Speeches, Statements and Interviews

Pedro Aznar asks a CRUCIAL question

Dear friends, Pedro Aznar is probably my favorite living Argentinian composer, musician and vocalist.  I recently came across this short message which he posted on the Internet and I asked my friend Ana (thanks Ana!) from the LatinAmerican Saker blog to provide a quick translation.  Here is the original video in Spanish followed by the transcript! Pedro Aznar reflects about Corona Virus The question remains. I watch the empty streets

Extraordinary G20 Leaders’ Summit: Statement on COVID-19

By videoconference from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 26, 2020 PDF In English In Russian The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic is a powerful reminder of our interconnectedness and vulnerabilities. The virus respects no borders. Combatting this pandemic calls for a transparent, robust, coordinated, large-scale and science-based global response in the spirit of solidarity. We are strongly committed to presenting a united front against this common threat. We are deeply saddened by the

Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei, on SARS-CoV-2

The command to the Armed Forces to establish a Medical Base to fight Coronavirus The Commander-in-Chief’s order to the Armed Forces due to the increased likelihood of the Coronavirus being a biological attack The Decree of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief to the Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces on the fight against Corona: Establish a health and treatment base to organize services for people Imam Khamenei, the Commander-in-Chief of

Vladimir Putin – Speech at State Duma plenary session – Amendments to Constitution

Vladimir Putin took part in a plenary session of the State Duma on amendments to the Russian Federation Constitution. March 10, 2020 Transcript   State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin: Colleagues, Let us get down to work. Mr President, the LDPR faction is the most active here. Colleagues, please register. Please turn on the registration mode. Please note that registration is on. Please show us the results of the registration. There are 428 deputies present and 22 are absent. We have a quorum. I give the floor to President of the Russian Federation

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham Statement on Ankara-Moscow Agreement

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham The Moscow Agreement: A New Mirage Praise be to God the Lord of the Worlds, and the best prayers and most complete salutations be upon our Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) and all his family and companions. As for what follows: The people of al-Sham have not despaired from seeking their freedom and dignity before the tyranny of iron and

President al-Assad : Erdogan fights beside terrorists out of his brotherhood ideology

From SANA Our military priority is Idleb as its liberation means that we move towards liberating the eastern regions 5 March، 2020 Damascus, SANA-President Bashar al-Assad affirmed that Head of the Turkish regime, Erdogan, fights beside terrorists out of his brotherhood ideology, so even Erdogan himself is unable to tell the Turks why he is sending his army to fight in Syria.  The single reason is the Muslim Brotherhood and

Iran and Hezbollah warn Turkey: all your forces are in our line of fire

Al-Mayadeen Report, February 29, 2020. Translated by resistancenews.org Turkey officially speaks of several hundred victims, but these figures are grossly exaggerated; Reuters speaks of 48 dead, including 9 members of Hezbollah (30 others were reportedly injured). At this stage, no official figures have been released by the Syrian military or Hezbollah. But we can be sure that there will be hell to pay, and that Hezbollah will retaliate in kind.

Interview with Diana Johnstone by the Saker Italia

We interviewed Diana Johnstone, journalist and political writer, whose articles on politics and analysis on the contemporary global “hot” issues have already been published on Saker Italia. Thanks to her experience and activism (“the political is personal”), Diana offers an always lucid and uncompromising look at current issues. In fact, you may well remember the controversy and the censorship suffered for her position on Srebrenica (“Well, I am very much

20 Questions with Vladimir Putin : Episode 2. Putin on Ukraine

From TASS Has Vladimir Putin seen the Servant of the People TV series? Is dialogue with Zelensky possible? How to view Ukrainians’ national identity? Are Russians and Ukrainians one people? In the second episode of our “20 Questions with Vladimir Putin” video interview, Andrei Vandenko spoke with the President about relations with Ukraine. Our special project “20 Questions with Vladimir Putin” consists of 20 episodes, in which we asked the

20 Questions with Vladimir Putin : Episode 1. Putin on the tasks of the government

From TASS We are launching a special project entitled “20 Questions with Vladimir Putin”. The Russian leader answered questions about amendments to the Constitution, the government’s resignation and other major domestic and international political events. The first episode is about new government. Vladimir Putin: “We cannot afford to muddle along here. Russia cannot stay a whole year without any government” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2R6vf1z31A In this episode: – The government’s resignation. What was

Assad after Aleppo’s Liberation: Despite Erdogan’s Loud Bark, All of Syria Will Be Liberated

Statement by Bashar al-Assad, President of the Syrian Arab Republic, on February 17, 2020. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJTpp5dZ2p4 Translation: resistancenews.org Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stated that the Liberation of the city of Aleppo did not mean the end of the war, the fall of enemy plans, the end of terrorism, or the surrender of enemies, but that it certainly meant that they had bitten the dust, as a prelude to their complete

IRGC Aerospace Forces Commander’s debriefing about Iran’s strike against Al-Assad US Airbase

Press conference by the Commander of the Aerospace Forces of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Ali Hajizadeh, on January 10, devoted to the Iranian strikes against al-Assad US Airbase. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSrTi0YY6XY Translation: resistancenews.org Transcript: The assassination of the martyr Hajj Qassem Soleimani was one of the greatest strategic mistakes in the history of the United States. These strikes were only the beginning of considerable transformations and developments in the

Nasrallah: Iran’s strike is the first step towards the expulsion of all US forces from the Middle East

Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on January 12, 2020, commemorating the martyrdom of Hajj Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. Translation: resistancenews.org Transcript: […] My third point concerns the response (to the assassination of Soleimani), or the just retribution (which must be inflicted on the United States), which I mentioned last Sunday after His Eminence the Leader (Khamenei), (political and military) Iranian and Iraqi officials, and Resistance

Putin Marks 75th Anniversary of WWII With Speech Warning About Looming Global Conflict!

Today, Vladimir Putin was presented with letters of credence by 23 ambassadors of foreign countries. The ceremony was held in the Grand Kremlin Palace’s Aleksandrovsky Hall. The presentation of letters of credence is usually held several times per year. This is the first ceremony held this year. By tradition, the president gives a welcoming address to the ambassadors. Full Transcript : http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/62732   Presentation of foreign ambassadors’ letters of credence February 5,