agency that Afghans are "very sad and angry" about the flyers which were dropped by the US military earlier this month.

"The US has been bombarding our people and they are killing our women and children everywhere in Afghanistan," the protester continued. “So we are ready [men, women and children] for anti-American jihad. They did not come to help us, but they came to make problems for the Muslims in Afghanistan and around the world. We don’t want the US to be in Afghanistan."

The flyers, which sparked outrage across the country and the wider Muslim world, showed a passage from the Koran which appears on the flags used by the Taliban. That passage was superimposed on a dog – an impure animal in Islam – which was being chased by a lion, the leaflets showed.

"Take back your freedom from the terrorist dogs and cooperate with coalition forces so they can target your enemy and eliminate them," the leaflets said, according to Reuters.
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米ロが核軍縮条約の拡大を議論

RT2017/9/12
Russia, US discuss extending nuclear arms reduction treaty – Russian deputy FM
Senior Russian and US diplomats have discussed the possible extension of the 2010 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, also known as ‘New START,’ during a meeting between Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister and US Undersecretary of State in Helsinki, Finland.

Sergey Ryabkov and Thomas Shannon discussed the issue in context of the present situation in US-Russian relations, Ryabkov told Russian media. He added that the consultations were particularly focused on the prospects of completely fulfilling both sides' obligations under the treaty as set by the deadlines in the document.

Russia and the US “agreed that there could be no deviation from requirements of the agreement,” the Russian deputy foreign minister emphasized, adding that the US considered the issue in a “serious and responsible manner.”

Moscow and Washington also started consultations on the extension of the treaty at a higher level, Ryabkov added. Russia's second most senior top diplomat said another meeting of the US-Russian bilateral commission on implementing the ‘New START’ would take place “in the near future” so that the two sides could continue their discussion of the “technical aspects of implementation of the treaty.”

The ‘New START’ treaty was signed by former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and the then US President Barack Obama in April 2010. It came into force on February 5, 2011. The treaty obliges Russia and the US to reduce their nuclear arsenals over the course of seven years. It expires on February 5, 2018.

Under the treaty each side is allowed to possess no more than 800 intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine launched ballistic missiles and strategic bombers in total, while the designated number of deployed nuclear warheads is limited to 1550 for each side. The treaty also obliges Moscow and Washington to exchange information about their nuclear weapon stockpiles.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 08:27| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2017年09月12日

北朝鮮の核開発は米国の敵対政策を抑止することが狙い 北朝鮮のロシア大使

RT2017/9/12
Pyongyang’s nuclear program aims to ‘deter hostile US policy’ – N. Korea ambassador to Russia
No sanctions will make North Korea change its policies, says the country’s ambassador to Moscow. The diplomat added that North Korea’s nuclear program will help his country better deter the “hostile policy of the US”.

“We have lived under US sanctions for decades. Under the harshest of sanctions. But we have acquired everything we wanted to. If the US hopes that our position would be shaken and changed, that is an illusion,” Kim Yong-jae told the Russian media.

The diplomat added that North Korea’s nuclear and rocket programs will help his country better deter the “hostile policy of the US” and protect the Korean Peninsula from a nuclear war.

“The sanctions resolution of the UN Security Council has been forced by the US, which uses the council as a tool, and is illegal. We fully reject and strongly condemn this resolution,” Ambassador Kim said.

“Instead of acknowledging the reality and making the right choice, the US is using our most justified measures of self-defense to try and strangle our country,” he said.

Earlier, the UN Security Council imposed the harshest-ever economic sanctions against North Korea, putting a cap on the amount of fuel it can buy and further restricting import of crude oil.

It also banned textile trade with the country, targeting one of its major export articles.

