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Russia finally plays its JCPOA card – “All in, or all...

Jim W. Dean - Why has Iran not pushed in the negotiations that it could be more flexible if Israel's nuclear program was put under UN control as part of denuclearizing the region?

Former colonial powers pushing China and Russia closer together

Jim W. Dean - I have to ask who is playing who here? Or is it everybody playing everybody else, like in the Intel world?

Hezbollah delegation holds ‘open, friendly’ talks with Russia FM in Moscow

"We maintain contacts and relations with them because we do not consider them a terrorist organization." Lavrov

Breaking: Lavrov gets Baku and Armenians to agree to ceasefire at...

A ceasefire has been announced, beginning 12:00 on 10 October, 2020, for humanitarian purposes for the exchange of prisoners of war and other detainees, and bodies of the dead, to be mediated in accordance with the criteria of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

NEO – Western metrics no longer matter for Russians

“It is time to stop applying Western metrics to our actions and stop trying to be liked by the West at any cost.” - Lavrov

NEO – Russia-China switch to counter US-Indo-Pacific-strategy mode

Salman Rafi Sheikh -- The “Indo-Pacific Strategy” is largely aimed at entrenching the US in the region with a view to countering the increasing Russian and Chinese economic and political influence.

Lavrov says putting Russia’s Persian Gulf Concept into action could facilitate...

Jim W. Dean - Maybe it is time for offering enlistees a choice of contracts of their joining the mercenary pirate military where they would get bonus pay from the looting, or the one to defend the country against all enemies, including those in the command structure.

Lavrov: New World Order is miserably failing

Another concept the West frequently invokes is the so-called 'rules-based order.' However, the 'rules' in question are being invented by the Western politicians themselves and ‘selectively’ applied to serve their own needs, using this trick to ‘usurp the decision-making process’ from others

Is it time to move the UN to a safe, respectful...

Jim W. Dean - If the US cannot be an unbiased UN host, then it is time for it to step aside and let a new candidate take over.

Terrorist-supporting Erdogan tries to play the victim now

... from Press TV, Tehran - First published ... August 26, 2019 - The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin is equally concerned about attacks by...

Moscow, Damascus to hand crushing response to terrorists in Idlib: Lavrov

Jim W. Dean - Lavrov does not mention an "or else" course of action as to what Russia or even Iran would do if this crazy situation continues, with Turkey supplying the Idlib militants.

Did Mogherini just drop a bomb on the US over Iran?

Jim W. Dean - There was no more talk of the EU renewing sanctions if Iran leaves the JCPOA, seeming to indicate that Iran did not kill the deal, the US did.

Syrian War Report – May 31, 2018: 9,200 Locals From Eastern...

More than 9,200 locals from the Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus have joined the Syrian Arab Army.

Lavrov confirms VT’s reporting on Ghouta staged gassing

Lavrov speaks, "We have irrefutable evidence that this was another staged event, and that the secret services of a certain state that is now at the forefront of a Russophobic campaign was involved in this staged event."

NEO – “New Think” and America’s Fake Gas War

Jim W. Dean - This story about the BZ gas comment being edited out of the OPCW report was blacked out of Western press to give more time for damage control.

Lavrov – Cold War had some rules, now UK & US...

Lavrov has once again laser-focused on what our totally compromised media is ducking in all of the Russia bogeyman hype, despite the hype being done in an almost childishly simplistic way.

Lavrov Debunks West’s Syria Policy

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated on Tuesday that a humanitarian pause in Eastern Ghouta would show whether a desire for a ceasefire among...

Lavrov: It is about time Russia should exit Western project

To expand the horizons of its "red lines," Russia should get out of someone else's economic project, political analyst Leonid Krutakov said. In an interview...

US should probe Manafort’s ‘Ukrainian trail’ rather than blaming Russia –...

Months-long efforts of US investigators to find alleged Russian collusion with President Donald Trump’s campaign have led to the discovery of a “Ukrainian trail,”...

Terrorists in Syria must be obliterated, none should be allowed to...

Lavrov - "Terrorists must be obliterated, none should be allowed to escape."

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to Israel: Be Quiet and stop...

Lavrov: “We don’t have any information about anyone preparing an attack on Israel."

Moscow welcomes US readiness to cooperate on Syria, but awaits ‘no-fly...

Jim W. Dean - This Tillerson statement is a hoot, that Russia has a "special responsibility" to aid the peace process in Syria, when he knows if the Russians had not come in, the jihadis would have won, and we would have a mess 50 times bigger than Libya.

Washington’s calls on US allies to stop contacts with Assad encourage...

TASS/. The new strike of the US Air Force in Syria confirms Washington’s intention to use the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group (outlawed in Russia)...

Classified/Exclusive: Trump, Lavrov Briefing Leak from Russia

Veterans Today has been exclusively briefed on the meeting in Washington between President Donald Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov. Much from this story is translated "on the fly" from Arabic and Russian.

Trump to Lavrov: US will put ISIS in Damascus whatever the...

