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Leaked OPCW memo casts doubt on watchdog’s Douma ‘chemical attack’ conclusions

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A leaked report by OPCW engineers contradicts the chemical watchdog’s official report on the April 2018 incident in Syria, and raises questions about political pressure by US, UK and France on the UN body. In April 2018, as Syrian government forces recaptured the city of Douma from Islamist militants, the “White Helmets” claimed a chemical Read More

Washington orders suspension of all flights between US & Venezuela

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Washington has suspended all US-based cargo and passenger air services between the US and Venezuela, citing “safety and security” conditions in the Latin American country amid attempts to oust the government in Caracas. The move was announced by the US Department of Transportation on Wednesday. The decision was made with “the approval of the Secretary Read More

Simple precautions or plan to attack? What’s behind US & Germany’s recent moves in Mideast

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Germany and the Netherlands halted training of Iraqi troops hours after the US said it will partially evacuate its Baghdad embassy. Amid growing tensions with Iran, analysts offered differing views on the reasons behind the moves. Washington announced the partial evacuation of its embassy in Baghdad as well as a consulate in Erbil in Iraqi Read More

‘No one in Europe’ wants second Iraq: Austrian president slams ‘provocative’ US Iran policy

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The US’ reckless maximum pressure campaign against Tehran and nations dealing with it is deeply provocative and hurts international relations, Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen said, warning against a major “crisis.” Speaking at a joint press conference with the Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Wednesday, Van der Bellen slammed the US sanctions Read More

US won’t start war with Iran… at least that’s what prominent coup enthusiast Rubio says

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The pullout of non-emergency government staff from Iraq is not a “prelude” to an attack but a precaution, Senator Marco Rubio has explained on his Twitter. Many users, however, perceive it to be laying the groundwork for war. Rubio took a break from tweeting non-stop in support of the US regime-change activities in Venezuela on Read More

Baghdad won’t let Washington use its territory in war against Iran – Iraq’s envoy

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Iraq does not want a “devastating” new war in the Middle East and will not allow the US to use its territory for military action against neighboring Iran, Baghdad’s ambassador to Moscow has said. “Iraq is a sovereign nation. We will not let to use our territory,” Haidar Mansour Hadi, the Iraqi envoy Read More

Guaido’s ‘envoy’ set to meet Pentagon officials to plan ways of bringing ‘democracy’ to Venezuela

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A representative of the Venezuelan opposition leader in the US will meet members of the Southern Command next week to discuss strategy for regime change in the Latin American country, Juan Guaido has confirmed. “The meeting will be held on Monday,” Guaido said at a press conference on Tuesday. “I understand it will be at Read More

Trump’s ‘deal of the century’ will give Israel control over West Bank settlements – report

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The US peace deal for the Middle East includes establishing Israeli law over the Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, an Israeli TV channel has reported. The condition has been a no-go for Palestine. More than two years in the making and bogged down by delays, the Trump administration’s “peace deal” for Israel and Read More

‘No obligations’: Polish nationalists march against Holocaust compensation law (PHOTOS)

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Hundreds of people marched to the US Embassy in Warsaw as part of a demonstration against US pressure on Poland to compensate Jews who lost property during the Holocaust. The rally has sparked accusations of anti-Semitism. Nationalist and far-right backers gathered at Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s office on Saturday, where they rallied against US Read More

Guaido tells supporters he wants ‘direct relationship’ with Pentagon

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Juan Guaido has asked his envoy in the US to meet with Pentagon officials to request “cooperation” in resolving Venezuela’s political crisis, the Washington-backed opposition leader said at a rally in Caracas after a failed coup. “We have instructed our ambassador Carlos Vecchio to meet immediately … with the Southern Command and its admiral to Read More