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Castle Journal - Nadeemy Haded

A lengthy report published by the Washington Institute for Middle East Studies on what he called "the shadow war between North Korea and Israel", revealing several incidents and hidden events very exciting.

In a report entitled "The Shadow War between North Korea and Israel," US expert Jay Solomon detailed what he saw as a covert war since the 1960s between North Korea and Israel, echoing Israel's failed secret attempts to co-opt North Korea.

"Rumors circulated in North Korea at one point that the Mossad was active in conducting sabotage operations targeting North Korea. In the spring of 2004, a North Korean train traveling near the Chinese border was hit by a massive explosion that killed more than 100 people," the expert said. 50 people. "

It quoted Asian press reports claiming at the time that "Syrian soldiers were among the victims," ​​and speculation that "Israeli spies targeted the train to disrupt Pyongyang's missile exports."

Solomon, however, commented on this exciting information, pointing out that he could not confirm, despite his shuttle flights in this regard between Seoul and Tel Aviv.

Another very interesting thing, according to Chinese press reports, was that in June 1973, Pyongyang sent a "North Korean Air Force mission of 20 experienced fighter pilots who had conducted sorties against US forces on the Korean Peninsula."

When the war broke out in 1973, the US expert said, "Israeli soldiers talked about clashes with North Korean warplanes over Sinai." "Mig is led by two North Korean pilots."

"In the months following the October war, Israeli military intelligence spotted conversations among Syrian aircraft commanders in language that clearly did not appear to be original in the Middle East or the Syrian Arab Republic," the expert claimed.

In the same context, he said, Israeli officials made efforts to identify "these mysterious fighter pilots," and for that they sent "captured calls to the Pentagon for analysis. They were stunned by the response they received from Washington. The Americans reported that they were North Koreans attached to the Syrian army."

Source: washingtoninstitute

 

BERLIN (Reuters) - Syria has been arrested on suspicion of hijacking a truck and ramming several cars in western Germany on Monday evening, German prosecutors said on Tuesday.

German media quoted security officials as saying the incident in Limburg was being treated as a terrorist act.

Prosecutor Ralph Paddle declined to comment on the motive behind the attack on Tuesday, saying it was being treated as attempted murder. He said the truck hit eight cars in the city north of Frankfurt.

The 32-year-old man is due to appear before a judge who will decide whether to issue a formal arrest warrant.

Padell said police searched two addresses linked to the suspect and confiscated mobile phones and storage units. "We cannot provide details about the motive," he said.

On Monday evening (October 7th), 16 people were injured by a red light truck thief who was hit by cars in the center of Limburg in western Germany.

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House's refusal to cooperate with Congress in investigating possible moves to isolate President Donald Trump is "an attempt to conceal facts illegally," the US House of Representatives said on Tuesday.

Council President Nancy Pelosi said in a statement on Tuesday that the White House's declaration of refusal to cooperate was "simply another attempt to hide the facts about the shameful efforts of the Trump administration to pressure foreign powers to intervene in the 2020 elections."

The White House told Congress that it refuses to cooperate with the ongoing investigation in the House of Representatives, considering that this investigation lacks constitutional legitimacy.

"Your investigation lacks the foundations of constitutional legitimacy or the slightest impartiality of neutrality," White House lawyer Pat Cipoloni said in a letter to Pelosi, adding that under these circumstances, "President Trump will not allow his administration to participate in this biased investigation."

"You are trying to cancel the results of the 2016 elections and deprive the Americans of the president they freely chose," Siboloni said.

"In light of the many gaps we have identified in your procedures, we hope that you will abandon your current vain efforts to launch isolation measures and join the president in focusing on the many goals that matter to Americans," he said.

The White House protested in particular that the House of Representatives did not hold a formal vote to launch the investigation.

Source: AFP

 

The Yemeni government has applied to Washington to prevent the circulation of Yemeni antiquities and artifacts in the United States.

