(EDINBURGH) JUST IN: Sputnik to close its broadcasting as a news organisation after 5yrs according to TASS after being termed as a Kremlin propaganda tool #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.04: Sputnik began broadcasting from its Edinburgh studio in August 2016, the same year that U.S. intelligence agencies accused it and the RT news channel of participating in an influence campaign to sway the U.S. presidential election. Members of Scotland’s ruling party criticized its launch as a “tool for disinformation.

Russian State-Funded Sputnik News Pulls Out of Britain: ‘Russia’s state-run Sputnik news organization will shut down its British operations five years after opening a bureau in Scotland, the news agency described as a Kremlin propaganda tool announced Friday began broadcasting in Britain from a studio in Edinburgh in August 2016’

Sputnik, which broadcasts in more than 30 languages online, said in a statement that it was moving Britain-based activities to the United States and Russia as part of a reorganization ordered by its Russian parent company.

“The international edition in English will now be handled by the Sputnik offices in Washington and Moscow,” Sputnik said in a statement.

“The coverage of developments in the United Kingdom will continue as normal.”

Britain’s The Times newspaper reported that the abrupt closure came as a surprise to Sputnik’s estimated 20 staffers who will be made formally redundant as of April 5.

It quoted an unnamed source familiar with the situation in Britain as saying that the news agency raised concerns toward the “increasingly hostile” political environment in the UK.

Last year, a British parliamentary report accused the government of “lacking curiosity” regarding alleged Russian influence efforts in the 2016 Brexit referendum.

Sputnik and RT have operated under the state-run Rossiya Segodnya media conglomerate’s umbrella since a 2014 restructuring seen as a Kremlin attempt to further tighten its grip on the media.

The United States in 2018 ordered Sputnik and RT to register as foreign agents under its anti-Nazi propaganda law, prompting Russia to retaliate with a foreign agents law of its own.


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#broadcasting, #edinburgh, #rt-news, #sputnik

TEPCO : ` Nuclear Power Plant worker buried under ` Mudslide ‘ is found `Unconscious ‘ at Fukushima ‘

#AceWorldNews – TOKYO – March 28 – A worker was unconscious after being buried in a mudslide at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, officials said.

The man, in his 50s, was rushed to the hospital and his heart stopped beating, AP quoted

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) spokesman Shogo Fukuda as saying.

The worker was digging near storage containers when he was buried Friday.

Thousands of workers have been cleaning up the plant after the disaster three years ago.


#ap, #fukushima, #japan, #rt-news, #tepco, #tokyo, #tokyo-electric-power-company

` Right Sector have `Circled ' the `Ukrainian Parliament ' in ` Kiev ' Demanding the Resignation of Arsen Avakov '

#AceBreakingNews – Nationalists from the Right Sector have circled the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev and demand the resignation of the interior minister after their leader Muzychko was killed in a police operation.

Some 250 members of the Right Sector, which recently was revamped into a political party, have flooded the square in front of Verkhovna Rada in the Ukrainian capital on Thursday night. Wearing masks and brandishing bats, they are shouting “Avakov, get out!” “You have lost Crimea!”

More people are reportedly streaming in. RIA Novosti says the parliament building is empty except for guards. Local outlets cite concerns the rally might attempt to break into the parliament.

Принесли залізяки. Гупають у них pic.twitter.com/0yJC8j8zGb
— Oksana Kovalenko (@superumka) March 27, 2014
Interior Minister Arsen Avakov is held personally responsible for the death of Aleksandr Muzychko, also known as Sashko Bilyi, one of the Right Sector leaders. Muzychko was declared killed in a police raid against his gang in Rovno, western Ukraine, on Tuesday.

One of Right Sector coordinators, ultranationalist Alexander Muzychko (Sashko Bily), wanted by Russia for torture and killings of Russian soldiers in the Russian North Caucasus republic of Chechnya in 1994-200, was killed in a special operation by Ukrainian law enforcers in western Ukraine on March 25.

On March 5, Russia’s Investigative Committee charged Right Sector leader Dmitry Yarosh with using media to make public calls for terrorist and extremist activity. Moscow’s Basmanny Court sanctioned his arrest in absentia- Tass.

