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provocation

English criminal law words or conduct that incite a person to attack another

Provocation

 

(1) An act of inciting or prompting individuals, groups, or organizations to actions that will lead to grave, sometimes disastrous, consequences.

(2) Treacherous actions perpetrated by private agents of the police and reactionary parties (agents provocateurs) aimed at exposing, discrediting, and ultimately crushing progressive and revolutionary organizations.

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The statement further reads that since the end of 1980s Armenia has resorted to violence, terror, provocations on ethnic grounds and use of military force in an attempt to realize its baseless and illegal territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
Zakharova told reporters at a press briefing on Thursday that Missile attack against Humaymim base by terrorists could be a staged provocation aimed at derailing the Syrian National Dialogue Congress to be held in Sochi, TASS reported.
If it makes a provocation even though Seoul and Washington agree to delay the drills, it will leave no excuse in North Korea's argument that it is developing the missiles as self-defensive measure against a possible invasion by the allies.
Based on a robust ROK-US combined defense posture, the ROK Government will respond resolutely to any provocation by North Korea.
Lord Malcolm, who heard the appeal with Lady Paton, said: "While we can understand that for the deceased's family, it is unlikely that any sentence can be described as excessive, we are persuaded that some weight should be attached to the jury's view as to the appellant acting under provocation.
Objectives: This study aims to investigate the efficacy of transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI) on low back pain relief and functional impairments and whether pain provocation during injection has an effect on pain relief in mid-term.
The envoys of the three countries shared the view that the North's yet another provocation following ones conducted on May 14 and May 21 is an act that runs squarely counter to the denuclearization and peace on the Korean Peninsula, and they strongly condemned it," the ministry said, quoted by Yonhap News Agency.
The military official said "we are totally ready to meet and deter any and all military provocation.
This morning's provocation from the North is just the latest reminder of the risks each one of you face each and every day in the defense of the freedom of the people of South Korea and the defense of America in this part of the world," Pence said.
The current complicated and tense situation between the two Koreas was attributed to hostile provocations from the south, Kim Yong Chol, director of the investigation bureau of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army, said at a press briefing, rebuffing Seoul's claim that Pyongyang was the first to make provocation.
Turkey's decision to unilaterally issue a Notice to Airmen ("NOTAM"), reserving an extensive airspace over the Aegean Sea from the 2 nd of March to 31 st of December for military use is considered a serious provocation, with the Greek government prepared to take the matter to NATO, the United Nations, the European Union and the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO).