Trump threatened “a thousand times more powerful” response to Iranian attack :: Politics :: RBK

The United States has long had information about Iran’s preparation of an action of revenge for the killed General Soleimani. Trump warned the response would be much stronger than the stock itself

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Iran will receive a thousand times larger response for attempting to attack the United States, President Donald Trump warned on his Twitter.

“According to press reports, Iran may be planning an assassination or other attack on the United States in retaliation for the assassination of terrorist leader Soleimani, which was committed to prevent his planned attacks, the killing of American soldiers, for the death and suffering inflicted over so many years.” …

“The response to any attack by Iran in any form on the United States will be a blow to Iran that will be a thousand times more powerful!” – promised Trump.

On the eve of the publication Politico, reported that the Iranian authorities are planning an assassination attempt against the US Ambassador to South Africa Lana Marks in response to the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani. According to the sources of the publication, the US intelligence knew about the danger threatening Marx since the spring, but in the past few weeks more specific information about the impending attack has appeared. In particular, it became known that the Iranian embassy in South Africa may be involved in the conspiracy to assassinate the ambassador.

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Venezuelan lawyer believes that Cape Verde will “revoke” delivery of Saab to the US.

Venezuela’s lawyer in Cape Verde, Arnaldo Silva, believes that the Supreme Court of Justice (STJ) of this African country will “revoke” the decision of a lower court to authorize the extradition to the United States of the Colombian businessman Álex Saab, accused of being a front man for the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro.

In statements made to Efe, Silva was “convinced” that the STJ “has no choice but to revoke the sentence in favor of the extradition of Álex Saab”, issued on July 31 by the Barlavento Court of Appeal (TA) , based on the island of Saint Vincent, in the north of this West African island country.

Saab, 48, was arrested on June 12 when his plane stopped to refuel at the Amilcar Cabral International Airport on the northern island of Sal (the most important in Cape Verde), in response to a request from the United States. through Interpol for alleged money laundering offenses.

The Court of Appeal came to endorse with its decision of July the position already expressed previously by the Cape Verdean Government in favor of extradition, although Saab’s lawyers filed an appeal before the STJ last Friday.

Background that may favor Saab

Silva, who has powers granted by the Attorney General of the Republic of Venezuela to represent the interests of Caracas in Cape Verde in matters concerning the case, considered “various reasons” to wait for a ruling favorable to Saab.

“For now, the grounds for the TA’s ruling are practically non-existent, consisting of a simple reproduction of what the Americans put into the process,” the lawyer explained to Efe in Praia, Cape Verdean capital on the southern island of Santiago and headquarters of the STJ.

In his opinion, the Barlavento court “ignored all the efforts made by the defense and did not pronounce a word on the legal reasoning presented by it.”

Likewise, he continued, there are judgments on cases similar to Saab’s, such as that of an Iranian citizen and another Pakistani – “with the aggravation of much more serious charges” – claimed by the US and whose extradition was approved by the Leeward Court of Appeals ( Praia), but later rejected by the STJ in 2017.

“The STJ, with the same composition and the same judges as now, relied on the question of the penalties attributable to the accused in the country requesting the extradition, considering that there was no guarantee that these penalties were appropriate and adjusted to the practiced in Cape Verde for the same crimes, with the risk that both people would be sentenced to life imprisonment, “he recalled.

According to Silva, the 2017 sentence is applicable to the Saab case, so the STJ “is obliged to take that precedent into account and revoke the sentence of July 31 of the Barlavento TA, under pain of contradicting and discrediting itself.”

In its judgment of July 31, the TA assures that Saab will not incur “the death penalty or any other that may result in irreversible damage to the integrity of the person, that is, of a perpetual nature or of an indefinite duration” and that ” he will not be extradited to a third country. “

The ruling adds that the decision is also made on the principle of reciprocity, but recognizes that, due to the limitations imposed by its extradition and immigration laws, “the United States is not in a position to guarantee that same reciprocity.”

