Iran will reduce the nuclear deal commitments once again
The relocation of the US military from Germany to Poland can be an effective solution due to the increased threats to the EU — the Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Chaputovic announced. “We are cooperating with the US within the framework of our agreement on the increased presence of the American troops in Poland. This is very important both for our own security, and for the security of the region. We spoke about an arrival of another 1,000 soldiers to our country. It will increase the contingent from 4,500 to 5,500» — TASS quotes Jacek Chaputović. Earlier, the US ambassador to Berlin, Richard Grenell, mentioned possible transfer of a part of the US military from Germany to Poland. He attributed this possibility to the Chancellor Angela Merkel’s reluctance to raise the NATO military spending up to 2% of their GDP, by the request of Washington. Germany expressed an opinion that if the US want to pull their troops from Germany — they will have to take their nuclear weapons with them.
In response to Kiev’s expulsion of a Russian diplomat, Moscow declared an employee of the Consulate General of Ukraine in St. Petersburg a ‘persona non grata’ — the Russian Foreign Ministry told to the TASS. “In May of 2019, the Ukrainian special services staged yet another provocation by unreasonably announcing an employee of the Consulate General of Russia in the city of Lviv a ‘persona non grata’. There was no presented evidence of his unlawful activities that supposedly went beyond the fulfilling of his professional duties, related to the work of the consular post” — the ministry explained. «In response to such unfriendly and unmotivated move made by Kiev — Russia was forced, on the mutual basis, to declare an employee of the Consulate General of Ukraine in St. Petersburg a ‘persona non grata’ «
The Hong Kong court issued a warrant to the Hong Kong airport authorities that gives them the right to expel the protesters from the Hong Kong airport terminals. The protesters previously blocked the work of the airport. It wasn’t specified yet how exactly the protesters will be driven out of the airport — RIA NEWS reports with a reference to the ‘South China Morning Post’. On Wednesday night, the protesters occupied the departure lounge of the Hong Kong International Airport. Over 300 flights were canceled. Hong Kong police detained 5 people for possession of weapons, and for an attack on the police.
The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced that Tehran is ready to take the third step of the reduction of their fulfillment of their own obligations under the nuclear deal, if the situation with the implementation of the agreement by the other countries won’t change — TASS reports. “If after 60 days of the second stage we won’t achieve a result — we will begin the third stage. After that, we will, once again, give 60 days in order to find a rational, correct, and balanced solution” — Hassan Rouhani explained during a government meeting, on Wednesday. According to him, Iran remains committed to the nuclear deal, and is still open to a dialogue. Therefore Iran hasn’t withdrawn from the agreement.