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Obama: US Intelligence Underestimated Militants in Syria

Σεπτεμβρίου 29, 2014 Σχολιάστε

obama golfingU.S. intelligence agencies underestimated Islamic State activity inside Syria, which has become “ground zero” for jihadists worldwide, President Barack Obama said in a CBS television interview broadcast on Sunday.
Conversely, the United States overestimated the ability of the Iraqi army to fight the militant groups, Obama said in a 60 Minutes interview taped on Friday, days after the U.S. president made his case at the United Nations for action.

Earlier Sunday, U.S.-led airstrikes hit three oil refineries near Syria’s border with Turkey early Sunday in the ongoing offensive against Islamic State militants………..……… EL AN………………EL Ethnos

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UNGA: In address, Russia calls for Security Council probe of all aspects of terrorism. (2 video UN -En/Ru)

Σεπτεμβρίου 27, 2014 Σχολιάστε

sergei lavrov mid ru  itar tassUN, 27 September 2014 – Calling for a comprehensive approach to terrorism, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov took the General Assembly’s podium today to propose a United Nations Security Council enquiry into all aspects of the scourge in the Middle East and North Africa.
“The terrorist threat requires a comprehensive approach if we want to eradicate its root causes rather than be condemned to react to the symptoms,” he said on the fourth day of the 69th annual high-level meeting. “ISIL (the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) is just a part of the problem……………….. EL AN……………………EL Ethnos

British Lawmakers Approve UK Airstrikes Against ISIL in Iraq

Σεπτεμβρίου 26, 2014 Σχολιάστε

david-cameron UK vs ISIS 26 SEPT 2014The British parliament voted on Friday in favor of UK airstrikes against ISIL (Islamic State) militants in Iraq as part of the international effort to curb the advance of the fundamentalist group across the Middle East.

A total of 524 lawmakers in the House of Commons voted ‘yes’ while only 43 were against the decision. The motion need at least 481 votes in support to be passed.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron said earlier Friday that the Islamic State group poses a serious threat to the country’s national interests as well as to the global security. …….. Διαβάστε περισσότερα…

Oettinger: “Gas can be used as a weapon and no longer be delivered» (EP -25.09.14)

Σεπτεμβρίου 25, 2014 Σχολιάστε
gas instalationsEurope should ensure people and companies enjoy a secure supply of energy and this includes measures based on solidarity, said energy commissioner Günther Oettinger addressing the EP’s energy committee on 24 September. In his last appearance as energy commissioner at the Parliament, Oettinger looked back at his tenure over the last five years and discussed future challenges regarding the EU’s energy policy, including the continuing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

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Turkey has no intention of and no technology for the production of nuclear weapons, Turkeys energy minister says.

Σεπτεμβρίου 24, 2014 Σχολιάστε

turkey npClaims in the German daily Die Welt that Turkey is seeking to acquire enriched uranium with the goal of building a nuclear weapon, were denied by Turkey’s Energy Minister Taner Yildiz on Wednesday.

«Turkey has no intention and no technology for nuclear weapons production» said Yildiz. «Turkey is a member of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and audited by the organization. Also Turkey is a party of 4 main concerned agreements.»

Yildiz stated that Turkey has no uranium enrichment operation, saying the claims in German newspaper Die Welt are a political campaign to discredit the government…. Διαβάστε περισσότερα…

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Russia: airstrikes must be agreed with Syria or will fuel tension

Σεπτεμβρίου 23, 2014 Σχολιάστε

MID RUThe Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday any airstrikes against Islamic State’s positions on Syrian territory must be agreed with Damascus and otherwise will fuel tension in the region.

«Any such action can be carried out only in accordance with international law.

That implies not a formal, one-sided ‘notification’ of airstrikes but the presence of explicit consent from the government of Syria or the approval of a corresponding U.N. Security Council decision,» it said in a statement. …. Διαβάστε περισσότερα…

FM spokesperson’s response to journalists’ questions on the photographing of the Deputy Speaker of the FYROM Parliament at the top of Mount Olympus, with the Vergina Sun

Σεπτεμβρίου 22, 2014 Σχολιάστε
e1db3-ypexelHellenic MFA, Monday, 22 September 2014:
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Konstantinos Koutras made the following statement in response to journalists’ questions on the photographing of the Deputy Speaker of the FYROM Parliament, Antonio Milososki, at the top of Mount Olympus, with the Vergina Sun:
“We thank Mr. Milososki for visiting our country to be photographed, in Greece, with the Vergina Sun, a Greek national symbol………

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