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Assad explains why Syria is sticking with Russia
The conflict between Russia and Ukraine will shape the world order, the Syrian president told RT
Syrian President Bashar Assad has told RT that Damascus is backing Russia’s military operation in Ukraine both out of loyalty and commitment to an “international equilibrium.” Assad, whose country has weathered sanctions and a US military intervention, has accused Washington of using the dollar to commit “robbery” on a global scale.
シリアのアサド大統領は、ダマスカスはロシアのウクライナでの軍事行動を、忠誠心と "国際的な均衡 "へのコミットメントの両方から支持していると、RTに語った。制裁とアメリカの軍事介入を切り抜けた国のアサド大統領は、ワシントンが世界規模で「強盗」を行うためにドルを使用していると非難している。
Within hours of Russia launching its offensive on Ukraine in February, President Vladimir Putin took a call from Assad, during which the Syrian leader “stressed that Syria stands with the Russian Federation, based on its conviction of the correctness of its position,” according to a readout of the call from Damascus.
“We can view Russia from two perspectives,” Assad told RT at the weekend. “The first is that of an ally: If our ally triumphs in the battle, or if their political position is strengthened… then this is a win for us as well.
“From a second perspective, Russia’s power today constitutes a restoration, albeit partial, of an international equilibrium. This rebalance that we are witnessing will impact smaller countries, including Syria,” he continued.
Assad has been a staunch ally of Putin since 2015, when Russia launched a military campaign in Syria that helped defeat Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) and the collection of militias and Western-backed terrorist groups opposing Assad’s government.
To the Syrian president, Russia’s current struggle with the West – described by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as a “war by proxy” – predates the First World War, and will continue as long as the US dollar remains the world’s reserve currency.
“If the dollar continues to govern the world economy, nothing will change, regardless of the results of the war [in Ukraine],” he explained. “Using the dollar is not blackmail, it is robbery,” he continued, claiming that the Nixon administration’s decision to decouple the dollar’s value from that of gold in the 1970s made it “a worthless piece of paper.”
“The United States still continues to trade around the world using this worthless piece of paper. This is robbery, and it applies to the whole world,” he said.
“As long as the dollar is a global currency and continues to be settled through US banks or what is called the American Federal Reserve, you are under the authority of this dollar; and therefore your future as a state, a country or society, as an economy is under the mercy of the United States,” he declared.
Yet amid the rise of China and Russia, the balance of power is shifting away from the US, Assad claimed.
“Yes, we are under sanctions, but many of our basic needs are not bought from Western countries, we have severed our relations with them,” he said. “Every country can now secure its basic livelihood and growth requirements without American permission.”
Since Russia became the most-sanctioned country in the world, trade between Moscow and those capitals refusing to join the West’s sanctions regime has flourished. Ruble-yuan trade has soared over 1,000% in the past three months, while Russian oil exports to India have increased by 25 times between May 2021 and May 2022. However, in Syria, which remains the world’s third-most-sanctioned nation, economic penalties continue to bite.
While Syria still has the means to provide its citizens with free but limited healthcare, education and subsidies, Assad’s government is struggling to rein in corruption and the Syrian leader told RT that after more than a decade of civil war, full-scale reconstruction requires investment.
“There are companies from various Arab states which have expressed a desire to take part,” he stated. “If we take into account the extreme pressure applied by the West through sanctions on any company that might invest in Syria, we recognize that the process will be slow and risky for many of them. Nevertheless, there are those that are preparing to invest in Syria in ways which circumvent the sanctions.”
Alongside the slow process of rebuilding, Assad visited the United Arab Emirates in March, marking his first trip to an Arab nation since Syria was suspended from the Arab League in 2011. While the media described his visit as a “return” to the diplomatic arena, Assad disagrees.
“I don’t know… what the word return means, because we never left,” he said. “Syria has remained in its place, with the same positions and the same conditions, dealing with them in its own way. Even [the Arab states] that withdrew their diplomatic missions maintained the relationship and kept positive feelings towards Syria despite not being able to do anything.”
Moving into the future, Assad said that Syria will eventually reclaim its oil resources – currently held by Kurdish militias with the backing of the US – through “popular resistance,” and that Damascus “will not hesitate” to defend Syria’s territorial integrity amid Turkish threats to enter the country and create a “security zone” along the Turkey-Syria border.
Diplomatically, Assad said Syria will talk with any of its Arab neighbors, and will maintain its close relationship with Iran, regardless of external pressure. “Syria’s relations with any country are not subject to discussion with anyone,” he stated. “No one decides for Syria with whom it can and cannot have relations.”
外交的には、アサドは、シリアはアラブのどの隣国とも対話し、外圧にかかわらず、イランとの緊密な関係を維持すると述べた。「シリアとどの国との関係も、誰とも話し合いの対象にはならない 」と述べました。「シリアが誰と関係を持て、誰と関係を持てないかは、誰もシリアのために決めない」

Syrian president al-Assad says US controls terrorists, neo-Nazis
The Syrian leader called on "countries defending their sovereignty" to build "strong relations with each other in order to help to strengthen their own positions and realize the interests of their peoples"
BEIRUT, June 16. /TASS/. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday said the US controls both terrorists and neo-Nazis, meaning Russia and Syria are in battle against the same enemy.

"Russia and Syria are in battle against the same enemy. Both terrorists and neo-Nazis are controlled by the same country: the US," he said at a meeting with Dmitry Sablin, deputy chairman of the State Duma committee on defense, and a delegation of the Donetsk People’s Republic, according the SANA news service.

