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2020-05-29: News Headlines

Philip Giraldi (2020-05-29). Trump the "Peace Candidate": Contemplating War During Pandemic against Two Global Competitors. Nuclear Weapons "Tests" against China and Russia. globalresearch.ca Let us consider why the Donald Trump White House is currently considering

T.J. Coles (2020-05-29). What's NATO Up to These Days? Provoking Russia, Draining Healthcare Budgets and Protecting Its Own from COVID. counterpunch.org In November 2019, as experts warned that a novel coronavirus was likely to develop in the near-future, NATO boasted that its European Allies, including the UK, as well as Canada, were boosting their military budgets by an average of 4.6 percent, or an additional $130bn since 2016. The implication is that this increase in military spending is at the expense of healthcare, which is being privatized worldwide.

WSWS (2020-05-29). Russia's right-wing opposition tries to gain from COVID-19 crisis. wsws.org As President Vladimir Putin's poll numbers fall to historically low levels, right-wing opposition leader Alexei Navalny seeks to present himself as a defender of health care workers and "the people."

John Feffer (2020-05-29). Is It Time to Boycott the United States? zcomm.org The G7 kicked Russia out over its invasion of Crimea. Does the U.S. assault on international laws, treaties, and democracy itself warrant the same treatment?>

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2020-05-29). Future Perspectives of Russia-Africa Cooperation. globalresearch.ca While celebrating the Africa Day, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reaffirmed Russia's commitment to offer support and participate in the sustainable development processes in Africa. In a videoconference held May 28 with local and foreign media, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman …

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2020-05-29). Future Perspectives of Russia-Africa Relations. globalresearch.ca While celebrating the Africa Day, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reaffirmed Russia's commitment to offer support and participate in the sustainable development processes in Africa. In a videoconference held May 28 with local and foreign media, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman …

South Front (2020-05-28). Video: Russian Warplanes in Libya. globalresearch.ca The US has finally discovered whom to blame for the ongoing escalation of the conflict in Libya. | On May 26, the US African Command (AFRICOM) claimed that Russia had deployed warplanes to Libya to support the Libyan National Army of …

Eds. (2020-05-28). Huawei ban drags China, U.S. into tech cold war. mronline.org Industries prepare for decoupling as worst scenario, accelerating homegrown technologies as Washington hawks destroy global supply chain.

teleSUR (2020-05-28). Norway: Municipality Forced to Receive NATO Nuclear Submarines. telesurenglish.net The port of Tromso, located in a Norwegian municipality above the Arctic Circle, will receive nuclear submarines from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) even though local politicians have opposed the decision. | RELATED: | "The government and parliament do not dare say 'no' to the U.S.," Norway's Greenpeace leader Frode Pleym said. | After private investors bought the Olavsvern naval base in Tromso, NATO pushed for a…

Dean Baker (2020-05-28). Washington Post Tells Readers About Trump's "Existential" Threat to China. cepr.net Thankfully, it is not a nuclear war. Apparently the Washington Post thinks plans considered by Trump to delist Chinese companies from U.S. stock exchanges and to make it more difficult for the country to trade in dollars will pose an "existential" threat to the country. While these plans, which put into practice, will almost certainly …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-28). US announces end of sanction waivers under nuclear deal to Iran. peoplesdispatch.org US secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced the end of exemptions provided under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal to some foreign companies to work on certain Iranian nuclear sites. The waiver was renewed every 60 days despite the unilateral US withdrawal from the deal in 2018…

Raul Diego (2020-05-27). EU Foreign Policy Chief Calls for Rapprochement with Russia and End of "American-led System" mintpressnews.com A recent address by the EU's top diplomat, Josep Borell, hints at a new pro-Asian political order on the continent as Germany gets ready to lead the 27-nation bloc. But, is it just a ploy to check Chinese hegemony?

Jon Rainwater (2020-04-23). A Myriad of Ways to Wage Peace During These Times. peaceaction.org As we shelter in our homes to protect ourselves from this global pandemic, we wanted to share some of the many ways you can remain active and impactful in the work for a more peaceful world. Peace Action has long been a leader in organizing international conferences, marches, and rallies around the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty …

Jason Ditz (2020-02-20). Turkey Kills Over 50 Syrian Troops, Russian Warplanes Intervene to Halt Offensive. theantimedia.com Russia called the situation a "worst case scenario."

Jason Ditz (2020-02-17). DOJ Investigating Former CIA Director's Role in Russiagate. theantimedia.com The Justice Department is investigating the role of John Brennan in the assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

Strategic Culture (2020-02-08). US Deploys 'Mini-Nukes' in Deplorable Threat to World Peace. theantimedia.com These so-called "mini-nukes" represent—despite the diminutive-sounding name—an increased risk of nuclear war.

Tyler Durden (2020-02-08). Iraq and Russia Prepare to Boost Military Ties as US Threatens Sanctions. theantimedia.com Iraq and Russia are preparing for deepening military coordination.

Middle East Eye (2020-02-07). Russia Says Israel Used Civilian Plane as Human Shield During Syria Strikes. theantimedia.com Russia accused Israel of "making a total mockery of the lives of hundreds of innocent civilians."

sputniknews (2020-05-29). Russia Wants to Unlock 4.5 Billion Year Old Secret by Gathering Soil Samples From Across the Moon. sputniknews.com Russia is one of several space powers with plans to return to the Moon in the coming years, and has expressed a willingness to cooperate with NASA in this area. However, Roscosmos has also warned that the Trump administration's recent 'Artemis Accords' plans to divvy up the Moon are comparable to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Andrey Areshev (2020-05-29). Trump's Anti-China Hysteria Goes Nuclear. strategic-culture.org The Trump administration's scapegoating of China over its own disastrous mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic has relied on baseless conspiracy theory, unscientific claims and hyperbole. This week the president's National Security Advisor went further by comparing the virus outbreak to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. | In a U.S. media

Andrey Areshev (2020-05-28). Australia & the Working of the American Imperial Hand. strategic-culture.org The paradox of Australia: a wealthy country whose complacent, U.S.-indoctrinated political elites are betraying its promise in so many important ways, writes Tony Kevin. | Tony KEVIN | It is hard to explain Australia to foreigners: a complicated former British colonial society that likes to think of itself as simple and honest, and sometimes persuades others that this may be true. The Australia of the "Dustyesky Russian Choir" that recently became a brief sensation on Russia's mainstream Channel One is a reassuring image: one in which some Russians might still sentimentally like to believe. | Yet there is a darke…

Andrey Areshev (2020-05-27). Mail-Order Presidency: Democrats Will Do Anything to Beat Trump in November. strategic-culture.org Just like in 2016 when WikiLeaks revealed that the DNC was feeding Hillary Clinton debate questions, 2020 will be no different with the Democrats employing every dirty trick in the book to oust Donald Trump from office. | Following on the backs of Russiagate, Impeachment, and now mass-media hysteria over Coronavirus, which of course has dealt Trump a major blow with regards to his hopes for reelection in November, is there anyone still not convinced that the Democrat machine is prepared to do absolutely anything to win in November? | Liberals are painfully aware that if Trump wins another four years in office all…

RT (2020-05-29). Hero Moscow taxi driver saves woman from capture & torture after she orders a ride. rt.com A Russian taxi driver is being hailed as a hero for helping to save a woman from captivity. While en route to pick her up, the hostage relayed her story to the driver through a taxi app, he subsequently called the cops.

_____ (2020-05-29). Russian military, diplomats to negotiate agreement with Syria on more facilities & maritime access. rt.com President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia's defense and foreign ministries on Friday to hold talks with Damascus, with a view to Moscow obtaining additional facilities and maritime access in Syria. | A protocol could be signed to the agreement with Syria on deploying Russia's air task force, which stipulates the transfer of additional facilities and water area to the force, according to the president's instruction posted on the government's legal information web portal. | The ministries were instructed to hold negotiations with the Syrian side and, upon reaching an agreement, sign the protocol on Russia's behalf…

RT (2020-05-29). Russian officials clash over proposals to reduce funding of abortion clinics and restricting drugs. rt.com The debate over abortion has once again reared its head in Russia, after an official proposed restricting the sale of abortion drugs in pharmacies and reducing the funding of clinics. Many politicians disagree. | On Friday, Presidential Commissioner for Children's Rights Anna Kuznetsova proposed restricting pharmacies from selling abortion drugs, and suggested reducing the funding of clinics so that the amount of allocated funds is inversely proportional to the quantity of abortions. | Her report states that "the clinic should be interested in preserving the child, and not in providing services for artificial…

