Lavrov – “Terrorists must be obliterated, none should be allowed to escape.”
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 zones’ clarification – Lavrov
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.
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) for the fight against Bashar Assad’s government, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters on Friday. Moscow is concerned over differences in understanding the need to unite those who indeed fight […]
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
You cannot intentionally or unintentionally reject or dismiss practical reason and remain a rational creature.
Besides Lavrov and Kerry, the chief diplomats from Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iran will also take part in the talks.
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 military airfields of the Syrian government. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said some policymakers in Washington had been heard to advocate such a scenario of targeting Syrian airfields as […]
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.
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.”
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.
If one were to listen to the Western media and the talking heads from NATO and the US, one would have the distinct impression that Russia is a belligerent and dangerous opponent who is acting aggressively and unreasonably. It is a throwback to the bad old days of Cold War rhetoric and sabre rattling.
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.
The Turkish side agrees with Russia that the Syrian opposition should withdraw from the terrorists’ positions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday.
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.
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.
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 – “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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jim W. Dean – The US coalition kept the opposition groups intermingled with al-Nusra, so that when some opposition people got bombed “they” could claim the ceasefire had been broken and start shipping advanced weaponry to the opposition as they threatened, a breach of the ceasefire themselves.
Illegal oil traffic across the Syrian-Turkish border is still observed, Moscow insists on full compliance with UN Security Council resolutions demanding cessation of trade with terrorists, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday following talks with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier.