Russia said Wednesday it opposes a new U.N. Security Council resolution on the humanitarian plight in Syria, an announcement that is likely to torpedo a Western
Kiryenko, one of Putin’s most trusted adviser on nuclear affairs, divided his time in July and August between Tehran, Moscow and the southern Iranian town of Bushehr. Read More: Bushehr builder Kiriyenko is live wire in Obama-Khamenei backdoor dialogue. Putin gives impetus.
Iran, Syria and Russia have effectively defeated the United States, former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Meir Rosenne has warned. Read More: ‘Russia, Iran and Syria Defeated America’ – Middle East – News – Israel National News.
Russia and the United States have reached a “common understanding” on how to eliminate chemical weapons in Syria, President Vladimir Putin reportedly said Tuesday after meeting Secretary of State John Kerry. Read More: Russia: We have ‘common understanding’ with US over Syria weapons – World News.
Russia has urged Syrian President Bashar al Assad to hand over his chemical weapons to avert a US-led military strike on Damascus. Read More: Syria Urged To Hand Over Chemical Weapons.
For the first time in Syria’s 2½-year conflict, the government is offering a bounty to anyone who captures foreign “terrorists” —the word authorities use for rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad. Read More: Syria offers rewards for foreign ‘terrorists’ – World – CBC News.
The White House has threatened to pull out of a summit with Vladimir Putin in retaliation for Russia’s decision to grant asylum to Edward Snowden, the fugitive whistleblower. Read More: White House threatens summit withdrawal as Russia grants Edward Snowden asylum – Telegraph.
The US and Germany have called on Russia not to supply Syria’s military with an advanced missile system they say could prolong the conflict there. via BBC News – US and Germany urge Russia not to arm Syria military.
“Even among the Arab world there is a clear readiness to join the fight against Israel,” he added in his interview with the Hezbollah TV station. via Assad: Arab world ready to join fight against Israel | JPost | Israel News.
Former Israeli defense minister Moshe Arens said that he doubts Russia transferred missiles to Syria, but if it turns out the weapons were transferred, ” our Air Force can deal with them”. via Former Israel Defense Minister: ‘Our Air Force Can Deal With’ Russian Missiles in Syria | The Weekly Standard.
Syrian President Bashar Assad does not yet have advanced surface-to-air missiles from Russia despite a report in which he initially appeared to claim he did. via No Russian air defense missiles in Syrian hands, say US officials | Fox News.
The S300 anti-aircraft missiles that Russia has reportedly started sending to Syria don’t just pose a threat to Israeli or American pilots; they also pose a threat to Russians on the ground. via Israeli Attack On Syria ‘Kill Russians’ – Business Insider.
Syrian President Bashar Assad said the regime has received the first shipment of sophisticated Russian anti-aircraft missiles. Read more: Syrian regime says it has Russian missiles | CNS News.
Russia accused the opposition Syrian National Coalition on Thursday of seeking to thwart peace efforts by making President Bashar Assad’s exit a condition for participating in a proposed international conference. Read more: Russia: Assad exit demand thwarts peace effort | JPost | Israel News.
Russia’s foreign minister on Wednesday sharply criticized a draft resolution on Syria to be considered by the United Nations’ top human rights body, saying the move would hamper peace efforts. Read more: Russia assails UN rights body’s motion on Syria | CNS News.
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