The US will deploy a Patriot battery in Saudi Arabia
1 the USA — Saudi Arabia
The Pentagon announced that the USA plan to deploy a battery of Patriot air defense system in Saudi Arabia, 4 ‘Sentinel’ radars and about 200 servicemen. “This deployment will enhance the kingdom’s air and missile defense, and their critically important military and civilian infrastructure. It will increase the already significant presence of the US troops in the region” — TASS quoted the Pentagon spokesman, Jonathan Hoffman. According to him, the deployment is being carried out by a request of Saudi Arabia. The US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper gave his approval. The forces include: 2 Patriot air defense batteries and 1 THAAD missile defense system — Jonathan Hoffman specified.
2 the USA
The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke in support of the idea to move the UN HQ from New York — Interfax reports. He noted that the UN is »a house of peace and communication». The USA do not have the right to prevent the UN members from coming to New York. «The US should not take advantage of being the host, and issue visas only to those that they favor» — Hassan Rouhani explained. Before the start of the UN General Assembly, Iran accused the US of not issuing visas to the Iranian delegation. Shortly before the event, it became known that the Iranian delegation did receive their visas after all. The US did not issue visas to several employees of the Russian Foreign Ministry — to the members of the Russian delegation. Namely, the head of the Russian Federal Council committee on the international affairs Konstantin Kosachev, and to his colleague from the Russian parlament, Leonid Slutsky.
Iran has begun enriching uranium with improved centrifuges, which violates the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan for the Iranian nuclear program — the International Atomic Energy Agency reports. Their report stated that on 25th of September, uranium enrichment process has started at several improved Iranian centrifuges. Allegedly — Iran intends to increase the number of such centrifuges — TASS reports. According to the Bloomberg, the information was presented in a confidential two-page report by the IAEA inspectors, and distributed among the member countries of the agency. Earlier, Iran announced the decision to accumulate spent uranium, as well as the Iranian ability to increase the uranium enrichment to 20%. This level of enrichment is considered to be weapons grade.
4 the USA — Poland
The US Congress agreed to sell to Poland 32 5th-generation F-35 fighter bombers — TASS reports while citing a statement of the Polish Minister of Defense, Mariusz Blaszczak. “The US Congress has agreed to sell 32 modern jet planes F-35 to Poland. This is one of the last steps before signing of the agreement. We will do our best to get the best possible price” — Mariusz Blaszczak Twitted. The cost of the contract is $6.5 billions of dollars. However, the Polish authorities announced that it is the starting price, and they intend to seek its reduction during the negotiations.