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Being Strong: National Security Guarantees for Russia

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 23, 2012

By Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of the Russian Federations

In a world of upheaval there is always the temptation to resolve one’s problems at another’s expense, through pressure and force.

It is no surprise that some are calling for resources of global significance to be freed from the exclusive sovereignty of a single nation. This cannot happen to Russia, not even hypothetically.

In other words, we should not tempt anyone by allowing ourselves to be weak. We will, under no circumstances, surrender our strategic deterrent capability. Indeed, we will strengthen it.

We will not be able to strengthen our international position or develop our economy or our democratic institutions if we are unable to protect Russia.

We see ever new regional and local wars breaking out. We see new areas of instability and deliberately managed chaos. Determined attempts are being made to provoke such conflicts even close to Russia’s and its allies’ borders. The basic principles of international law are being degraded and eroded, especially in terms of international security.

Under these circumstances, Russia cannot rely on diplomatic and economic methods alone to resolve conflicts. Our country faces the task of sufficiently developing its military potential as part of a deterrence strategy. This is an indispensable condition for Russia to feel secure and for our partners to listen to our country’s arguments. Read the rest of this entry »

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Scottish Independence: David Cameron Says United Kingdom Is In ‘Fight For Its Life’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 16, 2012


David Cameron has said he is ready fight for the life of the United Kingdom, as he set out his reasons why he believes Scotland should not become independent.

Speaking in Edinburgh on Thursday afternoon, the prime minister said the break-up of the UK would create “artificial barriers between” England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

“Our Union isn’t some antique imposition. It’s living, free and adaptable. It’s admired around the world as a source of prosperity, power and security,” he said.

“In an increasingly uncertain world, where risks proliferate and atomisation threatens our ability to look out for one another nothing encapsulates the principle of pooling risk, sharing resources and standing together with your neighbour better than the United Kingdom. Read the rest of this entry »

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Saudi Arabia To ‘Immediately’ Go Nuclear Should Iran Develop Bomb

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 10, 2012

Saudi Arabia would immediately push to acquire nuclear weapons should Iran carry out a successfully nuclear test, according to a report in The Times.

Quoting an unnamed Saudi source, the newspapers said that Riyadh would launch a “twin-track nuclear weapons programme” should Tehran finally achieve their long-standing ambition of becoming a nuclear-armed power.

Since the Iranian revolution of 1979, Sunni-dominated Saudi Arabia has suffered an uneasy relationship with their Shia neighbour, with religious, cultural and ideological divisions stretching back centuries.

Should Iran “go nuclear”, the move would be seen by Riyadh as too great a threat, triggering an arms race in the Middle East.

Speaking to The Times, a senior Saudi source said: “There is no intention currently to pursue a unilateral military nuclear programme but the dynamics will chance immediately if the Iranians their own nuclear capability. Politically, it would be completely unacceptable to have Iran with a nuclear capability and not the Kingdom. ” Read the rest of this entry »

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Falkland Islands: Argentina Takes Dispute To United Nations

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 8, 2012

Argentina is to make a formal complaint to the United Nations Security Council after accusing Britain of “militarising” their long dispute over the Falkland Islands.

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said the UK’s decision to send one of its most modern navy warships to the South Atlantic and to post the Duke of Cambridge on military duty in the region posed a risk to “international security”.

Her announcement comes amid simmering tensions between London and Buenos Aires in the run-up to the 30th anniversary of the 1982 Falklands war, which saw Argentinian forces invade the archipelago in a row over its sovereignty.

Speaking to an audience including Falkland war veterans and other politicians at Argentina’s presidential residence yesterday, Ms Kirchner said: “I have instructed our chancellor to present formally to the Security Council of the United Nations and before the General Assembly of the United Nations this militarisation of the South Atlantic which implies a great risk for international security.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Iran: Cameron, Merkel And Sarkozy Demand Regime Ends Nuclear Ambitions

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 23, 2012

David Cameron, Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy have issued a statement amid EU oil sanctions imposed against Iran today.

The move comes after Britain joined the United States and France in sending a flotilla of warships through the sensitive Strait of Hormuz as tensions escalate of over the regime’s controversial nuclear programme.

The statement said: “Today, the EU agreed an unprecedented package of sanctions on Iran, including a full ban on Iranian oil exports.

“Our message is clear. We have no quarrel with the Iranian people. But the Iranian leadership has failed to restore international confidence in the exclusively peaceful nature of its nuclear programme. We will not accept Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon. Iran has so far had no regard for its international obligations and is already exporting and threatening violence around its region.