“I am convinced that the STJ will revoke the decision of the TA because that will be the most appropriate and appropriate result,” said Silva, calling the Barlavento court decision “very unfair”.

After the businessman’s arrest, Venezuela pointed out that Saab is a Venezuelan citizen and an “agent” of the Government, who was “in transit” in Cape Verde.

The defense maintains that “he had the right to personal inviolability as a special envoy from Venezuela.”

Last week, former Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón, who is a member of Saab’s legal team, accused the US of “orchestrating” the extradition of the Colombian businessman for political and electoral reasons.

Alleged laundering of hundreds and millions of dollars

Saab’s name appeared in the press when former Venezuelan prosecutor Luisa Ortega accused him in 2017 of being one of Maduro’s front men.

Saab, born in Barranquilla (Colombia) and of Lebanese origin, is related to several companies, including Group Grand Limited (GGL), accused of supplying the Maduro regime with food and supplies for the government Local Committees of Supply and Production ( CLAP).

A US government official indicated in July 2019 that with the CLAPs, which are delivered to the poorest, the Colombian businessman and three of Maduro’s stepsons apparently profited from “hundreds of millions of dollars.”

Washington also brought charges against Saab and its right-hand man, Álvaro Enrique Pulido, whom it accuses of laundering up to 350 million dollars allegedly defrauded through the exchange control system in Venezuela.

According to the United States, between November 2011 and September 2015, Saab and Pulido conspired with others to launder their illicit earnings and transfer them from Venezuela to US bank accounts, which is why Washington has jurisdiction in the case.

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The number of flights of business jets from Moscow in the early summer has doubled :: Society :: RBC

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The commercial airlines (Aeroflot, S7 and others) need to pass a complicated procedure for the organization of a flight abroad and back: to send a request through the “public Services”, to provide data on passengers to the Federal government, after which all information flows to the regional authorities and the Ministry of interior, coordinated with the Ministry of foreign Affairs, the Ministry of transport and the operational headquarters for the fight against coronavirus.

The ability to fly depends primarily on the receiving side, according to sources RBC. The EU is open only to citizens or holders of a residence permit of the countries participating in the Schengen agreement. And, for example, in order to fly to the USA, the UK, Turkey and Mexico, will be enough visas, it follows from explanations of the International air transport Association (IATA). But for flights to these countries, the Russians will have to justify the need of flights, said a source in one of the companies involved in business aviation.

Despite the easing of restrictive measures because of the coronavirus, the decision about the full resumption of scheduled and Charter flights abroad is still pending. At the meeting the Federal air transport Agency in early June, it was proposed to open air service on July 15. But not yet received the approval of the CPS, which regulates the removal of restrictions related to the mers, said the source RBC. “After we make sure that air travel in the country safe, we’re ready to release our citizens in the vast world of the ocean air. Now, I think we’re not ready for it yet,” said Friday, June 26, Minister of transport, Eugene Dietrich. He added that living hope to resume flights in July.

Dietrich announced still alive the hope for a resumption of flights abroad in July

RBC has sent requests to the press service of the Federal air transport Agency and Federal service.

As the increased number of flights

After suspension of regular international flights in Russia decreased significantly and the number of flights of business aviation, has informed RBC a source in one of the airports. The General decline in domestic and international flights in April 2020 reached about 50%. At Vnukovo-3, the number of flights on business jets fell by about 80%, in the terminal And Sheremetyevo to 48%, he said. Bi-bi-si in early April, reported that for three days of business aviation in total were recruited only 50 flights.

Since then, the number of flights of business aircraft has grown strongly: in April through Vnukovo-3 was performed on 242 flight in may — 471, and in June, already 669, told RBC representative of Vnukovo. Half were for international flights. On average, according to interlocutors RBC, on one business jet to fly three or four people. The total number of such flights through the airports of Moscow in June is about 35 a day, told RBC a source close to the aviation authorities.