_____ (2020-05-29). WATCH Russian jets chase US nuclear bombers away from country's borders. rt.com Russian jets were scrambled to intercept US B-1B Lancer strategic bombers, which approached the country's airspace over the Black and Baltic Seas, with the high-altitude action captured on video. | The American nuclear-capable warplanes heading in the direction of Russian airspace were first tracked by radar, before the Sukhoi Su-27P and Su-30SM were sent to greet them in the skies above neutral Black Sea waters. | The jets approached the US bombers at a "safe distance," with the move resulting in the B-1Bs reversing their course, the Defense Ministry said as it released the footage. | The Russian planes th…

_____ (2020-05-29). Toxic vapor leak discovered at Russia's space booster in French Guiana. rt.com A toxic vapor leak was detected coming from the Russian Fregat upper-stage rocket which is stored at the space center in French Guiana. It was supposed to deliver satellites, but the operation was halted over the coronavirus. | The oxidizer vapor detection system at the booster's storage facility began giving sporadic alarm signals a week ago, the press-service of Russia's space agency Roscosmos said. | A group of experts from the makers of the rocket at NPO Lavochkin and other Russian space industry firms are getting ready to make the journey to French Guiana, which borders Brazil and Suriname. They're expect…

_____ (2020-05-28). NSA urges email providers to update software warning that 'Russian military hackers' already gained 'dream access' to them. rt.com The notorious US spy agency NSA has issued a rare warning to Exim mail server owners, calling on them to update the operating system and claiming that otherwise Russian "military cyber actors" could virtually take control of them. | A request to update one's operating system is usually so routine, pretty much every personal computer user is accustomed to it. That suddenly ceases to be the case when the request comes from none other the National Security Agency (NSA ), which does not issues such warnings all too often. | As if such a demand coming from a spy agency infamous for its world-spanning secret surveil…

RT (2020-05-28). Stealth flying wing: Russia's next-gen STRATEGIC BOMBER already in the works. rt.com Russian aircraft makers have reportedly started the assembly of a new, next-generation bomber aircraft, known under the designation PAK DA. RT has learned more about the highly-secretive machine. | The launch of the PAK DA's assembly was reported earlier this week by TASS news agency. The cockpit of the plane has already been partially built and the whole machine is expected to be ready next year, sources within the country's aircraft industry told the agency. | The PAK DA designation stands for 'perspective aircraft complex (PAK) for long-range aviation (DA)'. The PAK programs were launched by Russia in the e…

_____ (2020-05-29). Scheer Intelligence: The 'Mass Murder Program' Behind America's Rise To Power. popularresistance.org The Cold War—how it was fought and brutally won by the U.S. on global scale—has defined international politics for more than half a century. That is the central argument of journalist Vincent Bevins' new book, "The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World." Through meticulous research and extensive interviews with over a hundred people in more than a dozen countries and several languages, Bevins connects the dots between a U.S.-sponsored terror scheme that killed more than a million civilians in Indonesia in the 1960s, and the slaughter of le…

2020-05-28: News Headlines

South Front (2020-05-28). Video: Russian Warplanes in Libya. globalresearch.ca The US has finally discovered whom to blame for the ongoing escalation of the conflict in Libya. | On May 26, the US African Command (AFRICOM) claimed that Russia had deployed warplanes to Libya to support the Libyan National Army of …

teleSUR (2020-05-28). Norway: Municipality Forced to Receive NATO Nuclear Submarines. telesurenglish.net The port of Tromso, located in a Norwegian municipality above the Arctic Circle, will receive nuclear submarines from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) even though local politicians have opposed the decision. | RELATED: | "The government and parliament do not dare say 'no' to the U.S.," Norway's Greenpeace leader Frode Pleym said. | After private investors bought the Olavsvern naval base in Tromso, NATO pushed for a…

Dean Baker (2020-05-28). Washington Post Tells Readers About Trump's "Existential" Threat to China. cepr.net Thankfully, it is not a nuclear war. Apparently the Washington Post thinks plans considered by Trump to delist Chinese companies from U.S. stock exchanges and to make it more difficult for the country to trade in dollars will pose an "existential" threat to the country. While these plans, which put into practice, will almost certainly …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-28). US announces end of sanction waivers under nuclear deal to Iran. peoplesdispatch.org US secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced the end of exemptions provided under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal to some foreign companies to work on certain Iranian nuclear sites. The waiver was renewed every 60 days despite the unilateral US withdrawal from the deal in 2018…

