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Russia, Egypt support forming anti-ISIS coalition with Syria

Posted by seumasach on August 27, 2015

RT

26th August, 2015

Russia and Egypt support the creation of a broad anti-terrorist coalition, which would include Syria, to fight Islamic State militants, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a joint media conference with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel el-Sisi.

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Moscow backs Brazil, India for permanent UNSC seats

Posted by seumasach on August 16, 2015

BRICS Post

14th August, 2015

Russian Foreign Ministry Sergey Lavrov has told Russian media that Africa, Asia and Latin America are underrepresented in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and said Moscow favors expanding its membership.

Lavrov said that Moscow was particularly supportive of Brazil’s and India’s applications to become permanent UNSC members.

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Saudi Arabia, Russia and Iran: Gulf players willing to abandon old narratives

Posted by seumasach on August 11, 2015

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Asia Times

10th August, 2015

The Iran nuclear deal is yet to cross the Rubicon of approval by the US Congress and the going got a bit tough last weekend with Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Eliot Engel, two top congressional Democrats, announcing their objection to the deal. Schumer claimed he made the decision “after deep study, careful thought, and considerable soul-searching,” while Engel is yet to lay bare his soul. But never mind; the debate in the US looks increasingly surreal.

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Russia: Syria ready to join international anti-ISIL bid

Posted by seumasach on August 10, 2015

 “Russia’s top diplomat cast doubt on the legitimacy of the US-led coalition against ISIL, saying the United Nations Security Council should enter the equation in order to resolve the “ambiguities” of the campaign.”

Far News Agency

10th August, 2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Damascus would agree to be a part of the international coalition against ISIL Takfiri terrorists in case it receives such a request.

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US holds secret talks with Russia

Posted by seumasach on August 8, 2015

US Holds Secret Talks With Russia on Middle East Behind EU’s Back

Sputnik News

6th August, 2015

High-ranking Russian and US military officials are holding “secret negotiations” to reduce tensions between Russia and NATO, Spanish news website Mil21.es reported, citing anonymous European intelligence sources.

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Could we see a Russia-brokered Syria-Saudi thaw?

Posted by seumasach on August 6, 2015

Russia Insider

3rd August, 2015

The Syrian people have had a long affiliation with Russia, and this friendship has shown its worth since the start of the violent Western-backed campaign against the government of Bashar al Assad.

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Thaw on the horizon?

Posted by seumasach on July 25, 2015

Kerry Seeks Russia’s Help Fighting ISIL

Sputnik News

24th July, 2015

The historic Iran nuclear deal is offering hope of renewed cooperation in the Middle East and a potential warming of US-Russian relations. In the coming weeks, US Secretary of State John Kerry plans to discuss new strategies for combating Islamic State militants with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov.

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‘BRICS has no plans to form military, political alliance’

Posted by seumasach on July 9, 2015

The international monetary system itself depends a lot on the US dollar, or, to be precise, on the monetary and financial policy of the US authorities. The BRICS countries want to change this,” Putin said.

“In the year since the Durban Summit, we have managed to achieve significant progress in this direction. In the near future, we expect to finalise all the remaining issues and we will be able to use this Bank’s potential to realise major projects in our countries,” he said.
The Statesman

9th July, 2015

BRICS has no plans to form a military and political alliance, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, in an apparent effort to allay apprehensions of the West.

He, however, emphasised that the grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, having “coinciding strategic interests”, wants to change the global monetary order which depends a lot on the US dollar.
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Russia rules out excluding Greece from anti-EU food ban

Posted by seumasach on July 6, 2015

Russia Rules Out Excluding Greece From Anti-EU Food Ban in Case of Grexit

Sputnik News

6th July, 2015

The possible exit of Greece from the Eurozone will not result in Russia lifting the food import embargo from Athens, Russia’s First Deputy Minister of Economic Development Alexei Likhachev said on Monday.

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Russia through the Saudi looking glass

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

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Asia Times

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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St. Petersburg in the heart of the action

Posted by seumasach on June 21, 2015

Pepe Escobar

Asia Times

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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