"Intelligence Matters" host Michael Morell on top global threats in 2022
Morell offers his analysis of two top global threats: Russia's military aggression toward Ukraine and Iran's nuclear ambitions.Download, rate and subscribe here: iTunes, Spotify and Stitcher.
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The European Union does not want to give up the threats. Thursday, January 13, Josep Borell felt that Russian military movements at the Russian border "are part of the pressure" that Moscow wants to pose Europe and the United States. As a result, the head of the European diplomacy upon travel to Brest, it is out of the question of "negotiating under pressure".
Josep Borell also assured that "coordination with the Americans is absolutely perfect," adding that they gave him "the assurance that nothing will be decided or negotiated without the Europeans". Such statements were made before the beginning of an informal meeting between the European Defense Ministers, which would look at the Ukrainian crisis.
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"there will be no decisions today because it is an informal meeting, but there will be a political expression," he said. "We will develop the position of the European Union, decide how we face the crisis" , he said.
Defense ministers will be joined at the end of the morning by EU Foreign Ministers. The meeting is organized in Brittany, a region from which the French Minister of Foreign Affairs is originated Jean-Yves Le Drian. The head of the European diplomacy, which has been in contact with the day before with the Dutch Foreign Minister Wopke Hoekstra, tested positive at COVID, reassured his health.
"I passed the tests of rigor. I am not positive. We can start working, "he announced.
The Belgian Foreign Minister Sophie Wilmès, who has also been in contact with his Dutch counterpart, has also been negative tested, but she preferred to cancel his coming to Brest. Ms. Wilmes was hospitalized and placed in intensive care in October 2020 after being contaminated by the virus.
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Kay-Achim Schönbach said the idea that Russia wanted to invade Ukraine was nonsense. He added that all President Putin wanted was respect. A number of countries have supplied weapons to Ukraine, including the US and UK. But Germany has refused Ukraine's request for ammunition. Russia has denied claims that it is intending to invade Ukraine. © Thomson Reuters Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia January 20, 2022. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Pool via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.