03 October 2021 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- KFOR enhances presence in northern Kosovo in support of de-escalation arrangement NATO 03 Oct 2021 -- Today (03 October 2021), the Commander of the NATO-led KFOR mission, Major General Franco Federici, visited KFOR units deployed at the Jarinje and Brnjak crossing points in northern Kosovo. For the next two weeks, KFOR will maintain a temporary, robust and agile presence in the area, in support to the implementation of the recent arrangement on de-escalation and the way forward in northern Kosovo reached between Belgrade and Pristina, under the auspices of the EU-facilitated Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue. KFOR is mandated by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 of 1999 to ensure a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement for all communities living in Kosovo.
- Report: EU Mulls Ukrainian Military Training Mission RFE/RL 03 Oct 2021 -- The European Union is considering a training mission for Ukrainian officers due to the "ongoing military activities" of Russia, according to an internal EU document.
- Deputy Secretary Sherman's Meeting with Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Kamilov US Dept. of State 03 Oct 2021
- Two Killed In Blast Outside Kabul Mosque RFE/RL Gandhara 03 Oct 2021 -- A Taliban official says that Afghan civilians have been killed by an explosion outside a Kabul mosque where a prayer ceremony for his own mother was to be held.
- Powerful explosion outside mosque in Afghan capital kills civilians Press TV 03 Oct 2021 -- At least two civilians have been killed and several others injured as a bomb struck the entrance of a mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul.
- Troika Statement on the Anniversary of the Juba Peace Agreement US Dept. of State 03 Oct 2021 -- The United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway (the Troika) commend the Sudanese people as they celebrate the first anniversary of the signing of Juba Peace Agreement (JPA) on October 3, 2020.
- Armenia rules out opening 'sovereign corridor' for Azerbaijan Press TV 03 Oct 2021 -- A senior Armenian security official has ruled out the possibility of opening "sovereign corridors" for its neighbors inside the country's borders, as part of efforts to resolve the conflict with Azerbaijan.
- UN chief condemns attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali UN News 03 Oct 2021 -- The UN Secretary-General has condemned an attack against peacekeepers in Mali on Saturday which left one Egyptian 'blue helmet' dead, and four others seriously injured.
- Increasing People's Republic of China Military Pressure Against Taiwan Undermines Regional Peace and Stability US Dept. of State 03 Oct 2021 -- The United States is very concerned by the People's Republic of China's provocative military activity near Taiwan, which is destabilizing, risks miscalculations, and undermines regional peace and stability.
- 39 Chinese military planes enter Taiwan's ADIZ, setting a record CNA 03 Oct 2021 -- The single-day number of Chinese military aircraft that flew into Taiwan's southwestern air defense identification zone (ADIZ) continued to rise, with 39 recorded on Saturday, the highest since Taiwan began issuing a tally of such actions in September 2020, according to the Ministry of National Defense (MND).
- PLA expands drills near Taiwan island only one day after setting new record Global Times 03 Oct 2021 -- Only one day after the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) dispatched 38 warplanes near the island of Taiwan for exercise on National Day, breaking the previous record set in June, it again refreshed this record on Saturday, sending a total of 39 aircraft of different types near the island during both day and night, according to defense authorities on the island.
- China's latest incursions a show of joint combat capabilities: experts CNA 03 Oct 2021 -- China's deployment of a record number of military aircraft to Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) for two consecutive days was a display of its joint combat capabilities, defense experts said Sunday.
- US says 'concerned' about China's 'military activity' near Taipei Press TV 03 Oct 2021 -- The United States has criticized what it called China's "provocative military activity near Taiwan" following Beijing's most recent show of airpower near Chinese Taipei, which Beijing considers a breakaway province that should be reunited with the mainland.
- Director of Department of International Organizations of DPRK Foreign Ministry Issues Press Statement KCNA 03 Oct 2021 -- Jo Chol Su, director of the Department of International Organizations of the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK, made public the following press statement on Sunday:
- North Korea slams UN Security Council's 'double standards' over missile tests Press TV 03 Oct 2021 -- North Korea has censured the United Nations Security Council for applying "double standards" over military activities of its member states, including the United States and South Korea that frequently hold joint military drills and conduct weapons tests on the Korean Peninsula.
- Construction of Arak IR20 Reactor to begin within a year: MP IRNA 03 Oct 2021 -- The rapporteur of Parliament's Energy Commission said here on Sunday that according to the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), the construction of Arak IR20 Reactor will start within a year.
- Iran planning to meet 50% of its energy needs from nuclear power plants: AEOI chief IRNA 03 Oct 2021 -- Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Mohammad Eslami said Iran has set a goal to meet 50 percent of the country's demand for 10,000-16,000 MW of electricity by building new [nuclear] power plants with a combined capacity of 8,000 MW.
- Iran's recent military drill a message to Zionists, terrorists: FM ISNA 03 Oct 2021 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian stressed that Iran recently held a military drill against the activities of the Zionists and terrorists in the region through which the country sent a message to them.
- Iran wants nuclear energy to generate electricity, radiopharmaceuticals: AEOI chief Press TV 03 Oct 2021 -- Iran's nuclear chief says Tehran will continue the development of its peaceful nuclear program to meet its acute need for electricity and produce radiopharmaceuticals to be used in medicine, industry, agriculture, and the environment.
- Iran to let Central Bank sue S Korea if it fails to act on frozen funds, Amir-Abdollahian warns Press TV 03 Oct 2021 -- Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has warned that Tehran will not stop the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) from filing a lawsuit against South Korea over the freezing of Iranian assets in its banks under US pressure if Seoul fails to take practical strides to unblock the funds.
- Paris says Algerian govt. bans French military planes from airspace Press TV 03 Oct 2021 -- Algeria has banned French military planes from entering its airspace, the French army says, as tensions grow over a visa row and critical comments from French President Emmanuel Macron.
- Syria's Assad, Jordan's King Abdullah II hold 1st phone talk since start of conflict in 2011 Press TV 03 Oct 2021 -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has held a phone call with Jordan's King Abdullah II for the first time since foreign-backed militancy broke out in Syria a decade ago.
- Philippines' Duterte announces retirement from politics People's Daily 03 Oct 2021 -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced Saturday that he will not run for vice president in the 2022 elections and will retire from politics.
- Near-Final Results Point To Win By Georgian Ruling Party After Tense Local Elections RFE/RL 03 Oct 2021 -- Near-final results from Georgia show the ruling party well ahead of challengers after nationwide local elections amid high tensions, allegations of electoral fraud, and early claims of victory by the South Caucasus country's two main political forces.
- Georgians Await Results After Tense Local Elections RFE/RL 03 Oct 2021 -- Tensions are high in Georgia as ballots cast for mayors and local councils across the deeply polarized South Caucasus country are being counted amid early claims of victory by both the ruling party and the main opposition force and allegations of electoral fraud.
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