Iran slams Netherlands for expelling two staff members from its Embassy

Iran has slammed an “unconstructive” move by the Netherlands to deport two Iranian staff members from its Embassy in The Hague.

A spokesperson for the Dutch intelligence service AIVD said that the Kingdom had expelled two “persons accredited to the Iranian embassy” but refused to provide any further information.

According to a European government official and a Western intelligence source, the expulsions occurred more than two months ago. Dutch state broadcaster NOS said the expulsions were on June 7.

The Netherlands’ move came after Belgian authorities said that an Iranian diplomat had been arrested along with a 38-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman, suspected of plotting a bomb attack on an MKO meeting in the French capital Paris.

Tehran asked Dutch officials to give an explanation for their country’s move to shelter members of the notorious anti-Iran terrorist group the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO), which has the blood of many Iranians on its hands.

Belgian police had intercepted the two suspects in Belgium with 500 grams of the homemade explosive TATP and a detonation device found in their car.

The diplomat, 46-year-old Assadollah A, was arrested in Germany, suspected of having been in contact with the two arrested in Belgium.

The allegations about the involvement of the Iranian diplomat in the suspected bomb attack on the MKO meeting were designed at the current sensitive and important junction to damage Iran-Europe relations.

PressTV.com / ABC Flash Point Diplomatic News 2018.

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Turkey Train Accident Kills Scores of Passengers near Greek Border

At least 10 people were killed and more than 70 injured on Sunday when a passenger train derailed in northwestern Turkey near the border with Greece.

More than 100 ambulances have been sent to the scene of the accident. The injured were also evacuated from the scene of the accident by helicopters. Bad weather conditions are mentioned as the cause of the tragedy.

 

The train which derailed in northwest Turkey on Sunday was carrying 362 passengers and was headed to Istanbul from the town of Uzunkopru, located in Edirne province.

CNN Turk reported that a collapsed bridge could possibly be the cause of the incident, but Turkish authorities said it was not a terrorist attack.

ABC Flash Point Transportation News 2018.

Israeli Airstrikes hit Syrian Arab Army positions near Golan Heights

Another Israeli military aircraft targeted Syrian army positions near the Golan Heights after a rogue shell fell in contested Israeli-Palestinian territory.

The airstrike hit Syrian Arab Army positions in the country’s southwestern region of Quneitra near the border with the Israeli-controlled contested territory.

According to a statement by the Israeli Defense Forces, the shell was launched during fighting between Syrian government forces and terrorist groups in the area.

Syrian government forces have pushed the militants to a relatively small enclave adjacent to Israeli and Jordanian territory, with the city of Daraa on the Jordanian border being their primary target.

The city of Quneitra, located in the western part of the enclave, has not been the focus of the offensive yet.

The Israeli military said that, while Israel is not involved in the War in Syria, it would “continue to implement the 1974 Separation of Forces Agreement that includes maintaining the buffer zone.

The agreement is a UN-monitored armistice that forbids a military buildup on both sides of the demarcation line. However, Tel Aviv claims the right to shoot at any military target on Syrian territory which it considers to be violating the agreement.

Israel has reportedly beefed up its tank- and artillery forces on the Golan Plateau, according to Reuters, in fear of advancing Syrian government forces, which Israel claims are intertwined with Iranian troops.

Israel has asked Russia, which is allied with the Syrian government but also has relations with Israel, to make sure no Iranian forces close in on Israel’s border.

Damascus claims Israel and its allies are supporting the terrorist groups fighting in Syria by conducting strikes on Syrian soil and by setting up hospitals for militants evacuated from the theater of war.

In addition, the Syrian Arab Army has repeatedly seized large amounts of Israeli-made weapons and military equipment from the terrorists.

Israel seized the Golan Heights from Syria after the Six-Day War in 1967 and later occupied it. Israel’s annexation of the territory has never been recognized by the international community and the UN Security Council.

Israel and Syria still remain officially at war as a result of the conflict and the lack of formal diplomatic relations between the two states.

ABC Flash Point Invasion News 2018.

Ex-CIA Boss Pompeo in North Korea for Nuclear Talks

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in North Korea to press Pyongyang for a “more detailed mutual commitment” to de-nuclearization following Kim Jong-un’s historic summit with President Donald Trump.

Pompeo is flanked by North Asia experts from the State Department, CIA spy agency and National Security Council and is due to hold talks with senior officials in Pyongyang this weekend over de-nuclearization, as well as return of the possible remains of invasive US soldiers that went missing during the Korean War between 1950- 1953.

The US diplomat met with Kim Yong-chol, a senior North Korean official who, along with Pompeo, played a key role in arranging last month’s meeting in Singapore.

The US President Trump told Pompeo he believes that Kim Yong-chol wants a different, brighter future for the people of North Korea. The US military has temporarily canceled their hostile “war exercises” on North Korea’s borders.

However, Trump’s National Security Advisor and war hawk John Bolton, does not want to believe Pyongyang intends to give up its nuclear or ballistic missile weapons program, unless the US military completely withdraws their troops form South Korea.

In recent months Trump has redeemed Kim, describing him as “very honorable” and “nice” while insisting that North Korea is “no longer a nuclear threat.”

Former CIA director, Pompeo also stated repeatedly that Kim is rational, and believes that North Korea’s leader is serious about his negotiations.

Corralling the US president’s rhetoric on North Korea is only a part of Pompeo’s challenge on this trip, which includes later stops in Japan, Vietnam, UAE and Europe.

Pompeo’s visit to Pyongyang will be closely watched in the region, as he is scheduled to meet with officials from US allies South Korea and Japan in Tokyo on Sunday following his talks with North Koreans.

However insider analysts said that, by pointing to a ‘brighter’ future, Pompeo means an atomic bomb on DRPK which gives a ‘brighter’ light. The chief gangster is there to steal stuff and to stab them in the back. That his nature like any Zionist.

North Korea has large deposits of different minerals like tungsten valued @ $9 trillion. Any opening for American capitalist enterprises to enter the lucrative North Korean market is a gain and a giant leap forward towards to so-called peace.

Pompeo visits North Korea to convince the North Koreans to destroy their nuclear arms to pave way for easy invasion by America and allies and “colonization” of the entire peninsula.

I don’t think North Koreans are fools to joke with their national sovereignty after seeing what happened to Libya, Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq after they had agreed to disarm.

PressTV.com / ABC Flash Point Asia News 2018.