速報 AFP•September 21, 2019 Iran issues 'battlefield' warning as US deploys troops
Any country that attacks Iran will become the "main battlefield", the Revolutionary Guards warned Saturday after Washington ordered reinforcements to the Gulf following attacks on Saudi oil installations it blames on Tehran. Tensions escalated between arch-foes Iran and the United States after last weekend's attacks on Saudi energy giant Aramco's Abqaiq processing plant and Khurais oilfield halved the kingdom's oil output. Yemen's Huthi rebels have claimed responsibility for the strikes but the US says it has concluded the attacks involved cruise missiles from Iran and amounted to "an act of war". Washington approved the deployment of troops to Saudi Arabia at "the kingdom's request," Defence Secretary Mark Esper said, noting the forces would be "defensive in nature" and focused on air and missile defence. But Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Major General Hossein Salami said Iran was "ready for any type of scenario"
速報 Iran warns it will 'destroy aggressors' after US troop announcement
Iran is ready to destroy any country that launches an attack on its territory, a senior military official says. The commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard warned the US and its allies to "be careful and make no mistake." The comments came shortly after the US announced it was sending troops to support Iran's rival, Saudi Arabia. The US and Saudi Arabia have blamed Iran for recent attacks on two Saudi oil facilities. Iran has denied that it was involved in the attacks. Yemen's Houthi rebels, who are backed by Iran, have said they were responsible.
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Germany Offended By Ukrainian President's Remarks on Angela Merkel in Call to Donald Trump - Report 14:56 29.09.2019
As US President Donald Trump is fighting off accusations of abusing power for asking his Ukrainian counterpart to probe former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential frontrunner, Joe Biden, and his son Hunter, Volodymyr Zelensky is facing consequences of his own. The phone call between US President Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart, that would have been classified, were it not for the Trump impeachment scandal; has displeased German officials who think that Volodymyr Zelensky depreciated Germany's efforts to stabilise the situation in eastern Ukraine, the Spiegel reports.
The German outlet points out that his readiness to agree with Trump in saying Chancellor Angela Merkel "doesn't do anything" about Ukraine's tensions with Russia, has offended the German government. It cites the leader of the Social Democrats (SPD), Rolf Muetzenich, as arguing that it was Angela Merkel and Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the then foreign minister that did their best not to allow the region to turn into a flashpoint of military conflict. He also noted that during the whole conversation, Trump sticks to his credo that it is better to fuel grudges than work through mutual agreement and decisions among partners