The ceremony of the opening of the US Embassy in Israel will take place today in Jerusalem, Interfax reports. The Embassy was moved there after the recognition of the city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by Washington in December 2017. The US official delegation will be headed by the Deputy of the Secretary of State John Sullivan. The Israeli police have enhanced the security measures in Jerusalem, since many Palestinian leaders called on Palestinians to make a «day of massive anger.»
The White House demanded Beijing to support the imposition of sanctions against Iran and the DPRK in exchange for softening Washington’s position regarding the Chinese telecommunications company ZTE, the sources in the presidential administration explained. According to them, in exchange for the reduction of restriction — the American President Donald Trump insists on meeting his own requirements, TASS reported while citing the Washington Post.
The head of the press service of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry Anuar Zhainakov announced that the US delegation refrained from participating in the ninth round of the negotiations regarding Syria in the city of Astana, which will happen on 14th and 15th of May. Earlier, the press service of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry reported that all participants of the negotiations regarding Syria confirmed their participation. The talks will be attended by the delegations of Russia, Turkey, Iran, the government of Syria and the Syrian opposition. The UN delegation will also participate in the meeting under the leadership of the special envoy of the UN — Staffan de Mistura.
4) The EU The EU expanded the list of sanctions against Russia by adding five people due to the presidential elections in Crimea, a European diplomatic source told to journalists on Monday. Earlier, the source told RIA NEWS that the EU is discussing a new list of sanctions due to the election of Russian president that happened in Crimea. According to the source — the decision will come into force after the official publication.
Britain intends to build the seventh nuclear submarine with missile-torpedo armament of the »Astute» type, western mass-media reports. Recently, the construction of the aforementioned submarine could be canceled due to economic considerations. According to the Financial Times — the contract on the construction of the submarine with the British company »BAE Systems» have reached 1.5 billion of pounds. At the present time — three such submarines are already in service, three more are under construction. In addition, the British Defense Ministry decided to allocate more than 900 million pounds for the creation of Dreadnought type submarines equipped with Trident missiles.
Ukrainian forces fired at LPR positions five times over the past day. The settlements of Kalinovo, Frunze and Zhelobok were hit. Mortars of various calibers, weaponry of infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers and small arms were used in the shelling. In the DPR, over the past day, Ukrainian troops violated the ceasefire regime 22 times, firing 534 shells at the front-line territories of the Republic. The settlements Shirokaya Balka, Ozeryanivka, Dolomitnoe, Golmovsky, Zaitsevo, Spartak, Dokuchaevsk, and the village Vasilievka near the town of Yasinovatoy, as well as southern villages of the DPR, were under fire.