Ace Related News – March 25 – 12.15 GMT – Extract – #AceWorldNews – UKRAINE – March 25 – Today in Rivne “Right Sector” made an official statement about the murder of Alexander Muzychko. We will take revenge for the death our brother on Arsen Avakov ,said the coordinator of the “right sector” in Rivne Roman Koval. http://wp.me/p165ui-4wM


#arsen-avakov, #crimea, #muzychko, #ria-novosti, #right-sector, #rivne-roman-koval, #rt-news, #twitter, #ukraine, #verkhovna-rada

`Activist `Ryan Shapiro is Suing Three Government Agencies for Failing to Comply with Freedom of Information Act ‘

#AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES – March 25 – Transparency activist Ryan Shapiro is suing three government agencies for failing to comply with Freedom of Information Act requests he filed in an attempt to uncover details about any role the United States played in the 1962 arrest of Nelson Mandela.

Shapiro — a doctoral candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a noted FOIA researcher — filed a lawsuit Monday morning in Washington, DC against the US National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Defence Intelligence Agency after his requests for details about the anti-apartheid activist were rebuked by the US government .

He is already suing the Central Intelligence Agency for the same reason.

The US has long been rumoured to have played an instrumental role in the 1962 arrest of Mandela, and his name remained on a government terror watch list until 2008 — more than a decade after he completed his term as the first president of South Africa after spending decades behind bars.

Following Mandela’s death last December, Shapiro filed FOIA requests with the NSA, FBI, DIA and CIA days later in hopes of uncovering evidence about what role the US played with regards to the ’62 arrest.

He sued the CIA a month later over alleged non-compliance, but only this week he filed suit against the other alphabet soup agencies due to their failure to adhere to his request.

“Though the US intelligence community is long believed to have been involved in Mandela’s arrest, little specific public information exists regarding this involvement,” Shapiro’s lawyers wrote in this week’s suit.

Speaking to Democracy Now http://www.democracynow.org/2014/3/25/exclusive_nsa_fbi_dia_sued_over! Monday morning, Shapiro explained that “They are in violation of federal law, and so I am suing them to hold them accountable to federal law.”

“The records of government are the property of the people. Yet, unknown billions of pages are needlessly hidden from the American people behind closed doors and ‘classified’ markings,” he added in a statement.

NSA Invokes “National Defense” and the Espionage Act to Stonewall MIT Student’s FOIA Request on Nelson Mandela

“Undefined ‘national security’ concerns ostensibly legitimize this secrecy,” he continued. “It’s not surprising those in power wish to keep their actions secret.

What’s surprising is how readily we tolerate it.”

Courtesy of RT News – http://on.rt.com/gamgg3


#cia, #central-intelligence-agency, #democracy-now, #fbi, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #national-security-agency, #nsa, #rt-news, #united-states

` Donetsk Have Voted in an On-Line Spoof Referendum to Secede from Ukraine and Join the UK '

#AceWorldNews – DONETSK – March 25 – Ukrainians in the eastern city of Donetsk have voted in an on-line spoof referendum to secede from Ukraine and join the UK.

Residents wrote that their home-town was founded by a Briton, so the UK should seize this “decisive moment” and take them in.

“Donetsk is a British city! God Save the Queen,” they wrote on social networks in an appeal to “reunite” their home-town with Britain, local media reported.

The mock appeal follows the March 16 Crimean referendum that resulted in Crimea seceding Ukraine and joining Russia.

The link with Britain comes from the first ironworks in Donetsk, which were founded by a Welshman, John Hughes, at the end in the 19th century. The town was subsequently named Yuzovka, or Hughesovka.

“Glory to John Hughes and his town!”

“We are demanding a referendum on returning Yuzovka to its original bosom — Great Britain!” the appeal said.

It asked “fellow Britons” to seize this “decisive moment” while urging residents to vote on “where your children will live and what language they will speak.”

UK Local and Ukraine Media


#britain, #british, #briton, #crimea, #crimean, #donetsk, #great-britain, #rt-news, #uk, #ukrainian, #yuzovka

` Drone has been ` Shot-Down ' over `Transdniestr ' in Moldova's Break-Away Region '

#AceWorldNews – MOLDOVA – March 25 – A drone has been shot down over Transdniestr, Moldova’s breakaway region, the region’s security service has reported on its website.

On March 23, the pilot-less aircraft was photographing and videoing the republic. Transdniestr special services recovered the video record from the drone, the statement says.

