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Wael @WaelAlRussi氏の2018/5/14のツイート
(If) #Russia decided to Supply #Syria with multiple S-300 systems
#Israel will consider this as an aerial coverage for the #Iran/ian activities in Syria.
And then Israel will put all of its assets (massive air fleet-surface to surface missiles-drones) to destroy those systems.

Wael @WaelAlRussi氏の2018/5/11のツイート
Only after one day of Netenyahu Moscow visit:

Putin’s arms trade advisor Vladimir Kozhin said that #Russia is not in the process of supplying the S-300 to #Syria nor have they conducted negotiations on the topic, and Syria has "everything that it needs.


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東南アジアにお住いの方 テロにご注意を

インドネシアでISISにつながるテロリストが3か所の教会で自爆攻撃 約50人が死傷

RT 14 May, 2018 02:52
Explosion hits police HQ in Indonesia's 2nd-largest city


東南アジアのイスラム教徒人口の多い国では テロに注意が必要です


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英国政府はホワイトヘルメットから脅迫されている? だから資金供給を止められない

Sputnik 17:19 11.05.2018
'White Helmets is Another Arm of the UK Foreign Office' - Syrian MP
UK Prime Minister has said that London may increase its support to the White Helmets. The announcement comes in wake of the US halting its funding of the controversial NGO and evidence presented by Russia of falsified videos made by the group. Sputnik discussed the issue with Fares Shehabi, member of the Syrian parliament for Aleppo.

Sputnik: In your view, why is Theresa May supporting the White Helmets despite the controversial information that exists about the group?

Fares Shehabi: There is no controversy about this group. They were in Eastern Aleppo when it was liberated in 2016. We were there and we saw all White Helmets locations, offices, were the same as al-Qaeda* locations. Al-Qaeda, which has the branch in our area, which is called al-Nusra Front*, which are bin Laden boys; they take the orders from al-Zawahiri and Tora Bora. The al-Qaeda group sheltered, harbored, protected and helped the White Helmets.

As a matter of fact also, most of White Helmets' alleged rescuers were also al-Qaeda terrorists − all the time they were carrying weapons and they were doing terrorism. When the camera comes nearby, when they start to shoot fabrications they would wear their rescue outfits and they'd try to fabricate some cheap propaganda rescue operation; clear-cut evidence that this is an armed terror organization.

Sputnik: Why is Theresa May supporting this group?

Fares Shehabi: Simply because the MI6 established this group. This group was not in Syria before the war. The Syrian Civil Defense was established as the legitimate and the only Syrian civil defense established in the 50's. And this is the only recognized the Syrian civil defense. This group [White Helmets] was established for one purpose: just to do cheap propaganda purposes, to beautify terror organizations and justify military action against the legitimate Syrian government.

The British intelligence, through the organization, funded by the UK Foreign Office this shadow group takes the money from the UK Foreign Office and channels this money to jihadis. That was in documents that we found and that's the same thing found in different parts of Syria. Bear in mind that this group only operates under al-Qaeda, specifically in al-Qaeda jihadi controlled areas. Only. You don't find them elsewhere.

This evidence that we found show that the British government paid 200 million pounds in 2016 to this group. And they allocated 460 million pounds to be paid during 2018 to this group, again, through a shadow civil relief organization that really only channels to jihadi groups in Syria. We have evidence and we invite anyone that is interested in finding the truth. We have all the evidence; we have the names of these known terrorists that are getting money from the British Foreign Office. This is another arm of the British Foreign Office; it's their baby they will continue to fund it.

Sputnik 18:58 10.05.2018(updated 19:01 10.05.2018)
White Helmets Shared Buildings With Al-Nusra in Syria– Bolivian Filmmaker
Bolivian filmmaker, actress and activist Carla Ortiz, who has traveled across most of Syria, told Sputnik Mundo how the White Helmets operate in the country and why the intervention by certain Western countries is preventing Syria from reaching peace.

Carla Ortiz has visited most parts of the Arab country for the making of her film "Voice of Syria" in order to show the conflict from the point of view of its key victims − ordinary people. She is confident that their experience and stories contradict the narrative given in mainstream media.

Carla Ortiz brought her work and testimonies from Syrian citizens to Washington to show American senators those who are actually suffering as a result of the Western sanctions imposed against Syria. She noted, for example, that children in Syrian hospitals are unable to receive cancer treatment, due to the ban on the basic chemicals needed for it.

"Is it logical to claim that the president of Syria finds chemicals not to save children, but to use them in places where the war has already been won with conventional weapons? There is no logic in that," she said.

The streets of Aleppo shocked Carla Ortiz most of all. It turned out that many schools there had been occupied by al-Nusra* (al-Qaeda's* branch in Syria) and used as headquarters, together with the White Helmets − an NGO that claims to help and protect civilians in regions controlled by militants fighting the Syrian government.

"I saw how the White Helmets were sharing buildings with the al-Nusra extremist group, as if there was no problem with that. If you are an ordinary citizen, who has seen, what this group has done to your people, your family, raping your daughters and beheading people, you wouldn't share anything with them," she said.

Carla spoke to some volunteers with the White Helmets. According to them, at first they thought that they were going to save peoples' lives, but then realized that part of the White Helmets' assistance was directed at armed groups of opposition, which were not as moderate as they claimed.

Ordinary people, interviewed by Carla, claimed that the White Helmets "don't save citizens" − on the contrary − they even refused to help children in the hospitals. They went on to note that the White Helmets and al-Nusra worked together during the siege of Aleppo.

"The states that purportedly see themselves as the world's policeman need to understand better who these people are that filmed the video about the alleged chemical attack. [They] cynically support disinformation in order to continue bombings that devastate the country, which is trying to fight terrorism. The terrorism which the West is responsible for, as weapons that it supplies to the moderate opposition invariably end up in the hands of extremists," Carla said.

She believes that the only way to end the Syrian war is to listen to Syrians and not to envoys of foreign countries that stand for more intervention. Carla notes that now, even supporters of Syrian opposition forces are urging for an end to the bloody war. She is confident that spreading alternative information is a good way to do so.
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インドネシアでISISにつながるテロリストが3か所の教会で自爆攻撃 約50人が死傷

Nearly 50 Killed, Injured in Suicide Bombings at 3 Churches in Indonesia
TEHRAN (FNA)- At least nine people have been killed in three seemingly coordinated suicide bombings that hit churches in the second-largest city of Indonesia, while dozens of people have been injured, according to police.