The measures were taken in response to Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test. North Korea detonated a device, which it said was a thermonuclear bomb small enough to fit on a long-range ballistic missile.
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国連安保理事会 ロヒンギャ問題で緊急会合を予定

UN Security Council Set to Hold Emergency Meeting on Rohingya Crisis
TEHRAN (FNA)- The UN Security Council is set to hold a meeting to discuss the deteriorating situation of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, a day after the world body’s rights chief voiced the alarm about the ongoing crimes against the minority group which he described as an example of “ethnic cleansing.”

The 15-nation member announced it would hold an emergency meeting at the request of Sweden and Britain on Wednesday, amid an international outcry against the Myanmar government’s bloody crackdown on the minority Muslim community, World News reported.

“It’s a sign of the significant worry that Security Council members have about the situation that is continuing to deteriorate for the many Rohingyas who are seeking to flee Rakhine State,” British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft told reporters.

The announcement came hours after UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid bin Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein denounced Myanmar’s brutal operation in Rakhine, warning it amounted to “ethnic cleansing.”

The country’s disgraced leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has defended the military’s operation as part of the “legitimate duty to restore stability” in the western state after a number of armed attacks on police and army posts there on August 25.

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims, who are denied citizenship by the state and have suffered years of persecution in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, have been forced to flee the country in the past fortnight following a brutal crackdown the government describes as a “cleansing operation."

A petition has already collected hundreds of thousands of signatures calling for Suu Kyi's Nobel title to be revoked. Fellow Nobel laureates have also criticized the Myanmarese leader's stance on the ongoing violence, urging her to take action to defend the Rohingya's rights.

Critics have blamed her for complicity in the atrocities against the Rohingya, who are looked down on by the majority Buddhists in the country as illegal migrants from Bangladesh.

The Council met behind closed doors in late August to discuss the violence, but there was no formal statement.

The UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar has said the latest wave of violence may have left more than 1,000 dead, most of them Rohingya Muslims.

According to the latest UN figures, over 370,000 Rohingya Muslims have already fled Myanmar. This has sparked a humanitarian crisis in neighboring Bangladesh, where refugee camps are already overcrowded and food and other aid are in short supply.

Most refugees have walked for days in harrowing journeys across rivers and through jungle, arriving sick, exhausted and in desperate need of shelter, food and water.

Dhaka, which initially tried to block the Rohingya from entering, said Monday that it would start registering all new arrivals and place them in a new refugee camp until their status is determined.

Amnesty International and Bangladeshi officials say the Myanmar military has planted landmines to harm the fleeing Rohingya refugees, many of whom arrive in Bangladesh with serious injuries.
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a country fighting “invasion by the most powerful country in the world

theduran.com 2016/9/3

MUST SEE VIDEO: US Peace Council returns from Syria, a country fighting “invasion by the most powerful country in the world”

The truth about Syria and what is happening in Syria is all here, in the video below, outlined and documented during this press briefing by the US Peace Council (USPC).

We cannot be sure how long this video will be allowed to stay on Youtube, but we urge everyone to take 45:00 minutes of your time to see this video, share this video, and finally spread the word about the “vicious” war being waged on Syria.

Please share this post, and share this video, and share these excerpts, which may provide some life saving truth to an unjust, criminal war…and a western media narrative that continues to push lies and confusion to what is a clear and blatant international crime.

The Duran reported earlier today, as one of the few media organizations to expose this story…

A delegation from the US Peace Council (USPC) has recently returned to the US from a fact finding mission to Syria.

The members spent 6 days meeting with Syrian Government Officials including, President Assad, Union Leaders, Government Opposition Members as well as Civil & Business Leaders, NGO’s, Charities and Universities.

The delegation stated that each member paid their own way and that the Syrian Government allowed them to meet whomever they wanted.

They issued their report and held a press conference Press conference at the UN on 9th August 2016.

Madelyn Hoffman, Executive Director of New Jersey Peace Action, Member of the Syria Delegation at the 17:15:

“This is not a civil war in Syria. That’s probably the first thing we heard, and we heard it over and over again.