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Sales Director Flight Way Eduard Simonov confirmed RBC that in June increased the demand for international flights. “Main destinations France, Italy, Croatia, Spain, UK, Turkey”, — he said. But Simonov said that the organization of flights is possible only in case if a passenger has a passport or a residence permit in the country of entry, or medical condition, either have a training or employment contract.

Aeroflot responded to the article about performing a “luxury” flights abroad

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In addition to business aviation abroad began to fly and Aeroflot. The company at least since the beginning of June operates flights from Moscow to Frankfurt, Paris, London, new York, Seoul and tel Aviv, wrote the newspaper “Vedomosti”. Flights, most of which are carried out twice a week, designed as cargo, and with the permission of the Federal air transport Agency they sold the tickets, said the sources.

Transportation of passengers over the border in the tightest of coronavirus flights Aeroflot performs subject to availability in the cabin of aircraft used for the transport of goods (medical equipment, personal protective equipment, etc.), said a company representative. According to him, the ticket for a flight from Moscow can buy only those who have permission to enter the country of destination: diplomats, citizens of this country, Russians with dual citizenship or residence permit, etc. However, the girl, who flew from Moscow to new York on the flight of “Aeroflot” on June 24, wrote that she did not need “any special documents either in work, or for medical treatment or relatives”. It was enough just regular visa B1/B2. “Planes fly, the tickets are sold. <...> “Aeroflot” flies on Sunday and Tuesday, tickets appear every week for the next few days”, — stated in the post.

The cost of flights

The cost of flights on business jet depends on the ship class. On the website aviation brokerage company Jetvip reported that the flight hour rental of a business jet, from €1,5 thousand to €14 thousand on 2 July the flight from Sheremetyevo to nice or Vienna will cost at least €13 million (out of plane). And the company business aviation “Sirius-Aero” sells tickets for flights to nice for €4.5 million per person. The organizer of Charter flights Flightaway offers flights from Vnukovo-3 to nice at an average of €18 thousand (rent of the whole ship).

A regular flight of “Aeroflot” flights to nice will cost 25,5 thousand roubles (about €330). Tickets for these flights can be booked not later than a week before departure.

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Aeroflot responded to the article about performing a “luxury” flight abroad :: Society :: RBC

According to him, in case of contact on the plane passenger has no right to enter the destination country (including Russia), airlines exhibited a fine migration service, and therefore that entitlement is “the main criterion of acceptance for carriage.”.

“Since the introduction of the procedure, not a single person entered the country of our flights, bypassing the registration process through the website services, or the procedure for obtaining special permits to enter the Russian authorities”, — said the representative of “Aeroflot”.

Entry to Russia of the majority of foreigners and persons without citizenship (except diplomats and certain other groups) is prohibited from March 18. Scheduled and Charter passenger air service between Russia and other countries suspended since 27 March, however, the flights with special permission are performed.

Mishustin has simplified the entry and exit from Russia

April 29, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin was allowed to leave Russian citizens who have second citizenship, residence permit abroad or other document confirming the right of permanent residence abroad. On 8 June the same Mishustin expanded whitelist, including the Russians, who are sent abroad to take care of sick relatives living in other States, as well as for medical treatment, work or study. The same order of the Prime Minister to enter Russia allowed foreigners, who here have close relatives in need of care, and the citizens of other countries wishing to undergo treatment at the Russian doctors.

In late may, Reuters reported that wealthy Russians are increasingly using business jets to move to other countries, where we have introduced the pandemic COVID-19 limitations has already mitigated, and the number of new infections significantly less than in Russia.

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Kim Jong-UN has postponed the plan of military action against South Korea :: Policy :: RBC

Relations between the two countries deteriorated at the beginning of June, the DPRK blasted together with South Korea’s communications and threatened to send troops into the demilitarized zone

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN has decided to postpone the plan for the implementation of military action against South Korea. He stated at the preliminary meeting of the Central military Committee of Labour party of Korea the seventh convocation, held in videoconference format.

