US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to commit to the cessation of hostilities in Karabakh.
State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said Pompeo had contacted both Pashinyan and Aliyev separately, and pressed them to commit to the cessation of hostilities and to seek a diplomatic solution to the Karabakh conflict under the auspices of the co-chairs of the Minsk Group of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Pompeo stressed that there is no military solution to this conflict, stressing the importance of full implementation of the ceasefire agreed upon in Moscow on October 10, and was reaffirmed in the statement issued by Paris on October 17, according to the joint statement issued on October 1, 2020 by US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Source: US Department of State
Russian radio amateur Dmitry Pashkov has questioned the US test of the innovative water engine on the MOMENTUS-X1 satellite in space.
The Russian amateur wrote on his website, "Based on the open data of the North American Air Defense Command NORAD, the MOMENTUS-X1 satellite did not perform any maneuvers in orbit."
According to the program documents Pashkov refers to, the device was supposed to lower its orbit as part of the experimental test program of Momentus Vigoride's innovative hydro-thermic microwave drive.
It is reported that this company raised 34 million dollars for the innovation and testing of this engine. After launching the small moon 16U cubesat, the company announced the success of the water engine test, and that it plans to organize a $ 1.2 billion stock sale.
It should be noted that the satellite MOMENTUS-X1 was launched from Vostochny Space Airport on July 5, 2019 by the Soyuz-2.1b transport missile.
The Indian Ministry of Defense announced today, Monday, that India and the United States have signed a military agreement to share satellite data, which will strengthen the strategic relations between the two countries.
The agreement will allow India access to topographic, maritime, aviation and airspace data in order to increase the accuracy of weapons such as missiles and drones.
The agreement will be signed during a visit by US Defense Secretary Mark Esper to India, where he has arrived, accompanied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, to conduct a high-level security dialogue seen as part of efforts to counter China's growing tendency towards hegemony in the region.
"The two ministers expressed their satisfaction at the signing of the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement on Geospatial Cooperation," the Indian Ministry of Defense said after Esper's talks with Defense Minister Rajnath Singh.
Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan announced today, Monday, that the Armenian people are ready to accept compromises to settle the conflict in Karabakh, but will not accept surrender.
In a speech broadcast live on his Facebook page, Pashinyan said, "I want all of us to be fully aware that Azerbaijan does not want to accept a compromise solution in order to settle the issue, but rather wants Karabakh to surrender. We are ready for mutual concessions and even concessions that may be painful." For us, the Armenian people will never be ready to surrender. "
As for the fate of the last truce in Karabakh, Pashinyan admitted that it did not hold up like its predecessors, blaming the Azerbaijani side for continuing the battles.
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman is facing a threat of punishment for his statements about video technology, after the El Clásico match against Real Madrid in the seventh round of the Spanish Football League.
After Barcelona lost the El Clasico match (1-3) last Saturday at the Camp Nou stadium, Coman stated that he does not understand the video technology "VAR" and that it is used only to the detriment of Barcelona, after a penalty kick was awarded to defender Sergio Ramos, captain. Real Madrid, after resorting to video technique.
Coman confirmed during statements carried by the Spanish newspaper "Marca", that arbitration played a decisive role in losing his team, saying: "We played well and created opportunities, and in the second half also we were good, and we did not deserve to lose today, and I did not understand some of the referee's decisions, and his decisions affected the The result of the match, and before the penalty kick, we were fine
He added: "The penalty kick had a great impact, and I do not understand the video technology, and I think it is used against Barcelona only. We played 5 matches and we did not benefit from them, and we do not deserve to lose today."
The coach revealed his conversation with the referee: "I told him," Do you see it as a penalty kick? For me it is not, and I told him that I hope someday they will be able to explain to me how the video referee works in Spain? "Messi was entitled to a penalty against Seville and the cards were not deserved against Getafe. ".
The Spanish newspaper "Sport" reported that Koeman could be punished after his recent statements.
And if a complaint against Koeman from the Integrity Committee arrives at the Spanish Federation, an investigation will be opened into the statements of the Dutch coach, as happened before, towards the Chilean coach, Manuel Pellegrini, Real Betis coach, who objected to a penalty awarded to Real Madrid in the third round.
In the event that Koeman was found guilty of against the Spanish arbitration, he would be subject to a suspension ranging from 4 to 12 matches, in addition to a fine ranging from 601 euros to 3005.06 euros.
Article 100 of the penal code prohibits statements that carry an explicit accusation of arbitration in the Spanish League matches.
The Information and Mass Communication Office of the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that the third navigation satellite of the new generation "GLONASS-К" has reached its scheduled orbit.
It is reported that the satellite "GLONASS-" was launched at 22.08 on Sunday, October 25, from Plesetsk Space Airport by the Soyuz-2.1B transport missile, and the acceleration unit "Frigate", which separated with the moon from the third stage of the missile at 22.19 hours and placed it in its scheduled orbit.
It should be noted that this launch was the twelfth in Russia in 2020 and the fifth from the Plesetsk space airport.
It is the third satellite of the "GLONASS-" group of the new generation, as it launched its first satellite in February 2011 and the second in December 2014 and is operating according to its scheduled program since February 2016. The third satellite, according to the producing company, will undergo the same tests of the previous two satellites, but it is distinguished from them "by increasing the percentage Nationally produced ingredients in it. "
The satellites “GLONASS-” and “GLONASS-2” differ from the satellites of the previous generation “GLONASS-بعد” in the number of navigation signals emitted from them (five for GLONASS-and seven for nine for “GLONASS-” and “GLONASS-2”) The service life of the new satellites is 10 years.
This brings the number of satellites of the Russian GLONASS navigation system currently operating in space to 28 satellites.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Legian said today, Monday, that his country will impose sanctions on US entities for their participation in selling US weapons to Taiwan.
According to the spokesman, the sanctions will be imposed on "Lockheed Martin", "Boeing Defense" and "Raytheon".
And last week, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that the US approval of a potential $ 1.8 billion arms sales to Taiwan would have a major impact on Sino-US relations.