PANAGYURISHTE (BGM) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration plans to use a loophole and rising tensions with Iran to sell bombs to Saudi Arabia, even though Congress blocked such sales for months over concerns about civilian deaths in the war in Yemen, Senator Chris Murphy said on Wednesday, Reuters reported.
“I am hearing that Trump may use an obscure loophole in the Arms Control Act and notice a major new sale of bombs to Saudi Arabia (the ones they drop in Yemen) in a way that would prevent Congress from objecting. Could happen this week,” Murphy warned on Twitter.
U.S. forces bombed suspected ISIS inside Somalia — for at least the fifth time, with the latest falling Wednesday in the Golis Mountains, to the country’s far north, U.S. Africa Command announced overnight. The strike is believed to have “killed two terrorists” with “no civilian casualties”, Defense One reported.
“Our efforts to locate and eradicate ISIS leaders who control a range of Activities–from operations to financing and communications–is hitting at the heart of the organization and disrupting their ability to continue their terrorist activities,” said RDML Heidi K. Berg, director of intelligence, U.S. Africa Command.
The Kremlin announced yesterday that the deal to sell the S-400 missile defence system to Turkey is “irreversible”, MEMO reported.
“Moscow considers the United States’ position over Ankara’s purchase of the Russian systems as negative,” Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters in the capital Moscow, adding that it is not possible to accept the American positions towards Turkey with regards to the deal.
Turkish Defence Minister, Hulusi Akar, announced on Tuesday that a Turkish military force had headed to Russia to begin training on the use of the S-400 military defence system.
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Source: Defense One, Reuters, MEMO