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Gaza factions agree to cease fire if Israel halts attack - Palestinian official
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Interior Ministry Confirms Spike in Casualty Toll This Year
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Sunday confirmed there has been a sharp rise in casualties among security forces in the past few weeks after Taliban
...Arabic for students...
bully boyz expanded their attacks on multiple fronts.

This comes after Taliban bully boyz sought to expand their attacks in some strategic locations of Baghlan, Kunduz, Faryab, Uruzgan, Ghor and Farah provinces.

"This year, the Afghan cops had vast movements across the country, whenever the role of security forces is increased in war, it is natural the number of casualties would also increase," said MoI front man Najib Danish.

Hundreds of civilians have reportedly fled their homes in these areas besieged by war.

Jaghor, Khogyani and Malistan districts in Ghazni; Dasht-e-Archi in Kunduz; Farah city in Farah; Barka and Dahan-e-Ghori districts in Baghlan; and Trinkot in Uruzgan are among the areas where the Taliban launched fresh offensives to challenge government forces in recent weeks.

According to reports, fighting is ongoing between the Taliban and Afghan forces in Ghazni’s Malistan and Jaghori districts.

"Hundreds of families have fled their homes, they do not have fuel, food and other basic needs," said one resident in Ghazni Abdul Hamid Natiqi.

"There is no food or water, if government does not take action, there is the possibility that the district will collapse," said a Baghlan resident, Nemat.

Reports indicate that both sides have suffered a massive casualty toll.

This comes after The Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Thursday said reinforcement troops have been sent to Jaghori district in Ghazni province and Baghlan’s Dahana-e-Ghori District to repel Taliban attacks in the two regions.

Last week MoD officials said more than 16 Taliban fighters had been killed in Dahana-e-Ghori in Baghlan.

The Jaghori district festivities come just three months after Taliban launched group attacks on Ghazni and seized parts of the city.

On Wednesday the Taliban launched group attacks from a few directions on Jaghori district, one of Afghanistan’s most secure districts in Ghazni province.

Violence has also gripped Uruzgan province over the past week.

Uruzgan representatives in the senate and parliament last week said hundreds of families have been displaced due to the festivities in the province.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/13/2018 01:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336070 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa Horn
Tense Of Fighting Mounting High In Central Somalia
[RADIOSHABELLE] Reports reaching us from Galgadud region in central Somalia indicate that an escalating tension is brewing in parts of Galgadud region of central Somalia on Monday.

Local residents in Balanbal village say two armed rival clan holy warriors are mobilizing in for battle over the ownership of grazing land and boreholes on the outskirts of Guri’el town.

The tension has forced many families to flee their houses in fear of war that could break out at any time due to the building up of hostility between the two opposing sides who have been battling in the area for the past years.

The traditional elders and authorities in the area are making efforts to put out the tension and bring the warring clans into the negotiating table to end their dispute through peaceful dialogue.

Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336064 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

Ethiopia arrests 36 intelligence officials over alleged corruption, rights abuses
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Ethiopia’s attorney general accused members of the security service of carrying out a grenade attack on a rally attended by the prime minister, as he announced details of a string of investigations that struck at the heart of the establishment.

Members of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) were involved in the blast that killed two people in June, soon after newly-elected reformist prime minister Abiy Ahmed left the stage, attorney general Berhanu Tsegaye told reporters on Monday.

Under other investigations, Berhanu added, arrest warrants have been issued for 36 security agents accused of rights abuses and corruption, and for more than 30 officials from a military-run firm, where he said inquiries had uncovered mismanagement.

Reuters could not immediately contact the security service, or the industrial conglomerate named by the attorney general - Metals and Engineering Corporation (METEC).

Abiy has pushed through a series of jolting reforms since coming to power in April, including a peace deal with neighboring Eritrea, a pledge to open up state-dominated sectors to private investors and promises to rein in the security services.

Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336065 views] Top|| File under:

WashPo contributor Mohammed al-Houthi pictured with rifle in past interviews
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Users on Twitter were able to unearth past photos and videos of Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the controversial Yemeni holy warrior leader who published an op-ed piece on the Washington Post, showing him with his gun as he conducted televised interviews.

The op-ed by al-Houthi, the head of the so-called the Supreme Revolutionary Committee of the Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
militia, was published by the US newspaper on November 9.

Al-Houthi is implicated in issuing directives for killing more than 26 Yemeni journalists, while there are 16 journalists until this day in detention centers.

The shocking images of al-Houthi dating back to 2016 shows him with his AK-47 placed either on his lap or on a table during multiple interviews that were aired on pro-Houthi channels.

Yemeni Minister of Information Muammar al-Iryani has questioned how a "criminal responsible for thousands of violations against the Yemeni people" could be given space to publish an opinion piece in the Washington Post.

Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336065 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  "But, but, Khashoggi!"
Posted by: Frank G || 11/13/2018 6:59 Comments || Top||

Muslim World League chief calls for ‘good faith’ with other cultures, religions
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Secretary-General of the Moslem World League, Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul-Karim al-Issa, has called for the attention regarding Islamic discourse and the need to commit to good faith when talking with the different cultures and religious.

Al-Issa’s statement came during his acceptance of the Moderation Prize given to him in Jeddah by Mecca Governor Prince Khaled Alfaisal in appreciation of his international efforts in disseminating moderation.

"We all have the honor to be in the fold of moderation in the state that values justice and principles, and within the broad horizon that brings together everyone in accordance with the guidance of our wise Sharia. This includes the rational pace which represents the balance between what is in excess or negligent," he said at the ceremony held at King Abdulaziz University.
Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336068 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia

#1  Inter alia, the World Assembly of Muslim Youth, based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is an offspring of the Muslim World League. So too is the very Islamist International Islamic Relief Organization. Ironically, the Royal family has lavished funds on the MWL, an institution whose ties to the Muslim Brotherhood has never been disavowed publicly.
Posted by: Chereting Pelosi1889 || 11/13/2018 7:59 Comments || Top||

#2  there actually is a "Moderation Prize"??

why would such a prize be needed, unless....
Posted by: lord garth || 11/13/2018 11:27 Comments || Top||

Arab Coalition: Houthi militias continue to use civilians as human shields
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Arab Coalition has said that Houthi militias are continuing to use civilians as human shields in key cities as they continue to incur further losses on the ground.

The statement came during a press conference on Monday held by Arab coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki.

This comes on the same day as a report revealed that Houthi militias have stolen and occupied at least 235 homes belonging to Yemeni political, social and military figures in the capital Sanaa since their takeover of the city in 2014.
Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336073 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

Bulgaria becomes latest EU state to shun UN migration pact
[AlAhram] Bulgaria on Monday joined the growing ranks of European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
nations opposed to a United Nations
...an organization conceived in the belief that we're just one big happy world, with the sort of results you'd expect from such nonsense...
pact that aims to regulate the treatment of migrants colonists worldwide.

The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migrationwas approved in July by all 193 member nations except the United States, which backed out last year. It followed the biggest influx of migrants colonists into Europe
...also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
since World War Two, many fleeing conflicts in the Middle East and beyond.

you can observe a lot just by watching...
the right-wing governments of Hungary and Austria have since said they will not sign the final document at a ceremony in Morocco in December over concerns that it will blur the line between legal and illegal migration. Poland, the Czech Republic and now Bulgaria have signaled they may follow suit.

"The position of the Bulgarian government will be not to join the United Nations’ global pact on migration," the deputy leader of the main ruling center-right GERB party, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, said after a meeting of coalition chiefs.

GERB’s anti-migrant junior coalition partner, the United Patriots, is strongly opposed to the U.N. pact, which it says endangers national interests.

The Bulgarian parliament will debate the pact on Wednesday.

The U.N. pact addresses issues such as how to protect people who migrate, how to integrate them into new countries and how to return them to their home countries.

