British Foreign Secretary William Hague said that the question of further action in Syria requires an urgent solution.
“The crisis requires a strong, purposeful and coordinated response from the international community. We must be prepared to do more to save lives, to put pressure on the Assad regime so that it takes the negotiations seriously, to prevent the growth of extremism and terrorism, and to stop the use of chemical weapons against your people. We will urgently discuss our actions with the United States, France and other countries, including this week with the G8, said Haig.
Ways to resolve the Syrian conflict will be the subject of controversy at the G8 summit over Russia's position. Moscow has already stated that information about the use of chemical weapons in Syria has not been supported by reliable facts and that the supply of weapons to illegal groups will inflate the level of violence in this country.
“Do you want to support those who eat up the insides of enemies in front of the public?” Ivan Tretyakov and Polina Chernitsa ("Voice of Russia") told about the Sunday meeting of the Prime Minister of Great Britain and the President of Russia.
At a press conference, the head of the British government reiterated the position of his and several other Western countries regarding support for opponents of the current government in Syria. According to Cameron, the main responsibility for what is happening lies with President Bashar Assad, and he "must leave, because what the country is immersed in depends on." In this context, the prime minister used the word "nightmare."
The Russian leader urged to reason sensibly: “Regarding whose hands are the blood of citizens, including children. I think that you will not deny that there is blood on your hands on both sides. And the question always arises who is to blame. It is hardly worth supporting people who not only kill their enemies, but also eat their insides in front of the public and under the camera. Do you want these people to supply weapons? But then this, apparently, hardly has anything to do with the humanitarian values that have been confessed in Europe for hundreds of years. In any case, in Russia we cannot imagine such a thing. ”
Mayor against premiere. As transmits correspondent ITAR-TASS Grigory ZimenkovThe mayor of the British capital, Boris Johnson, warned David Cameron that the UK should not use Syria as a "muscle arena." According to the Daily Telegraph, according to Johnson, any weapon aimed at the Syrian opposition could end up in the hands of Al-Qaida.
In a letter addressed to the newspaper, the mayor wrote that the only option for resolving the situation in Syria is “a general cease-fire”.
“The time has come for Russia, the EU, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the USA, Turkey and all international players to convene an intergovernmental conference to try to stop the slaughter. We cannot use Syria as an arena to play with muscles, and we will not get a truce by handing the weapon into the hands of maniacs, ”he stressed.
Nick Griffin on the "Zionist Wars". The leader of the British ultra-right British National Party Nick Griffin spent the last week in the Syrian Arab Republic, writes MIGnews.com.
He repeatedly condemned the British government for supporting the rebels. Griffin also spoke on global issues: “Israel seeks to destroy all resistance to its Eretz Israel project. For this, ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian lands is carried out, Iran is isolated before a new war begins here. The goal is to bring the region to the state of primitive savagery, to tear it apart with sectarian hatred. ”
While in Syria, when asked about the attitude to Hezbollah, Griffin replied: “I have not joined her yet, but they work better than the British jihadist goons”.
Griffin criticized British Defense Minister Tommy Robinson, who, in his opinion, had decided to "send British soldiers to die in the Zionist wars of the Middle East."
Saudis, missiles and Syria. The authorities of Saudi Arabia are going to put anti-government forces in Syria, portable air defense systems, reports "RT" with reference to Spiegel.
The publication refers to a secret document of German intelligence. Land-to-air missiles launched from a portable air defense system are designed to destroy low-flying targets. If the militants receive such weapons, they will be able to shoot down not only military helicopters and fighters of the Syrian Air Force, but also civilian aircraft. These air defense systems, intended for the rebels, were, incidentally, produced in Europe.
The explosion at the military airport. Last night in the Damascus area, where the military airport is located, a powerful explosion occurred. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to the Associated Press.
There is no information about the victims and the scale of destruction.
Chemical mismatch. Information provided by the United States on the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian authorities does not meet the expert requirements of the organization banning chemical weapons, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, said RIA News".
