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22.05.2018 - 13:38 [ Reuters ]

Italian parties pledge backing for NATO amid Syrian uncertainties

(12.4.2018) “I reaffirm … that our intention is to remain close to our allies,” 5-Star leader Luigi Di Maio told reporters, adding: “It is also clear that the end of the fighting in Syria will not be brought about by a military victory but by diplomacy.”

Salvini said Italy had an obligation to remain “loyal” to NATO, but reiterated: “We are firmly opposed to any unilateral actions” in Syria.

13.05.2018 - 21:46 [ ABC News ]

Trump adviser says US could sanction European allies if they continue nuclear deal with Iran

Bolton noted that Trump said in announcing the U.S. exit from the Iran nuclear deal that “countries that continue to deal with Iran could face U.S. sanctions.“

“Europeans are going to face the effective U.S. sanctions, already are really, because much of what they would like to sell to Iran involves U.S. technology, for which the licenses will not be available,” the national security adviser said.

30.04.2018 - 17:37 [ François Heisbourg, Chairman of International Institute for Strategic Studies / Twitter ]

A reminder that Russia and Iran are cobelligerents in Syria but not allies: each has its own reasons to prevent regime change in Syria. But Russia is not interested in destroying its relationship with Israel (and Egypt and other Sunni Arab states) just to please Iran+Hezbollah

16.04.2018 - 09:34 [ USA Today ]

Macron: France persuaded Trump to strike in Syria

Appearing in a two-hour live broadcast on French television BFM and online investigative site Mediapart, the 40-year-old leader said the U.S., Britain and France had “full international legitimacy to intervene” in order to enforce international humanitarian law.

The allies fired missiles early Saturday at three chemical-weapons facilities in Syria to punish the regime for the alleged use of chemical weapons in the town of Douma.

“It was retaliation, not an act of war,” Macron said in justifying the operation a day before the French parliament was set to debate it.

13.04.2018 - 07:20 [ Washington Post ]

Trump plans to talk to allies before Syria strike decision

Mattis said options would be discussed with Trump at a meeting of his National Security Council on Thursday afternoon. That meant airstrikes, possibly in tandem with France and other allies that have expressed outrage at the alleged Syrian chemical attack, could be launched within hours of a presidential decision.

08.04.2018 - 19:53 [ PressTV.com ]

Syrian troops recapture Rayhan town east of Douma in East Ghouta

A Syrian military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Syria’ official news agency SANA that Syrian soldiers and their allies carried out an operation against the positions of the so-called Jaish al-Islam Takfiri militants in the town, which lies east of Douma, on Sunday, triggering a fierce exchange of gunfire with the extremists.

The source added that Syrian army troops also regained control over the main road between Ibn Sina Hospital and Douma, which serves as an important supply and movement route for militants.