2021-04-26: News Headlines

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-26). Putin, Assad discuss supplies of Russian vaccines to Syria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Russian and Syrian presidents have held a phone conversation to discuss Russian vaccine supplies to Syria and cooperation against COVID-19.

sputniknews (2021-04-26). Over 50% of South Koreans Support Using Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine in Country, Poll Suggests. sputniknews.com SEOUL (Sputnik) – Over 51 percent of South Korean nationals support the use of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 in the country amid reports that the government is studying data on this vaccine, according to a survey published by South Korean pollster Realmeter on Monday.

sputniknews (2021-04-26). Bolivia Vows to Produce COVID Vaccines, Including Russian One. sputniknews.com LA PAZ (Sputnik) – Bolivia is interested in the production of vaccines against COVID-19, including the Russian one, on its territory, Health Minister Jeyson Auza told Sputink.

Arab News (2021-04-26). Tough Decisions For Ministers At Upcoming OPEC+ Meeting — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Cornelia Meyer* | The ministers of OPEC+, an alliance between OPEC members and 10 friendly producer nations led by Russia, will meet this week to look at the global oil markets. | On April 1, the ministers agreed to ease production cuts by 350,000 barrels per day (bpd) during May and June, and 441,000 bpd in July. Saudi Arabia also announced its intention to roll back its voluntary 1 million bpd reductions over the same period. | As has so often happened, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has again delivered a curve ball to plans by world leaders. India showed new infections in the hundreds of thousands, m…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-26). Turkey Signed Contract To Supply Ukrainian Engines For Its ATAK-II Helicopter. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Turkey has signed a contract for supply of Ukrainian engines for Turkish ATAK-II attack helicopters. The signing of the contract was reportedly announced by the General Manager of Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil, who called Ukraine a"fraternal country". | ATAK-II is the same class helicopter as U.S.-made Boeing AH-64 Apache and Russia's Mi-28NM Night Hunter. | It will have a maximum take-off weight of 10 tons. It should be equipped with a 30-mm cannon, missile a…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-26). Military Situation In Syria On April 26, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 26, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 34 times: 15 — in Idlib province, 14 — in Latakia province, 5 — in Hama province | On April 25, clashes between NDF and YPG were reported in the Tai neighborhood of Qamishli after the ceasefire agreement in the city | On April 25, four SAA soldiers were killed by a car bomb in the west of Aleppo city | On April 25, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-26). In Video: Russia's New 'Satellite Killer Weapon" Nudol Successfully Test-Launched In Kazakhstan. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 26, Russian military has successfully test-launched a new anti-ballistic missile A-235 PL-19 Nudol. The trial took place at the Sary-Shagan test site in Kazakhstan. | According to Major General Sergei Grabchuk, commander of the anti-missile defence unit of the Aerospace Forces, the anti-ballistic missile accurately hit its target. | A-235 PL-19 Nudol picked up speed of more than three kilometers per second. The defence shield aims to take out incoming enemy missiles at…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-26). Russian Reaction On NATO's Decision To End Its Mission In Afghanistan. southfront.org 100628-N-0475R-287 | MARJAH, Afghanistan (June 28, 2010) Seabees, Marines, Soldiers and members of the Afghan National Army take a tour of an area surrounding a newly completed Mabey-Johnson Bridge project. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ace Rheaume/Released)We bring to your attention a part of the briefing by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, which concerns the NATO's decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. This fragment clearly demonstrates the shift in Russian…

