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NIGERIA IS ABOUT TO SNAP; THE UN MUST ACT NOW TO AVERT CATASTROPHE - NINAS

NIGERIA IS ABOUT TO SNAP; THE UN MUST ACT NOW TO AVERT CATASTROPHE - NINAS

(Being a Letter Addressed to United Nations Security Council, the Trusteeship Council and the General Assembly, September 14, 2021 by the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination, (NINAS), at the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.


PROTOCOLS.


1.    We, the Indigenous Peoples of Nigeria gather today at the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York to alert the UN, and the rest of the Global Community that the Union of Nigeria has failed irredeemably; and is now at the verge of a Violent Disintegration with Catastrophic Consequences for Global Peace, and Security as our population of over 200 million would become an Instant Global Refugee Nightmare.

 

2.    Amidst the extraordinary difficulties inflicted by the imposition and enforcement of Sharia by a section of Nigeria in a supposedly Secular Union, the immediate reason for this looming catastrophe is the Cocktail of Mass Killing, Kidnapping and General Banditry being orchestrated against the Indigenous Peoples of Nigeria by an invading Fulani Militia masquerading as Herdsmen in an undisguised Ethnic Cleansing Campaign that progressively demonstrate the Complicity of the Federal Government of Nigeria headed by Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, a Fulani man, who as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria is also the Life Grand Patron of the notorious Myetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria; that proudly takes responsibility for the Murderous Exploits of the Fulani Herdsmen  Militia designated the Fourth Most Deadly Terror Group.

 

3.    Compounding their impunity, the same Myetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association at a recent Press Conference organised to mock the Planned NINAS Million-Man Freedom March to the UN, boasted to be in control of the UN through their daughter, Amina Mohammed, the Deputy Secretary-General at the UN. An indication that (Amina Mohammed) nominated to that Exalted UN Position by the Fulani President of Nigeria Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, is in some way a part of the Grand Protection Design for the Fulani Herdsmen in their Bloody, Onslaught against the Indigenous Peoples of Nigeria.

 

4.    It will be recalled that following widespread extrajudicial killings in Nigeria, the UN in August of 2019, dispatched a Special Rapporteur Mission to Nigeria led by Agnes Callamard. The Damning Verdict of that Rapporteur Mission was that the widespread extrajudicial killings were flowing from the Unitary Constitutional Arrangements of Nigeria, which operates as a PRESSURE-COOKER FOR INJUSTICE and that Nigeria under that Constitution is a Danger to Global Peace and Security. The Report warned that unless something is done urgently, Nigeria would Snap, plunging its 200 million Population into turmoil that will trigger a Large-Scale Refugee Crisis of unprecedented magnitude at a time the Global Terror Networks, ISIS, ISWAP and AL-Qaeda are already converging in Nigeria.

 

5.    It will be recalled that in furtherance of the Repudiation and Rejection of the Unitary Constitution of Nigeria (1999), and the Toxic Union it foists, the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (being the South and Middle-Belt of Nigeria) on December 16, 2020 Declared a Constitutional Force Majeure, raising a Union Dispute with 5-Point Demand for the termination of the operation of the aforementioned imposed Constitution; for the immediate commencement of remediation of the Long-Standing Grave Constitutional Grievances of Nigeria’s Constituent Components, failing which the Peoples of the Alliance Territory would Reconsider their Allegiance to that Constitution. The Key Highlights of the five-point demand include the suspension of the further elections (Particularly the 2023 Elections), under the repudiated 1999 constitution as well as the initiation of a time-bound transitioning arrangement to mid-wife the emergence of fresh constitutional protocols founded on the sovereignty and self-determination rights of the constituent components of Nigeria. An Online Petition conveying the Demands of that Constitutional Force Majeure Proclamation, is currently before the UN Security Council.

 

6.    That Nigeria has failed as a State is no longer a Subject for Debate, having emerged the Global Poverty Capital, and Playing Host to Two of the World’s Top Four Most Deadly Terrorists Organisation, with Three-quarters of the Constituent Components (South and Middle-Belt) Seeking Urgent Extrication by Way of Referendums from what has become a Union of Death. Looking back at the recent turn of events in Afghanistan, this Freedom March to the United Nations Headquarters in New York, is to alert the Global Community of the rapidly degenerating situation of Nigeria, and to invite United Nations, particularly the Security Council, and Trusteeship Council, to initiate Urgent Steps to Arrest Nigeria’s Descent into Chaos, as besieged communities drift dangerously to self-help.


*For and on behalf of the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination*

 


*Professor Yusuf Turaki*


*Elder T.K Ogoriba*  


*Dr. Don Pedro Obaseki* 


*Tony Nnadi*

(Secretary-General, NINAS)


*Professor Banji Akintoye*

(Chairman, NINAS)


Prof Banji Akintoye





 

(Being a Letter Addressed to United Nations Security Council, the Trusteeship Council and the General Assembly, September 14, 2021 by the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination, (NINAS), at the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.


PROTOCOLS.


1.    We, the Indigenous Peoples of Nigeria gather today at the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York to alert the UN, and the rest of the Global Community that the Union of Nigeria has failed irredeemably; and is now at the verge of a Violent Disintegration with Catastrophic Consequences for Global Peace, and Security as our population of over 200 million would become an Instant Global Refugee Nightmare.

 

2.    Amidst the extraordinary difficulties inflicted by the imposition and enforcement of Sharia by a section of Nigeria in a supposedly Secular Union, the immediate reason for this looming catastrophe is the Cocktail of Mass Killing, Kidnapping and General Banditry being orchestrated against the Indigenous Peoples of Nigeria by an invading Fulani Militia masquerading as Herdsmen in an undisguised Ethnic Cleansing Campaign that progressively demonstrate the Complicity of the Federal Government of Nigeria headed by Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, a Fulani man, who as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria is also the Life Grand Patron of the notorious Myetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria; that proudly takes responsibility for the Murderous Exploits of the Fulani Herdsmen  Militia designated the Fourth Most Deadly Terror Group.

 

3.    Compounding their impunity, the same Myetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association at a recent Press Conference organised to mock the Planned NINAS Million-Man Freedom March to the UN, boasted to be in control of the UN through their daughter, Amina Mohammed, the Deputy Secretary-General at the UN. An indication that (Amina Mohammed) nominated to that Exalted UN Position by the Fulani President of Nigeria Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, is in some way a part of the Grand Protection Design for the Fulani Herdsmen in their Bloody, Onslaught against the Indigenous Peoples of Nigeria.

 

4.    It will be recalled that following widespread extrajudicial killings in Nigeria, the UN in August of 2019, dispatched a Special Rapporteur Mission to Nigeria led by Agnes Callamard. The Damning Verdict of that Rapporteur Mission was that the widespread extrajudicial killings were flowing from the Unitary Constitutional Arrangements of Nigeria, which operates as a PRESSURE-COOKER FOR INJUSTICE and that Nigeria under that Constitution is a Danger to Global Peace and Security. The Report warned that unless something is done urgently, Nigeria would Snap, plunging its 200 million Population into turmoil that will trigger a Large-Scale Refugee Crisis of unprecedented magnitude at a time the Global Terror Networks, ISIS, ISWAP and AL-Qaeda are already converging in Nigeria.

 

5.    It will be recalled that in furtherance of the Repudiation and Rejection of the Unitary Constitution of Nigeria (1999), and the Toxic Union it foists, the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (being the South and Middle-Belt of Nigeria) on December 16, 2020 Declared a Constitutional Force Majeure, raising a Union Dispute with 5-Point Demand for the termination of the operation of the aforementioned imposed Constitution; for the immediate commencement of remediation of the Long-Standing Grave Constitutional Grievances of Nigeria’s Constituent Components, failing which the Peoples of the Alliance Territory would Reconsider their Allegiance to that Constitution. The Key Highlights of the five-point demand include the suspension of the further elections (Particularly the 2023 Elections), under the repudiated 1999 constitution as well as the initiation of a time-bound transitioning arrangement to mid-wife the emergence of fresh constitutional protocols founded on the sovereignty and self-determination rights of the constituent components of Nigeria. An Online Petition conveying the Demands of that Constitutional Force Majeure Proclamation, is currently before the UN Security Council.

 

6.    That Nigeria has failed as a State is no longer a Subject for Debate, having emerged the Global Poverty Capital, and Playing Host to Two of the World’s Top Four Most Deadly Terrorists Organisation, with Three-quarters of the Constituent Components (South and Middle-Belt) Seeking Urgent Extrication by Way of Referendums from what has become a Union of Death. Looking back at the recent turn of events in Afghanistan, this Freedom March to the United Nations Headquarters in New York, is to alert the Global Community of the rapidly degenerating situation of Nigeria, and to invite United Nations, particularly the Security Council, and Trusteeship Council, to initiate Urgent Steps to Arrest Nigeria’s Descent into Chaos, as besieged communities drift dangerously to self-help.


*For and on behalf of the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination*

 


*Professor Yusuf Turaki*


*Elder T.K Ogoriba*  


*Dr. Don Pedro Obaseki* 


*Tony Nnadi*

(Secretary-General, NINAS)


*Professor Banji Akintoye*

(Chairman, NINAS)


Prof Banji Akintoye





 

UN Secretary-General's remarks to the Security Council on Afghanistan [as delivered]

UN Secretary-General's remarks to the Security Council on Afghanistan [as delivered]

The world is following events in Afghanistan with a heavy heart and deep disquiet about what lies ahead.

All of us have seen the images in real time.  Chaos.  Unrest.  Uncertainty.  And fear.

Much lies in the balance. The progress.  The hope.  The dreams of a generation of young Afghan women and girls, boys and men.    

At this grave hour, I urge all parties, especially the Taliban, to exercise utmost restraint to protect lives and to ensure that humanitarian needs can be met. 
 
Conflict has forced hundreds of thousands from their homes. 

The capital city has seen a huge influx of internally displaced persons from provinces around the country where they felt insecure or fled during fighting.

I remind all parties of their obligation to protect civilians.
 
I call on all parties to provide humanitarians with unimpeded access to deliver timely and life-saving services and aid.

And I also urge all countries to be willing to receive Afghan refugees and refrain from any deportations. 
 
Now is the time to stand as one. 

The international community must be united and utilize all available instruments to ensure the following: 

First, we must speak with one voice to uphold human rights in Afghanistan.

I call upon the Taliban and all parties to respect and protect international humanitarian law and the rights and freedoms of all persons.  

We are receiving chilling reports of severe restrictions on human rights throughout the country.  

I am particularly concerned by accounts of mounting human rights violations against the women and girls of Afghanistan who fear a return to the darkest days. 

It is essential that the hard-won rights of Afghan women and girls are protected.

They are looking to the international community for support — the same international community that assured them that opportunities would be expanded, education would be guaranteed, freedoms would spread and rights would be secured.

Second, the international community must unite to make sure that Afghanistan is never again used as a platform or safe haven for terrorist organizations.

I appeal to the Security Council — and the international community as a whole —  to stand together, to work together and act together — and use all tools at its disposal to suppress the global terrorist threat in Afghanistan and to guarantee that basic human rights will be respected.

Regardless of who holds power, these two fundamental principles — in which our world has such a deep and abiding interest — must be upheld. 
 
The United Nations is committed to supporting Afghans.

We continue to have staff and offices in areas that have come under Taliban control.

I am relieved to report that in large measure, our personnel and premises have been respected.

We urge the Taliban to continue to do so and to honour the integrity and inviolability of diplomatic envoys and premises. 

The humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan affects 18 million people — fully half of the country’s population.
It is vital that basic services continue to be provided.

In a statement issued yesterday, the Taliban said that they would work with existing institutions.  It is crucial that civil servant salaries continue to be paid, infrastructure is maintained, airports are reopened, and health and education services continue.   

The United Nations presence will adapt to the security situation. 

But above all, we will stay and deliver in support of the Afghan people in their hour of need. 

Looking ahead, I call for an immediate end to violence, for the rights of all Afghans to be respected and for Afghanistan to comply with all international agreements to which it is a party. 

Afghans are a proud people with a rich cultural heritage. They have known generations of war and hardship. 

They deserve our full support.   

The following days will be pivotal.

The world is watching.

We cannot and must not abandon the people of Afghanistan. 

Thank you.

The world is following events in Afghanistan with a heavy heart and deep disquiet about what lies ahead.

All of us have seen the images in real time.  Chaos.  Unrest.  Uncertainty.  And fear.

Much lies in the balance. The progress.  The hope.  The dreams of a generation of young Afghan women and girls, boys and men.    

At this grave hour, I urge all parties, especially the Taliban, to exercise utmost restraint to protect lives and to ensure that humanitarian needs can be met. 
 
Conflict has forced hundreds of thousands from their homes. 

The capital city has seen a huge influx of internally displaced persons from provinces around the country where they felt insecure or fled during fighting.

I remind all parties of their obligation to protect civilians.
 
I call on all parties to provide humanitarians with unimpeded access to deliver timely and life-saving services and aid.

And I also urge all countries to be willing to receive Afghan refugees and refrain from any deportations. 
 
Now is the time to stand as one. 

The international community must be united and utilize all available instruments to ensure the following: 

First, we must speak with one voice to uphold human rights in Afghanistan.

I call upon the Taliban and all parties to respect and protect international humanitarian law and the rights and freedoms of all persons.  

We are receiving chilling reports of severe restrictions on human rights throughout the country.  

I am particularly concerned by accounts of mounting human rights violations against the women and girls of Afghanistan who fear a return to the darkest days. 

It is essential that the hard-won rights of Afghan women and girls are protected.

They are looking to the international community for support — the same international community that assured them that opportunities would be expanded, education would be guaranteed, freedoms would spread and rights would be secured.

Second, the international community must unite to make sure that Afghanistan is never again used as a platform or safe haven for terrorist organizations.

I appeal to the Security Council — and the international community as a whole —  to stand together, to work together and act together — and use all tools at its disposal to suppress the global terrorist threat in Afghanistan and to guarantee that basic human rights will be respected.

Regardless of who holds power, these two fundamental principles — in which our world has such a deep and abiding interest — must be upheld. 
 
The United Nations is committed to supporting Afghans.

We continue to have staff and offices in areas that have come under Taliban control.

I am relieved to report that in large measure, our personnel and premises have been respected.

We urge the Taliban to continue to do so and to honour the integrity and inviolability of diplomatic envoys and premises. 

The humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan affects 18 million people — fully half of the country’s population.
It is vital that basic services continue to be provided.

In a statement issued yesterday, the Taliban said that they would work with existing institutions.  It is crucial that civil servant salaries continue to be paid, infrastructure is maintained, airports are reopened, and health and education services continue.   

The United Nations presence will adapt to the security situation. 

But above all, we will stay and deliver in support of the Afghan people in their hour of need. 

Looking ahead, I call for an immediate end to violence, for the rights of all Afghans to be respected and for Afghanistan to comply with all international agreements to which it is a party. 

Afghans are a proud people with a rich cultural heritage. They have known generations of war and hardship. 

They deserve our full support.   

The following days will be pivotal.

The world is watching.

We cannot and must not abandon the people of Afghanistan. 

Thank you.

Russia says emergency UN meeting on Afghanistan is planned

Russia says emergency UN meeting on Afghanistan is planned


Russia, a permanent member of the UNSC is working with other countries to hold an emergency UN Security Council meeting on Afghanistan as the Taliban continues its military takeover of the country, foreign ministry official Zamir Kabulov told Russian news agencies.

“We are working on this,” Kabulov said.

Mr Kabulov also said Moscow does not plan to evacuate its embassy in Kabul, saying the Taliban had offered Russia and other countries -- which he did not name -- security assurances for their missions in Afghanistan.

Leonid Slutsky, foreign affairs chief in the lower house of the Russian parliament, said the situation in Afghanistan required the "immediate intervention" of the UN Security Council.

It is important to prevent a new humanitarian catastrophe," he said, according to the RIA Novosti news agency.

The US and other countries rushed to evacuate their citizens from the capital as Taliban fighters stood on the outskirts of Kabul on Sunday.

Talks between the Talibans and Afghan Government for peaceful transfer and takeover of government is underway as the Taliban fighters encircled the capital Kabul already.

 Kabulov said Moscow does not plan to evacuate its embassy in Kabul, saying Taliban had offered security assurances.

Zamir Kabulov is a Russian diplomat and Russian Presidential envoy to Afghanistan. He previously served the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan until September 21, 2009.

Russia, a permanent member of the UNSC is working with other countries to hold an emergency UN Security Council meeting on Afghanistan as the Taliban continues its military takeover of the country, foreign ministry official Zamir Kabulov told Russian news agencies.

“We are working on this,” Kabulov said.

Mr Kabulov also said Moscow does not plan to evacuate its embassy in Kabul, saying the Taliban had offered Russia and other countries -- which he did not name -- security assurances for their missions in Afghanistan.

Leonid Slutsky, foreign affairs chief in the lower house of the Russian parliament, said the situation in Afghanistan required the "immediate intervention" of the UN Security Council.

It is important to prevent a new humanitarian catastrophe," he said, according to the RIA Novosti news agency.

The US and other countries rushed to evacuate their citizens from the capital as Taliban fighters stood on the outskirts of Kabul on Sunday.

Talks between the Talibans and Afghan Government for peaceful transfer and takeover of government is underway as the Taliban fighters encircled the capital Kabul already.

 Kabulov said Moscow does not plan to evacuate its embassy in Kabul, saying Taliban had offered security assurances.

Zamir Kabulov is a Russian diplomat and Russian Presidential envoy to Afghanistan. He previously served the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan until September 21, 2009.

ODUDUWA REPUBLIC: Why Millions of Us must sign the petition to effect referendums? - Akintoye

ODUDUWA REPUBLIC: Why Millions of Us must sign the petition to effect referendums? - Akintoye


An emeritus Professor of History, Banji Akintoye, has called on Yoruba people to sign the petition for a referendum by the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination.


Akintoye, who was a member of the upper legislative chamber during the Second Republic, said signing the petition would aid the agitation for Yoruba Nation before the Nigerian government as well as international bodies.

Akintoye, who is the Chairman of NINAS, said this in a statement he signed and made available to journalists on Wednesday by his Communications Manager, Mr Maxwell Adeleye.

He explained that a referendum was like an election but the people would not vote for a candidate or a party but a proposition.

The statement read, “We the Yoruba people must now move forward to accomplish our Yoruba Nation’s self-determination by holding a referendum. A referendum is exactly like a regular election in which people line up at voting stations to vote for a candidate.

“I want the Yoruba Republic separate from Nigeria. Each voter will be able to vote YES or NO. That is the Yoruba Nation Referendum.

“But we Yoruba need to take some steps before we can get to our referendum. The first step is to make a strong statement loud and clear that we Yoruba want a referendum. The best peaceful way to make that statement is to circulate a petition among us that we want a referendum

“Already some patriots under the umbrella of NINAS have now started to circulate a petition that we Yoruba, Igbo, Niger/Delta and Middle-Belt want a referendum.

“I urge all the millions of Yoruba people within and beyond Nigeria to vote in support of that petition. Sign in the petition that you want the Yoruba Nation so we can use the petition supported by millions of us as a weapon to get our referendum.

“We might use the petitions to pressurise the Federal Government (that is the National Assembly and the Federal Executive) to grant us our referendum. However, the chances are that the Federal Ä¢overnment will answer no.

“Alternatively, we might take our petition to our state government and demand that they should gŕant us our referendum. Since our state governments are our own elected governments, we have a much better chance to compel them to do what we will want. What we will need is intense pressure persistently applied. We must not take no for answer.

“Finally, we can take our petition to the United Nations and demand of them to come and arrange our referendum. The United Nations has carried out referendums in many parts of the world. One such referendum made it possible for South Sudan to break away from the Republic of Sudan. Another made it possible for Timor Les to break away from Indonesia.

“Therefore, our petition supported by millions of us is a great weapon to get our referendum. So, we Yoruba must all make a rush to vote for the petition that is now being circulated by NINAS.”


Sign today: LINK TO THE DEMAND FOR REFERENDUMS

Punch


An emeritus Professor of History, Banji Akintoye, has called on Yoruba people to sign the petition for a referendum by the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination.


Akintoye, who was a member of the upper legislative chamber during the Second Republic, said signing the petition would aid the agitation for Yoruba Nation before the Nigerian government as well as international bodies.

Akintoye, who is the Chairman of NINAS, said this in a statement he signed and made available to journalists on Wednesday by his Communications Manager, Mr Maxwell Adeleye.

He explained that a referendum was like an election but the people would not vote for a candidate or a party but a proposition.

The statement read, “We the Yoruba people must now move forward to accomplish our Yoruba Nation’s self-determination by holding a referendum. A referendum is exactly like a regular election in which people line up at voting stations to vote for a candidate.

“I want the Yoruba Republic separate from Nigeria. Each voter will be able to vote YES or NO. That is the Yoruba Nation Referendum.

“But we Yoruba need to take some steps before we can get to our referendum. The first step is to make a strong statement loud and clear that we Yoruba want a referendum. The best peaceful way to make that statement is to circulate a petition among us that we want a referendum

“Already some patriots under the umbrella of NINAS have now started to circulate a petition that we Yoruba, Igbo, Niger/Delta and Middle-Belt want a referendum.

“I urge all the millions of Yoruba people within and beyond Nigeria to vote in support of that petition. Sign in the petition that you want the Yoruba Nation so we can use the petition supported by millions of us as a weapon to get our referendum.

“We might use the petitions to pressurise the Federal Government (that is the National Assembly and the Federal Executive) to grant us our referendum. However, the chances are that the Federal Ä¢overnment will answer no.

“Alternatively, we might take our petition to our state government and demand that they should gŕant us our referendum. Since our state governments are our own elected governments, we have a much better chance to compel them to do what we will want. What we will need is intense pressure persistently applied. We must not take no for answer.

“Finally, we can take our petition to the United Nations and demand of them to come and arrange our referendum. The United Nations has carried out referendums in many parts of the world. One such referendum made it possible for South Sudan to break away from the Republic of Sudan. Another made it possible for Timor Les to break away from Indonesia.

“Therefore, our petition supported by millions of us is a great weapon to get our referendum. So, we Yoruba must all make a rush to vote for the petition that is now being circulated by NINAS.”


Sign today: LINK TO THE DEMAND FOR REFERENDUMS

Punch

CAPITAL NO AGAINST US-CUBA BLOCKADE: CUBA WON THE VOTE FOR THE 29TH CONSEQUTIVE TIME AT THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON VOTES AGAINST THE AMERICAN BLOCKADE

CAPITAL NO AGAINST US-CUBA BLOCKADE: CUBA WON THE VOTE FOR THE 29TH CONSEQUTIVE TIME AT THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON VOTES AGAINST THE AMERICAN BLOCKADE

 


*AGAIN, CUBA WON THE VOTE FOR THE 29TH CONSEQUTIVE TIME AT THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON VOTES AGAINST THE US CRIMINAL BLOCKADE! THIS TIME, IT IS 184 COUNTRIES YES TO LIFTING THE BLOCKADE, AS AGAINST 2 COUNTRIES - USA & ISRAEL'S NO AND 3 COUNTRIES - BRAZIL, COLOMBIA & UKRAINE ABSTENTION! NOW WITH THIS CONSISTENT REJECTION OF THE FEW MIGHT BY THE REST OF THE WORLD, WHERE SHOULD THE WORLD GO FROM HERE?*

*IT IS EITHER WE HAVE A UNITED NATIONS IN THE TRUE SENSE OF IT, IN WHICH ITS DECISION SHOULD BE RESPECTED BY ALL OR:*

*THE UN SHOULD CEASE TO EXIST AS A UNITED BODY, OR:*

 *IT EXISTS AS A UNITED IMPERIALIST OF USA & ISRAEL (UIUI),*

*WHILE THE REST OF THE 184 COUNTRIES CHART A NEW WORLD BODY DEVOID OF VETO POWER!*

 *THERE SHOULD BE NO EXCUSE ANY LONGER FOR COUNTRIES THAT VOTED YES, NOT TO DARE THE US ESTABLISHMENT TO RELATE FREELY WITH CUBA ON TRADE, FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS!*

*IT'S TIME FOR HUMANITY TO CHALLENGE & DEFEAT THE HEGEMONY OF UNIPOLAR WORLD ON ALL FRONTS & BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!


Comrade Abiodun Aremu

 


*AGAIN, CUBA WON THE VOTE FOR THE 29TH CONSEQUTIVE TIME AT THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON VOTES AGAINST THE US CRIMINAL BLOCKADE! THIS TIME, IT IS 184 COUNTRIES YES TO LIFTING THE BLOCKADE, AS AGAINST 2 COUNTRIES - USA & ISRAEL'S NO AND 3 COUNTRIES - BRAZIL, COLOMBIA & UKRAINE ABSTENTION! NOW WITH THIS CONSISTENT REJECTION OF THE FEW MIGHT BY THE REST OF THE WORLD, WHERE SHOULD THE WORLD GO FROM HERE?*

*IT IS EITHER WE HAVE A UNITED NATIONS IN THE TRUE SENSE OF IT, IN WHICH ITS DECISION SHOULD BE RESPECTED BY ALL OR:*

*THE UN SHOULD CEASE TO EXIST AS A UNITED BODY, OR:*

 *IT EXISTS AS A UNITED IMPERIALIST OF USA & ISRAEL (UIUI),*

*WHILE THE REST OF THE 184 COUNTRIES CHART A NEW WORLD BODY DEVOID OF VETO POWER!*

 *THERE SHOULD BE NO EXCUSE ANY LONGER FOR COUNTRIES THAT VOTED YES, NOT TO DARE THE US ESTABLISHMENT TO RELATE FREELY WITH CUBA ON TRADE, FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS!*

*IT'S TIME FOR HUMANITY TO CHALLENGE & DEFEAT THE HEGEMONY OF UNIPOLAR WORLD ON ALL FRONTS & BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!


Comrade Abiodun Aremu

For the Tribes & Religionists in Nigeria: 7 Fatal Delusions Among Southerners

For the Tribes & Religionists in Nigeria: 7 Fatal Delusions Among Southerners

7 FATAL DELUSIONS AMONG SOUTHERNERS


by


Moses Oludele Idowu


"A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep."

       - Saul Bellow


A delusion is a serious thing. It is worse than deception and much more fatal in its consequences.

