(Reuters) - Russia, a veto-wielding member of the U.N. Security Council, will not permit no-fly zones to be imposed over Syria, Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Monday.
"I think we fundamentally will not allow this scenario," Lukashevich told a news briefing, adding that calls for a no-fly zone showed disrespect for international law.
Putin and Obama agree to push both sides in Syrian conflict to Geneva talks
Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama have agreed to push the sides of the ongoing Syrian conflict to the negotiating table in Geneva. The leaders made the pledge after a 2 hour meeting at the G8 summit.
“We have agreed to push the sides of the Syrian conflict to come to the negotiating table at the international Geneva conference,” Putin said.
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said on Monday it will spend $572 million to buy 30 Russian-built military helicopters that will be used by Afghan security forces. Follow @NBCNewsWorld The Mi-17 helicopters will be used by Afghanistan's National Security Forces Special Mission Wing, which supports counter-terrorism, counter-narcotics and special operations missions. The contract with Rosoboronexport, the Russian arms company, covers spare parts, test equipment and engineering support. The Pentagon said the work would be performed in Russia. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2014. A year ago, the Defense Department purchased a dozen of the Mi-17 aircraft from Rosoboronexport for $217.7 million, as part of a larger contract originating in 2011. Copyright 2013 Thomson Reuters. Click for restrictions.
Originally posted by JBA2848
reply to post by santjime
This war was started by the French. The strings are being pulled from global corporations to make the US and other NATO countries follow. Such as the bribe from the French to the US in fighter jets. Who profits from that transaction. The military industrial complex ran by global corporations not the US. Who profits from taking over the central bank in Lybia. Global banks not the US. Why do they have a hard time saying why were there. Because the US has no gain in any fashion. The companies, the banks, are all global that will profit in some way. NWO you follow the orders from the global cartels no matter what your view is on the matter. And the global cartels own the people under the president. Why would Geithner be invo;ved in a fighter jet deal in Brazil? Because it was a deal that came from the global banking cartels. Don't forget where he came from.
A article about Geithner.
One of the U.S. companies with a potentially huge interest in those discussions is Boeing Co., which has been trying to convince Brazil to buy 36 of its F/A-18 Super Hornets – made mostly in St. Louis – for Brazil’s long-delayed F-X2 fighter aircraft program.
Such a deal seemed impossible as late as September 2009, when Brazil’s former president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, announced his preference for the Rafale fighter made by France’s Dassault aerospace firm. The next-generation F-X2 aircraft would replace Brazil’s aging fleet of French Mirage fighters, U.S.-made F-5 Tigers and Italian-made jets.
But Rousseff re-opened the bidding for the F-X2 program after she was elected last fall as Brazil’s first female president. And she reportedly told U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner recently that she regards the F/A-18 Super Hornet as the best fighter aircraft among the three finalists, which include France’s Rafale and an aircraft manufactured by Sweden’s Saab.
But there is a major catch to the potential deal, which media reports have said could amount to $6 billion. Brazil wants the U.S. government to authorize transfers of some proprietary technology that would eventually help Brazil develop its defense industry. According to some reports, the Brazilians also want to sell some of their own military transport aircraft to the U.S. military.
Originally posted by Alternative4u
Yes I support Russia 100% in what they are saying, they need to keep fools like America & UK & France in check, they all get involved in conflicts they never are able to end or resolve, but make matters worse.
I still feel as if Russia should really attack NATO though for damage we have done in the Middle East the last 10 years, it would teach NATO a lesson they need to learn.
Originally posted by princeofpeace
Why is Russia interfering in they Syrian Civil war? Is anybody complaining about that? They are no different than USA.