Russian Fighter Jets Over Europe; Iran Provokes Iraq and US; Chinese Soldiers in Hong Kong
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on October 7 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
Russian military to perform observation flights over Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovakia
A team of Russian inspectors will perform observation flights over Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia in a period from October 7 to 10, and a joint German-US mission will make a flight over Russia, the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper reported on Sunday citing Sergei Ryzhkov, the head of Russia’s Nuclear Risk Reduction Center.
“As part of the implementation of the 2011 Vienna Document on Confidence and Security-Building Measures, a Russian team of inspectors plans to inspect an area over Switzerland to verify the scale of military activities as notified or the lack of any. The area to be surveyed is about 16,000 square kilometers. As part of inspection, the Russian specialists will visit training grounds and will be briefed about army units deployed in this area,” he said.
Russian inspectors also plan to make an observation flight over an area of about 16,000 square kilometers in the Czech Republic over the same period. Apart from that, the Russian inspectors will perform an observation flight onboard a Russian An-30B plane over Slovakia to a maximum distance of 1,170 kilometers.
“In a period from October 7 through 11, a joint mission of Germany and the United States will perform an observations flight over Russia onboard a Swedish SAAB-340B plane from the Kubinka airfield under the Open Skies Treaty. The flight will be performed along the route agreed upon with the Russia side. Russian specialists will be on board the plane to monitor compliance with the provisions of the treaty,” Ryzhkov was quoted as saying.
Iranian media calls on Iraqis to takeover U.S. embassy amid protests
An Iranian newspaper linked to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on Iraqis to seize the US embassy in Baghdad, in a move similar to the takeover of the US embassy in Tehran during the Iranian revolution of 1979, according to Radio Farda.
“Historical evidence has shown that US embassies in all countries, even in friendly and allied countries, are the focus of conspiracy. The US Embassy in Iran is a clear and exemplary example of this bitter reality,” wrote Hossein Shariatmadari, the editor of the Kayhan newspaper, in reference to the former US embassy that was taken over and held hostage during the revolution in 1979.
Documents found in the embassy in 1979 “revealed the betrayal of some Iranian political figures and exposed the countless US crimes in Iran and some other countries in the region,” according to Kayhan.
The author of the Kayhan article asked “young Iraqi revolutionary believers” why they don’t “end the presence of the US Embassy in Baghdad, the same espionage and conspiracy center against the oppressed Iraqi people.”
Chinese soldiers in Hong Kong warn protesters as emergency rules fail to quell unrest
Chinese soldiers issued a warning to Hong Kong protesters on Sunday who shone lasers at their barracks in the city, in the first direct interaction with mainland military forces in four months of anti-government demonstrations, Reuters reported.
The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) garrison in Kowloon district warned a crowd of a few hundred protesters they could be arrested for targeting its troops and barracks walls with laser lights.
One officer shouted through a loudhailer in broken Cantonese – the main language of Hong Kong – “Bear consequences for your actions.”
The stand-off with the PLA came after rallies attended by tens of thousands of protesters earlier on Sunday ended in violent clashes in several locations. Police fired tear gas and baton-charged the crowds, while some demonstrators threw bricks and petrol bombs at police as night fell.
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Source: TASS, TJP, Reuters