"These rules assume that samples of blood, urine, soil, clothing are considered serious evidence only if these samples were taken by experts of the organization banning chemical weapons, and if these experts controlled these samples along the whole route in the appropriate laboratory “- explained Comrade Lavrov at the press conference on Saturday.
“The materials that we were acquainted with some time ago by our American partners, and the American and French ones before them, do not contain proofs or guarantees that the samples on the basis of which far-reaching conclusions were made met the strict criteria of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons,” Lavrov. “There was no control over them all the way from the sampling site to the laboratory, and neither the British, nor the French, nor the Americans could confirm this,” he said.
Which side is the Egyptian Mursi? Egyptian President 15 June ordered to terminate diplomatic relations with Syria, recall the ambassador from Damascus and close the Syrian embassy in Cairo, writes Newsru.com with reference to SANA.
Speaking at a rally in the Egyptian capital, Mohammed Mursi said that he was demanding that Hezbollah’s militants leave Syria. The president added that the Assad regime had committed “terrifying crimes” against his people and had no future. The Egyptian leader also said that he supports the creation of a no-fly zone in Syria.
The rally, which spoke Mursi, was convened by the Egyptian Islamists to express solidarity with the Syrian opposition.
According to SANA, Mohammed Mursi, announcing the break in relations with Syria, joined the bloc of anti-Syrian conspirators led by the United States and Israel. The source stressed that Syria strongly condemns this irresponsible position taken by Mursi in the interests of the US-Israeli alliance.
Obviously, the source noted, Mursi’s decision is a consequence of the provocative takfiristic fatwa of the so-called “World Union of Islamic Ulama”, which encourage the continuation of bloodshed in Syria.
"It is paradoxical that the Egyptian leadership, instead of closing the Israeli embassy in Cairo and supporting the Palestinian people in their struggle against the Zionist occupiers, resorted to the closure of the SAR embassy."
Syria is convinced, further writes SANA, that the Egyptian people are capable of ending the dangerous policies of President Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood.
Obama will arm them, but how will they arm them? In a review of Western newspapers on the upcoming arms of Washington Syrian opposition "Inopressa" cited the views of journalists about how far Obama will go.
The United States concluded that the Syrian government used chemical weapons in the fight against opposition forces, and President Obama authorized direct US military aid to the rebels, writes The Washington Post.
Deliveries to the rebels will begin in a few weeks, they will be carried out by the CIA - the main "interlocutor" in contacts with the US government with the Supreme Military Council of the Opposition, a body led by General Salim Idris. Such covert operations should be carried out in accordance with a presidential decree, signed, the article says. This method will allow the US administration to circumvent legal obstacles preventing the United Nations or other international organization from supplying weapons that will be used against the government of another country.
It is likely that the weapon will be airlifted to Turkey or Jordan, and from there it will go to Syria via land routes.
"The US proposal on rebel weapons involves the introduction of a no-fly zone in Syria," says the headline of The Wall Street Journal. A restricted no-fly zone inside Syria (25 km) is necessary to protect Syrian refugees and insurgent training, the newspaper writes, and aircraft from Jordanian bases could provide support. Earlier, the United States has moved Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems and F-16 fighter jets to Jordan.
Proponents of the proposal argue that the no-fly zone can be introduced without a UN Security Council resolution, since the United States will not regularly enter the Syrian airspace and control Syrian territory.
The US military said that the creation of the zone could take about a month. True, if Russia decides to provide Syria with C-300 complexes, this zone will become much more dangerous for American pilots ...
Four thousand soldiers from Iran. Soldiers of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps will strengthen the Syrian government army, reports "RT" with reference to The Independent.
The TV channel reminds that earlier Lebanese Hezbollah fighters joined the Syrian government army. Their number in the neighboring state ranges from 4 to 10 thousand people, while the leader of the group, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, earlier promised that his supporters would stay with Bashar Assad "until the final victory over the extremists behind which the USA and Israel stand."