It is not President Assad against his own people. It is President Assad and the Syrian people, all together, in unity, against outside forces, outside mercenary forces, terror organisations, the names change everyday or every other day, to try to protect their identity, and maybe keep the connection between the country that funded it and that group, kind of a little bit more nebulous, but there are groups, mercenary forces, supported by Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United States, and underneath it, Israel, the state of Israel.

And these outside mercenary forces are the ones that are terrorising the Syrian people, and are attempting to divide the Syrian people.”
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Tens of Civilians Killed in US-Led Coalition Airstrikes in Raqqa, Deir Ezzur

FARSNEWS2017/9/11
Tens of Civilians Killed in US-Led Coalition Airstrikes in Raqqa, Deir Ezzur
TEHRAN (FNA)- The US-led coalition fighter jets attacked Raqqa and an ISIL prison in Deir Ezzur, killing tens of civilians and wounding several others.

The US warplanes targeted several regions in Raqqa city in the past 24 hours, killing at least 11 civilians and wounding a number of others.

Meantime, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that the US fighter jets have pounded one of the ISIL-controlled prisons in the town of Albukamal near the former political security building of Deir Ezzur city on Saturday afternoon, killing at least 23 people, including 18 civilians who had been under arrest in the jail, and wounding several others.

It added that at least 10 inmates jailed in the prison were Iraqi nationals.

In a relevant development on Sunday, over 10 civilians, including children, were killed and several more were wounded in the US-led coalition airstrikes in ISIL-held Raqqa city.

The US fighter jets targeted several districts and neighborhoods in Raqqa city, including the shool area in al-Nahzah neighborhood, killing 11 civilians.

Five members of a family, including three children, were among the dead civilians in air assault.

The death toll is likely increase due to the deteriorating conditions of some of the injured.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 12:37| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

誰が戦争を乞う?

FARSNEWS2017/9/11
Who Is ‘Begging for War’?
TEHRAN (FNA)- US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley claims North Korea’s tests of increasingly sophisticated nuclear weapons and missiles amounts to “begging for war.”

In response, North Korea has said if nuclear weapons are a threat to humanity then how come the United States and other nuclear weapons states have built so many, brandishing weapon after weapon after weapon for the past 70 years?

Indeed, it doesn’t take a strategic mind to realise who is begging for war and who is insisting on peace. The War Party in Washington has been showing it over and over again in places like Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan. It is beyond pitiful, but that is what the Trump White House is. They will not change, even when it comes to committing themselves to international peace talks, much less international deals. You wouldn’t be hard pressed to think of one:

1- Recent US behaviour in the Middle East tends to reinforce questions over whether the United States is really a factor for stability. One recent example: the Trump administration has announced a ‘surge’ of troops in Afghanistan and Syria, only simultaneously to announce its intention to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.

2- The Trump administration has announced the United States’ return to Asia, and some old allies in the region welcomed renewed attention from Washington. But many nations suspect the United States’ return really means engaging in a form of containment of China. Some even say that since the Taiwan Strait has become calmer, the US is turning to the South China Sea as a new pressure point to keep China in check.

3- The same is true about the Korean Peninsula. Here the nuclear detonations map must now be extended to include the H-Bomb detonation in the DPRK. It is hard to believe the Trump administration could not clearly see that the mock invasions of the DPRK called Team Spirit didn’t single-handedly agitate the tensions on the Korean Peninsula, until you consider that the Military Junta in Washington DC is also going to sell billions of dollars more to South Korea in weapons now that things are getting hot.

4- The Trump administration has just blamed Pakistan for its failure in the longest war on Afghanistan. Expect President Trump soon to be waging a new wave of disturbing assassination campaign in Pakistan that eclipses all that came before it in scale and brutality.

5- The Trump administration has overseen a projected fivefold increase in drone strikes in Yemen while also expanding ground operations to support the Saudi-led war against the poorest country in the Arab world. British bases help US drones find their targets, while British intelligence officers draw up kill lists of targets for drones to strike. Thousands of civilians have been killed this year and many more innocent people stand to lose their lives if this criminal campaign continues unchecked by the United Nations.