Gordon Duff - As the US has now changed sides and is clearly working with ISIS and al Qaeda, who are openly Saudi allies, it is the United States that needs a regime change and Trump that needs to go to Russia for political asylum.

Breaking: Russian, US-Led Coalition Should Unite in Counterterror Fight in Syria...

It is of major importance to unite the efforts of Russia and the US-led coalition in order to improve efficiency of the counterterrorist fight in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday.

West blocks OPCW investigation of alleged Idlib chemical attack

Jim W. Dean - Now we have not only a highly probable fake gas attack in Idlib, but an investigation that is more fake than the attack itself. There has been little public outrage over the investigation scandal.

Lavrov charges West with “Fake Diplomacy”

Jim W. Dean - Goal number one is that we can survive Trump's breaking in period for even the long-shot possibility that he will grow into the job quickly. Staff will play a make or break role.

Syrian Army Suspends Combat Operations in Aleppo

Jim W. Dean - The Syrian coalition makes a snap decision in Aleppo to stop offensive operations to focus on getting civilians out of the newly taken territories. We will have 8000 more witnesses who can tell their stories now.

Lavrov: Kerry finally presented proposals on Aleppo in line with Russia’s...

Until Friday, the United States had been doing its best to try to “push provisions that would take the heat off Al-Nusra, which directs the militants in the unliberated parts of eastern Aleppo,” Lavrov noted,

Russian FM Sergey Lavrov: “There are so many pussies around US...

You cannot intentionally or unintentionally reject or dismiss practical reason and remain a rational creature.

Russia, US to discuss possible steps for Syria crisis settlement in...

Besides Lavrov and Kerry, the chief diplomats from Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iran will also take part in the talks.

Russia will protect its assets if US strikes Syrian bases: Lavrov

  Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (Photo by AFP) Russia says it will safeguard "its assets" in Syria if the United States plans to bombard the...

Russia ready to support UN envoy’s proposal to allow Al Nusra...

Russia is ready to urge the Syrian government to let Al-Nusra Front militants exit Aleppo with their weapons, as proposed by the UN envoy to Syria, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says.

Lavrov: US says brought apologies to Syrians for airstrike in Deir...

Jim W. Dean - Lavrov roasts the US on its double-dealing on the recent Syrian ceasefire disaster, but with his usual soft-glove style, "I do not blame anybody."

Kerry and Lavrov announce new Syria ceasefire plan

Jim W. Dean - The US finally agreed to map out with Russia where the moderate opposition and the jihadis are, so bombing operations can focus on the latter. The Syrian Air Force seems to be out of the picture for now.

Kerry says will meet Lavrov on Syria

Jim W. Dean - We will hopefully get a peek behind the curtain soon as to what kind of deal the US and Russia have agreed to, since they have keep the details quiet. Some real intelligence sharing would be a big shift on the US' part.

Bizarre: Russia and Turkey have no differences on who are considered...

The Turkish side agrees with Russia that the Syrian opposition should withdraw from the terrorists’ positions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday.

Answer to Barakat: Russia Moves in Aleppo

Russia's military grouping in Syria will provide active air support for the Syrian army to prevent terrorists from seizing Aleppo, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday.

Russia to give strongest air support to Syrian army in Aleppo...

Jim W. Dean - We seem to be seeing a stand down in the use of Russian and US air power along the Syrian border, virtually waving a green flag to Erdogan to go ahead and set up his buffer zone, a de facto one.

NEO – Cracks Appear in EU Unity on Russian Sanctions

Jim W. Dean - Socrates nailed it when he said, "No man undertakes a trade he has not learned, even the meanest; yet everyone thinks himself sufficiently qualified for the hardest of all trades, that of government."

Lavrov: Riyadh formed representational delegation of Syrian opposition

Lavrov - "If some deadlines are to be set which nobody has approved in the UN Security Council, those within the sphere of influence should be at least urged to come to the negotiating table. Otherwise this is sheer nonsense."

Syria meeting sees progress, agrees to turn truce into real ceasefire

Jim W. Dean - Kerry publicly admits that "bad actors" have blocked progress on the political settlement, and then goes further, saying that the opposition has to distance itself more from ISIL and al-Nusra. He did not say what the US would do to make them comply.

Turkish ground op in Syria unlikely due to presence of Russian...

Jim W. Dean - Lavrov also spills the beans on the US trying to get its al-Nusra terrorist buddies included within the new Aleppo ceasefire lines, which comes as no surprise to us here at VT.

Lavrov: US Tried to Include Al-Nusra Front Positions in ‘Silent’ Period

The United States tried to include areas captured by al-Nusra Front terrorist group in northern Syria’s Aleppo in a recently established "silent" period during Washington’s talks with Moscow on the issue, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Sputnik in an exlusive interview.

Cessation of hostilities in Aleppo to be announced in coming hours...

A cessation of hostilities in the Syrian city of Aleppo will be announced in the coming hours, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday after talks with UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura.

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