Fmr Iraqi PM: US refused to sell us arms, Russia opened its own stockpiles

From Middleeastobserver Description: In an interview with Iraqi TV, former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says that Washington’s weapons deals with Iraq and world states are based on its political and commercial interests, and not on good-will. Al-Maliki goes on to explain that Russia’s treatment of Iraqi requests for Russian weapons at critical times during Iraq’s war with ISIS was completely different. Source: Afaq TV Read transcript: Important note: Please

Iran Was Ready to Attack US Bases in Case of Retaliation after US Drone Downing, Says IRGC General

by Nader Talebzadeh for the American Herald Tribune Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the aerospace unit of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), says Iran was ready to attack US bases in the region if the country tried to retaliate after Iran downed its intruding spy drone over the Strait of Hormuz. “As was mentioned in previous interviews, if they wanted to attack, we would have attacked US

Exclusive Interview with Russia’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson

Moscow — In a simple meeting room at the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry building, Russia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova gave me a generous hour of her time in a conversation peppered with bemused laughter at Western allegations about Russia and clear frustration at the West’s incessant vilification of all things Russia. I traveled to Moscow in August, where to my delight I had the opportunity to interview Zakharova.