Around 40 victims who were injured in the attacks were transported to hospital, East Java provincial police Spokesman Colonel Frans Barung Mangera told reporters, as cited by the Straits Times.

"The victims are still being identified," East Java police Spokesman Frans Barung Mangera said, while police added that they have also secured a fourth, unexploded bomb at a church.

The authorities said that the attacks were carried out by a local terrorist group linked to the ISIL. A Spokesman for the country’s intelligence agency stated that Jemaah Ansharut Daulah was behind the blasts. The group has pledged allegiance to ISIL mastermind Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

The bombings are likely linked to a deadly riot in a high-security jail in Jakarta, which led to the death of five police officers and one inmate on Thursday, Wawan Purwanto, the communication director at the intelligence agency, said as reported by Metro TV. The failed prison break was claimed by ISIL, but authorities did not believe it was involved.

The three blasts hit on Sunday morning, within 10 minutes of each other, according to police.

No group has claimed responsibility for Sunday's bombings so far.
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8 ISIL Members Face Death Penalty in Iran

8 ISIL Members Face Death Penalty in Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Death sentences were issued this morning for 8 members of the ISIL terrorist group involved in the June 2017 attack on the Iranian parliament.

"The court has found that these people deserve death penalty for assisting corruption on earth (a Qoranic term used in Islamic Sharia Law for those convicted to death)," Head of Tehran's Revolutionary Court Moussa Qazanfarabadi said on Sunday.

He added that the sentence will be declared to the suspects or their legal lawyers and they have 20 days to plead.

Qazanfarabadi said that the cases of 18 other suspects of terrorist actions are also due to be studied by the court.

The court hearing of 8 members of the ISIL terrorist group involved in the June 2017 attack ended in Tehran last Tuesday.

The judge declared end of the court hearing after 7 sessions to hear the crimes and statements of defense by the suspects and the lawyers.

During the trial, the defendants faced a number of accusations, including maintenance and smuggling mortars, mortar-launchers, grenades and mines as well as trafficking the terrorists in Iran.

"Over 500 rounds of mortars, mines and grenades were discovered in your house," the judge told one of the suspects.

He also said that the suspects had met the al-Qaeda Emir in Mosul and sworn allegiance to him.

Meantime, the judge revealed the terrorists' contacts and coordination via Telegram.

"Telegram was a safe place for the grouplet's terrorist acts in a way that they sent their footages from inside the parliament (on the day of the attack) to their main stronghold via Telegram. Also, based on intelligence, the accussees made coordination and specified dates via Telegram," he said.

At the end of the 7th session of trial for the suspects last Tuesday the judge declared that "the necessary sentence (for the suspects) will be issued (for them) by the legal deadline".

Trial for the ISIL terrorists opened in a Tehran late in April.

Two terrorist attacks were simultaneously carried out by five ISIL terrorists against the Iranian Parliament building and the Mausoleum of late Imam Khomeini, both in Tehran, Iran, on 7 June 2017, leaving 17 civilians dead and 43 wounded.

8 ISIL terrorists were tried at Tehran Revolutionary Court in the presence of their lawyers and families of those killed in the attack.

Based on the indictment, one of the suspects has joined the ISIL in a foreign state almost three years ago and returned to Iran last year with weapons and ammunition and while he was armed with a suicide belt. He was tasked with coordination for terrorist attacks inside the country.

All the suspects present in the first court session were arrested on June 7-26, 2017, and they are accused of purchasing, carrying and keeping light, semi-heavy and heavy arms and conducting terrorist attack.

A few days after the June 7 terrorist attacks, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps launched 6 missile strikes at ISIL centers in Syria's Deir Ezzur in retaliation.

"The Takfiri terrorists' command center, concentration points and logistical centers used for assembling cars for suicide attacks in Deir Ezzur region in Eastern Syria came under attack by the IRGC moments ago in a move to punish the terrorists for the twin attacks on the Iranian parliament and the holy shrine of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, on June 7," a statement issued by the IRGC Public Relations Office said at the time.

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中国がシリア復興需要を見据え 停戦体制の確立に意欲を示す?

Special Envoy: China, Russia Have Potential to Expand Cooperation Regarding Syrian Crisis
TEHRAN (FNA)- Chinese Special Envoy for Syria Xie Xiaoyan said Moscow and Beijing have the potential to boost cooperation to find ways of solving the Syrian issue, and the sides should continue efforts aimed at protecting the ceasefire regime.

"The relations between China and Russia imply a sweeping strategic partnership and collaboration. We are constantly in touch and conduct consultations. Each side contributes to the Syrian problem's settlement," he told TASS.

According to the diplomat, the two countries are maintaining an efficient cooperation on the Syrian issue, which still has a "huge space" for expansion.

"I assume that both sides should continue assuming efforts in such areas as protection of the ceasefire regime, a responsible ceasefire resolution compliance, promotion of the political process, as well as regarding the issues of postwar recovery," he emphasized.

It is necessary to have respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria, Xiaoyan said, adding that he considers political settlement to be the only possible way of solving the burning issue.

"The Chinese government has a consistent stand regarding the Syrian issue. We invariably assume that political settlement is the only possible way. It is necessary to protect and have respect for sovereignty, independency and territorial integrity of Syria. The Syrian people should choose the Syrian future," he stated.

The diplomat also urged to search for ways of the Syrian issue settlement through dialogue and in line with relevant UN Security Council’s resolutions.

He believes that at this stage it is necessary to maintain contacts with both the Syrian government and the opposition for promoting dialogue between them.
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Ex-Attorney General Wants UK Foreign Secretary Out

Ex-Attorney General Wants UK Foreign Secretary Out
TEHRAN (FNA)- A former Tory attorney general, Dominic Grieve, called on UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to resign amid his criticism of UK Prime Minister Theresa May's approach to the country's withdrawal from the EU.

