At least three members of the so-called civil defense group White Helmets have been killed while transporting a shipment of explosives inside an ambulance in Syria’s west-central province of Hama, amid reports that they are preparing to carry out terrorist and chemical attacks across the country in a bid to incriminate Syrian government forces and invent pretexts for possible acts of aggression on army troops.
Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi in a meeting with his Qatari counterpart invited the Arab country’s navy to attend an upcoming maritime exercise of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) as observer.
Last Tuesday, December 3, the French parliament adopted a resolution which it claims helps protect Jews from anti-Semitism, but instead adopted a piece of legislation which delegitimizes Palestinian voices and has implemented a categorically racist law against them.
European Union foreign ministers are expected to exchange views next month on whether the 28-nation bloc should recognize Palestine as a sovereign state as the US pushes ahead with pro-occupation policies undermining the prospect of the so-called two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar says his country will not back out of the procurement of the advanced Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems, and is currently in contact with its NATO allies, particularly the United States, to work out a solution to the matter.