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Turkey has the right to carry out military operations not only in Syria, but in any other country, which is hosting terror groups that threaten the Turkish state, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. TrendsSyria-Turkey“Turkey has every right to conduct operations in Syria and the places where terror organizations are nested with regards to the struggle against the threats that Turkey faces,” Erdogan was cited as saying by the Hurriyet newspaper.
Moscow is planning to boost the strategic positions of its navy in the Black Sea in response to NATO’s “inadmissible” expansion towards Russian borders.According to a newly-revised version of the Russian Navy’s doctrine published Sunday on the country’s official navy website, “strategic Russian positions” near the Crimean peninsula in the Black Sea will receive reinforcements and infrastructure improvements.The updated doctrine states that Russia also aims at “guaranteeing an adequate military naval presence” in the Atlantic, as well as the Mediterranean, in a “permanent manner.”
Washington has blocked the final document of a UN conference that reviewed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, accusing Egypt of manipulating the gathering to target Israel. Moscow has slammed the US for rendering the four-week meeting futile.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A large number of Russian companies are taking action to boost cooperation with Iran as several large delegations from European states are due to arrive in Iran in coming weeks to win a major share of the country’s market after the recent agreement in Vienna.Several Russian energy companies, including Lukoil energy firm, have voiced their readiness to return to Iran’s market, the Business Insider reported.
Head of Lukoil Giant Oil Company Vagit Alekperov said that his company was eager to return to Iran as soon as the western sanctions will be lifted.
TEHRAN (FNA)- India is willing to make huge investments in economic and infrastructural projects of Iran’s Southeastern port city of Chabahar following the recent agreement between Tehran and six world powers, Iranian Ambassador to New Delhi Gholamreza Ansari announced on Sunday.”Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has proposed a multi-billion-dollar investment in Iran’s infrastructural projects, including development of Chabahar strategic port, which has been welcomed by the Indian side,” Ansari said.
In May, Iranian Road and Urban Development Minister Abbas Akhoundi announced that Tehran and New Delhi have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to pave the ground for India’s 195-mln-dollar investment in Iran to develop Chabahar.
South Korean spy ‘killed himself’ and left note denying citizen’s phones were tapped | Daily Mail Online
A South Korean intelligence agent found dead in an apparent suicide left a note denying his team had used spyware to tap the mobile phones and computers of private citizens in the latest scandal involving the spy agency. The 46-year-old spy was found dead in his car parked on a hill in Yongin, just south of Seoul on Saturday.In his note, revealed by police on Sunday, the agent said the intelligence service ‘really didn’t’ spy on civilians or on political activity related to elections.
There is no reason why Saudi Arabia should not buy Russian weapons and nothing could interfere with Moscow selling its arms to Riyadh, the Kingdom’s Foreign Minister, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, told RT Arabic.
The newly signed memorandum serves as a prolongation and activation of previously signed similar documents, the minister said. The purchase now depends on the position of the armed forces of Saudi Arabia and the result of bilateral negotiations.
In the meantime, military experts of both sides are studying the issue.