According to the former Tory attorney general, with his statements about Brexit, Johnson undermines the collective responsibility of the UK government, The Guardian reported.

"The Prime Minister has a difficult task and I don't think it's helped by this tendency of the Foreign Secretary to express himself. If you are making policies through speeches that are contradicting some of the policy development your colleagues are embarked on, you are destroying collective responsibility," Grieve told the newspaper.

"If you don't like a policy, you leave the government. That's what you should do. If there are problems, you either accept them or you have to go. That's your choice," Grieve said, adding that "he should resign. Yes".

Johnson belongs to the group of the so-called "Hard Brexiteers" who argue that leaving the Customs Union would enable Britain to independently negotiate its own agreements with non-European countries.

In particular, they strongly oppose the idea of "customs partnership" with the EU proposed by May. Johnson described May's plan as a "crazy system" earlier this week.

During a nationwide referendum in the UK on June 23, 2016, more than half of the voters cast their ballot in favor of the country leaving the EU.

Britain is expected to pull out of the bloc by the end of March 2019, but London has been seeking a two-year transition period to smoothen out the withdrawal, as well as guarantees of a future relationship with the EU.
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Iran's Civil Defense Chief: US, Israel Seeking Muslim Population Decline

Iran's Civil Defense Chief: US, Israel Seeking Muslim Population Decline
TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of Iran's Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali said Washington and the Zionists are testing different methods to lower population growth in the Muslim communities.

"The Americans and Zionists have taken actions for negative population growth among Muslims sometimes through food plans and sometimes through promoting wrong culture and designs," General Jalali said, addressing a ceremony in Tehran on Sunday.

He added that growth of the Muslim population is the biggest threat to the Zionists and Imperialism.

General Jalali said that population growth among Muslims is three times more than that of the Christians, adding that the Europeans have estimated that countries like Germany, Britain, Italy and France should sharply increase their population in the next 30 years otherwise the number of Germans and French will decrease.

In relevant remarks in 2013, General Jalali condemned the western states for maintaining their stockpiles of biological weapons, warning that they might be used against Iran.

“We should avoid developing baseless optimism about the West because the so-called civilized westerners have biological weapons which will be used against us if they find themselves in a situation of war (with Iran),” Jalali said in Tehran at the time.

His remarks came after retired US Military Officer Karen Kwiantowski disclosed in the same year that the US supplied former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein with chemical and biological weapons during the 1980-1988 Iraqi imposed war on Iran.

Speaking in an interview with the Voice of Russia, Kwiantowski said, "We've done it. We did provide chemical and biological weapons to Saddam Hussein as he was fighting in that long war with Iran."

Also in August 2013, the Foreign Policy revealed in a report that the US knew Saddam was launching some of the worst chemical attacks in history -- and still gave him a hand.
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Pakistan Bars US Diplomat from Leaving
TEHRAN (FNA)- Pakistan on Saturday barred a senior US diplomat accused of killing a Pakistani youth and injuring another from leaving the country following a court order, according to officials and local media.

A plane landed at Nur Khan airbase in Rawalpindi on Saturday morning to carry Col. Joseph Emanuel Hall, the US Defense attache stationed in Islamabad, a senior Interior Ministry official told Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity.

The plane took off after the Interior Ministry informed Washington Embassy about a high court’s order that bars the diplomat from leaving the country till the disposal of the case against him, the source added.

Hall was stopped at the immigration counter and informed that he could not leave the country, the official said.

The US Embassy officials accompanying the defense attaché contacted the Interior Ministry but they were outrightly told that the diplomat could not fly out of the country unless the court orders otherwise, the official stated.

“We have also informed the US Embassy that he cannot fly out of the country following the court orders,” he further said.

Richard Snelsire, a Spokesman for the US Embassy in Islamabad, refused to deny or confirm the event, saying “we do not want to comment on that".

In early April, Hall jumped a red light in Islamabad killing a motorcyclist and injuring a passenger.

The Islamabad High Court on Friday ordered the Interior Ministry to put the diplomat's name on its Exit Control List. Persons on the list are prohibited from leaving Pakistan.

Diplomatic relations between the two sides have hit a low ebb since US President Donald Trump took office in January last year, mainly due to a clash of interests in war-torn Afghanistan.

The two sides also imposed travel restrictions on each others’ diplomats stationed in Washington and Islamabad earlier this week putting further strain on already frosty relations between the two sides.

In August 2017, Trump accused Pakistan of providing safe havens to militants fighting US forces in Afghanistan, a charge Islamabad denied.

Also in February, Pakistan was placed on a terror financing “grey list” by a global money-laundering watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a move supported by Washington.
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‘Iran has no reason to strike Golan’: Analysts dispute Israel’s ‘political’ claim of missile attack
Staging a missile attack on the Golan Heights makes no sense for Tehran under the current circumstances, military experts told RT. They speculate that Israel’s claims about the attack lack solid proof and might be agenda-driven.

“Every time one resorts to arms, one seeks to hit some particular targets and has to analyze the potential consequences [of the attack],” Leonid Ivashov, the president of the Academy for Geopolitical Problems and a retired colonel-general of the Russian military intelligence (GRU), told RT. Ivashov was commenting on the reports accusing Iran’s Quds Force of launching a missile attack on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights from Syrian territory.

“It would be just egregiously silly to launch a missile targeting the region of Golan Heights [which is heavily guarded by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF)] as it would certainly prompt military response,” Ivashov said. Iran has “absolutely no reasons” to launch a missile strike against Israel, he added.

The retired colonel-general also drew attention to the fact that Tehran is even less inclined to make such moves at a time when the fate of the 2015 deal on the Iranian nuclear program is in limbo. “Iran is highly interested in keeping the deal” intact, Ivashov said, implying that Tehran would probably avoid any aggressive steps that could spark a backlash from the international community.

Tehran is also not interested in drawing Israel into the Syrian conflict, Dr. Konstantin Sivkov, a military analyst and the head of the Geostrategists’ Association, told RT. There are no serious reasons for Iranian forces in Syria to attack Israel, he said, adding that “if Israel does engage in the Syrian war, it will have dire consequences both for the Iranians and the Syrians.”

Sivkov also called the latest series of incidents a “dangerous game” that is fraught with perilous consequences, ranging from rapid escalation of tensions in the region to a risk of a global conflict. In the meantime, the analysts drew attention to the fact that the Israeli claims about the suspected Iranian attack actually lack solid proof.

“Israel has so far provided absolutely no evidence of the attack” except for the claims from its military, Ivashov said, adding that Tel Aviv, just like some of its allies in the West, rarely bothers with presenting any evidence that could justify its actions. The Israeli authorities and the military believe “they can launch strikes at will,” he added.

In the meantime, Igor Korotchenko, the editor-in-chief of the ‘National Defense’ magazine and the member of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Public Council, said that Tel Aviv’s claims might, in fact, be politically motivated. This whole issue “might as well have a political vector aimed at demonizing Iran and its allies,” he told RT.

According to Ivashov, this could also be an attempt to support the US in its decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran, as the incidents took place just days after US President Donald Trump announced that he would pull the US out of the agreement. Meanwhile, Sivkov said that it is Israel that is actually responsible for the escalation in the region, as it repeatedly carried out strikes against targets in Syrian territory just because it “did not like” the fact that the Iranian forces are present in the war-torn country.

“Syria has a legitimate right to deploy any troops on its territory,” Sivkov said. Israel’s strikes against the targets located on “the territory of another sovereign state” are a violation of international law and a direct “act of military aggression,” he added.
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ホワイトハウスの報道官が、女性のエンパワーメントを支持する民主党員は拷問記録の廃棄の経歴を持つ Gina HaspelのCIA長官指名を支持すべきだと述べて批判されています。



※ Sarah Sanders@PressSec 2018/5/6
There is no one more qualified to be the first woman to lead the CIA than 30+ year CIA veteran Gina Haspel. Any Democrat who claims to support women’s empowerment and our national security but opposes her nomination is a total hypocrite

※ RT認証済みアカウント @RT_com氏の2018/5/7のツイート
Many were quick to point out that Haspel being a woman has nothing to do with whether she is suitable to lead the CIA, and that what’s more important is her record

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has been slammed for claiming Democrats who support women’s empowerment should also support Gina Haspel’s nomination to the CIA, despite her record in torture.

Sanders said “any Democrat who claims to support women’s empowerment and our national security but opposes her nomination is a total hypocrite” in a tweet on Saturday, sparking a swift backlash across social media.

Many were quick to point out that Haspel being a woman has nothing to do with whether she is suitable to lead the CIA, and that what’s more important is her record.

“It’s probably possible to simultaneously ‘support women’s empowerment’ and oppose the empowerment of torturers (male or female),” journalist Glenn Greenwald responded.


※ ロイター2018年5月7日 / 08:50 / 1時間前更新
[ワシントン 6日 ロイター] - トランプ米大統領が次期中央情報局(CIA)長官に指名したジーナ・ハスペルCIA副長官がホワイトハウスに対し、指名辞退を申し出ていたことが、事情に詳しい2人の関係筋の話で6日、明らかになった。

[ワシントン 9日 ロイター] - 米国の次期中央情報局(CIA)長官に指名されたジーナ・ハスペルCIA長官代行は9日に開かれた承認に関する議会公聴会で、CIAが過去に行った水責めなどの過酷な尋問に関わったとされる問題について厳しい追及を受けた。







McCain Urges Senate to Reject Haspel’s Nomination
TEHRAN (FNA)- Senator John McCain came out against Gina Haspel, US President Donald Trump’s nominee to be CIA director, on Wednesday after her confirmation hearing in the Senate.

In a break with President Trump, McCain urged his Senate colleagues to vote against Haspel, charging that "her refusal to acknowledge torture’s immorality is disqualifying", The Hill reported.

McCain said Haspel in speaking to the Senate Intelligence Committee failed to address his concerns about her role in an enhanced interrogation program during the George W. Bush administration.

The methods used in that program are now widely regarded as torture.

Haspel cannot afford to lose any additional Republican support.

McCain is recovering from surgery related to his brain cancer in Arizona and was not expected to be present when the Senate votes on Haspel's nomination.

With McCain out and Senator Rand Paul opposed, Haspel still needs support from at least one Democratic Senator as well as every other Republican to be confirmed.

"Like many Americans, I understand the urgency that drove the decision to resort to so-called enhanced interrogation methods after our country was attacked. I know that those who used enhanced interrogation methods and those who approved them wanted to protect Americans from harm. I appreciate their dilemma and the strain of their duty,” McCain said in a statement Wednesday.

“But as I have argued many times, the methods we employ to keep our nation safe must be as right and just as the values we aspire to live up to and promote in the world,” he stated.

McCain stressed that he believes Haspel “is a patriot who loves our country and has devoted her professional life to its service and defense.”

“However, Ms. Haspel’s role in overseeing the use of torture by Americans is disturbing. Her refusal to acknowledge torture’s immorality is disqualifying,” he said, underlining that “I believe the Senate should exercise its duty of advice and consent and reject this nomination."

McCain was tortured as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War.

He had previously expressed skepticism about Haspel's nomination.

Haspel's ties to the interrogation program led to a contentious confirmation hearing on Wednesday in which Senate Democrats drilled down on her views on the subject.

She did not answer when Senator Kamala Harris repeatedly asked if Haspel believes past interrogation techniques were "immoral."

However, she pledged that she would not bring back the program.

Senator Joe Manchin said Wednesday that he will support Haspel's nomination.

Several other GOP senators remain on the fence.

McCain's opposition to Haspel's nomination marked the latest instance in which the Arizona Senator broke with Trump.

The President drew harsh criticism during the 2016 campaign when he disputed that McCain is a war hero, saying he prefers war heroes "who weren't captured."

Since Trump's election, McCain has frequently spoken out against Trump's rhetoric and the "spurious nationalism" sweeping the country, and wrote critically of Trump in his upcoming book.

In addition, McCain delivered the decisive vote to kill an ObamaCare repeal effort in the Senate last summer.

