Monday, 12 September 2016
Tension building: Iran bullying US in the Persion Gulf N Korea claim sanctions laughable and Al-Shabaab terorrists flood Mexican border
The halo-shaped wave from the thermobaric explosion can be seen above the clouds of spray kicked up from the surface of the Black Sea during Russian military exercises this weekend
US military: Iranian behavior getting worse in Persian Gulf Iran has stepped up its harassment of U.S. Navy ships in the Persian Gulf, angering the U.S. military and members of Congress.
Since the international nuclear deal with Iran was implemented in early January, the number of incidents involving U.S. and Iranian ships in the Gulf has approximately doubled.
The Navy has counted at least 31 interactions with Iranian naval forces deemed “unsafe,” “unprofessional,” or both, according to a defense official.
That's about as many such interactions that occurred all of last year, according to statistics provided to Fox News.
And those are also only counting interactions that have met the criteria of “unsafe” or “unprofessional.”
Overall, there were more than 300 interactions between U.S. and Iranian forces last year.
North Korea says sanctions push after nuclear test 'laughable'
TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Sunday a push for further sanctions following its fifth and biggest nuclear test was "laughable", and vowed to continue to strengthen its nuclear power. The isolated state on Friday set off its most powerful nuclear explosion to date, saying it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile, ratcheting up a threat that its rivals and the United Nations have been powerless to contain.
A U.S. special envoy met with Japanese officials on Sunday and said later the United States may launch unilateral sanctions against North Korea, echoing comments by U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday in the wake of the test.
"The group of Obama's running around and talking about meaningless sanctions until today is highly laughable, when their 'strategic patience' policy is completely worn out and they are close to packing up to move out," state-run KCNA news agency cited a North Korean foreign ministry spokesman as saying in a statement later on Sunday.
In the Black sea Russia flexed its muscles at the world by releasing footage of drills involving 12,500 troops, fighter jets and anti-aircraft missiles
Display of military might took place in Crimea as Russia showcased its ground, marine and air forces It was the biggest exercises held on the strategic peninsula since its 2014 annexation from the Ukraine
Flexing of military muscle sent out a clear message that any real attack on Crimea will be fought off
Meanwhile Mexico are helping unvetted African migrants to the US border, many of them from Al-Shabaab terror hotbed
Hundreds of African asylum seekers have flooded Mexican border cities with the U.S. in an effort to get to California and Texas to obtain U.S. asylum — many of the unvetted migrants are from the terror hotbed of Somalia.
Rather than having to hide along the way, the African migrants have been getting a special permit from Mexico that gives them a free pass to the U.S. border, according to Breitbart.
Germany warns of threat from more than 500 'potential attackers' BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's interior minister has warned that the country is home to more than 500 Islamic militants who could be capable of carrying out assaults on their own or as members of "hit teams."
Speaking in an interview with Bild newspaper, Thomas de Maiziere said there were currently at least 520 "potential attackers" in the country, which has been on edge since two Islamic State-inspired attacks in July.
He said another 360 "relevant" people were known to police because of their close proximity to the potential attackers.
Many Germans fear that fighters belonging to the Islamic State jihadist group could have slipped into Germany with the roughly one million of refugees from Syria, North Africa and Asia who arrived last year.
Meanwhile French police have arrested a 15-year-old schoolboy over 'imminent Islamist terror plot' in Paris as security fears rise across Europe