According to preliminary information, the unmanned aircraft was launched from Ukraine’s soil by a group of people allegedly linked to Ukraine’s security service, the Interior Ministry’s General Staff or supporters of ultra-nationalist movement Right Sector for an intelligence-gathering operation.

Currently, Transdniestr’s security service is working on the identification of those linked to trespassing the republic’s airspace, its press service said.


#moldova, #right-sector, #rt-news, #transdniestr, #ukraines, #ultra-nationalist

` Report by `Durham University ‘ has Stated that ` Fracking Barriers ‘ could `Break-Down ‘ causing Pollution ‘

#AceEnvironmentNews – BRITAIN – March 25 – A report on fracking has warned it is “likely” that planned wells may leak and damage the surrounding environment in the UK. Scientists also noted there was not enough information in the public sphere to accurately predict the effects of mass fracking.

The research by Durham University draws attention to a number of concerns with the British government’s plans to expand the exploitation of shale gas across the UK.

Fracking is a technique used to extract shale gas trapped deep underground. In order to release the gas, chemicals are blasted at high pressure into fissures in the rock.

The practice was discontinued in the UK back in 2011 after a number of small earthquakes close to the northern city of Blackpool were found to be linked to fracking.

The British government is now championing fracking as an answer to rising gas and energy prices, but researchers have urged caution, citing previous cases when mass exploitation has resulted in pollution.

“It is likely that well barrier failure will occur in a small number of wells and this could in some instances lead to some form of environmental contamination,” warned the study, which was published in the journal Marine and Petroleum Geology.

UK Local News and Media Sources – Extract – Plans to expand shale gas “fracking” in the UK must learn from leaks and poor monitoring at existing onshore oil and gas sites, scientists say.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26692050


#fracking, #blackpool, #britain, #british, #durham-university, #rt-news, #uk

` Irish Government has set-up an Investigation into Allegations of Widespread `Wire-Tapping ‘ by its Garda-Police ‘

#AceWorldNews – IRELAND – March 25 – The Irish government has set up an investigation into allegations of widespread phone wire-tapping by its police force.

The government said that they had received new information Tuesday that was so serious that a commission had to be set up.

“A system was in place in a large number of Garda (police) stations whereby incoming and outgoing telephone calls were taped,” it said.

The statement said that the practice had been in place for many years and was discontinued in November 2013.

Ace Related News

  1. Garda Bugging Will Be Sophisticated and Far-Reaching – April 18 2009 – http://wp.me/pxrZS-HH


#garda, #ireland, #irish, #rt-news, #wire-tapping

` Obama Authorises Deployment of ` Military Aircraft ' in Attempt to Continue Hunt for Warlord Kony '

#AceWorldNews – UGANDA – March 24 – In an expanded attempt to continue the hunt for warlord Joseph Kony, President Obama has authorized the deployment of military aircraft and about 150 Special Operations forces to Uganda.

According to the Washington Post, the administration notified Congress of the deployments as they began on Sunday, and the troop movement was later confirmed to Reuters by the Defence Department.

The move marks the first time that US military aircraft have been assigned to Uganda in order to help search for Kony, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes.

Under Obama’s orders, at least four CV-22 Osprey aircraft are scheduled to arrive in the country by the middle of the week, alongside a contingent of 150 Air Force Special Operations troops, pilots, and maintenance forces.

The Post reports that the new influx of troops will “provide information, advice and assistance” to the African Union forces searching for Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army.

The troops are “combat-equipped,” but are barred from fighting the LRA themselves except in self-defence situations.

The aircraft, meanwhile, will be used to move troops from one location to another.

Reuters – Washington Post – RT – News Sources

Ace Related News
1. $5 million US price tag for info on Ugandan warlord Kony, manhunt suspended http://on.rt.com/qb2yzu
2. Joseph Kony forces children into sex slavery and violence – UN report http://on.rt.com/tuojb8
3. WikiLeaks: Kony 2012 creators spied for Uganda http://on.rt.com/yhonjh


#international-criminal-court, #joseph-kony, #lords-resistance-armylra, #president-obama, #reuters, #rt-news, #uganda, #washington-post

` Mississippi is Scheduled to Execute its first Woman since 1944 even though her Son Confessed to the Murder’

#AceWorldNews – MISSISSIPPI – March 24 – Mississippi is scheduled to execute its first woman since 1944 on Thursday, despite multiple pieces of evidence showing her son confessed to the murder she was convicted of.

