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Russia Allocates Over $1 Billion For Syria’s Reconstruction Efforts

MOSCOW/DAMASCUS – While the West, more specifically the United States, is trying hard to prevent Syria’s reconstruction efforts by imposing sanctions on any entity participating in this major undertaking, with the unchanged goal of causing so much misery to the Syrian people in the hope they’ll do the dirty work of toppling President Bashar al-Assad, […]

Moscow Vows to Retaliate if EU Stops Nord Stream 2 Over Fictitious Navalny Poisoning

MOSCOW/BRUSSELS – After EU MEPs, on Thursday, called for sanctions over the fictitious poisoning of politically irrelevant Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny, Moscow said the move merely fuels anti-Russia hysteria and is aimed at disrupting the Nord Stream 2 project. The European Parliament resolution calls for an international probe into the Navalny case. Its approval […]

ASSAD: US Needs Terrorists, Uses Sanctions to Support Them

DAMASCUS – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stated the US needs terrorists on the ground in the region and slammed its recent draconian sanctions against Syria as a means of throwing support behind them. “The US needs terrorists in the region, on top [of them] Daesh (also known as ISIL or ISIS),” he said in an […]

NEW SANCTIONS WAR: EU Imposes Sanctions on Russians, Chinese, North Koreans For ‘Cyber Attacks’, Russia Responds Tit-For-Tat

BRUSSELS/MOSCOW – The EU approved restrictions against structures and citizens of Russia, China and North Korea for alleged “cyber attack activities”. The sanctions are imposed in the framework established a year ago but never applied before allowing the EU to impose targeted restrictive measures to “deter and respond to cyberattacks”, reads the EU Official Journal, […]

US Intensifies Pressure, Expands Sanctions on European Contractors of Nord Stream 2

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States authorities have intensified pressure on European contractors of construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline recently, threatening with “far-reaching” consequences if they continue cooperating with the project, the German Die Welt paper wrote on Saturday with reference to sources. The United States authorities have started holding bilateral talks […]

MAJOR: US to Sanction Turkey for Acquiring S-400

WASHINGTON, D.C./ANKARA – Three US congressmen introduced legislation aimed at sanctioning the government of Turkey for purchasing the S-400 air and missile defense system from Russia, Congressmen Adam Kinzinger announced on his website on Friday. “Today, Representatives Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Michael McCaul (R-TX) […]

MAJOR: US Expands Sanctions on Both Russian Pipeline Projects

MOSCOW – The US’ decision to remove sanctions exemption for the two pipelines under construction to deliver gas to Europe and Turkey is a textbook example of unfair competition through political means, Moscow announced. The move, which allows the further sanctioning of Russian natural gas projects, has clearly shown the weakness of the American system, […]

China Sanctions Senators Rubio, Cruz, Other US Officials, Over Deep State Lies About Xinjiang

BEIJING/WASHINGTON, D.C. – Beijing introduced counter-sanctions against a number of US officials and entities, including Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, thereby retaliating against Washington’s move to introduce sanctions targeting senior Chinese officials over the fictitious abuses against the Uighur Muslim population in the western Chinese autonomous region of Xinjiang. Other officials targeted by […]

MERKEL: ‘We Reject Exterritorial Sanctions on Nord Stream 2’

BERLIN/WASHINGTON, D.C. – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that proposed US sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline from the Russain Federation were law-defying and would be dealt with. “We think that extraterritorial sanctions, like the ones imposed by the US, do not match our understanding of what is legal. This […]

Trump Okays Movement of Iranian Oil Tankers to Venezuela

CARACAS – May 24, 2020 – Iranian fuel tankers for Venezuela are approaching the economic zone of a Latin American country. There they will be taken under guard by the Navy of Venezuela. According to Marinetraffic, the Fortune Iranian tanker is approaching Venezuela and will enter the waters of Venezuela this morning. Illustration: marinetraffic.com.   […]