6- The US is hardly alone in waging its vicious and unaccountable war on Syria. Saudi Arabia and several other Persian Gulf Arab states are a compliant co-pilot in the regime-change program. The program is being undertaken with the full cooperation of ISIL and Al-Qaeda terror proxy forces.

7- Ambassador Haley claims Iran has violated the spirit of the 2015 nuclear accord and that President Trump is likely not to certify Iran’s compliance with it next time. There is no legitimate reason for such a step, but if Trump – who must certify compliance every three months – takes it, he would almost certainly set in motion another nuclear crisis side by side with the one with North Korea. Two basic facts are before us: first, that the nuclear accord is very much in the interest of all parties, the US in particular; and second, that the IAEA confirms Iran is not in violation of the agreement. In fact, it is the US which has on several occasions violated the deal by imposing new sanctions on Iran.

All this and more should have made it clear by now who is begging for war and who is insisting on peace: The Trump administration is simply looking for a pretext to launch a new war somewhere and scrap the Iran nuclear accord come what may. And there may well be enough votes in the Senate to bring those about if Trump chooses to make a clean break.

In the prevailing circumstances, it’s a waste of time to argue that rather than keep begging for an imminent war with a sovereign nation – a path already shown to be totally unproductive with North Korea – the US ought to be thinking about how to improve relations with the international civil society.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 12:16| Comment(3) | 国際・政治

2017年09月11日

北朝鮮関係

国連安保理事会の北朝鮮制裁決議は内容が薄まる。

PRESSTV2017/9/11
The initial draft had proposed a “progressive” oil embargo on Pyongyang, and called for a travel ban and asset freeze against Kim, along with four other North Korean officials, as well as restrictions on the country’s exports of textiles and the hiring of its laborers abroad.

The new version, seen by Reuters, has dropped the call for blacklisting Kim, and only lists one of the four officials. The oil embargo was also excluded from the final text, which instead seeks a ban on condensates and natural gas liquids.

It also keeps the proposal for restrictive measures against textile exports, which were North Korea’s second-biggest export after coal and other minerals in 2016.

The draft resolution also no longer urges an asset freeze on the military-controlled national airline Air Koryo.

If adopted, the resolution would be the eighth against Pyongyang since 2006. So far harsh sanctions have been imposed on the North over its ballistic missile and nuclear programs.

PRESSTV2017/9/10
US Republican Senator John McCain has warned North Korean leader Kim Jong-un against attacking America and its allies, saying such aggression will lead to the Eastern Asian country’s “extinction.”

Washington needs to "make sure that Kim Jong-un knows that if he acts in an aggressive fashion, the price will be extinction," McCain told CNN on Sunday.

The head of Senate Armed Services Committee said Washington should strengthen its missile defenses in South Korea while putting more pressure on China to stop the North’s development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

He also said that the administration of President Donald Trump should start considering deploying nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula.

"The [South] Korean defense minister just a few days ago called for nuclear weapons to be redeployed," he said, saying that the call “ought to be seriously considered."
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アルヌスラが空爆を免れているのは米国主導同盟の一部の国が彼らを温存しようとしているから ラブロフ

FARSNEWS2017/9/11
Russian Top Diplomat: Al-Nusra Front Is Shielded from Strikes
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday after talks with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Al Safadi that the situation with Jabhat al-Nusra remains confusing, because it is continuously being shielded from airstrikes.

"We said today that the situation with Jabhat al-Nusra continues to remain dubious, as a number of participants in the US-led coalition for some reason are trying to shield and spare them from airstrikes," the foreign minister pointed out, TASS reported.

"This is inadmissible. Just like the ISIL (Daesh or ISIS), Jabhat al-Nusra remains a terrorist group," Lavrov stressed.

