Posts tagged as war

Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Hassan Rouhani

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Iran has declared it “will not wage war against any nation” after the US announced that a further 1,000 troops are to be sent to the Middle East amid rising tensions. The US move, announced by the acting defence secretary, Patrick Shanahan, comes after the US blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tanker ships last week, which has raised fears of a confrontation, and Tehran declaring it had increased…

US to send 1,000 more troops to Middle East, citing ‘hostile behavior’ by Iran

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The US is sending an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East in response to “hostile behavior by Iranian forces and their proxy groups”, Patrick Shanahan, the acting defence secretary, announced on Monday. The move further heightens tensions between the two nations. Last week Washington blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tanker ships, which came more than a year after Donald Trump announced that the US was withdrawing from…

If Estonians start war against Latvia, we will have no choise but to respond in kind – Karins

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

If Estonia has broken the agreement with Latvia regarding the excise tax on alcoholic beverages and “started this war”, Latvia will have no choice but to respond by reducing the excise taxes accordingly, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) told reporters after a meeting of the Cooperation Council today. Several years ago both countries agreed that Latvia would raise the excise tax to bring it closer to Estonia’s level, Karins…

The U.S. sell “fear” to Europe

By Vairis Godmanis on Saturday, June 1, 2019

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) has considered several options for the outcome of the military conflict between Russia and Europe if the US withdraws from NATO. According to experts of the institute, European countries will not be able to resist Moscow. This is reported by the American magazine National Interest. According to one of the options, Russia will seize Lithuania and part of the territory of Poland. This…

‘A Good Career, if I Satisfied Him.’ Ukraine Fights Sexual Abuse, and a War

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

On her first day of service as a commissioned officer of the Ukrainian military, Lt. Valeria Sikal reported for duty at her base and received an unusual order. She said the commander, Col. Viktor Ivaniv, ordered her to accompany him in his personal car for a trip to a summerhouse to meet a friend, who turned out to be a local police chief. The colonel then “ordered me to sit…

Iran tells Middle East militias: prepare for proxy war

Friday, May 17, 2019

Iran’s most prominent military leader has recently met Iraqi militias in Baghdad and told them to “prepare for proxy war”, the Guardian has learned. Two senior intelligence sources said that Qassem Suleimani, leader of Iran’s powerful Quds force, summoned the militias under Tehran’s influence three weeks ago, amid a heightened state of tension in the region. The move to mobilise Iran’s regional allies is understood to have triggered fears in…

U.S. considerably increases trade tariffs on Chinese goods

Friday, May 10, 2019

Escalating American trade dispute with China, Washington has on Friday considerably raised the customs tariffs on Chinese goods as the two trading partners are in talks on their future trade relationship. French news agency AFP reports that on Friday, May 10, the U.S. increased punitive duties on USD 200 billion (EUR 178 billion) in imports from 10 to 25 percent. The Chinese commerce ministry has responded it «deeply regrets» the…

Donald Trump vetoes bid to end US aid for Saudi-led coalition in Yemen war

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Many in Washington want Mr Trump to distance himself from Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Donald Trump has vetoed a motion that would have stopped the US providing military aid to Saudi Arabia for their ongoing war in Yemen. Congress had passed a never-before-used war powers resolution in a bid to change White House policy on the conflict, which has raged for four years. Many in…

Europe’s Worst Nightmare: Here’s What a NATO-Russia War Would Look Like

By Dave Majumdar on Thursday, April 4, 2019

If a war were to breakout in the Baltics between Russian and NATO, it might ultimately be irrelevant what the conventional balance is on the ground. “The other problem with the fixation on conventional deterrence in the Baltic fight is that just as in the old standoff between NATO and the Warsaw Pact, this battle is fraught with opportunities for nuclear escalation,” Kofman wrote. “Most Russian experts I know in…

Donbas war could be ended with U.N. peacekeepers, Ukraine believes

Thursday, February 21, 2019

A peacekeeping mission with the mandate of the U.N. to Eastern Ukraine could bring the Donbas war to an end, but first Secretary-General Antonio Guterres should send an assessment delegation to evaluate the possible options, stated Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. American news agency AP reports that on Wednesday, February 20, addressing the 193-member General Assembly that it may also be time for the international community «to put Russia in its…