Lavrov: US Veto of UNSC Resolution to Condemn Damascus Blasts Indicates Double Standards

Lavrov 16.082012Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) – After talks with his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechim the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergei Lavrov, stated, that the US veto of a resolution to condemn Thursday´s terrorist attacks in Damascus at, the UN Seceurity Councel, stresses US double standards when dealing with terrorism. In statements to the press, Lavrov voiced the Russian governments frustration over the fact that the UNSC standards, that all nations, without exclusion, would condemn terrorism, regardless of the perpetrator, place or motives, was no longer upheld. Lavr..……. Read more >>>>

Venezuela’s Chavez to Africa – South America Summit: We Must Unite

Foreign Minister Elias Raua, Photo, premier.gov.ruEwan Robertson – Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez in an open letter has urged countries of the South American and African continents to unite into a “true pole of power”, while railing against recent Western interventions in Africa. The letter was read out yesterday by Venezuelan foreign minister Elias Jaua to the sixty-three countries at the III Africa – South America Summit (ASA), which is taking place in Equatorial Guinea. In the letter, Chavez called for “an authentic and permanent link of joint work” between Africa and South America to search for strategies of sustainable development that could benefit both contine ..………… Read more >>>>

National Dialog in Syria continues with Regional Initiatives

Homs Sub-Committee Meeting. Photo:SANAChristof Lehmann (nsnbc) The national dialog in Syria, to end the crisis, national reconciliation and political as well as social reform, continues making progress. Although the process is largely being ignored by mainstream media in those countries who are backing the armed subversion and the foreign-backed, pro-interventionist opposition, the national dialog is increasingly derailing attempts to force a foreign agenda on the people of Syria. After months of initia …... Read more >>>>

North Korea Nuclear Test: Diplomatic Tensions and Hypocrisy

File:Pyongyang view.jpgChristof Lehmann (nsnbc) The third nuclear test of the DPR-Korea has been met with international diplomatic rows. The DPRK is defending its right to develop nuclear weapons in the face of a very real threat from the USA and the new-found Japanese militarism. What is behind the US, UN, Russian and Chinese criticism of Pyongyang seems to be less base on real political concerns but Hypocrisy. The DPRK´s newsagency KCNA reported: “It was confirmed that the nuclear ….. Read more >>>>

Syrian Government and Syrian Kurds about to foil NATO´s Greater Middle East Project.

Al-Halaki nsnbc archivesChristof Lehmann (nsnbc) Syrian TV reports that the Syrian Prime Minister Wael Al Halaki and representatives of the Syrian Kurds National Initiative have met to analyze the political program to end the conflict in Syria. Both the Kurds of Syria and the government agree that the crisis only can be resolved by dialog. During the summer of 2012 NATO made several attempts to play the Kurdistan Card in the attempt to balkanize Syria first, and Turkey afterward…… Read more >>>>

Russia´s UN Ambassador Churkin; US not exempt from Responsibility after Declaration of Non-Involvement in Arming Syrian Insurgency

Vitaly ChurkinChristof Lehmann (nsnbc) The US-announcement not to arm the opposition in Syria does not absolve the USA from its full responsibility for what is taking place in Syria or the practices of the opposition, said Russia´s permanent representative to the UN in an interview with Russia Today. Churkin´s statement is following up on a series of statements by Russian top diplomats that indicate a new Russian assertiveness. Russia has drawn a line in the sand of Syria. ….. Read more >>>>

Russia´s Top Diplomats signal increased assertiveness regarding Syria, Africa and NATO.

Vitaly ChurkinChristof Lehmann (nsnbc) – Russia´s permanent representative to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, commented on reports to the Doha Coalition, stating that any unilateral action by the Syrian opposition will harm the political process. “Russia is willing to hold talks with the Syrian opposition in order to encourage dialogue, but Moscow will block any effort by the opposition to send delegates to the UN”. Churkin´s statement was made after it had transpired, that the foreign- Doha-backed Syrian opposition plans to open offices in the proximity to the UN Headquarter to gain more political influence. Vitaly Churkin´s statements were made in the context of an apparent, newfound Russian assertiveness. …….. Read more >>>>

Syrian P.M. Al-Halqi: Government Open to Political Forces, Welcomes Efforts to Make Dialogue a Success

Damascus – (Syriaonline). Prime Minister, Wael al-Halqi, stressed the importance of the government’s consultative meetings and openness to all political forces who want to engage with the political process and contribute to reaching joint visions in order to make the political program for solving the crisis in Syria a success as it is the only… Read more >>>

FARC and Colombian Government Optimistic about Peace Talks.

Juan Manuel Santos nsnbc archivesChristof Lehmann (nsnbc) – After the breakdown of negotiations between the FARC and the Colombian government in Havana, Cuba in January, both have recently expressed optimism about renewed peace talks. Although the FARC ended a unilaterally declared cease-fire in January 2013 because the government of President Juan Manuel Santos refused to also declare a cease-fire, the level of violence between the government and the FARC has remained relatively low…… Read more >>>>

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