mardi 27 août 2019

INF Treaty: Moscow Denounces the Danger of Nuclear Escalation and Europe's Suicidal Servility to the US

Statement by Chargé d'Affaires of the Russian Federation Dmitry Polyanskiy at the UN Security Council briefing on the agenda item


Ms President,

We thank Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Ms Izumi Nakamitsu for a very informative and useful briefing.  Dear colleagues, a most saddening and significant event occurred on the 2nd of August when the United States withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (the INF Treaty) which to a great extent played a key role in building both regional and global security architecture. The talks on the Treaty were held during the Cold War in the context of a complex situation in the international relations. However, back then the leaders of the USSR and the US managed to reach an agreement. The INF Treaty was essential for the international détente. Along with other measures that were taken at the time, it greatly contributed to the creation of a climate of trust which led to the world changes that the international community now considers to be of high importance. For the first time in decades mankind was given the opportunity to abstain from confrontation and deal with development issues, resolution of which would improve the life of all of us.

Nasrallah Promises Imminent Retaliation: No Israeli will be Safe, Netanyahou is Campaigning with the Blood of his People

Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on August 25, 2019, on the occasion of the annual commemoration of Lebanon's Second Liberation against the takfiris terrorist groups, which was finalized on August 25, 2017.


[...] I now turn to the question of Israel. Pray upon Muhammad and his family.

[Audience: O My God, pray upon Muhammad and his family!]

What happened last night is very dangerous, and I'll explain why, because (the firmness of) our position must be at the height of the event and the danger. Let no one minimize what happened and consider it offhandedly. I will offer my analysis (after recalling the facts).

This is what happened: on the night of yesterday, in the skies of the southern suburbs of Beirut, a very modern drone came —I can say it is very sophisticated because this drone is in our hands, and we may show it to the media; later we will agree on that with the official security bodies; we also have the remains of the second (suicide) drone. It is not at all the type of drone that one can rent in towns or villages to film weddings and celebrations, not at all. This is a very modern military drone, which is almost two meters wide, a very sharp military technology.

dimanche 18 août 2019

Russia: in Syria, the US is Looting Syrian Oil and Supporting Terrorists

Briefing for the media by the Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff, Colonel General Sergei Rudskoi, on July 29, 2019.



The defeat of large terrorist formations allowed in December 2017 to complete active hostilities of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in the Syrian Arab Republic.

On the territory of Russia were withdrawn equipment and weapons that are not part of our bases in Hmeymim and Tartous.

The Russian grouping of troops has been reduced and brought up to the established state of bases sufficient to perform the tasks.

The Russian Hmeymim Air Base and the Tartous Navy service support centre function on a daily basis. The Russian Aerospace Forces grouping in Syria conducts operational and combat training activities, is in readiness to perform tasks to counter terrorism.

Aviation flights have been reduced to a minimum number as part of combat training and additional reconnaissance.

In the conditions of stabilization of the situation in Syria, a large-scale program continues to establish a peaceful life and the return of refugees. Industrial production and agriculture are being revived, schools, hospitals and other social infrastructure are being restored, residential areas are being rebuilt.