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09 June 2015 @ 10:27 pm
Logistics 101: Where Does ISIS Get Its Guns?  

Logistics 101: Where Does ISIS Get Its Guns?

June 10, 2015 (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Since ancient times an army required significant logistical support to carry out any kind of sustained military campaign. In ancient Rome, an extensive network of roads was constructed to facilitate not only trade, but to allow Roman legions to move quickly to where they were needed, and for the supplies needed to sustain military operations to follow them in turn.
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ISIS' Supply Lines
The current conflict consuming the Middle East, particularly in Iraq and Syria where the so-called "Islamic State" (ISIS) is operating and simultaneously fighting and defeating the forces of Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Iran, we are told, is built upon a logistical network based on black market oil and ransom payments.
The fighting capacity of ISIS is that of a nation-state. It controls vast swaths of territory straddling both Syria and Iraq and not only is able to militarily defend and expand from this territory, but possesses the resources to occupy it, including the resources to administer the populations subjugated within it.
For military analysts, especially former members of Western armed forces, as well as members of the Western media who remember the convoys of trucks required for the invasions of Iraq in the 1990s and again in 2003, they surely must wonder where ISIS' trucks are today. After all, if the resources to maintain the fighting capacity exhibited by ISIS were available within Syrian and Iraqi territory alone, then certainly Syrian and Iraqi forces would also posses an equal or greater fighting capacity but they simply do not.
And were ISIS' supply lines solely confined within Syrian and Iraqi territory, then surely both Syrian and Iraqi forces would utilize their one advantage - air power - to cut front line ISIS fighters from the source of their supplies. But this is not happening and there is a good reason why.


Image: Recent maps showing ISIS' territory show obvious supply lines leading from Jordan and Turkey. Should Syria and its allies manage to cut these supply lines, one wonders just how long ISIS' so-far inexplicable winning streak would last.

ISIS' supply lines run precisely where Syrian and Iraqi air power cannot go. To the north and into NATO-member Turkey, and to the southwest into US allies Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Beyond these borders exists a logistical network that spans a region including both Eastern Europe and North Africa.
Terrorists and weapons left over from NATO's intervention in Libya in 2011 were promptly sent to Turkey and then onto Syria - coordinated by US State Department officials and intelligence agencies in Benghazi - a terrorist hotbed for decades.
The London Telegraph would report in their 2013 article, "CIA 'running arms smuggling team in Benghazi when consulate was attacked'," that:
[CNN] said that a CIA team was working in an annex near the consulate on a project to supply missiles from Libyan armouries to Syrian rebels.
Weapons have also come from Eastern Europe, with the New York Times reporting in 2013 in their article, "Arms Airlift to Syria Rebels Expands, With Aid From C.I.A.," that:
From offices at secret locations, American intelligence officers have helped the Arab governments shop for weapons, including a large procurement from Croatia, and have vetted rebel commanders and groups to determine who should receive the weapons as they arrive, according to American officials speaking on the condition of anonymity.
And while Western media sources continuously refer to ISIS and other factions operating under the banner of Al Qaeda as "rebels" or "moderates," it is clear that if billions of dollars in weapons were truly going to "moderates," they, not ISIS would be dominating the battlefield.
Recent revelations have revealed that as early as 2012 the United States Department of Defense not only anticipated the creation of a "Salafist Principality" straddling Syria and Iraq precisely where ISIS now exists, it welcomed it eagerly and contributed to the circumstances required to bring it about.

Just How Extensive Are ISIS' Supply Lines?
While many across the West play willfully ignorant as to where ISIS truly gets their supplies from in order to maintain its impressive fighting capacity, some journalists have traveled to the region and have video taped and reported on the endless convoys of trucks supplying the terrorist army.
Were these trucks traveling to and from factories in seized ISIS territory deep within Syrian and Iraqi territory? No. They were traveling from deep within Turkey, crossing the Syrian border with absolute impunity, and headed on their way with the implicit protection of nearby Turkish military forces. Attempts by Syria to attack these convoys and the terrorists flowing in with them have been met by Turkish air defenses.
Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) published the first video report from a major Western media outlet illustrating that ISIS is supplied not by "black market oil" or "hostage ransoms" but billions of dollars worth of supplies carried into Syria across NATO member Turkey's borders via hundreds of trucks a day.