  The word delusion comes from the Latin word _delusio_- which means "a false belief that is resistant to confrontation with actual facts."

  That is the best definition of delusion that I can find.


Let me give one major example of delusion in History and the fatal consequences it brought.

  During the invasion of Palestine by the Roman Army under Titus in 68 A.D the Jews succumbed to delusion that proved to be fatal.

  After resisting the Romans stoutly for two years the siege finally succeeded in 70 A.D when the Roman legions poured in to deal with this troublous race. By now there was no more food and as Josephus, the famous Jewish historian narrated even people were eating raw grass or anything they could find. Still they refused to surrender and fought on defending their Holy City and most especially their Holy Temple.

   By now the Christians, the Sect of the Nazarene, as they were called had deserted knowing that Christ had already prophesied this thing must come to pass - thus causing the eternal distrust and rift which still exists between Jews and Christian relations till today. But the Jewish patriots and nationalists fought on to the last and to their ruin.

   It was here the major fatal delusion was enacted.

  The Roman soldiers now inside the battle now finally shifted to the Temple. Believing that the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob; the God of the holy prophets, Moses and Elijah  would save the Temple and even them and remember His Covenant with their fathers many ran into the Temple as shield.

   But the day of the Temple has gone. A new Dispensation had dawn where God no longer dwells in physical temples but in living temples built with living stones, a house made without hands. He now lives in humans created in His Own Image. Thus rushing to the Temple for salvation before the Romans was a delusion, a fatal delusion.

It was here most Jews perished defending the Temple and using it as a defense. The Romans slaughtered on and set the Temple ablaze. They expected God to show up and defend His Temple but He didn't because the nation herself had committed sins by crucifying an innocent person and the day of revenge had come. Looking to the Temple for protection was a delusion.

   Today a gargantuan mosque stands around the very spot where that Temple once stood.


I have prefaced this essay with this story because it seems people rarely learn from History. It seems to me that another group of people are about to suffer very soon as a result of grand delusions - false beliefs that are resistant to confrontation with facts. And most Southerners presently suffer from these delusions.

   They are seven in all and I will briefly go over them because of time and space.


1. THAT BRITAIN WILL INTERVENE IN NIGERIA OR RESTRAIN MUHAMMADU BUHARI


The first delusion is that Britain, that treacherous nation called Britain will intervene in Nigeria and help us in anyway.

   When the National Christian Elders Forum wrote to  British Parliament I noted this in an article. It is a mistake to.think or expect that Britain will enter Nigeria or intervene in any way that will help the South against the North. It won't happen.

   To think that Britain or the British will come here to help the South is a delusion.

   They wont.

British design originally is that the North will rule and dominate the South not vice versa. Their sympathy was and still is with the North not the South. If you dont know this then you don't know much about Nigerian History or you probably forgot what you learned. Thus I consider it a mistake to report Buhari to Britain. It is like reporting the Italian  Brigades to the Bader  Meinoff gang or reporting the Hamas of Palestine to the Hezbollah of Lebanon.

   It is a waste of time.


2. THAT THE UNITED STATES UNDER JOE BIDDEN WILL INTERVENE IN NIGERIA IF THERE IS A CONFLICT


Another terrible delusion among most Southerners is that America would come here to intervene if there is trouble between North and South or even a Civil War.

   They won't.

When Buhari requested Americans to site the headquarters of their African Command closer here to help us I wrote: WHY AMERICAN'S WONT COME HERE

  They could go to Egypt or even South Africa, Lebanon, etc but not Nigeria.

   I know how America works. I have read about that nation, her politics, power play, history, Literature, religion etc for several years and I can tell you one thing: Americans won't come here.

   You may continue to delude yourself yo the contrary.


3. THAT THE UNITED NATIONS WILL DO ANYTHING IF WAR BREAKS OUT OR SEND A PEACE- KEEPING FORCE HERE


The worst of all these delusions and the most dangerous is the over reliance on the United Nations by the Ethnic Nationalist Agitators. They seem to have an unbending belief in the United Nation to give them the Oduduwa Republic and Biafra and Middle Belt etc.

   Is it that our learned people and scholars do not understand how the world works? And how the United Nations especially works? Who will enforce the decree of the United Nations?

   Of what use is a United Nations without the support of America and Britain? How many of the Security Council members of the UN has the military power to enforce a decision of UN in Nigeria? So if the North or Nigeria occupies the new Biafra nation or Oduduwa nation who will throw them out? Or you think it is like Kuwait that America would go to throw away Iraq? There is nothing you have that America needs.

   That is why I considered this the greatest of the delusions and the one that will prove most fatal.

   I expected that someone working on an Oduduwa Republic would have its own People's Militia at the ready -  just in case.

   Today I can see nothing.

General Togun alerted us yesterday that an invasion of the Southwest is imminent. And barring a divine intervention we may face this course soon.

   But you should have foreseen this coming and prepared for.this.

   Three years ago I warned the Yoruba in particular and the Southerners in general to set up their own People's Militia. How many paid heed to it. Now I am afraid it is now late - too late for the Yorubas. You are surrounded.

   United Nations won't help you in what is coming because without the firepower of the Americans United Nations is nothing especially when it comes to a populous nation like Nigeria and Americans won't come here except probably to evacuate their citizens and embassy staff.

   The United Nations could have stopped the genocide in Rwanda or at  least mitigated it, what did the body do? French Army watched as one African tribe massacred another in one week of madness without using force to intervene or stop the madness.

   United Nations is as strong as America and Britain decide to make it. All the Resolutions made by UN against Israel how many of them have been enforced? Who will enforce them without America the only super power now on the planet?

  That is why I think the South is making a terrible mistake in strategy.

   That the UN intervened in Sudan and split the nation does not mean they would do the same here. Sudan is not Nigeria and Nigeria is not Sudan.


4. THAT WRITING LETTERS OR STAGING PROTESTS WILL CHANGE THE BUHARI ADMINISTRATION OR CAUSE IT TO MOVE AGAINST THE FULANI HERDSMEN OR BANDITS


A palace razed in IGANAGN,
Oyo state by FULANI Invaders

There is a belief that Muhammadu Buhari is not really aware of what is going on and that much of this information do not get to him. That the President is actually a good man but with bad advisers... And so on. I.consider these to be pernicious nonsense.

   I do not have the luxury of time to probe this deeply here.

  However there is a common mistake Nigerians often make which brought us here to begin with. People confuse knowledge with attitude. Knowledge or know- how is one thing and culture, attitude or behaviour is another. You can teach a man who doesn't know if he is willing to learn but it is difficult to change a man - and a man above 70 for that matter - of his beliefs, culture, attitude and dispositions.

   Buhari's insularity and provincialism fuel his attitude to even State affairs and these are the product of his Islamic fundamentalist belief system and Wahabist ideology. It is not that he is not aware that the Constitution provides for ethnic balancing in the area of appointments to strategic positions and offices. He knows. But as an Islamic fundamentalist he doesn't believe that a Muslim is equal or should have equal representation with a non- Muslim. 

  He did it in 1984 all the three topmost positions in the Supreme Military Council, - Head of State, his deputy and the Chief of Staff were all Muslims. He has done it in 2015 appointments and has worsened even in the 2019.

  This man cannot change and will never be changed.

  Thinking that he would change in 2019 brought Nigeria to.this mess when we have the opportunity through that singular election to change the narrative. Thus, writing letters, organising protests etc would change nothing. Buhari would do nothing against the Fulani herdsmen and bandits even if they became more brutal than they presently are.

   It is left for you to find answers for.yourself.


5. THAT ANYTHING SHORT OF FORCE, ADEQUATE, PROPORTIONATE, DEFINITE FORCE CAN STOP THE FULANI HERDSMEN IN THEIR TEMPORARY MISSION OF HARASSING, EXTORTION AND TERRORISM; AND IN THEIR LARGER ULTIMATE PURPOSE OF TOTAL INVASION, RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL HEGEMONY AND IMPOSITION OF THEIR WAY OF LIFE ON OTHER ETHNIC NATIONALITIES


I will give you one sign so that you may know this people are being guided and up to an agenda.

  Shortly after Buhari became President and all the security apparatus fell in their hands the Fulani herdsmen went haywire and began to attack other Nigerians - farmers and travelers alike. As they were attacking on the road way so they were attacking in the farms.

  Then suddenly something happened. I am not sure Nigerians notice because we are a people without understanding and perception but at least one NIGERIAN noticed and wrote about it in the Guardian newspaper.

  What was it?

  Shortly before the election of 2019 just about the time when campaigns began the Fulani herdsmen stopped their atrocities.It was like a ceasefire in war.  It was a coordinated approach. All across the nation you couldn''t hear of a single attack either against farmers or travelers while the campaign to return Buhari to power was going on.

   You may again go and check the newspapers of the period, you can't read of any Fulani attack against anyone.

  Why?

  It now seems they deliberately managed themselves so that Buhari could get a second term, so that Nigerians won't notice anything. 

   Now that Buhari is on for the second time they have resumed their atrocities. This singular incident shows me conclusively that this people are being coordinated somewhere and up to some purpose. United by their common belief and entrenched in their religion - a religion that does not see anything wrong with bloodshed, slavery of infidels, war- mongering and even plunder - they march on to execute their larger purpose.

   Now famine is imminent in the South.

Now most Southern states are surrounded. A siege is the first stage in the declaration of war among the ancients. That is now happening. Farmers cannot go to farm, prices of foodstuff continue to skyrocket. The war has started but Southerners enslaved by too much book learning are still embroiled in Conferences, seminars, symposium, fantasia, papers... While every day their choices become narrower and narrower.

   Barring the special grace of God and divine intervention nothing can stop the Fulani herdsmen in their sinister course except equal, proportionate force.

   If as Newton shows that "to every action there is equal and opposite reaction" then it is left for the different ethnic nationalities to plan their counter - action or reaction that is equal and formidable to this existential threat to their collective survival. Buhari would do nothing about it and his government would do nothing. Either you act now or you wait for the UN at your own perils.



6. THAT THE WORLD WILL INTERVENE IF A CIVIL WAR  BREAKS OUT BETWEEN THE NORTH AND SOUTH OR BETWEEN FULANIS AND YORUBAS


This is another fallacy based on delusions of grandeur. Which "world" are you talking about?

  The world of the black man or the white man? The world of the developed nations or the backward Third World nations?

   During the Civil War how many nations came here?

  They only sold arms to us.

 Only on the side of Biafra that France and Israel actually actively participated. They didn't send soldiers only logistical support.

  That was then.

The world has since changed even worse than then.

   No one will come here except to sell arms. The resulting demographic disaster doesn't worry the developed nations so long it does not endanger the white skin. They may even be happy secretly about it.



7. THAT CHRISTIANITY IS AGAINST WAR AND SELF -DEFENSE


This will be the most fatal of all the delusions to the South. Since most Christians live or reside in the South.

  Leading this fallacious and illogical position is the Church of Rome and mostly espoused by its exegetes the most notable of which is Bishop Kukah.

 It is held by Catholic Church School of theology that peaceful non- resistance is the way out and the Christian standard.

   I stand here to say that the Bible either in the New Testament or Old Testament knows nothing like pacifism or peaceful non- resistance in the face of extreme aggression and existential threat of genocide against an entire race or tribe battling for collective survival.

  I stand here to state and to challenge anyone who has a contrary idea to a debate that neither the New Testament nor Church History knows anything as pacifism or peaceful non- resistance in the face of a genocide against an entire people groups or whole races.

  I would be glad if anyone can accept my offer for a debate on any platform.

  The Bible and Historical Theology never condemned self- defense or engagement in "a just war"- a war to remove the cause of aggression and to punish evil. From Cicero to Augustine, from Aquina to Calvin and Luther, all the great exegetes and authorities of Theology are agreed that it is proper for a people facing existential danger of survival to defend themselves with any and every weapon they can lay their hands on.

  I have read Bishop Kukah on this peaceful non- resistance but I don't know where the modern Catholic system got this. None of you in the entire Nigerian Roman Catholic Church is more Catholic than Aquina and none of you is as saintly as Augustine who first laid the theology of Just War that became the governing premises of the Western nations and Civilization till today.

  The madness in man must sometimes be answered not with persuasion or pleading but with greater madness. This is what prompted the Crusades although today we have distorted their History and Islam and apologists of Islam and their new found allies in the Western universities and leftist revisionist historians now mouth plenty of nonsense about the Crusaders forgetting it was the same type of provocations that triggered that Movement. The madness presently going on in Nigeria will not end until it is confronted with an equal madness from the other side. Sometimes it takes madness to cure madness. That is the great lesson of the Crusades.

   Most of the foolish things people say to justify peaceful non- resistance are neither scriptural not logical.

  If Jesus was so much against self - defense, as the authors of non- resistance tell us, what were two of his Disciples doing with swords on the night of His betrayal? A sword is not an object of decoration or ornament in First Century Palestine, it is an instrument of war. It is them what AK-47 is to us today.

  Let the pacifists answer that charge.

  I am aware that people are fasting and praying. I salute you all. I am praying too. But as in the days of Nehemiah don't just pray alone plan too with weapons girded around you and be prepared "with fire and with thunder."

I will not endanger anyone and I will do no evil to anyone but anyone who intends or plans to remove me from the land of my fathers before my time from whatever religion or tribe will have himself to blame if I be a servant of the Most High God.

