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US says Ukrainian forces may have hit nuclear plant
... strikes on Energodar injured nine civilian residents. Kiev has demanded that Russia hand over the Zaporozhye NPP back to Ukrainian control or at least demilitarize a 30 kilometer area around it. On Monday, the US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby urged demilitarization, as well as a shutdown of the reactors. The US has previously echoed Kiev's accusations that Moscow wants to steal Ukraine's electricity by shutting down the plant or disconnecting it from the Ukrainian grid. Russian ...
Updated: 08/31/2022
Taiwan says it will counter-attack against Chinese military
... without its permission. After the new military normal status has been consolidated, the risk of collision will increase if foreign naval ships insist on the rights of navigation and freedom, he said. The US won't accept change of status quo around Taiwan. John Kirby , a White House national security spokesman, told reporters that China continued to try to change the status quo around Taiwan, and that the United States wouldn't accept it. The concerns expressed by leaders in Taiwan are understandable given ...
Updated: 08/31/2022
Kremlin says report on Iran drone deal is information stuffing
... preparing to deliver several hundred drones to Russia, including weapons-capable UAVs, and that the sale would be completed on an expedited timeline. Later that month, the White House toned down its allegations. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby admitted that Washington did not see any evidence of a deal. Kirby said there was no indication of any sort of actual delivery and purchase of Iranian drones by the Russian Ministry of Defense . Tehran has rejected claims of any drone deals ...
Updated: 08/31/2022
Solomon Islands suspends navy port visits
... the South Pacific. A U.S. State Department spokeswoman called the lack of clearance for Oliver Henry regrettable, and said the United States was pleased the Mercy had received clearance. Separately, White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said it regrettable that the Chinese tried to bully and coerce nations throughout the Indo-Pacific to do their bidding and to serve what they believe their selfish national security interests are, rather than the broader interests of a free ...
Updated: 08/30/2022
International team arrives in Ukraine to assess safety of damaged nuclear plant
... from the plant of Russian troops, who they say are using it to stage artillery attacks while Ukraine can't fire back without risking a radiation release. Russia blames Ukraine for shelling the plant. A spokesman for the National Security Council , John F. Kirby , said on Monday that the U.S. government called for a shutdown of the two remaining active reactors. The United States has called for the demilitarization of the area around the plant to reduce the risk of a radiation release. As a nuclear ...
Updated: 08/30/2022
Solomon Islands asks for time to review procedures
... capital, the Oliver Henry was on patrol for illegal fishing in the South Pacific. On Monday, a US State Department spokeswoman called the lack of clearance for the Oliver Henry regrettable, saying the US was pleased the Mercy had received clearance. John Kirby , White House National Security Council spokesman, said it was regrettable that the Chinese tried to bully and coerce nations throughout the Indo-Pacific to do their bidding and serve what they believe their selfish national security interests ...
Updated: 08/30/2022
Solomon Islands announces moratorium on navy visits
... received clearance. The humanitarian mission will include community health outreach, engineering projects and discussions on disaster relief, along with personnel from Australia and Japan. Separately, White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said it was regrettable that the Chinese tried to bully and coerce nations throughout the Indo-Pacific to do their bidding and to serve what they believe their selfish national security interests are, rather than the broader interests of a ...
Updated: 08/30/2022
US says Ukrainian forces may have targeted nuclear plant
... artillery strikes on Energodar injured nine civilian residents. Kiev has demanded that Russia hand the Zaporozhye NPP back to Ukrainian control or at least demilitarize a 30 kilometer area around it. On Monday, the US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby urged demilitarization and also urged a shutdown of the reactors. The US has previously echoed Kiev's accusations that Moscow wanted to steal Ukraine's electricity by shutting down the plant or disconnecting it from the Ukrainian grid. Russian ...
Updated: 08/30/2022
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