North Korea conducted missile tests again
North Korea ran new missile tests by launching missiles towards the Sea of Japan. The »Yonhap» news agency reports while referring to the Joint Chiefs of Staff of South Korea. According to the South Korean military — the missiles were launched from the coastal city of Wonsan, in the south-east of the DPRK. The Japanese agency »Kyodo» reports that one of the missiles reached the Japanese exclusive economic zone. There is no information yet on any damage to the Japanese ships or aircraft. «Tokyo expressed its protest to North Korea after the missile launches on the morning of 2nd of October» — the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told to reporters. «Such ballistic missile launches are a violation of the UN resolutions. We have expressed our strong protest, and we condemn the launches» — he concluded. The DPRK have, probably, tested new ballistic missiles.
The Syrian government forces, supported by the National Defense Forces, repelled ISIS terrorist attacks at the north-east of the city of Palmyra — TASS reports while citing »Al Watan». According to the »Al Watan» — the terrorists attacked the Syrian army positions along the »Es Sukhna – Deir ez-Zor» highway. They tried to capture the road, but the Syrian forces repelled the enemy. The terrorists had losses in manpower and vehicles. The Syrian Air Forces provided support for the ground troops by attacking the rear bases of the terrorists in the oasis of Ash Shul, deep in the Syrian desert.
Explosions took place after two rockets hit the fortified «green zone» of the Iraqi capital city Baghdad, in which the government buildings and the foreign embassies are located — the »Al Arabiya» reports. According to the TV channel — the first rocket fell near the Turkish embassy. The second rocket exploded near the al-Harisiyya bridge. There is no information yet about the victims. Earlier, the Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abd al-Mahdi announced a curfew in Baghdad after at least 7 people died and more than 400 were injured during 2 days of the nation-wide anti-government protests.
The US State Department approved the sale of the ATGMs «Javelin» to Ukraine for almost $40 millions of dollars — RIA NEWS reports while citing a statement of the Defense Cooperation Agency in the Pentagon. The document noted that the »Javelins» will help Kiev to enhance the defensive potential needed to preserve the country’s territorial integrity. The ‘Javelins’ will also contribute to the US foreign policy and national security by enhancing the security of Ukraine. Earlier, the US Congress approved the sale of »Javelins» to Ukraine. It was reported that 150 missiles and 2 missile launchers will be delivered to the country.
The coordination HQ of Russia and Syria demanded the US to withdraw all the US troops from Syria. Washington disrupted a plan developed by the UN in order to remove the civilians from the Rukban refugee camp — RIA NEWS reports while citing a statement from the HQ. The US-controlled gangs of terrorists are blocking the exit to the refugees, and threaten them with death. “Since the command of the American troops in the area of Al-Tanf demonstrates its inability to meet the obligations, undertaken by the US, and thus unable to implement the UN operational plan — we require the US to immediately leave the occupied territory of Syria” — the statement said. It was noted that after the withdrawal of the US troops — the legitimate Syrian government intends to establish a constitutional order, and clear the area from the terrorists.
The Russian Deputy Representative to the UN, Dmitry Polyansky, proposed to relocate the next session of the First Committee of the General Assembly in 2020 to the outside of the USA — to Vienna or Geneva — Interfax reports. He underlined that the reason for such suggestion is the systematic violation of the USA of their own obligations, as the host, via the non-issuance of visas for a part of the Russian delegation, needed to participate in the UN General Assembly. According to him, this makes it impossible to conduct a dialogue on the most important issues of the disarmament and security. Earlier, Polyansky announced the Russian proposal to take a procedural pause in the work of the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, and switch to informal consultations until the USA issue the visas to the entire Russian delegation. The First Committee of the UN General Assembly deals with the disarmament issues and other related international security matters that affect the international community. The Committee is looking for solutions to the global problems in the context of the international security. Constantine Reztos, specially for ANNA NEWS.