The Ansar Allah attacked Saudi Arabia
1 Saudi Arabia
A spokesman of the of Yemeni rebel movement ’Ansar Allah’ brigadier-general Yahya Saria, reported about an attack on the Saudi ’Aramco’ facility, in Jeddah. The ’Al Masirah’ TV quoted his words. Yahya Saria stated that the strike on the target was precise. On Tuesday, Yahya Saria announced that the ’Ansar Allah’ rebel movement attacked the international airport of the Saudi city of Abha. According to him, the target of the attack were the hangars with combat aircraft.The Arabian coalition, led by Riyadh, reported that the air defense forces had intercepted and destroyed an incoming drone with a bomb, launched by the rebels in the south of the country.
The deputy head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the Warring Parties in Syria, Rear-Admiral Alexander Karpov, reported that about 150 people went to a rally for the withdrawal of pro-Turkish groups, and the return of the territories under the control of Damascus. The rally took place in the village of Al-Bab, in the Syrian province of Aleppo. The rally was violently suppressed by the terrorists. 5 local residents were injured.Alexander Karpov noted that in the territory, controlled by the Turkish armed forces, there is an increase in protests of the locals against the crimes of the illegal armed groups. Alexander Karpov added that «the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the Warring Parties calls on the commanders of the illegal armed groups to abandon their provocations, and take the path of a peaceful settlement of the situation in the areas under their control»
3 The UN — Syria
The first Deputy of the Permanent Russian Representative to the UN, Dmitry Polyansky, stated during a meeting of the General Assembly that the USA and their NATO allies are trying to turn the ’Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ into a geopolitical instrument. Dmitry Polyansky explained that they tried to do so during the investigation of the alleged incidents with the use of chemical weapons in Syria, when all the blame was baselessly attributed to Damascus.»If we want to concentrate on a country aspects — then it would be only logical for the OPCW to also report, for example, on the progress of the destruction of the US chemical arsenal, which, for some reason, still goes on and on» — the diplomat concluded. On Wednesday, the UN General Assembly considered a draft resolution on a UN cooperation with the OPCW to investigate the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria. Russia called the draft resolution to be an unbalanced and highly politicized document.
The head of the opposition parliamentary faction «Enlightened Armenia», Edmon Marukyan, stated that he had discussed with the Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan possible early parliamentary elections. He noted that at the moment there are no agreements, but the consultations are on-going. Earlier Nikol Pashinyan stated that he can agree on early elections. However, he demands the parliamentary opposition to sign a memorandum which announces that after his resignation — they won’t nominate their candidate for the post of the head of the Armenian Cabinet.He insists that after the dissolution of the parliament — he will remain as an active Prime Minister of Armenia. The opposition faction «Enlightened Armenia» stated that they are ready to sign a memorandum if Nikol Pashinyan cancels his proposal to the Armenian president to dismiss Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Onik Gasparyan.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry’s press service quoted the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Said Khatibzadeh, who announced that the draft resolution against Iran in the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency was rejected thanks to the efforts of Iran, Russia and China. He noted that thanks to the diplomatic efforts in Tehran, Vienna, London, Berlin and Paris, as well as the cooperation from Russia and China, the resolution was rejected.
6 Russia — the USA
The press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, stated that Russia has fully complied with the provisions of the ’Chemical Weapons Convention’. He explained that Russia has verified the destruction of all chemical weapons in the country. He added that the USA are among the countries on whose territory the chemical weapons still remain. Dmitry Peskov noted that the accusations from Washington against Moscow are baseless, and the USA are trying to hide their own policy to further contain Russia.The US State Department previously stated that the basis for the imposed sanctions was the alleged use of chemical weapons by Russia against its own people. It was noted that the sanctions against Russia could be lifted 12 months after Russia fulfills certain conditions. Russia must promise to never use the chemical weapons against its own citizens, as well as to allow the UN inspectors, or some other international organizations, to visit the facilities that may be connected with the use or storage of chemical weapons. Constantine Reztsov, specially for the ANNA NEWS.