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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The head of the RAF have questioned US pledges to fight terrorism

On Thursday in Moscow has completed its work the VI Moscow conference on international security MCIS-2017, organized by the Ministry of defense. As noted in his closing speech, Deputy defense Minister Alexander Fomin, was attended by over 800 guests from 86 countries of the world. Arrived in Moscow 56 official military delegations 22 delegations headed personally by the heads of defense agencies. The event was covered 227 journalists from 36 foreign countries, including USA, UK, France, Germany, China, Japan, Turkey, Australia, Austria, Norway, that shows the great attention from world leaders and media to this forum, which has already become an annual event.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

The second day was just as intense as the first, when the Minister of defence of the Russian Federation General of the army Sergei Shoigu, heads of the security Council, the Ministry of foreign Affairs presented the Russian vision of the situation in the world and the reasons why the international situation was less stable.

Thursday its proposals to reduce tensions in Korea and the establishment of the Korean Peninsula, “mechanisms of peace” was made by the representative of China. Deputy chief of the joint headquarters of the Central military Council of China Shao Yanmin suggested the simultaneous suspension of the DPRK’s development of nuclear weapons and missiles, and from the United States and South Korea – the same suspension of large-scale military exercises.

That the situation on the Korean Peninsula is “extremely alarming” in his speech at the conference said the Director of the foreign intelligence Service of the Russian Federation Sergey Naryshkin. “North Korea is exposed to fierce pressure because of the withdrawal from the Treaty on the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons and their excessive activity in the nuclear field. However, this step of Pyongyang is a little different from Washington’s decision on withdrawal from the ABM Treaty, which was separate and came only out of self-interest of the United States. We are again faced with a situation where everything is permitted to Jupiter, as the bull prepared for the role of the victim,” – said Naryshkin.

According to the head of the SVR, the international community and major regional players need to collectively look for ways of reducing interstate friction that would prevent the development of the situation from passing the point of no return.

Recent use in Afghanistan of heavy-duty bombs, the Director of the SVR, called the fact “no one coherent force.” “If this is a signal for LIH (banned organisation in Russia), then he clearly does not have much impact, if not, then a reasonable question arises, who and why he was sent?” —asked a rhetorical question Naryshkin.

He also said that “the recent American attack “Tomahawks” at an air base in Syria, which served as a stronghold for attack by government forces against the terrorists, casts doubt on the sincerity of the campaign promises of President trump to make every effort to establish a joint international fight against the Islamic state.”

Concluding the forum, Deputy Minister of defense of Russia Alexander Fomin said that Russia always tries to maintain a dialogue, including with participants, and never sought to reduce everything to a common denominator. According to Fomin, the world community faces common challenges and threats to global security and must be tackled together. International terrorism threatens all States without exception and regions of the world and the trend of strengthening of the factor of military force in international relations, which can not affect the further development of military-political situation. And to counter these challenges and threats to security it is necessary to develop international military cooperation.


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