IPS (2021-04-26). US-China Cold War Could Lead To A More Dangerous Nuclear Stand-Off — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Joseph Gerson* | Despite the negotiation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), we are confronted by the increasing dangers of great power war, even nuclear war. | Instead of making necessary investments to ensure public health, reverse climate change and ensure the security of their peoples, trillions of dollars are being wasted to construct new nuclear weapons and their delivery systems, including new hypersonic delivery systems. | The U.S. and Russia are the lead drivers of this race to annihilation, with more than 90% of the world's nuclear weapons. The U.S. is in the process of upg…

teleSUR (2021-04-26). US Attitude Hinders Nuclear Deal Talks in Vienna. telesurenglish.net Iran's Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Said Khatibzade on Monday asserted that if the United States does not demonstrate sufficient political will, his country will abandon talks to revive the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a nuclear deal signed in 2015 by Iran, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, China, Russia, and the United States. | RELATED: | "We have no interest in long or attrition dialogues," Khat…

news.un (2021-04-26). 'Disasters know no borders' says Guterres, 35 years on from Chernobyl nuclear accident. news.un.org In his message for Chernobyl International Remembrance Day on Monday, the UN chief reminded that "disasters know no borders".

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-26). Putin-Biden summit planned for summer: Kremlin. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — The summit between Russian and US Presidents Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden is planned for summer but its precise date and location will still have to be agreed, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Monday.

sputniknews (2021-04-26). Psaki: White House Does Not Have Confirmation on Timing, Details of Biden-Putin Summit. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The White House does not have confirmation on the details or timing of a potential summit between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Spokesperson Jen Psaki said in a press briefing on Monday.

Yanis Iqbal (2021-04-26). The Balance of Forces in Syria. orinocotribune.com By Yanis Iqbal — Apr 24, 2021 | Russia, Iran and Syria have established a mission aimed at securing a safe and stable flow of oil supplies, wheat and some other materials to Syria via the Mediterranean. The mission's work is to secure multi-sided coordination to secure the arrival of oil in the first place, especially after the fuel crisis that is the largest that Syria has witnessed in decades. | After intensive meetings, the three countries approved a mechanism for Russian warships to escort Iranian oil tankers coming to Syria, as soon as they reach the Mediterranean gate of the Suez Canal, and until they…

ecns.cn (2021-04-26). Russia puts U.S. on list of 'unfriendly countries'. ecns.cn Russia has put the U.S. on its list of "unfriendly" states, Russian news agency TASS reported on Monday, quoting Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-26). Czech President Says Russia Might Not Be Responsible for Explosion Its Diplomats Were Expelled Over. news.antiwar.com Over the past week, the Czech Republic has expelled Russian diplomats and encouraged its allies to do the same over Moscow's alleged involvement in a 2014 explosion at a Czech weapons depot. But on Sunday, "We are working with two investigative theories — the first, original one, that th…

Sher Bano* (2021-04-26). Russia And Pakistan To Boost Cooperation In Defense And Counterterrorism — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Despite their long history of troubled relationship that were based on certain dynamics, the bilateral relationship between Russia and Pakistan is seemingly on the path of improvement since the last decade in particular. The relationship has been further solidified through cooperation in the fields of economics, politics, and the military. During the recent visit of Russian Foreign Minister Mr. Sergey Lavrov to Pakistan on In this regard, the most significant outcome of the visit was an em…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-04-26). The "Russian Threat" globalresearch.ca During 2016 CIA director John Brennan and FBI director James Comey…

_____ (2021-04-26). A Tightening Circle of Replacement Politics. strategic-culture.org It seems that 'the team' wants both to wage 5th generation war and to demand (and expect) cooperation from its 'adversaries', Alastair Crooke writes. | America's foreign policy has become something of a global Rubik's cube — At one moment, the cube is all red; the team seemingly ready to de-escalate tensions with Russia or China; yet the very next moment, the cube rotates to a different facet, with Washington swinging out with slashing sanctions, ruderies and military shows of force. What is so puzzling is that the cube is so aggressively blue one day, yet only the day before, or the day after, it has been…

sputniknews (2021-04-26). 14 Russians Targeted in UK's New Anti-Corruption Sanctions. sputniknews.com Earlier in the day, British foreign secretary Dominic Raab outlined updated UK policies pertaining to its fight against illegal schemes around the world.