   Every ethnic nationality has a right to defend itself, raise her own militia to defend its people and spaces and land. Even churches ought to raise their own militia to.defend the people who worship or come to worship there.

  Enough of using CHRISTIANITY to justify a system of unrighteousness or prop a structure of iniquity. There is nothing in Apostolic CHRISTIANITY that forbids a whole tribe or people groups from standing up for their lives against an aggressive enemies with a history of genocide and blood stains.

   It is time for a Liberation Theology in Nigeria and even more Confrontation Theology. The minds of Christians in this nation need to be liberated from religion and slavery.

  That will soon be done. That is a major task ahead. Slaves won't survive what is coming, only sons will.


©️ Moses Oludele Idowu

         June 5, 2021

     All Rights Reserved

7 FATAL DELUSIONS AMONG SOUTHERNERS


by


Moses Oludele Idowu


"A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep."

       - Saul Bellow


A delusion is a serious thing. It is worse than deception and much more fatal in its consequences.

  The word delusion comes from the Latin word _delusio_- which means "a false belief that is resistant to confrontation with actual facts."

  That is the best definition of delusion that I can find.


Let me give one major example of delusion in History and the fatal consequences it brought.

  During the invasion of Palestine by the Roman Army under Titus in 68 A.D the Jews succumbed to delusion that proved to be fatal.

  After resisting the Romans stoutly for two years the siege finally succeeded in 70 A.D when the Roman legions poured in to deal with this troublous race. By now there was no more food and as Josephus, the famous Jewish historian narrated even people were eating raw grass or anything they could find. Still they refused to surrender and fought on defending their Holy City and most especially their Holy Temple.

   By now the Christians, the Sect of the Nazarene, as they were called had deserted knowing that Christ had already prophesied this thing must come to pass - thus causing the eternal distrust and rift which still exists between Jews and Christian relations till today. But the Jewish patriots and nationalists fought on to the last and to their ruin.

   It was here the major fatal delusion was enacted.

  The Roman soldiers now inside the battle now finally shifted to the Temple. Believing that the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob; the God of the holy prophets, Moses and Elijah  would save the Temple and even them and remember His Covenant with their fathers many ran into the Temple as shield.

   But the day of the Temple has gone. A new Dispensation had dawn where God no longer dwells in physical temples but in living temples built with living stones, a house made without hands. He now lives in humans created in His Own Image. Thus rushing to the Temple for salvation before the Romans was a delusion, a fatal delusion.

It was here most Jews perished defending the Temple and using it as a defense. The Romans slaughtered on and set the Temple ablaze. They expected God to show up and defend His Temple but He didn't because the nation herself had committed sins by crucifying an innocent person and the day of revenge had come. Looking to the Temple for protection was a delusion.

   Today a gargantuan mosque stands around the very spot where that Temple once stood.


I have prefaced this essay with this story because it seems people rarely learn from History. It seems to me that another group of people are about to suffer very soon as a result of grand delusions - false beliefs that are resistant to confrontation with facts. And most Southerners presently suffer from these delusions.

   They are seven in all and I will briefly go over them because of time and space.


1. THAT BRITAIN WILL INTERVENE IN NIGERIA OR RESTRAIN MUHAMMADU BUHARI


The first delusion is that Britain, that treacherous nation called Britain will intervene in Nigeria and help us in anyway.

   When the National Christian Elders Forum wrote to  British Parliament I noted this in an article. It is a mistake to.think or expect that Britain will enter Nigeria or intervene in any way that will help the South against the North. It won't happen.

   To think that Britain or the British will come here to help the South is a delusion.

   They wont.

British design originally is that the North will rule and dominate the South not vice versa. Their sympathy was and still is with the North not the South. If you dont know this then you don't know much about Nigerian History or you probably forgot what you learned. Thus I consider it a mistake to report Buhari to Britain. It is like reporting the Italian  Brigades to the Bader  Meinoff gang or reporting the Hamas of Palestine to the Hezbollah of Lebanon.

   It is a waste of time.


2. THAT THE UNITED STATES UNDER JOE BIDDEN WILL INTERVENE IN NIGERIA IF THERE IS A CONFLICT


Another terrible delusion among most Southerners is that America would come here to intervene if there is trouble between North and South or even a Civil War.

   They won't.

When Buhari requested Americans to site the headquarters of their African Command closer here to help us I wrote: WHY AMERICAN'S WONT COME HERE

  They could go to Egypt or even South Africa, Lebanon, etc but not Nigeria.

   I know how America works. I have read about that nation, her politics, power play, history, Literature, religion etc for several years and I can tell you one thing: Americans won't come here.

   You may continue to delude yourself yo the contrary.


3. THAT THE UNITED NATIONS WILL DO ANYTHING IF WAR BREAKS OUT OR SEND A PEACE- KEEPING FORCE HERE


The worst of all these delusions and the most dangerous is the over reliance on the United Nations by the Ethnic Nationalist Agitators. They seem to have an unbending belief in the United Nation to give them the Oduduwa Republic and Biafra and Middle Belt etc.

   Is it that our learned people and scholars do not understand how the world works? And how the United Nations especially works? Who will enforce the decree of the United Nations?

   Of what use is a United Nations without the support of America and Britain? How many of the Security Council members of the UN has the military power to enforce a decision of UN in Nigeria? So if the North or Nigeria occupies the new Biafra nation or Oduduwa nation who will throw them out? Or you think it is like Kuwait that America would go to throw away Iraq? There is nothing you have that America needs.

   That is why I considered this the greatest of the delusions and the one that will prove most fatal.

   I expected that someone working on an Oduduwa Republic would have its own People's Militia at the ready -  just in case.

   Today I can see nothing.

General Togun alerted us yesterday that an invasion of the Southwest is imminent. And barring a divine intervention we may face this course soon.

   But you should have foreseen this coming and prepared for.this.

   Three years ago I warned the Yoruba in particular and the Southerners in general to set up their own People's Militia. How many paid heed to it. Now I am afraid it is now late - too late for the Yorubas. You are surrounded.

   United Nations won't help you in what is coming because without the firepower of the Americans United Nations is nothing especially when it comes to a populous nation like Nigeria and Americans won't come here except probably to evacuate their citizens and embassy staff.

   The United Nations could have stopped the genocide in Rwanda or at  least mitigated it, what did the body do? French Army watched as one African tribe massacred another in one week of madness without using force to intervene or stop the madness.

   United Nations is as strong as America and Britain decide to make it. All the Resolutions made by UN against Israel how many of them have been enforced? Who will enforce them without America the only super power now on the planet?

  That is why I think the South is making a terrible mistake in strategy.

   That the UN intervened in Sudan and split the nation does not mean they would do the same here. Sudan is not Nigeria and Nigeria is not Sudan.


4. THAT WRITING LETTERS OR STAGING PROTESTS WILL CHANGE THE BUHARI ADMINISTRATION OR CAUSE IT TO MOVE AGAINST THE FULANI HERDSMEN OR BANDITS


A palace razed in IGANAGN,
Oyo state by FULANI Invaders

There is a belief that Muhammadu Buhari is not really aware of what is going on and that much of this information do not get to him. That the President is actually a good man but with bad advisers... And so on. I.consider these to be pernicious nonsense.

   I do not have the luxury of time to probe this deeply here.

  However there is a common mistake Nigerians often make which brought us here to begin with. People confuse knowledge with attitude. Knowledge or know- how is one thing and culture, attitude or behaviour is another. You can teach a man who doesn't know if he is willing to learn but it is difficult to change a man - and a man above 70 for that matter - of his beliefs, culture, attitude and dispositions.

   Buhari's insularity and provincialism fuel his attitude to even State affairs and these are the product of his Islamic fundamentalist belief system and Wahabist ideology. It is not that he is not aware that the Constitution provides for ethnic balancing in the area of appointments to strategic positions and offices. He knows. But as an Islamic fundamentalist he doesn't believe that a Muslim is equal or should have equal representation with a non- Muslim. 

  He did it in 1984 all the three topmost positions in the Supreme Military Council, - Head of State, his deputy and the Chief of Staff were all Muslims. He has done it in 2015 appointments and has worsened even in the 2019.

  This man cannot change and will never be changed.

  Thinking that he would change in 2019 brought Nigeria to.this mess when we have the opportunity through that singular election to change the narrative. Thus, writing letters, organising protests etc would change nothing. Buhari would do nothing against the Fulani herdsmen and bandits even if they became more brutal than they presently are.

   It is left for you to find answers for.yourself.


5. THAT ANYTHING SHORT OF FORCE, ADEQUATE, PROPORTIONATE, DEFINITE FORCE CAN STOP THE FULANI HERDSMEN IN THEIR TEMPORARY MISSION OF HARASSING, EXTORTION AND TERRORISM; AND IN THEIR LARGER ULTIMATE PURPOSE OF TOTAL INVASION, RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL HEGEMONY AND IMPOSITION OF THEIR WAY OF LIFE ON OTHER ETHNIC NATIONALITIES


I will give you one sign so that you may know this people are being guided and up to an agenda.

  Shortly after Buhari became President and all the security apparatus fell in their hands the Fulani herdsmen went haywire and began to attack other Nigerians - farmers and travelers alike. As they were attacking on the road way so they were attacking in the farms.

  Then suddenly something happened. I am not sure Nigerians notice because we are a people without understanding and perception but at least one NIGERIAN noticed and wrote about it in the Guardian newspaper.

  What was it?

  Shortly before the election of 2019 just about the time when campaigns began the Fulani herdsmen stopped their atrocities.It was like a ceasefire in war.  It was a coordinated approach. All across the nation you couldn''t hear of a single attack either against farmers or travelers while the campaign to return Buhari to power was going on.

   You may again go and check the newspapers of the period, you can't read of any Fulani attack against anyone.

  Why?

  It now seems they deliberately managed themselves so that Buhari could get a second term, so that Nigerians won't notice anything. 

   Now that Buhari is on for the second time they have resumed their atrocities. This singular incident shows me conclusively that this people are being coordinated somewhere and up to some purpose. United by their common belief and entrenched in their religion - a religion that does not see anything wrong with bloodshed, slavery of infidels, war- mongering and even plunder - they march on to execute their larger purpose.

   Now famine is imminent in the South.

Now most Southern states are surrounded. A siege is the first stage in the declaration of war among the ancients. That is now happening. Farmers cannot go to farm, prices of foodstuff continue to skyrocket. The war has started but Southerners enslaved by too much book learning are still embroiled in Conferences, seminars, symposium, fantasia, papers... While every day their choices become narrower and narrower.

   Barring the special grace of God and divine intervention nothing can stop the Fulani herdsmen in their sinister course except equal, proportionate force.

   If as Newton shows that "to every action there is equal and opposite reaction" then it is left for the different ethnic nationalities to plan their counter - action or reaction that is equal and formidable to this existential threat to their collective survival. Buhari would do nothing about it and his government would do nothing. Either you act now or you wait for the UN at your own perils.



6. THAT THE WORLD WILL INTERVENE IF A CIVIL WAR  BREAKS OUT BETWEEN THE NORTH AND SOUTH OR BETWEEN FULANIS AND YORUBAS


This is another fallacy based on delusions of grandeur. Which "world" are you talking about?

  The world of the black man or the white man? The world of the developed nations or the backward Third World nations?

   During the Civil War how many nations came here?

  They only sold arms to us.

 Only on the side of Biafra that France and Israel actually actively participated. They didn't send soldiers only logistical support.

  That was then.

The world has since changed even worse than then.

   No one will come here except to sell arms. The resulting demographic disaster doesn't worry the developed nations so long it does not endanger the white skin. They may even be happy secretly about it.



7. THAT CHRISTIANITY IS AGAINST WAR AND SELF -DEFENSE


This will be the most fatal of all the delusions to the South. Since most Christians live or reside in the South.

  Leading this fallacious and illogical position is the Church of Rome and mostly espoused by its exegetes the most notable of which is Bishop Kukah.

 It is held by Catholic Church School of theology that peaceful non- resistance is the way out and the Christian standard.

   I stand here to say that the Bible either in the New Testament or Old Testament knows nothing like pacifism or peaceful non- resistance in the face of extreme aggression and existential threat of genocide against an entire race or tribe battling for collective survival.

  I stand here to state and to challenge anyone who has a contrary idea to a debate that neither the New Testament nor Church History knows anything as pacifism or peaceful non- resistance in the face of a genocide against an entire people groups or whole races.

  I would be glad if anyone can accept my offer for a debate on any platform.

  The Bible and Historical Theology never condemned self- defense or engagement in "a just war"- a war to remove the cause of aggression and to punish evil. From Cicero to Augustine, from Aquina to Calvin and Luther, all the great exegetes and authorities of Theology are agreed that it is proper for a people facing existential danger of survival to defend themselves with any and every weapon they can lay their hands on.

  I have read Bishop Kukah on this peaceful non- resistance but I don't know where the modern Catholic system got this. None of you in the entire Nigerian Roman Catholic Church is more Catholic than Aquina and none of you is as saintly as Augustine who first laid the theology of Just War that became the governing premises of the Western nations and Civilization till today.

