Vladimir Putin says he met with Megyn Kelly more than he did with anyone from the Trump campaign. He accused the media in America of lying and making a weapon out of nothing at all. Vladimir Putin proved himself to be sharp and ready for the traps set. He’s too smart for an opportunist to bring him down. Sorry, Kelly! It looks like she got stuck in the Russian pudding.
Baku-APA. The Kremlin announced the two held a phone conversation on Monday, APA reports quoting sputniknews.
Trump and Putin reportedly shared their views on combating international terrorism and extremism, and on settling the crisis in Syria.
Putin reportedly congratulated the president-elect on his victory, and wished him success. The Russian president reportedly told the US president-elect that Russia is ready to maintain constructive dialogue with the new US administration, based on principles of equal rights, mutual respect, and non-interference in the international affairs of one another.
The Russian president reportedly told the US president-elect that Russia is ready to maintain constructive dialogue with the new US administration, based on principles of equal rights, mutual respect, and non-interference in the international affairs of one another.
“President-elect Trump noted to President Putin that he is very much looking forward to having a strong and enduring relationship with Russia and the people of Russia,” Trump’s transition team said in a statement. According to the Kremlin, both stressed the importance of building a strong foundation for bilateral ties through economic development.
Sept. 30, 2016
DANGER – Tensions Rising Sharply Between Nuclear Superpowers
Tension between Russia and USA rose dangerously, on Thursday 29th of September, as the spokesman of the American Pentagon proceeded to indirect, still clear and quite unprecedented threats, about what can happen to Russian soldiers, interests and even cities, if Moscow and Damascus do not alter their policy in Syria. In the same time the US Secretary of State is threatening with suspension of talks with Russia on the situation in Syria.
I heard it got so bad that the defcon level was raised to a three, and now it’s a five.
Defcon nuclear threat REDUCED to safest level following Donald Trump victory
If so, why are there so many riots when President-Elect has already made peace with Russia. Why isn’t the liberal media admitting the truth? America and Russia were about to go to war. We can now breathe, and exhale, this time we have someone working in the best interest of Americans.
Lavrov, SANA – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stressed that the Syrian army is the most effective force on the ground in fighting terrorism.
The international coalition against the terrorist organization of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) will not be effective with Syria not being part of it, said Lavrov in a speech addressing the students and teachers of Moscow State Institute of International Relations on Tuesday.
He dismissed the calls for President Bashar al-Assad’s departure as a precondition for embarking on the fight against terrorism as “harmful” and “unrealistic”, calling for them to be stopped.
“President al-Assad who was elected by his people is still a completely legitimate president regardless of the Western statements,” said Lavrov.
He criticized the international community over this issue, saying they have contradicted themselves when two years ago they dealt with the Syrian leadership as being a legitimate leadership as far as the chemical weapons were concerned, while they now refrain from coordinating with the Syrian government when it comes to ISIS, whereas they do coordinate with the Iraqi government in this regard.
He referred to the Russian President’s initiative on unifying the efforts of all the sides against ISIS and the other terrorist organizations, noting that Russia made it clear to all the countries that are aware of the ISIS threat that they should coordinate with the Syrian army towards more effectiveness in fighting terrorism.
This, Lavrov said, requires that all forces be unified and all other matters be put on the shelf for some time later.
“We look at the reactions of the Western and Gulf states and other countries and we see some there who are getting it,” he added.
Lavrov referred to his meeting yesterday with a delegation of the “Syrian opposition”, saying Russia seeks to unify “the opposition” with the aim to work with the Syrian government to find a form to build a future Syria.
This issue, he said, is stated in Geneva 1 document, noting that a lot of countries have started to realize that work should be in that direction in order to come to sitting down at the dialogue table.
On a relevant note, Lavrov condemned ISIS destruction of the historical temples in the ancient Syrian Palmyra city and the ruins in Iraq, dismissing these acts as aimed at shaking the base of the common human culture.
In this light, Lavrov said, the task of protecting cultural heritage is getting more urgent, calling for taking steps to come up with a firm stand by the international community against ISIS.
