Month: April 2023

Iran foreign min. visits Lebanon-Israel border: ‘Zionists only understand force’

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian visited Lebanon on Friday, where he met with Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah. ‘I received accurate situation assessments from Nasrallah and confirmation that the Lebanese and […]

China Flies Fighter Jets Around Taiwan

Voice of America News reports: “Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said Friday 38 Chinese fighter jets and one TB-001 drone aircraft have circled the island. Nineteen of the aircraft flew across the midline that separates the island […]

US and South Korea boost cooperation, but nuclear threat remains

SpaceWar.com reports: “A US-South Korean agreement on strengthening deterrence against Pyongyang will discourage Seoul from seeking nuclear weapons, but also highlights the near absence of viable ways to remove the threat of North Korea’s arsenal. […]

Hackers claim to be behind Israeli power outages

The Jerusalem Post reports: “The Anonymous Sudan hacker group claimed to be behind wide-ranging power outages that hit cities across Israel on Thursday including Tel Aviv and Beersheba. ‘Due to a glitch in one of […]

Turkey, Russia, Iran, Syria Hold ‘Constructive’ Talks

Voice of America News reports: “The defense ministers and intelligence chiefs of Iran, Russia, Syria and Turkey held talks on Tuesday that Ankara and Moscow described as constructive, as part of efforts to rebuild Turkey-Syria […]

No South Korean Nuclear Weapons; US Will Increase Deterrence

Voice of America News reports: “South Korea agreed not to pursue its own nuclear weapons program, in return for a greater decision-making role in U.S. contingency planning in the event of a North Korean nuclear […]

China warns US, South Korea against ‘provoking confrontation’ with North Korea

SpaceWar.com reports: “China warned Washington and Seoul against ‘provoking confrontation’ with North Korea on Thursday, after President Joe Biden and his South Korean counterpart said Pyongyang would face the ‘end’ of its leadership if it […]

Russia says does not plan nuclear escalation, but others should not test its patience

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Russia does not intend to take the path of nuclear escalation in its standoff with the West over Ukraine but others should not test its patience, Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria […]

Russia’s Medvedev: World is probably on verge of a new world war

The Jerusalem Post reports: “An ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Tuesday that the world was probably on the verge of a new world war, cautioning that the risks of a nuclear confrontation […]

Taiwan to prepare for Chinese blockade in annual war drills

SpaceWar.com reports: “Taiwan’s military will practise intercepting warships and combating a Chinese blockade of the island during annual war game simulations in July, the defence ministry said Wednesday. Democratic Taiwan lives under constant threat of […]

China pushes largest-ever expansion of nuclear arsenal

SpaceWar.com reports: “China is pushing ahead with the largest-ever expansion of its nuclear arsenal, modernising the atomic deterrent with an eye on any future conflicts with the United States, experts say. The SIPRI think tank […]

Rights Group Reports Iran Authorities Abused Children in Protest Crackdown

Voice of America News reports: “Human Rights Watch said Iranian security forces who are suppressing mass protests in the country have killed, tortured and sexually assaulted children. ‘Iranian authorities have also arrested, interrogated, and prosecuted […]