Ansarolá to Riyadh: London cannot protect you from Yemeni retaliation

Ansarolá rules out that the alleged deployment of British troops in Saudi Arabia could protect this regime against retaliatory attacks from Yemen.

“The deployment of UK forces in Saudi Arabia does not change anything”said Muhamad al-Bujaiti, a member of the Political Council of the Yemeni popular movement Ansarolá, in an interview with the Qatari network Al Jazeera, published on Saturday.

Al-Bujaiti made such a comment in reaction to a report published on Friday by the British newspaper. The Independent which reveals that the British Ministry of Defense, without notifying Parliament or the public, deployed soldiers from the 16th Royal Artillery Regiment on the territory of Saudi Arabia to provide support in the protection of oil fields from aircraft attacks unmanned (drones) from Yemen.

In fact, London and the Saudi Ministry of Defense and other international partners studied how to strengthen the defense of Riyadh’s economic infrastructure, after the oil facilities of the Saudi company Aramco were the target of an attack, with 10 Yemeni drones, on September 14, 2019, the report states.

For Al-Bujaiti, the United Kingdom, together with the United States, are basically members of the aggressor ‘coalition’, led by the Arab kingdom, against Yemen, which has plunged this country into a catastrophic humanitarian situation, leaving hundreds of thousands of dead and wounded.

Faced with this situation, Yemeni troops have promised to reinforce their military might and launched several attacks, with drones and domestically made missiles, against various Saudi targets, including its airports, bases and oil areas.

In this regard, the Yemeni official alerted the attackers to the continuation of retaliatory attacks by the Yemeni Army and Ansarolá. “All facilities [de los enemigos] they have become a legitimate target of the attacks, “he added.

For his part, the spokesman for the Yemeni popular movement Ansarolá, Mohamad Abdel Salam, warned, through a message on Twitter, that “Neither American and British weapons, nor any other force are capable of providing an umbrella to protect the aggressor Saudi regime”.

Abdel Salam emphasized that Riyadh will regain its security once it ends its bombing and blockade campaign against the poorest country in the Arab world.

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Turkey awaits trial of perpetrators of murder of Iranian scientist

Turkey condemns the murder of the Iranian scientist Fajrizade and expresses its desire that those responsible for this act of terrorism be brought to justice.

“Turkey opposes all forms of terrorism, regardless of who perpetrates it and who is the target. We hope that those responsible will be identified and brought to justice “said the Turkish Foreign Ministry.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned the terrorist attack that caused the “vile” assassination of prominent Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fajrizade on Friday near Tehran, the Persian capital.

The note also highlights that Ankara opposes any attempt to disturb the peace and tranquility in the West Asian region.

For his part, the president of the Turkish Parliament, Mustafa Sentop, published a message on Twitter, where he condemned the attack against the prominent Persian physicist, highlighting that “those who executed him are terrorists.”

The Iranian authorities have denounced that Fajrizade’s assassination was orchestrated by the US intelligence services and the Israeli regime, and have called on the international community, in particular the European Union (EU), to end the double standards and condemn the act of violence in question.

The Islamic Republic has not only promised a “harsh revenge” to the authors of the attack, but has assured that it will promote their scientific development, independence and self-sufficiency to thwart enemy plots.

In fact, several experts are of the opinion that the targeted killings of Iranian scientists respond to the concern of the US and Israel about Iran’s technological development.

What’s more, the outgoing US president, Donald Trump, has echoed Fajrizade’s assassination on his Twitter account, a fact that, according to Israeli media, shows the probability that “it was a joint US operation. and Israel ”.

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Turkey sentences 27 to life imprisonment for 2016 coup

A Turkish court has sentenced 27 people to life in prison for the failed 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

All were found guilty of “an attempt to overthrow the constitutional order”, “attempted assassination of the president” and “voluntary homicides”, according to what the French news agency reported on Thursday. AFP.

The majority of those convicted is made up of the pilots, who bombed emblematic sites in Ankara, the capital, such as Parliament, and the officers who led the attempt from the Akinci military base. Four civilians, including businessman Kemal Batmaz, were also sentenced to 79 aggravated life sentences.

In total, 475 people were tried in this trial, considered the most important, on the failed coup from July 15 to 16, 2016.

