China will impose sanctions against the US companies
The official representative of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Geng Shuang announced that the Chinese companies will stop all the cooperation with the US corporations that are involved in the supply of arms to Taiwan, TASS reports. Earlier, Chinese foreign ministry announced Beijing’s intention to protect their national interests and national security through sanctions against the US companies that are involved in the arms supply to Taiwan. Earlier, the US decided to sell 108 M1A2 Abrams tanks, and 250 portable FIM-92 ‘Stinger’ AA missile systems, and other related equipment worth of more than $2 billions of dollars, to Taiwan.
The head of the «RIA NEWS Ukraine» news website, Kirill Vyshinsky, may be released from the custody on Monday. Larisa Sargan, a spokeswoman of the Ukrainian prosecutor general, announced. On Monday, the Podolsky district court of the city of Kiev will consider the court case of the aforementioned journalist. Tatyana Moskalkova, the Commissioner for the Human Rights in Russia, arrived in Ukraine to support the journalist. Kirill Vyshinsky was detained in Kiev on 15th of May, 2018, on charges of treason and support for the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass. The journalist faces up to 15 years in prison.
Massive police clashes with the protesters, protesting against the extradition bill to the mainland took place in Hong Kong — Interfax reports while citing the Bloomberg. According to the Bloomberg — 37 people were arrested after the clashes between the protesters and the police in a suburban shopping center in Hong Kong. 11 policemen and 28 protesters were injured during the day. On last Sunday, according to various data, 30,000 to 100,000 people took part in the demonstrations in Hong Kong. They demanded the resignation of the head of the administration of the special administrative region of China — Cary Lam.
«The terrorists shelled the village of Kharab-al-Hizato in the Syrian province of Latakia» — the head of the Russian Center for the reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria, Major General Alexei Bakin, announced during a briefing. He underlined that the illegal armed groups in Syria continue to violate the cease-fire. He also mentioned that the Russian military performed 3 humanitarian actions in the villages of the provinces Latakia, Deir Ez-Zor and Aleppo.
Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO Secretary General, made a statement in which he insisted that the preservation of the INF Treaty depends only on Russia. He also urged Russia to save the treaty while stating that otherwise “the sole responsibility” for the “cancelation” of the INF Treaty will lie upon Moscow. According to him, without the INF Treaty, “the world will become less stable” — RIA NEWS reports. The NATO Secretary General concluded that Moscow should «take the last chance.»
‘The statements of the European countries about their commitment to the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan on the Iranian nuclear program are not enough to maintain the agreement’ — said the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. According to him, Tehran »doesn’t see any practical steps from the EU aimed to achieve these intentions». Earlier on Sunday, Germany, France and the UK issued a joint statement in which they expressed their concern about the fate of the agreement on the Iranian nuclear research. They urged Tehran to cancel the recent decision to increase the level of uranium enrichment above 3.67%, since that decision violates the terms of the “Joint Comprehensive Action Plan” on the nuclear program. They also urged Iran to help to de-escalate the situation in the Persian Gulf.
Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.