Syria has been mired in bloody war since March 2011, with Damascus forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad fighting tens of terrorist groups, including the ISIL and Al-Nusra Front.
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アルジャジーラの報道のバイアスはこんなふうに 特筆されたNYTの記事

NYT SEPT. 9, 2017
Trump’s Bid to End Saudi-Qatar Stalemate Ends in Recriminations
CAIRO − An attempt by President Trump to break the stalemate that has divided the wealthiest countries in the Middle East ended in failure on Saturday, when leaders from Qatar and Saudi Arabia, after speaking by phone for the first time in months, exchanged dueling, contradictory statements.

Mr. Trump arranged the call, which took place late on Friday, and promised a breakthrough in the bitter dispute that has plunged the Persian Gulf into turmoil and has threatened American security interests.

Since June, Saudi Arabia has led the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain in imposing a punishing trade and transport boycott against tiny, gas-rich Qatar, accusing it of financing terrorism and having overly cozy relations with Iran. Qatar has rejected the charges, countering that its rivals are seeking to curb its sovereignty and tame its influential television channel Al Jazeera.

Mr. Trump stepped into the frame this past week, offering his services as a mediator and predicting a quick victory.

“I think you’d have a deal worked out very quickly,” he said at the White House on Thursday, standing alongside the emir of Kuwait, who has led Arab efforts to end the standoff.

But Friday’s phone call between the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, and the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, seemed to underscore only how hard it might be to settle the angry, often petty, dispute.

Within hours of the call, Qatar’s state news agency issued a statement that said the emir “welcomed a proposal” by the young Saudi prince to appoint two peace envoys to help bridge their differences.

That language infuriated the Saudis, who appeared insulted by the suggestion that they had bowed first in the dispute. The Saudi state news service retorted with its own report, citing unnamed officials, that accused Qatar of distorting the facts and declared that dialogue between the two countries had been suspended.

In the Saudi telling, it was the Qataris who first broached the idea of peace mediators.

The exchange encapsulated the vehemence of a dispute that has worried Western countries allied with both sides. Through the summer, a series of envoys, including the United States secretary of state, Rex W. Tillerson, have traveled to the Persian Gulf for talks. Qatar and its foes have exchanged jabs through news and social media, in fake news stories and leaked emails, and on the streets of Western capitals.

An influence race has erupted in Washington, where both sides have spent huge sums on lobbyists and advertising in a bid to influence political and public opinion. On Saturday, official Saudi outlets tweeted an apparently fake Islamic State statement expressing support for Qatar.

While some analysts said that Friday’s call, even if unsuccessful, held out hope that the two sides were finally ready to talk, others viewed it as a sign of how entrenched they have become.

“The problem is as much about appearing to not capitulate to the other side as it is trying to solve any problems,” said Michael Stephens of the Royal United Services Institute in London.

“Given the hypersensitivity of both sides to appearing weak,” he said, “it makes the problem considerably harder to solve.”

Mr. Trump’s hand may be weakened by his own insistence on taking sides. After initially supporting the Saudis, he appeared to take a more balanced approach at the urging of Mr. Tillerson, who knows leaders on both sides from his previous career as an oil executive.

Qatar is home to the largest American air base in the Middle East and is the center of military operations against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

But at the White House on Thursday, Mr. Trump appeared to take a new jab at Qatar when he complained of the “massive funding of terrorism by certain countries.”

He added, “If they don’t stop the funding of terrorism, I don’t want them to come together.”

Mr. Trump was standing alongside the emir of Kuwait, Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, who has led Arab efforts to solve the crisis and quickly reached for a more conciliatory note.

“Now is the time that we have to forget all these differences,” the emir said.

