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12 November 2018 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

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News Reports

  • Europes Calculations Shift on Trump Second Term VOA 12 Nov 2018 -- Calculations are shifting in European capitals on whether Donald Trump is likely to serve a second term as U.S. president. The consensus in Europe ahead of last weeks midterm elections was that he would most likely serve only one term in the White House, but the expanded Republican majority in the Senate is prompting a re-consideration.
  • Belgian Lawmaker Suspected of Spying for China - Reports Sputnik 12 Nov 2018 -- Filip Dewinter, a member of the Belgian Federal Parliament from the right-wing Vlaams Belang (Flemish Interest) party, is suspected of advising a Belgium-based Chinese company, which allegedly attempted to influence the decision-making process in Belgium, the Het Laatste Nieuws newspaper reported on Monday.
  • IAEA verifies Iran commitment: Envoy IRNA 12 Nov 2018 -- Iran's ambassador to Vienna-based international organizations, Kazem Gharibabadi, said on Monday that the IAEA in a statement issued for the 13th times verified Iran's commitment to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
  • Pompeo must own his words: Iran's Zarif Press TV 12 Nov 2018 -- Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has scolded his American counterpart, Mike Pompeo, for his sharp attack on a US magazine that published his threat to starve the Iranian people through sanctions, saying Pompeo must assume responsibility for what he says.
  • Iran complying with JCPOA commitment despite US sanctions: IAEA Press TV 12 Nov 2018 -- Iran has continued to implement all its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal it signed with major global powers even as the United States re-imposed fresh sanctions against Tehran, a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says.
  • Iran to sue US for sanctioning its maritime transport Press TV 12 Nov 2018 -- Iran says it plans to sue the United States at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for sanctioning its maritime transport services.
  • Iranian armed forces ready to protect oil tankers against threats: Army cmdr. Press TV 12 Nov 2018 -- Iran's armed forces have pledged to protect the country's oil tankers against possible threats after the United States said the ships should not be allowed to dock anywhere because they were a "floating liability."
  • SWIFT Cut Off Sanctioned Iranian Central Bank - US Treasury Sputnik 12 Nov 2018 -- The US announced the re-imposition of sanctions against Tehran that were previously lifted under the JCPOA on 5 November. Prior to this date, Washington had warned the Belgium-based organization working with interbank transactions that it would also fall under sanctions if it continued to work with Iranian banks.
  • IAEA: Iran Still Abiding by Nuclear Deal VOA 12 Nov 2018 -- The United Nations atomic watchdog says Iran continues to keep its side of the 2015 nuclear agreement, even as new U.S. sanctions raise concerns about whether the deal can survive.
  • UN forum to bring 'big space data' benefits to disaster response in Africa UN News 12 Nov 2018 -- Outer space and disaster response experts, on Monday, gathered at a United Nations forum in Bonn, Germany, to discuss how "big data" including social media, crowdsourcing and satellite imaging, can reduce the risk of natural disasters in Africa and support response efforts when they strike.
  • First Angara A5V Heavy-Class Rocket Launch to Take Place in 2026 – Roscosmos Sputnik 12 Nov 2018 -- The first heavy-lift Angara A5V carrier rocket equipped with a hydrogen space tug will be launched from the Vostochny space center in Russia's Far East in 2026, Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin said on Sunday.
  • S. Arabia to cut oil exports by 500,000 bpd in December IRNA 12 Nov 2018 -- Saudi Arabia has said it will trim oil exports by 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) in December, as major producers met to consider cuts to shore up declining prices.
  • Top Saudi officials discussed assassinating Qassim Suleimani, Iranian officials: NYT report ISNA 12 Nov 2018 -- Officials close to Saudi Arabia's crown prince discussed plans in 2017 with businessmen to potentially use private companies to assassinate Iranian officials including Qassim Suleimani, The New York Times reported on Sunday.
  • Tehran had 'credible information' about Saudi plot to assassinate top Iranian officials: Zarif Press TV 12 Nov 2018 -- Iran knew about Saudi Arabia's plans to assassinate senior Iranian officials, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tells London-based al-Araby al-Jadeed.
  • Ankara rejects French accusation of Khashoggi game-playing as 'impudent' Press TV 12 Nov 2018 -- The Turkish government has rejected as "very impudent" France's accusation that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is playing a "political game" over the brutal killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom's diplomatic mission in Istanbul, raising speculations that France is trying to cover up the crime despite global resolve to hold perpetrators of the act to account.
  • Pompeo tells bin Salman Khashoggi killers will be held accountable Press TV 12 Nov 2018 -- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that Washington will hold accountable all those involved in the killing of a dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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