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3,000 billion dollars into the bottomless well of Afghanistan, by Manlio Dinucci

The documents that the Washington Post has managed to make public concerning the war against Afghanistan do not show that the United States have failed to pacify that country. On the contrary, they show that the Pentagon is still faithfully following the strategy of « endless war » elaborated by Donald Rumsfeld and Admiral Arthur Cebrowski. The military operation which was supposed to last no more than a few weeks has been deliberately prolonged for 18 years.

Aung San Suu Kyi before the International Court of Justice, by Aung San Suu Kyi

Statement by H.E. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar As Agent Before the International Court of Justice 1. Thank you, Mr. President and Members of the Court. It is an honour to appear as Agent of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar in these proceedings, in my capacity as Union Minister for Foreign Affairs. For materially less resourceful countries like Myanmar, the World Court is a vital refuge of (...)

Closing remarks by Aung San Suu Kyi before the International Court of Justice, by Aung San Suu Kyi

Remarks by H.E. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar as Agent Before the International Court of Justice Mr. President and Members of the Court, It is not disputed that Myanmar – like the United Kingdom or the United States – has a military justice system. The Constitution of Myanmar cannot and should not be ignored if we are serious about establishing constitutional democracy and rule-of-law in Myanmar. (...)

Joint Statement by Russia and the Republic of Nicaragua

On December 13, 2019, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Nicaragua Denis Ronaldo Moncada Colindres made an official visit to Russia at the invitation of the Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The visit was timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Russia and Nicaragua. The ministers noted the consistent strengthening of Russian-Nicaraguan relations, which are developing in the spirit of strategic partnership, mutual trust, solidarity and mutual assistance. (...)

Joint Statement by Iran, Russia and Turkey on Syria

The Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey as guarantors of the Astana format: 1. Reaffirmed their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic as well as to the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and highlighted that these principles should be universally respected and complied with; 2. Rejected in this regard all attempts to create new realities on the ground, including (...)

The CIA and Uyghur Jihadists

Munich, 16 February 2018 : World Uyghur Congress president, Dolkun Isa, and Turkey Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım. The "Xinjiang papers", released on 16 November 2019 by the New York Times, have been spinned by the Western media as a plan to suppress Uyghur culture in China . Written in Chinese, their interpretation may not be easily accessible to the Western world. In reality, China protects Uyghur culture, tolerates Muslim religion, while trying to stymie terrorist attacks and the (...)

A Call From Jewish Academics to French MPs

On December 3rd, the National Assembly will debate and vote on a motion for a resolution on combatting anti-Semitism. This resolution is highly problematic. We, Jewish academics and intellectuals, from Israel and elsewhere, including many specialists in anti-Semitism and the history of Judaism and the Holocaust, are raising our voices against this motion for a resolution. The rise of anti-Semitism in the world, including France, is of deep concern to us. We consider anti-Semitism and (...)