Yemen's Minister of Culture, Marwan Dammaj, said on Tuesday that the advisory committee of the US administration will meet, on 29 October, to discuss Yemen's request, according to the agency "Saba".

He explained that the Yemeni request comes in accordance with Article IX of the Convention of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which Yemen ended the ratification procedures in early September.

Damaj stressed that the Yemeni Embassy in Washington is making great efforts to prevent the circulation of Yemeni antiquities in the US market.

The Yemeni government has on more than one occasion accused the Houthi Ansar Allah of digging archaeological sites and selling artifacts extracted in areas under its control, which the group denies.

The Yemeni Ministry of Culture announced earlier that the Omani authorities thwarted an operation to smuggle 52 Yemeni antiquities at Al Mazyouna border crossing.

For the fifth consecutive year, Yemen has been plagued by war between pro-government forces and Houthi forces, which have controlled provinces including the capital Sanaa since 2014.

Source: Saba

 

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the organization may not find enough to pay its staff next month if member states do not pay.

Guterres told the 193-nation General Assembly's Budget Committee that without his work since January to cut spending, "we would not have the liquidity to organize" the annual meeting of world leaders last month.

"This month we will reach the biggest deficit in 10 years. We are in danger ... to enter November without enough money to cover salaries. Our actions and reforms are in danger."

The United States is the largest contributor and accounts for 22 percent of the regular budget of more than $ 3.3 billion in 2019 and covers business in political, humanitarian, disarmament, economic, social and communications affairs.

Washington owes about $ 381 million to previous budgets and $ 674 million to the current budget. The US mission to the United Nations confirmed these figures. The Mission has not yet responded to a request for comment on the timing of the payment.

US President Donald Trump has said the United States bears an unfair burden on UN costs and called for reform of the world body. Guterres works to improve the organization's operations and reduce costs.

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said 129 countries had so far this year paid up to about $ 2 billion.

Guterres said he had implemented extraordinary measures last month to cope with the shortage, including not filling vacant posts, allowing only necessary travel and canceling or postponing some meetings. FAO operations in New York, Geneva, Vienna, Nairobi and the regional commissions will be affected.

Source Sky News

 

A member of the Committee of the Russian Federation Council (Supreme Council of the Parliament) for Defense and Security Affairs, Franz Klintsevich, expressed his country's rejection of the possibility of the US withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty.

The senator said the treaty allows for the prevention of possible collisions in the atmosphere, dangerous conflicts and situations, which may "arise simply through misunderstandings."

"It is not entirely clear why the United States needs to escalate the situation and talk about withdrawing from the treaty. It is a dangerous game."

The comments came after the head of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Elliot Engel, on Tuesday, Washington's intention to withdraw from the Open Sky Treaty.

Engel said he was deeply concerned by reports that the Trump administration was considering withdrawing from the Open Sky Treaty.

The Open Skies Treaty was signed in Helsinki in March 1992.

The treaty enables signatories to gather information about each other's armed forces, and has been signed by 34 countries, including Russia and the United States.

Source: Sputnik

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong leader Kari Lam said on Tuesday that there were no plans in her administration to use emergency powers after violent protests over the weekend that challenged local government decisions.

Lam said at a weekly news conference that tourist numbers had fallen sharply as a result of the protests, which began about four months ago, and that their impact on economic data for the third quarter of the year "is certainly very bad."

She appealed to real estate developers, landlords and land owners to provide assistance to small dealers whose businesses have been affected.

"In the first six days of October, during the so-called Golden Week holiday, the number of tourists coming to Hong Kong fell by 50 percent," she said. It said retailers, restaurants, tourism and hotels were badly hit, and about 600,000 people were affected.

Hong Kong's remarks came as the Asian financial center returned to work after the weekend, metro services were partially resumed, and authorities warned residents of possible access obstacles due to widespread sabotage of infrastructure.

The protests led to Hong Kong's worst political crisis in decades, and is the biggest public challenge to Chinese President Xi Jinping since he took office in 2012.

Source: Reuters

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