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Need to bring terror sponsors to book: India, Russia,China

Nov 10 2013, 1:14pm CST | by IANS

New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) India, Russia and China Sunday stressed that terrorism is a threat to international peace and security, and underlined the need to bring to justice the perpetrators, organisers, financiers and sponsors of terrorist acts.

New Delhi, Nov 11 — India, Russia and China Sunday stressed that terrorism is a threat to international peace and security, and underlined the need to bring to justice the perpetrators, organisers,...

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Need to bring terror sponsors to book: India, Russia,China

Nov 10 2013, 1:14pm CST | by IANS

New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) India, Russia and China Sunday stressed that terrorism is a threat to international peace and security, and underlined the need to bring to justice the perpetrators, organisers, financiers and sponsors of terrorist acts.

New Delhi, Nov 11 — India, Russia and China Sunday stressed that terrorism is a threat to international peace and security, and underlined the need to bring to justice the perpetrators, organisers, financiers and sponsors of terrorist acts.

In a joint communiqué issued after a trilateral dialogue among the foreign ministers of Russia, India and China (RIC) here, the three leaders – Sergei Lavrov, Salman Khurshid, and Wang Yi – said the platform was to foster closer cooperation in identified areas among the three countries.

"They stressed that this cooperation was not directed against any other country. They expressed their resolve to strengthen the trilateral dialogue for consultation and coordination on regional and global issues of mutual interest in the spirit of openness, solidarity, mutual understanding ,and trust," it said.

They agreed to remain engaged with each other with a view to strengthening the central role of the UN in maintaining international peace and security and ensuring steady social and economic development.

On Syria, they welcomed the agreement reached between Russia and the US on the destruction of chemical weapon stockpiles and urged for early convening of the Geneva II conference and to bring all Syrian parties to the conflict to the negotiating table. The ministers reiterated that there is no military solution to the conflict."

On Afghanistan, they "acknowledged that the main threat to Afghanistan's security, stability and prosperity is terrorism, radicalism and violent extremism. They stressed upon the need for joint and concerted efforts to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, including elimination of terrorist bases and safe havens and cutting off all financial and tactical support to terrorism."

The ministers reiterated that the national reconciliation in Afghanistan should be Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-driven. They also expressed concern about the scale of illicit drug production and trafficking in Afghanistan.

They also agreed to prevent proliferation of nuclear weapons and contribute actively to strengthening the nuclear non-proliferation regime.

The ministers called for early resolution of the Iranian nuclear issue through political and diplomatic means.

On the UN, they reaffirmed the need for a comprehensive reform of the UN, including its security council, with a view to making it more effective, efficient and representative, so that it can deal with today's global challenges more successfully, the statement said.

The ministers reiterated the importance attached by their countries to cooperation within BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

The foreign ministers of China and Russia supported India's active engagement with and positive contributions to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

On the Asia-Pacific, the three "stressed the need to develop an open, inclusive and transparent security architecture in the Asia Pacific region based upon universally agreed principles of international law. They underscored the importance of the East Asia Summit as a forum for dialogue and cooperation.

The foreign ministers of Russia and China appreciated India's active role and contribution to further the goals and objectives of Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM).

The next trilateral meeting is to be held in 2014 in China.

IANS

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John Kerry: Malaysia MH17 is the Moment of Truth for Russia

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On Meet The Press, Secretary of State John Kerry said evidence shows the pro-Russian forces in east Ukraine shot down Malaysia Airlines MH17 on Thursday. “Several weeks ago, about a 150-vehicle convoy, including armored personnel carriers, tanks, rocket launchers, artillery, all going in and being transferred to the separatists,” he said. “We know that they had an SA-11 system in the vicinity, literally hour ...
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Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
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President Obama: One American Citizen Was on Malaysia Flight MH17

