Middle East

Just when the situation in the Middle East was reaching boiling point and waiting to explode in the form of an expected US-led attack on Syria, a piece of smart and shrewd diplomacy by the Russian President, Vladimir Putin undid it all for the US.  Putin’s op-ed in the New York Times, while questioning the US plan of attacking Syria, without seeking UN approval, saw this as an attack not just on Syria but on the relevance, existence and future of UN itself, the organisation formed for achieving lasting world peace. Putin’s op-ed concluded with an astounding jolt to the global community and especially to the US, when he compared the fate of UN with the League of Nations, a precursor of UN in the post First World War era. This op-ed was the single most important factor that put the US on the defensive and brought it to the negotiations table with Russia on the issues concerning the situation in Syria and more particularly on the use of chemical weapons there.

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Iran’s Supreme Religious leader Khamenei more dangerous than Hitler, says Saudi Crown Prince Washington: Severely criticizing Iran’s Supreme leader, Saudi Arabia’s ‘Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’ said, “Iran’s Supreme Religious leader Ayatollah Khamenei is more dangerous than Hitler. There is an evil trio operating in the world. Iran and the terrorist organisations ‘Muslim Brotherhood’ with ‘Al Qaeda’ and ‘IS’ constitute the evil trio.” Prince Mohammed said that the Jewish people

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Saudi and Israel`s alliance against terrorism, claims CIA Director Mike Pompeo California: “Saudi Arabia and Sunni Arab nations are working in coalition with Israel to tackle terrorists in the Middle East”, said US CIA Director Mike Pompeo in a stirring statement. He also claimed that Gulf States and Middle East will be more secure, if this cooperation between Israel and Saudi Arabia continues. While speaking at the ‘Reagan National Defense Forum’ in

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Turkey threatens European Union over extradition of rebel soldiers Ankara : Turkey has threatened European Union (EU) that it will back out from the deal made with EU regarding migrants, if the soldiers, participated in the unsuccessful military coup staged last year in Turkey, are not handed over to Turkey. Turkey issued this threat after the Supreme Court of Greece turned down Turkey’s demand of extradition of the rebel soldiers to

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Iran’s ally Oman to Participate in Saudi’s ‘Gulf army’ Dubai : Oman has declared its participation into Saudi’s ‘anti-terrorism war’ and ‘Gulf Army’. Oman’s Defense Minister ‘Badr Bin Saud Al-Busaidi’ declared their decision in a letter to Saudi Arabia. Surprise is being expressed at this ally of Iran joining Saudi-led group. Meanwhile, Pakistani media has been claiming that Pakistan’s ex-army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif has been appointed to head the

Middle East Situation – World at the Crossroads (Part II)

  [continued from Part I (dated: 5th October 2013)…] Both the US and Russia have significant vested interests in this region. Continuance of a favourable regime in Syria is of utmost importance to Russia. Russia maintains an extremely important military base in Syria at its port city of Tartus, in form of a naval installation which is their sole existing military facility outside the former Soviet Union. This is the very

Middle East Situation – World at the Crossroads (Part I)

  Just when the situation in the Middle East was reaching boiling point and waiting to explode in the form of an expected US-led attack on Syria, a piece of smart and shrewd diplomacy by the Russian President, Vladimir Putin undid it all for the US.  Putin’s op-ed in the New York Times, while questioning the US plan of attacking Syria, without seeking UN approval, saw this as an attack