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New York Times: The Pentagon covered up the true numbers of civilian casualties in its wars

The New York Times revealed that the military command in the US Department of Defense concealed data about the real numbers of civilian casualties, including children, who fell during the wars launched by Washington on Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan during the past years.

The newspaper’s whole article is available in the following link:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/12/18/us/airstrikes-pentagon-records-civilian-deaths.html

Russia, China to discuss bilateral relations

Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping held a video call on Wednesday to discuss bilateral relations and international affairs, a summit that comes amid heightened tensions between Moscow and the West over a Russian troop buildup near Ukraine's border, according to Business Standard.

In their opening remarks, Putin and Xi hailed relations between Russia and China, with the Russian leader declaring them a proper example of interstate cooperation in the 21st century.

A new model of cooperation has been formed between our countries, based among other things on such principles as not interfering in internal affairs (of each other), respect for each other's interests, determination to turn the shared border into a belt of eternal peace and good neighbourliness, Putin said.

Good talks can shape good agreement in Vienna, says Iran parliament speaker

Tehran, Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf while touching on Iran's ongoing talks with the Group 4+1 (Russia, China, France and Britain plus Germany) said that good negotiations can lead to a good agreement, IRNA reported.

"It is important that within the framework of JCPOA Iran will gain economic benefits, too, so let us all hand in hand work for termination of sanctions," Qalibaf said while speaking for Iran's ambassadors in regional countries.

A single top secret American strike cell killed farmers, children and villagers in Syria

A single top secret American strike cell launched tens of thousands of bombs and missiles  causing the death of a lot of civilians in Syria, according to an article published by the New York Times. 
 
According to multiple current and former military and intelligence officials, the unit was called Talon Anvil, and it worked in three shifts around the clock between 2014 and 2019, pinpointing targets for the United States’ formidable air power to hit: convoys, car bombs, command centers and squads of enemy fighters. 

China says Australia, Britain, U.S. to 'pay price' for wrong acts

Australia, Britain and the United States will pay the price for their “mistaken acts”, after deciding not to send government delegations to February’s Winter Olympics in Beijing, China’s foreign ministry said on Thursday.

"The United States, Britain and Australia have used the Olympics platform for political manipulation, so they will have to pay the price for their mistaken acts," Wang Wenbin, a spokesperson at the Chinese foreign ministry told reporters today, according to Reuters.

More details on this issue are available in the following link:

https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/china-says-australia-britain-u.s.-to-pay-price-for-wrong-acts

 

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China's foreign ministry releases report on state of democracy in U.S.

BEIJING, Dec. 5 (ST) - China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday released a report on its website titled "The State of Democracy in the United States."

Based on facts and expert opinions, the report aims to expose the deficiencies and abuse of democracy in the United States as well as the harm of its exporting such democracy. It is hoped that the United States will improve its own system and practices of democracy and change its way of interacting with other countries, the report said.

Lavrov warns of US-led allies hatching confrontational schemes in Asia-Pacific region

Washington and its allies are introducing outright confrontational schemes in the Asia-Pacific region to contain other countries, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a meeting with participants in the ‘Dialogue in the Name of the Future’ annual scientific-educational program of the Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund on Tuesday.

"In the Asia-Pacific region where positive, constructive and unifying tendencies and trends towards consensus-building and compromise prevailed until recently, some countries are introducing outright confrontational schemes to deter other countries," Russia’s top diplomat stressed.