The Swiss diplomat who helped negotiate the pact, Pietro Mona, defended the accord on Monday, saying it helped smaller countries such as Switzerland
...home of the Helvetians, famous for cheese, watches, yodeling, and William Tell...
to better defend their interests.

Drinking Speaking in Berlin on Monday, the head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, appealed for a united EU front on migration and other issues.

"If one or two or three countries leave the United Nations migration pact, then we as the EU can’t stand up for our own interests," he told a business summit.

Bulgaria, which lies on one of the main migratory routes from the Middle East to western Europe, says it is already taking steps to stop illegal migration and protect the EU’s external borders.
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More than 5,000 fake accounts used for money laundering: PM's special assistant
[DAWN] The government has identified more than 5,000 fake accounts which were allegedly used for money laundering, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar said on Monday.

Akbar, flanked by Senator Faisal Javed and Adviser to PM Iftikhar Durrani, held a presser to share the progress made by the assets recovery unit ‐ a joint team of officials from the State Bank of Pakistain, the Federal Board of Revenue and watchdogs formed to bring back illegal money stashed abroad.

"More than $1 billion have been laundered abroad through these fake accounts opened under the names of small vendors," he revealed.

"These figures have been traced out after investigating overseas properties in excess of $1 million held by Pak nationals," he added.

The assistant said that the unit was currently going after the 'big fishes' only and the rest of offenders "will be taken care of on a later stage".

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Aasia is in Pakistan, won’t leave till end of legal process: minister; possible Canada asylum
[DAWN] Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Pir Noorul Haq Qadri said on Monday that Aasia Bibi, who was recently acquitted by the Supreme Court in a blasphemy case, was still in Pakistain and would not leave the country till the "finalisation of legal process".

"Aasia Bibi is very much in Pakistain as I address this august gathering," the minister said while addressing a Tahafuz-e-Namoos-e-Risalat conference here.

He dispelled the rumours of Aasia Bibi leaving the country as "mere propaganda".

As far as any alteration in the Section 295-C (blasphemy law) of the Pakistain Penal Code (PPC) was concerned, he said it was very much part of the Constitution and the Pakistain Tehrik-e-Insaf
...a political party in Pakistan. PTI was founded by former Pakistani cricket captain and philanthropist Imran Khan. The party's slogan is Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem, each of which is open to widely divergent interpretations....
government did not intend to change it. He added the government would rather "defend" the blasphemy law "on every forum".

Canada in talks with Pakistan over possibly taking in Asia Bibi

[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that his government was holding talks with Pakistain over potentially offering asylum to Asia Bibi, a Christian woman recently freed from prison after her blasphemy conviction was overturned.

"We are in discussions with the Pak government," Trudeau said in an interview with AFP in Gay Paree, where he was attending a peace conference organised by French President Emmanuel Macron.

"There is a delicate domestic context that we respect which is why I don’t want to say any more about that, but I will remind people Canada is a welcoming country," he said.

Bibi has been blocked from leaving Pakistain after the overturning of her conviction prompted a wave of protests among Islamist hard-liners.

She has since been flown to a "safe place" in the country as several governments have offered to grant her family asylum.
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Slain JUI-S leader’s secretary ‘missing’ since the last few days
[DAWN] Late Jamaat-e-Ulema Islam-Sami (JUI-S) leader Maulana Samiul Haq
...the Godfather of the Taliban, leader of his own faction of the JUI. Known as Mullah Sandwich for his habit of having two young boys at a time...
’s secretary Syed Ahmed Shah has been missing from his house in Akora Khattak for the last three or four days.

His family claims he was picked up by the law enforcement agencies while the police deny they have him in their custody.

Mr Shah is said to have discovered Maulana Samiul Haq’s body. The late JUI-S leader was stabbed in his bedroom in a Safari Villa in Bahria Town in Nov 2. Doctors said the former senator had died an hour before he was brought to the hospital.

Syed Ahmed Shah was also the first to inform Maulana Hamidul Haq Haqqani, the son of Maulana Samiul Haq, of his father’s death.

Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336071 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-e-Ulema Islami

Customs checkpoints between Iraq and Kurdistan Region to be scrapped: official
Good. It’s about time.
[Rudaw] Customs checkpoints established on major roads between Iraqi and Kurdistan Region cities after the events of October 2017 are to be removed following an agreement between Erbil and Baghdad, officials announced Sunday.

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) General Directorate of Customs and the Iraqi Customs Board reached a 27 point agreement in a meeting last week in Erbil, but only revealed the deal on Sunday, Samal Abdulrahman, head of KRG customs department, told Rudaw.

"In our meeting with the Iraqi customs body, we reach an agreement on 27 points concerning the question of customs. We have agreed to remove Baghdad’s three customs checkpoints put between Kirkuk-Erbil, Erbil-Sulaimani, djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
-Duhok," Abdulrehman said.

No details were given on what exactly the 27 points cover, nor did the official offer a timeframe for when the checkpoints would be closed.

The Iraqi Customs Board has not issued a statement on the deal.

Erbil and Baghdad have long disputed the imposition of customs points and their revenues. Baghdad has even demanded Erbil hand over the Ibrahim Khalil border crossing with The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's colony in Asia Minor....
When Kurds controlled Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
Baghdad had a customs point between Baghdad and the disputed city. Business owners often complained of being taxed twice to move freight between cities. When Iraqi forces took over the disputed city in October 2017, they imposed a series of customs borders, isolating the Region economically.

Western officials have criticized the internal checkpoints, calling for a single internal market.

"We disagree with internal customs barriers in Iraq and tell the GoI. Everyone would do better if Iraq was a single market," Martyn Warr, the British consul-general in Erbil, tweeted earlier this week.
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Pro-ISIS mullah claims he met German Kurd on trial for terror plot
[Rudaw] Mullah Ismail Susayi, who is detained in the Kurdistan Region over alleged ties to ISIS, says a German Kurd standing trial in Stuttgart accused of terror offenses approached him during a visit to the Kurdistan Region in 2016.

Dasbar W, 29, a German man with roots in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, is standing trial accused of planning a terrorist attack on a busy ice rink in the southwestern city of Karlsruhe in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg. He denies the charges.

The suspect was detained in December last year after unsuccessfully trying to obtain a heavy vehicle to allegedly carry out his attack.

Susayi, who has confessed to radicalizing the men who attacked the Erbil governor’s building earlier this year, claimed in a video published by the Kurdistan Region Security Council on August 2, 2018 he had spoken to Dasbar W when he visited the Region’s in 2016.

"A boy, who was born and lived in Germany, came to me. His Kurdish accent was not good. His name was Dasbar Ihsan. He came to our mosque several times," the mullah said.

"He told me, ’ISIS members talk about you and love you. They consider you as an important person but you are not doing anything.’ I did not talk too much with him. He came a second time and suggested to contact someone, Abu Aisha Irani, whose accent was not from our Kurdistan [Region]. He sounded like Iranians and encouraged me.

"Then, he said, ’Pledge allegiance because you are important for the Kurdish members of Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
.’ I said that I had already pledged allegiance," Susayi added.

The two men also asked for intelligence on Peshmerga front line positions in disputed areas, he claims.

Stuttgart High Court told Rudaw on Monday that Dasbar W visited the Kurdistan Region’s Erbil province in July 2016, where he allegedly spied for ISIS and was planning to attack the KRG Council of Ministers. After the alleged plot failed, he returned to Germany.

Dasbar W, who is expected to testify in court at the end of November, was under police surveillance for several weeks before the alleged attack. A police informant ‐ whose identity has not been revealed ‐ had been set upon him.

Prosecutors say Dasbar W took part in a now-banned Salafist scheme handing out Korans in German city centers. They also accuse him of helping produce ISIS propaganda videos.

Dasbar W’s lawyers pleaded not guilty
"Wudn't me."
in the first day of his trial on Monday. He has denied all the allegations, insisting he sympathizes with the Kurdish Peshmerga fighting against ISIS.