  The madness in man must sometimes be answered not with persuasion or pleading but with greater madness. This is what prompted the Crusades although today we have distorted their History and Islam and apologists of Islam and their new found allies in the Western universities and leftist revisionist historians now mouth plenty of nonsense about the Crusaders forgetting it was the same type of provocations that triggered that Movement. The madness presently going on in Nigeria will not end until it is confronted with an equal madness from the other side. Sometimes it takes madness to cure madness. That is the great lesson of the Crusades.

   Most of the foolish things people say to justify peaceful non- resistance are neither scriptural not logical.

  If Jesus was so much against self - defense, as the authors of non- resistance tell us, what were two of his Disciples doing with swords on the night of His betrayal? A sword is not an object of decoration or ornament in First Century Palestine, it is an instrument of war. It is them what AK-47 is to us today.

  Let the pacifists answer that charge.

  I am aware that people are fasting and praying. I salute you all. I am praying too. But as in the days of Nehemiah don't just pray alone plan too with weapons girded around you and be prepared "with fire and with thunder."

I will not endanger anyone and I will do no evil to anyone but anyone who intends or plans to remove me from the land of my fathers before my time from whatever religion or tribe will have himself to blame if I be a servant of the Most High God.

   Every ethnic nationality has a right to defend itself, raise her own militia to defend its people and spaces and land. Even churches ought to raise their own militia to.defend the people who worship or come to worship there.

  Enough of using CHRISTIANITY to justify a system of unrighteousness or prop a structure of iniquity. There is nothing in Apostolic CHRISTIANITY that forbids a whole tribe or people groups from standing up for their lives against an aggressive enemies with a history of genocide and blood stains.

   It is time for a Liberation Theology in Nigeria and even more Confrontation Theology. The minds of Christians in this nation need to be liberated from religion and slavery.

  That will soon be done. That is a major task ahead. Slaves won't survive what is coming, only sons will.


©️ Moses Oludele Idowu

         June 5, 2021

     All Rights Reserved

Iran tensions at heart of UN nuclear watchdog meeting as Zarif says western powers start on wrong note for supporting US

Iran tensions at heart of UN nuclear watchdog meeting as Zarif says western powers start on wrong note for supporting US


Tehran last week said it will  limit inspections by the UN's nuclear watchdog into it's nuclear programs.


According to AFP report, the iran's new decision will be at the heart of a meeting of UN's Nuclear Watchdog board of governors on Monday, with some members mulling a formal rebuke to Tehran.


The report indicated that Western countries will be trying to find a way of censuring Iran without jeopardising fragile efforts to revive the 2015 deal between Tehran and major powers on its nuclear programme.


The possibility of a resolution criticising Iran being passed at the board attracted sharp diplomatic comment in the run-up to the meeting.


Meanwhile Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that  the Western powers have started again on a wrong note by supporting United state.


"The Europeans have started a wrong move by supporting the US in the board of governors," he said.


"We think this move will lead to the situation becoming disorganised," he said, according to the official Irna agency.


While President Joe Biden has said he is willing to bring the United States back to the 2015 deal, on Sunday Iran said the time was "not suitable" to hold an informal meeting with the US and the remaining parties to the accord -- France, Germany, Britain, China and Russia.


Diplomatic sources say that no decision has yet been taken by European states on whether or not to put forward a resolution as Iran will only be discussed later in the week at the meeting, being held via videoconference.


- 'Unfortunate miscalculation' -


Russia has made clear its opposition to the prospect of a resolution criticising Iran.


Russian ambassador Mikhail Ulyanov tweeted on Monday that such a move would be an "unfortunate miscalculation".


Earlier he had said that "the common responsibility of all 35 Governors is to ensure that the debates (even heated) do not negatively affect diplomatic efforts aimed at full restoration of #JCPOA," using the formal name for the 2015 deal.


Russia's deputy foreign minister also blasted Washington for US strikes on Iran-backed militias in eastern Syria last week, saying the move threatened to scupper talks.


"There is no doubt that influential forces in Washington have taken steps in order to derail this meeting," Sergei Ryabkov was quoted by Russian state news agency TASS as saying.


The JCPOA was sent into disarray when former US President Donald Trump dramatically withdrew from it in 2018 and went on to impose swingeing economic sanctions on Iran which Tehran called Economic Terrorism against the iranians.


"We are running against time," Ulyanov said.


Zarif said that Iran hoped "that reason will prevail" at this week's meeting.


"If it does not we do have solutions," he said, without specifying what these were.


In a document circulated to IAEA member states ahead of this week's meeting, the Iranian mission to the organisation said a critical resolution would be "counterproductive and destructive".


The document also said the introduction of such a resolution would mark the "end" of the agreement reached with the IAEA last month to mitigate the impact of reduced inspections.


Under that temporary three-month arrangement, Iran has pledged to keep recordings "of some activities and monitoring equipment" and hand them over to the IAEA when US sanctions are lifted.


If a resolution censuring Iran is passed, it would be the first such resolution since June, which was itself the first in eight years.


- 'Time bought' by deal -


Diplomatic sources say the Iranian attempt at "blackmail" over a possible resolution has gone down badly among European states.


The latest tensions come after weeks in which Iran has continued breaking the limits laid down in the 2015 deal, for example by enriching uranium to 20 percent and producing uranium metal.


Tehran insists it has the right to take these steps in retaliation for American sanctions, and that the measures can be reversed as soon as sanctions are lifted.


According to Kelsey Davenport, director for Nonproliferation Policy at the Arms Control Association think-tank, "the US would be foolish to waste the time bought" by the temporary agreement hammered out between Iran and the IAEA.


"It would be positive to have a concrete reciprocal action from the US acknowledging that Iran showed some restraint by negotiating this technical understanding," she said.


"It is manageable in the short term but if drags on too long, it will start impacting the future of the nuclear deal and it will erode confidence in the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear programme," Davenport told AFP.




Tehran last week said it will  limit inspections by the UN's nuclear watchdog into it's nuclear programs.


According to AFP report, the iran's new decision will be at the heart of a meeting of UN's Nuclear Watchdog board of governors on Monday, with some members mulling a formal rebuke to Tehran.


The report indicated that Western countries will be trying to find a way of censuring Iran without jeopardising fragile efforts to revive the 2015 deal between Tehran and major powers on its nuclear programme.


The possibility of a resolution criticising Iran being passed at the board attracted sharp diplomatic comment in the run-up to the meeting.


Meanwhile Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that  the Western powers have started again on a wrong note by supporting United state.


"The Europeans have started a wrong move by supporting the US in the board of governors," he said.


"We think this move will lead to the situation becoming disorganised," he said, according to the official Irna agency.


While President Joe Biden has said he is willing to bring the United States back to the 2015 deal, on Sunday Iran said the time was "not suitable" to hold an informal meeting with the US and the remaining parties to the accord -- France, Germany, Britain, China and Russia.


Diplomatic sources say that no decision has yet been taken by European states on whether or not to put forward a resolution as Iran will only be discussed later in the week at the meeting, being held via videoconference.


- 'Unfortunate miscalculation' -


Russia has made clear its opposition to the prospect of a resolution criticising Iran.


Russian ambassador Mikhail Ulyanov tweeted on Monday that such a move would be an "unfortunate miscalculation".


Earlier he had said that "the common responsibility of all 35 Governors is to ensure that the debates (even heated) do not negatively affect diplomatic efforts aimed at full restoration of #JCPOA," using the formal name for the 2015 deal.


Russia's deputy foreign minister also blasted Washington for US strikes on Iran-backed militias in eastern Syria last week, saying the move threatened to scupper talks.


"There is no doubt that influential forces in Washington have taken steps in order to derail this meeting," Sergei Ryabkov was quoted by Russian state news agency TASS as saying.


The JCPOA was sent into disarray when former US President Donald Trump dramatically withdrew from it in 2018 and went on to impose swingeing economic sanctions on Iran which Tehran called Economic Terrorism against the iranians.


"We are running against time," Ulyanov said.


Zarif said that Iran hoped "that reason will prevail" at this week's meeting.


"If it does not we do have solutions," he said, without specifying what these were.


In a document circulated to IAEA member states ahead of this week's meeting, the Iranian mission to the organisation said a critical resolution would be "counterproductive and destructive".


The document also said the introduction of such a resolution would mark the "end" of the agreement reached with the IAEA last month to mitigate the impact of reduced inspections.


Under that temporary three-month arrangement, Iran has pledged to keep recordings "of some activities and monitoring equipment" and hand them over to the IAEA when US sanctions are lifted.


If a resolution censuring Iran is passed, it would be the first such resolution since June, which was itself the first in eight years.


- 'Time bought' by deal -


Diplomatic sources say the Iranian attempt at "blackmail" over a possible resolution has gone down badly among European states.


The latest tensions come after weeks in which Iran has continued breaking the limits laid down in the 2015 deal, for example by enriching uranium to 20 percent and producing uranium metal.


Tehran insists it has the right to take these steps in retaliation for American sanctions, and that the measures can be reversed as soon as sanctions are lifted.


According to Kelsey Davenport, director for Nonproliferation Policy at the Arms Control Association think-tank, "the US would be foolish to waste the time bought" by the temporary agreement hammered out between Iran and the IAEA.


"It would be positive to have a concrete reciprocal action from the US acknowledging that Iran showed some restraint by negotiating this technical understanding," she said.


"It is manageable in the short term but if drags on too long, it will start impacting the future of the nuclear deal and it will erode confidence in the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear programme," Davenport told AFP.



UN peacekeeper killed in Mali roadside bomb

UN peacekeeper killed in Mali roadside bomb

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AFP: A UN peacekeeper was killed in northern Mali and another seriously wounded after their vehicle hit a roadside bomb on Thursday, the UN mission said.

The blast occurred some 50 kilometres (30 miles) south of the northern city of Kidal, in the latest violence to hit the conflict-ridden Sahel state.

A teacher in the nearby town of Anefis told AFP that an Egyptian contingent of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali had been protecting a supply convoy when it hit the landmine.

Mali has been struggling to contain a jihadist insurgency that first emerged in the north in 2012, and has since spread to the centre of the country and neighbouring Burkina Faso and Niger.


Thousands of soldiers and civilians have been killed in the conflict to date, and hundreds of thousands have had to flee their homes.

The United Nations has some 13,000 troops deployed in Mali as part of its peacekeeping mission -- known as Minusma.

Over 220 UN peacekeepers have lost their lives in Mali since first deploying in 2013.

Minusma head Mahamat Saleh Annadif condemned Thursday's attack, saying in a statement that the peacekeepers "will not be intimidated".

"I recall that attacks against UN peacekeepers can constitute war crimes under international law," he said.


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AFP: A UN peacekeeper was killed in northern Mali and another seriously wounded after their vehicle hit a roadside bomb on Thursday, the UN mission said.

The blast occurred some 50 kilometres (30 miles) south of the northern city of Kidal, in the latest violence to hit the conflict-ridden Sahel state.

A teacher in the nearby town of Anefis told AFP that an Egyptian contingent of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali had been protecting a supply convoy when it hit the landmine.

Mali has been struggling to contain a jihadist insurgency that first emerged in the north in 2012, and has since spread to the centre of the country and neighbouring Burkina Faso and Niger.


Thousands of soldiers and civilians have been killed in the conflict to date, and hundreds of thousands have had to flee their homes.

The United Nations has some 13,000 troops deployed in Mali as part of its peacekeeping mission -- known as Minusma.

Over 220 UN peacekeepers have lost their lives in Mali since first deploying in 2013.

Minusma head Mahamat Saleh Annadif condemned Thursday's attack, saying in a statement that the peacekeepers "will not be intimidated".

"I recall that attacks against UN peacekeepers can constitute war crimes under international law," he said.


Russia has ‘no problem’ with selling S-400 system to Iran starting on October 19 says a report

Russia has ‘no problem’ with selling S-400 system to Iran starting on October 19 says a report


Iran’s Air Defence Troops already operate four battalions of upgraded S-300PMU2s, including launchers plus the accompanying target detection and designation radar equipment. Furthermore, the country’s domestic defence industries have created a range of first-rate air defence systems, including the Bavar 373 and the Khordad-3.

Moscow would have “no problem” selling its S-400 air defence system to Iran, Russian Ambassador Levan Dzhagaryan has said.

“As you know, S-300s have already been delivered. Russia has no problem delivering S-400s to Iran. This was never a problem from the very beginning,” Dzhagaryan said, speaking to Iran’s Resalat newspaper in an interview published Saturday.

Commenting on “US threats” to try to extend the United Nations arms embargo against Tehran indefinitely, the diplomat stressed that Moscow would not be intimidated by US pressure, would make good on any commitments made, and would be willing to listen to offers from the Iranian side to buy Russian arms when the UN embargo expires on October 18.

Dzhagaryan also recalled that immediately after the Trump administration withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal in May 2018, Moscow “took a strong stance against the United States and called on the deal’s three European signatories to stand together with us.”

“But the issue I want to address is very important: the three European countries did not support the United States, but they also continue to criticize Iran’s activities in the region. On one hand, they say that the arms embargo against Iran should be lifted. On the other, they say that Iran should not continue its activities. The Russian side has said from the start that there would be no problems selling arms to Iran starting on October 19,” he reiterated.

Last month, after its attempts to extend the international arms embargo against Iran fell through at the UN, Washington threatened to impose the “full force” of secondary sanctions against any arms producer dealing with Iran.

S-400s for Iran?


