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At the naval base of the U.S. Navy in San Diego lit up the ship

On the American naval base in San Diego caught fire amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard, said the command of the surface forces of the U.S. Navy.

It is reported that all injured 21 people, including 17 sailors and four civilians, the victims are receiving treatment at a local hospital with injuries that do not pose a threat to life.

Commando Captain America killed himself

Senior Sergeant special forces airborne Andrew Christian Marchesano nicknamed Captain America killed himself in front of the couple, reports FoxNews.

A man was six times in Afghanistan and many other hot spots. He recently moved to Washington to begin work at the Pentagon. Friends with whom he served, compared Marchesano superhero comic book Captain America. According to them, the man was never able to recover after tours in Afghanistan.

Visit of the Minister of defense of Greece in the US postponed

Visit of the Minister of national defense of Greece Nikolaos of Panayotopoulos in the United States pending, said the Greek defense Ministry.

After an exchange of views with the Ministry of defense it was decided to postpone the visit of Panayotopoulos in the United States, the report said.

Lavrov responded to the accusations of "collusion" between Russia and the Taliban

The US still has not provided any evidence of the accusations against Russia in connection with the radical movement "Taliban," said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

"I can only confirm that all of this is based on a very unfair speculation. No concrete evidence was not presented. Moreover, officials of the administration, including the defense Minister, said that they do not know about such facts. All of this is again inscribed, as if this all was created, apparently, the way it is, in the internal political struggle before the elections", - said the Minister on the online session of the international forum "Primakov reading-2020" "Russia and pochkovidnye the world."

Pompeo has rejected criticism of the United Nations in connection with the murder Soleimani

U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo rejected criticism of the United Nations in connection with the murder of the American forces, a senior Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.

"The blow that killed General Soleimani, was in response to the escalation of a series of armed attacks Iran and the militants, which it supports, forces and US interests in the middle East. The strike was to deter Iran from the organization or support further attacks against the U.S. and its interests, and to reduce the combat potential of the forces of "Quds," added Pompeo.

The Pentagon has not received reports about the "conspiracy" of Russia with the Taliban

The Secretary of defense mark Esper stated that he had not received reports about the "reward", which was allegedly paid Russia the Afghan Taliban for attacks on American soldiers.

"As I recall, I have not received reports that included the word "remuneration," said Esper at hearings in Committee on armed forces U.S. house of representatives.

China called the goal of the military exercises in the South China sea

Purpose of the recent exercises of the Chinese Navy in the South China sea is increasing the defense capability of the Chinese armed forces, they are not directed against any particular country, reads the statement of the Ministry of defense of the PRC.

Previously, China has announced plans to hold military exercises in the Paracel Islands in the South China sea from 1 to 5 July. Islands under the control of Beijing, are disputed territory between China, Taiwan and Vietnam. The Pentagon expressed concern about the teachings of China. According to authorities, the holding of military exercises in the disputed area of the South China sea "is counterproductive towards efforts to reduce tensions and maintain stability" in the region.

Lavrov commented on the statement of Esper on the containment of Russia and China

If the Pentagon believes its primary task of deterrence of Russia and China, so, this kind of philosophy professed by the current administration of the United States, she was overwhelmed with the desire to keep everyone but themselves, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov.

Pentagon chief mark Esper in the first year at the post said the successful "containment" of Russia and China.

Russia interested in developing dialogue with all the countries, Lavrov said

Moscow is interested in the development of a normal dialogue with all countries, including Washington, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

The Secretary of defense mark Esper in the first year at the post said the successful "containment" of Russia and China.

In the U.S. evaluated data on the deaths of the military because of "collusion" between Russia and the Taliban

The commander of U.S. Central command (CENTCOM), General Kenneth Mackenzie questioned the accuracy of the information that alleged Russia's collusion with the Taliban led to the deaths of American soldiers.

According to the General, in this case the information was not enough even to ensure that he gave the order to carry it deep.

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