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Reply by Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova to a media question on US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s statement on US-Chinese relations

24 July 202017:52   The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Question: Can you comment on the recent statement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the US-Chinese relations? Maria Zakharova: We noted US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s remarks on US-Chinese relations made on July 23 at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library. We were surprised by the defiant tone of Mr Pompeo’s statements, which predictably contained

Israeli strikes in Syria: Iran reveals extent of losses & warns Tel Aviv

Iran warns Zionists to stop lying Source: Al-Alam, July 17, 2020 Translation: resistancenews.org Iranian Armed Forces’ spokesman Brigadier General Abu Al-Fadl Shukarji has warned Zionists against continuing their lies about targeting Iranian sites in Syria. Brigadier Shikarji added that only 8 Iranian advisers have found martyrdom under Israeli strikes during the 9 years of their legal presence in Syria, while stressing that Iranian forces have retaliated to Zionist attacks: he

Nasrallah: ‘Israel is not a Jewish State and will be destroyed, the settlers will be expelled or decimated’

Extract from an interview with Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on May 26, 2020, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Liberation of southern Lebanon. The interview lasted almost 3 hours. Will Al-Quds (Jerusalem) be ‘liberated’ like the Crusaders in 1099, who put to the swords all the Muslims & Jews, including women and children, or like Saladin in 1187, who allowed the Christian occupiers to leave

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to questions during the online session “Russia and the post-COVID World”

10 July 2020 15:55 Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to questions during the online session “Russia and the post-COVID World,” held as part of the Primakov Readings international forum, Moscow, July 10, 2020 First of all, I would like to express my gratitude for inviting me to once again speak at the Primakov Readings. This is a young, but also one of the most respected platforms for discussing

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement and answers to media questions

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement and answers to media questions at a news conference following political consultations between the foreign ministers of Russia and three African Union countries (South Africa, Egypt and the Congo) via videoconference, Moscow, July 8, 2020 Colleagues, Today, we held the first political consultation meeting at the foreign minister level between Russia and three members of the African Union. This mechanism was established after the first

Putin’s Address to the Nation Ahead of the Vote on Amendments to Russia’s Constitution – 77.92% support!

Putin’s Address to the Nation Ahead of the Vote on Amendments to Russia’s Constitution A quote from Andrey Martyanov:  “A really telling response projected at the facade of US Embassy in Moscow on the eve of July 1 voting for amendments to what amounts effectively new Russia’s Constitution. The text of the projection says, in addressing the US: 1993–it was yours (constitution), 2020–it is now our (constitution). I cannot emphasize

Nasrallah: Syria triumphs, Israel is waging an imaginary war

Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on May 13, 2020, on the occasion of the commemoration of the martyrdom of Hezbollah Commander Mostapha Badreddine, known as ‘Zulfiqar’, killed in Syria in May 2016. Source: https://video.moqawama.org/details.php?cid=1&linkid=2112 Translation: resistancenews.org Summary: Syria has already won the war, even if there are still some minor battles to be fought Having failed militarily, the enemies of Syria strive doubly hard in their diplomatic,

China’s $12.5 billion plan to transform Lebanon’s infrastructure (Arab TV report)

A recent Al Mayadeen TV presentation illustrating the major infrastructural projects that China is proposing to build in Lebanon. Whether these projects actually reach fruition or not hinges upon a greater consensus within the Lebanese political establishment. However, the deteriorating socio-economic situation in the country is reducing the credibility of pro-American parties who have long argued Lebanon’s prosperity is dependent upon the benevolence of Washington, Europe, and the Arab Gulf

Nasrallah: US choking Lebanon, Hezbollah will respond, Iran/China on standby

Important Note: Please help us keep producing independent translations for you by contributing as little as $1/month here Source: http://middleeastobserver.net/nasrallah-us-strangling-lebanon-iran-china-ready-to-help/ Description: In a televised speech on Tuesday (16.06.2020), Hezbollah’s leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah attributed the deteriorating economic situation in Lebanon to the role of the United States in seeking to strangle the Arab country in the service of Israeli interests. Nasrallah said that Hezbollah will not allow the United States to starve

75th Anniversary of the Great Victory: Shared Responsibility to History and our Future

Mr Putin wrote a comprehensive history on the 2ndWW, which surprisingly first appeared in the The National Interest and released today.  This writing leads to a further support for the request that Mr Xi Jinping, Mr Macron, Mr Trump and Mr Johnson – gather together to to hold a meeting of the leaders of the five nuclear-weapon states, permanent members of the Security Council, with the focus being: ” a

Foreign Minister Lavrov’s statement and answers following talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran, Zarif

16 June 202017:32 Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement and answers to media questions at a joint news conference following talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif, Moscow, June 16, 2020   Ladies and gentlemen, The meeting with my colleague, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif, was as constructive and substantive as ever. We thoroughly reviewed the current state of and outlook for Russian-Iranian

Nasrallah: the Covid-19 pandemic will upset the world order, and is a reminder of the human condition

Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on March 28, 2020, devoted to the holy month of Sha’ban (which precedes the month of Ramadan) and the Covid-19 pandemic. Source: https://video.moqawama.org/details.php?cid=1&linkid=2106 Translation: resistancenews.org Video: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7u8ue8 Transcript: Summary of the beginning of the speech before the full transcript of the last section: The Lebanese abroad who want to come home should be brought back asap by the government at any cost

Nasrallah: ‘The Liberation of Palestine is near, we will soon pray at Al-Quds’

Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on May 20, 2020, on the occasion of the International Day of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) established by Imam Khomeini, and commemorated every last Friday of the month of Ramadan. Source : https://video.moqawama.org/details.php?cid=1&linkid=2114 Translation: resistancenews.org Exceptionally, this speech was not broadcast live but 2 days before the date of May 22, 2020, as part of a collective virtual conference of Muslim and Christian leaders

Russsian Foreign Ministry Press release on YouTube removing the accounts of Krym 24 TV Channel and Anna News and News-Front news agencies

We learned on May 20 that the US YouTube video hosting site has removed the accounts of Krym 24 Crimean television channel, as well as two Russian-language news agencies, Anna News and News Front. Krym 24 is one of Crimea’s most popular sources of information. It is part of Crimea’s largest media holding company, Krym Television and Radio Company, operating through five television channels, three radio stations, a news portal

Statement by the Foreign Ministry concerning US attempts to rewrite the history of the Victory over Nazism

Attempts to distort the results of the defeat of Nazism and the decisive contribution our country made, which are continuing in Washington even during these days of universal celebration of the 75th anniversary of Victory, cause utter indignation. In this context we cannot neglect the commentary posted on the White House pages in social networks where the victory over Nazi Germany is credited exclusively to “America and Great Britain.” On

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