Iran already has experience with Russian-made military equipment, including the S-300 air defence system. In August, Iranian Defence Minister Brig. Gen. Amir Hatami inspected a S-400 system during a trip to Russia for the ARMY-2020 military expo outside Moscow.

The S-400 is presently the most advanced road-mobile air-defence system in Russia’s arsenal, and is capable of shooting down everything from enemy planes, helicopters and drones to ballistic and cruise missiles at ranges up to 400 km.

In addition to Russia, the system is operated by China, Belarus and Turkey, with India expecting to receive several regiments of the system soon.

A 2019 assessment by the US Defence Intelligence Agency suggested that Iran may be interested in buying Russian S-400s, K-300P Bastion coastal defence systems, Su-30 fighters and T-90 main battle tanks once the embargo expires.

In September, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force Commander Amir Ali Hajizadeh announced that in addition to importing arms, the lifting of the embargo will enable Iran to export its military equipment abroad in full compliance with international law.

Over the past decade, Iran’s defence industry has taken major strides in the creation of advanced military hardware, ranging from missiles, tanks and aircraft to warships, radar systems and even domestically-produced satellites.

Iran’s new air defence equipment in particular proved its worth in June 2019, when a Khordad-3 medium-range missile system shot a stealthy $220 million US Global Hawk surveillance drone out of the sky after it illegally entered Iranian airspace over the Strait of Hormuz.


Source: Sputnik

Iran’s Air Defence Troops already operate four battalions of upgraded S-300PMU2s, including launchers plus the accompanying target detection and designation radar equipment. Furthermore, the country’s domestic defence industries have created a range of first-rate air defence systems, including the Bavar 373 and the Khordad-3.

Moscow would have “no problem” selling its S-400 air defence system to Iran, Russian Ambassador Levan Dzhagaryan has said.

“As you know, S-300s have already been delivered. Russia has no problem delivering S-400s to Iran. This was never a problem from the very beginning,” Dzhagaryan said, speaking to Iran’s Resalat newspaper in an interview published Saturday.

Commenting on “US threats” to try to extend the United Nations arms embargo against Tehran indefinitely, the diplomat stressed that Moscow would not be intimidated by US pressure, would make good on any commitments made, and would be willing to listen to offers from the Iranian side to buy Russian arms when the UN embargo expires on October 18.

Dzhagaryan also recalled that immediately after the Trump administration withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal in May 2018, Moscow “took a strong stance against the United States and called on the deal’s three European signatories to stand together with us.”

“But the issue I want to address is very important: the three European countries did not support the United States, but they also continue to criticize Iran’s activities in the region. On one hand, they say that the arms embargo against Iran should be lifted. On the other, they say that Iran should not continue its activities. The Russian side has said from the start that there would be no problems selling arms to Iran starting on October 19,” he reiterated.

Last month, after its attempts to extend the international arms embargo against Iran fell through at the UN, Washington threatened to impose the “full force” of secondary sanctions against any arms producer dealing with Iran.

S-400s for Iran?


Iran already has experience with Russian-made military equipment, including the S-300 air defence system. In August, Iranian Defence Minister Brig. Gen. Amir Hatami inspected a S-400 system during a trip to Russia for the ARMY-2020 military expo outside Moscow.

The S-400 is presently the most advanced road-mobile air-defence system in Russia’s arsenal, and is capable of shooting down everything from enemy planes, helicopters and drones to ballistic and cruise missiles at ranges up to 400 km.

In addition to Russia, the system is operated by China, Belarus and Turkey, with India expecting to receive several regiments of the system soon.

A 2019 assessment by the US Defence Intelligence Agency suggested that Iran may be interested in buying Russian S-400s, K-300P Bastion coastal defence systems, Su-30 fighters and T-90 main battle tanks once the embargo expires.

In September, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force Commander Amir Ali Hajizadeh announced that in addition to importing arms, the lifting of the embargo will enable Iran to export its military equipment abroad in full compliance with international law.

Over the past decade, Iran’s defence industry has taken major strides in the creation of advanced military hardware, ranging from missiles, tanks and aircraft to warships, radar systems and even domestically-produced satellites.

Iran’s new air defence equipment in particular proved its worth in June 2019, when a Khordad-3 medium-range missile system shot a stealthy $220 million US Global Hawk surveillance drone out of the sky after it illegally entered Iranian airspace over the Strait of Hormuz.


Source: Sputnik

Moscow slams ‘disgraceful’ ban on founding OPCW chief, sacked under US pressure, from speaking at UN Security Council on Syria

Moscow slams ‘disgraceful’ ban on founding OPCW chief, sacked under US pressure, from speaking at UN Security Council on Syria

An ex-OPCW chief, sacked under US pressure, has been barred from briefing the UN Security Council about a controversial probe into an alleged 2018 chemical attack in Syria. Russia called it a “shame” and published his speech.


Jose Bustani, a Brazilian diplomat who led the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) from 1997 until 2002, was invited by Moscow to speak at a UN Security Council meeting about the so-called “Syrian chemical dossier,” but his appearance was blocked at the last minute by Belgium, Germany, Estonia, France, the US and the UK.

“What has happened now is yet more sad proof that Western delegations fear the uncomfortable truth,” Russia’s ambassador to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, stressed while addressing the UN global body on Monday.

He said the six countries had “made history” because the Security Council has never voted “on the presence or absence of a briefer proposed by the [UNSC] president.” Prohibiting the former OPCW director general from speaking was a “shame and disgrace,” Nebenzia concluded, promising to publish Bustani’s statement after the meeting.

UK envoy Jonathan Allen said that Bustani is not in a position to “provide relevant knowledge or information.”


The Council today faced incredible disgrace when US, UK and other Western countries shamelessly tried to shut the mouth of former #OPCW Director General Jose #Bustani. This is a clear proof of how they in reality “care” for the truth and transparency #Syria#DoubleStandardshttps://t.co/0PMB3Iyg04— Dmitry Polyanskiy (@Dpol_un) October 5, 2020


Shortly afterwards, the undelivered speech appeared on the website of the Russian mission to the UN. In it, the sacked OPCW chief raised “serious questions” over “whether the independence, impartiality, and professionalism of some of the organization’s work is being severely compromised, possibly under pressure from some member states.”

As a major example, Bustani cited an OPCW investigation into the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Syrian city of Douma on April 7, 2018. Western governments, and media outlets, maintain that forces loyal to Damascus dropped two gas cylinders as part of an offensive against jihadist forces, killing scores of civilians.

The allegations were used as a pretext for a major US-led airstrike against Syrian government forces later that year. The OPCW launched a probe into the “chemical attack,” and in early March of 2019, the final report by the Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) of the OPCW stated that there were “reasonable grounds” to believe that canisters filled with “molecular chlorine” were dropped from Syrian aircraft in Douma.

The final report gave credence to the Western show of force by implicating the Syrian government of Bashar Assad in conducting the attack, which the Syrian authorities vehemently deny.

Shortly after the release of the OPCW report, an internal memo by OPCW engineers was leaked, suggesting the canisters were likely just placed at the site of the “attack,” and did not come from the skies. Still, the final report did not include such information, and a senior OPCW official reportedly ordered the removal of “all traces” of the dissenting opinion, according to WikiLeaks.

Months later, Bustani noted that he was invited to an expert panel which heard the testimony of an unnamed OPCW investigator, who came forward with damning evidence that his own organization had engineered a report based on a flawed conclusion and likely deliberately steered toward the outcome favored by the West.

That expert provided “compelling and documentary evidence of highly questionable, and potentially fraudulent conduct in the investigative process,” Bustani’s statement recalled. The Brazilian diplomat had been so stunned by the testimony that he personally called on the OPCW to be “resurrected to become the independent and non-discriminatory body it used to be.”

However, he continued, the chemical weapons watchdog did not respond to any calls for greater transparency about the controversial Douma investigation. The probe was “hidden behind an impenetrable wall of silence and opacity, making any meaningful dialogue impossible.”

In conclusion, Bustani called on Fernando Arias, the current OPCW chief, to hear the grievances of OPCW inspectors who voiced dissenting opinions on the Douma incident. They “have dared to speak out against possible irregular behavior in your organization,” Bustani argued, adding that it is “in the world’s interest that you hear them out.”

Bustani noted that he had been removed from his OPCW position “following a US-orchestrated campaign in 2002.” Back then, he was trying to send chemical weapons inspectors to Iraq prior to the 2003 US invasion there. A UN tribunal ruled that his sacking was unlawful.

Source: RT
An ex-OPCW chief, sacked under US pressure, has been barred from briefing the UN Security Council about a controversial probe into an alleged 2018 chemical attack in Syria. Russia called it a “shame” and published his speech.


Jose Bustani, a Brazilian diplomat who led the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) from 1997 until 2002, was invited by Moscow to speak at a UN Security Council meeting about the so-called “Syrian chemical dossier,” but his appearance was blocked at the last minute by Belgium, Germany, Estonia, France, the US and the UK.

“What has happened now is yet more sad proof that Western delegations fear the uncomfortable truth,” Russia’s ambassador to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, stressed while addressing the UN global body on Monday.

He said the six countries had “made history” because the Security Council has never voted “on the presence or absence of a briefer proposed by the [UNSC] president.” Prohibiting the former OPCW director general from speaking was a “shame and disgrace,” Nebenzia concluded, promising to publish Bustani’s statement after the meeting.

UK envoy Jonathan Allen said that Bustani is not in a position to “provide relevant knowledge or information.”


The Council today faced incredible disgrace when US, UK and other Western countries shamelessly tried to shut the mouth of former #OPCW Director General Jose #Bustani. This is a clear proof of how they in reality “care” for the truth and transparency #Syria#DoubleStandardshttps://t.co/0PMB3Iyg04— Dmitry Polyanskiy (@Dpol_un) October 5, 2020


Shortly afterwards, the undelivered speech appeared on the website of the Russian mission to the UN. In it, the sacked OPCW chief raised “serious questions” over “whether the independence, impartiality, and professionalism of some of the organization’s work is being severely compromised, possibly under pressure from some member states.”

As a major example, Bustani cited an OPCW investigation into the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Syrian city of Douma on April 7, 2018. Western governments, and media outlets, maintain that forces loyal to Damascus dropped two gas cylinders as part of an offensive against jihadist forces, killing scores of civilians.

The allegations were used as a pretext for a major US-led airstrike against Syrian government forces later that year. The OPCW launched a probe into the “chemical attack,” and in early March of 2019, the final report by the Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) of the OPCW stated that there were “reasonable grounds” to believe that canisters filled with “molecular chlorine” were dropped from Syrian aircraft in Douma.

The final report gave credence to the Western show of force by implicating the Syrian government of Bashar Assad in conducting the attack, which the Syrian authorities vehemently deny.

Shortly after the release of the OPCW report, an internal memo by OPCW engineers was leaked, suggesting the canisters were likely just placed at the site of the “attack,” and did not come from the skies. Still, the final report did not include such information, and a senior OPCW official reportedly ordered the removal of “all traces” of the dissenting opinion, according to WikiLeaks.

Months later, Bustani noted that he was invited to an expert panel which heard the testimony of an unnamed OPCW investigator, who came forward with damning evidence that his own organization had engineered a report based on a flawed conclusion and likely deliberately steered toward the outcome favored by the West.

That expert provided “compelling and documentary evidence of highly questionable, and potentially fraudulent conduct in the investigative process,” Bustani’s statement recalled. The Brazilian diplomat had been so stunned by the testimony that he personally called on the OPCW to be “resurrected to become the independent and non-discriminatory body it used to be.”

However, he continued, the chemical weapons watchdog did not respond to any calls for greater transparency about the controversial Douma investigation. The probe was “hidden behind an impenetrable wall of silence and opacity, making any meaningful dialogue impossible.”

In conclusion, Bustani called on Fernando Arias, the current OPCW chief, to hear the grievances of OPCW inspectors who voiced dissenting opinions on the Douma incident. They “have dared to speak out against possible irregular behavior in your organization,” Bustani argued, adding that it is “in the world’s interest that you hear them out.”

Bustani noted that he had been removed from his OPCW position “following a US-orchestrated campaign in 2002.” Back then, he was trying to send chemical weapons inspectors to Iraq prior to the 2003 US invasion there. A UN tribunal ruled that his sacking was unlawful.

Source: RT

Iranian Defense Minister heads to Russia to discuss potential purchase of S-400, fighter jets and T-90 tanks: Russian media

Iranian Defense Minister heads to Russia to discuss potential purchase of S-400, fighter jets and T-90 tanks: Russian media

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The Iranian Defense Minister, General Amir Hatami, will visit Moscow this week to meet with his Russian counterpart and discuss a number of pertinent topics, Russian media reported.


Russia’s Interfax News Agency quoted a source this week as saying: “It is expected that the Iranian minister will attend at the end of this week, the opening ceremony of the International Military-Technical Forum, ‘Jerimiah’.”

Another source confirmed that Hatami would hold “a number of meetings.” The activities of the annual Jeremiah forum organized by the Russian Ministry of Defense will start this year on August 23 and will continue until August 29.

Meanwhile, the Russian publication, Avia.Pro, reported that the Iranian Defense Minister’s visit will provide the Islamic Republic an opportunity to discuss potential arms sales. 