Erdogan accuses the preacher Fethulá Gülen of having plotted the coup, but he – a former ally of the Turkish president who resides in the United States – denies any involvement.

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Makin: Johnson is better off not reaching an agreement with the EU

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is better off not having a post-Brexit deal between the UK and the European Union (EU), says one analyst.

With one month remaining until the end of the transition period of the Brexi, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (EC), has indicated that an agreement with the United Kingdom is not yet possible.

The issue of access for European ships to British waters is the last obstacle to the trade pact. The British see the issue as a matter of national sovereignty. The EU, for its part, tries to avoid the loss of a fertile fishing area, which contributes billions of euros annually to the European fishing sector.

In reality, what is happening is that Boris Johnson is in trouble because he is being squeezed within his own party. Inefficiencies in his government, accusations of corruption, everything. You are in a very uncomfortable situation and it would be better if there was no agreement“Said the international affairs analyst Guillermo A. Makin in an interview with the chain this Wednesday HispanTV.

Source: HispanTV Noticias

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Syrian army shoots down Turkish aggressor drone in Raqqa

The Syrian Army has shot down a Turkish drone while attempting to attack Syrian positions in the northern field of Al-Raqa (north).

As the portal has announced Al Masdar NewsCiting a field source in Hama governorate, the confrontation occurred on Tuesday when the attacking aircraft attempted to attack the positions of Syrian troops.

However, the Levantine country’s Army, together with its Russian counterparts, managed to shoot down the Turkish drone as it headed towards the positions of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the city of Ain Isa, in the north of the city of Al -Raqa.

The incident came shortly after a fierce firefight between Kurdish forces, supported by the United States, and the Turkish Army in the Ain Isa camp.

While the Syrian Army has tried to stay out of these clashes, the Turkish side and its militant allies continually attack their positions, often causing damage to their fortifications east of the Euphrates.

The Syrian authorities have repeatedly denounced Turkey’s military presence in their country and consider both the Turkish military intervention and the US military support to insurgents in their territory as ‘unacceptable’, and reiterate that the unofficial presence of Foreign force in the country is an obstacle to peace and the struggle of the Arab country and its allies against the scourge of terrorism.

The Syrian Government has sent large amounts of military forces and armaments to the main cities on the border with Turkey (in the north), including Kobani, Al-Raqa, and Manbiy, to prevent the advance of the Turkish Armed Forces. President Bashar al-Assad has in turn promised that Damascus will use “all legitimate means” at its disposal to respond to Turkey’s aggression.

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Trump gives GSA green light to transition to Biden

Twenty days after his electoral defeat, Trump empowers the General Services Administration to initiate the handover of power to Biden.

Through his Twitter account, the outgoing US president, Republican Donald Trump, still without acknowledging his failure in the November 3 election, has given the green light to the General Services Administration (GSA, for its acronym in English) to “do what it takes.”

“¡Our case continues STRONG, we will continue with the good … fight, and I believe we will prevail! However, in the best interest of our country, I recommend that [la jefa de la GSA] Emily [Murfy] and your team do whatever it takes regarding the initial protocols, and I’ve told my team to do the same“Trump wrote this Monday.

The announcement came shortly after Murphy notified, on the same day, in a letter to Biden’s team of his willingness to begin the formal process of transitioning to the “apparent winner” of the election.

“I take this role seriously and, due to recent events related to legal challenges and certification of electoral results, I transmit this letter today so that you have those resources and services,” said Murphy.

The Democratic candidate has welcomed the agency’s decision and described it as a step toward a “quiet and peaceful transfer of power”; since different experts and politicians had expressed their concern about a chaotic transition of power, the outbreak of more violence that could result in a civil war.

On the same day on Monday, the state of Michigan certified Biden’s victory in the elections, limiting the options for the Republican president in his campaign to challenge the results of the presidential elections.

A special commission in Michigan decided by three votes in favor and one abstention that Biden be certified as the winner of the elections, in which he won by about 156,000 votes to Trump, in a state where there were 5.5 million votes.

In recent days, pressure had been redoubled on GSA, which has the responsibility to formally recognize the results of the US elections, to facilitate the change of government process.

