By no meaning and no intention at all this post is meant to be funny or near funny, this is one of the biggest man-inflicted tragedies of our current times and sponsored by a host of leading nations on the planet, what we are living now is an example of where a group of criminal minds join forces together to destroy a sovereign nation, not for anything, just for the thirst for blood. Prior to the fake ‘Arab Spring Revolution’ in Syria, Syrian citizens were enjoying a comfortable life to some extent in spite of the harsh sanctions imposed on the whole nation by the western orchestra of clown leaders, claiming to be humanitarians, and just to punish this small but proud nation for standing up against Israel and refusing to sign a humiliating peace pact with the Zionist racist entity. Later on, the ‘revolution’ sponsored by the west and imposed using tens of thousands of imported anti-Islamic radical Wahhabi mercenary terrorists and suicide bombers, everything went downwards for the Syrian people, from an aspiring nation living in enviable security, to a dwindling nation living in fear and with a large portion of its people joining the NC, Nillionaires Club. You must have knew that in early 2011 Syria had nil public debt, unlike the prosperous USA which lies under an astronomical burden, or like bankrupt countries in the EU. You should have known that the Syrians used to pay about 1/5th of the cost of all essentials of what ...Read More »
Iran and a group of six nations will resume negotiations on the Islamic Republic’s controversial nuclear program next week, a European official said Friday.
A spokeswoman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who led previous talks with Iran, said “technical experts will meet with Iran in Geneva on December 30.”
Iran’s deputy foreign minister, Abbas Araghchi, said the aim of the talks would be to lay down a plan of implementing previously reached agreements.
Iran and the six-nation group – the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany – have agreed on a set of temporary measures to limit the Islamic Republic’s nuclear activities pending a broader agreement.
Tehran agreed to temporarily suspend its nuclear research in exchange for lifting crippling international sanctions. The deal also stipulates that international observers will monitor nuclear sites in the country.
But the parties still have to work out a permanent agreement that would alleviate Western fears about Iran’s nuclear program being a facade to build an atomic bomb.
The White House on Friday called for closer cooperation with Russia on issues such as arms control, counterterrorism and trade under the auspices of a bilateral presidential commission launched four years ago.
US President Barack Obama “encourages the commission’s working groups to deepen and expand their engagement with Russia in order to remove barriers to trade and investment, increase security, and ensure that advances in science and innovation continue,” White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said in a statement.
The statement came as Washington and Moscow issued a joint report Friday on the US-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission, an initiative created in 2009 by Obama and then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to facilitate high-level talks on a broad range of issues.
The report, which praised the efforts of the two countries to “strengthen and expand cooperation,” covers the period from May 2012 to December 2013 that has seen a deterioration in US-Russian ties, primarily over human rights issues.
In the report, however, officials focused on areas they described as fertile for collaboration, including military-technical cooperation and counterterrorism in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing in April, which US authorities say was carried out by two brothers with ties to Russia’s mainly Muslim North Caucasus region.
“In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, our nations have redoubled our counterterrorism and law enforcement efforts,” the report states.
The two countries said the commission’s 21 working groups in the coming year plan to “intensify creative efforts and develop projects to further expand the benefits of cooperation in the US-Russia relationship.”
Moscow and Washington have butted heads over Russia’s human rights records and what the Kremlin sees as US interference in its internal affairs over the past 18 months.
Last year the Kremlin halted the Russia-based operations of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which has funded Russian non-governmental organizations and which Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused of meddling in the country’s politics.
The United States last December enacted the Magnitsky Act, a law introducing visa and travel sanctions on Russian citizens deemed by Washington to be complicit in human rights abuses. The law infuriated Moscow, which responded in part by banning Americans from adopting Russian children.
The joint report issued Friday includes a photograph of a Russian-built MI-17 helicopter used by Afghan forces.
The photograph appears to be illustrative of US-Russian cooperation on defense and security issues, as the Pentagon has bought dozens of these aircraft from Russia for use by Afghan national forces in deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Several US lawmakers say that by purchasing Russian military hardware, the Pentagon is effectively subsidizing Syrian President Bashar Assad, an ally of Moscow, in his war against armed rebel groups backed by Washington.
Russia has insisted that it is fulfilling existing contracts by providing arms to Assad’s forces, and that the deliveries are legal under international law. RIA Novosti