France: Stop the Dirty War in Yemen; Iran`s Campaign; Black Panther Tank Again; Poland Buys F-35

PANAGYURISHTE (BGM)French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian yesterday called on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to end the conflict in Yemen which he described as a “dirty war”, MEMO reported.

Le Drian’s calls come days after French Armed Forces Minister, Florence Barley, said that all her country’s efforts and those of the international community are focused on stopping the conflict in Yemen, using the term “dirty war” for the first time, AFP reported.

France has come under repeated attacked by rights groups who have called on it to stop supplies arms to Saudi, which they say are being used in its war in Yemen.

The Joint Chiefs chairman says he saw ‘multiple threat streams that were all, perhaps coming together, in time“, Defense One reported

Iran is engaged in a “campaign” against the United States unlike anything in the past 40 years, the top U.S. officer said, explaining why the Pentagon is dispatching some 900 troops and other assets to the Middle East.

Speaking Wednesday at the Brookings Institution, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford recounted the events that led to his decision.

The Korean automotive industrial giant Hyundai Rotem has announced that has restarted K2 Black Panther main battle tank production at the company’s facility in Changwon (Gyeongsangnam-do) after a two-year delay following transmission issues, Defence Blog reported.

Two first K2 tanks in new advanced version already have descended from the conveyor of a factory and will be transferred to the Korean Army. Hyundai Rotem is expected to provide the South Korean military over 100 tanks by 2021.

Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak announced May 28 that his ministry “sent a letter of request today” to the United States regarding Poland’s plan to acquire 32 F-35A fighter jets, Defense News reported.

“I care about replacing post-Soviet gear in the Polish Air Force with the most modern one,” Blaszczak said at a defense conference in Warsaw.

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