US attempt to unleash anarchy in Iran has failed – Tehran — RT World News

5 Nov, 2022 18:40

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US attempt to unleash anarchy in Iran has failed – Tehran

US-backed destabilization campaign didn’t succeed, president told students

US attempt to unleash anarchy in Iran has failed – Tehran

Iranians burn US and Israeli symbols to celebrate the National Day Against Global Arrogance ©  Getty Images / Contributor#072019

The US has tried to destabilize Iran like it did to Libya and Syria, by encouraging unrest and riots in the guise of legitimate protests, President Ebrahim Raisi told a group of students on Saturday, adding that the effort had failed and his country was safe.

Speaking to the participants of elite Path of Progress academic camps, the Iranian president said “Americans and our enemies sought to make the country insecure by implementing examples of their work in Libya and Syria, but they achieved nothing except failure.

He stressed that “unrest and attempts to disrupt the country” were qualitatively different from “protests,” Raisi observed that “rioters and those who create insecurity must be dealt with decisively.”

Alluding to “advancements” not widely known even to Iranian elites, the president boasted that the country’s best researchers had “succeeded in advancing the country in the face of restrictions and sanctions,” triggering jealousy on the part of Tehran’s adversaries. 

US is not invincible – Iran

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On Friday Iranians celebrated the National Day against Global Arrogance, the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the US Embassy in Tehran, a key event in the revolution that birthed the Islamic Republic. Thousands of Iranians took to the streets in support of their government.

The US backed militant opposition groups in Libya and Syria in its efforts to impose regime change on those countries, two of the “seven countries in five years” US General Wesley Clark infamously revealed Washington was seeking to overthrow under the Bush administration.

While Libya, once boasting the highest standard of living in Africa, quickly descended into failed-state status following the brutal murder of Muammar Gaddafi, Syrian President Bashar Assad has managed to survive – politically and literally – with help from Iran and Russia.

While Iran was also on Clark’s regime-change to-do list, the US has largely relied upon funding civil society groups rather than overtly backing terrorists in its efforts to topple the state. Tehran has accused the US and UK of direct involvement in recent riots under the guise of protesting the death of Mahsa Amini, the 22-year-old Kurdish woman who died in police custody after she was detained for wearing her hijab improperly. While the demonstrators claim she was beaten, CCTV footage shows no such assault, and a coroner ruled her death the result of an illness.

READ MORE: White House explains Biden’s regime change comment

After US President Joe Biden declared on Thursday, “we’re going to free Iran,” President Raisi retorded that Iran had been freed 43 years ago.

Iran says it supplied drones to Russia before Ukraine conflict — RT World News

5 Nov, 2022 16:12

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Iran says it supplied drones to Russia before Ukraine conflict

Tehran acknowledges it had provided Moscow with a “small number” of UAVs but denies ever supplying missiles

Iran says it supplied drones to Russia before Ukraine conflict

Iranian military ‘kamikaze’ drones are seen during a two-day UAV drill on August 24, 2022, at an undisclosed location in Iran © AFP / AFP PHOTO/HO/IRANIAN ARMY OFFICE

Iran has acknowledged for the first time it handed over military drones to Russia, claiming, however, that the shipments were completed before the Ukraine conflict broke out in late February.

Tehran also denied claims that it had provided Moscow with missiles.

Iranian state news agency, IRNA, cites Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian as saying “This fuss made by some Western countries, that Iran has provided missiles and drones to Russia to help the war in Ukraine – the missile part is completely wrong.”

The diplomat explained that the “drone part is true, and we provided Russia with a small number of drones months before the Ukraine war.”

Amirabdollahian also claimed that Tehran and Kiev had agreed two weeks ago to hold discussions on alleged instances of Russian troops using Iranian weapons. According to the minister, the Ukrainian delegation pulled out of the planned meeting at the last minute, however.

The diplomat also gave assurances that Tehran would “not remain indifferent” if evidence was presented that proves the Russian military is using Iranian drones in Ukraine. 

Ukrainian-made part found in ‘Iranian drone’ – Kiev

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Reuters reported that the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry had not immediately replied to a request for comment.