The publication said the Defense Minister will discuss the potential acquisition of the S-400 air defense system and several warplanes. “The head of the Iranian Defense Ministry intends to pay a visit to Moscow against the background of the lifting of sanctions against the Islamic Republic regarding the acquisition of weapons,” they said.

“According to preliminary data, the Iranian defense department intends not only to obtain information about modern Russian weapons, but also to conclude many contracts – the greatest interest for Tehran is the Russian S-400 air defense systems, Su-35 and Su-57 fighters, T-90 tanks, coastal missile systems and, obviously, tactical missile weapons,” Avia.Pro added.

In October, the U.N. arms embargo against Iran will expire, despite objections from the U.S. administration. 


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The Iranian Defense Minister, General Amir Hatami, will visit Moscow this week to meet with his Russian counterpart and discuss a number of pertinent topics, Russian media reported.


Russia’s Interfax News Agency quoted a source this week as saying: “It is expected that the Iranian minister will attend at the end of this week, the opening ceremony of the International Military-Technical Forum, ‘Jerimiah’.”

Another source confirmed that Hatami would hold “a number of meetings.” The activities of the annual Jeremiah forum organized by the Russian Ministry of Defense will start this year on August 23 and will continue until August 29.

Meanwhile, the Russian publication, Avia.Pro, reported that the Iranian Defense Minister’s visit will provide the Islamic Republic an opportunity to discuss potential arms sales. 

The publication said the Defense Minister will discuss the potential acquisition of the S-400 air defense system and several warplanes. “The head of the Iranian Defense Ministry intends to pay a visit to Moscow against the background of the lifting of sanctions against the Islamic Republic regarding the acquisition of weapons,” they said.

“According to preliminary data, the Iranian defense department intends not only to obtain information about modern Russian weapons, but also to conclude many contracts – the greatest interest for Tehran is the Russian S-400 air defense systems, Su-35 and Su-57 fighters, T-90 tanks, coastal missile systems and, obviously, tactical missile weapons,” Avia.Pro added.

In October, the U.N. arms embargo against Iran will expire, despite objections from the U.S. administration. 


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U S Pompeo accuses European allies of ‘siding with ayatollahs’

U S Pompeo accuses European allies of ‘siding with ayatollahs’

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed Washington’s European allies in a Thursday news conference from the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), claiming that while officials from Germany, France and the UK have privately expressed support for the extension of the arms embargo on Iran, they publicly “chose to side with Ayatollahs.”

“We will never allow the Islamic Republic of Iran to have a nuclear weapon,” Pompeo remarked during his UNSC speech.


After admonishing France, Germany and the UK, he went on to applaud the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)nations – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia – stating they “deserve praise for showing courage and unity in warning about the danger from Iran.”

He then referenced the GCC’s August 9 statement to the UN, which called for an extension of the international arms embargo, set to expire on October 18.

“It is inappropriate to lift restrictions on the supply of weapons from and to Iran until Iran gives up its destabilizing activities in the region and stops supplying terrorist and sectarian organizations with weapons,” GCC Secretary-General Nayef Falah Mubarak al-Hajraf said, as reported by Reuters.

The three European nations have since issued a joint statement explaining that they, as still-active members of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) agreement, cannot support the US’ push for a “snapback” mechanism because it violates the agreement.
“France, Germany and the United Kingdom (‘the E3’) note that the US ceased to be a participant of the JCPoA following their withdrawal from the deal on May 8, 2018,” they wrote.

“We remain committed to the JCPoA despite the significant challenges caused by US withdrawal. We believe that we should address the current issue of systematic Iranian non-compliance with its JCPoA obligations through dialogue between JCPoA participants.”

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif issued a tweet earlier Thursday, labeling the US arms embargo extension attempt as “illegitimate and felonious.”

Russia and China have both expressed support for Iran, with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov even calling Washington’s push for sanctions “absurd.”

“We have repeatedly said that the US has already withdrawn from the JCPOA and therefore has no right to request the restoration of the UN sanctions regime against Iran,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian noted during a briefing.



Source: Sputnik
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed Washington’s European allies in a Thursday news conference from the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), claiming that while officials from Germany, France and the UK have privately expressed support for the extension of the arms embargo on Iran, they publicly “chose to side with Ayatollahs.”

“We will never allow the Islamic Republic of Iran to have a nuclear weapon,” Pompeo remarked during his UNSC speech.


After admonishing France, Germany and the UK, he went on to applaud the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)nations – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia – stating they “deserve praise for showing courage and unity in warning about the danger from Iran.”

He then referenced the GCC’s August 9 statement to the UN, which called for an extension of the international arms embargo, set to expire on October 18.

“It is inappropriate to lift restrictions on the supply of weapons from and to Iran until Iran gives up its destabilizing activities in the region and stops supplying terrorist and sectarian organizations with weapons,” GCC Secretary-General Nayef Falah Mubarak al-Hajraf said, as reported by Reuters.

The three European nations have since issued a joint statement explaining that they, as still-active members of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) agreement, cannot support the US’ push for a “snapback” mechanism because it violates the agreement.
“France, Germany and the United Kingdom (‘the E3’) note that the US ceased to be a participant of the JCPoA following their withdrawal from the deal on May 8, 2018,” they wrote.

“We remain committed to the JCPoA despite the significant challenges caused by US withdrawal. We believe that we should address the current issue of systematic Iranian non-compliance with its JCPoA obligations through dialogue between JCPoA participants.”

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif issued a tweet earlier Thursday, labeling the US arms embargo extension attempt as “illegitimate and felonious.”

Russia and China have both expressed support for Iran, with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov even calling Washington’s push for sanctions “absurd.”

“We have repeatedly said that the US has already withdrawn from the JCPOA and therefore has no right to request the restoration of the UN sanctions regime against Iran,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian noted during a briefing.



Source: Sputnik

US to impose UN sanctions 'snap back' on Iran: Trump

US to impose UN sanctions 'snap back' on Iran: Trump

 


Washington: (AFP) President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will activate a controversial mechanism aimed at reimposing UN sanctions on Iran, escalating a row with European allies that has huge repercussions for the Iranian nuclear deal.

Pompeo will travel to New York on Thursday to notify the United Nations Security Council that the US is triggering the so-called "snapback" procedure, which Britain, France and Germany say it doesn't have the right to do.

"It's a snapback, not uncommon," Trump told reporters, despite the contested measure having never been used before.

The move comes after the United States suffered a humiliating defeat at the Security Council last week when it failed to muster support for a resolution to extend a conventional arms embargo on Iran.

"Snapback" aims to restore all international sanctions against Iran that were lifted as part of the 2015 accord with Tehran that sought to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons.

But it also threatens to torpedo the historic Iran nuclear deal that the US, China, Russia, France, Britain and Germany signed with Tehran in 2015.

Trump withdrew the US from the agreement, known officially as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in 2018 and introduced American sanctions on Iran as part of a "maximum pressure" campaign against the Iranian regime.

Potential 'crisis'

Despite pulling out of the deal, America claims that, as a "participant" of the original agreement, it has the power to unilaterally reimpose UN sanctions on Iran.

A 2015 UN Security Council resolution ratifying the agreement negotiated by former president Barack Obama says participating states can unilaterally reinstall sanctions if Iran has failed to significantly comply with the accord.

The "snapback" procedure is supposed to lead to the re-establishment of sanctions after 30 days, without the possibility of Russia or China wielding their vetoes.

European countries on the Security Council contest the US' legal argument and fear that the return of sanctions will sink the nuclear deal, which they are battling to save.

"This will be (a) fully valid enforceable UN Security Council resolution. We have every expectation that it will be enforced just like every other UN Security Council resolution that is in place," Pompeo said.

Last week, only the Dominican Republic joined the United States in backing its call to extend a conventional arms embargo on Iran that expires on October 18.

The embargo expires under the terms of JCPOA. Although European countries had expressed concern about the 13-year embargo expiring, their main focus is on preserving the nuclear accord.

The vote highlighted how isolated the US is over Iran at the UN.

Experts say the snapback threatens to plunge the Security Council into crisis.

"Most of the council will reject the US argument that it retains the right to trigger snapback despite leaving the JCPOA. They will write off this process as a sham," UN expert Richard Gowan told AFP.

"The real winners in this process will be China and Russia, who will argue that they are defending the UN from US unilateralism, while the Europeans distance themselves from Washington," added Gowan, who works at the International Crisis Group think-tank.

Pompeo is scheduled to meet UN chief Antonio Guterres at the latter's residence in New York around 2:00 pm (1800 GMT) on Thursday when they will discuss Iran.

 


Washington: (AFP) President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will activate a controversial mechanism aimed at reimposing UN sanctions on Iran, escalating a row with European allies that has huge repercussions for the Iranian nuclear deal.

Pompeo will travel to New York on Thursday to notify the United Nations Security Council that the US is triggering the so-called "snapback" procedure, which Britain, France and Germany say it doesn't have the right to do.

"It's a snapback, not uncommon," Trump told reporters, despite the contested measure having never been used before.

The move comes after the United States suffered a humiliating defeat at the Security Council last week when it failed to muster support for a resolution to extend a conventional arms embargo on Iran.

"Snapback" aims to restore all international sanctions against Iran that were lifted as part of the 2015 accord with Tehran that sought to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons.

But it also threatens to torpedo the historic Iran nuclear deal that the US, China, Russia, France, Britain and Germany signed with Tehran in 2015.

Trump withdrew the US from the agreement, known officially as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in 2018 and introduced American sanctions on Iran as part of a "maximum pressure" campaign against the Iranian regime.

Potential 'crisis'

Despite pulling out of the deal, America claims that, as a "participant" of the original agreement, it has the power to unilaterally reimpose UN sanctions on Iran.

A 2015 UN Security Council resolution ratifying the agreement negotiated by former president Barack Obama says participating states can unilaterally reinstall sanctions if Iran has failed to significantly comply with the accord.

The "snapback" procedure is supposed to lead to the re-establishment of sanctions after 30 days, without the possibility of Russia or China wielding their vetoes.

European countries on the Security Council contest the US' legal argument and fear that the return of sanctions will sink the nuclear deal, which they are battling to save.

"This will be (a) fully valid enforceable UN Security Council resolution. We have every expectation that it will be enforced just like every other UN Security Council resolution that is in place," Pompeo said.

Last week, only the Dominican Republic joined the United States in backing its call to extend a conventional arms embargo on Iran that expires on October 18.

The embargo expires under the terms of JCPOA. Although European countries had expressed concern about the 13-year embargo expiring, their main focus is on preserving the nuclear accord.

The vote highlighted how isolated the US is over Iran at the UN.

Experts say the snapback threatens to plunge the Security Council into crisis.

"Most of the council will reject the US argument that it retains the right to trigger snapback despite leaving the JCPOA. They will write off this process as a sham," UN expert Richard Gowan told AFP.

"The real winners in this process will be China and Russia, who will argue that they are defending the UN from US unilateralism, while the Europeans distance themselves from Washington," added Gowan, who works at the International Crisis Group think-tank.

Pompeo is scheduled to meet UN chief Antonio Guterres at the latter's residence in New York around 2:00 pm (1800 GMT) on Thursday when they will discuss Iran.

Iran cries victory after UN rejects US bid to extend arms embargo, says United States failed in this conspiracy with humiliation

Iran cries victory after UN rejects US bid to extend arms embargo, says United States failed in this conspiracy with humiliation

Iranian Hassan Rouhani
(AFP) Iran on Saturday hailed a UN Security Council vote rejecting a US bid to extend an arms embargo on the Islamic republic, saying its foe has "never been so isolated". President Hassan Rouhani said the United States had failed to kill off what he called the "half alive" 2015 deal with major powers that gave Iran relief from sanctions in exchange for curbs on its nuclear programme.

"The United States failed in this conspiracy with humiliation," Rouhani told a televised news conference. "In my opinion, this day will go down in the history of our Iran and in the history of fighting global arrogance."

Only two of the Council's 15 members voted in favour of the US resolution seeking to extend the embargo, highlighting the division between Washington and its European allies since President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear accord in May 2018.

Washington's European allies all abstained, and Iran mocked the Trump administration for only winning the support of one other country, the Dominican Republic.

"In the 75 years of United Nations history, America has never been so isolated," said foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi.

"Despite all the trips, pressure and the hawking, the United States could only mobilise a small country (to vote) with them," he tweeted. The result increases the likelihood that the US will try to unilaterally force a return of UN sanctions, which experts say threatens to plunge the Council into one of its worst-ever diplomatic crises.


- 'Inexcusable' -


"The Security Council's failure to act decisively in defence of international peace and security is inexcusable," said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The embargo on conventional arms is due to expire on October 18 under the terms of a resolution that blessed the Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Since Trump pulled out of the JCPOA and slapped unilateral sanctions on Iran under a campaign of "maximum pressure", Tehran has since taken small but escalating steps away from compliance with the nuclear accord as it presses for sanctions relief.

European allies of the United States -- who, along with Russia and China, signed the deal with Iran -- have voiced support for extending the 13-year-long conventional arms embargo, saying an expiry threatens stability in the Middle East.

However, their priority is to preserve the JCPOA.

The US text, seen by AFP, effectively called for an indefinite extension of the embargo on Iran, which diplomats said would threaten the nuclear agreement.

Iran says it has the right to self-defence and that a continuation of the ban would mean an end to the nuclear deal.

