- Submitted by admin on Fri, 02/03/2012 - 5:47am
The draft resolution on Syria under discussion at the UN Security Council is reportedly being softened to take into account Russian concerns. It's likely to have references to President Assad stepping down, and an arms embargo removed from the text. RT's Marina Portnaya reports from New York.
RT also talks to Michel Chossudovsky, Director at the Center for Research on Globalization.
- Submitted by admin on Fri, 01/20/2012 - 1:45am
BEIRUT (AP) â€“ Syria's powerful allies in Russia vowed Wednesday to block any Western attempts to intervene militarily in Syria as Damascus fights off an increasingly chaotic 10-month-old revolt against President Bashar Assad.
The support came as Assad was showing fresh confidence that he can ride out the uprising with the help of a small â€” but influential â€” set of friends in Russia, China and Iran.
- Submitted by admin on Thu, 12/08/2011 - 10:54am
Russia's anti-government protest movement has gathered momentum as tens of thousands of people said they were prepared to take to the streets this weekend in the biggest challenge to Vladimir Putin's rule.
With concern inside the Kremlin growing, Putin and Dmitry Medvedev, Russia's president, met their security council, including the interior and defence ministers, the head of the federal security service (FSB) and the country's foreign intelligence chief, to discuss the situation.
- Submitted by admin on Sun, 12/04/2011 - 1:01pm
UNITED NATIONS: Russia believes new UN sanctions against Iran's nuclear program are no longer possible, Moscow's UN envoy said Friday condemning "threats" being made against Tehran and Syria by the West.
"We believe that the sanctions track in the Security Council has been exhausted," ambassador Vitaly Churkin told a press conference when asked about possible action against Iran.
"We continue to believe very strongly that negotiations should continue with Iran."
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