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What’s Happening in the Persian Gulf

By Derek Davison
Early Monday morning, five Arab states—Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen—along with the Maldives, broke all diplomatic and physical ties with the Persian Gulf emirate of Qatar. All six countries say they are withdrawing their diplomats from Qatar within 48 hours and expect Qatari diplomats to reciprocate within the same time frame, and other Qatari nationals in those countries have two weeks to leave. Those countries have also cut all land, sea, and air contact with Qatar—meaning, among other things, that Qatar’s land border with Saudi Arabia is now closed, airlines from those six countries will no longer fly into Qatar, and Qatar Airways flights have been barred from their airspace. In its official statement explaining this move, Riyadh noted Qatar’s “grave violations” against Saudi Arabia and Bahrain: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has taken this decisive decision as a result of grave violations being committed by the authorities in Doha ov…

TRUMP SAYS JOINT ACTIONS AGAINST QATAR ARE “BEGINNING OF THE END TO THE HORROR OF TERRORISM!”

US President Donald Trump has reacted to the recent actions of Saudi Arabia & Co against Qatar. Now, it becomes clear that the US supports the anti-Qatari campaign in the Middle East. In this case, Qatar has been likely choosen to be blamed for actions of the whole US-led block aimed at supporting terrorism in the region. Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump During my recent trip to the Middle East I stated that there can no longer be funding of Radical Ideology. Leaders pointed to Qatar - look! 2:06 PM - 6 Jun 2017 75,40775,407 Retweets 67,543

US-LED COALITION AIR FORCE ONCE AGAIN BOMBED GOVERNMENT TROOPS IN SOUTHERN SYRIA

© AP Photo/ French Army On Tuesday, the US-led coalition once again bombed Syrian government forces in the area of al-Tanf in southern Syria near the border with Iraq. According to the US-led coalition statement, warplanes targeted a group of over 60 soldiers with battle tanks, technical vehicles and artillery pieces “posing a threat to Coalition and partner forces based at the At Tanf Garrison”. The coalition airstrikes reportedly destroyed two artillery pieces, an anti-aircraft weapon and damaged a battle tank. Map of military situation in southern Syria: Click to see the full-size map

GEORGE H.W. BUSH CARRIER STRIKE GROUP RESUMED STRIKE MISSIONS FROM EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 6, 2017) An F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the “Tomcatters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to conduct flight operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve June 6, 2017. George H.W. Bush is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Gaines/Released) The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWBCSG) has resumed strike missions from eastern Mediterranean, the US Navy said in a statement at its website on June 6. “The GHWBCSG entered the Mediterranean Sea June 5, after conducting operations in support of OIR and maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. The GHWBCSG previously operated in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations and last conducted strikes in from the Eastern Mediterrane…

GUNFIRE IN IRANIAN PARLIAMENT, NEAR IMAM KHOMEINI MAUSOLEUM. CASUALTIES REPORTED (UPDDATED)

File: A general view of the parliament during the parliament session in Tehran, Iran. EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH PARLIAMENT ATTACK UPDATE [10:08 CET]: At least 4 gunmen attacked the Iranian Parliament and engaged security forces;According to media reports, eight people were injured and two others killed in the clashes in the parliament building;Anti-Terror Special Forces were deployed to the Parliament;Security forces killed one attacker at the Parliament;Another attacker blew himself up on the fourth floor of the parliament building;UPDATE [10:40 CET]: The ISIS terrorist group has claimed for attacks on the Iranian Parliament and Khomeini Mausoleum in Tehran via its news agency Amaq.