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21 January 2019 Military News

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  • Kremlin Had No Contacts Regarding Construction of Trump Tower in Moscow - Peskov Sputnik 21 Jan 2019 -- The Kremlin was not engaged in any discussions regarding the potential construction of a Trump Tower skyscraper in Moscow, even though it received several emails regarding the matter, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has stated.
  • Muslim-American Congresswomen Prompt Saudi Alarm VOA 21 Jan 2019 -- Saudi Arabia may learn to regret the political attacks launched from the kingdom on two American Muslim women who won seats for the Democrats in Congress in the U.S. midterm elections. One of them Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, has secured a seat on a House panel that has the power to disrupt U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
  • S.Korean FM, Pompeo hold phone talks over 2nd DPRK-U.S. summit People's Daily 21 Jan 2019 -- South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held phone talks Monday morning over the second summit between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States, according to Seoul's Foreign Ministry.
  • A Complicated Path to Denuclearization as Trump-Kim Summit Nears VOA 21 Jan 2019 -- Despite the Trump administration asserting there's been ongoing progress in talks with North Korea over its commitment to denuclearize, it is unclear what has been achieved ahead of the U.S. announced summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un.
  • 2nd Trump-Kim summit expected to be held in Vietnam: report People's Daily 21 Jan 2019 -- The second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), is expected to take place in Vietnam, with three candidate cities being under consideration, U.S. media reported Sunday.
  • Supervisory board on JCPOA to make decision about nuclear deal: AEOI chief ISNA 21 Jan 2019 -- The head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi rejected the US national security adviser John Bolton's recent claim that Tehran has gave false information to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), saying, "Has Mr. Bolton ever said the truth and right thing?"
  • Iran does not allow any coalition against its interests: Deputy FM Press TV 21 Jan 2019 -- Iran's deputy foreign minister for political affairs says the Islamic Republic does not allow any country to build a coalition against its interests either within the Middle East or outside.
  • Iran Not Invited, Russia Snubs Mideast Conference In Warsaw, Poland Says RFE/RL 21 Jan 2019 -- Iran has not been invited to a global conference on the Middle East in Warsaw next month and Russia has declined the invitation, Poland's foreign minister says.
  • Germany Cites 'Security Interests' To Ban Iranian Airline RFE/RL 21 Jan 2019 -- Germany has revoked the license of Iran's Mahan Air airline, citing "security concerns" and the company's activities in Syria, officials say.
  • Japan says it will continue oil purchase from Iran IRNA 21 Jan 2019 -- Japanese refiner Fuji Oil was loaded with Iranian crude oil in the first cargo to head for the East Asian country since Tokyo received a waiver from the US sanctions on Tehran.
  • Japan's Fuji Oil loads first Iran oil cargo since US sanctions waiver Press TV 21 Jan 2019 -- Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Abdolnaser Hemmati says Japan has restarted importing crude oil from Iran, with Fuji Oil loading the first such cargo since the United States granted Tokyo waiver over renewed sanctions on the Islamic Republic's energy sector.
  • China's economy expands 6.6 pct in 2018 People's Daily 21 Jan 2019 -- In the midst of a complex external environment, China's economy has ended 2018 on firm footing, with better quality and improved structure.
  • Premier Li seeks opinions, suggestions for draft report of government work People's Daily 21 Jan 2019 -- Premier Li Keqiang has said the government should work to address key and difficult problems ly related to the people's well-being and advance a harmonious development of economy and society.
  • China's Strategy to Unify with Taiwan Sparks Anger VOA 21 Jan 2019 -- Last year some of the world's biggest airlines changed their websites, one by one, to label Taiwan as anything but an independent country. When passengers opened country-specific pages or menus, they often found the Western Pacific island linked instead to China. Each change angered the Taiwanese, who have enjoyed de facto autonomy since the 1940s even though China says the island belongs under its flag.
  • Israel seeking Africa foothold with renewed Chad ties Press TV 21 Jan 2019 -- Israel has for some time been trying to expand its influence across the African continent. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent visit to Chad is being viewed as a step in this direction. The two sides have now announced the normalization of their diplomatic ties amid reports of Israel supplying the Central African state with weapons.
  • Kenya Arrests at Least 11 Following Hotel Attack VOA 21 Jan 2019 -- Kenyan authorities have made more arrests in connection with last Tuesday's terrorist attack in Nairobi. Meanwhile, Kenyan officials are vowing to prevent further attacks.
  • UK PM refuses MPs demand to rule out no-deal Brexit Press TV 21 Jan 2019 -- British Prime Minister Theresa May has refused a request from members of parliament to rule out a possibility that the country could leave the European Union at the end of March in a disorderly manner and without an agreement that could set out terms of a Brexit and future relations.
  • May to set out plan B proposals in parliament Press TV 21 Jan 2019 -- British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to break the Brexit deadlock by laying out her plan B which includes gaining concessions from the European Union (EU).
  • PM statement to the House of Commons on Brexit: 21 January 2019 Gov.UK 21 Jan 2019 -- Mr Speaker, I am sure the whole House will join me in condemning Saturday's car bomb attack in Londonderry – and paying tribute to the bravery of the Northern Ireland Police and the local community who helped to ensure that everyone got to safety.
  • EU's Sefcovic Says Russia-Ukraine Gas Deal Possible End Of 2019 RFE/RL 21 Jan 2019 -- Ukraine and Russia should be able to reach an agreement by the end of 2019 on the transportation of natural gas to the European Union, a top EU official has said.
  • Venezuela's Supreme Court Disavows Guaido as Congress Head Sputnik 21 Jan 2019 -- Juan Guaido, the speaker of the disempowered National Assembly, was declared the interim president of Venezuela by the opposition earlier this month; however, the government refused accept the decision and briefly detained him.
  • Venezuelan Armed Forces Detain Soldiers Involved in Caracas Coup Attempt - MoD Sputnik 21 Jan 2019 -- The news comes after reports of exiled military opposition members claiming that the armed forces are ready to turn against President Nicolas Maduro, calling on people to take to the streets.
  • DR Congo President Has Officially Won, But Can he Govern? VOA 21 Jan 2019 -- By all official measures, Felix Tshisekedi has won the presidency of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The nation's highest court certified his win over the weekend, invalidating the claim by challenger Martin Fayulu. The African Union, which last week surprised observers by raising doubts over the messy, chaotic poll, also stood down from its challenge and postponed its Monday visit to Kinshasa.
  • Cameroon, China Look to Improve Ties Amid Miners' Tensions VOA 21 Jan 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping's special representative was in Cameroon this weekend to improve relations between the two countries. Trade and security ties have steadily grown between Beijing and Yaounde. But tensions between Cameroonian and Chinese miners has given China a bad name
  • Indonesian Presidential Debate Highlights Disagreements VOA 21 Jan 2019 -- Indonesia's presidential candidates are highlighting their disagreements on several topics, from corruption, bureaucratic system to combating terrorism, but also, on a more surprising note, showing a lot of similarities.
  • Zimbabwe President Returns Home After Violent Protests VOA 21 Jan 2019 -- Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa cut short his international trip and returned home Monday, after days of protests left at least 12 people dead in a government crackdown.
  • Bashir Heads to Qatar as Protests Rock Sudan VOA 21 Jan 2019 -- Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is set to arrive in Qatar, his first overseas trip since widespread anti-government protests rocked the nation.



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