Could it be Any Clearer? Russia is “Urging” Syria to “Compromise”, Now!
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Could it be Any Clearer? Russia is “Urging” Syria to “Compromise”, Now!

The Putin-Netanyahu Summit on Victory Day really did change everything, and Russia is no longer shy about showing the world its desire to “balance” “Israel” and Iran in Syria. It couldn’t get any clearer – Russia is without a doubt “urging” Syria to “compromise” on a so-called “political solution” to its long-running crisis, and to…

Russia Bows to US and Israel, No S-300s for Syria
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Russia Bows to US and Israel, No S-300s for Syria

In 2011, Russia contractually agreed to supply Syria with S-300 air defense systems before Washington launched war on the country – using ISIS and other terrorists as proxy troops, followed later by US-led terror-bombing. Damascus needed these defense systems earlier. Now they’re vital to its survival to counter escalating US and Israeli aggression. In September…

Iran Deal Crisis Leaves Transatlantic Alliance in Tatters
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Iran Deal Crisis Leaves Transatlantic Alliance in Tatters

The prospect of German, French and British companies being hit with US sanctions in the wake of Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran Deal carries with it an element of poetic justice. Over the past few years each of the aforementioned governments have been slavish in their support for sanctions against Russia, and therefore now that they are faced…

What’s the Meaning of Morocco Cutting Off Ties with Iran?
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What’s the Meaning of Morocco Cutting Off Ties with Iran?

Seemingly out of nowhere, the international media has focused on the ordinarily uninteresting event of the North African Kingdom of Morocco cutting off ties with Iran, with the global attention given to this diplomatic decision meant to hype up the so-called “Hezbollah threat” and prompt Saudi Arabia’s other fellow coalition members in Africa to follow…

Trump’s Iran Debacle: What Will Germany and Russia Do?
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Trump’s Iran Debacle: What Will Germany and Russia Do?

In the wake of Donald Trump’s thoroughly unsurprising decision to scuttle the Iran nuclear accord, two countries that may be most in the hot seat are Germany and Russia. The big question now is whether their mutual discomfort leads them to find common cause. Angela Merkel’s plight is especially painful. Not only are Germany’s extensive…