The case involves 57-year-old Michelle Byrom, who was originally convicted of hiring her son’s friend, Joey Gillis, to kill her husband in exchange for $15,000 back in 1999.

The problem is that none of those allegations may be true, and the jury hearing the case was not only kept from witnessing evidence of Byrom’s mental illness, but also barred from seeing letters in which Edward Byrom Jr. confessed to killing his father himself.

“As I sat on my bed, tears of rage flowing, remembering my childhood my anger kept building and building, and I went to my car, got the 9mm, and walked to his room, peeked in, and he was asleep,” Byrom Jr. wrote in one of the letters.

“I walked about 2 steps in the door, and screamed, and shut my eyes, when I heard him move, I started firing. When I opened my eyes again, I freaked! I grabbed what casings I saw, and threw them into the bushes, grabbed the gun, and went to town.”

During the capital murder trial, Byrom Jr. testified against his mother, claiming she was the mastermind behind the death of his father and that Gillis was responsible for the shooting. Byrom Jr. had also been arrested as part of the conspiracy – and was the only individual involved with gunpowder residue on his hands – but after making a deal with prosecutors he was sentenced to 30 years in prison and is now free on a supervised release.

Gillis was also freed in 2009 after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors.

According to the Jackson Free Press, however, there are at least four confession letters – including one to a court-appointed psychologist – in which Byrom Jr. states he is the one responsible for killing his father.

Still, prosecutors maintained that based on the son’s previous statements, Michelle was primarily responsible for organizing the murder.

Read More at: http://on.rt.com/2ygvza


#jackson-free-press, #mississippi, #rt-news

` Attack on Church in `Mombasa ‘ kills 4 and Wounded others as Gunmen shot at Worshippers ‘

#AceWorldNews – KENYA – 24 March – Four people were killed and others wounded in an attack on a church in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa, Reuters reported.

The attack occurred when two gunmen began shooting at worshippers.

“Both carried big guns and began shooting all over the place. I fell to the ground and could hear screams,” said witness Lilian Omondi.

Another witness described one of the gunmen shouting in a different language before starting to shoot.


#kenya, #kenyan, #mombasa, #reuters, #rt-news

` Staff are Evacuated from `Afghanistan ‘ following a `Taliban ‘ attack on Serena Hotel ‘

#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN – 24 March – The staff of two election observer and support missions have been evacuated from Afghanistan following a Taliban attack on a Kabul hotel.

Afghanistan’s upcoming elections, scheduled for April 5, will be the country’s first democratic elections. “It’s really bad news,” Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan director Jandad Spingar told Reuters.
“Having international observers in the election is really, really important to give legitimacy to the process.”

Nine individuals, including four foreigners, died after a shooting and subsequent fire-fight inside the luxurious Serena Hotel on Thursday. Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the attack.

Ace Related News
1. March 21 – 12.48 GMT – http://wp.me/p165ui-4rT
2. March 20 – 18.18 GMT – http://wp.me/p165ui-4r4

Reuters – RT – News Sources


#afghanistan, #kabul, #reuters, #rt-news, #serena-hotel, #taliban

` Anti-Government Demonstrators in `Thailand ‘ Resume their Street Protests against Shinawatra ‘

#AceWorldNews – THAILAND – 24 March – Anti-government demonstrators in Thailand resumed street protests on Monday after lying low for weeks, Reuters reported.

Opponents of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra were emboldened by a Constitutional Court decision on Friday to nullify last month’s election.

The formation of a new administration is delayed, as Yingluck is left in charge of a caretaker government with limited powers.

Yingluck has until March 31 to defend herself before the National Anti-Corruption Commission for dereliction of duty over a ruinous rice-buying scheme that has run up huge losses.

She could be removed from office by the upper house Senate if the commission recommends her impeachment.


#national-anti-corruption-commission, #reuters, #rt-news, #thailand, #yingluck-shinawatra

` Russian Federal Drug Control Service has announced `US Sanctions ' against `Viktor Ivanov ' will prevent Co-Operation.

#AceWorldNews – MOSCOW – March 21 – The Russian Federal Drug Control Service has announced that US sanctions against its boss Viktor Ivanov would prevent all cooperation, suggesting the real reason was the US intention to hide its responsibility for the drug crisis in Afghanistan.

