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Facing total economic meltdown at home US/UK, spear-heading NATO, have chosen the path of confrontation with the rest of the world, a path which will lead us to the brink of war with Russia and China

Russia and Iran sign defense deal

Posted by seumasach on January 22, 2015

.. ‘may resolve’ S300 missile delivery issue

RT

20th January, 2015

Moscow and Tehran have signed military cooperation deal that implies wider collaboration in personnRead moreel training and counter-terrorism activities. It may also resolve the situation concerning the delivery of Russian S300 missiles, Iranian media reported.

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Russia fires Ukraine as natural gas transit for Europe

Posted by seumasach on January 17, 2015

Op-ed News

15th January, 2015

Russia executed a bold move on January 14, one that was largely unanticipated. It shows the level of disgust with both the coup-based Ukraine government and the European Union leaders and their small state followers.

Ukraine is finished as a supply route for Russian natural gas headed for European Union countries. EU countries get 25% to 30% of their natural gas from the Ukraine pipeline. The gas transiting Ukraine will be diverted to the recently announced Russia-Turkey pipeline. The Turks will create a portal at the Greek border where Europeans can purchase natural gas. The pipeline will be complete in 2017.

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Saudi reset with Iran is unavoidable

Posted by seumasach on January 15, 2015

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

15th January, 2015

The terrorist strike last week on the Saudi border post facing the Iraqi province of Anbar — known to be the Islamic State’s first assault on the kingdom — could be the proverbial straw on the camel’s back, forcing Riyadh into a profound rethink of its regional strategies imbued with the rivalries involving Iran.

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Russian FM says Paris attackers were trained by Syrian opposition

Posted by seumasach on January 15, 2015

TASS

12th January, 2015

MOSCOW, January 12. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday that last Wednesday’s attack on a French satirical magazine was committed by militants who had fought in Syria for the West-backed aim of ousting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power.

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Libya: Dr. Moussa Ibrahim speaks

Posted by seumasach on January 14, 2015

Pravda

14th January, 2015

During a historic event last Monday at the Committee Rooms Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London, dr. Moussa Ibrahim, the main media spokesperson of the Libyan Jamahiriya government at the time of the NATO aggression in 2011, spoke publicly in English for the first time after the so-called fall of Tripoli. Dr. Ibrahim, who is still wanted by the NATO powers for committing the “crime” of eloquently defending the truth about the imperialist war on Libya to the international press, joined the event called “Libya: NATO’s untold story”  via video link.

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Berlin peace talks on Ukraine fall flat

Posted by seumasach on January 13, 2015

Things have taken a sudden reverse after Hollande’s and vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel’s dramatic anti-sanctions statements only a week ago.

RFERL

13th January, 2015

The foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and France have failed to agree on terms for a summit later this week aimed at defusing the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

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Iran pledges to defeat ISIL

Posted by seumasach on January 4, 2015

The Iraqi defense minister, for his part, voiced pleasure in his ongoing visit to Iran, and said, “Iran’s all-out support for the Iraqi armed forces has played a determining role in the recent victories of the Iraqi army (against ISIL).”

SNSC Secretary Stresses Expulsion of ISIL from All Parts of Iraq

Fars News Agency

30th December, 2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) strongly condemned the crimes committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Iraq, and stressed that the war on ISIL should continue until all the Takfiri terrorists are driven out of entire Iraq.

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Saudi Arabia to reopen Iraq embassy

Posted by seumasach on January 4, 2015

Saudi Arabia Will Reopen Embassy In Iraq After 25 Years

IBT

3rd January, 2015

Saudi Arabia will reopen its embassy in Iraq for the first time in 25 years. Saudi officials will travel to the Iraqi capital of Baghdad this week to begin preparations so they can start building “at the earliest opportunity,” the Saudi Press Agency said Saturday. The move marks a major improvement in the once-rocky relations between the Arab neighbors, Reuters reported.

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Iran trumps Saudi project in Syria-Iraq

Posted by seumasach on January 4, 2015

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

2nd January, 2015

A grudging admission that Saudi Arabia has lost out to Iran in the regional rivalry is apparent in the opinion piece by a senior editor in the establishment daily Asharq Al-Awsat. The hubris that money can buy anything or anyone in Washington, the triumphalism that the Islamic State spells the doom for the Iranians, the over-confidence that Sunni-Shi’ite schism transcends regional politics – all these Saudi assumptions have gone horribly wrong. In retrospect, 2014 stands out as the year the Saudis lost the plot.

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2015: year of peace?

Posted by seumasach on December 19, 2014

Cailean Bochanan

19th December, 2014

Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow

T.S.Elliot

Those who have been following the analysis put forward in these columns may be stunned but will not be surprised by Obama’s announcement ending the US standoff with Cuba. As I wrote almost two years ago:

“You don’t have to regard Barack Obama as the the embodiment of ultimate virtue to support the recent shift towards a certain realism in Washington. He has declared an end to “war without end”. It doesn’t matter that this is only an accommodation to new realities and not the reflection of some inherent goodness in the US leader. What matters is that he is aware of reality and is accommodating to it: this is what leadership is about. He has recognised that the policy options chosen by his administration have not worked. They could have worked perhaps but they didn’t . The government of Bashar-al Assad has not collapsed in the face of Western sponsored Islamist movements and is not going to. The eurozone is not going to collapse to accommodate the US dollar. America is not going to dictate the course of world events over the coming years. The New World Order, at least not the one envisaged by Washington, London and Tel Aviv, will not come into being.Let us then applaud Barack Obama for providing us with change we might even believe in: a shift in Washington towards an acceptance of the facts, of a return to planet earth.”

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Iran nuclear talks: the beginning of the endgame?

Posted by seumasach on December 16, 2014

International Crisis Group

In Pursuit of Peace

11th December, 2014

After a year of negotiations, the parties to the Iran nuclear talks failed to meet their deadline of 24 November. Nonetheless the talks will continue, with the goal of reaching a political agreement by 1 March 2015 and a comprehensive agreement, including an implementation plan, by 1 July 2015 (see Crisis Group’s new report Iran Nuclear Talks: The Fog Recedes). In the following Q and A, Crisis Group Senior Iran Analyst Ali Vaez discusses what the new deadline means and how the talks might move forward.

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