Published time: February 15, 2014 04:14
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Frustrated by the deadlock of the second round of Geneva 2 talks, Saudi Arabia has reportedly offered to supply the rebels with anti-aircraft missiles. Meanwhile Russia has accused the US of once again hijacking peace talks and pushing for regime change.
According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Russian-made antitank guided missiles and Chinese man-portable air-defense systems are up for grabs, already waiting in warehouses in Jordan and Turkey.
An Arab diplomat and several opposition figures with knowledge of the Saudi efforts have told WSJ that these supplies are likely to tip the battlefield scales, as the rebels will become capable of taking on the government’s air power and destroying heavy armored vehicles.
Posted in Middle East, Military, Reports, Syria, Terrorism, Terrorist Supporters, War & Conflicts
- Tagged Bashar al-Assad, Geneva, Saudi Arabia, Sergey Lavrov, Syria, Syrian opposition, United States, Wall Street Journal
English: Eutelsat’s satellite fleet on the geostationary arc (2008) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“Fast track to Digital Afghanistan” says ICT Minister, His Excellency Amirzai Sangin
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Eutelsat Communications (Paris:ETL) (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL), one of the world’s leading satellite operators, and the Afghanistan Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (MCIT) today announced they have signed an MOU giving Afghanistan satellite resources that will enhance deployment of its national broadcasting and telecommunications infrastructure as well as its international connectivity.
Under the multi-year agreement, Eutelsat will deploy an in-orbit satellite from February 2014 to 48deg East to deliver full national coverage and extensive reach of Central Asia and the Middle East. The satellite will be officially called AFGHANSAT 1 by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, reflecting Afghanistan’s entry into the commercial satellite business.
Posted in Afghanistan, Europe, Military, Reports, Technology
- Tagged Afghanistan, Eutelsat, Internet service provider, MCIT, Michel de Rosen, Middle East, Ministry of Communications (Afghanistan), Wall Street Journal