The trial is expected to last for one year.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336068 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Different scenarios to form government divide Kurdish parties
[PRESSTV] Two main parties in Iraq’s Kurdistan region are yet to agree on the formula to form the new government one month after the parliamentary elections. The KDP and the PUK are suggesting different scenarios for a power-sharing government. Our correspondent in Erbil Kakalaw Abdulla has a report.
Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336067 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

Gaza factions agree to cease fire if Israel halts attack - Palestinian official
[NEWS.TRUST.ORG] Paleostinian Death Eater groups in Gazoo said on Tuesday they would halt cross-border attacks immediately if Israel did the same after the most serious exchanges of aerial fire since a seven-week war in 2014.

An Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
, responded by putting the onus on the Paleostinians to stop their strikes, saying Israel's actions would be determined by their "steps on the ground".

Since Monday, Israeli air strikes have killed seven Paleostinians, at least five of them button men, armed factions said. Rocket attacks from Gazoo killed a Paleostinian, a resident of the occupied West Bank, living in an apartment in Israel, where he worked.

The salvoes were the fiercest since the Gazoo war in 2014, the third between Israel and Hamas, one of the armed feet of the Moslem Brüderbung millipede, in a decade as part of the wider Israel-Paleostinian conflict.

On Tuesday, the joint command of the Paleostinian armed factions in Gazoo said in a statement they would abide by a ceasefire mediated by neighbouring Egypt "as long as the Zionist enemy does the same".

As far as the factions were concerned, an official in one of the Paleostinian groups told Rooters, "the truce has gone into effect", conditional on Israel' actions.

Hamas and other armed factions fired over 400 rockets or mortar bombs across the fenced border after carrying out a surprise guided-missile attack on Monday on a bus that maimed an Israeli soldier, the military said.

Asked if Israel was heading towards a ceasefire, Yuval Steinitz, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet, told YNet Internet TV:

"I would say that a more accurate definition is that the Israeli military landed a harsh and unprecedented blow on Hamas and the terrorist groups in Gazoo, and we will see if that will suffice or whether further blows will be required."

Hamas said it was retaliating for a botched Israeli commando raid in Gazoo that killed one of its commanders and six other button men on Sunday. An Israeli colonel was also killed in that incident.

Sirens rang out in southern Israeli towns on Tuesday and people ran for shelter after Paleostinian rockets crashed into several homes overnight. The military said the Iron Dome anti-rocket system intercepted more than 100 projectiles.

Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336096 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Fuck that noise.

Keep hitting them until they can't resist no more.

Then hit them again.
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/13/2018 17:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Hamas wants a ceasefire when things get intense but notice they never want to negotiate a peace treaty. They've openly stated their sole purpose is to drive the Jews into the sea. How do you negotiate with people like that?
Posted by: jpal || 11/13/2018 17:23 Comments || Top||

#3  'How do you negotiate with people like that?'

Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 11/13/2018 18:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Smite them and smite them again. Make them beg
Posted by: Frank G || 11/13/2018 19:07 Comments || Top||

#5  Hamas ran out of rockets and needs to restock.
Posted by: Glenmore || 11/13/2018 21:46 Comments || Top||

#6  I was wrong in thinking they started with 10,000, Glenmore. It was twice that, of which they and Palestinian Islamic Jihad used about 460.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/13/2018 22:56 Comments || Top||

Iran honoring nuclear deal as new sanctions hit, IAEA report shows
Golly — they met the no-expectations agreement.
[AlAhram] Iran has continued to implement the main nuclear restrictions set by its 2015 deal with major powers, a quarterly U.N. watchdog report shows, though several items were verified shortly before reimposed U.S. sanctions took effect.

Iran has kept its stock of low-enriched uranium as well as the level to which it enriches uranium within the limits set by the landmark deal, according to the confidential ineffective International Atomic Energy Agency report to IAEA member states, obtained by Rooters on Monday.