“The unfriendly action itself and the US visa ban on the director of the Russian Drug Control Service is severing the successful and fruitful cooperation with Russia in fighting against illegal drugs,” reads the agency’s press release distributed on Friday.

The statement was made soon after the United States announced it was extending the list of people subject to sanctions in connection with the Ukrainian crisis and the accession of the Republic of Crimea into the Russian Federation. The new blacklist includes Viktor Ivanov, who is also co-chairing the workgroup of the Russia-US Presidential Commission on countering the illegal drug trade.

“By today’s arbitrary and thoughtless actions the US administration destroying the unique experience in cooperation and international police work that has nothing to do with politics,” says the release.

Most of the Russian officials mentioned in the new US blacklist have also expressed surprise over the US move and stressed that they possessed no assets that could be frozen and the visa ban only hindered positive cooperation. After the first US sanctions against Russian officials the State Duma passed a motion mocking US President Barack Obama and asking him to slap sanctions on all Russian MPs as the parliament was united in its position over Ukraine and Crimea.

Ace Related News
1. March 20 – 17.57 GMT – Extract – Viktor Ivanov, Head of the Federal Drug Control Service – http://wp.me/p165ui-4r0

RT – http://on.rt.com/ddroi2
Russian News and Media Sources


#afghanistan, #crimea, #moscow, #rt-news, #russian, #russian-federal-drug-control-service, #state-duma, #ukraine, #united-states, #us, #us-president-barack-obama

` Spain's `March's for Dignity ' ends with 29 arrested and 101 Injured between Protesters and Police '

#AceWorldNews – MADRID – 23 March – Protesters clashed with police in Madrid as thousands of people trekked across Spain to protest austerity which they claim is destroying their country. Under the banner “no more cuts!” the protesters called for an end to the government’s “empty promises.”

Police arrested at least 29 protesters following the clashes which took place after the march. According to emergency service, 101 people were injured – 67 of them police, El Mundo newspaper reports.

Protesters were seen throwing stones and firecrackers at police. According to witnesses, officers used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators.

Clashes broke out during a final speech at the demonstration when protesters tried to break through a police barrier. Riot police took charge by beating protesters with batons, AP reported.

“The mass rally was coming to an an end when reportedly a group of younger protesters, who had masks on their faces, started throwing rocks at the police. Police tried to push them away from the parameter that they organized around this area,” RT’s Egor Piskunov reported from the Spanish capital.http://on.rt.com/vzw2fe

Ace Related News
1. 22 March – 22.11 GMT – Extract – #AceBreakingNews – MADRID – 22 March – Protesters clashed with police in Madrid as thousands of people trekked across Spain to protest austerity which they claim is destroying their country. Under the banner “no more cuts!” the protesters called for an end to the government’s “empty promises.”http://wp.me/p165ui-4ue

AP – RT – AFP – El Mundo – Spanish Media Reports


#ap, #austerity-cuts, #madrid, #rt-news, #spain

` UN Special Rapporteur on Occupied `Palestine ' accused Israeli authorities of Colonialism, Apartheid and Ethnic Cleansing '

#AceWorldNews – UNITED NATIONS – 22 March – UN Special Rapporteur on occupied Palestine accused Israeli authorities of conducting colonialist policies that constitute forms of apartheid and ethnic cleansing in the occupied territories in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Speaking at a news conference at the UN European headquarters in Geneva on Friday, the UN Special Rapporteur on occupied Palestine, Richard Falk, accused Israel of pushing Palestinians out of East Jerusalem and creating unbearable conditions for the minority to force them to immigrate.

Falk, an ethnic Jewish expert in international law and professor emeritus at Princeton University, told journalists that Israeli policies have “unacceptable characteristics of colonialism, apartheid and ethnic cleansing.”

In the present situation where talks between Israel and Palestinian authority remain in deadlock, the acceleration of Israeli settlement construction in the occupied territories is causing Palestinians to lose their faith that a state of their own could ever be created.

“Every increment of enlarging the settlements, or every incident of house demolition is a way of worsening the situation confronting the Palestinian people and reducing what prospects they might have as the outcome of supposed peace negotiations,” the UN Special Rapporteur said.

Speaking about Israel de facto annexing parts of the Palestinian territory, Falk was actually citing a report – http://blog.unwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/A-HRC-25-67_en-Falkfinalreport_Feb2014.pdf on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, prepared by his group and presented in January.

