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Reported Violations of the Southwest Ceasefire

The United States remains deeply troubled by reports of increasing Syrian regime operations in southwest Syria within the boundaries of the de-escalation zone negotiated between the United States, Jordan, and the Russian Federation last year and reaffirmed between Presidents Trump and Putin in Da Nang, Vietnam in November. Syrian regime military and militia units, according to our reports, have violated the southwest de-escalation zone and initiated airstrikes, artillery, and rocket attacks.

The United States continues to warn both the Russian government and the Assad regime of the serious repercussions of these violations and demands that Russia restrain pro-regime forces from further actions within the southwest de-escalation zone. During their call this weekend, Secretary Pompeo stressed to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov the critical nature of mutual adherence to this arrangement and the unacceptable nature of any unilateral activity by the Assad regime or Russia. The United States expects all parties to respect the ceasefire, protect civilian populations, and avoid broadening of the conflict. We remain committed to maintaining the stability of the southwest de-escalation zone and to the ceasefire underpinning it.

Source: U.S. Department of State

ICC issues ranking for Men’s T20 cricket with Pakistan at top

In the latest rankings by the International Cricket Council of Mens T20, Pakistan top the table with 131 ratings with 3,270 points.

The ranking was issued after the Pakistan-Scotland series.

Australia are at second position with 126 and India at third position with 123 ratings.

Source: Radio Pakistan


SRINAGAR (KASHMIR), May 24 (NNN-PTI) — Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector in Jammu and Kashmir by opening fire last night, Army sources said.

There was an unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the LoC in Kamalkote in Uri sector last night, the sources said here.

They said the Pakistani opened fire from 11 pm to 12:30 am last night.

However, there was no loss of life.

There was effective retaliation from our side, the sources said. — NNN-PTI


China expresses serious concern over violent clashes in Gaza Strip

China has expresssed serious concern over the violent clashes in the Gaza Strip and called on both Israel and Palestine to exercise restraint.

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson at a daily news briefing in Beijing today said that China is seriously concerned about the confrontations that caused mass casualties and opposes violent action targeting civilians.

He said we have called on both Israel and Palestine, especially the Israeli side, to keep restraint to avoid further escalation of tensions.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Malaysia: Mahathir Mohamad says his party has mandate to form govt

In Malaysia, opposition alliance headed by veteran leader Mahathir Mohamad has achieved a historic election victory in the general elections.

The results from the Election Commission showed the opposition grouping won 115 seats over the threshold of 112 seats needed in parliament to form a government.

Mahathir Mohamad had earlier served as Prime Minister from 1981 to 2003.

Meanwhile, former ruler Mahathir Mohamad has said his party has a clear mandate to form a government in the country.

Addressing a news conference in Kulalumpur, ninety two year Malaysian leader insisted he should be immediately confirmed as prime minister.

Mahathir Mohamad said his coalition would not seek revenge but would “restore the rule of law”.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Poland National Day

On behalf of President Trump and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people and government of Poland as you celebrate the 227th anniversary of the Constitution of the Third of May.

The Constitution of the Third of May was a landmark event in Poland’s history, making it among the first countries in the world to adopt a written constitution. This year is also the centennial of Poland’s recovery of its independence on November 11, 1918, as well as President Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points, which included a call for the restoration of an independent Poland. We recall our common heritage in the events of 1918 and affirm our strong alliance today.

Source: U.S. Department of State