・・・引用終わり・・・

長い記事ですが、サウジ皇太子とカタール首長との電話会談の経過を述べているだけです。

電話会談の経過は、RTもFARSNEWSも既に伝えています。記事も短く、英語も平易です。

2017年09月11日
フェイクニュースと誤報道で国家紛争が揺れ動く湾岸諸国
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 11:15| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

フェイクニュースと誤報道で国家紛争が揺れ動く湾岸諸国

※ Al Jazeera News‏認証済みアカウント @AJENews の2017/9/101のツイート
NYT debunks fake ISIL statement on Qatar used by Saudis http://aje.io/z6zem

NYT debunks fake ISIL statement on Qatar used by Saudis

ISIL statement expressing support for Qatar in the Gulf crisis is 'apparently fake', says The New York Times.

The New York Times on Sunday debunked information spread by official Saudi media outlets a day earlier claiming Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) expressed support for Qatar in the Gulf crisis.

The US publication said the ISIL statement aiming to link Qatar to terrorism was "apparently fake".

It was not the first time Qatar was targeted by spreading misinformation.

Last month, Dubai TV aired a false report claiming anti-government demonstrations took place in Qatar's capital, Doha, and alleged troops - including soldiers from Turkey - fired tear gas at protesters.

The media attacks come amid a dispute between Qatar and its neighbours - Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain - as well as Egypt.

The quartet cut diplomatic ties with Doha on June 5 and imposed an air, sea and land blockade on Qatar - accusing it of supporting Iran and "extremists" in the region.

Qatar strongly denies the allegations.

Marwan Kabalan, director of policy analysis at Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, told Al Jazeera by spreading false news Saudi Arabia may be diverting attention from a story in the US media about the Saudi embassy's possible links to the September 11, 2001 attacks.

"This shows that Saudis are doing their best to divert the attention from yesterday's reports by The New York Post and The Independent saying that the Saudi embassy in Washington did in fact have ties to some of the hijackers of the 9/11 attacks," said Kabalan.

The Gulf crisis kicked off in May following the hacking of Qatar News Agency's website, when comments falsely attributed to Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani were broadcast by both UAE-based broadcasters Sky News Arabia and Al Arabiya.

The networks went big with the news, inviting guests to dissect and condemn the reported speech.

RT2017/9/8
Saudi Arabia suspends ‘all dialogue’ with Doha after phone talks with Qatar emir & Trump

Riyadh is suspending all communication with Doha after Qatari media allegedly misreported the contents of the first phone talks on the crisis between the two Arab states, Saudi state media said. It comes after Donald Trump called on Gulf countries to unite against Iran.

On Friday, the Emir of Qatar contacted Saudi Arabia’s defense minister Mohammed bin Salman – recently elevated to the rank of crown prince – by phone to discuss the list of demands issued to Doha by the four Arab countries, led by the Saudis. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE insist Qatar comply with the ultimatum if it wants an end to the ongoing economic and travel blockade.

Initial reports said Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani expressed his willingness to enter into negotiations with the quartet.

However, Saudi state news agency SPA soon broke the news that Riyadh was suspending all dialogue and communication with Doha and accused the Qatar News Agency (QNA) of “distorting facts” while reporting on the phone conversation.

"The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announces the suspension of any dialogue or communication with the authority in Qatar until a clear statement is issued clarifying its position in public," the SPA reported.

QNA said the Saudi crown prince allegedly proposed to “assign two envoys to resolve the dispute in a way that respects the sovereignty of states,” while both leaders “stressed the need to resolve this crisis… to ensure the unity and stability” of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Al Jazeera reported.

The agency added that the call was coordinated with US President Donald Trump.

It was not immediately clear which part of the reporting Riyadh disputed. In the run-up to the announcement, both bin Salman and al-Thani held separate phone talks with Trump Friday after the latter expressed a willingness to mediate in the Qatari crisis. Trump also spoke to the UAE’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan.

In its statement following the talks, the White House said Trump highlighted the importance of unity among the Arab states in the battle against terrorism and as a counterweight to Iran, in particularly stressing the necessity to curb terrorism funding and to stamp out extremist ideology.