The report maintains that Israeli policies in the West Bank are effectively denying the Palestinian right to self-determination by means of “apartheid and segregation.”

RT – Reuters – United Nations News


#geneva, #jerusalem, #jewish, #palestine, #palestinian, #princeton-university, #rt-news, #un-special-rapporteur

` Oakland California have agreed a `Multi-million ' settlement with Military Veteran injured by Police '

#AceWorldNews – California – March 20 – Military veteran who was critically injured by the police during an Occupy Wall Street protest in October 2011 will be awarded $4.5 million by the city of Oakland, California.

Attorneys for the man, 26-year-old Scott Olsen, said on Friday this week that city officials have agreed on a multi-million dollar settlement that will resolve a federal lawsuit filed after the Oct. 25, 2011 incident.

Olsen was with around 1,000 other demonstrators that evening who had decided to protest the local police department’s recent clearing of Occupy activists from an encampment they established in a city park.

During a march through down-town, Olsen was hit in the head with a non-lethal projectile fired by an unknown police officer and quickly admitted to an area hospital in critical condition where he was diagnosed with a fractured skill, broken neck vertebrae and swelling of the brain.

The marine served two tours in Iraq between 2006 and 2010, and then joined the group Iraq Veterans Against the War.

He was employed as a systems administrator in the San Francisco Bay area at the time of the 2011 protest.

Read More :
1. http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/4-5M-settlement-for-Oakland-protester-wounded-by-5337743.php
2. http://www.democracynow.org/2014/3/21/scott_olsen_us_vet_nearly_killed?autostart=true
3. http://on.rt.com/kwrnqm

#california, #oakland, #occupy-wall-street, #rt-news

` US Military are Planning large scale ` War Games ‘ in ` Poland ‘ comes three days after visit by Biden ‘

#AceWorldNews – The United States military are planning large scale war games in Poland, which would involve troops from several eastern European states, the American ambassador to the country, Stephen Mull, said.

Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania and the Baltic states (Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia) will be participating in drills, together with the Americans, Mull told Radio ZET.

Lask airbase in central Poland has been selected as the venue for the military exercise, the ambassador said, refraining from saying when it was scheduled for.

Mull’s announcement comes just three days after US Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to the Polish capital of Warsaw.

Biden’s trip was aimed at reassuring that America remains a “steadfast ally” to Poland and the Baltic States after they expressed anxiety over the events in the Crimea, which signed a treaty of accession to the Russian Federation on Tuesday.

RT – WP – AP – AFP – Reuters


#american, #baltic, #bulgaria, #crimea, #czech-republic, #estonia, #european, #hungary, #latvia, #lithuania, #poland, #romania, #rt-news, #russian-federation, #slovakia, #united-states, #warsaw

` Syria has totally reduced its `Military-Chemical ‘ potential to Zero as Damascus ships out all its Mustard Gas ‘

#AceWorldNews – Syria has totally reduced its military-chemical potential to zero, as Damascus has shipped out all its mustard gas, said Russia’s Interior Ministry. According to the ministry, “there are no reason to question the final date of liquidation of the chemical weapons arsenal.”

The shipment of the toxic stockpile out of the conflict-torn country is scheduled for the first half of 2014.


#damascus, #rt-news, #russias, #syria

` Russian Deputy Foreign Minister on `Uranium Enrichment Programme ' Iran and P5+1 group stands far apart '

#AceWorldNews – The stances of Iran and the P5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) on future uranium enrichment in Iran “are far apart,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said, as cited by Interfax.

International mediators want to find a solution based on the Geneva plan of actions, while Iranians “do not agree with this.”

“But their demands are quite far-reaching,” Ryabkov said. As for Russia, Ryabkov said, in the negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program, it will not seek “to somehow play into the hands of the Americans, or the European Union, or the Iranians,” but will see its “very well-defined interest” in this process.

Related News: March 19 – 19.25 GMT – Extract – #AceWorldNews The five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) and Iran have agreed to hold a new round of nuclear talks in Vienna on April 7-9.
World powers and the Islamic Republic agreed to the latest round of negotiations following two days of “substantive” talks in the Austrian capital, European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on Wednesday. http://wp.me/p165ui-4pt

RT – Interfax – Tass – News Sources – Media Reports – AP – AFP – Reuters.


#austrian, #european-union, #geneva, #germany, #interfax, #iran, #islamic-republic, #p51, #rt-news, #un-security-council