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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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Russia has repeatedly stressed that the White Helmets group in Syria was responsible for chemical weapons provocations. In April dozens of the group's members admitted in several interviews, that they had carried out false flag chemical attacks to provoke retaliation against the Syrian armed forces.
So, the Armenian provocations on the frontline are more likely to originate from its failures.
Sputnik quoted Zakharova as saying in a press conference that "As mentioned earlier, the terrorists in Idleb continue to prepare provocations with the use of toxic materials."
Rationality in the North Korean Regime: Understanding the Kims' Strategy of Provocation
The past has been marked by the continuation of hostile armed provocations on the part of the Russian-occupying troops.
To understand this, researchers developed an economic game in which a participant is confronted with the fair behaviour of one player and the unfair provocations of another player.
Pavlopoulos reiterated that Turkey's provocative stance towards the Republic of Cyprus also constituted provocations against the EU.
Pyongyang may opt to manage the situation without making any nuclear or missile provocations until the sports event, and this may lead to Seoul and Washington delaying their annual joint military exercise.
But it has refrained from provocations following its launch of an intermediate-range missile over Japan on Sept.
Seoul, May 29 (BNA): Top nuclear envoys of South Korea, the United States and Japan strongly condemned North Korea's latest missile test on Monday, vowing to maintain close cooperation and seek stern action against Pyongyang's "reckless" and "continued" provocations, South Korea's foreign ministry said.
Le ministere palestinien des Affaires etrangeres a demande au quartette de se pencher sur les provocations racistes des milieux officiels israeliens contre le peuple palestinien et ses dirigeants.