Andrew Korybko (2020-05-27). Pakistan's Role in Russia's Greater Eurasian Partnership. globalresearch.ca Connectivity is one of the key trends of the 21st century, which Russia is fully embracing with its Greater Eurasian Partnership (GEP) in order to counteract the chaotic processes unleashed throughout the course of the ongoing systemic transition from unipolarity …

Andrew Korybko (2020-05-27). The US Rubbished Another Arms Control Regime as Part of Its Risky Renegotiating Gamble. globalresearch.ca The US' planned withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty represents yet another rubbishing of the international arms control regimes that helped maintain strategic stability after the end of the Old Cold War, with this dramatic move and the others like …

Nino Pagliccia (2020-05-27). Canada's Seat at the UN Security Council May be Coveted But is Far From a Sure Bet. counterpunch.org Next June the United Nations Assembly will hold elections at its 74th session for five non-permanent seats on the UN Security Council (UNSC) starting on January 1, 2021 for the period 2021—22. The UNSC has 15 members five of which are permanent veto-wielding members: U.S., Great Britain, France, Russia and China. The remaining ten seats are elected

Raul Diego (2020-05-27). EU Foreign Policy Chief Calls for Rapprochement with Russia and End of "American-led System" mintpressnews.com A recent address by the EU's top diplomat, Josep Borell, hints at a new pro-Asian political order on the continent as Germany gets ready to lead the 27-nation bloc. But, is it just a ploy to check Chinese hegemony?

Terrace (2020-05-27). Update On Kings Bay Plowshare 7 Sentencing. popularresistance.org On Friday, May 22, Judge Lisa Godbey Wood of the Southern District Federal Court of Georgia in Brunswick assigned new dates for seven defendants, according to the Kings Bay Plowshares' attorney, Bill Quigley. Many of the defendants had asked the court to postpone their May 28th and 29th court dates to accommodate their right to be sentenced in person in open court, witnessed by the public and press and not by video. The seven were convicted of three felonies and one misdemeanor last October for their nonviolent, symbolic disarmament act at the Kings Bay Trident nuclear submarine base. | The defendants had also as…

Finian Cunningham (2020-05-27). From Open Skies to Open Season for Nukes. thealtworld.com Washington is destroying trust and integrity by deliberately creating insecurity in order to achieve its geopolitical objective of controlling China. | Another one bites the dust. In less two years, President Donald Trump has now binned three major arms-control treaties — quite a record for undermining decades of international security architecture. First there was the nuclear accord with Iran (2018), then the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty (2019), and now the Open Skies Treaty. | There is growing concern that the Trump administration will let the last-remaining arms-control treaty fall — th…

Rick Sterling (2020-05-26). Racism and Bias at the Court of Arbitration for Sports. dissidentvoice.org Sun Yang Over the past 5 years, the sports "anti doping movement" has been distorted into a political tool to attack Russia and now China. This article reveals the bias behind the decision to ban Chinese athlete Sun Yang for eight years. For example, the president of the panel tweeted against a "yellow faced Chinese …

Jon Rainwater (2020-04-23). A Myriad of Ways to Wage Peace During These Times. peaceaction.org As we shelter in our homes to protect ourselves from this global pandemic, we wanted to share some of the many ways you can remain active and impactful in the work for a more peaceful world. Peace Action has long been a leader in organizing international conferences, marches, and rallies around the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty …

Jason Ditz (2020-02-20). Turkey Kills Over 50 Syrian Troops, Russian Warplanes Intervene to Halt Offensive. theantimedia.com Russia called the situation a "worst case scenario."

Jason Ditz (2020-02-17). DOJ Investigating Former CIA Director's Role in Russiagate. theantimedia.com The Justice Department is investigating the role of John Brennan in the assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

Global Research News (2020-05-27). Selected Articles: US-China Relations. Are We Seeing a New Cold War? globalresearch.ca We hope that by publishing diverse view points, submitted by journalists and experts dotted all over the world, the website can serve as a reminder that no matter what narrative we are presented with, things are rarely as cut and …