Legislators, various congressional committees, former Republican officials, national security experts and former senior officials from both parties, among other figures, had warned the GSA of the consequences of its delay in recognizing the result.

This while the General Services Administration affirmed until a few hours ago that it still could not allow the transition process and that only on Monday, November 30, the deputy administrator, Allison Brigati, would address the issue with legislators in a 30-minute briefing. .

Biden repeatedly repudiated “the incredible irresponsibility” of Trump and called “outrageous” the unsubstantiated claims of the Republican mogul about alleged “fraudulent acts” committed in the elections.

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Former Republican officials urge Trump to acknowledge defeat

More than 100 former Republican officials repudiate Trump’s refusal to acknowledge his defeat, as it represents a “dangerous attack” on US institutions.

In a letter published Monday, a group of former Republican US National Security officials has demanded that Donald Trump acknowledge his defeat to Democrat Joe Biden in the presidential elections on November 3.

Specifically, more than 100 former officials from the administrations of Ronald Reagan, George HW Bush, George W. Bush and Trump have criticized the failure of the majority of Republicans in the US Congress to condemn the stubbornness of the New York tycoon to the time to acknowledge your electoral defeat.

Most Republicans have remained silent as Trump disputes the election results, making unsubstantiated claims of fraud, and his legal team pursues increasingly desperate and failed attempts to reverse Biden’s victory.

By encouraging President Trump’s delaying tactics or remaining silent, Republican leaders are putting American democracy and national security at risk.”, Warns the text, according to the British news agency Reuters.

Michael Hayden, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA, for its acronym in English) and the National Security Agency (NSA), as well as William Webster, the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the CIA, they are among the members of this republican group.

Trump continues to insist on electoral fraud, despite the latest projections from the US agency The Associated Press (AP) They give a resounding victory to Biden with 79,850,242 votes, compared to the 73,799,071 obtained by the Republican magnate.

Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders also noted that the Republican Party has become “a cult” for keeping quiet in the face of Trump’s electoral attacks.

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Canada and the United Kingdom reach a trade agreement before Brexit

The trade agreement between the two countries is essentially a continuation of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) that included Canada and Great Britain, but the part between Canada and the United Kingdom would have expired when Brexit went into effect.

Canada and the United Kingdom agreed on a new provisional trade agreement on Saturday prior to the Brexit deadline of December 31. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his British counterpart, Boris Johnson, made the announcement at the beginning of the virtual G20 summit.

See more: Boris Johnson, between rupture and commitment with the European Union

The trade agreement between the two countries is essentially a continuation of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) that included Canada and Great Britain, but the part between Canada and the United Kingdom would have expired when Brexit went into effect.

Trudeau said the new agreement gives the two countries time to reach a more detailed agreement. “Now we can continue to work on a tailored (custom) agreement, a comprehensive agreement for years to come that will really maximize our business opportunities and make things better for everyone,” Trudeau said.

Johnson tweeted his enthusiasm for the “fantastic trade deal” keeping the Canadian market open for the UK. “British companies export everything from electric cars to sparkling wine to Canada, and today’s agreement will ensure that trade goes from strength to strength.”

See more: The Spectator explains: Can Boris Johnson change the Brexit deal?

Called the Canada-UK Trade Continuity Agreement, the agreement ensures that no tariffs will be applied to 98% of the goods traded between the two nations. Trade between the two totaled CAN 29 billion in 2019.

“We knew that having an interim agreement would be crucial to ensure that businesses, exporters and our workers on both sides of the Atlantic have the continuity and predictability they need,” said Canadian International Trade Minister Mary Ng. “This business continuity agreement between Canada and the United Kingdom ensures that we maintain our strong and mutually beneficial business relationship.”

The agreement must be approved by both countries and in Canada, which means that it must be approved in Parliament. Canadian opposition politicians have complained that there is not enough time to study all the provisions of the agreement in detail before the traditional holiday.

Brexit, an endless nightmare

Brexit negotiating teams are already playing overtime. Although there is significant progress in reaching an agreement, there are still several gaps on issues that are key for both the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom. The points of disagreement remain the same: the fisheries, the governance of the agreement and the non-regression clauses.

