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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued Law 42, extending this period from 30 days to a year and adding other amendments including giving claimants more time to appeal verdicts, and letting them do so through the normal courts instead of through a dedicated judicial committee.
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.”
“If the port at Hodeida is destroyed, that could create an absolutely catastrophic situation. The fighting must stop, a political debate must begin, and we must prepare a massive humanitarian response to avoid the worst next year,” UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned.
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.
“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.
South Korea FM Kang Kyung-wha: “We were notified by the United States that North Korea explained that (the meeting) should be postponed because both sides have busy schedules. I think it would be excessive to read too much into the postponement of the meeting.”