The stock of Iran’s low-enriched uranium was verified on Nov. 4, the day before the latest round of U.S. sanctions against Tehran came into force following Washington’s withdrawal from the nuclear accord. Iran’s stock of heavy water, another material limited under the deal that was also within the cap set, was verified on Nov. 3, the report showed.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336066 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

Germany, EU funding militants in Idlib: Tagesspiegel
[PRESSTV] The German government and other EU members are funding holy warriors still present in Idlib and involved in a conflict against the Syrian army, Germany's Tagesspiegel newspaper has revealed.

According to the report cited by British daily the Telegraph on Sunday, "no less than 37.5 million euros" has been transferred to krazed killer groups in Idlib by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In total, Berlin has paid nearly 49 million euros to holy warriors fighting to topple the Syrian government and facilitated the transfer of similar funds by other EU members, it added.

Those funds included "11.3 million other sources, or 17 million euros from the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
, for which Germany would have played an intermediary role."

According to the report, the German government does not communicate the precise list of recipients of the funds for fear of angering Russia and other sides involved in the Syria war.

Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336068 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

Iran to sue US for sanctioning its maritime transport
[PRESSTV] Iran says it plans to sue the United States at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for sanctioning its maritime transport services.

Mohammad Rastad, the managing director of the Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran, was quoted by media as saying that a complaint to the same effect would be filed to the IMO in London next week against what he described as "cruel US sanctions and restrictions on maritime transport."

Rastad added that Iran’s complaint would be based on international laws that govern the maritime industry, stressing that Tehran would accordingly publish an official document detailing the points in which Washington would be found guilty of violating those laws.

The administration of US President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
resumed sanctions on Iran’s oil, shipping and banking industries last Monday, months after he pulled out of a landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers.

Accordingly, US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said last week that Iranian vessels would lose access to international insurance markets under the US sanctions and so would be a risk to ports and canals which allowed them access.

"From the Suez Canal to the Strait of Malacca and all choke-points in between, Iranian tankers are a floating liability," Hook had said.

Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336063 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  So shut down the sanctions and then stand by for an unexplained rash of 'missing at sea' reports.
attack subs need practice.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 11/13/2018 10:32 Comments || Top||

Iranian armed forces ready to protect oil tankers against threats
[PRESSTV] Iran’s armed forces have pledged to protect the country’s oil tankers against possible threats after the United States said the ships should not be allowed to dock anywhere because they were a "floating liability."

"Iran’s armed forces ... are prepared today as in the past to protect our fleet of oil tankers against any threats so that it can continue to use marine waterways," Rear-Admiral Mahmoud Mousavi, a deputy commander of Iran’s Army, said Monday.

The remarks came days after Brian Hook, the US special representative for Iran, warned Iran’s business partners to "rethink your decision" to buy Iranian oil in the wake of Washington’s "toughest" sanctions against Tehran.

The administration of US President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
resumed sanctions on Iran’s oil, shipping and banking industries last Monday, months after he pulled out of a landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers.

"From the Suez Canal to the Strait of Malacca and all choke-points in between, Iranian tankers are a floating liability," Hook said during a presser on Wednesday. "Self-insured Iranian tankers are a risk to the ports that permit them to dock (and) the canals that allow them to transit."

Hook, who is also a special adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, threatened countries and port operators with possible US penalties for facilitating Iranian ships’ access to international waterways and port facilities.

Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336066 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

Tehran had 'credible information' about Saudi plot to assassinate top Iranian officials: Zarif
[PRESSTV] Iran knew about Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
’s plans to assassinate senior Iranian officials, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tells London-based al-Araby al-Jadeed.

"Tehran had credible information on this," Zarif said in an interview, which will be published in full on Tuesday.

His comments came after a Sunday report by The New York Times

...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize...

, revealing a March 2017 meeting in Riyadh to assassinate Iranian officials, namely Iran’s Major General Qassem Soleimani

Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336076 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  "we read the Times"
Posted by: Frank G || 11/13/2018 6:56 Comments || Top||

#2  I would'a thought that such things only occurred there on days ending in "Y".
Posted by: ed in texas || 11/13/2018 20:36 Comments || Top||

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