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Iran to release images ‘proving US did not destroy its drone’

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By Lucia Binding, news reporter Iran has said it will release drone images that disprove President Donald Trump’s claims that a US warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it ignored warnings to back off. The incident escalated tensions between the countries, less than a month after Iran downed an American Read More

NATO-linked pundits say Russia is set for ‘regional war’ in Europe, but do the facts back it up?

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A pair of German pundits, including a retired top NATO officer, tried their best to warn the world about nuclear-weapons-wielding Russia, but it was in fact the West that did everything to threaten Moscow, experts told RT. There’s no shortage of expert pieces these days that sound the alarm over Russia’s “assertive” policies, with the Read More

China threatens to sever ties with any US firm linked to selling weapons to Taiwan

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The Chinese foreign ministry has warned that American firms would be banned from doing business in China if they are involved in any arms deals with Taiwan. “In order to safeguard national interests, China will impose sanctions on US companies involved in arms sales to Taiwan,” foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters on Monday. Read More

India & Russia will use their national currencies for defense deals to bypass US sanctions – report

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Russia and one of the biggest importers of its weapons, India, have decided to use their national currencies to transfer payments for massive defense deals in order to skirt possible US sanctions, according to Bloomberg. Moscow and New Delhi have been boosting their arms trade in recent months, with Russia selling submarines, ships, tanks and Read More

Russian S-400 benefits NATO, US should do what strategic partnership entails – Erdogan

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Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan said NATO “should be happy” that a member state was beefing up security, even with Russia’s S-400 air defense system. He also called on Donald Trump to waive sanctions and sell Turkey fighter jets. If Turkey “will become stronger in its security area, who will also be stronger? This will strengthen Read More

Pentagon wants to secure supply of rare earths after Chinese threats to cut exports – report

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The Pentagon has been looking into US miners’ capabilities to produce rare earth metals, according to Reuters. It comes after Beijing signaled it may restrict exports of the vital materials amid the trade war with Washington. The US military has asked miners to come up with plans to develop domestic rare earths mines and processing Read More

Turkey receives more S-400 parts as US holds off retaliation ‘until after coup attempt anniversary’

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Additional S-400 air defense components have arrived in Turkey, as Washington remains unusually silent while reportedly contemplating the proper timing and degree of pain it wants to inflict on its NATO ally for disobedience. An Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane landed at Murted Turkish Air Force base just outside Ankara on Saturday with the latest batch Read More

Pentagon silent on Turkey’s S-400 delivery as Congress demands immediate sanctions

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As Turkey beamed out images of Russian S-400 air defense systems being delivered, US lawmakers demanded immediate sanctions against Ankara, while the Pentagon and the State Department remained strangely silent. House Foreign Affairs Committee chair Eliot Engel (D-New York) and ranking member Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) reacted to the delivery of the missiles by declaring Read More

Exclusive: Pentagon races to track U.S. rare earths output amid China trade dispute

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(Reuters) – The Pentagon is rapidly assessing the United States’ rare earths capability in a race to secure stable supply of the specialized material amid the country’s trade conflict with China, which controls the rare earths industry, according to a government document seen by Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Samples of rare earth minerals from left: Cerium Read More

‘Don’t play with fire’: Beijing warns US over Taiwan

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China strongly warned Washington against shipping weapons to Taiwan, and urged the US to consider the “gravity” of the issue after the Pentagon authorized selling tanks to Taipei. Foreign Minister Wang Yi blasted Washington for allowing arm sales to Taiwan during his trip to Hungary on Friday. “We urge the US to fully recognize the Read More