The report titled, "'IS' supply channels through Turkey," confirms what has been reported by geopolitical analysts since at least as early as 2011 - that ISIS subsides on immense, multi-national state sponsorship, including, obviously, Turkey itself.
Looking at maps of ISIS-held territory and reading action reports of its offensive maneuvers throughout the region and even beyond, one might imagine hundreds of trucks a day would be required to maintain this level of fighting capacity. One could imagine similar convoys crossing into Iraq from Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Similar convoys are likely passing into Syria from Jordan.
In all, considering the realities of logistics and their timeless importance to military campaigns throughout human history, there is no other plausible explanation to ISIS's ability to wage war within Syria and Iraq besides immense resources being channeled to it from abroad.
If an army marches on its stomach, and ISIS' stomachs are full of NATO and Persian Gulf State supplies, ISIS will continue to march long and hard. The key to breaking the back of ISIS, is breaking the back of its supply lines. To do that however, and precisely why the conflict has dragged on for so long, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and others would have to eventually secure the borders and force ISIS to fight within Turkish, Jordanian, and Saudi territory - a difficult scenario to implement as nations like Turkey have created defacto buffer zones within Syrian territory which would require a direct military confrontation with Turkey itself to eliminate.
With Iran joining the fray with an alleged deployment of thousands of troops to bolster Syrian military operations, overwhelming principles of deterrence may prevent Turkey enforcing its buffer zones.
What we are currently left with is NATO literally holding the region hostage with the prospect of a catastrophic regional war in a bid to defend and perpetuate the carnage perpetrated by ISIS within Syria, fully underwritten by an immense logistical network streaming out of NATO territory itself.

NEO http://landdestroyer.blogspot.ru/2015/06/logistics-101-where-does-isis-get-its.html
Tony Cartalucci, Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher and writer, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.
 
 
 
clothcapclothcap on June 9th, 2015 09:32 pm (UTC)
US stirring chaos in Middle East through ISIL: Analyst
The United States and its allies seek to sustain the growth of the ISIL terrorist group across the Middle East to create chaos in the region and preserve the prosperity of the US military-industrial complex, says a former American intelligence linguist.
“The fact remains that the coalition forces pretty much led by the US and the British empire, England, have really been designed to maintain the growth of ISIS, not to cease its operations,” said Scott Rickard, using another acronym for the terror network.
The US military is not using its overwhelming force to destroy ISIL because the group’s demise will destroy a major source of revenue for the American military-industrial complex, Rickard told Press TV on Saturday.
ISIL’s downfall will end the US military campaign and along with it the “economic prosperity that’s coming out of this endless and perpetual war that’s really been created and funded and also perpetuated by the West,” he added.
Rickard characterized ISIL as a “mercenary force”, armed and funded by the very same coalition that has been engaged in the bombing campaign against the group for nearly 10 months.
The ISIL terrorists have been able to maintain 80 to 90 percent of territory under their control in 4 to 6 thousands of coalition sorties targeting their positions, he said.
More http://presstv.com/Detail/2015/06/09/415093/US-ISIL-war-militaryindustrial-complex
clothcapclothcap on June 9th, 2015 09:49 pm (UTC)
Libyan gains may offer ISIS a base for new attacks
By Hassan Morajea and Erin Cunningham June 6
MISURATA, Libya — As the Islamic State scores new victories in Syria and Iraq, its affiliate in Libya is also on the offensive, consolidating control of Moammar Gaddafi’s former home town and staging a bomb attack on a major city, Misurata.
The Islamic State’s growth could further destabilize a country already suffering from a devastating civil war. And Libya could offer the extremists a new base from which to launch attacks elsewhere in North Africa.
The Libyan affiliate does not occupy large amounts of territory as the Islamic State does in Syria and Iraq. But in the past few months, the local group has seized Sirte, the coastal city that was Gaddafi’s last redoubt, as well as neighborhoods in the eastern city of Derna.
A key reason for the Libyan affiliate’s expansion is the chaos that has enveloped this oil-rich nation since the 2011 Arab Spring revolt. The country has two rival governments and is rent by fighting between militias that emerged from the anti-Gaddafi struggle.
