News Roundup 5/29/22

by | May 29, 2022

News Roundup 5/29/22

by | May 29, 2022

US News

  • The FBI claims to have foiled an ISIS attack on former President George W. Bush. [Link]

Russia

  • A US general offered to create military options for breaking the Russian blockade of Ukraine. [Link]
  • The US awards Raytheon a nearly $700 million contract to replenish the Stinger anti-aircraft missiles sent to Ukraine. [Link]
  • Zelensky called for more weapons. [Link]
  • Kissinger called for Ukraine to cede territory to achieve peace. [Link] Zelensky attacked Kissinger for making the suggestion. [Link]
  • The EU is considering making breaking sanctions on Russia a crime. [Link]
  • Russia controls nearly all of the Luhansk. [Link]
  • Talks between Sweden/Finland and Turkey have failed to make progress. Ankara is blocking Helsinki and Stockholm from joining NATO. [Link]
  • Poland will transfer 18 155MM self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine. [Link]
  • Zelensky calls for regime change in Russia and claims his country will reclaim all its territory. [Link]
  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia will take the Donbas and calls for a referendum in eastern Ukraine. [Link]

China

  • Russia and China held joint air drills. [Link]
  • China plans military drills near Taiwan in response to increasing ties between Taipei and Washington. [Link]
  • China proposes a plan to increase economic and security cooperation with ten Pacific island nations. [Link]

North Korea

  • North Korea test-fired an ICMB and two short-range weapons. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The New York Times reports on the Taliban taking some steps to crack down on solar panels. [Link]

Iran

  • Iran seized two Greek-flagged tankers in retaliation for Greece helping the US sell-off seized Iranian oil. [Link]
  • The US sanctioned what it claims is a Russian oil smuggling network that was funding the IRGC. [Link]
  • An Iranian engineer was killed by a drone strike near Tehran. [Link]
  • Israel says Iran will not go unpunished for using its proxies to attack Israel. [Link]
  • Israel claims responsibility for the killing of an IRGC officer in Iran last week. [Link]
  • Iran Envoy Robert Malley says the prospects of reviving the Iran nuclear deal are tenuous at best. [Link]
  • Senator Rand Paul calls for the US to be open to lifting the terrorism designation for the IRGC. [Link]
  • A former Israeli intelligence chief says the nuclear deal is the least bad Iran policy. [Link]

Middle East

  • ISIS attacked a village in Iraq, killing six. [Link]
  • The State Department approved a $2.6 billion helicopter sale to Egypt. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

Our Books

thisone

Related Articles

Related

News Roundup 1/27/2023

News Roundup 1/27/2023

US News Released this week as part of an effort to kickstart his presidential campaign, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo caused considerable controversy in addressing, and ultimately dismissing, Saudi Arabia’s 2018 assassination and dismemberment of Washington...

read more
News Roundup 1/27/2023

News Roundup 1/25/2023

Russia The Biden administration is now leaning toward sending its M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine despite recent comments from Pentagon officials about how they would be difficult for Ukrainian forces to maintain, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. AWC The risk of...

read more
News Roundup 1/27/2023

News Roundup 1/23/2023

Russia The German foreign intelligence service assesses that Kiev is losing a "three-digit number" of soldiers daily, according to a report in Der Spiegel. Berlin informed politicians of the assessment during a secret meeting this week. AWC The Pentagon has decided to...

read more
News Roundup 1/27/2023

News Roundup 1/19/2023

Russia The US and its allies are holding a series of meetings this week in Europe where new pledges for military aid to Ukraine are expected to be made, and more countries might agree to arm Kyiv with tanks. AWC Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley...

read more
News Roundup 1/27/2023

News Roundup 1/17/2023

Russia Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov told BBC on Friday that Ukraine is a “de facto” NATO member since it’s equipped with so many of the alliance’s weapons and dismissed the idea that his comments were controversial. AWC British Prime Minister Rishi...

read more
News Roundup 1/27/2023

News Roundup 1/13/2023

Russia Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said last week that Ukraine is “shedding blood” for a “NATO mission” in candid remarks about the relationship between Kyiv and the Western military alliance. AWC Poland’s president said Wednesday that Warsaw has...

read more

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This