Israel hopes its response to Iranian attack will end ‘exchange of blows’

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – When Israel responds to unprecedented weekend Iranian drone and missile attacks, the aim will be to send a message of deterrence to Tehran while drawing a line under this round of hostilities, a senior Israeli lawmaker said on Tuesday. Yuli Edelstein said Israeli considerations in planning a retaliatory strike included the war-consciousness … Read more

US ambassador to Japan says boosting arms industry ties is key to a strong security alliance

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Japan on Tuesday urged Tokyo to play a bigger role in arms development, production and supply “to enhance our collective security” amid conflicts in Ukraine, Gaza and elsewhere. Ambassador Rahm Emanuel visited Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ F-35 fighter jet factory and stressed the importance of strong defense industry cooperation … Read more

During China visit, German Chancellor said that Russia’s attack on Ukraine is a threat to global security.

BEIJING (AP) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine threatens global security, Chinese leader Xi Jinping, who hosted him in Beijing on Tuesday, told China in a clear call to exert more pressure on its neighbor and close strategic partner to resolve the conflict. called upon. According to German media reports, Scholz … Read more

Iran says any action against its interests will receive a serious response

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran will respond to any action against its interests, President Ebrahim Raisi said on Tuesday, according to the Iranian Student News Agency, a day after Israel warned it would respond to Tehran’s weekend drone and missile attacks. Will answer. Raisi told Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, “We unequivocally declare that … Read more

Pentagon chief emphasizes Middle East stability in talks with counterparts

By Idris Ali and Kanishk Singh WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke by phone with counterparts in the Middle East and Europe on Monday to express support for Israel following Iran’s attacks, but to prevent the conflict from spreading, the Pentagon said. Also emphasized on regional stability. Iran fired hundreds of drones … Read more

China’s foreign minister says Iran is capable of ‘handling the situation’ and avoiding further tensions in the Middle East

BEIJING (Reuters) – China said it believes Iran can “handle the situation well” while safeguarding its sovereignty and dignity, referring to the attack on Iran’s embassy in Syria and its retaliation over the weekend. and save the region from further turmoil”. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday called his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian to … Read more

Judge orders mental evaluation for an Illinois man accused of 4 murders

ROCKFORD, Illinois (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered psychiatric evaluation of a Northern man Illinois Man accused of murder of four people and injured seven other people by stabbing, beating and driving over them. Winnebago County Judge Debra Schaefer ordered an evaluation of Christian Soto when the 22-year-old appeared in court via video link … Read more