Robert Fisk: Western Politicians, Experts and Journalists Should Now Tell Real Narrative about Aleppo

 LONDON-Robert Fisk, the renowned British Writer and journalist, has stressed that after the Syrian army has retaken control of Aleppo eastern neighborhoods and as more facts are being revealed  with the exit of tens of thousands of civilians, who were trapped by the terrorists in the city, western politicians, experts, and journalists, who used to talk about the "besieged city" and the "Syrian rebels" supported by Washington, London and the head-chopping mates in the Gulf, are going to have to reboot their stories over the next few days and say the truth about the city.

Trump Might Lift Russia Sanctions

An important member of the incoming Donald Trump administration says the United States might not keep sanctions against Russia in place under the new president.

Republican Party Chairman ReincePriebus, who was named last month by Trump to be his White House chief of staff, made the remarks in an interview with MSNBC on Tuesday morning.

Iran, Russia Ink MOU on Gas Trade and Investment

National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) and Russian gas company Gazprom signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on gas trade and investment Tuesday in a ceremony by Iranian co-chairman of Joint Economic Commission and Russian energy minister.

Managing Director of NIGC Hamid Reza Araqi and deputy managing director of Gazprom Alexander Medvedev signed the deal in the presence of Mahmoud Vaezi and Alexander Novak.

A Russian 30-member delegation paid a visit to Iran last January and first meeting for cooperation of the two companies was convened.

Iran Has Protested to EU over Breach of JCPOA by US, Says Zarif

Foreign Minister Moahmmad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that Iran has sent two letters to EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini to protest the US breach of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, IRNA reported.

He made the remarks in a meeting with members of parliament to give response to six questions over US breach of the nuclear deal by the parliamentary Commission on National Security and Foreign Policy.

Churkin Retaliates to US Diplomat’s Accusations: You’re No Mother Teresa

Russia’s UN envoy, Vitaly Churkin, retaliated to US diplomat’s claims of alleged crimes against civilians in Aleppo by saying that she was in no position to act "as if she was Mother Teresa" because she represented a country with a poor human rights record, Itar Tass reported.

Speaking at a UN Security Council session on Tuesday night, US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power accused the Syrian government and its allies of "killing civilians in Aleppo."

 The Russian envoy, who delivered the news about the cessation of hostilities in Aleppo to the council, hit back, accusing Power of building her statement "as if she was Mother Teresa".

Aleppo Key to Rid Entire Syria of Terrorists: Ex-Italian FM

Former Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini has stressed that retaking Aleppo and getting eastern Aleppo under full control of the Syrian government would be one of the key points to go ahead with a political solution for the future of Syria.

In a statement to RT, Frattini said the liberation of Aleppo is very important for the "liberation" of the entire territory of Syria from terrorist groups.

He added that "retaking Aleppo and eastern Aleppo under full control of the Syrian government would be one of the key points to go ahead with the political solution for the future of Syria."

Frattini also said that the so-called "moderate opposition" groups have close connection to terrorist organizations. They used civilians as human shields and blocked even the evacuation of children and women from East Aleppo.

Terrorists Turned Aleppo’s Schools, Hospitals into Ammunition Depots or Missile-Making Workshops: Moscow

MOSCOW-Terrorists turned all of Aleppo’s schools and hospitals into ammunition depots or missile-making workshops, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said on Tuesday.

"The inspections carried out by Russian mine clearance specialists from the International Anti-Mine Center in the eastern outskirts of Aleppo did not reveal a single school or hospital, which had been functioning for the true purposes they were built under the terrorists. All of them were used as headquarters, Sharia courts, terrorist rallying points, ammunition depots and underground production centers for manufacturing homemade rockets," Konashenkov said, according to Itar tass.

New ISIS Offensive on Palmyra Proves Terrorists Should not Be Given Chance to Regroup – Russian MoD

Terrorists of the so-called "Islamic State"  used a break in the US-led coalition’s advance against them to launch offensive in Palmyra, while counting on the fact that Russia will not conduct airstrikes on residential areas, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The setback shows that terrorists should not be given the opportunity to regroup, according to RT.

"Seizing on the suspension of active military action near Al-Raqqah till spring by the US and international coalition, Islamic State devoted considerable forces to storm Palmyra,” the ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said on Monday.