Posted by seumasach on June 25, 2015
Nonetheless, Rashed sums up: “Of course, we shouldn’t read into any new developments outside political frameworks, because I can hardly imagine that Saudi Arabia has decided to turn against its alliances (with the West) – but it probably wants to get out of the narrow US corner and expand its options”.
The Saudis can downplay this as much as they want- the simple fact is that getting out of “the narrow US corner” is tantamount to ending the reign of the petrodollar
24th June, 2015
The latest bunch of diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks as part of the half a million files relating to Saudi Arabian Foreign Ministry contains a revealing document on an “arrangement of reciprocal support to the candidature of the Government of Russia to the Human Rights Council on the understanding that the Government of Russia would also extend its valuable support to the candidature of Saudi Arabia” in the elections to the body held in May 2013.
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Posted by seumasach on June 21, 2015
20th June, 2015
The dogs of western fear and sanctions bark, while the Eurasian caravan passes.
And no caravanserai could possibly compete with the 19th edition of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). Thousands of global business leaders – including Europeans, but not Americans; after all, President Putin is “the new Hitler” – representing over 1,000 international companies/corporations, including the CEOs of BP, Royal Dutch Shell and Total, hit town in style.
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Posted by seumasach on June 20, 2015
Asked whether Russia saw its economic future more closely bound into a China-led grouping, he added: “We are not creating a bloc-based approach. We are trying to create a global approach.”
Greek prime minister reaches out to Vladimir Putin for help in financial crisis
19th June, 2015
Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime minister, has made a broad overture to Russia as he seeks a way out of his country’s debt and currency impasse, telling Vladimir Putin that Greece wants new partners to help it out of the crisis.
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Posted by seumasach on June 12, 2015
10th June, 2015
MILAN, June 10. /TASS/. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has said that even at the current no easy moment in world affairs Russia and Italy stand side by side in addressing global problems.
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Posted by seumasach on May 26, 2015
26th May, 2015
Moscow has condemned the massacre of civilians in the ancient city of Palmyra, urging the international community to denounce double standards in its approach to fighting terrorists, and unite against IS (Islamic State, formerly ISIS/ISIL) aggression.
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Posted by seumasach on May 15, 2015
15th May, 2015
The real Masters of the Universe in the U.S. are no weathermen, but arguably they’re starting to feel which way the wind is blowing.
History may signal it all started with this week’s trip to Sochi, led by their paperboy, Secretary of State John Kerry, who met with Foreign Minister Lavrov and then with President Putin.
Posted in Coup d'état in Ukraine, Disband NATO!, Global peace process, Iran, Multipolar world, New Cold War | Tagged: Chinese soft power, retreat from empire, Russian diplomacy | Leave a Comment »
Posted by seumasach on May 13, 2015
“I think Kerry’s visit was intended not just to signal a shift in the US stance but, above all, to try to partially restore the dialogue that had been practically severed. Naturally, if the United States wants to resume dialogue, it must take into account Russia’s stand, at least on some issues,” Pushkov said.
13th May, 2015
MOSCOW, May 13. /TASS/. The United States has acknowledged for the first time that Kiev doesn’t comply with the Minsk agreements, Chairman of the State Duma International Affairs Committee Alexey Pushkov told reporters on Wednesday. He commented on the remarks by US Secretary of State John Kerry, which he made following talks in Sochi with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
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Posted by seumasach on May 5, 2015
4th May, 2015
Last month, when President Vladimir Putin of Russia announced plans to sell a powerful anti-missile system to Iran before the lifting of international sanctions, Israel was quick to join the U.S. in expressing shock and anger.
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Posted by seumasach on April 18, 2015
18th April, 2015
Russia is planning to pay Greece large a multibillion advance against future profits from operating a gas pipeline that would pump Russian fuel through Turkey and Greece to the rest of Southern Europe, German magazine Spiegel reported.
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Posted by seumasach on April 14, 2015
13th April, 2015
The integration of Iran into the international community is expected to be the last frontier in energy politics. No doubt, it will be a game changer and it would have an Asian vector and a European vector — and a Russian-American vector. The major players are gearing up for action to cope with the new great game in energy politics.
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