Victory Rouhani. In Iran, Hassan Rouhani won the presidential election, reports Interfax.
Iranians voted on presidential elections in 96 countries of the world. As reported on the eve of the television channel "Press TV", about 80% of citizens who have the right to vote cast their votes in the elections.
Rouhani scored more than 50% of votes as a result of the election. The new president called on world powers to respect the Iranian people and their rights. “This great epic event (the election of the head of state) opens up new opportunities for us, and countries that advocate democracy and open dialogue should respect the Iranian people and recognize the rights of the Islamic Republic,” he said during the first public appearance after victory . “This is a victory of intelligence, restraint and progress over extremism,” said Rouhani.
Vladimir Putin congratulated Rouhani on his election, the Kremlin press service said yesterday.
As the BBC reported, the United States is ready for talks with the Iranian authorities on the nuclear program after Rouhani’s victory.
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton wished Rouhani success in forming the government and promised to cooperate with the new Iranian leadership in order to quickly resolve the Iranian nuclear issue diplomatically.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also congratulated Rouhani on his victory.
And Israeli Minister of Intelligence and Strategy Yuval Steinitz said that the international community should continue to exert political and economic pressure on Iran. “We need to understand that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has headed the Islamic Republic for 24 years, will continue his course and, therefore, we will not achieve significant changes in Iran’s nuclear policy unless we continue to put pressure on him,” he said in an interview Israeli army radio.
The director general of the Center for the Study of Modern Iran, Rajab Safarov, believes that Rouhani is likely to take a course towards restoring relations with the West. “I believe that in any case, Hassan Rouhani and his team will abandon the course of a hard confrontation with the West, which was held under Ahmadinejad for eight years in a row. Bad relations with the West largely determined the extremely difficult economic situation of Iran and the sharp decline in the standard of living of the population, ”he told Interfax.
He added that "Tehran will not be able to solve economic problems without changing its foreign policy, and therefore it should be expected that Rouhani will give the Iranian nuclear program a transparent character."
The head of the Duma’s international affairs committee, Aleksei Pushkov, believes that Rouhani’s election will prevent Washington from taking power actions against Tehran. Pushkov's Twitter recording says: “The Rouhani victory in Iran makes it very difficult for the US military scenario in Rel. Iran How can you bomb a country where a reforming president is in power? ”
As the SANA, the Syrian President sent a congratulatory telegram to Hassan Rouhani on the occasion of his election as President of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
On behalf of the Syrian people, the head of state congratulated the new president of Iran, who received the support of millions of voters, and wished him success in the new field.
Bashar Assad reaffirmed his country's determination to continue to develop relations of friendship and cooperation between Syria and Iran in all areas. In particular, to jointly oppose the plans of aggression, hegemony and violation of the national sovereignty of the countries of the region.
Vicious circle. The limitation of IAEA experts in the possibilities of defining the military component of Iran’s nuclear program will make it impossible to effectively monitor the actions of the republic. This was stated in an interview ITAR-TASS correspondent Mikhail Scherbakov Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano.
“If our hands are tied too tightly, if there are too many restrictions, then we simply cannot exercise effective control,” he said. - And if we can not do this, then why do we need it? It makes no sense to us or to Iran. ”
According to him, "the differences still remain, and negotiations continue in a circle."
With sticks and stones. A group of unidentified persons attacked the office of the Republican People’s Party, Turkey’s largest opposition party, in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul. RIA News" with reference to the Turkish edition of the Hurriyet Daily News.
35-40 a man with sticks and stones attacked the building, chanting the name of Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The attackers fled after seeing a group of young people inside the building, Binnaz Toprak, a member of the Turkish Parliament for the Republican People’s Party, who was, however, did not see the attack, said she was at the upper floors of the building.
Nobody was injured as a result of the attack; several windows were broken in the building.
RIA "News»Recalls that anti-government demonstrations have been held throughout Turkey for almost three weeks. According to the latest data, five people became victims of the clashes, and the number of victims reaches 5 thousands.
