Iran reduces its nuclear deal commitments
The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced a further reduction of the nuclear deal obligations carried out by Tehran. «On Friday, Iran will begin the third phase of the reduction of the nuclear deal obligations» — TASS quoted Rouhani. He added that Tehran is ready to provide the participants of the Joint Comprehensive Nuclear Program Action Plan with two more months to reach an agreement on the terms of the deal. Earlier, the Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif stated that Tehran intends to announce a new reduction of the obligations. Iran set a condition for Europe to return to the nuclear deal — either they buy oil from Tehran, or give a loan of $15 billions of dollars. In May of 2018, the US announced their withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan. The US reintroduced their economic sanctions against Iran, which was followed by Iranian refusal to carry out a number of obligations of the nuclear deal.
The UK is planning to deploy drones in the Persian Gulf due to the detention of a tanker that sailed under the UK flag — TASS reports while citing the Sky News. According to the Sky News — the UK may relocate their UAVs from Kuwait, which are currently flying over Syria and Iraq. According to the Sky News — an observation mission will be organized in order to assist the British warships that escort the tankers, sailing under the UK flag, across the Strait of Hormuz.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry and the Arabian news site ‘Al-Masdar’ — terrorist strike drones approached a military air base from a location in north-west Syria, which is currently controlled by the »Tahrir al-Sham» terrorist group. There were no injuries or material damage during the attack. The Hmeimim airbase works as usual.
Israel fired about 100 mortar shells at Lebanon in response to a missile attack — Interfax reports while citing a statement of the Israeli army. According to the IDF spokesman — 2 or 3 anti-tank missiles were launched from Lebanon at Israel. One of the missiles hit an army vehicle. Another one hit an army post near the border. None of the Israeli servicemen were injured during the attack. The Lebanese group ‘Hezbollah’ claimed the responsibility for the attack on the Israeli territory.
At least 16 people were killed, about 50 more were injured by a powerful explosion in a residential quarter of Kabul, in which the foreign specialists work and live in Afghanistan — TASS reports while citing the ‘TOLOnews’. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Afghanistan — it was a car bomb. After the explosion, a nearby fuel tank caught fire. The following explosion was powerful enough to damage the buildings in 1 sq km around it. According to the TV channel — the Taliban claimed the responsibility for the explosion. The Taliban spokesman Zabihulla Mujahid announced on his Twitter that the target of the attack was «the foreign invaders». The President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, strongly condemned the explosion. He called it an act of terrorism.
The participants of the »Eastern Economic Forum 2019» made deals on 3.5 trillions of rubles — »Interfax» reports while citing a statement of Yuri Trutnev — the Deputy Prime Minister and Plenipotentiary of the Russian President in the Far Eastern Federal District. The statement was made at a press conference after the forum. According to the statement, more than 270 agreements were signed at the forum. «More than 8,500 people from 65 countries worked at this forum. The most massive delegations were from Japan, China, Korea, and India. Large delegations arrived from Mongolia, the USA, the UK, and Malaysia. More than 90 events took place, the discussions were held in 4 blocks. 6-country meetings took place. A meeting of the Presidium of the State Council on the national program for the development of the Far East took place as well. Also — a plenary meeting with the leaders of 5 countries» — Yuri Trutnev concluded.