※ Ian56 @Ian56789氏の2018/5/9のツイート
Totally disgusting.
Legendary CIA Vet & True American Hero @RayMcGovern is manhandled & abused after being dragged out of CIA Torturer Gina Haspel confirmation hearing.
Haspel should be facing charges for War Crimes & Treason not being made CIA Director.
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Damascus Not to Hesitate to Respond to Israeli Airstrikes

Damascus Not to Hesitate to Respond to Israeli Airstrikes
TEHRAN (FNA)- Syria will counter all the attacks by the Israeli forces on its sovereign territory and will not hesitate to strike Israeli military targets as it has a right for self-defense, Syrian Ambassador to China Imad Mustapha said on Friday in light of recent airstrikes by the Israelis in Syria.

"Syria will continue to strengthen its air defenses, attempt to interject and down every missile fired by Israel, and target any Israeli air force asset that infringes on Syrian national airspace. Also, it will not hesitate to launch its own retaliatory attacks onto Israeli military positions in accordance with its undisputed right of self-defense and holding the aggressor accountable," Mustapha told Sputnik.

The diplomat denied Israel's statements that the attacks were not directed against the armed forces of Syria.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that the recent military activities of his country against targets in Syria were not directed against the armed forces of Syria and hit them only because they had attacked the Israeli aircraft.

Bahrain Backs Israel's Most Direct Confrontation in SyriaTEHRAN (FNA)- Bahrain has expressed support for Israel after Tel Aviv hit dozens of military targets in Syria amid Syrian army advances against Takfiri terrorists and other foreign-backed militants.

In a rare expression of support, Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa twitted that Tel Aviv had a right to "defend itself" after Israel said it carried out some 50 raids inside Syria, press tv reported.
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※ Ruhish @Ruhish1氏の2018/5/6のツイート
Police stopped Tun Mahathir from speaking at PWTC #GE14 #Malaysia #BuangNajib #MalaysiaElection #PakatanHarapan #najib #PulangMengundi #UndiPakatanHarapan #UndiRabu


※ Encik Random @twt_randoms氏の2018/5/10のツイート
"Most people think I should rest. Yes, I want to rest, but one after another came & asked me to do something to save this beloved country. I can't let them down" - Tun Dr. Mahathir.

He is 92 year old & still fight to save the country. Thank you so much Tun M. #Reformasi

※ logxs_z @rao_gunner氏の2018/5/8のツイート
Fucking 260k people watched Mahathir's live speech while at the other side only 15k watched. Numbers won't lie泣き笑い泣き笑い

※ bo @jackiemopsy氏の2018/5/8のツイート
In Malaysia if you utter even mild concern of over-representation of Chinese in positions of power and express fear of Chinese communist infiltration - "Punch A Nazi" types immediately dart out to attack you.
that's when you realize - Hitler was right

Malaysian opposition wins for the first time since independence
A new generation of voters wanting change and fed up with political corruption vote Mahathir-led coalition to power.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - How do you topple a government that has been ruling a country uninterrupted for more than six decades? Well, if the latest events in Malaysia are anything to go by, here's how it's done.

Bring in one of the architects of that historic party, let's call him Mahathir Mohamad. It does not matter if he is 92 years old. Make sure he has had plenty of experience as head of that party and running the country, in this case, 22 years.

Team him up with his former deputy, Anwar Ibrahim, who's in jail mainly due to a precedent set by Mahathir, but that's all history now.

Anwar spearheaded the movement known as Reformasi, calling for political and economic change in 1998 as deputy prime minister to Mahathir.

His rising popularity threatened the leader, and he was subject to a lengthy trial that eventually landed him a prison sentence on charges of sodomy, which he denies.

"I guess lots of Malaysians find it deeply ironic that the push for reform sparked off 20 years ago because of a fight between Mahathir and Anwar," said Kean Wong, an analyst with newmandala.org, which provides perspective on developments in Southeast Asia.

"And it is now being helmed by Mahathir, who is campaigning against kleptocracy and other issues," he added.

Wong believes, despite Anwar and Mahathir's well-documented rivalry, it was necessary for the two forces to join together.

"I think Mahathir was instrumental," he said. "Having covered five elections and the key Reformasi ones over the past 20 years, it was obvious that Anwar Ibrahim could never quite access the rural Malay hinterland and heartland, a crucial vote bank, the way that Mahathir's aura and image could."
Seismic shift

Mahathir, the master political strategist, brought together a coalition of former opposition politicians he oppressed, punished and jailed while in power as prime minister.

He convinced them that together they could take down their common enemy, the then-ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional.

They ran a campaign denouncing the systems and government structure plagued by cronyism and corruption. A system that Mahathir created while prime minister from 1981 to 2003.

Barisan Nasional and its leader, former Prime Minister Najib Razak have been embroiled in one of the world's biggest corruption scandals known as 1MDB involving billions of dollars.

Iran Felicitates Malaysia on Successful Elections
TEHRAN (FNA)- Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi extended Iran's congratulations to Malaysia on its successful May 9 election which resulted in a shock victory for the opposition headed by 92-year- old Mahathir Mohamad.

"The massive turnout in the May 9 election in Malaysia and the active participation of the younger generation in the voting process indicated the vitality and political maturity of the Malaysian society," Qassemi said.

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman congratulated the Malaysian people and Mahathir Mohamad as the country’s seventh prime minister in the peaceful and successful election, and said, "Iran and Malaysia would further expand their bilateral relations in all areas during Mahathir’s term in office."

Mahathir retook the post as Malaysia’s prime minister after a 15-year interval. At 92 years old, Mahathir became the world's oldest elected leader.
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The Syrian Army air defense units intercepted two Israeli missiles fired at the Southern part of Damascus province on Tuesday night as well.

SANA reported that the air defense units intercepted 2 Israeli missiles fired at al-Keswah region in Southern Damascus on Tuesday night.





Meantime, al-Mayadeen news channel reported that over 50 rockets were fired at 4 Israeli military complex centers in occupied Golan, each including several military units, after Israel's attacks on Quneitra.

