Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/muqtada-al-sadr-us-occupation-the-iraqi-resistance/ (Please support MiddleEastObserver.net on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MiddleEastObserver) Description: Prominent Lebanese political analyst Nasser Kandil analyses the strategic significance of Iraqi Shia leader Sayyed Muqtada al-Sadr’s recent call for a “million-man march”, which demanded that the US military completely withdraw from the Arab country. Kandil is a regular fixture on Lebanese and Arab media, often commentating on matters relating to the regional ‘Resistance Axis’, an emerging anti-Israeli/anti-US imperialist alliance composed of, but
Speeches, Statements and Interviews
Russian FM Sergey Lavrov (acting) conducts the annual news conference evaluating Russian foreign policy.
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Besides discussing internal demographic, economic and weapons issues, the president said the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the US, China, Russia, Britain and France – carry a “special responsibility for securing the sustainable development of humanity.” These five nations must begin to devise measures aimed at neutralizing any conditions for a global war, and develop new approaches towards securing the stability of the planet. RT Commentary
Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/senior-hamas-official-qasim-soleimani-gave-us-everything-iran-has-to-offer/ (Please support MiddleEastObserver.net on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MiddleEastObserver) Description: In an extended interview with Al-Mayadeen TV, senior Hamas official Dr. Mahmoud al-Zahar discusses the role of the late Iranian General Qasim Soleimani in supporting ‘Palestinian resistance groups’ and particularly his relationship with the Hamas movement. The following translation contains keys excerpts from the interview. Source: Al-Mayadeen TV Date: 11-01-2020 Transcript: The host: Dr. Mahmoud al-Zahar, welcome back. There is no doubt that Hamas’
Trump disgraces our military by using our men & women in uniform as mercenaries serving the interests of multinational corps (e.g. Exxon) & foreign countries (e.g. Saudis). We must stand side by side—no matter our political party—to end this travesty.
Today, Moscow demonstrated how the most advanced Russian weapons work, which impress the general staffs of the world’s leading armies into changing their strategic plans and developing new tactical schemes. Joint exercises by the Northern and Black Sea fleets took place off the Crimean coast. Vladimir Putin watched them in close proximity. The maneuvers’ highlights were the combat launches of the Kinzhal hypersonic missile and Kalibr cruise missiles.
The attacks on the US military bases in Iraq are just the beginning. The retaliatory operation will continue throughout the region. This was stated by the Iranian military command. The successor to the killed General Suleimani, the new commander of the Al-Quds Special Forces, said that they weren’t going to turn off the planned path.
“The Iranian Foreign Ministry asks Brussels to explain to Trump that it is time to stop. The same goal was pursued by the symbolic blow by Tehran on the American Ain Assad Air Base. It was captured by the Americans back in 2003 with the help of the Australian special forces. In recent years, it has become a kind of “hostel for NATO”: the UK, the Netherlands, and Canada have
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have launched the long-anticipated offshore pipeline TurkStream, that will deliver Russian gas to Turkey and further to southern European states. The 930 km pipeline running across the bottom of the Black Sea became operational on Wednesday, with the two leaders attending a special opening ceremony.
Nasrallah’s full speech: Soleimani’s assassination will put an end to US presence in the Middle East, US troops will go home in coffins
Full speech of Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on January 5, 2020, commemorating the death of Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. Source: https://video.moqawama.org/details.php?cid=1&linkid=2088 Translation: www.resistancenews.org Transcript: [Nasrallah begins by praising God and invoking His blessings on the Prophet and his family, then recites this Quran verse: “Think not of those who are slain in God’s way as dead. Nay, they live, finding their sustenance in the presence of
Summary notes of Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s speech marking martyrdom of Hajj Qasim Soleimani & Abu Mahdi al-Muhandi
THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL TRANSLATION Summary notes of Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s speech marking martyrdom of Hajj Qasim Soleimani & Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis – 05/01/2020 (These are rough notes jotted down simultaneously as the speech was ongoing. There may be slight translation errors here or there but this was a faithful attempt to capture the speech’s points ASAP) 2 January 2020 marks a completely new historical turning point I will
Saker comment: She is wrong about Iran having nukes and Russian forces, but about the rest she is right. She is SPOT ON on the fact that there is no workable definition of “(US) American victory”.
Saker comment: the man is so totally out of touch with reality that I really have nothing to add other than the USA is waltzing into a nightmare while being too delusional and narcissistic to understand how such threats are perceived outside the US. See for yourself:
From the English version of almanar.com “Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei described Commander of IRGC’s Quds Force General Qassem Suleimani as ‘worldwide Resistance icon’, vowing a ‘severe revenge’ for the top commander who was martyred by US strike on Baghdad airport early on Friday. In a message issued Friday, Imam Khamenei said “the cruelest people on earth” assassinated the “honorable” commander who “courageously
Source: Al-Manar, January 3, 2020Translated by resistancenews.org In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. “Among the Believers are men who have been true to their Covenant with Allah: of them some have completed their vow to (martyrdom) and some (still) wait: but they have never changed (their determination) in the least.” (Quran, 33, 23) God the Almighty has spoken the truth. Our beloved brother, the glorious commander Hajj