Shane Quinn (2021-04-26). 75 Years Ago: Red Army Encircles Berlin. Analysis of Germany's Failed 1942 Offensive. globalresearch.ca First published on April 21, 2020. Three-quarters of a century ago, on 21 April 1945 the Soviet Army had encircled Berlin and was unleashing its final attack upon Nazi Germany. | With the Germans having killed more than 10 million …

Staff (2021-04-25). Mass Vaccination Advances in Venezuela: Fifth Shipment of Sputnik-V Vaccines Arrives. orinocotribune.com On Saturday, April 24, the fifth shipment of the Russian vaccine Sputnik-V arrived in Venezuela. The shipment, containing 80,000 doses, arrived at the Simón Bolívar International Airport in Maiquetía, La Guaira state. To date, 380 thousand doses of the vaccine have been received by Venezuela. | This strengthens the National Immunization Plan that started on February 18 with two vaccines: Sputnik-V from Russia and Vero-Cell from China. | Venezuelan Minister for Health, Carlos Alvarado, was in charge of receiving the shipment that flew directly from Moscow in a CONVIASA airbus. | New batch of Russian vaccines Sputn…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-25). Great Reinforcement Of China's Navy: Three Advanced Naval Vessels Commissioned For South China Sea Fleet. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 23, a solemn ceremony was held at the naval base in Sanya (Hainan island), in China. Three major vessels were commissioned into the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) fleet. The destroyer "Dalian", the landing helicopter dock (LHD) "Hainan" and the strategic nuclear submarine (SSBN) Changzheng-18 were placed on active service. | The commissioning ceremony was attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committe…

World Nuclear News (2021-04-25). Politics Should Not Detract From Climate Policy, Says Blinken. eurasiareview.com US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on heads of state to put their political differences to one side and make a collective effort to tackle global warming. Blinken moderated the first session of the Leaders Summit on Climate, which included Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin. | Opening the session, which was titled Raising Our Climate Ambition, Blinken underlined the USA's new pledge, announced moments earlier by President Joe Biden, to halve its CO2 emissions from 2005 levels by the end of this decade. This is up from its original goal of 26% by 2025. | Nations under the…

Arab News (2021-04-25). How Iran Made Itself A Haven For Israeli Spies — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Baria Alamuddin* | There's nothing new in Iran's paranoid ayatollahs seeing spies, saboteurs and enemies under every rock. But their recent paranoia may be well founded, as the Iranian parliament and media accuse their leaders of allowing the nation to be turned into a "haven for spies," while openly wondering about the extent of infiltration of the state's nuclear and intelligence apparatuses. | Iranian officials fear that a substantive clandestine Israeli sabotage network is operating with impunity throughout the Islamic Republic, staging assassinations and attacks against strategically sensitive sites, a…

Hudson Institute (2021-04-25). Holding Iran Accountable: The Importance Of Maintaining Sanctions Leverage — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Robert Greenway* | The leverage gained through economic sanctions has once again brought Iranian leadership to the negotiating table in Vienna—but that is not the end of sanctions' utility. This leverage will be essential to secure the longer and stronger1 deal nearly everyone agrees is required to effectively prevent the Islamic Republic from getting a nuclear weapon. In fact, absent these sanctions such a deal is practically impossible to envision. Lifting sanctions before validating the change in behavior that required them in the first place endangers our national security, undermines the legitima…

CRS (2021-04-25). US Nuclear Weapons Policy: Considering 'No First Use' — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Amy F. Woolf* | On April 15, 2021, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Adam Smith introduced legislation that declared, "It is the policy of the United States to not use nuclear weapons first." Other Members of Congress are divided on this issue. Senator Dianne Feinstein has argued that the only moral use for U.S. nuclear weapons is as a deterrent to their use. Senator Deb Fischer, on the other hand, has said that the proposal "betrays a naàØve and disturbed world view." President Biden has spoken, in the past, about his support for a "sole purpose" policy for nuclear weapons, which some see…

Jason Ditz (2021-04-25). White House Says Israel Delegation Won't Sway Position on Iran Deal. news.antiwar.com Israel is Israeli opposition to diplomatic progress with Iran is very well known, and the delegation's visit is just the latest effort to sabotage any sort of nuclear deal before it happens. The White House seems well aware of this, saying that Israel's delegation will not be able…

Staff (2021-04-25). Putin, Biden may meet in June. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden may meet in June.

