* The Republic of Korea (RoK) is currently consulting with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on RoK businessmen's visit to the currently closed Kaesong Industrial Complex in the DPRK's border town of Kaesong, Seoul's unification ministry said on October 24. * The United Nations, evaluating information on the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, said on October 23 that it has asked Turkey and Saudi Arabia to cooperate in order "to get to the bottom of what happened." * The United States is revoking visas of Saudi officials suspected of involvement in the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on October 23. * Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met on Tuesday two family members of the slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Al Arabiya reported. * At a press conference following talks in Moscow on October 23 with Russian President Vladimir Putin, US national security advisor John Bolton said that … [Read more...] about World News in Brief: October 24
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At the meeting, General Lich welcomed Mr. Udi Adam and the Israeli defense delegation to visit Vietnam and participate in the first Vietnam-Israel defense policy dialogue. He expressed his belief that the results of the first Vietnam-Israel defense policy dialogue would contribute to mutual understanding and trust, as well as opened more opportunities for defense cooperation between the two sides in new fields. The host also affirmed that the leadership of the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense will further create favorable conditions for defense agencies and military units of the two countries to implement the signed agreements and propose initiatives and new contents of cooperation in the defense sphere. General Ngo Xuan Lich (R) and Mr. Udi Adam Earlier on the day, the first Vietnam-Israel defense policy dialogue took place at the headquarters of the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense. The event was co-chaired by Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Israel hold defense policy dialogue for the first time
Deputy Minister of Defense Nguyen Chi Vinh hosts a reception for Director-General of the Israeli Defense Ministry Udi Adam, Ha Noi, October 8, 2018 - Photo: VNA At the dialogue, they shared their stance on global and regional issues of mutual interest, and discussed measures to deepen the bilateral defense ties. The two sides expressed their delight at the sound Viet Nam-Israel relations in recent years, with the defense ties witnessing more comprehensive, practical and effective developments. Both sides agreed to increase the exchange of delegations at all levels, maintain the defense policy dialogue mechanism, and improve the efficiency of the two ministries’ working group to carry out the signed deals. They highlighted the importance of education and training collaboration, regarding it as a bridge to connect the two militaries. The dialogue was organized for the first time ever to concretize commitments of the two countries’ leaders and militaries to … [Read more...] about First VN- Israel defense policy dialogue held
At the meeting with Colonel PS Punia and Colonel Varandan Kumar, outgoing and incoming Indian defense attachés to Vietnam, respectively, General Vinh highly valued the bilateral defense ties between Vietnam and India over the past years, saying that it has been continuously expanding and developing in an intensive, practical and effective manner. Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh (2nd from right) in a joint photo with outgoing and incoming Indian defense attachés to Vietnam. General Vinh acknowledged and spoke highly of Colonel PS Punia’s active contribution to the bilateral defense ties during his term and hoped that in his new post, he would continue exerting all-out efforts to further develop the relationship between the two countries and militaries. Welcoming incoming defense attaché Colonel Varandan Kumar, General Vinh suggested the officer inherit and bring into full play his predecessor’s achievements as well as develop … [Read more...] about Vietnam boosts defense ties with India and Israel
Syrian state TV said on Monday the United States was suspected of striking an air base hours after U.S. President Donald Trump warned of a “big price to pay” as aid groups said dozens of people were killed by poison gas in a rebel-held town. The United States denied attacking the Syrian base, and France also said it had not carried it out. “At this time, the Department of Defense is not conducting air strikes in Syria,” the Pentagon said in a statement. “However, we continue to closely watch the situation and support the ongoing diplomatic efforts to hold those who use chemical weapons, in Syria and otherwise, accountable.” When asked about the explosions, an Israeli spokeswoman declined to comment. Israel has struck Syrian army locations many times in the course of the conflict, hitting convoys and bases of Iranian-backed militias that fight alongside Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s forces. Syrian state TV said there were casualties in what … [Read more...] about Syria says US suspected of attacking air base but Pentagon denies it.