シリア国営通信によれば、 この攻撃で3人死亡、2人負傷。
イスラエルの攻撃は、2018/5/10 1:45am から 3:45amの2時間

シリアがこれに対抗しゴラン高原の一連のイスラエル軍基地にミサイル50発以上(50 to 68)を打つ。攻撃対象としたイスラエル軍の基地などは次のものとされている。
It added that tens of Israeli military centers, including the command center for technical and electronic tapping, the 9900 secret border headquarters to collect visual intelligence, the military command center for electronic warfare, the pin-pointing weapons watchtower, the regional command center for the Isreali army unit 810, the military brigade command center in Harmoun, the al-Shatawi center of Benastim winter warfare special unit, came under attack.

Tel Aviv has ordered troops to avoid disclosing any information about the target of the attacks.


MP: Rocket Attack on Israel Conducted by Syria, Not Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- A Syrian lawmaker on Thursday refuted Tel Aviv's claims that the attack on the Israeli military in the Golan was conducted by Iran, stressing that the barrage of rockets were sent by his own country's army.

As Tel Aviv and Western media have accused Tehran of launching rocket and missile attacks at Israeli forces in the occupied Golan Heights, Member of the Parliament Fares Shehabi tweeted on Thursday that "Iran denies firing any rocket at Israel! The Syrian army fired more than 50 rockets at Israel in response to continuous Israeli terrorism against Syria".

The Israeli army said it hit dozens of Iranian military bases in Syria overnight in responce to attack from within Syrian territory. But, according to battlefield reports, the Syrian Army has intercepted tens of incoming Israeli missiles, and then, reciprocated the assault with a barrage of rocket attacks on military centers in occupied Golan Heights.

The Syrian Army Command also said its air defense systems have managed to intercept and destroy the biggest part of Israeli rockets fired at military bases in the Arab country.

The Syrian Army Spokesman reaffirmed "the alertness of the army and readiness to defend the sovereignty of the homeland against any aggression”, stressing that attempts to support terrorism would prove futile.

Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry stated that some 28 Israeli aircraft fired around 60 air-to-surface rockets in a massive overnight strike in Syria on Thursday morning, adding that Syrian air defense systems managed to intercept more than half of the missiles.

Israeli forces bombed the Syrian territory for two hours between 1:45 am and 3:45 am local time on Thursday, according to reports.

The Russian military said in a statement that “28 Israeli F-15 and F-16 planes" were involved in the assault, while “Syrian air-defense systems shot down more than half of the rockets as they repelled the Israeli attack”.

Tel Aviv said 20 rockets were fired into the Golan Heights early Thursday, and acknowledged that its well-known Iron Dome has only shot down 4 projectiles.

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Spokesman, Lt Col Jonathan Conricus, told reporters that "several but not all" of the rockets were intercepted by Israeli defences, as minutes past midnight, approximately 20 projectiles were fired towards the line of IDF positions in the Golan Heights.

The military admitted that "Israel's Iron Dome missile defence system brought down four of the rockets".

Other sources mentioned 50 to 68 rockets were fired at Israeli targets after midnight in reprisal for earlier missile attacks on Syria.

Israel has seized the Golan Heights from Syria during the 1967 Six-Day War and continued to occupy two-thirds of the strategically-important territory ever since. The Tel Aviv regime has built tens of illegal settlements in the area since its occupation and has used the region to carry out a number of military operations against the Syrian government.

The Tel Aviv regime has launched sporadic attacks against various targets on Syrian soil over the past few years, in assaults slammed by Damascus as attempts to boost terrorist groups who have been suffering heavy defeats in battle against Syrian government forces.

The Syrian army has also seized Israeli-made arms and military equipment from militants fighting pro-Damascus forces on numerous occasions ever since the war of militancy started in the country. Israel has also admittedly been providing medical treatment to the militants wounded in the Arab country.



イスラエルのシリアミサイル攻撃はテロリストを使った戦略失敗 シリア、イラク、イランが力を増すことに対する恐怖の現れ

28 Israeli jets fired about 60 rockets in overnight strikes on Syria – Russian MoD
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ブリティッシュテレコムがロンドン中心部から本部移転 1万3千人の職員削減

BT to Axe 13,000 Jobs, Leave Central London HQ in Bid to Cut Costs
TEHRAN (FNA)- Thousands of well-paid London jobs have been placed at risk after BT said it will shut the global headquarters in the City where it has been based for more than 140 years.

The telecoms giant is axing a total of 13,000 management and back-office jobs over three years as part of a massive drive to cut costs and boost profits, Evening Standard reported.

It is the biggest jobs cull at BT for almost a decade and far larger than City analysts had been expecting.

In a highly symbolic move, chief executive Gavin Patterson ordered the HQ − which stands on the site near St Paul’s where Guglielmo Marconi made the first public transmission of wireless signals in 1896 − to be sold.

About 2,100 staff work in the Newgate Street premises known as BT Centre, which was rebuilt in the Eighties after the original Victorian building was badly damaged in the Blitz.

The company’s single best-known building, the BT Tower in Fitzrovia, is not affected by the shake-up.

Patterson said the cuts, which will save £1.5 billion a year, would help transform the company − now known for its coverage of Premier League and Champions League football − into “a lean and agile organisation” capable of taking on digital competitors. It also announced it will hire 6,000 people for engineering and customer service roles.

City analysts welcome the “long-overdue” move to throw off its legacy as “a bloated, lumbering beast” that dates back to its time as a nationalised monopoly.

BT was privatised and opened up to competition by Margaret Thatcher’s government in 1984.

Lee Wild, head of equity strategy at online traders Interactive Investor, said the streamlining plan “is the kind of action BT shareholders have wanted to see for years”, adding that “BT shares began a slow and painful decline two years ago, more than halving in value to make a five-year low last month.

“Part of the reason for BT’s decline is the inevitable heavy spending needed to upgrade the fibre network with potentially no incremental return,” Wild stressed.

BT shares fell 19p, or eight percent, to 220p after the announcement.

However, union bosses condemned Patterson’s announcement as “a devastating blow.”

“It is particularly disappointing as Prospect has been working closely with BT to ensure that the impact of organisational changes including restructuring and re-organisation have been thoroughly examined but this number sounds unrealistic,” Philippa Childs, National Secretary of the Prospect Union, stated.

BT bosses stressed that the company would keep “a reduced, but still significant”, office presence in central London.

Property sources said BT, which owns the freehold, could raise at least £75 million if it sold the prime City site, or even more if it gained planning permission for new offices.