American "hit the head"? Grigory Milenin ("Voice of Russia") writes that Turkish society does not accept the Islamist policy of the Erdogan government.
The residents of Turkey today can be divided into two camps, according to the expert of the Center for Analytical Research Semen Bagdasarov:
“15-20 of millions are Alawites who don’t accept Islamization at all, especially after Erdogan started building mosques on their territory. A significant part of the population is simply against. Fifty percent of the population voted for him in the elections. But there are other fifty percent for which Islamization is simply unacceptable. ”
Other experts believe that this problem is nothing more than a cover for influencing the internal political processes in Turkey from outside. According to Vyacheslav Matuzov, Executive President of the Society for Business Cooperation with Arab countries, the current wave of turmoil in Turkey is a kind of warning for Erdogan from his Western partners:
“Here are the moments of internal struggle, but also some external factors that triggered this historical a mechanism with some other political goals. Erdogan did not go to the end about the cause of the United States and NATO regarding Syria. He was required to participate more actively in the Turkish army in the Syrian events, declare the north of Turkey a no-fly zone up to fifty kilometers deep into Syria and more actively use the Turkish Armed Forces in support of opposition paramilitary groups that were actively sent from Syria to Turkey. ”
Using Turkey as their Middle Eastern outpost of the global "spreading of democracy," comrade Matuzov, Americans use the opportunity to once again "shoot" their political weapons in Turkish society:
“They feel great in Turkey, where not only military specialists work, but also political consultants who actively interact with the Syrian opposition, which has found refuge in Istanbul and broadcasts on all Arabic television channels to Syria. And the stay of Americans in Turkey allows them to use modern political technologies, the tactics of the "orange revolutions" and the "Arab spring", in order to influence the processes unfolding in Turkey. "
Year of life at the embassy. Ecuador's foreign minister, Ricardo Patiño Arouca, met with the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, who has been hiding in the country's embassy in London for almost a year, they write "Vesti" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
Patino Aroca first got the opportunity to personally tell Assange that the Ecuadorian government is firmly committed to protecting his human rights and that it will continue to demand "iron guarantees that he will avoid extradition to a third country."
“I had a very good meeting with Ricardo, which lasted an hour,” noted Assange. - The Minister stressed that his government will continue to support and protect me. He told how the Ecuadorian authorities are looking for a solution to my problem. I am very grateful to Ricardo, President Rafael Correa and the people of Ecuador for the support they have provided me over the past year. ”
The founder of WikiLeaks sought asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy 19 in June 2012.
Su-35 equated to a UFO. Anastasia Popova ("Vesti") talked about the opening in Le Bourget opens the fiftieth international aerospace show. The exhibition will run a week. More than 1,500 companies will present their latest developments, including 46 Russian. The loudest domestic premieres are the Su-35-C fighter, the Yak-130 aircraft and the Ka-52 combat helicopter.
General attention is riveted on the latest Russian fighter Su-35. His French put in the center of the main avenue. 30-mm gun, 12 suspension points for rockets and bombs, target detection range exceeds 400 km, and the on-board radar allows tracking the object at a distance over 80 thousand meters. Su-35 flies more than three and a half thousand kilometers without refueling. The design withstands overloads of up to 14,5 units, while for humans the limit is 10.
“I’ve been 22 of the year in this industry, I’ve seen a lot, but this flight is incredible! - says engineer Christian Kunovski. - This is not a fighter, it's just a UFO! Frankly, for the first time in my life I cried with delight! ”
Seven passports for a citizen of the world. The first festival of Russian cinema in Nice last night completed its work under the applause of Gerard Depardieu. The final of the show was the screening of the film “Rasputin”, in which the actor played a major role, correspondent ITAR-TASS Ivan Batyrev.
Summing up the results of the first Russian film screening in Nice, the mayor of this city on the Cote d'Azur, Christian Estrosi, expressed special gratitude to the head of the State Film Fund of Russia, Nikolai Borodachev, who was at the forefront of the project. “I am very happy to witness the birth of this festival dedicated to Russian cinema, and I am especially glad that it was possible to hold it in Nice,” said the mayor. - The contribution of Russian culture to the world treasury of mankind is truly invaluable, but still for many it remains unfamiliar. That is why I am particularly pleased with this undertaking, thanks to which we introduced our viewers to Russian cinema. ”
Estrosi also highlighted the role of Gerard Depardieu, who was the first to suggest that the days of Russian cinema should be held in Nice.
Depardieu himself, busy on set in Russia and the United States, was able to personally attend the film screening, having flown to Nice for several hours.
"Good evening! - he greeted the hall in Russian, almost without an accent. “I love Russia, this is a great country that has given the world incredible actors, musicians and writers.” Moreover, the Russian public arouses particular admiration, he recognized Depardieu. “You fall in love,” added the artist. “It’s hard to remain indifferent to this immensity and spirituality.”
Depardieu promised that he will return to Nice next year to present a new film festival program, which, according to his plans, will be devoted to the ethnic color of the national republics of Russia.
Depardieu spoke about the almost native Mordovian land for him in an interview with the French press, which was published on Sunday, on the day of his arrival in Nice, in the Journal du Dimaine.
“I live in Russia, I am engaged in cinema, in business, I have a private enterprise there, and pay taxes,” he noted. - Now I am creating an ecotourism company in Saransk, I work there with wonderful people from the villages. It is very safe there. Nature, forests are just amazing. I want to find out about this, as well as about Vladimir Putin. He does a lot for culture, for opera, for the development of St. Petersburg, the restoration of cultural heritage, churches, monasteries. And Russians love French very much, Victor Hugo, Honore de Balzac, Alexandre Dumas ... And here? I do not even know the name of this girl from the Ministry of Culture. ”
The artist stressed that the change of citizenship for him does not matter in principle: there are no state borders for him. “I have seven passports from those countries that I love. Well, I would like to have seven. I am going to request Algerian and a number of others, ”he said. “This would allow me to avoid the need to obtain visas, because I consider myself, I repeat, a free man and a citizen of the world.”
Memories of 17 June 1953 of the year. Today, Germany recalls the victims of the uprising, which occurred 60 years ago in East Germany and was suppressed with the participation of Soviet troops, reports correspondent RIA "News" Semyon Nekhoroshkin.
17 June Protests 1953 in East Berlin and other cities in the GDR initially had an economic character. The reason for the speeches was the decision of the government to sharply increase the production standards in the construction industry and industry as a whole. The strike began on the largest GDR construction site - Stalinallee (in 1961, the street was renamed in honor of Karl Marx).
On the morning of June 17, protests swept across Berlin. Political requirements were added to the economic requirements: holding free elections, admission to the elections of Western parties, reunification of Germany. The crowd smashed buildings on the borders of the eastern and western sectors of Berlin, police stations, newsstands selling the communist press. The uprising spread to other cities. According to German historians, about 17 a million people participated in the 1 June performances, it covered 700 settlements of the GDR.
Sixteen Soviet regiments with a total number of 20 thousand were stationed in Berlin. By noon, Soviet anti-government protesters were nominated Tanks. The clashes between the troops and the participants in the unrest continued until the evening.
Documents declassified after the reunification of Germany testify to the death of at least 125 people on both sides. According to official figures, 17 functionaries of the SED were killed.
Events in memory of those events will be held in many cities in Germany.
Sherche la Blond. Czech Prime Minister Peter Necas announced his intention to resign. He made a statement about this last night after the meeting of the Board of the Civil Democratic Party, of which he is the leader, reports correspondent ITAR-TASS Alexey Kartsev.
“I carefully watched the development of the entire political situation from Wednesday and am aware of the consequences for me. Therefore, today I informed the members of the governing board of the DDP, and later our coalition partners, that tomorrow we will resign from the post of prime minister, ”said Necas.
He added that "the moment has come, and I assume full political responsibility."