The four Gulf countries severed diplomatic ties with Doha on June 5, following the lead of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain which accused Qatar of supporting terrorist groups and interfering in the internal affairs of other countries. The bloc then imposed an economic and travel blockade on Qatar, demanding it accept a 13-point ultimatum for relations to be restored. Qatar, however, dismissed the demands, which included the withdrawal of Turkish forces from its territory, shutting down its Al Jazeera television network and cutting aid to extremist groups.

As the crisis unfolded, Trump joined the Saudi-led bloc in accusing Doha of sponsoring terrorism. Qatar hosts the largest US base in the region, the Al Udeid Air Base. Over 10,000 American service members are stationed there and Qatari soldiers regularly hold drills with US troops. The last such exercise was in June this year.

FARSNEWS2017/9/9
Saudi Arabia Accepts, Then Rejects Olive Branch Offered by Qatar
TEHRAN (FNA)- Saudi Arabia suspended plans to hold talks with Qatar on how to resolve the ongoing crisis between Doha and four Arab states minutes after the Saudi crown prince and the Qatari ruler discussed the planned negotiations during a phone call.

On Friday, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani called Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, expressing his willingness to hold dialogue over the demands of the four Arab states from Doha, Shafaqna reported.

During the phone conversation, both leaders stressed the need to resolve the crisis through dialogue.

"During the call, the emir of Qatar expressed his desire to sit at the dialogue table and discuss the demands of the four countries to ensure the interests of all," Saudi state news agency SPA reported, adding that "the details will be announced later" after consulting with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt.

Qatar News Agency’s (QNA) reported that during the phone call both sides "stressed the need to resolve the crisis by sitting down to the dialogue table to ensure the unity and stability” of (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

Sheikh Tamim welcomed the proposal of Prince Mohammed during the call "to assign two envoys to resolve controversial issues in a way that does not affect the sovereignty of the states," the Qatari news agency added.

The phone call is believed to be the first official contact between the two Arab kingdoms since the beginning of the crisis three months ago.

Minutes later, however, Saudi Arabia's state news agency cited a Saudi Foreign Ministry official as saying that Riyadh suspended plans for negotiations over QNA's failure to mention that Doha had initiated the phone call.

QNA was not accessible at the time of this report, but according to Qatari news network Al Jazeera, QNA had said that the phone call was coordinated by US President Donald Trump.

"What was published on the Qatar News Agency is a continuation of the distortion of the Qatari authority of the facts," SPA reported, citing the Saudi official.

"The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announces the suspension of any dialogue or communication with the authority in Qatar until a clear statement is issued clarifying its position in public," it added.

Earlier on Friday, Trump held separate phone calls with the Qatari and Saudi rulers as well as UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

According to a White House statement, Trump told the three Persian Gulf Arab rulers that unity among Washington's Arab partners to promote regional stability and counter “the threat of Iran.”

Trump also stressed that all countries must remain committed to countering terrorism and extremist ideology and cut off funding for terrorist groups, the statement added.

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates cut their diplomatic ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing Doha of sponsoring terrorism and destabilizing the region.

The Saudi-led bloc has imposed sanctions against the tiny Persian Gulf country, including restrictions on Qatari aircraft using their airspace. Qatar’s only land border with Saudi Arabia has also been blocked as a result.

The boycotters later released a 13-point list of demands, including the closure of Al Jazeera news network and downgrade of relations with Iran, in return for the normalization of diplomatic relations with Doha.

Qatar has rejected the demands as an attack on its sovereignty.

Experts have touted the Qatar crisis as the fallout of Trump’s visit to Riyadh in early June, when he signed the largest single arms deal in US history with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to sell Riyadh $110 billion in arms.

In the early days of the crisis, Trump took to Twitter to praise the Saudi-led bloc’s decision to cut ties with Qatar, implying that it was the fruit of his first visit to the Middle East.

However, on June 14, the US signed a $12-billion deal with Qatar to sell F-15 fighter jets to the country.

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