Posts Tagged ‘peace’

Iran wants peace but not ‘afraid’ of war – Revolutionary Guards chief

“The difference between us and them is that they are afraid of war and don’t have the will for it,” Major General Hossein Salami said, according to the Fars news agency. Salami has made a number of public statements about rising tensions with the United States, following Washington’s declaration that a joint strike group was […]

Trump’s «Deal of the Century» Hasn’t a Hope of Bringing Peace

By Yehuda Shaul, The Guardian Here in Jerusalem [al-Quds], we await publication of Donald Trump’s “deal of the century”, which is expected to be released in the coming weeks. The US president has promised it will bring an end to a century-long conflict between “Israelis” and our Palestinian neighbors. But the Trump administration’s vision for […]

Towards a Culture of World Peace

The following text was presented at the closing session of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilisations, programme organized by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing, May 15-16, 2019 *** The World is at a dangerous crossroads. A culture of war and military conquest is upheld. War is presented to public opinion as a […]

US speaks of peace talks, while ‘holding a gun’ at Tehran – top Iranian official

“The actions of American leaders in exerting pressure and launching sanctions […] while speaking of talks, is like holding a gun at someone and asking for friendship and negotiations,” Rasoul Sanai-Rad, a political deputy of the armed forces command said as quoted news agency Mehr. US President Donald Trump has been recently insisting his country […]

Ansarullah fighters fulfill their part of Sweden peace deal

Mohammed Al-Attab  Press TV, Hudaydah After Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters unilaterally withdrew from three main ports of the country, the head of the team of UN observers has held a Press conference to hail the move and to set a month deadline for the United Nations to fill the gap created by such pullout with […]

A world aching for peace & stability can no longer afford NATO

For this reason it can only be an excess of black humor or wilful amnesia on the part of Mr Stoltenberg that explains his perverse call for this particular conflict to end in this particular country, eight years after it received a prolonged visit from a Western military alliance over which he currently presides. NATO […]

Houthi Withdrawal from Hodeida Port Brings No Peace as Saudis Press Attack

SA’DAH, YEMEN — The familiar sound of heavy artillery once again returned to Yemen’s Hodeida province following a period of relative calm in the strategic coastal region. At least 66 artillery shells and a steady stream of heavy machine-gun fire tore through the village of Al-Shijan on Monday, as Saudi-led forces renewed hostilities in the […]

Can Palestinians play off Europe against the US as peace plan looms?

Against the gloomy backdrop of repeated diplomatic setbacks under the Trump administration, talks on Israeli settlements at the UN this month offered a brief ray of sunshine for the embattled Palestinian officials who showed up in New York. Despite the hotly-anticipated release of a United States plan for Middle East peace that is widely tipped […]

The U.S.’ Welcome of China on Afghan Peace Process Headed for Win-win Results

“We welcome the positive role of Russia, China, and any other country in the Afghan peace process”, a U.S. State Department official said on Friday, an unexpected announcement considering the increased trade tensions between the U.S. and China after Washington’s unilateral imposition of hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of tariffs on Chinese imports. Some […]

US sanctions could force Pakistan to ditch ‘Peace pipeline’ project with Iran

RT – Pakistan has notified Iran that mounting US economic pressure makes it “impossible” to proceed with the massive Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline (IP) project, also known as the ‘Peace pipeline’. “We cannot risk US sanctions by going ahead with the [IP] project as America has clearly said that anybody who will work with Iran will […]

Palestinian Foreign Minister says US has no peace plan but ‘conditions for surrender’

The United States is crafting a surrender document, not a peace plan, and the Palestinians will not accept it regardless of how much money is offered, Palestine’s foreign minister said addressing a United Nations meeting. Riyad al-Maliki was on Thursday expressing the Palestinian stance on the proposed plan by the Trump administration to end the […]

Palestinian FM calls for EU sanctions to halt US-Israeli peace plan

UNITED NATIONS — Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki has urged European nations to sanction Israel for illegally grabbing Palestinian land, saying the US Trump administration’s expected peace plan will do nothing to bring about Middle East peace. Speaking with Mondoweiss at United Nations headquarters on Thursday, Maliki said he had almost no hope of getting a […]

‘Why do we fuel the war?’ French peace activists manage to stop arms shipment to Saudis – report

The Bahri-Yanbu, a cargo ship that was meant to deliver the latest shipment of French weapons to the Gulf kingdom arrived in the port Le Havre on Thursday. Protesters gathered there to denounce their government’s refusal to stop arms trade with Saudi Arabia after reports revealed that French weapons have been used by Riyadh in […]

Kushner’s peace plan is ‘pretext’ for Israeli land grab: Palestinian UN ambassador

https://theconversation.com/why-the-trump-administrations-israeli-palestinian-peace-plan-shouldnt-be-released-116024 “Why the Trump administration’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan shouldn’t be released,” by Dov Waxman**, The Conversation, May 6/19 “Dead on arrival.” “That’s what almost every expert predicts will be the fate of the Trump administration’s long-awaited peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “As the author of the new book, “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: What Everyone […]

Report: leaked draft of Trump’s peace plan reveals creation of ‘New Palestine,’ promises to join Israel in next war in Gaza if Palestinians reject

A leaked document of “main points” from the Trump administration’s so-called “deal of the century” was published today by Yisrael Hayom, outlining a plan for a two-state solution that includes the creation of a demilitarized state of “New Palestine,” Israeli annexation of all settlements in the West Bank, a land deal with Egypt, and shared […]

New round of Syria peace talks begins in Kazakhstan

Tasnim – A fresh round of multilateral negotiations for establishing peace in Syria within a framework known as the Astana process kicked off in Kazakhstan’s capital of Nur-Sultan, formerly known as Astana, on Thursday. The 12th round of Syria peace talks under the Astana format is attended by delegations from the Syrian government, the opposition, […]

Yemeni Military Successes May Boost Secret Peace Negotiations with Saudis

AL-BAYDA, YEMEN — For the past two weeks, Yemeni military forces loyal to the Houthis have been waging a fierce campaign to rid the country’s southern al-Bayda and al-Dali provinces from al-Qaeda, ISIS and Saudi Coalition fighters. Dozens of cities, villages, and military sites in the provinces have been captured in the campaign, which was […]

Pakistan’s ISI Has a Crucial Role to Play in Helping Sri Lanka Achieve Justice and Peace

By Adam Garrie Source Pakistan has pledged to assist Sri Lanka in its investigation into the multiple atrocities which took place throughout the island nation days ago. In particular, Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has a vital role to play in uncovering the true culprits behind this incident. Already, the truth of who and what was […]

Modi Delivers Ironic “Peace Day” Message Netanyahu Borrowed from Hitler

SURENDRANAGAR, INDIA — As India’s election season drags on and nears its conclusion, current Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has continued to use speeches on the campaign trail to threaten using nuclear bombs against neighboring Pakistan in an attempt to portray himself as tough on “terrorism.” In a speech delivered last Wednesday that was widely […]

Pentagon Claims 1,100 High Schools Bar Recruiters; Peace Activists Offer $1,000 Award If Any Such School Can Be Found

Pentagon Claims 1,100 High Schools Bar Recruiters; Peace Activists Offer $1,000 Award If Any Such School Can Be Found Above Photo: From Davidswanson.org UPDATE: Timothy Paul Jerzyk has added another $1,000 to the award, making a total of $2,000. According to statements in February by the Secretary of the Army, various U.S. high schools are barring military […]

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