Iran would respond to any Israeli attack; New American defense bill; Turkey deported terrorists

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Iran vows ‘crushing response’ to any Israeli attack

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Abbas Mousavi warned on Monday that Tehran would respond with “crushing blow” to any Israeli attack against it.

Mousavi described the recent series of threats against Iran by Israeli officials as a “sign of weakness and impotence” and an attempt “to cover up the crises and domestic problems of the occupation (Israeli)leaders”.

He stressed that Iran will not hesitate for a moment to defend its existence and security and will respond with a “crushing blow” to “any aggression or foolhardy action”.

U.S. lawmakers reach deal on massive defence bill, eye Russia, Turkey, China

U.S. lawmakers announced an agreement on Monday on a $738-billion bill setting policy for the Department of Defense, including new measures for competing with Russia and China, family leave for federal workers and the creation of President Donald Trump’s long-desired Space Force.

It also calls for sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of a Russian missile defence system, and a tough response to North Korea’s efforts to develop nuclear weapons.

The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate Armed Services Committees agreed on a compromise version of the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, after months of negotiations. It is expected to pass before Congress leaves Washington later this month for the year-end holiday break.

The legislation includes $658.4 billion for the Department of Defense and Department of Energy national security programs, $71.5 billion to pay for ongoing foreign wars, known as “Overseas Contingency Operations” funding, and $5.3 billion in emergency funding for repairs of damage from extreme weather and natural disasters.

Turkey deports 11 French citizens over Daesh/ISIS links

Turkey deported 11 French citizens over links to the Daesh/ISIS terrorist group, the Interior Ministry announced on Monday.

The ministry statement said the extradition process continues for other foreign terrorists.

The issue of the handling of Daesh/ISIS members and their families detained in Syria — including foreign members of the terror group — has been controversial, with Turkey arguing foreign-born terrorists should be returned to their countries of origin.

Ankara has said several European countries turned down its efforts to send Daesh/ISIS members back to their countries.

Turkey has so far deported 7,500 Daesh/ISIS members, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said last week, adding that there are currently 1,149 Daesh/ISIS terrorists in Turkish prisons.

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Source: MEMO, Reuters. Yeni Safak