Contents tagged with US

  • Media: another strike against Assad coming soon

    The newspaper Baghdad Post reports, citing its sources, that it is likely that the US and its allies will carry out another strike on Assad regime targets by the end of this month. According to the sources, the additional warships of the coalition that are located in the Mediterranean, show that the operation against Assad is not over yet.  "The next strike will be much more destructive for Assad and his allies," the Baghdad Post notes. The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, …

  • Turkey welcomes coalition strikes on Syria

    The Turkish government issued an official statement welcoming the operation of the countries of the international coalition in Syria and calling it "a manifestation of the conscience of mankind," reports the agency Anadolu.

    Turkey states that the international community had "serious grounds" to accuse the regime of Bashar al-Assad of using chemical weapons against the civilian population.

    "The list of war crimes and crimes against humanity carried out by the regime of Bashar al-Assad during …

  • US,UK and France carry out air strikes at Assad regime

    Missile and air strikes have been conducted at targets in Syria by the US, UK and France. The Assad regime facilities, specifically those which were used for manufacturing of chemical weapons, have been targeted.

    According to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford the targets were chosen “to mitigate the risk” of hitting Russian forces. "We specifically identified the targets to mitigate the risk of Russian forces being involved," General Dunford stated at the press …

  • Media: US has proof that chemical weapons were used in Douma

    American intelligence officials have evidence of the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian city of Douma, reported NBC News, citing sources in the intelligence community.

    According to the news network, intelligence officials received blood and urine samples of the victims.

    The samples tested positive for chemical warfare agents - chlorine gas and an unnamed nerve agent. The samples were collected by U.S. intelligence and allied intelligence agencies through hospitals at the scene.

    Sources …

  • Russian warships leave Tartus naval base as US prepares to strike Assad

    Russian ships have left the Syrian port of Tartus, according to the satellite images that have been published today by Image Satellite International (ISI).

    One of the images taken earlier shows at least seven ships docked in the port. The image taken today shows no ships. According to ISI only one Kilo-class submarine remained in the port.

    Among the ships that have left the port are frigate Admiral Grigorovich which is equipped with Kalibr cruise missiles, Ropucha landing ship, cargo ship …

  • Russia blocks UN Security Council resolution on chemical attack in Syria

    Russia blocked a draft resolution that was introduced in the UN Security Council by the United States regarding the establishment of a new mechanism for investigating chemical attacks in Syria.

    12 members of the Council voted for the resolution, and Russia and Bolivia voted against it. China abstained from voting.

    Vasily Nebenzya, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the Security Council, said that with the new U.S. resolution “they are trying to revive a joint investigation mechanism that ‘ …

  • Kremlin intends to support Russian companies that fell under US sanctions

    At a governmental meeting with his deputies, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev called the new sanctions imposed by the U.S. Department of Treasury “unpleasant protectionism” against Russian companies and businessmen, The Insider news outlet reports. “Friday’s sanctions against our country are, no doubt, another manifestation of the protectionist policy only dressed up as sanctions,” Medvedev said.

    The PM stated that Russia considers the new sanctions unacceptable and unlawful, as they go …

  • Syrian airbase comes under missile attack

    Syrian airbase T4 which is located to the east of Homs has come under a missile attack, reports Syrian SANA news agency.

    “T4 air base has been attacked by several missiles. It is possible that it is the aggression of the United States of America,"-the agency states.

    According to the agency, Syrian military forces opened fire at the missiles.

    The United States categorically denied its involvement in the incident. 

    Later SANA reported that there were casualties as a result of the missile …

  • Ukrainian President calls for expanding sanctions against Russia following U.S. decision

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called the expansion of individual sanctions by the U.S. authorities “unprecedented.” He praised the recent sanctions imposed against persons designated under the January 2018 Kremlin Report as “a decent answer to the aggressor.”

    Poroshenko welcomed the decision of the U.S., stating that the free world will continue strengthening a coalition against Russian aggression. This unified effort, he stated, is based on “strong Transatlantic unity and common …

  • Russia promises to respond to US sanctions

    Moscow will have a "harsh response," to the US sanctions, as stated by the Russian Foreign Ministry. "There is no pressure that could force Russia to withdraw from the chosen course. They [the sanctions] only   demonstrate the inability of the United States to achieve its goals and are bringing the Russian society closer together. Of course, we will not leave current and any new anti-Russian attack without a harsh response. However, first of all, we would like to advise Washington to get rid …