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Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak: “Russia is not the sole owner of the Black Sea, because there are Alliance member countries there, they have their interests there. Our capabilities are greater there than in the Sea of Azov, and our ability to respond is also much greater.”
The Korean Marine Exchange Program (KMEP) violated a Sept. 19 agreement signed by North and South Korea that called for a halt to “all hostile acts,” said the Rodong Sinmun, North Korea’s official party newspaper.
Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: “Every action, without exception, has a price. If you can’t handle the price you cannot lead. And I can handle the price.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump greeted each other and shook hands at the Arc de Triomphe where world leaders gathered to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that brought World War One to an end, Russian television showed.
“We gave the tapes. We gave them to Saudi Arabia, to the United States, Germans, French and British, all of them. They have listened to all the conversations in them. They know,” Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
“The Palermo conference is a fundamental step in the goal of stabilising Libya and for the security of the entire Mediterranean”, Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said this week.
“Hodeida is at risk of being obliterated,” said Mohamed Abdi of the Norwegian Refugee Council. “We are now warning that by allowing this to go on, parties to the conflict and their international backers will be responsible for the death, injury and suffering of millions of people.”
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said: “We will not accept any restrictions on our freedom of operation.” High-ranking Israeli military officials justify this by saying that if they were to inform Russia in advance, it could result in information leaks.
Western officials and Ghani’s government view the Moscow meeting with some suspicion, seeing it as an attempt by Russia to push its way into a process that they say must be led by Afghanistan.
“Of course if such cases are confirmed, whether it be in the Netherlands or in Austria, it can’t improve the relationship between the EU and Russia,” Sebastian Kurz told reporters in Vienna.