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13 November 2018 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

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News Reports

  • U.S. Official: Russia Shouldn't Be Permitted To Use Energy As Weapon RFE/RL 13 Nov 2018 -- Russia has historically used energy as a weapon and that continues today, making energy diversification crucial for Central and Eastern Europe, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has said.
  • Ex-Intel Officials Worry Trump Still Doing Russia's Dirty Work VOA 13 Nov 2018 -- Flying to Paris on Friday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, U.S. President Donald Trump sent out a tweet that may have been business as usual at the White House but sent shivers down the spines of some of this country's intelligence and security officials:
  • Trump Assails France, Macron in Salvo of Tweets VOA 13 Nov 2018 -- U.S. President Donald Trump launched verbal assaults Tuesday on France and President Emmanuel Macron, citing his low voter approval ratings and attacking French tariffs on U.S. wine exports and failure to meet NATO's defense spending goal.
  • IAEA: Iran conducts enrichment activities under JCPOA limitations IRNA 13 Nov 2018 -- Based on the latest report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iran has conducted its enrichment activities in line with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
  • Sanctions blessings in disguise: Iran minister IRNA 13 Nov 2018 -- Iran's defense minister said Tuesday the newly imposed sanctions on Iran would make the country more self-sufficient in the field of defense.
  • US to squeeze Iranians 'very hard': John Bolton Press TV 13 Nov 2018 -- US National Security Adviser John Bolton says his country will keep up pressure on Iran after imposing new sanctions on the Islamic Republic early this month.
  • Xi urges HK, Macao to embrace nation's reform, opening-up for greater development People's Daily 13 Nov 2018 -- President Xi Jinping on Monday voiced the hope that Hong Kong and Macao will further develop themselves by embracing the nation's cause of reform and opening-up.
  • Trump expresses concern over Saudi oil output decrease Press TV 13 Nov 2018 -- US President Donald Trump has expressed concern over the Saudi decision to decrease its oil output in December, requesting oil prices to remain low.
  • Saudi Arabia, Citing Iranian Sanctions Waivers, Moves To Prop Up Oil Prices RFE/RL 13 Nov 2018 -- Saudi Arabia has announced a major cut in oil production to rebalance global markets and prop up plunging oil prices, citing U.S. sanctions waivers that are enabling Iran to keep exporting oil to most of its top customers.
  • Recording links Saudi crown prince to Khashoggi assassination: Report Press TV 13 Nov 2018 -- A phone call recording collected by the Turkish intelligence links the brutal murder of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi to the kingdom's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known as MbS, The New York Times reports.
  • Erdogan Ups Pressure on Riyadh Over Khashoggi VOA 13 Nov 2018 -- Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues to ratchet up pressure on Riyadh over last month's killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
  • Lebanese army forces detain man suspected of providing intelligence to Israel Press TV 13 Nov 2018 -- The Lebanese Army's intelligence branch has arrested a man suspected of spying for Israel's Mossad spy agency and collaboration with Israeli authorities as he was attempting to cross the southern border into occupied Palestinian territories.
  • Rewards for Justice - Reward Offer for Information on Hamas and Hizballah Key Leaders US Dept. of State 13 Nov 2018 -- The U.S. Department of State's Rewards for Justice Program is offering rewards of up to $5 million each for information leading to the identification or location of Hamas leader Salih al-Aruri and Lebanese Hizballah leaders Khalil Yusif Mahmoud Harb and Haytham 'Ali Tabataba'i.
  • State Department Terrorist Designations of Jawad Nasrallah, al-Mujahidin Brigades, and Hizballah US Dept. of State 13 Nov 2018 -- The Department of State has designated Jawad Nasrallah and Al-Mujahidin Brigades (AMB) as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224, which imposes sanctions on foreign persons who have committed, or pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States.
  • Treasury Sanctions Key Hizballah, IRGC-QF Networks in Iraq US Treasury 13 Nov 2018 -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action today to target four Hizballah-affiliated individuals who lead and coordinate the group's operational, intelligence, and financial activities in Iraq. Specifically, OFAC designated Shibl Muhsin 'Ubayd Al-Zaydi, Yusuf Hashim, Adnan Hussein Kawtharani, and Muhammad 'Abd-Al-Hadi Farhat as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism.
  • Trial of Drug Kingpin 'El Chapo' Begins in New York VOA 13 Nov 2018 -- Opening statements have begun in the high-security trial of notorious Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Romania 'Backtracking' On Rule Of Law, EU Report Warns RFE/RL 13 Nov 2018 -- Not only has Romania stalled in its fight against corruption, but it's also falling back on judicial reforms, the European Commission says, urging Bucharest to immediately reverse anticorruption moves and restore judicial independence.
  • Macedonia Will Seek Arrest In Hungary of Ex-PM Gruevski RFE/RL 13 Nov 2018 -- Macedonia's Interior Ministry says it will seek the arrest of conservative former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski on an international warrant after confirming he fled to Hungary to avoid serving a two-year prison sentence for corruption.

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