The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-06-25

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 9, articles about Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Russia, Defense, Anglo-5, Latin-America, Opinions, United-States, Venezuela, Mena, Syria, Kosovo, Serbia, Yugoslavia, Iran, Nato, Ukraine.

Tags in this brief: Russia, Weapons, S-500, S500, Coup, Failure, Guaido, Maduro, Regime Change, SCF, Strategic Culture, US Imperialism, Venezuela, Al-Nusra, Sana, Syria, Terrorism, ROSTEC, Military, Humanitarian Intervention, Kosovo, NATO, Serbia, War, Yugoslavia, Khamenei, Rouhani, Sanctions, Trump, USA, Parubiy, Ukraine.

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Russia may increase annual arms exports up to $20 billion

Published 2019-06-25 22:25:35 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – Russia has yet to realize its arms export potential, which could reach $20 billion by 2024, the military analyst says. Recently, Russian President Vladimir Putin has revealed data according to which Russia has been increasing the export of military equipment over four consecutive years, approaching $16 billion a year. The total order book is US $54 billion. Analyst Igor Korotchenko, director of the International Arms Trade Analysis Center, shares his view on Russia’s plans in an interview. “I think Russia is planning to increase arms exports to $20 billion a year in the near future. I think that… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Weapons


Russian Defense Ministry unveils new S-500 generation systems

Published 2019-06-25 20:57:50 by Paul Antonopoulos in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – S-500 air defense systems will be put into service in the coming years, the Russian deputy premier said. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov has informed reporters at the 2019 military forum on plans to bring S-500 state-of-the-art air defense and anti-missile systems into service. “Successful preliminary tests have enabled the Russian Defense Ministry to make a decision to reduce the timing of the air defense system to the troops. As a result, air defense regiments will begin to receive the S-500 complexes in the next few years,” he said. “We are currently conducting step-by-step testing of the… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, S-500, S500


Dead on Arrival – A Brief Post-Mortem on the US’ Regime-Change Operation in Venezuela

Published 2019-06-25 17:53:33 by Joaquin Flores in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Latin-America, Opinions, United-States, Venezuela

From: Strategic Culture – Joaquin Flores They say hindsight is 20/20, and nothing exemplifies that more than the kind of post-mortem that can be done on the failed attempt by the US to overthrow the government of Venezuela.  Working through the lack of options that the US has in terms of regime-change in Venezuela, should lead towards a higher degree of investor confidence in the Bolivarian Republic. We understand that there are ultimately only three ways to attack a target state until it collapses: Supporting an internal coup/revolution or terrorism; Economic embargo perhaps leading to or justified by 1, and;… Continue ->

Tags: Coup, Failure, Guaido, Maduro, Regime Change, SCF, Strategic Culture, US Imperialism, Venezuela


Al-Nusra terrorists strike al-Suqaylabiyah in rocket attack

Published 2019-06-25 17:28:30 by Guest Author in Headline-News, Mena, Syria

Hama – SANA News –  Army units operating in northern Hama have responded to terrorist attacks on al-Suqaylabiyah city, destroyed rocket launch-pads and eliminated a number of terrorists in al- Latamina and Kafar Zeita in northern Hama. A source at Hama Police Command told SANA reporter that the terrorist groups positioned  in the northern countryside attacked  the residential neighborhoods in al-Suqaylabiyah with rocket shells on Tuesday, causing material damage to citizens’ houses, shops, and to public property. On Monday,  the terrorist groups fired eight rocket shells on al-Suqaylabiyah, causing damage to people’s homes, shops and to public property.  

Tags: Al-Nusra, Sana, Syria, Terrorism


Rostec reveals features of the brand new Russian reconnaissance drone Korsar

Published 2019-06-25 16:14:25 by Paul Antonopoulos in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

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MOSCOW – Korsar’s latest reconnaissance drone can fly at an altitude of more than 5,000 meters for 8 hours, the state-owned consortium Rostec said on Tuesday. A Korsar flight model is demonstrated for the first time in a way accessible to the public at the International Military Technical Forum ARMY 2019, near Moscow. According to the consortium, the Korsar can fly at an altitude of more than 5,000 meters, making it inaccessible to light weapons and many types of portable anti-aircraft missile systems. The economical engine allows the Korsar to remain in the air for up to 8 hours. The… Continue ->

Tags: ROSTEC, Russia


Deputy Foreign Minister reveals why Russian military arrived in Venezuela

Published 2019-06-25 15:38:38 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Russia, Venezuela

MOSCOW – On Tuesday, Sergei Ryabkov, deputy foreign minister of Russia, stated that Russia does not intend to increase its presence in Venezuela. The Russian military has arrived in Venezuela to carry out technical maintenance of military equipment that was previously supplied, Ryabkov said. “We are doing a planned work that does not aim to increase our presence there,” Tyabkov said. “To be rigorous, this is not even a presence, but only compliance with existing maintenance contracts. This equipment, especially the complex, would not work. All of this is routine work,” he said in the Federation Council (upper house of… Continue ->

Tags: Military, Russia, Venezuela


The Balkans and Their Consequences – Serbia in Focus, A Veritable Tinderbox

Published 2019-06-25 12:57:52 by Guest Author in Eurasia, Headline-News, Kosovo, Opinions, Serbia, Yugoslavia

By Aleksandar Pavic – from Strategic Culture – Where to start with today’s Balkans… Now, or almost three decades ago, when the victorious West decided, as its strategic and ideological foe disintegrated, that it could fearlessly flout the post-WW II international order standing on the key pillars of respect for the territorial integrity of states and non-interference in their internal affairs as laid out in the UN Charter and the Helsinki Accords, and went about the bloody business of breaking up Yugoslavia (with Germany taking the lead). So, yes, the seeds of today’s intractable instability were indeed sown at the… Continue ->

Tags: Humanitarian Intervention, Kosovo, NATO, Serbia, War, Yugoslavia


Iranian President: White House suffers from “mental retardation”

Published 2019-06-25 12:34:37 by Joaquin Flores in Headline-News, Iran, Mena, United-States

TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sharply criticized the US administration after it introduced new sanctions against the political and military leadership of the Islamic Republic. The head of the Iranian government (the posts of president and prime minister in Iran are combined) called the new sanctions “outrageous and idiotic”, and the White House and its current owner, according to Rouhani, “suffer from mental retardation.” In a speech that was broadcast live on Iran’s state television today, June 25, Rouhani said that personal sanctions by the United States against Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei were “useless” because he had no financial assets… Continue ->

Tags: Khamenei, Rouhani, Sanctions, Trump, USA


Ukraine aims to join NATO ‘despite’ election results – Meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Inter-Parliamentary Council continues in Lviv

Published 2019-06-25 12:10:07 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Nato, Ukraine

LVIV – The meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Inter-Parliamentary Council began on Monday in Lviv. Speaking with a welcoming speech to the participants of the event, the chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Parubiy noted that the meeting of the council was held at a difficult time for Ukraine to change the government – after the presidential elections and before the parliamentary elections. “The way the presidential elections were held showed that Ukraine is a modern European state in terms of openness and competitiveness. And I am convinced that parliamentary elections will be held in the same spirit, ” said Parubiy…. Continue ->

Tags: NATO, Parubiy, Russia, Ukraine


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