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Breaking News, 6th of August, 2018

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe announced that Tokyo does not intend to join the UN Convention on the Banning of Nuclear Weapons. According to Abe, «the Convention stands at odds with Japanese thinking and approach» — Tass reports. «The decision to not join remains unchanged» — Kyodo News quotes the Prime Minister of Japan. At the same time, while speaking at the ceremony in memory of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Shinzo Abe made a promise to «do everything in his power to achieve a world without nuclear weapons», and he underlined that Japan should lead the movement of nuclear disarmament. The day before, North Korea announced Japanese intention to create nuclear weapons, thus rebuking Tokyo for nuclear ambitions.

The terrorists of the «moderate opposition» shelled the eastern areas of the city of Aleppo — thus killing 5 people and wounding several others. It was fourth such shelling over the past seven days. The number of the victims is raising to dozens.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the US intend to impose stronger sanctions against Iran than those that existed before the signing of the international agreement on the Iranian nuclear program back in 2015. The deadline, before which the US should restore the first part of the sanctions against Iran expires on Monday. The second block of anti-Iranian sanctions should come into force before 4th of November. Those measures will concern Iranian energy sector, transactions related to hydrocarbon raw materials and transactions related to the central bank of Iran. US sanctions against Tehran will also apply to third party companies that continue to maintain business relations with Iran.

The command of the Syrian army announced the beginning of a military operation of clearing the territories controlled by the ISIS in the province of Suweida. It is reported that the Syrian troops have already achieved significant success, advancing to a distance of 3 to 7 kilometers.

According to information, available to ANNA NEWS, Kurds recruit children in the ranks of «People’s Self-Defense Forces», and continue their attempts of taking Hajin in Deir ez Zor. Despite the support of the international coalition — the Kurdish armed forces have not been able to clear a large bulwark of terrorists in the city of Khadzhin for the last several months. According to Euphrates Post — a group of reinforcements from Syrian Democratic Forces arrived in the Abu Hammam area from the province of Hasaka, as well as a group of American servicemen.

The new US sanctions against Turkish ministers do not have an economic direction. Instead the sanctions led to the further drop in the Turkish currency. The financial inflation in Turkey is growing, and investors are afraid of new penal measures. The US government plans to prohibit their representatives from approving loans for Turkey. All this can eventually lead to serious consequences for Ankara, up to the state bankruptcy, the German newspaper Die Welt concludes. The aggressive rhetoric of Washington regarding Ankara directly depends on Turkish intention of purchasing Russian S-400 air defense systems. Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.

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