“The question is what they do with the staff, and whether they decide to move East to Stratford where BT Sport is,” One added.
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※ the Lemniscat @theLemniscat氏の2018/5/10のツイート
"Israeli Officials: We’d prefer al-Qaeda-run Syria to an Assad victory"

Syria's army is so good at fighting terrorists allied to al-Qaeda that Israel is now using Iran as an excuse to bomb Syria on behalf of the terrorists Israel wants as neighbors

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シリア外務副大臣 イスラエルにその攻撃の都度驚きを与えると威嚇

For First Time in Decades, Israel Comes Under Attack by Tens of Rockets from Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army intercepted dozens of incoming Israeli missiles and reciprocated the assault with a barrage of rocket attacks on military centers in occupied Golan, the first such response in decades.

Syria's state news agency, SANA, reported on Wednesday night that the Syrian army's air defense systems intercepted Israel's missile attacks on the town of al-Ba'ath; Israel had also earlier targeted the town with artillery fire.

According to the report, the Syrian army's air defense systems intercepted tens of Israeli missiles in the sky while a number of missiles hit the air defense and radar units as well as arms caches.

Meantime, al-Mayadeen news channel reported that over 50 rockets were fired at 4 Israeli military complex centers in occupied Golan, each including several military units, after Israel's attacks on Quneitra.

Other sources, including al-Alam news channel, also reported that the number of rockets fired at occupied Golan went over 68.

It added that tens of Israeli military centers, including the command center for technical and electronic tapping, the 9900 secret border headquarters to collect visual intelligence, the military command center for electronic warfare, the pin-pointing weapons watchtower, the regional command center for the Isreali army unit 810, the military brigade command center in Harmoun, the al-Shatawi center of Benastim winter warfare special unit, came under attack.

Al-Mayadeen also said that the Israeli Iron Dome defense shield has failed to intercept the rockets, adding that Tel Aviv has ordered troops to avoid disclosing any information about the target of the attacks.

Some sources also reported that Israel has attacked al-Kaswah region in Southern Damascus, but the attack was fully repelled by the Syrian army.

The Syrian Army air defense units intercepted two Israeli missiles fired at the Southern part of Damascus province on Tuesday night as well.

SANA reported that the air defense units intercepted 2 Israeli missiles fired at al-Keswah region in Southern Damascus on Tuesday night.

In the meantime, al-Jazeera TV channel reported that the Israeli missile attack was launched to target a militant base in Southern Damascus.

Also, al-Mayadeen TV quoted sources in Quneitra province as reporting that three Israeli missiles were fired from the occupied Golan Heights at Syrian territories on the same night.

The sources further told al-Mayadeen that the Israeli warplanes were flying over the Golan Heights, underlining the possibility that the fighter jets fired the missile at Syria's soil.

※  Partisangirl認証済みアカウント @Partisangirl氏の2018/5/9のツイート
A retaliation against #Israel by #Syria might be the only way to prevent war. If they realise #ww3 has consequences it will give them pause.

※  Partisangirl認証済みアカウント @Partisangirl氏の2018/5/9のツイート
“Hitting back is an excuse that #Israel and the #US need to escalate” - they are already escalating BECAUSE there is no retaliation, and they don’t need an excuse, when they do they manufacture it.

※  Partisangirl認証済みアカウント @Partisangirl氏の2018/5/10のツイート
Now the skies fall silent, we enter the eye of the storm. By Retaliating #Syria has at least tried to make "#Israel" to realise if it keeps attacking it will be destroyed.

※  Partisangirl認証済みアカウント @Partisangirl氏の2018/5/10のツイート
All those who encouraged Syria not to 'retaliate' so as not to give #Israel an excuse 'it needs' to destroy Syria. #Syria has retaliated and Damascus stands. Now, do you see that cowardice is not the answer?

※ Fares Shehabi MP @ShehabiFares氏の2018/5/10のツイート
Israel is deeply involved in supporting ISIS & al-Qaeda gangs in Syria to change to govt and destabilize the country. During last night’s Israeli assault, many Qaeda terrorists attacked Syrian army positions to help the Israelis!
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イスラエルのシリアミサイル攻撃はテロリストを使った戦略失敗 シリア、イラク、イランが力を増すことに対する恐怖の現れ

Damascus: Israeli Assault Indicates 'New Phase of Aggression' against Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- Israel's latest move towards a "direct confrontation" indicates the start of a "new phase of aggression" against Syria, according to the Syrian Foreign Ministry.

"This aggressive conduct by the Zionist entity [pejorative for the State of Israel]… will lead to nothing but an increase in tensions in the region," Syrian news agency SANA cited an official in the Foreign Ministry as saying.

Damascus affirmed that the Israeli aggression on Syrian territories came within the framework of the aggressive approach of the Zionist entity and in response to the defeat of the terrorist groups.

The Russian Defense Ministry has stated that some 28 Israeli aircraft fired around 60 air-to-surface rockets in a massive overnight strike in Syria on Thursday morning, adding that Syrian air defense systems managed to intercept more than half of the missiles.

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Richard Grenell@RichardGrenell 3:42 AM - May 9, 2018
As @realDonaldTrump said, US sanctions will target critical sectors of Iran’s economy. German companies doing business in Iran should wind down operations immediately.


メルケルは、Europe can’t rely on US protection anymore と述べています。米国から離れて行きつつあるのは中東、西アジアの国だけではありません。

米国がイラン核合意から離脱し制裁再開を計画 世界経済の波乱要因に に書いた見方は外れていませんでした。イランのロウハーニーが不思議なほどに冷静でいられたのは、ロシア、ラブロフという指南役がいたからです。

Russian FM: Moscow Will Work Towards Ensuring US Sanctions on Iran Won’t Abolish Nuclear Deal
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said following talks with his German counterpart Heiko Maas on Thursday that Moscow will seek to make sure that US sanctions on Iran neither destroy the nuclear deal nor affect Tehran’s partners.

"We will seek to make sure that it does not destroy the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) for the Iranian nuclear program. This is our common goal," he stated, adding that "besides, we will seek to ensure that there is no extraterritorial influence on Iran’s partners", TASS reported.

