We are not going into Syria – SAYS TRUMP

US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting with CEOs in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington, DC, April 11, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting with CEOs in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington, DC, April 11, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

US President Donald Trump has ruled out sending American troops to Syria to fight the government of President Bashar al-Assad, insisting that defeating Daesh (ISIL) remains Washington’s first priority.

“We’re not going into Syria. Our policy is the same — it hasn’t changed. We’re not going into Syria,” Trump told Fox News on Tuesday.

The comments are expected to clear the air amid speculations that last week’s US missile attack against a Syrian airfield was the stepping stone for a   Continue reading “We are not going into Syria – SAYS TRUMP”

Russia and Iran warn Trump that they will retaliate militarily against the US if it attacks Assad in Syria again…

 

Russian and Iranian forces have warned US President, Donald Trump that they would retaliate with military action if he launched more airstrikes against Bashir al-Assad in Syria again. This comes after the airstrikes against Syria on Friday in retaliation to the chemical attacks by Assad on his own people.
In an ominous threat, they said the US President   Continue reading “Russia and Iran warn Trump that they will retaliate militarily against the US if it attacks Assad in Syria again…”

US-led airstrike hits village near Raqqah, 15 civilians killed…

This US Air Force handout photo taken on August 9, 2015 shows F-16 Fighting Falcons sitting on the tarmac at the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey. (Via AFP)

At least 15 civilians have been killed in an airstrike by the US-led coalition warplanes on an area near the city of Raqqah in northern Syria.

Reports on Saturday said the strike targeted the village of Hanida, some 30 kilometers west of Raqqah and located on the southern bank of the Euphrates River.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a group based in Britain that mainly advocates anti-government militants in Syria, said the attack was carried out by warplanes of the US-led coalition, which claims to be fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorists in Iraq and Syria.

Other reports said US aircraft dropped the bombs Continue reading “US-led airstrike hits village near Raqqah, 15 civilians killed…”

Syria didn’t conduct gas attack, had no reason to do so: Analyst

A recent incident in the Syrian town of Khan Shaykun in Syria’s northwestern Idlib Province saw the death of at least 86 people, who displayed signs of poisoning by chemical agents. The United States and its allies claimed the Syrian government had employed a chemical weapon against the town, while Damascus and Russia said a chemical weapons depot held and run by anti-Damascus militants had been hit in a Syrian government airstrike, causing the leak of the chemicals and the deaths.

To discuss the issue, Press TV interviewed Richard Becker, with the ANSWER Coalition, and George Lambrakis, a former US diplomat, on Thursday.

Becker dismissed the allegation that Syrian government forces had conducted a chemical attack, saying that it made no sense to carry out such a strike at a time when political talks were to be held in Brussels to discuss the future of Syria.

“Why would the government of Syria decide to carry out a chemical weapons attack on a very remote area?” he asked. “What was the motivation just as there is about to be talks taking place in Brussels?”

He referred to comments by US officials earlier that the political reality of Bashar al-Assad being the president of Syria had to be accepted and that the US’s priority would no more be his removal. Becker then said carrying out a chemical attack just after such posturing by US officials would make no sense for the Syrian government.

“There is also evidence that has been presented by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons that opposition groups in Syria have access to chemical weapons and how they got them is a very good question,” Becker said.

Bodies lie in the parking area of a hospital in the town Khan Sheikhun, in the northwestern Syrian Idlib Province, following an attack, April 4, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Becker said the US was attempting to use the situation as a prelude to further pressures on the Continue reading “Syria didn’t conduct gas attack, had no reason to do so: Analyst”

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Your standards sets the tone for how others treat you. Don’t belittle yourself by accepting behaviors that don’t resonate with your life goals. You know what you want. Believe that Continue reading “Your standards sets the tone for how others treat you. Don’t belittle yourself by accepting behaviors that don’t resonate with your life goals.”

US will tackle North Korea alone if necessary: Says Trump

US President Donald Trump listen as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (out of frame) speaks at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on February 11, 2017, after North Korea reportedly fired a ballistic missile, the first since Donald Trump became US president. (Photo by AFP)

The United States has threatened to take a unilateral action to restrain North Korea’s nuclear program unless China increases pressure on Pyongyang.  

In an interview with the Financial Times on Sunday, US President Donald Trump said he will discuss North Korea’s nuclear issue with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping during their meeting in Florida later this week.

Trump said he had “great respect” for President  Xi and “great respect for China”, adding, “I would not be at all surprised if we did something that would be very dramatic and good for both countries and I hope so.”

He warned that if China doesn’t use its influence on Continue reading “US will tackle North Korea alone if necessary: Says Trump”