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Meeting of the guarantor states of the Astana process to facilitate the Syrian settlement + Speech by President Vladimir Putin

Joint Statement by the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the President of the Russian Federation, and the President of the Republic of Turkiey, Tehran July 19, 2022 President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, H.E. Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Russian Federation, H.E. Vladimir Putin, and President of the Republic of Turkiey, H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdogan gathered in Tehran on 19 July 2022 for a Tripartite Summit within the framework of Astana format. The Presidents: 1. Discussed the current situation on the ground in Syria, reviewed the developments following the last virtual summit on 1 July 2020 and reiterated their determination to enhance the trilateral coordination in light

After Syria, Ukraine is part two of World War III’: Senior Analyst

Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/after-syria-ukraine-is-part-two-of-world-war-iii-senior-analyst/ Description: In a recent episode of his YouTube political talk program ’60 minutes’, senior Lebanese political analyst Nasser Qandil argued that ‘the Ukraine war is part two of World War III’, after ‘part one in Syria had ended in a clear victory for Russia’. Source: Nasser Qandil (YouTube) Date: March 7, 2022 (Please help MEO keep producing independent translations for you by contributing a sustainable monthly amount https://www.patreon.com/MiddleEastObserver) Transcript: Nasser Qandil:

Tu-22M3 and MiG-31 K with Dagger missiles were transferred to Syria

Machine translation from this source: Tu-22M3 and MiG-31 K with Dagger missiles were transferred to Syria to participate in exercises of the Russian Navy The Russian Defense Ministry reported that the crews of the VKS performed a flight from the points of deployment, having overcome more than 1.5 thousand km. MOSCOW, February 15. /tass/. Tu-22M3 and MiG-31K long-range aircraft with Dagger missiles have been transferred to the Khmeimim airbase in

Russia Squeezed Israel Out of Syria (Ruslan Ostashko)

Translated and subtitled by Leo. Russia started to give a rebuff to Israel for their constant dragging into Syrian affairs. Russian electronic warfare capabilities being located in the Middle Eastern country is hindering the work of the Tel Aviv airport, claims one of the Israeli TV channels. The stated Israeli media is also mentioning that the Russian military has taken control of the Latakia port, depriving in these ways the

UAE warming up to Iran/Syria because US & allies losing grip on region: Expert

Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/expert-explains-why-top-uae-officials-visited-iran-syria-in-recent-weeks/ Description: In a recent talk show appearance on RT Arabic, expert in Iranian and Middle East affairs Dr Hakam Amhaz revealed what he thought were the motives behind the UAE’s latest diplomatic moves across the region which have caught many observers by surprise. In recent weeks, top Emirati political and security officials paid high-profile visits to regional rivals Iran and Syria. Source:  RT Arabic Date:  December 6, 2021

Interview with A.B. Abrams about his latest book and the war in Syria

by Andrei for the Saker blog A.B. Abrams has just released a new book entitled World War in Syria – Global Conflict on the Middle Eastern Battlefields.  Here are two locations were you can order this most interesting volume: https://www.claritypress.com/product/world-war-in-syria-global-conflict-on-middle-eastern-battlefields/ https://www.amazon.com/World-War-Syria-Conflict-Battlefields/dp/1949762467 For those who don’t remember who Abrams is, here are two of his previous contributions to the Saker blog: https://thesaker.is/dont-hold-your-breath-for-world-war-iii-world-war-iv-has-already-begun/ https://thesaker.is/north-korea-rising-interpreting-pyongyangs-strategic-position-after-its-groundbreaking-military-parade/ The book got A LOT of praise already,

Nasrallah suggests Lebanese politicians aiding militants in Syria behind nitrate stockpile at Beirut Port

Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/nasrallah-suggests-lebanese-politicians-aiding-militants-in-syria-behind-nitrate-shipment-to-beirut-port/ Hezbollah’s leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah comments on the political exploitation and investigation findings of the Port of Beirut Disaster that took place one year ago in Lebanon’s capital.Source: Spot Shot (YouTube)Date: August 8, 2021 (Please help MEO keep producing independent translations for you by contributing a sustainable monthly amount https://www.patreon.com/MiddleEastObserver?fan_landing=true) Transcript: Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah’s Secretary General: And after a year has passed, they (i.e. Lebanese groups leading the anti-Hezbollah campaign

Syria Sitrep: Joint Statement by the Representatives of Iran, Russia and Turkey

8 July 202113:17 Joint Statement by the Representatives of Iran, Russia and Turkey on the 16th International Meeting on Syria in the Astana Format, Nur-Sultan, 7-8 July 2021 https://www.mid.ru/en/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/4809709 The representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey as guarantors of the Astana format: Reaffirmed their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic as well

President Bashar al-Assad wins Syrian presidential elections in a landslide!

