MEXICO CITY – The Secretary of Homeland Security of the United States, Kirstjen Nielsen, indicated that the US government and the Department of Homeland Security in particular, is committed to a strong and healthy relationship with Mexico. Mexico, he said, is one of the most important business partners of the American Union, and the United States is a very important commercial partner for Mexico. The alliance, Nielsen emphasized, is important for the two countries, not just for security and prosperity, “as it was in the past, it is now, and will continue to be the same from now on”. The US official stressed that “we all want drugs not to go north. We want weapons and money does not continue to flow”.
Under an invented pretext, the United States has first suspended and now stopped destructing own chemical weapons, Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Saturday. Earlier, a senior State Department official said that Russia has allegedly “used every opportunity at its disposal to protect the Assad regime in its continued use of chemical weapons”. “In line with the commitments under the Chemical Weapons Convention, the Russian Federation has in advance completed destruction of the entire stockpile of its chemical warfare agents. In the meantime, the United States under invented pretexts has first suspended and by now has stopped implementing its commitments due to ‘lack of funding’ and thus keeping about ten percent of their stockpile of toxic chemicals and special munitions battle-ready”, the Russian defense ministry said. “Therefore, before coming forward with evidence-free accusations against Russia, moreover, before lambasting anyone at international forums, US counterparts should themselves be – but not pretend to be – an example for the world concerning a responsible attitude to the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention”, it said.
The coalition spokesman Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, as presented on Wednesday the latest reports on the war against Yemenite Houthi rebels. Firstly, Al-Maliki refers to high-tech and advanced weaponry in the hand of Houthi militias. For the coalition forces this technological and advanced weapons could only be offered to militias by Iran. Several ports have been closed in order to stop the arms trafficking in the region. However, and it is the second point reported by Al-Maliki, several ports have been reopened for facilitating the international aid. These include the ports of Hodeidah, Aden, Mukala and Al-Mokha, where, at least four aid ships have already gain the access. In addition, Al-Maliki underlined the Houthis’ commitment to war. Indeed, even if a peaceful political solution is the best way to step forward the end of the conflict, the reality is far from this solution.
In an investigation led by the United Nations, it was discovered that North Korea and Egypt had struck a secret weapons deal worth 23 million dollar. The UN investigators revealed that Egypt had ordered 30,000 weapons from North Korea. UN officials and Western diplomats revealed that as part of the deal, Egyptian business executives ordered millions of dollars worth of rockets from North Korea for their country’s military. According to reports, business executives planned to keep the transaction hidden. The investigation also found that its cargo was hidden by large, heavy tarps. The ship entered Egyptian waters, customs agents boarded and discovered a stockpile of more than 30,000 rocket-propelled grenades concealed underneath bins of iron ore. In a statement quoted in the Washington Post, the UN said it was the “largest seizure of ammunition in the history of sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea”. The Egyptian Embassy in Washington, D.C., said Egypt will “continue to abide by all Security Council resolutions and will always be in conformity with these resolutions as they restrain military purchases from North Korea”.