Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Saturday that Assad needs to stay in power to prevent the country from falling into the hands of jihadis, and added that the entire territory of Syria must be "liberated," dismissing demands for Syrian President Bashar Assad's departure as "thoughtless." "There are just two options: Assad sitting in Damascus or the Nusra sitting in Damascus."
There’s no question Baghdad needs to take back Mosul from ISIS/ISIL/Daesh. It could not do it before. In theory, the time is now. The real question is the conflicting motivations of the large “who’s who” doing it...
There are 5 events the administration would be most likely to utilize to reach the end state of Martial Law. All of these can occur simultaneously, successively, or individually in any combination at any time...
Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation lowered by at least $1 a barrel its official selling prices (OSPs) for 20 out of 26 oil grades. Qua Iboe, Nigeria’s largest export crude under normal circumstances, was reduced by the most since 2014. The reason for the dramatic price cuts according NNPC, the state oil company, is a “huge cargo overhang" as the country attempts to regain market share.
So you think Donald Trump is the biggest threat to world peace? And Barack Obama engineered America’s “pivot to Asia”? It was actually Hillary Clinton, emphasising the necessity of a “strategic turn” for the United States, who launched the pivot to Asia in an October 2011 article titled “America’s Pacific Century”. The tone was martial: “Our military is by far the strongest and our economy is by far the largest.”
Iranian news sources close to the country’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC, which has been handling prisoner swaps with the United States, reported on Tuesday that Iran expects “billions of dollars to release” those U.S. citizens still being detained.” “We should wait and see, the U.S. will offer … several billions of dollars to release” Siamak Namazi and his father Baquer, who was abducted by Iran after the United States paid Iran a $1.7 billion ransom.
Someone within the White House should probably explain why the vote-rigging, convicted felon, Robert Creamer visited the White House over 200 times during the Obama administration, including 45 visits with the President himself.
The most anticipated bond sale of the year has officially started, with Saudi Arabia seeking to sell between $10 and $15 billion in three tranches, a 5Y, 10Y and 30Y offering. Pricing is expected to take place tomorrow, Oct. 19; with the books set to close at 5pm in NYT on Tuesday October 15. Tentative pricing will be as follows:
Why do we hear only of the “humanitarian crisis in Aleppo” and not of the humanitarian crisis everywhere else in Syria where the evil that rules in Washington has unleashed its ISIL mercenaries to slaughter the Syrian people? We are in the middle of a presidential campaign in the US and no one has asked why the US is determined to overthrow a democratically elected Syrian government that is supported by the Syrian people.
In 2013, the AP hid what it knew about the existence of secret discussions between the Obama administration and Iran concerning the latter country's possession and use of nuclear materials. The Obama administration asked a journalist at another outlet and the AP to keep quiet about what they knew — and they did.
Earlier today, NIOC Managing Director Ali Kardor joined Iraq and Venezuela in disputing the accuracy of OPEC’s data on the country’s production, echoing the words of Iraq's oil minister when he said that "figures based on estimates from secondary sources such as analysts and journalists are not acceptable" for use in determining the country’s output quota.