“We call on Iran’s leadership immediately to suspend its sensitive nuclear activities and abide fully by its international obligations. The door is open to Iran to engage in serious and meaningful negotiations about its nuclear programme. Until Iran comes to the table, we will be united behind strong measures to undermine the regime’s ability to fund its nuclear programme, and to demonstrate the cost of a path that threatens the peace and security of us all.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Indonesian Children Cling To Collapsed Bridge To Get To School (VIDEO)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 20, 2012

Children have been risking their lives to get to school as images released show students precariously crossing a broken suspension bridge in Indonesia, after it was damaged by flooding.


The bridge, which was built in 2001, provides a route over the Ciberang river to the school in Sanghiang Tanjung. Despite nearly collapsing after a pillar supporting the bridge was damaged on Monday by floods, the children are clinging onto the bars – all to avoid taking a detour to the next bridge which would add half an hour to their journey.


The children, some as young as five, are putting their lives in danger to get to school.


According to The Daily Mail, locals have already reported sections disappearing overnight.


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David Cameron Criticises Russia Over Links With Syria

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 13, 2012

The Prime Minister has criticised Russia over its relationship with Syria, after a visit to Saudi Arabia to “strengthen co-operation” with the desert kingdom.

In an interview with Saudi television network Al-Arabiya, David Cameron said:

“I would urge the Russians and the Russian Government, even at this late stage, to look very carefully at why it keeps doing what it’s looking to do on Syria.

“This is appalling bloodshed, appalling murder on the streets of Syria. The whole Arab League has come together and said it’s unacceptable and others need to listen to that and act on that at the UN. Britain stands ready to do that”.

Speaking on Britain’s policy towards Syria, Cameon added:

“We stand ready as a permanent member of the UN Security Council to take a fresh resolution to that council, based on what the Arab League is doing and saying, and daring others that if they want to veto that resolution to try to explain why they are willing to stand by and watch such appalling bloodshed by someone who has turned into such an appalling dictator”.

The comments were made during talks in Riyadh with King Abdullah, designed to deepen ties with the oil-rich nation, despite criticism of British arms sales to the desert kingdom and concerns about the country’s human rights record.

The trade between Britain and Saudi Arabia is worth £16bn a year and the kingdom is Britain’s biggest trading partner in the Middle East. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tony Blair Warns ‘Dangerous’ Islamists Are Taking Advantage Of Arab Spring

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 29, 2011

Western governments were wrong to prop up Middle Eastern dictatorships in the mistaken belief it would create stability, Tony Blair has said.

The former prime minister said that in the past the West was “too reluctant to push those dictatorships on a path to democracy” in a mistaken belief that its interests lay in stability rather than freedom for the peoples of the region.

Speaking on the BBC’s Today programme on Thursday, Blair said that while it was better to have democracies than dictatorships, it would have been preferable if the Arab Spring could have been averted in favour of a slower “evolutionary” move towards democracy.

“I think it’s better if we had been able to promote evolution of these countries so rather than revolution that will cause quite a lot of difficulties, not simply for us, but for people of these countries. Look at what has happened to Egypt’s growth rates and tourist industry,” he said.

Blair admitted he had to be a bit “self critical” and acknowledge that he should have “promoted more strongly a concept of evolutionary change” while in power.

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‘Will nuclear army of 5 mln support new Korean leader?’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 19, 2011

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Russian Elections: Thousands Defying Ban To Protest Putin Result

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 6, 2011

Thousands of people took to the streets on Tuesday to protest against disputed parliamentary elections in Russia.

Allegations of corruption in Sunday’s parliamentary election were rife, and demonstrators defied a ban on unapproved rallies in Moscow city centre to dispute the official results.

The police arrested at least 300 protesters in the biggest protest seen in Russia for years. Opposition leaders stood in front of a poster proclaiming, ‘The election is a farce!”.

The protestors came up against pro-Kremlin activists rallying to support Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Putin’s United Russia party won with just under 50% of the vote, a sharp drop in its support.

Foreign monitors claimed that cyber-attacks and harassment of officials had invalidated the result of the poll.

The protests have been happening since Sunday and show little sign of abating. People were held after similar protests in St Petersburg and also in Rostov-on-Don

Putin will be running for president early in 2012, he is almost certain to win unless there is a dramatic change in the system.


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Russia’s Vladimir Putin ‘Considering Kremlin Return’ | Reuters

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 27, 2011

Then Putin could work out to make President more powerful like he did before to be Prime Minister.
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