Although the Islamic State claims allies in many countries, the Libya branch is especially close to the main organization. Its core fighters in Libya are veterans of the Syrian civil war.
Security experts estimate there are as many as 3,000 fighters loyal to the Islamic State in Libya. The country has become one of the primary locations to train with the group outside of Syria and Iraq. Volunteers from Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and other countries have flocked here to fight with the extremists and other jihadist organizations. The Islamic State also has succeeded in pulling away members of other Libyan extremist groups.
In the latest signs of their growing strength, Islamic State fighters last month seized the airport and an adjacent air base in Sirte, where they have controlled most government institutions since February. The militants also took over the nearby headquarters of a mammoth network of pipes that pump fresh water to Libyan cities.
Then, on May 31, the militants dispatched a Tunisian suicide bomber to Misurata, 170 miles west of Sirte. He rammed his vehicle into a major security checkpoint, killing five.
Five days later, Islamic State fighters captured the town of Harawah, 46 miles east of Sirte.
Misurata’s militias gained a reputation as some of the country’s toughest fighters during the 2011 uprising. But the powerful militias have been deeply embroiled in a fight against forces aligned with Gen. Khalifa Hifter, the Libyan army chief who declared war on the country’s Islamists in 2014.
[Gen. Hifter, who is leading Libya rebellion, spent years in Northern Virginia]
The Misurata commanders have been cautious about taking on the Islamic State, even though the militias clashed with extremist fighters in Sirte. But the recent suicide bombing has prompted the commanders to shift their focus.
“They see the threat, and they are really focused on it now,” said Frederic Wehrey, a Libya expert at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Misurata’s militia leaders held meetings in Tripoli, the capital, this past week to coordinate a counterattack, according to an official from the city’s military council. Misurata sits along the coast between Tripoli and Sirte.
“The priorities have shifted,” Wehrey said. “Misurata is getting hit [by the Islamic State], and they are just down the road.”
Since the fall of Gaddafi in 2011, this city of about 500,000 — Libya’s third-largest — has enjoyed relative stability. Thanks to advanced infrastructure and the city’s port, Misurata has again established itself as a Mediterranean trade hub.
More http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/in-libyas-civil-war-the-islamic-state-shows-itself-as-the-main-threat/2015/06/06/65766592-0879-11e5-951e-8e15090d64ae_story.html
clothcapclothcap on June 9th, 2015 10:05 pm (UTC)
America Admittedly Behind ISIS "Surge"
May 25, 2015 (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Taking advantage of a Syrian military stretched thin to protect everywhere at the same time, high concentrations of well-coordinated Al Qaeda forces, based in NATO-member Turkey as well as in US-allies Jordan and Saudi Arabia, have attacked across several fronts. The tactical and strategic gains are minimal compared to the initial stages of the West's proxy war against Syria beginning in 2011, but the Western media is intentionally fanning the flames of hysteria specifically to break both support for Syria from abroad, and fracture resistance from within.
More http://landdestroyer.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/america-admittedly-behind-isis-surge.html
clothcapclothcap on June 9th, 2015 10:10 pm (UTC)
Republican People's Party Deputy Leader: Turkish Nation Wants U-Turn in Policy on Syria, Iraq
Jun 09, 2015
"The Turkish people want a revision of Ankara's policies on Syria and Iraq," Logoglu said in an interview with al-Mayadeen news channel on Tuesday after the CHP performed well in Sunday's general election.
Part of the CHP electoral base voted for the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) and other leftist parties in the recent election whose result is seen as a major loss for President Erdogan's Justice and Development (AK) Party.
"If the opposition manages to form a government, it will not interfere in any country's internal affairs and will not stand on the side of any Arab state against another country; such a government will support the choices of the regional nations, and not those of Ikhwan al-Muslimoun (Muslim Brotherhood)," he added.
Logoglu underlined that in case of being a part of the Turkish government, his party will not supply the terrorists in Syria and Iraq with arms and other assistance.
The weaker vote results for the AK Party and the major gain by the pro-Kurdish HDP party is assessed as a major reduction, if not cease, in the Turkish government's logistical aid and weapons supplies to militant factions like ISIL and al-Nusra Front in Syria and Iraq.
Preliminary results from Turkey’s parliamentary election suggest that the CHP has won over 25 percent of the vote, largely retaining the 26 percent support it received in general elections four years ago.