"The main and the biggest battle is being fought against the policy of [imposing its] hegemony, which is being implemented by the West, which considers itself the center and seeks to rule the world in accordance with its interests," the Syrian leader said. He called on "countries defending their sovereignty" to build "strong relations with each other in order to help to strengthen their own positions and realize the interests of their peoples."

Sablin traveled to Syria as part of a State Duma delegation. It was earlier reported that DPR lawmakers are also visiting Syria.





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Conflict in Ukraine is Russia’s standoff with West, says Bosnian Serb leader
"Russia could not shrug off the fact that lethal weapons may be deployed" so that it could hit targets in its territory in a two-minute time "as means of pressure" over Siberia's natural resources, Milorad Dodik noted
ST. PETERSBURG, June 16. /TASS/. The conflict in Ukraine is a global standoff between Russia and the West, rather than a conflict between Moscow and Kiev, Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik said on Thursday.

"Russia could not shrug off the fact that lethal weapons may be deployed" so that it could hit targets in its territory in a two-minute time "as means of pressure" over Siberia's natural resources, Dodik, Serb member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina said, addressing the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

"The armed conflict is therefore not a conflict between Russia and Ukraine, it is a standoff of global powers," he said.
ロシアは、シベリアの天然資源をめぐる「圧力手段として」、自国の領土内の目標を2分間で攻撃できるよう、「致死的兵器が配備されるかもしれない」という事実を無視することはできなかった。」とMilorad Dodikは指摘した。
ST. PETERSBURG, June 16. /ウクライナの紛争は、モスクワとキエフの対立というより、ロシアと西側の世界的なにらみ合いである、とボスニア・セルビア人指導者のミロラド・ドディクは16日に述べた。






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Ukraine conflict has to end with diplomacy – US
Kiev says it won’t back down, encouraged by Washington’s weapons
As high-ranking White House officials argued the conflict in Ukraine has to have a diplomatic solution, media outlets close to US intelligence reported on Thursday of increasing concerns about Kiev’s hard-line position amid the deteriorating situation on the battlefield. Meanwhile, Ukraine’s defense minister vowed to fight until total victory.

The US will continue to help Ukraine “to the maximum extent possible,” national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Thursday, “first on the battlefield, and then, ultimately at the negotiating table. We think this has to end with diplomacy.”

Sullivan was speaking at the Center for New American Security (CNAS), a Washington, DC-based lobby group close to the Democratic Party.

CNAS is funded by the likes of Northrop Grumman and Raytheon, which stand to make huge revenues from replenishing American weapons stocks after the conflict. It also received at least $500,000 last year from the US Department of Defence to promote its interests.

It was at CNAS that the Pentagon’s policy chief Colin Kahl revealed earlier this week the US would send Ukraine guided missiles for the HIMARS rocket launchers.

While NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has suggested that Ukraine might have to give up some territory for peace, Sullivan said such a decision was entirely up to Kiev.

“We are not going to be pressing them to make territorial concessions. We think that’s frankly wrong,” he told CNAS.

Sullivan’s comments came after a NBC News report which claimed that some US and European officials were “increasingly concerned that the trajectory of the war in Ukraine is untenable” and were “quietly discussing” asking Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to “temper his hard-line public position” that no territory will ever be ceded to Russia.
The outlet cited seven current and former US and European officials. The story was co-authored by Ken Dilanian, who is known for links with the CIA. One anonymous US official said Washington was not pressuring Kiev to make concessions, “as some Europeans are,” but was “planning for a long war” instead.

NBC also claimed that US President Joe Biden was “not happy” when Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin talked about “winning” the war in late April, after visiting Kiev, but was reportedly persuaded when they told him their remarks had been misinterpreted by the media.

“They believe that we can win; we believe that they – we can win – they can win if they have the right equipment, the right support,” Austin said at the time, adding the US wanted to “see Russia weakened.”

Though Biden allegedly told both Austin and Blinken to “tone it down,” there is no indication the Pentagon chief has done so. On Wednesday, presiding over the ‘contact group’ for arming Ukraine in Brussels, Austin vowed to “bolster Ukraine's armed forces to help them repel Russian aggression now [and] in the future.”

Biden questioned US hawks over Ukraine – media
The US president reportedly told top officials to “tone down” pro-Kiev rhetoric, but ultimately adopted their stance
US President Joe Biden reportedly told senior defense and diplomatic officials in his administration to tone down their rhetoric after they pledged to help Ukraine win the conflict with Russia, NBC News reported on Thursday. Ultimately though their policy was endorsed by the president.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken apparently made statements that President Biden didn’t like during their joint visit to Poland in April, the report noted. Both said the US goal was to help Ukraine win a war against Russia rather than simply defend itself.

Biden held a conference call with both at the time to express concern that they were setting unrealistic expectations about the scope of US support and risked dragging the country into a direct conflict with Russia, NBC News said. The report was based on interviews with seven current US officials and other sources, who were not named.

“Biden was not happy when Blinken and Austin talked about winning in Ukraine,” the outlet cites a source as saying. “He was not happy with the rhetoric.”

While they both claimed that their remarks “had been misconstrued,” the report said. Biden did not admonish them after the explanations, sources who witnessed the call said. Despite concerns that the situation in Ukraine would turn into a protracted conflict, the president adopted the goal of a strategic victory over Russia as policy.
NBC Newsが木曜日に報じたところによると、ジョー・バイデン米大統領は、ウクライナがロシアとの紛争に勝利するための支援を約束した後、政権の防衛・外交当局の高官に暴言を控えるように言ったという。最終的には、彼らの方針は大統領によって承認されたのだが。



"バイデンは、ブリンケンとオースティンがウクライナでの勝利について話したとき、満足していなかった "と同誌は情報筋の話を引用している。"彼はそのレトリックに満足していなかった"


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