Will the UN headquarters be relocated from New York ?! || Weekly News, 28th of September, 2019
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.
The UK, France and Germany adopted a joint statement in which they blamed Iran for the attack on the Saudi oil facilities. The statement was made after the UN General Assembly, during a meeting of the head of the UK government Boris Johnson, the French President Emmanuel Macron, and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. «It is clear to us that Iran is responsible for this attack. There is no other plausible explanation. We support the ongoing investigations in order to establish further details» — they stated. The leaders of the three countries also indicated that although the attacks were directed against Saudi Arabia — they do concern all the states, since they increase the risk of a major conflict. They called on Tehran to return to the fulfilling of its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action for the Iranian Nuclear Program. Earlier, the Yemeni rebels claimed the responsibility for the attack. The US and Saudi Arabia blame Tehran.
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.
The Syrian army discovered an underground fortification area in the city of Khan Sheikhun, in which the ‘White Helmets’ organization made the provocation, after which a local military airfield was subjected to a massive US missile strike — the representative of the Syrian army, Colonel Abu al-Karim Sheikh, announced. According to him, after the liberation of the city of Khan Sheikhun by the Syrian army, more than 10 well-fortified underground areas with a wide network of branching tunnels were discovered in its vicinity. The location of the filming of the provocative video, showing a fake chemical attack on the city of Khan Sheikhun, was discovered in one of the tonnels. The rooms in which the scenes of the «assistance to the victims of the chemical attack in a hospital» were made — were found in there as well. Plus the ‘White Helmets’ Vests. Abu al-Karim Sheikh explained that before their departure, the terrorists blew up the cave in order to not leave the evidence of their activities. US made missiles, NATO made rifles and machine guns, and a workshop for a production of UAVs were found in the same cave.