“We have ended an oppressive era through democratic ways. Democracy has won; Turkey has won,” CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said in a short speech after the elections.
Full http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940319001161
clothcapclothcap on June 9th, 2015 10:15 pm (UTC)
Interview with ISIS
RT UK EXCLUSIVE
Jun 9, 2015
Eisa Ali got exclusive access to ISIS detainees in Iraq to find out why they joined the terror group.



https://youtu.be/IvEVKeMsRKs
clothcapclothcap on June 9th, 2015 10:22 pm (UTC)
Syrian Army Makes Gains against ISIL Terrorists
TEHRAN (FNA)- Battles raged in over 400 locations in Syria in the weekend, and the Syrian Army has recaptured areas hit by the ISIL terrorists and now controls the border crossings with Lebanon where weapons were entering the country for the dissident group. The army was supported by the Syrian Defense Forces and by volunteers.
VIDEO http://english.farsnews.com/player.aspx?nn=13940319001263
clothcapclothcap on June 9th, 2015 10:32 pm (UTC)
Hezbollah Repels ISIL Attack in Ras Baalbeck Barrens (Updated)
Jun 9 2015 Al Manar Local Editor
Fighters of the Lebanese Resistance repelled on Tuesday an attack by militants of the Takfiri group, ISIL, in the barrens of Ras Baalbek.
Al-Manar correspondent said the attack took place at dawn, when the Takfiri terrorists tried to penetrate the defenses of the resistance in the area.
Fierce clashes erupted after the terrorists attack several posts of the resistance in Qarnat al-Samarmar and Qarnat al-Mathbaha in Ras Baalbek barrens, the correspondent said, adding the resistance fighters killed and injured a great number of the terrorists, as they destroyed two vehicles.
Later, the Resistance fighters managed to destroy five vehicles, a bulldozer and a number of motorcycles for ISIL, killing and injuring scores of terrorists and capturing 14 of their corpses.
Explosion of IEDs, planted by Resistance, killed scores ofISIL Corpses ISIL commanders and members.
Hezbollah mujahidin are still chasing ISIL takfiri terrorists, who failed to drag the corpses of the dead militants, in Qaa and Ras Baalbek barrens.
Hezbollah fighters also targeted a terrorist gathering in Arsal barrens, killing scores of takfiri militants, including the Saudi ISIL commander in Qalamoun, Walid Abdol Mohsen al-Omary.
The resistance fighters have been for weeks engaged in a wide-scale operation to secure the barrens of Qalamoun and Arsal. This area lies on the border between Syria and Lebanon and is considered as stronghold for the Syria-based Takfiri militants.
Earlier on Monday, Hezbollah and the Syrian army controlled two main positions of Nusra Front, another Takfiri group operating in the barrens, in Jreijeer which were the last strongholds of the terrorist group in Qalamoun barrens, killing scores of militants.
http://www.almanar.com.lb/english/adetails.php?eid=214498&frid=23&cid=23&fromval=1&seccatid=14

Hezbollah Liberates 64% of Takfiri-Occupied Land in Qalamoun, Arsal Barrens
Al Manar Local Editor
Hezbollah flag raised in Fleita, Qalamoun after defeating takfirisThe Islamic Resistance - the armed wing of Hezbollah - has managed by far to liberate 225 square kilometers of the total area of the eastern barrens in Lebanon, including 110 km2 inside Arsal barrens, while the rest covers the barrens of Britel and Nahle.
Moreover, in the Syrian Qalamoun, Hezbollah and the Syrian Arab Army managed to liberate 287 km2, including 50 km2 inside Fleita barrens.
In the overall result, more than half of the territories where terrorists of the so-called 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' (ISIL) and Al-Nusra Front takfiri groups were deployed was liberated since Hezbollah launched a wide military campaign against takfiris in the area.
90% of Al-Nusra military posts were also seized.
Subsequently, the total liberated area became 512 square kilometers out of 800 square kilometers, a rate of 64% of the territories occupied by ISIL and al-Nusra in Qalamoun and the Eastern Lebanon Mountain Range.
http://www.almanar.com.lb/english/adetails.php?eid=214333&frid=23&cid=23&fromval=1&seccatid=14
clothcapclothcap on June 9th, 2015 10:35 pm (UTC)
ISIL Seizes Power Plant near Libyan City of Sirte
Jun 09, 2015
"The plant ... was taken," ISIL said in a message on social media, adding that the capture of the plant meant that the militants had driven their enemies out of the entire city, Reuters reported.