Jul 18 2014 1:19pm CDT | Source: Big Government

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President Obama spoke to the press about the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine. Kiev released intercepted calls and evidence that proves the pro-Russian forces are responsible for the deaths of almost 300 people. “Yesterday, Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 took off from Amsterdam and was shot down over Ukraine near the Russian border,” said Obama. “Nearly 300 innocent lives were taken: men, women, children, infants, who had nothing to do wit ...
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Eleven Die in Attack in Snizhne, State Department Says Russia Supplies Weapons to Rebels in Ukraine

Jul 15 2014 1:19pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Ukraine claims Russia was involved in an airstrike on Tuesday that killed eleven people. Eight people were wounded, including one child. "Today at 7 a.m. (0400 GMT) an unknown plane carried out a bombing attack on Snizhne. The flight can be described only as a cynical provocation," Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine's National Defence and Security Council, said according to Reuters. Rebels and Russia point the finger at Kiev. But some say evidence shows Ukraine i ...
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Moscow Claims Ukraine Shell Killed One in Russia Territory, Vows 'Irreversible Consequences'

Jul 13 2014 11:58am CDT | Source: Big Government

A Ukraine shell landed on a Russian border town of Donetsk in the Rostov region and killed one person. Moscow told Kiev there will be “irreversible consequences” for the action. “At about 09:02 from Ukraine into the territory of the city of Donetsk (Rostov region) came a shell. Damaged were two private houses in Baltiyskaya Street. One Russian citizen, born in 1967, was killed,” a Russian official told ITAR-TASS. "This incident is evidence of the very dangerous escalation of tension in t ...
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Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
On Tuesday, Ukraine’s border service said 30 Ukrainian soldiers were injured in a battle with pro-Russians near the Russia-Ukraine border, a day after President Petro Poroshenko ordered troops to retake the border. From Reuters: It [border service] said separatist fighters had fired mortar bombs on government forces and border guards during the night near the city of Luhansk. It gave no details of any casualties among the rebels, who oppose central rule by Kiev's ...
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Ukraine Official Andriy Deshchytsia Calls Vladimir Putin a 'Dickhead'

Jun 15 2014 3:16pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Eastern Partnership Community Meets As Ukraine Crisis Simmers
Russian President Vladimir Putin's allies are demanding Ukraine fire Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsia after he called Putin a "dickhead" in a protest at the Russian embassy in Kiev. "We must fulfill our international obligations, including defending the right of Russia to have an embassy in Ukraine," he said. "Did I say that I am against you protesting? I am for you protes ...
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Sergei Lavrov Admits Russia Helps Rebels in East Ukraine as Pro-Russians Capture Children in Snizhne

Jun 12 2014 11:10am CDT | Source: Big Government

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov finally admitted Russia is helping the pro-Russians in east Ukraine. This revelation comes to light while Interfax-Ukraine reports three Russian tanks entered Ukraine near Snizhne and gunmen captured a bus full of children in the city. Lavrov only said Russia sends humanitarian aid, but did not specify the items that are being sent over. But Igor Girkin, one of the leaders in the Donbas People’s Militia in east Ukraine, said it ...
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Petro Poroshenko Orders Humanitarian Corridors in East Ukraine; Slaviansk 'Mayor' Ousted, Arrested

Jun 10 2014 12:28pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko wants humanitarian corridors in the east for the civilians to flee the ongoing violence. From the BBC: On Tuesday his office clarified this further, saying in a statement that "to avoid new victims in the zone of the anti-terrorist operation, the president has ordered the responsible ministers to bring about all necessary conditions for civilians who want to leave". The ...
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Ukraine Conflict: Russia To Submit U.N. Draft Resolution Calling For End To Violence

Jun 2 2014 3:36am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
MOSCOW, June 2 (Reuters) - Russia will submit a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council on Monday calling for an immediate end to violence in Ukraine and the creation of humanitarian corridors in the east of the country, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. Lavrov told a news conference that Western nations had assured Russia the situation in Ukraine would improve after a May 2 ...
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