As informs South Korean Agency Yonhap, citing the Central Telegraph Agency of Korea (KCNA), during the meeting they discussed the main projects of military policy, reports and resolutions that will be submitted to the fifth session of the Central military Committee. In addition, during the event, documents were reviewed, which reflect the “state action for further strengthening the military deterrent force of the country.”

The Kremlin urged the DPRK and South Korea to show restraint

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The relations between the DPRK and South Korea deteriorated in early June. Pyongyang stated that North Korean defectors throw into the territory of propaganda leaflets, which are subject to sharp criticism of Kim Jong-UN and the North Korean regime. Pyongyang has insisted that Seoul has prevented the spread of propaganda. The newspaper Rodong Sinmun wrote that the DPRK authorities will commit an act of vengeance and is going to take some serious action against South Korea.

The DPRK announced the severance of relations with South Korea

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USA approved the use of an Ebola drug for the treatment of coronavirus :: Society :: RBC

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Fiji authorities did not allow the landing of an aircraft for the export of Russians :: Society :: RBC

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The Republic of Fiji refused to issue a landing permit for the plane, which was supposed to take Russian tourists out of the island nation. This was reported by the Ministry of Communications in the Telegram channel.

“Flight No. UTA9033 will not be able to fly from Fiji. The Fiji authorities did not give permission to land the Russian side, ”the report said.

The Ministry of Communications said that they are currently working on other options for the evacuation of Russians from Fiji. The flight, which was supposed to take tourists from Fiji, will go first to Indonesia, then to Thailand, and from there it will return to Surgut with Russian citizens on board.

Export flight with Russians arrived from Thailand to Sakhalin

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Earlier, on April 27, the Aurora Airlines flight arrived from Thailand to Sakhalin. Onboard the Airbus A319, there were 89 Russians stuck abroad due to the cessation of international air traffic due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Due to confusion, the Federal Air Transport Agency revoked the permission to export Russians from Seoul :: Society :: RBC

Meanwhile, Kristina Minina, a tourist from Khabarovsk, who is in the capital of South Korea, told RBC that she and her six-year-old child have been in the transit zone of Seoul Airport for the eighth day, where there are about 40 people from different cities of Siberia and the Far East. “The consulate staff brought us food once – noodles, water, apples, tomatoes, four blankets for 40 people. The food is long over, people are sleeping in the transit zone. It is very cold here, small children, pregnant women, old people. We have no things – they are all in the luggage. The people of Korea handed us warm blankets, ”she said.

“The flight to Khabarovsk was canceled, as they had just reported at the embassy, ​​because they had submitted incorrect lists of who was flying to where. Now we ourselves are compiling the lists again, we decided to provide them to the embassy, ​​”Minina said.

Another tourist, Valery Naumchuk, told RBC that among the passengers there is an elderly married couple from Vladivostok. “Children of war are here with us – Gennady Piskushkov born in 1939 and Valentin Piskushkov born in 1941. They decided to fly the next flight to Khabarovsk, the flight was canceled. I’m afraid they won’t reach their homeland at all. The man said he couldn’t take it out at the airport anymore, his pressure increased due to stress. The medical assistant from the embassy gave him some four pills, ”he said.

“They say that a woman lost consciousness in her soul on April 3, she was also examined by a medical assistant,” Naumchuk added.

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Last week Russia decided to suspend the export of citizens from abroad who are stuck in other countries due to flight restrictions to combat coronavirus. Vice Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova explainedthat the authorities took a time out in order to compile lists of Russians who would like to return to their homeland. Coronavirus Headquarters pointed outthat for this you need to fill out a form on the website of public services and wait for the date of their removal to be agreed.

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin notedthat Russia has not abandoned its citizens and flights will resume from April 6. The first aircraft after the break should return Russians from Bishkek to Yekaterinburg and from Dhaka to Nizhny Novgorod on April 7. Schedule of further flights will be announced later.


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