Forces loyal to the self-declared government that controls the capital Tripoli pulled out of the plant after ISIL attacked it on Tuesday morning. Three soldiers were killed in the attack, the military source said.
ISIL has exploited the general turmoil and security vacuum in Libya, where two governments are vying for power four years after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi, to build up a presence in several cities.
The militants earlier this year captured most of Sirte, Gaddafi's home town, seizing the airport and driving a force loyal to the Tripoli government out to the city suburbs.
Since the start of the year militants in Libya loyal to ISIL have claimed responsibility for killing dozens of Egyptian and Ethiopian Christians, as well attacks on Tripoli's luxury Corinthia hotel, embassies and oilfields.
Libya's internationally recognized government has been working out of the East of the country since losing control of Tripoli and Western Libya in August.
http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940319001155
clothcapclothcap on June 9th, 2015 10:38 pm (UTC)
At Least 15,000 Fresh Volunteers Join Iraqi Shiite Militia to Counter ISIL
Jun 09, 2015
“At least 15,000 volunteers from the Dhiqar province and the capital city of Naseriah have joined the Hashed al-Shaabi gunmen and will take up arms against the ISIL,” Naman Ibrahimi, a representative of the province’s security committee said, as quoted by the Kurdish media group Rudaw.
Hashed al-Shaabi, or Popular Mobilization Units, is an Iraqi state-sponsored umbrella organization composed of several, almost exclusively, Shiite militias with up to 100,000 members.
http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940319001162
clothcapclothcap on June 9th, 2015 10:40 pm (UTC)
Syria army kills dozens of militants in Dara’a
Jun 9 2015
The Syrian army has clashed with foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists in the southwestern province of Dara’a, killing dozens of them.
The Syrian army killed at least 40 terrorists in the area of al-Harak in the countryside of the provincial capital, Dara’a, on Tuesday, Lebanon’s al-Manar TV reported.
The report further added that a senior field commander of a terrorist group in the area was killed in the fighting. The report, however, did not name the terrorist group.
Syrian army units also carried out operations against terrorists in other provinces, including Homs, Aleppo, Idleb, and Quneitra, inflicting heavy losses on them.
More http://presstv.com/Detail/2015/06/09/415097/Syria-militants-Daraa
clothcapclothcap on June 9th, 2015 10:44 pm (UTC)
Syrian Air Raids Kill over 50 Terrorists in Idlib
Jun 09, 2015 FNA EXCLUSIVE
According to reports by FNA dispatches, the Syrian fighter jets launched their heaviest air raids yet on al-Nusra targets in the Northwestern province of Idlib on Monday, leaving more than 50 militants dead and 115 others seriously injured.
The reports also said that at least seven senior commanders of the terrorist group were also killed in the strikes, adding that Osame Ben Torki and Seyfeddin Torkestani were among the dead ringleaders.
On June 7, the army troops took back three villages almost two kilometers (one mile) South of Hasakah after driving out the al-Nusra terrorists.
Syrian forces, backed by volunteer forces, also stymied an attempt by the terrorist to infiltrate a village in Northeastern Hasakah.
Earlier in the day, the Syrian soldiers stormed the ISIL hideouts in the Northern and Eastern countryside of Aleppo and Homs, forestalling the terror group for launching further attacks against the Arab country.
Elsewhere in Syria, the Takfiri groups suffered major losses in the areas of al-Salamiyah, Umm Taweenah, Zanouba, and Rasm Al-Qadisiyah, after the army troops made gains in their battle against the ISIL terrorists in Eastern Hama.
Also, more than 200 ISIL terrorists participated in a major operation in an attempt to take over Deir Ezzur's military airport on Sunday, but the Syrian troops managed to drive them out, forcing them to flee the battlefield.
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.
Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.
The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.
http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940319000521
clothcapclothcap on June 9th, 2015 10:47 pm (UTC)
Source: 10 Key Areas Recaptured from ISIL in Anbar
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iraqi army continued to make gains in its fight against the ISIL in the Western Anbar province, retaking ten key areas from the Takfiri group, a military source said.