Paul Goble (2021-04-25). Small Size Of Navalny Protests A Victory For The Kremlin — OpEd. eurasiareview.com While the Navalny protests may have attracted more attention than Vladimir Putin's address to the Federal Assembly, the reality is that those behind the protests overrated their possibilities because of their focus on the Internet, something which "gave rise to the illusion" that they were already at the head of a mass movement, Vladislav Inozemtsev says. | Statistics show why that is the case, the Russian economist and commentator says. While 130 million people viewed the film on Putin's palace, only 465,000 declared themselves Navalny supporters, and while 2.5 million said they would protest, fewer than 60,0…

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-04-25). Russia: Putin Signs Decrees To Counter Foreign Countries' 'Unfriendly Actions' — OpEd. eurasiareview.com President Vladimir Putin has signed decrees tasking the government define and compile foreign countries, their institutions and offices that will face restrictions and possibly complete ban in operating in the Russian Federation. | Under the same decree, terms of employing and hiring of Russian citizens, especially for diplomatic missions is specified. The decree is on countermeasures to foreign states that have shown "unfriendly actions" and consistently interfere in the domestic affairs of the Russian Federation. The document is posted on the Kremlin website. | Under the document, diplomatic missions, consul…

Yanis Iqbal (2021-04-25). Is the Russia-Syria Alliance Still Intact? orinocotribune.com By Yanis Iqbal — Apr 22, 2021 | On April 19, 2021, Russia said it had conducted airstrikes in the northeast of the Syrian city of Palmyra. "Two hideouts were destroyed, up to 200 militants, 24 pickup trucks with large-caliber machine guns, as well as about 500 kilograms of ammunition and components for creating improvised explosive devices," the Defense Ministry said. | The target was a "camouflaged base" where "terrorist groups" organized attacks in Syria and manufactured explosives. They were specifically planning "attacks on government agencies in large cities in order to destabilize the situation in the…

Arab News (2021-04-25). Focus On Tech, Finance Key Factors For US Climate Summit — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Cornelia Meyer* | The US is back, front and center in the global climate change conversation: US President Joe Biden rejoined the Paris Agreement at the outset of his administration. Within 90 days he called for a leaders' summit on climate change. Forty countries were invited and all showed up — even China and Russia, which are at odds with the Biden administration's foreign policy objectives. | Before the summit, countries fell over themselves, upping their climate goals: Leading by example, the US will reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50-52 percent by 2030 compared to 2005 levels. Canad…

Tasnim News Agency (2021-04-25). Iran Foreign Ministry Dismisses Ex-Oil Minister's Comments On Helping Yemen. eurasiareview.com The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied the recent comments from Rostam Qassemi, a former oil minister, in an interview with Russia al-Youm about the Islamic Republic's military assistance to Yemen and the presence of Iranian military advisers in the Arab country. | In the statement released on Friday, the Foreign Ministry said the comments published in the Wednesday interview are contrary to the reality and policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Yemen. | The ministry emphasized that only the official authorities are eligible to declare Tehran's stances, adding, "Iran's support for Yemen is of poli…

sputniknews (2021-04-25). Despite Claiming Russia is 'Declining Power', Head of UK's MI6 Still Puts It At Top of His Concerns. sputniknews.com Many western governments, such as the US and the UK, have been accusing Russia of engaging in "malign" activities and scaremongering about possible "Russian aggression" over the past six years. Moscow denies the accusations and underscores that these countries do not bother themselves with substantiating their allegations.

_____ (2021-04-25). Russia, Russia, Ever Failing. strategic-culture.org No one ever asks: Mr Expert, you've been wrong for twenty years, why should anybody take you seriously now? | One of the favourite delusions of the people Scott Ritter calls the "

sputniknews (2021-04-25). Ingenuity Helicopter Develops Record Speed During 3d Flight on Mars – NASA. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Ingenuity helicopter conducted its third test flight on Mars, outperforming earlier demonstrated speed and distances, NASA said on Sunday.

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