Lavrov announced in the course of his speech that there will be a ministerial meeting at the Security Council at the end of September to discuss international security and the terror threats in the Middle East and North Africa.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a meeting with students on the first day of the academic year at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) in Moscow, Russia, September 1, 2015. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
Russia called on Friday for Washington to restart direct military-to-military cooperation to avert “unintended incidents” near Syria, at a time when U.S. officials say Moscow is building up forces to protect President Bashar Assad’s government.
The United States is leading a campaign of air strikes against Islamic State fighters in Syrian air space, and a greater Russian presence would raise the prospect of the Cold War superpower foes encountering each other on the battlefield.
Both Moscow and Washington say their enemy is Islamic State. But Russia supports the government of Assad, while the United States says his presence makes the situation worse.
In recent days, U.S. officials have described what they say is a buildup of Russian equipment and manpower.
Lebanese sources said at least some Russian troops were now engaged in combat operations in support of Assad’s government. Moscow has declined to comment on those reports.
At a news conference, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia was sending equipment to help Assad fight Islamic State. Russian servicemen were in Syria, he said, primarily to help service that equipment and teach Syrian soldiers how to use it.
Russia was also conducting naval exercises in the eastern Mediterranean, he said, describing the drills as long-planned and staged in accordance with international law.
Lavrov blamed Washington for cutting off direct military-to-military communications between Russia and NATO over the Ukraine crisis, saying such contacts were “important for the avoidance of undesired, unintended incidents.”
“We are always in favor of military people talking to each other in a professional way. They understand each other very well,” Lavrov said. “If, as [U.S. Secretary of State] John Kerry has said many times, the United States wants those channels frozen, then be our guest.”
U.S. officials say they do not know what Moscow’s intentions are in Syria. The reports of a Russian buildup come at a time when momentum has shifted against Assad’s government in Syria’s 4-year-old civil war, with Damascus suffering battlefield setbacks this year at the hands of an array of insurgent groups.
Moscow, Assad’s ally since the Cold War, maintains its only Mediterranean naval base at Tartous on the Syrian coast, a strategic objective.
In recent months NATO-member Turkey has also raised the prospect of outside powers playing a greater role in Syria by proposing a “safe zone” near its border, kept free of both Islamic State and government troops.
The four-year-old multi-sided civil war in Syria has killed around 250,000 people and driven half of Syria’s 23 million people from their homes. Some have traveled to European Union countries, creating a refugee crisis there.
Differences over Assad’s future have made it impossible for Moscow and the West to take joint action against Islamic State, even though they say the group, which rules a self-proclaimed caliphate on swathes of Syria and Iraq, is their common enemy.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Friday that it was too early to judge what exactly Russia’s motivations at present were in Syria, but that “adding war to war” would not help resolve the Syrian conflict.
“If it’s about defending the base in Tartous why not? But if it’s to enter the conflict ….” he said, without finishing the thought.
Diplomats in Moscow say the Kremlin is happy for the West to believe it is building up its military in Syria, calculating that this will give it more bargaining power in any international talks about whether Assad stays in power.
Western and Arab countries have backed demands from the Syrian opposition that Assad must give way under any negotiated settlement to the war. Assad refuses to go and so far his enemies have lacked the capability to force him out, leaving the war grinding on for years. All diplomatic efforts at a solution have collapsed.
Assad’s supporters have taken encouragement this week from an apparent shift in tone from some European states that suggests a softening of demands he leave power.
Britain, one of Assad’s staunchest Western opponents, said this week it could accept him staying in place for a transition period if it helped resolve the conflict.
France, another fierce Assad opponent, said on Monday that he must leave power “at some point or another.” Smaller countries went further, with Austria saying Assad must be involved in the fight against Islamic State and Spain saying negotiations with him were necessary to end the war.
The pro-Syrian government newspaper al-Watan saw Britain’s position as “a new sign of the changes in Western positions that started with Madrid and Austria.”