The West Supplied Chemical Weapons to Syrian Rebels, Says Russian Foreign Ministry

THE MOSCOW TIMES Aug 17, 2017 Maria Zakharova Vyacheslav Prokofiev / TASS     Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday there is evidence that the West is supplying chemical weapons to militants in Syria. “Yes, it’s true,” she told the state-funded Vesti FM radio station on Thursday morning. “Western countries and regional…

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Hackers in Russian Feeling the Heat

TechnoTribune August 26, 2017 by David Ancetti During late July, when he was arrested on charges of money-laundering Alexander Vinnik, had his status of his secure online messaging account Jabber on “away.” One person said that Vinnik often took time to make replies so he did not think anything was up as the administrator of…

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Do Sanctions Really Work?

U.S. passes new sanctions against Russia, North Korea and Iran, but history shows a mixed record of success By Ian Talley and Brian McGill Published Aug. 2, 2017 at 11:16 a.m. ET Washington is moving ahead with new sanctions against Russia for interference in the 2016 U.S. election. North Korea and Iran also face more…

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Iran’s UN Envoy Tells Haley: Stop Ranting

Financial Tribune Sunday, August 20, 2017 The hardline positions adopted by senior US officials against Iran could further exacerbate instability in the region The hardline positions adopted by senior US officials against Iran could further exacerbate instability in the region The US envoy’s rhetoric represents the latest example of provocative words, outright threats and irresponsible…

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Diplomatic effort on DPRK nuclear issue “first and foremost”: U.S. top diplomat

Xinhua Editor: Lu Hui 2017-08-18 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (2nd R) attends a joint press conference with visiting Japanese officials at the State Department in Washington D.C., the United States, on Aug. 17, 2017. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reaffirmed on Thursday that diplomatic effort was “first and foremost” choice in solving…

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Dual suspension initiative “solution to Korean Peninsula issue”: Foreign Ministry

Xinhua Editor: Yang Yi 2017-08-17  Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying (Photo source: fmprc.gov.cn) BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) — The “suspension for suspension” initiative is the most reasonable, fair and practical way to resolve the Korean Peninsula issue, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said here Thursday. Hua Chunying said the initiative, proposed by China, can…

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