[AlAhram] Russia, slapped with sanctions by Western nations after invading Ukraine, was reported to have already asked Iran ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites.... in May to supply it with key components it could no longer access.
As sanctions bite, the proposed cooperation on automobile constriction between the three nations could progress rapidly, Najafi-Manesh said.
"This idea can be realised very soon," he said.
"Manufacturing all the parts of this car... avoiding currency transfers to provide spare parts, and the existence of export markets are among the advantages of such a project."
He added that the idea was first floated by The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire... and that Russia was "interested".
Iran has also suffered under stringent economic sanctions, reimposed by the United States in 2018 after Washington unilaterally pulled out of a deal with world powers on Iran's nuclear programme.
Western carmakers have ventured into Russia to assemble cars over the past two decades as the country's economy expanded.
But since Moscow sent troops into Ukraine in February, numerous car makers have stopped sales of their cars or parts to Russia -- including Audi, Honda, Jaguar and Porsche.
Makes that have halted Russian production include BMW, Ford, Hyundai, Mercedes, Volkswagen and Volvo.
Iran and Turkey share a land border, while Russia shares a maritime border with Iran and Turkey across the Black Sea and Caspian Sea respectively.
Turkey already exports more than $12 billion worth of automobile spare parts annually, while Iran was ranked the 19th largest automaker in the world in 2021, according to the International Organization of Automobile Manufacturers.
Based on OICA data, Iranian automakers produced 894,298 vehicles in 2021, IRNA reported.
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07/05/2022 10:04 Comments ||
"Fine Corinthian Leather"
Posted by: Frank G ||
07/05/2022 10:06 Comments ||
The new and Improved Trabant? One interesting anecdote is that after Germany reunited they had trouble recycling Trabants because the "duroplast body" had all sorts of 'mystery ingredients'. They finally made it into structural bricks to line the autobahns...
[OneIndia] One of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba holy warriors who was captured on Sunday is said to have been part of the BJP's IT cell. Talib Hussain had allegedly infiltrated the BJP and was even made the in-charge of Jammu province's Minority Morcha's IT and Social Media cell.
The BJP however said that Hussain remained a member of the party for just 18 days and he had resigned on May 27 2022.
On July 1, many opposition leaders had put out a tweet stating that one of the killers in the Udaipur murder case was a member of the BJP. "The killer of Kanhaiya Lal, Riyaz Attari is a member of the BJP," senior Congress leader Pawan Khera said while citing a media report. The BJP vehemently denied the allegation and said that the party has no links with the killers. The ongoing investigation in the Udaipur case suggests that Attari was trying to get close to BJP leaders and workers of the Moslem Rashtriya Manch. The intention was to carry out a reconnaissance of BJP offices and also kill its members and workers, the initial probe has revealed.
An investigation would be launched soon in the Talib Hussain case as well to find out if he too had infiltrated the BJP like Attari.
This modus operandi was used by the LTTE whose members infiltrated political parties or got close to politicians. An official, while explaining their strategy to OneIndia, said that by getting close to politicians or joining the parties, they get an automatic security cover. They use this to go about places and carry out a reconnaissance of targets.
In the case of the LTTE many were welcomed into the state of Tamil Nadu as they were affiliated with a political party. It was due to this infiltration that they were able to set up a plan which ultimately resulted in the liquidation of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi at Sriperumbudur, which is around 50 kilometres from the capital city of Chennai.
Another official said that these radical Islamists are following the same strategy now. The probe into the Udaipur killings makes it clear that their intent was to infiltrate and then target.
Attari was trying to get close with Irshad Chainwala, a member of the BJP Minority Morcha, and Tahir Raza Khan, a BJP worker. It was further revealed that Attari had also carried out a recce of BJP establishments and functionaries with the possible intention of attacking them.
The murder of a Hindu tailor, Kanhaiya Lal by two Moslemmurderous Moslems last week has shaken the nation. The culprits had not only recorded the murder, but also posted another video and grabbed credit for it.
This led the Intelligence Bureau to Amaravati where a pharmacist Umesh Kolhe was allegedly killed by five Moslem men. While the police had started the paperwork but haven't done much else of murder, the FIR said that the motive was robbery. It was only after a team of the Intelligence Bureau reached there did they realise that the Rs 35,000 that Kolhe had on him was intact.
The reports on Sunday had claimed that Hussain was the in charge of the IT and social media cell of the minority morcha in Jammu province. However, Jammu and Kashmir BJP chief Ravinder Raina called those reports fake.
"A couple of years ago, Talib Hussain along with with his three colleagues used to come to the BJP office as a media person. He had also interviewed me many times, he used to call himself a reporter for a YouTube channel named 'New Sehar India'," Raina said.
"As a journalist, Hussain clicked photos with us many times in the BJP office. Pakistan terror outfit wanted to target the head office of the BJP of Jammu and Kashmir. It has been done through the targeted medium and carried out such incidents," Ranasaid. "It is too soon to say more on this matter as the investigation is going on. Not only the BJP, but all the offices of other political parties need to be more alert now,” he added.
[STAR] A new Israeli military technology enables soldiers to see through walls in real time using a touchscreen and an AI - it could have terrifying consequences for surveillance and privacy.
An Israeli military tech company has created a new gadget which will enable the military to see through walls.
The Camero Xaver 1000 uses artificial intelligence-based tracking to detect live objects and people behind walls and buildings, and even tells users whether the object is an adult, a child or an animal.
This 'easy-to-use' system features a 10-inch touch screen and promises X-ray vision through walls "at the push of a button".
Billed as a tool for both the military and the emergency services, it even lets users know the number of people inside a building, their height and orientation, and maps the layout of a room itself.
[AnNahar] The U.S. Navy's Mideast-based 5th Fleet is starting to offer rewards for information that could help sailors intercept weapons, drugs and other illicit shipments across the region amid tensions over Iran's nuclear program and Tehran's arming of Yemen ...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of... 's Iran's Houthi sock puppets ...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him... rebels.
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This one is a head scratcher for me. Certainly, you can see the small fast-movers traveling from Iran to Oman on a surface search radar, but I don’t know what authority we have to interdict traffic in the Gulf of Oman. Who are we planning on getting tips from? Iranians or Omani’s? To my knowledge, we don’t have a naval presence in either country. We probably still gas up in Oman, but I think the nearest naval set is in Bahrain or Dubai. This type of intel op does not seem like something that the Navy would be good at. The money would become more of a donation at best. At worst, we will interdict a shipment of dynamite with a remote detonator.
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07/05/2022 10:01 Comments ||
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
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