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Permanent Representative of Russia to the UNSC on the topic of the situation in Venezuela (MUST SEE!)

On January 26th 2019 the Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya, speaking at the 8452nd meeting of the UN Security Council on the topic of the situation in Venezuela, asked America (or more precisely – Mike Pompeo) a simple and rhetorical question: are you going to once again violate the UN Charter? Note by The Saker: Elliott Abrams has been appointed as the United States’ Special Envoy

ZAG! Russia does another “Libya” at the UNSC

This just in: the UNSC has adopted resolution “imposes an arms embargo against the Houthi rebels in Yemen and the allied forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh”.  How crazy is that?! An international coalition of thugs lead by the Saudis and al-Qaeda is conducing a large-scale aggression against Yemen and when the Jordanians propose to slap an arms embargo on the Houthis Russia simply abstains even though the

Excellent statement of Russia’s rep at the UNSC (dubbed in English) (UPDATED with transcript)

TRANSCRIPT: (thanks to “OP”!!) (After Ukrainian representative’s statement) Thank you, Ms. Chairman. Today many words, many statements were sounded but the first impression I would like to share with my colleagues is that they do not look at the watch. Now it is a half past nine p.m. and it means that it is about a half to four a.m. now in Ukraine. In a couple of hours, the morning

For the third time now both Russia and China have vetoed the latest anti-Syrian Resolution at U.N.

This morning both Russia and China have vetoed the latest “NATO-sponsored” anti-Syrian Resolution at UN: Good. At this point, this is not about Assad or even Syria, its about fundamental and absolutely crucial principles of international law. It’s about telling Uncle Shmuel – NIET! You are not the world’s policeman and you cannot force us to submit to your threats. On one hand, the fact that only Russia and China

Russia ‘cannot support’ UN Syria draft resolution

The BBC reports: Russia’s deputy foreign minister says his country “cannot support” a draft United Nations Security Council resolution on Syria.  According to the Interfax news agency, Gennady Gatilov said that despite changes that took some of its concerns into account, Russia could not support the text in its current form. “This is not enough for us,” he said. The resolution, drafted by European and Arab countries, endorses an Arab

NATO blinked first

This is encouraging.  To my surprise, and relief, it appears that Russia refused cave in the the US/NATO demands on Syria and that they two key provisions (regime change, weapons embargo) were dropped from the next UNSC Resolution. Good. As you probably know, I am not exactly an Assad fanboy, but turning Syria into the next Libya would be a disaster for the entire region and a calamity for the

China and Russia veto UN resolution condemning Syria

Great news: China and Russia veto UN resolution condemning Syria. God knows I am no more a fan of Assad than I am of Gaddafi, but there is no doubt in my mind that the worst possible solution would be a repetition of what happened in Libya, but this time in Syria. Furthermore, China and Russia are also sending a message to the US and its European “pack of poodles”

Russia’s disgraceful surrender at the UNSC (UPDATED)

On March 10th I wrote the following on this blog: Russian TV has shown a statement of Foreign Minister Lavrov who declared that Russia opposes any type of military intervention in the Libyan conflict.  The Eltsin years are over and I don’t think that Russia will back down from this. So no UNSC resolution authorizing any US/NATO military intervention will be passed. Sadly, it turns out that I was wrong,

Hezbollah did not call for a no-fly zone over Libya

Good news! I now have it from two separate and well-informed sources: Hezbollah did not participate in any decision concerning the official position of Lebanon on the issue of the no-fly zone. Furthermore, I was told only a statement published on the website http://www.english.moqawama.org/ can be seen as an official Hezbollah statement. This makes me wonder whose instructions the Lebanese representative at the UNSC was following when he decided to

A no-fly zone over Libya? A very bad idea indeed

It sure looks like the Empire is trying to make the most from an otherwise unpredictable situation.  In Egypt, the Empire is now allowing for a travel ban on Mubarak while in Libya the US-NATO forces seem to be gearing up for the imposition of a no-fly zone. I just head a British lawyer on al-Jazeera explaining that a no-fly zone can be imposed by the UNSC in case of

Iran responds to UNSC resolution

Press TV reports: Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) has issued a declaration in response to a recent UN Security Council resolution against the country. The following is the full text of the declaration: In the name of God, the most Gracious and the Merciful The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Declaration in Response to the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1929 The United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1929 on

Poll: Russia’s stance on Iran ‘a mistake’

Press TV reports: Some 82 percent of respondents to a Russian radio poll have said they deem Moscow’s approval of fresh UN Security Council sanctions against Iran a “mistake.” The poll, conducted during a live Radio Moscow interview with Rajab Safarov, director of the Center for Contemporary Iranian Studies, comes one week after the Security Council voted to impose a fourth round of sanctions against Iran, tightening financial and military

UNSC statement on Israel’s Gaza aid ships raid

The UN Security Council has agreed a statement following Israel’s raid on Monday on a convoy of aid ships bound for Gaza. Here is the full text as published by the BBC: The Security Council deeply regrets the loss of life and injuries resulting from the use of force during the Israeli military operation in international waters against the convoy sailing to Gaza. The Council, in this context, condemns those

UNSCR 1860 and Abbas: clearly irrelevant

It is only proper that UNSCR 1860 and Mahmoud Abbas would vanish into nothingness on the same day: UNSCR 1860 was rejected by both Israel and Hamas, and Abbas’ term as President of the Palestinan Authority expired today. This is all good news, really. Now that these irrelevancies have been set aside the clock will be ticking louder and louder for the Israeli war on Gaza and each passing day

Serbia’s statement to the UNSC

UN Security Council must urgently condemn Pristina’s intent to unilaterally declare Kosovo independence Belgrade/New York, Feb 14, 2008 – Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vuk Jeremic pointed out tonight in his address before the UN Security Council in New York that the Security Council must urgently act to condemn the clear intent of the authorities in Pristina to unilaterally, illegally, and illegitimately declare independence from the Republic of Serbia as

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