Andrey Areshev (2020-05-28). Australia & the Working of the American Imperial Hand. strategic-culture.org The paradox of Australia: a wealthy country whose complacent, U.S.-indoctrinated political elites are betraying its promise in so many important ways, writes Tony Kevin. | Tony KEVIN | It is hard to explain Australia to foreigners: a complicated former British colonial society that likes to think of itself as simple and honest, and sometimes persuades others that this may be true. The Australia of the "Dustyesky Russian Choir" that recently became a brief sensation on Russia's mainstream Channel One is a reassuring image: one in which some Russians might still sentimentally like to believe. | Yet there is a darke…

Andrey Areshev (2020-05-27). Mail-Order Presidency: Democrats Will Do Anything to Beat Trump in November. strategic-culture.org Just like in 2016 when WikiLeaks revealed that the DNC was feeding Hillary Clinton debate questions, 2020 will be no different with the Democrats employing every dirty trick in the book to oust Donald Trump from office. | Following on the backs of Russiagate, Impeachment, and now mass-media hysteria over Coronavirus, which of course has dealt Trump a major blow with regards to his hopes for reelection in November, is there anyone still not convinced that the Democrat machine is prepared to do absolutely anything to win in November? | Liberals are painfully aware that if Trump wins another four years in office all…

RT (2020-05-28). Stealth flying wing: Russia's next-gen STRATEGIC BOMBER already in the works. rt.com Russian aircraft makers have reportedly started the assembly of a new, next-generation bomber aircraft, known under the designation PAK DA. RT has learned more about the highly-secretive machine. | The launch of the PAK DA's assembly was reported earlier this week by TASS news agency. The cockpit of the plane has already been partially built and the whole machine is expected to be ready next year, sources within the country's aircraft industry told the agency. | The PAK DA designation stands for 'perspective aircraft complex (PAK) for long-range aviation (DA)'. The PAK programs were launched by Russia in the e…

RT (2020-05-28). Iran slams 'desperate attempt' by US to ramp up 'maximum pressure' campaign by ending sanctions waivers. rt.com Tehran has dismissed the Trump administration's "desperate attempt" to increase pressure on Iran by ending sanctions waivers that had allowed Russian, Chinese and European firms to keep working at civilian Iranian nuclear sites. | Washington will give foreign governments 60 days to wind down operations on the facilities or face new sanctions of their own, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday. The waivers had been in place since President Donald Trump tore up the 2015 nuclear deal two years ago. | The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said Washington was engaging in a "desperate attempt to distr…

RT (2020-05-28). Russia WILL NOT ban hydroxychloroquine, drug taken by US President Trump, for use in treating Covid-19. rt.com Russia's Health Ministry announced it will not ban hydroxychloroquine, seen by some as potentially dangerous. The drug, touted by US President Trump, has been suspended for use in treating Covid-19 in France, Italy, and Belgium. | On Thursday, the Russian Health Ministry stated on its website that hydroxychloroquine's effectiveness and safety in the treatment of coronavirus is continually being monitored, but the ministry is not taking any steps towards outlawing it. This decision is in sharp contrast to moves made by some European countries which, due to safety concerns, have completely stopped the prescripti…

RT (2020-05-28). Coronavirus to 'go into HIBERNATION' in summer — Moscow's former chief doctor to RT. rt.com The novel coronavirus will lose its power in summer and, as it passes through more people, it will no longer be 'new' for immune systems and will behave like flu or even just a cold, Moscow's former head doctor has told RT.

RT (2020-05-28). Russia 'has never avoided direct dialogue' with Ukraine — deputy FM. rt.com Moscow has never avoided direct dialogue with Ukraine, including at the highest level, but such a dialogue needs to be aimed at achieving specific results, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Rudenko has said. | Commenting on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's statement about his readiness to hold a direct dialogue with his counterpart Vladimir Putin, Rudenko told TASS: "I can confirm that Russia has never avoided direct dialogue." | The diplomat noted that the two presidents had held dialogues over the phone and at a meeting in Paris in December 2019. "The most important thing for us is to make sure…

RT (2020-05-28). Germany's Foreign Ministry calls in Russian ambassador over 2015 cyberattack allegations. rt.com Berlin said on Thursday it is seeking EU sanctions against a Russian man over his alleged role in the hacking of the German parliament in 2015. Germany's Foreign Ministry said it called in Russian Ambassador Sergey Nechayev to inform him in person of the move. | Senior diplomat Miguel Berger "strongly condemned the attack on Germany's parliament in the name of the German government" while meeting with Nechayev, according to the ministry. | The attack on the Bundestag networks began on April 30, 2015, and over 16 gigabytes of data was reportedly stolen, including the lawmakers' emails. | The Russian Embassy in…

