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The Daily Brief: Iran “Will Not Tolerate” Israel Joining The Caucasus Region

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian expressed concern to the news of Israel joining the Caucasus region, stating the country “certainly will not tolerate geopolitical change and map change.”

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The Daily Brief Iran Will Not Tolerate Israel Joining The Caucasus Region

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Iran expressed its concern over Israel joining the Caucasus Region, due to fear over terrorists and Zionists. 
Summary 

  • Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian expressed concern to the news of Israel joining the Caucasus region, stating the country “certainly will not tolerate geopolitical change and map change.”
  • The Caucasus region, spanning between both Europe and Asia, includes The Republic of Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgz republic, the Russian Federation, and — a region which sustains high tensions with Iran — Azerbaijan. 
  • Amirabdollahian stated that Iran’s apprehension in the joining of Israel has to do with “concerns about the presence of terrorists and Zionists in this region.”
  • The country also condemned Azerbaijan for its business with Israel in receiving major arms from the country, and disapproved of Israeli presence “next to our borders.” 
  • Azerbaijan held joint military operations with Turkey, another world power rivaling Iran, the next day, seemingly in response to an increase of drills by Iran near the countries’ joint border. 
  • The President Ilham Alivey stated that Azerbaijan “reject[s] the allegations of any third party’s presence near the Azerbaijani-Iranian border,” saying “Such allegations are totally baseless.” 
  • While in Moscow, Iran’s foriegn minister also made clear their intentions to start an alliance with Russia while also expecting the country to be “sensitive about any potential changes in borders across the region, and be sensitive about the presence of terrorists and the movements of the Zionist regime that threatens regional peace and stability.” 
  • Amirabdollahian also stated that he would start talks on repairing the 2015 nuclear deal. 

Sources

https://globalindices.iupui.edu/environment/regions/central-asia/index.html

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/6/iran-concerned-by-israeli-presence-in-the-caucasus https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/10/iran-concerned-israels-presence-caucasus-fm-says

https://www.dw.com/en/iran-warns-israel-over-presence-in-azerbaijan/a-59424164

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World’s First Malaria Vaccine Approved by WHO; A “Historic Moment”

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  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has just passed the world’s first ever malaria vaccine, deemed a global “historic moment.” 
  • The malaria parasite has been widespread for decades, being the cause of almost 230 million cases in Africa, and targeting mostly young babies with over 100 different kinds of versions. 
  • The RTS,S vaccine was approved over six years ago, yet will begin vaccinating infants five months and over over the majority of Africa after talks of financing its rollout. 
  • “Using this vaccine on top of existing tools to prevent malaria could save tens of thousands of young lives each year.” Stated WHO General Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. 

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/malaria-vaccine-world-health-organization/

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-58810551

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UK Court: Sheikh Mohammed of Dubai Hacked Ex-Wife’s Phone During Custody Battle

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  • Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai and prime minister and vice president of the United Arab Emirates, has been accused of authorizing the hacking of his estranged ex-wife’s phone during the custody battle over their two children.
  • The phones of not only Sheikh Mohammed’s ex-wife, Princess Haya, but also her attorneys, fell prey to the Pegasus spyware attack, Britain’s High Court found.
  • Princess Haya and her two children came to the UK in April 2019 to escape Sheikh Mohammed’s threats.
  • The NSO Group of Israel created Pegasus spyware and is used primarily by nation states for security purposes.
  • The NSO has previously been at the heart of accusations that governments are misusing its software to spy on journalists and political opponents. 
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https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/uk-high-court-finds-dubai-ruler-hacked-wifes-80435984

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Eric Zemmour Could be Competition for President Macron in 2022 French Presidential Election, Poll Says

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  • Eric Zemmour, a conservative political leader, earned more voter support than Le Pen, President Macron’s far-right opponent in a recent opinion poll.
  • The poll surveyed 1,310 voters and showed that Zemmour had the highest support when compared to the other contenders.
  • Zemmour has not formally put in a bid for the election, but intends to challenge Macron.
  • Zemmour’s ability to incite hatred and his controversial remarks on Islam and national identity are rather concerning.