Iraq's Ministry of Defense issued a statement on Tuesday, saying the army troops backed by volunteer forces inflicted major losses on the ISIL in the town of al-Karma, West of Baghdad, and recaptured ten strategic areas from the terrorist group.
The statement added the areas of al-Hamrah, Ma’sekar, Aboudlaf, Albu Aabbas, al-Malali and Jazirah were among the districts cleared of the terrorists in the operations.
The retaking of the districts has effectively cut off ISIL’s supply lines into Ramadi, the capital of Anbar, which is currently under the control of the militants, it further added.
The latest development came after the Iraqi army liberated the strategic town of Nazim Tharthar North of Anbar province.
According to the latest reports, the Iraqi army is now heading towards Nazim Taqsim town, 20 kilometers from Ramadi.
Hadi al-Ameri, the secretary general of Iraq's Badr Organization, said, "Iraqi fighters are currently 500 meters from the town and they will keep closing in as soon as a bridge damaged by the terrorist is repaired."
http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940319000358
clothcapclothcap on June 9th, 2015 10:55 pm (UTC)
ISIL Not Just Destroying Ancient Artifacts, It’s Selling them: Report
Local Editor Al Manar
Militants of the Takfiri group, ISIL, are not attacking ancient monuments in Iraq and Syria with jackhammers and bulldozers, but they also have been quietly selling off smaller antiquities, The Washington Post reported on Monday.
The daily quoted officials and experts as saying that ISIL has been “earning millions of dollars in an increasingly organized pillaging of national treasures.”ancient artifacts
“The group’s looting has become so systematic that the ISIL has incorporated the practice into the structure of its self-declared caliphate, granting ¬licenses for digging at historic sites through a department of “precious resources.”
The extremist group’s recent capture of Syria’s majestic 2,000-year-old ruins at Palmyra threw a spotlight on the risk that the ISIL poses to the region’s rich cultural heritage, the paper said.
Palmyra is, however, just one of 4,500 sites under the group’s control, the daily added according to the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force.
“They steal everything that they can sell, and what they can’t sell, they destroy,” said Qais Hussein Rasheed, Iraq’s deputy minister for antiquities and heritage.
“We have noticed that the smuggling of antiquities has greatly increased since last June,” he added, referring to the month in which Islamic State militants took control of Mosul and large parts of northern Iraq.
The ISIL’s plundering began in a haphazard fashion when the extremists first gained a foothold in Syria. But the trade has become more organized as the group has conquered territory.
More http://www.almanar.com.lb/english/adetails.php?eid=214443&cid=31&fromval=1
clothcapclothcap on June 9th, 2015 10:55 pm (UTC)
Washington urged to allow women raped by ISIS to get US-aided abortions
June 08, 2015
Women raped by the Islamic State and other terror groups are not allowed access to US federal aid to get an abortion because of a decades-old law. Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders are calling on President Obama to change the legislation.
More http://rt.com/usa/265801-isis-abortions-rape-ban/
clothcapclothcap on June 9th, 2015 10:57 pm (UTC)
Iran warns Saudi Arabia against targeting areas near Iranian embassy
Jun 09, 2015 PressTV
Iran has warned of “serious consequences” in case of more Saudi airstrikes close to the Islamic Republic’s diplomatic mission in the Yemeni capital Sana’a.
In a letter to the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, Iran’s Ambassador to the UN Gholam Ali Khoshrou said Saudi air raids have twice hit areas close to the Iranian embassy in Sana’a over the past two months.
The diplomatic mission’s compound in Sana’a suffered severe damage during the bombings on May 25 which was followed a similar attack on April 20.
"I would like to warn that a repetition of similar airstrikes close to my country's diplomatic representation in the future can have serious consequences, including for the safety and security of Iranian diplomats in Sana’a," Khoshrou said in his letter to the 15-member council.
The Iranian envoy urged the Security Council to urgently address the issue of the Saudi military campaign against Yemen that began without a UN mandate on March 26.
The Saudi airstrikes aim to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah revolutionaries and bring fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi back to power.
http://presstv.com/Detail/2015/06/09/415092/Iran-Embassy-Yemen-Saudi-Arabia