This time the delay is due to the change to virtuality, which has delayed the negotiations. And it is that a chief negotiator of the European Commission tested positive for coronavirus. But not all the delays are due to the pandemic. In addition to the desire to close the trade agreement, MEPs want to analyze the text in committee and then vote on it. This requires a translation into the 24 official languages ​​of the EU.

The text was due to be ready in October, as ratification by Westminster and the European Parliament is required. Time is running out, as the transition period will run until December 31.

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Israeli media: New Iranian military ship is “a floating arsenal”

An Israeli newspaper, referring to the advanced Iranian transatlantic ship Martyr Rudaki, wrote that it is “an asymmetric threat and a floating arsenal.”

“On the surface, this military vessel is just a transport ship, but Iran has equipped its deck with a variety of weapons to showcase its capabilities.”, reads a report published on Saturday by the Israeli newspaper The Jerusalem Post, alluding to the new Iranian military ship, called the Martyr Rudaki, which was unveiled on Thursday in the waters of southern Iran.

The Zionist regime newspaper made such comments, to later report that, according to aerial images, the Martyr Rudaki “It is equipped with several operational boats. It also has a Jordad 3 air defense system and military helicopters, drones [drones] and anti-ship missiles. This ship is a floating arsenal or a floating market [de armas]”.

The Jerusalem Post He also noted the deployment, on the ship, of Qader long-range anti-ship missiles, the Iranian version of China’s C-802 missile system, and asserted that this ship “could constitute a disproportionate threat to the US”.

Also, according to the report, although the operational focus of the Iranian Army of the Guardian Corps of the Islamic Revolution (IRGC) is in the Persian Gulf, the ship could be sent to the Mediterranean Sea or help Iran to collect information in Yemeni waters.

Iranian military experts describe the Martyr Rudaki ship as “a mobile naval city”, which is fully ready to carry out ocean missions, as well as ensuring the safety of shipping lines and providing assistance to Iranian commercial fleets and US ships. regional countries on the high seas.

The Persian country, even under the sanctions regime it is in, has made considerable progress in the defense industry, achieving self-sufficiency in the production of different types of weapons and military systems. It has also made spectacular progress in the production of military ships and submarines.

However, the Iranian Armed Forces assure that they are not seeking a war with anyone, although they warn that they will respond to the slightest intention to undermine Iran’s security, especially in the Persian Gulf, an area that is considered one of the red lines of the Republic. Islamic

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Following defeat in Pennsylvania court, Trump is forced to surrender

Trump’s electoral fraud narrative is losing traction among Republicans who urge him to accept defeat to Biden, following the Pennsylvania court ruling.

After the severe setback in Pennsylvania on Saturday, outgoing US President Donald Trump faces increased pressure from fellow Republicans to abandon his goal: to reverse the results of the November 3 election, and they call him to admit defeat to Democrat Joe Biden, picks up a report from the British news agency Reuters, published this Sunday.

According to the report, so far, Trump’s team’s attempts to prevent the certification of the results have not been echoed in federal courts in hinge states such as Georgia, Michigan and Arizona.

On Saturday, Magistrate Matthew Brann dismissed the most important lawsuit that the Trump campaign had filed in the state of Pennsylvania (northeast), by which he sought to invalidate millions of votes cast by mail.

For Trump to stay in the White House for another four years, he needs to eliminate Biden’s 81,813-vote lead in Pennsylvania. The state will begin certifying the election results of its counties on Monday.

Trump’s group of lawyers promised to present an urgent appeal to the federal court of Pennsylvania, however, state lawyers maintain that they do not have material time for such reviews, notes the British media.

Some of the Republicans in Congress are moving chips to break ranks with the accusatory narrative against Democrats and support the peaceful transition of power.

The Republican Senator for the state of Pennsylvania, Pat Toomey, said that the court ruling closes any possibility of a legal victory in this territory and asked Trump to grant Biden the election once.

In addition, Liz Cheney, a Republican congresswoman for the Wyoming district in the House of Representatives, urged the real estate mogul to respect the will of the American people.

Biden leads Trump by just over 6 million votes in the vote count, and his candidacy prevails 306-232 in the Electoral College system, whose delegates will determine with their vote on December 14 who will be sworn in on January 20 of 2021.

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