Earlier, the correspondent notes. RIA "Novosti", he stated that he did not consider such an opportunity.
European edition IA "REGNUM" cites some juicy details about the "family-political" scandal in the Czech Republic.
The Olomouc City Prosecutor's Office named the names of those arrested as a result of an anti-corruption police operation in Prague on the night of 12 on 13 of June 2013. In total, eight people were arrested, seven were charged. Searches and detentions took place in the Government House, in the Ministry of Defense, in the Prague City Hall. The chief prosecutor of the city of Olomouc, Ivo Istvan, made the following statement: “A specific employee of the Government House of the Czech Republic, without a legal right to do so, requested information from the Military Intelligence Agency that goes beyond the law of established activity. Specific Military Intelligence Officers granted this request. As a result, specific individuals were taken under surveillance, although the Minister of Defense did not agree with this, as established by law. The information obtained by intelligence was transferred to a specific employee of the House of Government, although the law obliges to transfer it to eligible persons through the appropriate department of the office of the Minister of Defense. As a result, an employee of the Government House was accused of exceeding the authority of a government official, and is also considered the organizer of the commission of this crime. At the same time, two employees of the Military Intelligence and the former chief of this unit were accused of committing the same crime. ”
The head of the Czech Prime Minister, Peter Nechas, Jan Nadjova (blonde), turned to the Czech military intelligence service to monitor individuals. The leaders of military intelligence, contrary to the orders of the Minister of Defense, fulfilled the “request” of the influential blonde. Military intelligence officers watched three persons, among whom the brunette was the most interesting - the wife of Czech Prime Minister Radka Nechasova. On June 12, Czech Prime Minister Necas announced the start of the divorce proceedings with his wife, and in the Czech tabloid media since the end of 2012, allegations have circulated that the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, Jan Nadjowa, is the prime minister’s intimate friend.
The current head of the Czech military intelligence, Milan Kovanda, and the former head of this organization, Ondrey Palenik, were arrested along with Yana Nagyova. If the accusations against Nagyova are confirmed, REGNUM writes, this means that "the premier's mistress, as with its massage salon, turned the Czech military intelligence, including in her intimate interests."
Together with Nagyova, the head of the administration of the House of Government, Lubomir Pole, and three former members of the Czech parliament were arrested: Ivan Fuchs, Peter Tluhorzh, Marek Schneider. Police conducted searches of the homes of local well-known political lobbyists Ivo Rittig and Roman Janoška. During the searches, about 150 million crowns (6 million euros) and dozens of kilograms of gold were withdrawn from the suspects' bank cells.
Prosecutor Istvan told reporters that the second part of the case, “deputy”, consists of the following: “... the three former deputies performed their duties not in accordance with the constitutional oath of the legislators, but after promises that they would be given certain benefits, for which they would not they have rights, did not vote according to a specific law, but refused their mandates. Thus, they allowed the deputies to replace them under this law. This action is now the former deputies and those who have become mediators in organizing specific negotiations, is being prosecuted in connection with giving and receiving bribes. ”
In this case, a blonde appears again as a mediator - Yana Nagyova ...
Another negotiating proposal from the DPRK. North Korea took the initiative to negotiate with the United States at the highest level, reports Interfax.
The North Korean authorities have offered the United States to hold talks at the highest level, according to a statement issued by the DPRK State Defense Committee, circulated yesterday.
"We propose to hold talks at the highest level between the DPRK and the United States in order to alleviate tensions on the Korean Peninsula and to ensure peace and stability in the region," the statement says. “If Washington really intends to defuse the tense situation on the Korean Peninsula, to ensure peace and security in the United States and in the region, it should not put forward preliminary conditions for dialogue and networking,” the defense committee said.
North Korea offered the United States to choose the place and time for negotiations.
A spokeswoman for the US National Security Council, Caitlin Hayden, said that the US authorities are open to dialogue with North Korea. "The United States has always promoted dialogue, but Washington will evaluate the DPRK by actions, not words," she noted. The White House said that Washington favors negotiations that will be based on mutual trust and ultimately lead to the denuclearization of the DPRK.