Pompeo announced that members had failed to back the proposal around 30 minutes before Indonesia, the current president of the Security Council, announced that the official results included two votes against and 11 abstentions.

Russia and China opposed the resolution.

"The result shows again that unilateralism enjoys no support, and bullying will fail," China's UN mission tweeted.


- 'Snapback' -


Ambassador Gunter Sautter of Germany, which abstained, said "more consultations are needed" to find a solution that is acceptable to all council members.

During a call between Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron, the leaders "discussed the urgent need for UN action to extend the arms embargo on Iran".

Hours earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin called on China, France, Russia, Britain, the US, Germany and Iran to convene an emergency video summit to avoid an escalation of tensions in the Gulf.

Washington has threatened to try to force a return of UN sanctions if it is not extended by using a controversial technique called "snapback".

Pompeo has offered the contested argument that the US remains a "participant" in the nuclear accord as it was listed in the 2015 resolution -- and therefore can force a return to sanctions if it sees Iran as being in violation of its terms.

European allies have been sceptical on whether Washington can force sanctions and warn that the attempt may delegitimise the Security Council.

Nevertheless, the US is expected to deliver the snapback letter next week, AFP understands.

Analysts suspect that Washington purposefully put forward a hardline draft that it knew Council members would not be able to accept.

"The fact is that everybody at the UN believes this (resolution) is just a prelude to a US effort to trigger snapback and sink the Iranian nuclear deal," Richard Gowan, a UN expert at the International Crisis Group, told AFP.

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Iranian Hassan Rouhani
(AFP) Iran on Saturday hailed a UN Security Council vote rejecting a US bid to extend an arms embargo on the Islamic republic, saying its foe has "never been so isolated". President Hassan Rouhani said the United States had failed to kill off what he called the "half alive" 2015 deal with major powers that gave Iran relief from sanctions in exchange for curbs on its nuclear programme.

"The United States failed in this conspiracy with humiliation," Rouhani told a televised news conference. "In my opinion, this day will go down in the history of our Iran and in the history of fighting global arrogance."

Only two of the Council's 15 members voted in favour of the US resolution seeking to extend the embargo, highlighting the division between Washington and its European allies since President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear accord in May 2018.

Washington's European allies all abstained, and Iran mocked the Trump administration for only winning the support of one other country, the Dominican Republic.

"In the 75 years of United Nations history, America has never been so isolated," said foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi.

"Despite all the trips, pressure and the hawking, the United States could only mobilise a small country (to vote) with them," he tweeted. The result increases the likelihood that the US will try to unilaterally force a return of UN sanctions, which experts say threatens to plunge the Council into one of its worst-ever diplomatic crises.


- 'Inexcusable' -


"The Security Council's failure to act decisively in defence of international peace and security is inexcusable," said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The embargo on conventional arms is due to expire on October 18 under the terms of a resolution that blessed the Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Since Trump pulled out of the JCPOA and slapped unilateral sanctions on Iran under a campaign of "maximum pressure", Tehran has since taken small but escalating steps away from compliance with the nuclear accord as it presses for sanctions relief.

European allies of the United States -- who, along with Russia and China, signed the deal with Iran -- have voiced support for extending the 13-year-long conventional arms embargo, saying an expiry threatens stability in the Middle East.

However, their priority is to preserve the JCPOA.

The US text, seen by AFP, effectively called for an indefinite extension of the embargo on Iran, which diplomats said would threaten the nuclear agreement.

Iran says it has the right to self-defence and that a continuation of the ban would mean an end to the nuclear deal.

Pompeo announced that members had failed to back the proposal around 30 minutes before Indonesia, the current president of the Security Council, announced that the official results included two votes against and 11 abstentions.

Russia and China opposed the resolution.

"The result shows again that unilateralism enjoys no support, and bullying will fail," China's UN mission tweeted.


- 'Snapback' -


Ambassador Gunter Sautter of Germany, which abstained, said "more consultations are needed" to find a solution that is acceptable to all council members.

During a call between Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron, the leaders "discussed the urgent need for UN action to extend the arms embargo on Iran".

Hours earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin called on China, France, Russia, Britain, the US, Germany and Iran to convene an emergency video summit to avoid an escalation of tensions in the Gulf.

Washington has threatened to try to force a return of UN sanctions if it is not extended by using a controversial technique called "snapback".

Pompeo has offered the contested argument that the US remains a "participant" in the nuclear accord as it was listed in the 2015 resolution -- and therefore can force a return to sanctions if it sees Iran as being in violation of its terms.

European allies have been sceptical on whether Washington can force sanctions and warn that the attempt may delegitimise the Security Council.

Nevertheless, the US is expected to deliver the snapback letter next week, AFP understands.

Analysts suspect that Washington purposefully put forward a hardline draft that it knew Council members would not be able to accept.

"The fact is that everybody at the UN believes this (resolution) is just a prelude to a US effort to trigger snapback and sink the Iranian nuclear deal," Richard Gowan, a UN expert at the International Crisis Group, told AFP.

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Russia calls on US to stop occupying Syria, Israel to end attacks

Russia calls on US to stop occupying Syria, Israel to end attacks

Moscow has called on Washington to stop occupying Syria territory and Israel to end attacks in the Arab Nation.
Vasily Nebenzia who is the Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations made the call on the United States to end the occupation of Syria and return oil fields to the government.

He also called on Israel to stop airstrikes on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic.

Nebenzia said these during the UN Security Council session drawing the attention of members of the United Nations and the Security Council to reports of the Western press about a widespread environmental catastrophe that threatens northeastern Syria and Iraq because of the barbaric methods of extracting oil in the fields that the United States claims to defend.” .

“We repeat our call to the United States of America to immediately end its occupation of Syria and return its national resources to a government that is able to protect the environment.”

According to the Russian diploma, Syria is losing about $40 million in revenue every month.

“We reiterate our call to Israel to stop airstrikes on Syrian lands, and to end the foreign occupation of Syria, as well as attempts to dismantle Syria into parts.”

Nebenzia stressed the need to solve the internal problems of Syria through a comprehensive and wide dialogue.

About 90 percent of Syrian oil production is concentrated on the eastern bank of the Euphrates, which was previously the main source of terrorist income for the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh).
Moscow has called on Washington to stop occupying Syria territory and Israel to end attacks in the Arab Nation.
Vasily Nebenzia who is the Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations made the call on the United States to end the occupation of Syria and return oil fields to the government.

He also called on Israel to stop airstrikes on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic.

Nebenzia said these during the UN Security Council session drawing the attention of members of the United Nations and the Security Council to reports of the Western press about a widespread environmental catastrophe that threatens northeastern Syria and Iraq because of the barbaric methods of extracting oil in the fields that the United States claims to defend.” .

“We repeat our call to the United States of America to immediately end its occupation of Syria and return its national resources to a government that is able to protect the environment.”

According to the Russian diploma, Syria is losing about $40 million in revenue every month.

“We reiterate our call to Israel to stop airstrikes on Syrian lands, and to end the foreign occupation of Syria, as well as attempts to dismantle Syria into parts.”

Nebenzia stressed the need to solve the internal problems of Syria through a comprehensive and wide dialogue.

About 90 percent of Syrian oil production is concentrated on the eastern bank of the Euphrates, which was previously the main source of terrorist income for the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh).

American Pompeo, Russian Lavrov discuss P5 Summit to commemorate 75th anniversary of the UN

American Pompeo, Russian Lavrov discuss P5 Summit to commemorate 75th anniversary of the UN




The United States of America said Monday that it spoke with Russia about convening a summit of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, an initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In a telephone call, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov "discussed convening P5 leaders in the near future to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations," the State Department said.

Today, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and I discussed convening a summit of the P5 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the @UN, which we celebrate this year.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) July 13, 2020

The summit would include President Xi Jinping of China, with which the United States has deteriorating relations, as well as French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The statement did not say when and where such a five-way summit may take place.


Trump has separately voiced openness to inviting Putin to the Washington area for an expanded summit of the Group of Seven industrial democracies.

Under Putin, Moscow's role in the World War II victory against Nazi Germany in 1945 has increasingly dominated historical discussion, and he has complained that the West has diminished the Soviet contribution.

He renewed the call for the summit, saying the COVID-19 pandemic would be discussed, in an opinion piece he wrote last month for the US magazine The National Interest.

Some analysts see Putin's piece as part of his efforts to shore up support ahead of a July 1 referendum in which Russians gave him the right to stay in power until 2036.

The State Department had said it was troubled over the conduct of the vote, but the statement on Pompeo's call with Lavrov did not mention the referendum.

It said, however, that the two discussed Afghanistan and that Pompeo raised election security.

Washington has been in uproar over reports that Russian intelligence paid bounties for Taliban-linked fighters to kill US forces in Afghanistan.

US intelligence found that Russia intervened in the 2016 elections to support Trump, who has bristled at the charges and called for better ties with Putin.



The United States of America said Monday that it spoke with Russia about convening a summit of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, an initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In a telephone call, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov "discussed convening P5 leaders in the near future to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations," the State Department said.

Today, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and I discussed convening a summit of the P5 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the @UN, which we celebrate this year.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) July 13, 2020

The summit would include President Xi Jinping of China, with which the United States has deteriorating relations, as well as French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The statement did not say when and where such a five-way summit may take place.


Trump has separately voiced openness to inviting Putin to the Washington area for an expanded summit of the Group of Seven industrial democracies.

Under Putin, Moscow's role in the World War II victory against Nazi Germany in 1945 has increasingly dominated historical discussion, and he has complained that the West has diminished the Soviet contribution.

He renewed the call for the summit, saying the COVID-19 pandemic would be discussed, in an opinion piece he wrote last month for the US magazine The National Interest.

Some analysts see Putin's piece as part of his efforts to shore up support ahead of a July 1 referendum in which Russians gave him the right to stay in power until 2036.

The State Department had said it was troubled over the conduct of the vote, but the statement on Pompeo's call with Lavrov did not mention the referendum.

It said, however, that the two discussed Afghanistan and that Pompeo raised election security.

Washington has been in uproar over reports that Russian intelligence paid bounties for Taliban-linked fighters to kill US forces in Afghanistan.

US intelligence found that Russia intervened in the 2016 elections to support Trump, who has bristled at the charges and called for better ties with Putin.

JCPOA: Hassan Rouhani says US was ‘politically defeated by Iran in a UNSC meeting

JCPOA: Hassan Rouhani says US was ‘politically defeated by Iran in a UNSC meeting

Hassan Rouhani
The Persian President Hassan Rouhani said the United States was defeated in the UN Security Council on Tuesday when participants expressed support for the nuclear deal.

Iranian Rouhani affirmed that the US, despite its economic pressure against Tehran, was “politically defeated by Iran,” according to the Iranian channel Al- Alam. The Iranian President indicated that his country is ready to cooperate with the 4 + 1 group if it abides by its pledges within the framework of the nuclear agreement.

Rouhani pointed out that his country would respond firmly if the United States tried to attack the nuclear agreement politically.

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) also known commonly as the Iran nuclear deal or Iran deal, is an agreement on the Iranian nuclear program reached in Vienna on July 14, 2015, between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council—China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States—plus Germany).

On 8 May 2018, Trump announced United States withdrawal from JCPOA.  Following the U.S.'s withdrawal, the EU enacted an updated blocking statute on 7 August 2018 to nullify US sanctions on countries trading with Iran

In November 2018 U.S. sanctions came back into effect intended to force Iran to dramatically alter its policies, including its support for militant groups in the region and its development of ballistic missiles. 

In the aftermath of the Baghdad Airport Airstrike  and assassination of the top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, Iran declared that it would no longer abide by the limitations of the deal but would continue to coordinate with the IAEA, leaving open the possibility of resuming compliance.

The U.S. is currently focused on reimposing the arms embargo against Iran, which the Islamic Republic has already said they will fight at the United Nations.

Hassan Rouhani
The Persian President Hassan Rouhani said the United States was defeated in the UN Security Council on Tuesday when participants expressed support for the nuclear deal.

Iranian Rouhani affirmed that the US, despite its economic pressure against Tehran, was “politically defeated by Iran,” according to the Iranian channel Al- Alam. The Iranian President indicated that his country is ready to cooperate with the 4 + 1 group if it abides by its pledges within the framework of the nuclear agreement.

Rouhani pointed out that his country would respond firmly if the United States tried to attack the nuclear agreement politically.

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) also known commonly as the Iran nuclear deal or Iran deal, is an agreement on the Iranian nuclear program reached in Vienna on July 14, 2015, between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council—China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States—plus Germany).

On 8 May 2018, Trump announced United States withdrawal from JCPOA.  Following the U.S.'s withdrawal, the EU enacted an updated blocking statute on 7 August 2018 to nullify US sanctions on countries trading with Iran

In November 2018 U.S. sanctions came back into effect intended to force Iran to dramatically alter its policies, including its support for militant groups in the region and its development of ballistic missiles. 

In the aftermath of the Baghdad Airport Airstrike  and assassination of the top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, Iran declared that it would no longer abide by the limitations of the deal but would continue to coordinate with the IAEA, leaving open the possibility of resuming compliance.

The U.S. is currently focused on reimposing the arms embargo against Iran, which the Islamic Republic has already said they will fight at the United Nations.

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