Monthly Archives: January 2020

Russia re-ups offer to arm Iraq with S-400 air defenses as relations with the U.S. sour

The Iraqi military has already acquired various other Russian-made combat aircraft, helicopters, armored vehicles, infantry weapons, and other military hardware over the years, as well11:56, 8 January 2020000 S-400 “Triumph” surface-to-air missile systemReuters Amid confusion and uncertainty about the future of the U.S. military’s presence in Iraq, Russia has unsurprisingly swooped in to re-up its offer to sell the country S-400 long-range surface-to-air missile systems, as well

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Western intelligence agencies see no signs Ukraine airliner was shot down – Canadian source

OTTAWA (Reuters) – The initial assessment of Western intelligence agencies is that a Ukrainian airliner which crashed in Iran on Wednesday was not brought down by a missile, said a Canadian security source. The source, who declined to be identified, said the agencies believed the Boeing 737 plane had suffered a technical malfunction. The Ukraine International Airline jet crashed shortly

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63 Canadians Dead in Iran Plane Crash

TORONTO – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed his government will get answers after a Ukrainian passenger jet crashed, killing 63 Canadians, just minutes after taking off from Iran’s capital.                   Trudeau said Wednesday his foreign minister is in touch with the government of Ukraine and his transport minister is reaching out to his international counterparts. Getting answers from Iran might

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Estonian president declines Russian birthday gift – a bottle of Crimean wine

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid did not accept a bottle of Crimean sparkling wine which was sent by the Russian Embassy for her birthday, reported the Estonian news outlet Eesti Ekspress. “The Russian Embassy expressed birthday wishes to the President on her 50th birthday and sent her flowers, chocolate and a bottle of Crimean sparkling wine. The wine was sent back [to

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Pompeo urges ‘complete cooperation’ into cause of Ukraine plane crash in Iran

The United States on Wednesday urged “complete cooperation” with a probe into a Ukrainian flight’s crash in Iran, which has rejected giving the Boeing plane’s black boxes to arch-rival Washington. “The United States calls for complete cooperation with any investigation into the cause of the crash,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement, without naming Iran directly. Pompeo

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Transcript of Trump’s remarks on Iran

The following is a transcript of President Trump’s remarks on Iran Wednesday morning: As long as I’m president of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon. Good morning. I’m pleased to inform you the American people should be extremely grateful and happy. No Americans were harmed in last night’s attack by the Iranian regime. We

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Sniper groups of invaders arrive in Donbas — intelligence

08.01.2020 17:51 Mobile sniper groups, who underwent intensive training under the guidance of ranking members of the Russian military at the end of December 2019, arrived in Donbas. “The mobile units of snipers, who underwent intensive training under the guidance of ranking members of the Russian military at the end of December 2019, arrived at the forward subunits of the

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Ukraine to demand publicity of investigation into UIA plane crash in Tehran

Ukraine will demand maximum publicity for the investigation into the crash of a passenger plane of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) in Tehran, Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk has said at a press briefing on Wednesday. “Of course, we will demand that the investigation is held in the public spotlight as much as possible, so that all public international organizations

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‘U.S. Can’t Help But Respond’: Russia Reacts to Iran Strikes on U.S. Bases

Iran launched missiles at U.S.-led forces in Iraq on Wednesday in retaliation for the U.S. drone strike on an Iranian commander whose killing last week stoked fears of a new Middle East war. Iranian state television said Iran had fired 15 missiles at U.S. targets in Iraq in response to Friday’s killing of Qassem Soleimani, a powerful general who was

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Theory of terrorist attack in Ukrainian plane crash ruled out – embassy

A Ukraine International Airlines airplane crashed in Iran due to an engine failure, and the theory of a terrorist attack is ruled out, Ukraine’s Embassy in Iran has reported. “According to preliminary information, the plane crashed due to an engine failure for technical reasons. The theory of a terrorist attack or a rocket attack is ruled out now,” the report

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147 Iranians, 32 foreigners killed as Ukrainian plane crashes near Tehran

TEHRAN – All 170 passengers and 9 crew members of a Ukrainian plane were killed as it crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport. The Boeing 737 belonging to Ukraine International Airlines which was headed to Ukrainian capital city Kyiv crashed at 6:18 a.m. local time near the airport. Pir-Hossein Koulivand, head of Iran’s Emergency Medical Services

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Iran will not give black box from crashed Ukrainian airliner to Boeing – Mehr

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran will not give the black box of the crashed Ukrainian airliner to planemaker Boeing, the head of Tehran’s civil aviation organisation was quoted as saying on Wednesday. Ali Abedzadeh also said it was not clear which country Iran would send the box to so that its data could be analysed, semi-official Mehr news agency reported. A

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Passenger aircraft with over 170 people aboard crashed in Iran

A Ukrainian airliner crashed soon after taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport on Wednesday, killing all 176 people aboard, Iran’s state television and Ukraine’s leaders said. The Boeing 737 belonging to Ukraine International Airlines crashed near the airport and burst into flames. Iranian TV said the crash was due to technical problems but did not elaborate. Ukraine’s embassy in

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Breaking News

BBC A Ukrainian Boeing-737 with 180 people onboard has crashed in Iran, according to local media. The aircraft belonging to Ukraine International Airlines crashed just after take-off from Iran’s Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran, said the Fars state news agency. Preliminary reports suggest that the plane was en route to the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv. It is unclear whether the

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