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22 November 2018 Military News

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  • Poll Shows Putin's Electoral Rating Drops Below 60 Percent RFE/RL 22 Nov 2018 -- A leading independent Russian pollster says the electoral rating of President Vladimir Putin has fallen under 60 percent for the first time in five years.
  • Head of Russian military intelligence dies at 63 People's Daily 22 Nov 2018 -- Igor Korobov, chief of the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate, commonly known as the GRU, died at the age of 63 after a serious illness on Wednesday, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.
  • GRU Chief Dies After 'Serious And Long Illness' RFE/RL 22 Nov 2018 -- The chief of Russia's GRU military intelligence agency, Igor Korobov, has died after "a serious and long illness," Russian media reported on November 21, quoting the Defense Ministry.
  • Oops! Germany Spying Agency Accidentally Reveals Identity of Covert Informant Sputnik 22 Nov 2018 -- In a catastrophically careless oversight, German intelligence services have accidentally exposed the identity of one of their 'v-men' - an undercover informant - spying on activist groups. It's far from the first embarrassing blunder in the country's espionage history.
  • UK spy chiefs pushing against Trump leaks of secrets on Russia Press TV 22 Nov 2018 -- British intelligence chiefs are trying to stop US President Donald Trump from leaking secret information on Russia's alleged meddling in foreign elections, a new report suggests.
  • UK Spy Agency Wants to Prevent Trump From Publishing Russia Probe Files - Report Sputnik 22 Nov 2018 -- The row pertains to an FBI request to wiretap a former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, which was made a month ahead of the 2016 US presidential elections. Earlier this month, President Trump said that he was "very seriously" considering declassifying the documents related to Russia's alleged interference in the US elections.
  • Britain Threatens UAE Over Jailing of British Student Accused of Spying VOA 22 Nov 2018 -- British authorities reacted with anger and threatened the United Arab Emirates with serious diplomatic repercussions after a court in the Gulf state sentenced a British student to life in prison for spying. The jailing of 31-year-old Matthew Hedges visibly shocked British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who believed he'd been given assurances 10 days ago on a visit to the UAE the student would be freed.
  • IAEA re-confirms Iran's compliance with JCPOA IRNA 22 Nov 2018 -- International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Thursday announced for the 14th time Iran's full compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the JCPOA.
  • Iranian nation has plans for defeating US: Commander IRNA 22 Nov 2018 -- Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami says the US has experienced defeats from the Iranian nation over the past years but it has not learnt from that but the Iranian nation has plans to defeat it.
  • Iran to defeat US in economic war: IRGC Cmdr IRNA 22 Nov 2018 -- Based on the confessions made by the US' analysts, Iran will once again defeat the US in the economic war, said the Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) on Thursday.
  • Trump not trustworthy for talks, Iran won't renege on nuclear agreement: Zarif Press TV 22 Nov 2018 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says negotiations with the US to save the 2015 nuclear deal are pointless because US President Donald Trump is not trustworthy.
  • Iran: US must lift sanctions on food, medicine as per ICJ ruling Press TV 22 Nov 2018 -- Iran says the US must lift its cruel sanctions on exports of humanitarian goods, including food and medicine, to Iran based on an October ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
  • IAEA says Iran respecting nuclear deal weeks after US bans reinstated Press TV 22 Nov 2018 -- The United Nations' nuclear watchdog confirms Iran's full compliance with its end of the 2015 multinational nuclear deal, despite the US's internationally-criticized withdrawal from the landmark accord and the ensuing re-imposition of its unilateral sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
  • UN Watchdog Says Iran Sticking To Nuclear Deal Amid U.S. Sanctions RFE/RL 22 Nov 2018 -- Iran is implementing its part of a landmark nuclear deal with world powers, the UN atomic watchdog monitoring the pact reaffirmed on November 22, two weeks after the United States reimposed sanctions against Tehran.
  • Turkey's Erdogan will not meet with bin Salman at G20 summit: Report Press TV 22 Nov 2018 -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will not meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during an upcoming summit of the G20 in Argentina, a Turkish media report says, nearly two months after dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Arab kingdom's consulate in Istanbul.
  • Saudi FM rejects 'ridiculous' allegations of royals' plot to depose bin Salman Press TV 22 Nov 2018 -- Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has dismissed as "ridiculous" a report by Reuters that members of the Saudi royal family want to overthrow Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, saying that the kingdom is united around its leadership.
  • EU Says All Responsible For Khashoggi Murder Must Be Held 'Accountable' RFE/RL 22 Nov 2018 -- All those "really responsible" for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi must be held accountable, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on November 22.
  • France Imposes Travel Bans on 18 Saudis Over Khashoggi Killing Sputnik 22 Nov 2018 -- Germany imposed similar sanctions earlier this week, as German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that Germany had banned 18 Saudi citizens, suspected of being involved in the murder of Khashoggi, from entering the country, with Berlin also exerting pressure on arms exporters to make them halt weapon deliveries to Riyadh.
  • CIA Holds 'Smoking Gun' Phone Call of Saudi Crown Prince on Khashoggi - Reports Sputnik 22 Nov 2018 -- Riyadh has vehemently denied that the royal family, including Crown Prince bin Salman, has been involved in Khashoggi's murder. A total of 21 people have been detained on suspicion of ordering and carrying out the murder; five of them face the death penalty.
  • Bahrain arrests more citizens as elections near Press TV 22 Nov 2018 -- The regime in Bahrain has arrested and charged five people in what seems to be part of a widened crackdown on political dissent ahead of the forthcoming parliamentary elections in the Persian Gulf kingdom.
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  • EU Says Uzbekistan 'On The Right Track' RFE/RL 22 Nov 2018 -- Austria, the chief of the rotating European Union presidency, says the "overall human rights situation" in Uzbekistan has shown improvement in the last two years.
  • Three killed as bomb hits hideout of Haqqani militants in Pakistan Press TV 22 Nov 2018 -- At least three people have been killed after a bomb struck Haqqani network militants in their hideout in Pakistan's tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, local officials and militant sources say.
  • Taiwan to sign contract soon to dispose of uranium: official CNA 22 Nov 2018 -- Taiwan will sign a NT$300 million (US$9.7 million) contract next week to dispose of its uranium reserves, Lin Kin-fu (林金福), director-general of the Institute of Nuclear Energy Research (INER), said Thursday.
  • Turkey charges Gulen, 27 others for killing of Russian ambassador Press TV 23 Nov 2018 -- Turkey has charged 28 people, including US-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen, for their alleged involvement in the killing of the Russian ambassador to Ankara back in 2016.



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