Telephone services provided by local telephone operators were switched off across almost the whole of Iraq yesterday. According to the press office of the Iraqi Civil Defence Authority, this is a necessary measure to which the government has had to resort in the interests of security. 'The CIA can no longer listen to our conversations,' said Mohammed Sabri, an official in the press office.
According to some sources, telephone calls are now possible only through a switchboard. An Iraqi government order has forbidden calls by satellite and mobile phone, except for foreign journalists, who can use these devices in press centres and press offices.
The behavior of the Russian inspector satellite, which was launched in the autumn of 2017, puzzles military officials in the United States
When the bill was submitted to Congress on August 2, the reason for imposing the new sanctions on Russia was based on Russia's alleged interference in the US presidential election in 2016, but then something clicked