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Russia, US work on agreement to coordinate air operations in Syria

Posted by seumasach on October 7, 2015

See also: New Cold War or War on Terror

“I have, for some time, been talking up a strategic alliance between Washington and Moscow as the great paradigm shift in global geo-politics. It was, admittedly, difficult to see how such a shift could come about. Indeed, the failure of Obama’s reset was just another amongst a litany of seeming failures. But if that remains a strategic goal of Obama, and I believe that it must, then War on TerrorII would be the key to its realization.”

APA

7th October, 2015

Baku – APA. The Russian Defense Ministry and the Pentagon are working on an agreement to coordinate military flights in Syria, according to Russia’s Defense Ministry, RT reported.

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There will be no Third World War

Posted by seumasach on September 28, 2015

Thierry Meyssan

Voltairenet

28th September, 2015

The liberal hawks and the neo-conservatives have been unable to provoke the confrontation with Russia for which they were trained during the Cold War. Finally, the voice of reason has prevailed. While discrete negotiations are under way to seek an end to the crisis in Ukraine, Russia and China are preparing to convince the United States and their allies to participate in a global alliance against Islamic terrorism. After 5 years of tension, both the project for the seizure of power by the Muslim Brotherhood – the « Arab Spring » – and the proclamation of a Caliphate have failed. Peace is saved.

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Europe nudges US, Russia to walk the talk on Syria

Posted by seumasach on September 22, 2015

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

21st September, 2015

The remarks to the media by the British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and the visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry following their meeting in London on Saturday conveyed the sense of an overall easing of tensions between the West and Russia. This cannot but have ‘collateral’ effect on the search for solution to the Syrian conflict.

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Russia seeks united anti-ISIS front

Posted by seumasach on May 26, 2015

RT

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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China offers military help to Iraq to defeat ISIS

Posted by seumasach on December 14, 2014

RT

14th December, 2014

Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Jafari says that his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, has made an offer to help Iraq fight Islamic State militants. Beijing has volunteered to assist with airstrikes, though it will not join the US-led coalition against ISIS.

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Saudis brace for ISIL blowback

Posted by seumasach on July 4, 2014

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

4th June, 2014

The deployment of additional 30000 Saudi forces on the border with Iraq underscores that in Riyadh’s perception, a protracted conflict has erupted across the border and it wants to insulate itself from fall-outs. It’s inconceivable that Saudis want to take advantage of the growing anarchy in Iraq to grab some territory across the border. Nor is it the Saudi style to render help to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant [ISIL] directly across the border; the Jordanian route has served the purpose so far.

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Militants’ advance to Baghdad ‘stalled’

Posted by seumasach on June 27, 2014

Manila Times

26th June, 2014

UNITED NATIONS: The once-relentless advance of a fearsome Sunni-based insurgent group that took over major cities in Iraq on its way to the capital has “stalled,” according a United Nations envoy who briefed journalists on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila).

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Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki: Russian jets will turn tide

Posted by seumasach on June 27, 2014

BBC

26th June, 2014

Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has told the BBC that he hopes jets from Russia and Belarus will turn the tide against rebels in the coming days.

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Putin offers Iraq’s Maliki ‘complete support’

Posted by seumasach on June 21, 2014

Daily Star

20th June, 2014

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday offered Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Moscow’s total backing for the fight against jihadist fighters who have swept across the Middle East country.

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US cagey on Iraq events, Iran upfront

Posted by seumasach on June 15, 2014

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

14th June, 2014

From a long-term perspective, there can be no two opinions that the US President Barack Obama has taken the right decision not to dispatch American combat troops to counter the al-Qaeda affiliate Islamic State of Iraq and Syria [ISIS] which surged in the northern regions of Iraq earlier this week. In a nutshell, Obama’s statement late Friday can be summarized as follows in his own words:

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Iran’s Rouhani does not rule out US cooperation on Iraq

Posted by seumasach on June 14, 2014

Channel News Asia

14th June, 2014

TEHRAN: Iran may consider cooperating with the United States in fighting Sunni extremist fighters in Iraq if Washington acts against them, President Hassan Rouhani told journalists on Saturday.

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