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13 October 2019 Military News

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  • Ecuador government, protesters agree to talk amid curfew Press TV 13 Oct 2019 -- The United Nations (UN) and the Catholic Church say the government and indigenous groups in Ecuador have agreed to hold talks for the first time to end the crisis engulfing the Latin American country over fuel subsidy cuts.
  • Ecuador President Moreno Vows to Assess Austerity Decrees Sputnik 13 Oct 2019 -- Ongoing violent protests in Ecuador over the last week have prompted President Lenin Moreno to declare a state of emergency and move the government headquarters from the capital of Quito to the city of Guayaquil.
  • Kim Jae Ryong Inspects Various Units KCNA 13 Oct 2019 -- Kim Jae Ryong, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, member of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and premier of the Cabinet, inspected various units.
  • With hostile behaviour, Americans make IRGC more dignified: Leader ISNA 13 Oct 2019 -- A graduation ceremony was held on Sunday for the student officers and guards trainees at Imam Hussain (a.s.) Academy with the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in attendance.
  • No country can create insecurity and expect no answer: Iran's Rouhani Press TV 13 Oct 2019 -- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says no country can create insecurity in the Persian Gulf region and simply get away with it.
  • Iran release more details about newly discovered gas field Press TV 13 Oct 2019 -- Iran's Oil Ministry has updated information about a new gas field discovered south of the country, saying the reservoir holds some 19 trillion cubic feet (around 540 billion cubic meters) of natural gas.
  • Iranian Leader says IRGC becomes more dignified through US hostile move IRNA 13 Oct 2019 -- Supreme leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday stated that the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) got more dignified by hostile measures of the United States.
  • Ayatollah Khamenei urges IRGC to prepare against enemy Press TV 13 Oct 2019 -- Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says US hostility with the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has added to the force's dignity.
  • Iran's Supreme Leader Calls Upon IRGC to Invent, Produce New Weapons Sputnik 13 Oct 2019 -- Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has delivered a commencement speech to the graduating cadets of the Imam Hussain Military Academy in which he urged the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC, part of the Iranian Armed Forces) to be self-reliant in the invention and production of military equipment.
  • Iran rejects Saudi claims it wanted to help damaged oil tanker Press TV 13 Oct 2019 -- Iranian maritime authorities deny Saudi Arabia's claims that it wanted to provide help to a damaged Iranian oil tanker after it was attacked off the coast of Jeddah in the Red Sea, saying Saudi coast guard ignored the ship's repeated requests for help.
  • Iran Open for Talks With Saudi Arabia – Tehran Sputnik 13 Oct 2019 -- Iran has always been ready for holding direct talks with Saudi Arabia or negotiating through intermediaries, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said amid rising tensions between the two neighbors.
  • Khan Arrives In Iran Amid Reports Of Possible Mediation Role RFE/RL 13 Oct 2019 -- Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said he will attempt to facilitate talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia in an effort to defuse soaring tensions in the Persian Gulf, as he arrived in Tehran.
  • Pakistan PM Says Ready to Host Iran-Saudi Peace Talks VOA 13 Oct 2019 -- Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan held talks Sunday with leaders in Iran to formally begin a diplomatic offensive he said was aimed at defusing the neighboring country's escalating tensions with Saudi Arabia and the United States.
  • Putin Heads to Saudi Arabia, Offers Himself as Peacemaker VOA 13 Oct 2019 -- Russian leader Vladimir Putin travels to Saudi Arabia, a traditional U.S. ally, Monday, offering to act as a peacemaker between Riyadh and Tehran in a diplomatic offensive aimed at balancing Moscow's relations across the Middle East.
  • Unemployment may surge in HK: finance chief Global Times 13 Oct 2019 -- Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po on Sunday warned that unemployment in the city could surge, and he promised the government will aim to support grassroots workers, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises, to hedge against a "technical recession."
  • Hong Kong protesters stage flash mob rallies Press TV 13 Oct 2019 -- Groups of individuals in Hong Kong have staged flash mob protests across the city's shopping districts on the 19th week of unrest in the Chinese city.
  • Protests, Clashes Continue In Hong Kong After Mass Masked Protest March Radio Free Asia 13 Oct 2019 -- Thousands of masked demonstrators took to the streets of Hong Kong for the second weekend in a row in protest at the use of colonial-era emergency legislation, while police began harrassing non-protesting crowds in busy areas following overnight clashes on Sunday.
  • Hong Kong Officials Label Democracy Protests Public Safety Threat VOA 13 Oct 2019 -- Hong Kong pro-democracy groups scaled down demonstrations over the weekend, as government officials increasingly categorize the protests as a threat to public safety and equate violence committed by activists with domestic terrorism.
  • Australian Minister Slams Chinese Communist Party VOA 13 Oct 2019 -- One of Australia's most senior government ministers has accused the Chinese Communist Party of behaving in ways that are "inconsistent" with his country's values. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton warned Canberra would work to counter foreign interference in Australian universities, as well as cyber espionage.
  • Saudi Arabia Launches New Logistics Hub Near Jeddah, Aims to Attract Private Investors Sputnik 13 Oct 2019 -- Over 10 years ago, Saudi Arabia spent millions of dollars to build several economically important cities across the kingdom in order to diversify its economy and move away from its heavy reliance on natural resources, with a new initiative aiming to accomplish this goal.
  • Second round of presidential election kicks off in Tunisia Press TV 13 Oct 2019 -- People in Tunisia are taking to the polls in the second round of the presidential election, in which two political novices are facing off.
  • Kosovo Vote Count Suspended After Health Problems Linked To Ballot Boxes RFE/RL 13 Oct 2019 -- Vote counting has been suspended in Kosovo after several Central Election Commission officials reported health problems after opening five ballot boxes from Serbia.



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