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Iran successfully tests ballistic missile – report
Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency is reporting that the country’s Revolutionary Guard has successfully tested a ballistic missile. The Thursday report quotes Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, chief of the Guard’s airspace division, as saying the missile destroyed target from a distance of 250km. The report says the sea-launched ballistic missile dubbed Hormoz 2 was tested last week. (AP)
China urges US to stop hacking other countries following #Vault7 release
Beijing has called on the US to stop its hacking practices against China and other countries, following a WikiLeaks release which reportedly exposes the CIA’s extensive hacking capabilities and lists Chinese routers as targets. “We urge the US side to stop listening in, monitoring, stealing secrets and internet hacking against China and other countries,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said during a Thursday news conference, as cited by Reuters.
South Korea’s government decided to deploy the US THAAD system
Lotte Group approved a land swap with the South Korea’s gov. on Monday that will enable authorities to deploy a controversial US missile defense system, the defense ministry said. The government decided last year to deploy the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system, in response to North Korea’s missile threat, on land that is owned by Lotte in the Seongju region, southeast of Seoul. South Korea has said it and the US aim to make the system operational by the end of the year. China objects to the deployment of the system in South Korea saying it will undermine the regional security balance. (Reuters)
Russian Defense Ministry Creates Propaganda Force
Russia has created a new military force to conduct “information operations” against Russia’s foes, the Interfax news agency reported Feb. 22.
“Propaganda should be smart, competent and effective,” Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said, announcing the new force.
Shoigu did not say whether the “information operations forces” would be under the command of one of Russia’s main military branches or whether they would operate independently.
Russian ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin dead
The Russian Foreign Ministry deeply regrets to announce that Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin has died suddenly in New York on February 20, a day ahead of his 65th birthday. The outstanding Russian diplomat died in harness. We offer sincere condolences to the family of Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin. “A prominent Russian diplomat has passed away while at work. We’d like to express our sincere condolences to Vitaly Churkin’s family” the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on its official website.
The Navy’s Future Swarm “Ghost Fleet”
The Navy is working hard to advance an emerging “ghost fleet” concept wherein multiple surface, air and undersea drones operate in a synchronized fashion to conduct a wide-range of combat missions without placing sailors and marines at risk. “We want to have multiple systems teaming and working together, surface, air and undersea” Capt. Jon Rucker, program manager, Unmanned Maritime Systems, PEO LCS, said at the recent Surface Navy Association.
Rucker explained that the Pentagon and Navy are advancing this drone-fleet concept help to search and destroy mines, swarm and attack enemies, deliver supplies and conduct intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance missions, among other things.
German FM Steinmeier visiting disarmament zone in Colombia
BOGOTA, Colombia – Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier visited the South American country on Friday (13 January) to further Germany’s support for the peace process. During his visit, he opened the German-Colombian Peace Institute. In his speech at the event, Steinmeier said: “With this peace agreement, Colombia is sending a message to other virtually irresolvable conflicts. And this message is that peace is possible!”
He also held political talks with his Colombian counterpart María Ángela Holguín and President Juan Manuel Santos. Also, Steinmeier travelled to the conflict zone. In one of the 26 special zones where thousands of FARC fighters are currently due to gather to lay down their arms, he had a chance to see the implementation of the peace agreement at first hand.
Philippines protests China’s weapons installation in South China Sea
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has filed a low-key diplomatic protest with China after a U.S. think tank reported that Beijing appears to have installed anti-aircraft and anti-missile weapons on its man-made islands in the strategically vital South China Sea, said the country’s top diplomat. Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay said the diplomatic communication was issued after the report came out last month.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies report said anti-aircraft guns and weapons systems designed to guard against missile attacks appear to have been placed on all seven of China’s newly created islands. Beijing says the artificial islands are intended to boost maritime safety in the region while downplaying their military utility.