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https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/6/french-poll-puts-far-right-pundit-zemmour-ahead-of-le-pen

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Shooting in Timberview High School in Texas Leaves Four Injured

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  • A shooting took place at a Texas high school after a fight between two students, police say.
  • The Arlington Police Department issued a request on Twitter to seek help to locate the shooter.
  • The suspect, Timothy George Simpkins, is in police custody.
  • Those who were injured during the shooting are all expected to survive.
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https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/06/us/timberview-high-school-shooting-texas/index.html

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Saudi Aramco’s Market Value Now $2 Trillion

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  • Aramco, a Saudi Arabian oil company, exceeded a $2 trillion market valuation price on Wednesday, trailing closely behind Microsoft and Apple in valuation.
  • The valuation came in the wake of crude oil prices at $82 per barrel.  This is the highest crude oil price over the last seven years.
  • Aramco’s net earnings cashed in around $47 billion in the first half of this year, placing the company back to its pre-pandemic earning position.
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https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2021/10/6/saudi-aramco-soars-to-2-trillion-on-sky-high-oil-prices

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Salman Rushdie Severely Stabbed due to his Publication of the Book “The Satanic Verses”

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  • Salman Rushdie, an author, was severely stabbed in his neck and abdomen on stage by a suspect named Hadi Matar, causing him to be on a ventilator and potentially losing an eye.
  • An Iranian leader back in the 20th century wanted Rushdie killed because of his novel, Satanic Verses, that many Muslims found disrespectful. This led Salman to go into hiding for almost a decade.
  • Translators from different countries reading this book were harshly stabbed to death when the book came out and Iranian leader, Ayatollah Khomeini called for Salman’s execution for three million dollars.
  • The Iranian government has not yet responded to this issue, but many Iranians in the media claim him to be an apostate who later became an atheist.

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China Threatens Consequences if Pelosi Visits Taiwan

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  • US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has landed inTaiwan. Prior to the visit, China’s Foreign Ministry has voiced their disapproval, stating that “China will take resolute responses and strong countermeasures to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken emphasized in response  that “The speaker will make her own decisions about whether or not to visit Taiwan,” and that the US is looking to Beijing to “act responsibly and not to engage in any escalation going forward.”
  • The US has made it clear that members of Congress routinely visit Taiwan and that this trip is non-threatening and has precedent. Even so, some officials have expressed concern that China may invade Taiwan’s air defense zone or send missiles near Taiwan in retaliation.
  • Pelosi has criticized China’s leadership and vocalized support for Taiwan in the past. She is currently on her tour of Asia, with scheduled visits to Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan.

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First Grain Ship Departs Ukraine After Six Months of Russian Blockade

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  • The first shipment of grain departed the port of Odesa on Monday after Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian ports for the last six months trapped around 20 million metric tons of wheat and corn.
  • Russia recently made a deal with Ukraine, brokered by the UN and Turkey, allowing grain exports to resume, appeasing fears of a global food supply crisis and rising prices.
  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba celebrated the shipment, calling it a “day of relief for the world, especially for our friends in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.”
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was more hesitant to celebrate the shipment, stating “it is too early to draw any conclusions and make any forecasts” and he wants to “see how the agreement works and whether security will be really guaranteed.”

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Concerns Rise As US Teeters on the Brink of Recession

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  • The US economy declines for the second quarter in a row, causing, what other countries would consider, an economic recession. 
  • The prices for groceries, gas, and other basics are rising at the fastest pace since 1981. The US Central Bank is quickly trying to raise borrowing costs in order to cool the economy and ease the prices on goods, but with the contraction, at the annual rate of 0.9% in the 3 months to July, many are still getting concerned. 
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  • Many other countries, such as China and the UK, have been hit harder by the surge in energy prices and the War in Ukraine, causing risks from abroad. Other countries are facing much more serious problems and once they’re hit, their problems can spill over and affect the US. 

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  • A US special representative in North Korea states that Jong-Un has tested an unprecedented number of missiles this year—31 to 25. Jong-Un also stated that threats from the US required North Korea to achieve the urgent historical task of strengthening its self-defense. 
  • Jong-un also stated that South Korea is reviving a plan to counter North Korea’s threat by mounting precautionary strikes; in June alone, South Korea launched 8 missiles of its own.
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Russia Limits Gas Supply to Germany

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  • Gazprom, a major Russian energy provider, has stated it will reduce the supply of gas to Germany by half via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline due to repair work. 
  • Germany has said that they see no technical reason for the decrease in gas supply. The European Union continues to accuse Russia of weaponizing energy, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stating, “This is an open gas war that Russia is waging against a united Europe.”
  • Ukraine and Russia signed an agreement to allow the export of grain via the Black Sea after Russia continued to block millions of tonnes from being exported. The next day, Russia struck missiles at the port, some of which hit the infrastructure of the port.
  • The US and Ukraine are optimistic that the agreement will still be implemented, with the US State Department stating, “Despite these attacks, we do understand that the parties are continuing preparations to open Ukraine’s Black Sea ports for food and fertilizer exports…we also continue to expect that the Black Sea agreement will be implemented.”

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