Iran is considering the acquisition of S-400s
1 the USA
On Tuesday, Donald Trump announced the official start of his re-election campaign of 2020 — TASS reports. “It was this week, 4 years ago, when I announced my intention to run for the president. 2016 was a defining moment in history. Nobody did as much as we did during those 2 and a half years. We did it once, we we’ll do it again. And this is the reason why today I’m standing in front of you to officially launch my campaign for the presidency» — Donald Trump said in a speech to his supporters in Florida. The 59th US presidential election will be held on 3rd of November, 2020. The first meetings of the party activists for the future presidential campaign will be held in Iowa in early February of 2020.
2 Turkey — the USA
Donald Trump’s administration is considering the possibility of introducing 3 new sanction packages against Ankara in July due to the purchase of the Russian S-400 AA missile systems by Turkey — RIA NEWS reports while referring to the Bloomberg. According to the sources of Bloomberg — currently, the idea of imposing sanctions against several companies in the Turkish defense sector according to ‘the law on countering America’s opponents through sanctions’ has the biggest support. This law imposes sanctions on the parties doing business with Russia. Such sanctions, according to Bloomberg, should distance the companies from the American financial system, which would make it almost impossible for them to purchase American products, or sell their products in the United States.
3. the USA — Iran
The US Department of Defense takes into consideration that the use of military force against Iran would require a consensus of the world community. However, the United States reserve the right on one-sided retaliatory action in case of Tehran’s attack against the US citizens or military facilities. This was announced on Tuesday at a meeting with a group of journalists by the Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces, General Paul Selva, when he commented on the growing tensions between Washington and Tehran after the incident in the Gulf of Oman — TASS reports. Earlier, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned the Iranian leaders that any attack by Tehran, or his proxies, which would kill at least 1 American soldier, would lead to a retaliatory strike from the United States.
The Investigative Committee of Russia reported on the discovery of a network of sponsors of the ISIS. The network raised funds for the terrorists in 6 Russian federal districts — TASS reports while referring to the statement of the official representative of the Investigative Committee of Russia — Svetlana Petrenko. According to the investigation, the citizens of Russia that joined the ISIS in Syria starting from 2014 to September of 2017 organized a fundraiser in Russia. »In order to sponsor the terrorism, these persons raised at least 8 millions of rubles from more than 200 people from the North Caucasus, Southern, Central, North-Western, Siberian and Ural federal districts». Currently, large-scale searching is being conducted, which includes searches of the residences of the suspects. During those searches, the communication devices, payment instruments, fiscal checks, and other evidences of the criminal activity were found.
Iran may consider the purchase of the S-400 AA missile systems if the security threat grows more serious — said Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of the Iranian National Security Council. “Iran has always had an extensive cooperation with Russia in the defense and security matters. If the assessment of the Iranian defense sector will show the need for the S-400s, then we will do what we did with the S-300s. We will definitely negotiate, and make a decision together with the Russian friends» — he told to the RIA NEWS. According to Ali Shamkhani — Tehran is considering a possibility of using foreign air defense systems in order to enhance Iranian defense capabilities. At the moment there is no real threat to the country.