Putin: Syria’s chemical weapons alternative to Israeli nukes

Russian president echoes Assad’s comments in explaining why Syria developed chemical arms; says cannot be 100 per cent sure Damascus will dispose of WMDs‬‬. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday echoed comments by Syrian President Bashar Assad suggesting that Damascus’ chemical weapons arsenal is in fact a response to Israel’s alleged nuclear project. Speaking to… Read More Putin: Syria’s chemical weapons alternative to Israeli nukes

Ya’alon: He who seeks peace must prepare for war

Defense minister says Syrian disarmament deal proves military threat can ultimately bring about diplomatic solutions.‬‬ Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Monday that the US-Russian deal for Syria to destroy its chemical weapons proved that a credible threat of force could bring about diplomatic solutions. “The latest developments, in which a diplomatic solution is emerging for… Read More Ya’alon: He who seeks peace must prepare for war

Israel General: Assad could survive in Syria for years

Syrian President Assad could cling to power for years despite having lost overall control of his country, Maj.-Gen. Yair Golan, Israel’s top commander on the frontier with Syria, told Yediot Ahronot on Wednesday. “I don’t see any force toppling him tomorrow morning – though he deserves to pass from this world, and the quicker that… Read More Israel General: Assad could survive in Syria for years

Half of rebel fighters in Syria are jihadists

Nearly half the rebel fighters in Syria are now aligned to jihadist or hardline Islamist groups. This is according to a new analysis of factions in the country’s civil war. Opposition forces battling Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria now number around 100,000 fighters, but after more than two years of fighting they are fragmented into… Read More Half of rebel fighters in Syria are jihadists

Americans rejects Obamas plans of strike in Syria

Two new polls show U.S. public opinion increasingly opposed to the White House push for military action in Syria. According to a CNN/Opinion Research poll, 59 per cent say Congress should vote against a “use of force” resolution. A USA Today/Pew Research Center poll shows opposition to the use of force increasing from 48 per… Read More Americans rejects Obamas plans of strike in Syria

Al Quada might stage chemical attack on Israel

A chemical attack may be launched on Israel by Syrian rebels from government-controlled territories as a “major provocation”, a number of sources have told RT. The news comes as Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov proposed that Syria puts its chemical weapons arsenal under international control for subsequent destruction in order to prevent a possible military… Read More Al Quada might stage chemical attack on Israel

Putin: Russia will stand by Assad over any US strikes

President Vladimir Putin gave warning that Russia would stand with Syria if America launches military strikes against the country. Mr Putin promised to “help” President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in the event of a US campaign, showing how Russia and America had failed to narrow their differences over the Syrian civil war during a tense G20… Read More Putin: Russia will stand by Assad over any US strikes