Hayden also stressed that North Korea must fulfill its obligations to the international community, including UN resolutions.
As expected, officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan will discuss next week in Washington a proposal for North Korea to hold talks.
Negotiations - negotiations, and boats on the schedule. The DPRK has concentrated speedboats that can move in a semi-submerged or submerged state near the boundary line with South Korea in the Yellow Sea. Previously, they were in a remote military port, but now they were noticed at the forward base, reports correspondent ITAR-TASS Vasily Golovnin With reference to the Chosen Ilbo Seoul newspaper.
Boats designed to transport saboteurs can reach speeds up to 70 km per hour in the surface position. If necessary, they can be submerged or even completely go under water to a depth of 10-20 meters in order to go unnoticed and not fall into the radar field. Boats are equipped with light torpedoes.
In Seoul do not exclude that Pyongyang can prepare any military operation in the Yellow Sea.
Medvedev on a hook from Western intelligence agencies? The UK Government Communications Center used advanced intelligence technology during G20 meetings in 2009 to spy on the summit delegates, including representatives from Russia, Turkey and South Africa, writes RIA News" with reference to the British newspaper The Guardian.
The publication refers to a document provided by Edward Snowden, who previously gave the media data on the tracking of US intelligence by US intelligence agencies.
American spies, who worked at the military base of the British Air Force, tapped, in particular, the telephone conversations of the then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and the Russian delegation, and then transmitted this information to the British special service. The newspaper also writes that US agents who worked at the British Air Force military base in North Yorkshire tried to track calls from the Russian delegation from London to Moscow and decode them. How successful was the surveillance, not reported.
Agents used unconventional methods of observation. They opened Internet cafes for delegates on whose computers programs were installed to track the client's email. Surveillance was probably aimed at creating an advantage for one party or the other in negotiations.
"Lenta.ru" clarifies and complements this information. Dmitry Medvedev's telephone conversations tried to listen to the US National Security Agency. The Guardian writes about this with reference to the documents provided by the aforementioned Snowden.
According to reports from the NSA to the British intelligence services, experts from the US-British Menwith Hill radio interception base in North Yorkshire tried to decipher the calls from Medvedev and other Russian delegates to Moscow via satellite channels.
British electronic security agency GCHQ controlled e-mails and phone calls to politicians, the newspaper said. Surveillance was carried out not only with the help of Internet cafes, but also through the Blackberry smartphone summit participants. Round-the-clock duty was provided during the 45 conferences by analysts who formed brief summaries of all telephone calls. The intelligence received the information received from the British government.
It is emphasized that the information came in real time, which made it possible to adjust the course of negotiations. The wiretapping technologies used by the special services are called “revolutionary” in the documents.
American joke. It turns out that the American billionaire Robert Kraft joked, saying that he would like to return the ring with diamonds, presented to Putin in 2005 year. This was announced by a representative of the New England Patriots football club, calling the statement by the owner of the team an anecdotal story that he likes to retell, writes Vadim Anufriev (Utro.ru).
“He likes that this ring is now in the Kremlin, and, as he said back in 2005, he still respects Russia and admires Putin’s presidency,” RIA Novosti quotes a representative of the club.
The journalist reminds that on Saturday, Robert Kraft stated that the “Super Bowl” ring was not a gift, and he would like to return it. A day later, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov replied that Putin was ready to buy and send Kraft a ring in exchange for a ring for his money.
A Putin spokesman said: “In general, it’s all like something difficult to imagine. I repeat once again that then, I don’t remember, it seems, in the 2005 year, I was standing right next to me, behind the back of the president. I saw him give him this ring. Therefore, these words, that someone has put pressure on him and so on, is, of course, a matter of detailed conversation with psychoanalysts. ”
Gold rings “Super Bowl” are awarded to owners, coaches and players of the team winning the annual Super Cup in American football.
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