You probably did not hear about it, at least in Zone A, but Syrian President Bashar Hafez al-Assad has just won the Syrian Presidential election with over 95% of the vote and a participation of 78% (you can read about it on the webpage of the Syrian information agency SANA here: http://sana.sy/en/). This is a HUGE defeat for both the USA and, even more so, Israel. See some photographs of

Trade-Off looming on Syria and Yemen:

By Ghassan Kadi for the Saker Blog In the past few weeks much has happened in the area of diplomacy on the part of Russia. Russia is forging ahead after stepping up its presence in the Middle East in the past decade, taking a strong pro-active political role. Moscow during this period has been intent on consolidating its efforts in re-establishing itself as the key player in any political settlements

Nasrallah: ‘It was Iran’s Soleimani who convinced Putin to enter Syria war’

Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/nasrallah-it-was-irans-soleimani-who-convinced-putin-to-enter-syria-war/ Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ53nEfYWz0 Description: Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah recounts how assassinated Iranian General Qassim Soleimani held a two-hour long meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and convinced him to militarily enter the war in Syria in support of the government in Damascus and its allies. Source: Al Mayadeen Programs (YouTube) Date: December 27, 2020 Transcript: – The Host: Did martyr Qassim Soleimani really meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, and

Why doesn’t Syria retaliate to Israeli attacks? Nasrallah’s response

source: https://resistancenews.org/2021/01/17/why-isnt-syria-retaliating-to-israeli-attacks-nasrallahs-response/ Interview with Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayed Hassan Nasrallah, on May 26, 2020, on the occasion of the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Liberation of South Lebanon, followed by his December 27, 2020 annual interview. US-Israel play poker, Resistance Axis plays chess. « The Resistance Axis is very vigilant and watchful during this period (of transition between Trump & Biden), and must scrupulously take care not to

Assad’s Top Aide ridicules US demands for Syria to break ties with Iran-led Axis

http://middleeastobserver.net/assads-top-aide-ridicules-us-demands-for-syria-to-break-ties-with-iran-led-axis/ Description: Top Adviser to the Syrian President, Bouthaina Shaaban, ridicules US demands for Syria to cut its ties with Iran, Hezbollah, and the various Palestinian factions present within Damascus, all members of what is otherwise known as the ‘Resistance Axis’. Shaaban points out that these are matters of national sovereignty, and that Syrians are well aware that the huge ongoing ‘terrorist war’ against their nation is due to their

Israel Is Searching For Pretext To Invade Southern Syria

South Front The Russian military and Russian-backed Syrian forces have been increasing their presence on the border with Iraq. Less than a week ago, the Russian Military Police established a local HQ in al-Bukamal. Recently, the 5th Corps of the Syrian Army, known for its links with the Russian military, created a network of border posts in the area. The move was apparently coordinated with Iranian-backed forces and the Iraqi

Russian Forces Establish Presence On Syrian-Iraqi Border

South Front Over the past weeks, the Syrian Army and its allies have intensified their operations against ISIS cells hiding in the Homs-Deir Ezzor desert. According to pro-government sources, during the past few days, Syrian government forces and Iranian-backed militias carried out a series of raids to the south of the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor highway and southeast of al-Mayadin. Pro-militant media outlets clam that over 10 Syrian soldiers and 15 ISIS

Map Update : Military Situation In Syria On November 30, 2020

A brief overview of the recent developments in Syria: On November 29, 3 civilians were wounded in an IED explosion in al-Harak town; On November 29, the first batch of residents of the “Yarmouk Camp” in Damascus began to return to their homes; On November 29, a civilian was killed and 5 others were wounded in a car bomb explosion in Jisr al-Shoghur; On November 30, Russia reported that Idlib

Israeli Wings Over Syria. Trump’s Farewell Strike On Iran

South Front The Israeli Air Force is once again bombing targets in Syria amid growing turbulence in the Greater Middle East. Early on November 18, the Israeli Air Force conducted a series of strikes on targets in Syria. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) claimed that the strikes hit “warehouses, command posts and military complexes, and batteries of surface-to-air missiles” belonging to the Syrian Army and the Iranian Quds Force. In

Presence Of Turkish-backed Syrian Militants In Nagorno-Karabakh Gives Armenia Additional Chances In War

South Front The Azerbaijani Armed Forces and their allies continue to storm Armenian positions in the mountainous terrain near Shusha and the Lachin corridor in Nagorno-Karabakh. After making rapid advances, the Azerbaijani forces now appear to be stuck in a kind of positional fighting. The intensity of the clashes has not lessened and both sides still regularly suffer notable casualties. Meanwhile, Azerbaijani forces are still deployed just south of Shushi

US Sends M2A2 Bradley IFVs To Challenge Russian Forces In Northern Syria

South Front The US military has reinforced its troops, supposedly mostly withdrawn from Syria, with a new batch of military equipment, this time M2A2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles. In an official comment released on September 18, the US-led coalition said that mechanized infantry assets, including Bradley IFVs, were positioned to Syria in order to “ensure the enduring defeat of ISIS”, “ensure the protection of Coalition forces” and “provide the rapid

Israeli Forces Rain Down Missiles On Syria

South Front The Israeli Air Force conducted a second round of missiles strikes on Syria in less than a week. Late on September 2, Israeli warplanes launched missiles at the T4 airport in the province of Homs. According to Syria’s state media, the strikes were conducted from the direction of the US-controlled zone of al-Tanf on the Syrian-Iraqi border. Syrian pro-government sources claimed that a large part of the missiles

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