Lima Group Does not Support Military Intervention in Venezuela- Brazil's Vice President

BOGOTA- The Lima Group countries do not support a military intervention in Venezuela, Brazilian Vice President Antonio Hamilton Mourao said on Monday, according to Itar Tass.

"No one [in the Lima Group] supports a military solution to the situation [in Venezuela]," Mourao said.

The Brazilian vice president noted that "it is necessary to look for other ways to deliver humanitarian aid to Venezuela."

Brazil has no intention of allowing the United States to use its territory for a military operation against the Venezuelan government, Mourao stressed.

Lavrov Questions Washington’s Push to Cobble Together Doubtful ‘Arab NATO’ Bloc

HO CHI MINH CITY- The United States is trying to impose the creation of the so-called Arab NATO, the Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA), despite serious doubts of its possible members, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday, according to Itar Tass.

The steps have been made to reshape geopolitical landscape in a way to obstruct the natural development of events and try to contain the formation of new growth centers, Lavrov told a conference dubbed International Cooperation in a Troubled World, organized by the Valdai International Discussion Club in partnership with the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam.

West Has Turned Middle East into Powder Keg with Arms Sales: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the West has turned the Middle East into a “powder keg” with its arms sales to the Arab countries of the region, stressing that the weapons supplies have not contributed to regional security, according to Press TV.

 “Over the past year alone, they [Western countries] sold 100 billion dollars’ worth of weapons to the [countries] of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Did the weapons bring anyone security, though?” Foreign Minister Zarif said in a foreign policy speech at the University of Tehran on Sunday.

Venezuela Denounces 2nd False Flag Operation at Colombia Border

A new episode in the false flag operation being waged against the Venezuelan government to justify a foreign intervention, happened on the Francisco de Paula Santander International Bridge that links Venezuela and Colombia, Telesur reported.

Two out of the four trucks with alleged "humanitarian aid" from USAID, which were trying to illegally enter Venezuela, were burned at the border between the two countries. The burning trucks were on the Colombian side of the Francisco de Paula Santander Bridge where Venezuelan opposition leaders have been leading protests.

According to witnesses, violent right-wing opposition members torched the trucks with Molotov cocktails and then tried to incriminate the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) and the Bolivarian National Police (PNB). teleSUR's Madelein Garcia, reported that the trucks were supposedly trying to enter Venezuela, but were then burned on the part of the bridge that belongs to Colombia.

US War against Daesh Was Cover to Undermine Syrian Government: Analyst

The US military intervention in Syria to fight the Daesh terrorist group was a cover for removing the Syrian government, an American analyst in Virginia says.

 “The way that the United States got involved in Syria was simply by sending troops to Syria ostensibly under the guise of fighting the Daesh, or ISIS as they’re called here,” said Keith Preston, chief editor of, according to Press TV.

 In reality the objective was to undermine the Syrian government, Preston said.

US Plans to Buy Weapons for Venezuelan Opposition in Eastern Europe: Zakharova

 MOSCOW-  The US is considering the possibility of buying weapons for the Venezuelan opposition in one of Eastern European countries, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday.

"We have information that companies from the US and its NATO allies are considering the possibility of buying a large batch of weapons in one of Eastern European countries in order to provide them to the Venezuelan opposition. The batch will reportedly include heavy machine guns, grenade launchers, portable missile launchers and ammunition for light weapons and artillery systems. So this is what they mean when they talk about delivering humanitarian aid," she said, Itar Tass reported.

Kremlin Analyzing Evolution of Washington’s Statements on US Troop Pullout from Syria

MOSCOW- Moscow is closely following and analyzing the evolution of Washington’s stance on the potential withdrawal of US troops from Syria and believes that the situation is unclear for the time being, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday, commenting on reports saying that the US may leave a peacekeeping force of 200 troops in Syria.

"We do not understand at the moment what it is all about," the Kremlin spokesman said.

According to Peskov, Washington first said something different, but later new statements could be heard. "Sometimes we hear different statements from different agencies [in Washington - TASS], so we are watching with great interest and attention the evolution of the United States’ stance on the issue and analyzing all these statements," Peskov stressed.

UK admits to resettling 100 “White Helmets” members

London – The UK has rehomed some 100 members of the “White Helmets” terrorist group and their families who were evacuated from Syria last July, the UK Home Office confirmed, cited by the BBC, SANA reported.

The Israeli entity revealed last July that it carried out a covert operation during the night in which it smuggled around 800 members of the “White Helmets” and their families from southern Syria and transported them into Jordan by land, where they would be later transported to the US, Canada, France and the UK.

The UK Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes said the Home Office had asked local councils to volunteer to “take in” White Helmet members and their families, and to provide funding for English teaching to help those resettled find work in the UK.