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'US planning nuclear first strike attack on Russia or China'


An American anti-war activist and journalist says that the THAAD missile deployment in South Korea proposed by the United States, is part of a US plan to launch a nuclear “first strike” attack on Russia or China.”

Bruce Gagnon, the coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Saturday, after US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said the United States will go ahead with the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea despite Chinese complaints.

The US and South Korea began official discussions last month on possible deployment of the THAAD system to combat the alleged threat of North Korea’s missiles.

“US Secretary of War Ashton Carter claims that the THAAD deployment in South Korea has nothing to do with China, but in fact he is lying trough his teeth. It has everything to do with China. North Korea is not a threat,” Gagnon said.

“In fact missile launched fro…

Egypt hands over two disputed islands to Saudi Arabia

The Egyptian government has handed over the ownership of disputed Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia amid strong objection from several former officials as well as the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Egyptian cabinet announced in a statement released on Saturday that both islands fall within the territorial waters of Saudi Arabia as codified in the maritime border agreement signed between Cairo and Riyadh the previous day.

Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail inked the border demarcation accord with the Saudi side in the presence of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in the Federal Presidential Palace, eastern Cairo.

The agreement is going to be presented to the parliament for ratification.

Analysts, dissidents question legitimacy of agreement

Meanwhile, legal experts and opposition figures in Egypt have cast doubt on the legitimacy of the agreement on the two strategic islands, arguing that relinquishing authority over Egyptian …

Daesh terrorists plan attacks in Germany, official says

The Daesh Takfiri terrorist group is planning to carry out attacks in Germany, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution says, stressing that security situation in the country is "very serious."

Hans-Georg Maassen, the head of the office, which is also known as the BfV, was quoted by the Welt am Sonntag paper on Sunday that Daesh terrorists, which are mainly active in Syria and Iraq, are planning to carry out raids against Germany and its interests.

Maassen, however, said that he knew of no concrete plot to strike, adding, "At the moment, we don't have any knowledge of any concrete terrorist attack plans in Germany."

On April 5, Daesh released a video claiming that it may launch more attacks in European countries in the wake of the Brussels bombings of March and the Paris attacks of November 2015. The group named London, Berlin and Rome as possible targets.

The BfV chief said the propaganda video was aimed at persuading Daesh sympathizers to carry …