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Nasrallah – It was groups trained by Soleimani that drove US army out of Iraq in 2011

Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/nasrallah-it-was-groups-trained-by-soleimani-that-drove-us-army-out-of-iraq-in-2011/ Description: In an extensive interview in late 2020, Hezbollah’s leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah provides a detailed explanation of the identity of the “resistance groups” that he says were responsible for militarily driving the U.S. army out of Iraq in 2011. Nasrallah explains that the overwhelming majority of the operations carried out on U.S. forces between 2003 and 2011 were carried out not by Al-Qaeda and its likes, but

FM Sergey Lavrov gave an extensive interview to the RBK Media Holding – Communication between Brussels and Moscow has completely fallen apart

A good sub-title for this interview could be “Lavrov Unplugged”. A quote from the transcript (which incidentally was available faster than any other transcript from the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation ): “… when it became clear that Russia did not want to live in the house of “a self-appointed boss,” all these complications began to emerge. …. All this started when this signal was not

Nasrallah on Capitol Riots: Trump revealed the true face of the United States

Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on January 9, 2021, three days after the Capitol riots. Source: https://video.moqawama.org/details.php?cid=1&linkid=2186 Translation: resistancenews.org Transcription : […] My first comment (concerns the Capitol Hill riot), because it would be unwise to ignore an event of such magnitude, namely the major incident that occurred in recent days in the United States, in Washington. Trump called for a protest in Washington, interrupting his New

Memorandum on Advancing the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Persons Around the World

The White House Briefing Room MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES This memorandum reaffirms and supplements the principles established in the Presidential Memorandum of December 6, 2011 (International Initiatives to Advance the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons).  That memorandum, for the first time, directed executive departments and agencies (agencies) engaged abroad to ensure that United States diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect

Compare, Contrast and Analyze – Mr Lavrov and Mr Borrell

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media questions at a joint news conference following talks with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission Josep Borrell, Moscow, February 5, 2021 – https://www.mid.ru/en/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/4553286 Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. I had a substantive discussion with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice

Feel the difference: a self-explanatory visual reel from The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

❗️ Officials & mainstream media are ignoring cases of police violence against peaceful protesters in the OSCE countries while we are being accused of their own “sins” We’ve prepared a self-explanatory visual reel. See for yourself, feel the differencehttps://t.co/z63uIIEJ2z pic.twitter.com/B6kSs1lTKQ — MFA Russia 🇷🇺 (@mfa_russia) February 2, 2021

Russian Foreign Ministry Is Concerned About Political Persecution in the United States

February 4, 2021 Moscow intends to hold a ‘serious conversation’ with Washington about the stars and stripes allegations of unauthorized actions in Russia. The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova spoke about this at a briefing. The American authorities, according to their words, will not be able to “divert public views, public opinion from their own problems” with their unbridled attacks on the Russian Federation: “We mean to

Russian President Putin Delivers Speech at Virtual World Economic Forum

This is the live stream video.  The transcript is now being posted as it becomes available. Update: Transcript complete.   President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr Schwab, dear Klaus, Colleagues, I have been to Davos many times, attending the events organised by Mr Schwab, even back in the 1990s. Klaus [Schwab] just recalled that we met in 1992. Indeed, during my time in St Petersburg, I visited this important forum many times. I would like to thank you for this opportunity today to convey my point

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov – annual Q&A press conference in Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s annual press conference in Moscow, summing up the results of Russian diplomacy and foreign policy during 2020. Please forward the video to time marker 19:40.  Transcript now being loaded up below as it becomes available:       Ladies and gentlemen, colleagues, This is our traditional news conference on the foreign policy outcomes of 2020. It is traditional, but remote. We opted for a format

Why doesn’t Syria retaliate to Israeli attacks? Nasrallah’s response

source: https://resistancenews.org/2021/01/17/why-isnt-syria-retaliating-to-israeli-attacks-nasrallahs-response/ Interview with Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayed Hassan Nasrallah, on May 26, 2020, on the occasion of the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Liberation of South Lebanon, followed by his December 27, 2020 annual interview. US-Israel play poker, Resistance Axis plays chess. « The Resistance Axis is very vigilant and watchful during this period (of transition between Trump & Biden), and must scrupulously take care not to

Nasrallah about Qassem Soleimani and his victory against ISIS in Iraq

From Resistance News Unfiltered Interview with Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah devoted to Hajj Qassem Soleimani, Commander of the al-Quds Force (whose ultimate goal is the Liberation of Jerusalem) of the Revolutionary Guards, on the occasion of the 40th day after his death, February 13, 2020. January 3, 2021 commemorates the 1st anniversary of the assassinations of Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. On this occasion, we are translating

Nasrallah wishes a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all Christians & Muslims

Annual interview with Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on December 27, 2020, by the Lebanese pan-Arab channel Al-Mayadeen. This interview lasted almost 4 hours. We will translate extracts from it shortly.     Video: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7yfebv Transcript: In the Name of God, the Beneficient, the Merciful. I begin by welcoming you and all viewers.And I address myself to all Christians and Muslims in the world, and in particular in our

Update : Transcript Added : A Hard Look at Rent and Rent Seeking with Michael Hudson & Pepe Escobar

Michael Hudson and Pepe Escobar discuss rent and rent-seeking, i.e., unproductive economic activity, in the US and China mainly but including the Russian, Iranian and Brazilian economies. In the first 15 minutes, an overview from Michael Hudson explains what happened in the US economy once jobs and manufacturing were offshored to mainly China.  He proposes that even if China did not exist, the US economy has been changed to the

Blood Gold

PressTV Interview with Peter Koenig Transcript Background The Middle East Eye reports https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/dubai-switzerland-london-how-uae-became-smuggling-hub-blood-gold , there are no gold mines under Dubai’s sands with artisanal miners or children toiling away trying to strike gold. But there is the Dubai Gold Souk and refineries that vie with the largest global operations as the United Arab Emirates (UAE) strives to expand its position as a major gold hub. In recent years, the UAE, with

Russian President Vladimir Putin Holds Annual Press Conference

Mr Putin answers questions by press representatives and the general public in his annual press conference.  This video is the live stream and we are already 3 hours into the meeting.  I find the translators better than in previous years, but kindly refrain from complaining about quality.  This is what we have currently.  A transcript will be available but will probably take some days.  The video starts at the current

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at the 28th Assembly of the Council on Foreign and Defence Policy, Moscow, December 10, 2020

11 December 202000:22 Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at the 28th Assembly of the Council on Foreign and Defence Policy, Moscow, December 10, 2020 Colleagues, friends, Fyodor Lukyanov spoke about the role of the Council on Foreign and Defence Policy. Who would have thought at the time when the Council was created, and I was invited to join in as a co-founder, that the Council would live to this

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