Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Today's Links

1--A New Year’s sense of foreboding over the global economy

2--The New York Times celebrates “retaking Ramadi”

3--US Spins Ramadi Capture as 'Vindication' for Failed Tactics in Daesh War

4---C.I.A. Said to Aid in Steering Arms to Syrian Opposition 2012

5--US and Turkey discuss possible regime change in Syria

6--Russian diplomacy achieved a trio of Security Council Resolutions over the last month which give Russia a decisive advantage


Russia can be ‘flexible’ in case of sanctions against Taliban

At the same time, Kabulov stressed that Russia is ready to help Afghanistan cope with its security problems and “consistently lends comprehensive assistance” to it.
Russia supports the Afghan policy of national reconciliation and “is ready to be flexible over a potential easing of the UN Security Council’s sanctions regime against Taliban if it does not contradict the Afghan national interests,” Kabulov told TASS.

Additionally, Russia is expected to deliver 10,000 AK-47 assault rifles to the Afghan army along with accompanying ammunition in January 2016. This matter is almost settled, according to Kabulov. Russia is also holding talks with the Afghan authorities about helicopter shipments.
By late November, Russia had delivered 57 KAMAZ trucks, worth $2.5 million, to Afghanistan free of charge, Kabulov added.

8--‘US and NATO operation in Afghanistan has failed’ – Russian president’s special envoy

9---US Officials Have No Choice but to Admit Russia’s Successes in Syria

10--Turkey: A Criminal State, a NATO State

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