"The World Trade Organization has rules on this matter, so some non-judicial agreements may be made. As far as I understand, this is what our European partners want to reach with the Americans, they want to bargain something. I don’t know if there could be success," the Russian top diplomat noted.

Russia appreciates the Iranian leadership’s balanced response to US President Donald Trump’s decision to quit the treaty.

"We appreciate the Iranian leadership’s balanced response to that decision (US decision to quit the JCPOA), because all likely implications of Washington’s step are to be evaluated. Any haste here would be counterproductive," Lavrov said.

The decision to remove sanctions in accordance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) for the Iranian nuclear program is not subject to review, he added.

"As for unilateral US sanctions, we can do nothing in that regard. However, it cannot refer to sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council. That removal is not subject to review," Lavrov said.

"If Washington once again tries to make these restrictions exterritorial, it will significantly affect the situation in the region and relations between the United States and Europe, as well as between the United States and Russia. We will evaluate it from the standpoint of the World Trade Organization’s principles," Lavrov added.

The Russian top diplomat pointed out that one of the nuclear deal’s objectives was to facilitate the strengthening of the non-proliferation regime, stating that "these achievements are likely to face very significant damage," he noted.

US President Donald Trump announced Tuesday his decision to withdraw Washington from Iran’s nuclear deal with the world powers and re-impose sanctions against Tehran, while leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Russia, China as well as the European Union and the United Nations have condemned the move by the US, calling for the deal to be kept in place.

European Commission’s President: Europe Must Replace US as Leader after Washington Quits Iran Deal
TEHRAN (FNA)- The European Commission’s President Jean-Claude Juncker slammed Washington for turning its back on its own allies by quitting the Iran nuclear deal, saying the US under President Donald Trump has lost its influence as an international player and that the EU must replace it on the global stage.

“At this point, we have to replace the United States, which as an international actor has lost vigor, and because of it, in the long term, influence,” Juncker stated, suggesting that Europe should take over the US’ role as global leader.

He added that the United States is turning its back on multilateral relations and friendly cooperation “with a ferocity that can only surprise us”.

The European Union's Foreign Policy Chief has also reiterated her support for the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, saying she regrets the US President's decision to withdraw his country from the agreement.

"The JCPOA, unanimously endorsed by UN Security Council Resolution 2231, is a key element of the global nuclear non-proliferation architecture and is crucial for the security of the region," Federica Mogherini said in a statement on Wednesday.

"As long as Iran continues to implement its nuclear related commitments, as it has been doing so far and has been confirmed by the International Atomic Energy Agency in 10 consecutive reports, the EU will remain committed to the continued full and effective implementation of the nuclear deal," she added.

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog stressed Wednesday that Tehran is fulfilling its commitments under the nuclear deal with the world powers after the US President announced Tuesday that Washington pulled out of the agreement and re-impose economic sanctions on Iran.

"Iran is subject to the world’s most robust nuclear verification regime under the JCPOA, which is a significant verification gain," IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said, adding that "As of today, the IAEA can confirm that the nuclear-related commitments are being implemented by Iran".

Mogherini said the EU did not support the US President's decision to reinstate the bans and would work instead to make sure Iranian and European businesses can enjoy the freedoms provided under the JCPOA.

"The lifting of nuclear related sanctions is an essential part of the agreement. The EU has repeatedly stressed that the sanctions lifting has a positive impact on trade and economic relations with Iran. The EU stresses its commitment to ensuring that this can continue to be delivered," she added.

Hailing the deal as "the culmination of 12 years of diplomacy," Mogherini stated that the accord was working and the EU was determined to preserve it.

Envoy: EU to Increase Industrial Cooperation with Tehran after US JCPOA Withdrawal
TEHRAN (FNA)- Bulgarian Ambassador to Tehran Christo Polendakov announced that European states intend to boost their industrial cooperation with Tehran after Washington's decision to quit the internationally-endorsed 2015 nuclear deal.

The industrial talks between Iran and Europe will start in ten days, Polendakov said on Wednesday.

In this sensitive situation Iran and Europe should use the chances optimally to guard the interests of both parties, he added.

Polendakov also said that the Minister of Economy of Bulgaria Emil Lyubenov Karanikolov will have a visit to Tehran on Monday.

An economic delegation and three governor generals and parliament members will accompany the Bulgarian minister.

Bulgaria is the rotating head of the European Union.

The Bulgarian delegation is due to meet Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri, Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Masoud Karbasian and Governor of Central Bank of Iran Valiollah Seif.

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Russia Completes Delivery of First Regimental Set of S-400 to China
TEHRAN (FNA)- A military-diplomatic source said Russia has completed the delivery of the first regimental set of the air defense system S-400 to China. A third ship carrying missing support equipment has arrived at its port of destination. China will begin acceptance procedures at the end of May.

"The last batch of military equipment for the first regimental set of S-400 systems has been delivered by sea from Ust-Luga, the Leningrad Region, to China," the source told TASS, adding that "The ship has brought the equipment not damaged during a December storm in the English Channel and the damaged equipment after repairs."

A regimental set of S-400 systems was dispatched to China by three ships.

Russia’s federal service for military-technical cooperation said last January that during a heavy storm in the English channel support equipment on board one of the three ships was affected.

The transport ship had to return to the port of departure for re-examination of the affected components for defects.

At the beginning of April it was announced that the first two ships carrying the bulk of the equipment had arrived in China.

Now that the third ship has arrived, the full regimental set of S-400 systems is in China, according to the source.

It includes the command center, radars, launchers, guided air defense missiles, power supply equipment and other items.

Russian specialists will begin the handover of the military equipment to China at the end of May. The whole procedure will take about two months.

The federal service for military-technical cooperation has refrained from comment.

The conclusion of a contract with China for the supply of S-400 systems was announced in November 2014.

Presidential aide for military-technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin confirmed the conclusion of the contract in November 2015.

China is the first foreign customer of these air defense systems. It is to obtain two regimental sets of S-400.

The air defense system S-400 Triumf is Russia’s long- and intermediate range system meant for hitting air attack weapons (including stealth aircraft) and other targets amid heavy fire and radio-electronic resistance.
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