Deputy spokesman of the UN Secretary General Farhan Haq said the statement by the White house about the possibility to change the approach to solving the middle East problem. The representative of the presidential administration on the eve of the meeting of the American and Israeli leaders in Washington told reporters that the United States will not insist on the principle of two States in its decision, the main thing – to achieve peace, and the path to it, the parties may choose any.
«Are you aware of our support for the principle of two States. Besides, I’m not going to comment» – leads RIA Novosti words of Mr. hack. The authors of the article noted that after the departure of the Obama administration, the Israeli leadership is trying to create a new Alliance with its traditional allies, hoping to resume pressure on Iran and seek the approval of its position on the question of relations with Palestine.
«El-womanish revolt» is the title of an article in the newspaper «Kommersant», which States that the Turkish scenario of the fight with terrorists in Syria is not quite the same with Russian. In Astana on Wednesday a new meeting, which will be the second attempt of Russia, Turkey and Iran to sit down at the negotiating table in Damascus and the armed opposition.
Intensification of diplomacy before scheduled for February 20, the inter-Syrian talks in Geneva comes amid a sharp increase in the fighting against the «Islamic state» which was the epicenter of the city of al-Bab. Storming his Turkish troops are going to reach Raqqa – the stronghold samoprovozglashennost «Caliphate». However, it is not consistent with Russia further Turkish offensive could cause complications with Moscow. Prior to the meeting in Astana, Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged all parties fighting terrorism, to coordinate their actions and to consider the position of Damascus.
The French initiative on a resolution on the responsibility for chemical attack in Syria is ill-considered step that will not contribute to the inter-Syrian negotiation process. As reported on Wednesday, the news Agency RIA Novosti, such opinion was expressed by Director of the Department for nonproliferation and arms control, the Russian foreign Ministry Mikhail Ulyanov.
«Our position on this issue is well known: we believe that the investigation did not allow to accurately establish the guilt of one side or another in the use of chemical agents in Syria, in particular, the use of chlorine, – commented on the proposal of Paris Ulyanov. – Therefore, to promote some sanctions measures through UN security Council resolution no grounds, no relation to justice it wouldn’t».
«The White house began a game of musical chairs» is the title of an article in «Nezavisimaya Gazeta» saying that in light of the resignation of Michael Flynn of the American administration expected changes. The departure from the post of assistant to the President for national security Michael Flynn, who confessed to hiding the full information about their ties with Russia could entail a series of other resignations in the White house.
It is obvious that the high-profile incident will only fuel distrust of Donald Trump from the Executive and legislative authorities. Members of the house of representatives of Congress among Democrats, has already called for an official investigation into Flynn’s ties with Moscow.
The «Arab spring»: armed rebellions, deposed of power and consequences» is the title of an article in Pro-Kremlin newspaper Izvestia, which the author reminds that on 15 February 2011 in Libya began a civil war, which became a new stage of the middle East conflict that has engulfed Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria and other States in the Middle East and North Africa.
One of the main problems caused by the «spring» has become a flood of refugees, pouring into Europe. The number of people hoping to find shelter, more than a million people. According to the survey, the largest number of refugees came from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, and most desirable for them, the country was Germany. To stem the flow of migrants, a number of countries in the European Union, took action: they are not only back border control at internal borders, but also erected fences on transit zones. Over the years, the situation has not improved, and the European migration crisis is still not resolved.
The Pentagon acknowledges that the US is using in Syria, depleted uranium weapons, wrote in a Wednesday newspaper «Komsomolskaya Pravda». U.S. Department of defense reported that on 16 and 22 November 2016, the U.S. air force dropped on Syrians ammunition with depleted uranium.
In total were issued 5.625 poisoned shells which, as we are assured in the Department, was intended exclusively for militants of the «Islamic state» and their use is decided because of the desire to make beats on vehicles of terrorists more effective. According to experts, a toxic substance causes cancer and birth defects.
Previously it has already been said official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, but the United States denied it. The author recalls that in 2003, this weapon was used during the US invasion of Iraq, although the Pentagon still insisted that it’s not true.