This is a summary of 8 AMN articles on the following subjects: Iran, Venezuela, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, US, Shusha, France, Turkey.

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Venezuela has no plans to buy missiles from Iran yet: FM

Published 2020-11-05 21:51:04 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 P.M.) – Venezuela’s Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, announced on Thursday, that his country has not made any plans to buy missiles from Iran. This came during his meeting with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas. On Wednesday, Zarif arrived in Venezuela, the first leg of his Latin America tour. Arreaza said during the meeting: “There is no ship carrying missiles, but there are relations (with Iran), and when our armed forces decide with the Iranian armed forces that weapons must be bought, we will do so … and no one will prevent… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Venezuela


Armenian forces capture 2 more Syrian mercenaries in Karabakh

Published 2020-11-05 21:37:16 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The Investigation Commission of the Republic of Armenia announced the arrest of two Syrian militants, who fought alongside Azerbaijan in the armed conflict between Baku and Yerevan. “At the moment, we have two Syrian mercenaries, and they have been interrogated,” said Rafael Vardanyan, head of the Prisons Department in Armenia. He added that the Armenian side is now taking measures so that the two detainees can contact their relatives and inform them of their whereabouts and status. On Thursday, the Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed that it had received information about the transfer of militants from… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Iran equips US-made jets with domestically-produced cameras

Published 2020-11-05 21:21:49 by News Desk in Iran

Despite establishing domestic production of many military vehicle types, including jets, in light of a UN ban on weapons sales, Iran still uses RF-4s obtained from the US in the 1960-70s, during the time of the Imperial State of Iran. The Iranian Air Force equipped its fleet of McDonnell Douglas RF-4 jets with new domestically made “Samat” cameras for aerial reconnaissance ahead of their participation in the Fadayeeyan Harim Velayat drills in the central province of Isfahan. The RF-4s, first shipped to Iran by the US during the 1960s and 1970s when the two were allies, have taken part in… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Armenian soldier shoots down Azerbaijani drone with assault rifle: video

Published 2020-11-05 21:10:54 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – A soldier from the Artsakh Defense Army (ADA) was filmed this week, shooting down an Azerbaijani drone with an assault rifle. In a video released by the Armenian media on Thursday, a soldier from the Artsakh Defense Army is filmed firing upon a Soviet-made drone, as it flies over his position in Karabakh. Upon firing on the aircraft with his assault rifle, the Armenian soldier apparently inflicted a fatal wound on the drone, as it was seen bursting in flames above his position in an unknown part of Karabakh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r5VPXkf2Vw It is not clear if… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Iranian Supreme Leader mocks US elections

Published 2020-11-05 20:56:04 by News Desk in Iran

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 P.M.) – The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, mocked the U.S. presidential elections this week, calling them a “show”. At a time when the counting of votes in the United States continues without a definitive result, outgoing President Donald Trump launches a legal battle against his rival, Joe Biden. Khamenei’s official Twitter account posted on Wednesday night: “What a show! One of them says it is the most fraudulent election in the history of the United States.” He continued, “His opponent says that Trump intends to rig the elections. These are… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, US


Armenian forces beat back Azerbaijani attacks amid failed attempt to reach Shusha

Published 2020-11-05 20:41:04 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – The Artsakh Defense Army (ADA) has once again beat back several attempts by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces to reach the key city of Shusha in southern Karabakh. According to local reporters in the Karabakh region, the Artsakh Defense Army was able to thwart at least three Azerbaijani attempts on Thursday to advance to Shusha’s gates, resulting in the latter’s subsequent withdrawal to the original line of contact. The reporters said the Artsakh Defense Army was able to inflict heavy losses in the ranks of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, amid another fierce battle for this strategic… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Shusha


Turkey vows to respond ‘in the strongest way’ to France’s ban of ultra-nationalist group

Published 2020-11-05 13:43:04 by News Desk in Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – Ankara pledged to respond “in the strongest way” to the French decision to ban the “Grey Wolves” association, which Turkey described as “fictitious”, considering that the French authorities have become “captive” to Armenian circles. The Turkish Foreign Ministry said, in a statement issued on Wednesday evening: “The absence of the association called Grey Wolves, which announced its ban today, the French government is already known to everyone. France’s resort to such imaginary decisions and the assumption of the existence of such an entity based on the individual movements and actions of some people is another… Read on ->

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Tags: France, Turkey


Armenian forces wipe out Azerbaijani unit preparing to attack key city: video

Published 2020-11-05 13:20:33 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Armenian Ministry of Defense released a video on Wednesday that showed an aircraft belonging to the Artsakh Defense Army (ADA) destroying an Azerbaijani military unit preparing to attack a key city in Karabakh. According to the Armenian Ministry of Defense, “the Artsakh Defense Army discovered it, approached it for some time with drones, and then, with artillery shells, destroyed the enemy unit preparing to attack Shusha, the main part of which, most likely, are Syrian mercenaries.” The Armenian Ministry of Defense then released a video showing the Artsakh Defense Army’s drone zeroing in on… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


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