War Drums! Putin Rolls into Crimea on New Bridge - South Africa and Turkey Recall Ambassadors - Kim Jong-un Abruptly Cancels Meeting With Trump and Talks With South Korea (Vital Videos)
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan answers questions after giving a speech at Chatham house in London on May 14, 2018. (AFP Photo/Adrian Dennis)
Russian president opens bridge that connects southern Russia to the #Crimean Peninsula.
President Erdoğan of #Turkey has recalled ambassadors from the U.S. and #Israel in reaction to over 50 Palestinians being killed on the Gaza Strip.
North Korea has abruptly canceled high-levels talk with South Korea, citing military drills on the #KoreanPeninsula. It also called into question whether the summit with U.S. President Donald Trump could still take place. (DD: anyone surprised?)
Putin rolls into Crimea on new bridge
Source Fox News
Kim Jong-un Threatens to Cancel Meeting with President Trump
Source Latest World News Update
BREAKING: Turkey Recalls Ambassadors From U.S. And Israel After Over 50 Palestinians Killed In Gaza
Source Alex Jones
North Korea Abruptly Cancels High-level Talks With South Korea
Source BNO News
James Valles reports. (BNO News)
North Korea Threatens to Cancel Nuclear Summit With Donald Trump Over ‘Max Thunder’
Source Jinm Yackel
North Korea threatens to CANCEL nuclear summit with Trump because it believes ‘provocative military ruckus’ of joint U.S.-South Korea drills are rehearsal for invasion
- June 12 Singapore summit between Trump and Kim is suddenly in jeopardy
- North Korean government blames joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises
- Pyongyang sees the drills as a rehearsal for a full-scale invasion
- Kim also canceled meeting with South Korea’s president on a few hours’ notice
Kim’s regime said through state-run news agency KCNA that ongoing ‘Max Thunder’ joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea are actually a ‘rehearsal for invasion’ of the North.
‘The United States will also have to undertake careful deliberations about the fate of the planned North Korea-U.S. summit in light of this provocative military ruckus jointly conducted with the South Korean authorities,’ KCNA said.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement: ‘We are aware of the South Korean media report. The United States will look at what North Korea has said independently, and continue to coordinate closely with our allies.’
South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported that Pyongyang also canceled high-level talks with Seoul, scheduled for later in the day.
The North Koreans cited the military drills as the reason.
The meeting was to happen in the border town of Panmunjom, as a followup to Kim’s April meeting with his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-In.
The Trump administration has appeared to be making progress in recent weeks toward a new diplomatic framework with the hermit kingdom.
Tempers had cooled following months of belligerence on both sides – Trump called Kim ‘Little Rocket Man’ and Kim responded by branding him a ‘mentally deranged U.S. dotard.’
Last week Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Pyongyang on a mission to retrieve three Americans held prisoner in the communist nation.
He returned a day later with Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak-song and Tony Kim on board his government jet. Trump, eager to reap the PR benefit of a public splash, went to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland at 2:00 in the morning to greet them personally.
The prisoner release was seen as a first step toward the planned summit, which Trump announced last week would take place June 12 in Singapore.
The North Korean statement got a jump on the U.S State Department
SOURCE Daily Mail
Turkey recalls ambassadors to Israel, US over Gaza ‘genocide’
‘Israel is a terrorist state,’ Erdogan says of response to Hamas-led riots on border; Foreign Ministry says it has not received official notice
Turkey on Monday recalled its ambassadors to Israel and the United States in protest of the Israeli military’s deadly response to riots on the Gaza border.
The announcement was made by Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag, who also declared three days of mourning over the 55 Palestinians the Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza said were killed in the riots.
“Israel is wreaking state terror. Israel is a terror state,” Erdogan told Turkish students in London in a speech broadcast by state television. “What Israel has done is a genocide. I condemn this humanitarian drama, the genocide, from whichever side it comes, Israel or America.
“We will continue to stand with Palestinian people with determination,” he added.
Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said Jerusalem was aware of reports on Turkey’s intention to recall its ambassador but had not received an official notice.
A protestor holds a placard reading “Al-Quds (Jerusalem in Arabic) belongs to the Muslims” during a protest in Istanbul against the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. (AFP Photo/Ozan Kose)
Turkey’s announcement came after South Africa announced the immediate recall of its ambassador to Israel in protest of the #Gaza deaths.
Citing Hamas sources, Hadashot TV news said 10 of the terror group’s members were killed in the clashes, including a son of its co-founder Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi. The IDF’s spokesman said Hamas deployed 12 separate terrorist “cells” to try to breach the border at different locations, and that all were rebuffed.
EErdogan, whom Israel has accused of providing aid to #Hamas, the terror group that runs Gaza and backs the protests, said, “We will not allow today to be the day #Muslim world loses #Jerusalem.”
The Turkish president has positioned himself as a defender of the Palestinians and harshly criticized the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and its relocation of its embassy to the city, saying earlier that the move was a violation of international law.
Turkey’s decision to recall its envoys to Israel and the US came as thousands gathered in Ankara to condemn the US embassy relocation, burning American and Israeli flags, and protesting the deadly clashes along the Israel-Gaza border.
Demonstrators carried banners that read: “Al Quds belongs to the Muslims,” the Arabic name of Jerusalem. They chanted “God is great” and slogans calling for holy war and #martyrdom. One speaker called Americans “dogs” as people shouted “Jerusalem is ours, it will be ours.”
Protesters chant slogans as they wave Hamas, Turkish and Palestinian flags outside the residence of the Israeli ambassador in Ankara on May 14, 2018, during a demonstration against the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem. (AFP Photo/Adem Altan)
The rally was called by pro-Islamic Humanitarian Relief Foundation, or IHH, which Israel lists as a terror group.
In 2010, 10 Turks were killed in a melee after they attacked IDF troops who boarded an IHH-organized Gaza blockade-busting ship.
The raid led to a souring of ties between the two countries, once close economic and security partners. Diplomatic ties were fully restored when Ankara returned its envoy to Israel in December 2016, though they have remained frosty since.
SOURCE The Times of Israel
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