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, assistant editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter.

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