In early October, Russia launched a massive campaign of airstrikes targeting major Ukrainian cities, with particular emphasis on power plants and other critical infrastructure. These attacks involved missiles as well as so-called ‘kamikaze’ drones.

The Ukrainian government claims the Russian military has been increasingly relying on Iranian-made Shahed-136 UAVs to conduct such strikes – which Moscow denies.

Kiev was making similar allegations about Tehran’s alleged involvement as early as in September, with Ukraine downgrading its diplomatic relations with Iran later that month.

In mid-October, Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba proposed severing ties with the Islamic Republic altogether.

The EU and the UK were quick to side with Ukraine on the issue, and last month slapped additional punitive measures on the already heavily sanctioned Iran.

Ukraine round-up: Power and water hit as grain ships call Russian bluff – BBC News

Power and water supplies across Ukraine have been badly affected after Russia launched dozens of missiles on Monday targeting critical facilities...

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said the strikes were partly in response to a drone attack on its Black Sea Fleet in annexed Crimea, which Moscow blames on Ukraine. Kyiv has not said it carried out the attack…

Pentagon tracking ‘explosions’ in Sevastopol – senior U.S. military official

Pentagon tracking 'explosions' in Sevastopol – senior U.S. military official

Pentagon tracking ‘explosions’ in Sevastopol – senior U.S. military official

01.11.2022 06:38

The U.S. Department of Defense is “tracking reports of an alleged attack against Russian navy vessels in Sevastopol,” a city in Crimea on the Black Sea.

A senior U.S. military official told this to reporters on Monday, October 31, Ukrinform reports, citing CNN.

“We do assess that there were explosions there, but I’m not going to have a damage assessment to share nor am I going to have any further information to provide in terms of what may have caused these explosions,” the official said.

Russia “continues to conduct missile strikes against Ukraine’s infrastructure to include their power grid, which has caused widespread power outages,” the official added.Read also: Russia had long planned to drop “grain deal” – disinfo watchdog

On October 29, explosions rang out in the temporarily occupied city of Sevastopol, Crimea. Further reports clarified that the blasts occurred in the Sevastopol Bay, where the Russian Black Sea Fleet has a base. Ukraine did not confirm its involvement in the explosions.

Commission of Inquiry Finds that the Israeli Occupation Is Unlawful Under International Law – Counter Information

There are reasonable grounds to conclude that the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory is now unlawful under international law due to its permanence and the Israeli Government’s de-facto annexation policies, according to the first report to the General Assembly issued today by the United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and Israel.

Underlining that under international humanitarian law the occupation of territory in wartime is a temporary situation and does not deprive the occupied Power of its statehood nor its sovereignty, the three-person Commission called on the General Assembly to request an urgent Advisory Opinion from the International Court of Justice on the legal consequences of Israel’s continued refusal to end its occupation of the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

“Recent statements by the Secretary-General and numerous member States have clearly indicated that any attempt at unilateral annexation of a State’s territory by another State is a violation of international law and is null and void; 143 member States including Israel last week voted in favour of a General Assembly resolution reaffirming this”, stated Navi Pillay, Chair of the Commission. “Unless universally applied, including to the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, this core principle of the United Nations Charter will become meaningless”, she added.

In reaching its findings, the Commission reviewed the policies and actions employed by the Governments of Israel to maintain the occupation, and annex parts of the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The Commission’s review was based on interviews with experts and stakeholders, and submissions received following a call for submissions issued on 22 September 2021…

Ukraine updates: ‘Mass deportation’ underway in Kherson – DW – 10/20/2022

Ukrainian officials accused Russia of trying to provoke unrest in the Kherson region. Meanwhile, Moscow has sowed doubt over the future of Black Sea grain deal. DW has the latest.

Putin imposes ‘martial law’ in temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine

Comment by tonytran2015: This is a trick to force the relocation of the occupied population to Russia and to dismantle infrastructures in occupied territory.