RT (2020-05-28). US could conduct live NUCLEAR test 'within months' if Trump orders it. rt.com The US could carry out a live nuclear test within "months" should the president request it, a senior Pentagon official said, suggesting "geopolitical issues" — presumably referring to Moscow and Beijing — could prompt the order. | Though Washington has not altered its official stance on nuclear tests — which have been on pause for nearly three decades — that could change "rapidly," the acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters Drew Walter told an online forum hosted by the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies on Tuesday. | "If the president directed — becau…

RT (2020-05-28). 'NATO roulette': Norwegian port to host nuclear-powered US subs despite local objections. rt.com A municipal port in Norway is set to receive nuclear-powered submarines from NATO after the only naval base in the area was sold and decommissioned — but local politicians and environmental activists aren't on board with the plan. | When the Olavsvern base in Tromso was sold to private investors in 2009, pressure mounted from NATO to find an alternative point of arrival for reactor-driven vessels, other than Haakonsvern in Bergen, which is currently the only approved port in the country. | Now it appears a "temporary solution" to the problem has been found at Grotsund in Tromso, where the country's Armed…

RT (2020-05-27). Goats and BREAST MILK protein may be key to fighting Covid-19, Russian scientists suggest. rt.com The coronavirus seems to be affecting babies less than other populations and Russian scientists suggest this may be due to proteins in breast milk that protects their immune system. Now they are trying a new drug based on it. | "We have seen very few isolated cases of babies contracting the coronavirus among millions infected with it," Igor Goldman, a senior research fellow at Institute of Gene Biology of the Russian Academy of Sciences said in interview to the media portal News.ru. He explained that this gave his team an idea to try lactoferrin — a protein normally contained in breast milk that protests…

RT (2020-05-27). US ends ALL BUT ONE sanctions waivers for Iran nuclear facilities. rt.com The US is giving foreign governments 60 days to wrap up work on Iranian nuclear facilities — 90 days for the civilian reactor in Bushehr — or face Washington's sanctions, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced. | Washington has offered waivers for its sanctions against Tehran in connection with several civilian facilities since President Donald Trump unilaterally exited a nuclear deal with Iran in 2018. Now those waivers are being phased out entirely, Pompeo said on Wednesday. | European, Chinese and Russian companies working on nuclear projects in Iran will have two months to wrap up their o…

en.mehrnews (2020-05-28). Iran criticizes US for further violation of JCPOA, UNSCR 2231. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 28 (MNA) — Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations criticized the new decision by the United States to end the remaining sanctions waivers under the nuclear deal, saying Washington is further violating the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and the UNSC Resolution 2231.

sputniknews (2020-05-28). Russia Spotted 21 Foreign Spy Jets Close to National Airspace Over Past Week. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian Armed Forces detected 21 foreign jets that were engaged in reconnaissance activities close to Russia's airspace last week, the military's official newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda reported on Friday.

yenisafak (2020-05-28). 'Azerbaijan wouldn't exist without Caucasian Islamic Army'. yenisafak.com If the Caucasian Islamic Army had not come to the aid of the Azerbaijani people in 1918, their republic would not have been able to survive for a precarious two years until 1920, when it fell into Soviet hands, according to an Azerbaijani historian.Anar Isgandarov, who is also a lawmaker at the Azerbaijani Parliament, told Anadolu Agency in an exclusive interview that the establishment of the Azerbaijani Democratic Republic, also known as the Azerbaijan People's Republic, on May 28, 1918, was one of the most glorious chapters in the country's history and is celebrated each year in Azerbaijan as Republic Day.The C…

Strategic Culture (2020-02-08). US Deploys 'Mini-Nukes' in Deplorable Threat to World Peace. theantimedia.com These so-called "mini-nukes" represent—despite the diminutive-sounding name—an increased risk of nuclear war.

Tyler Durden (2020-02-08). Iraq and Russia Prepare to Boost Military Ties as US Threatens Sanctions. theantimedia.com Iraq and Russia are preparing for deepening military coordination.

Middle East Eye (2020-02-07). Russia Says Israel Used Civilian Plane as Human Shield During Syria Strikes. theantimedia.com Russia accused Israel of "making a total mockery of the lives of hundreds of innocent civilians."