Putin imposes ‘martial law’ in temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine

Putin imposes ‘martial law’ in temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin signed a
decree on the imposition of “martial law” in the temporarily occupied
territories of Ukraine: the puppet “DPR” and “LPR” and captured parts of
Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions.
As Ukrinform reports with reference to Meduza online
media outlet, Putin explained, speaking at the Russia’s Security
Council meeting via video link, that the martial law regime had been
imposed on those territories even before they “joined Russia.” “Now we
need to legitimize this regime within the framework of Russian
legislation,” Putin said.

He also announced that the heads of the occupation administrations would be given additional powers to “ensure security”.

It is clarified that the document will be immediately sent to the Federation Council.

The day before, insiders reported that senators of the Russian
Federation Council were instructed to stay at work on Wednesday.
Approval of Putin’s decision is a responsibility of the Federation


Ukraine makes breakthrough in south against Russia – BBC News

…A Russian defence ministry spokesman, Igor Konashenkov, said “numerically superior” Ukrainian tanks had “driven a deep wedge” south of Zolota Balka, a village that marked the previous front line on the Dnipro. He claimed the Russians had killed about 130 Ukrainian troops in that fighting…

National Guard members destroy Russia’s ‘elite’ unit in Donetsk region

National Guard members destroy Russia’s ‘elite’ unit in Donetsk region

National Guard members destroy Russia’s ‘elite’ unit in Donetsk region


In Donetsk region, special forces of the National Guard of Ukraine (NGU) have destroyed Russia’s ‘elite’ unit.
The press service of the National Guard of Ukraine informed this on YouTube, uploading a relevant video, Ukrinform reports.

“One of the special units of the National Guard, performing combat
missions in Donetsk region, destroyed an elite unit of the Russian
Federation,” the NGU said.

As reported by Ukrinform, the rapid reaction brigade of the National
Guard of Ukraine captured a new trophy near Lyman – Russia’s T-72B3


Putin’s mobilization will further upend Russian economy – POLITICO

Putin's mobilization will further upend Russian economy - POLITICO

Putin’s mobilization will further upend Russian economy – POLITICO

Russian President Vladimir Putin may well
succeed in mobilizing the 300,000 reservists he says he needs for the
war in Ukraine — but since his announcement, some 360,000 men have
already traveled to Georgia and Kazakhstan to escape this fate, and
countless others have made their way to other countries.
This will have a significant impact on the Russian economy, Ukrinform reports, citing POLITICO.

“The more the Kremlin mobilizes, the more men will try to leave the
country, and that has massive implications for all manner of Russian
workplaces, and consequently, the economy,” the media outlet said.

With so many men gone, or about to pack their bags, sectors critical
to the functioning of society — from factories to internet providers —
are at risk of serious disruption. And Russia has no plan in place to
deal with this.

POLITICO explains that Russia has no set system for the continuity of
its society during wartime. By contrast, Russia’s neighbors Sweden and
Finland have long maintained such detailed plans for how to keep society
going in case of war, and it involves more than, say, engineers
staffing nuclear power plants.

Read also: Putin’s rapid recognition of problems with mobilization a sign of its ineffectiveness – British intelligence

During the Cold War, Sweden operated a plan featuring so-called “war
placement” for scores of workers who would, in case of war, remain in
their civilian jobs or take on government tasks with similar functions.

Had Sweden or Finland been invaded during the Cold War, a core of
factory workers would have kept up civilian and military production. A
core of journalists would have continued informing the public. A core of
doctors, nurses, teachers, supermarket workers, train engineers and
lorry drivers would have made sure the population was fed and able to
access necessities.

As demonstrated by the haphazard way in which men are currently being
mobilized, however, it is clear that Russia has no such
continuity-of-society plan. There aren’t enough women who can quickly
step in and take on the jobs of the men who have been mobilized and have
fled the country.

“The mobilization is happening randomly, and because of that, it will
hit the economy. Maybe not on the first day, but the economy can’t just
keep going without these men and the men who’ve fled,” the news outlet
quoted retired Lieutenant General Arto Räty, a former permanent
secretary of Finland’s Ministry of Defense, as saying.

On September 21, Putin declared a “partial mobilization,” whereas
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that 300,000 reservists
would be called up as part of the campaign.