The terms of delivery of the first Boeings within the framework of the contract signed by the national Azerbaijani airline 'Azerbaijan hava yollary' (AZAL) remain unchanged, said a source in the company. 'AZAL will deliver a Boeing 767-300 ER in late spring or early summer this year and another one in spring 2011. Also, according to the contract, the company will get two more 'Boeing-737-900 ER' aircraft in 2010 and another two will arrive in the country in 2011, reports Trend.
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The first round of talks of six powers on Iran in New York about the project of a possible resolution on the questions of additional sanctions against Teheran has not brought accordance to this group of the countries exactly as it had been expected. The only obvious result has been the agreement to continue talks. This was communicated by the diplomats of the six countries (Russia, USA, China, Uk, France and Germany) after the six hours meeting in the permanent mission of Great Britain in the UN.
A Georgian opposition conference has been ignored by those who did not want to sit at the same table as former premier Zurab Nogaideli, who is accused of “capitulation before Russia.”
To promote the idea of the Customs Union, it is necessary show how the consolidation of the potentials of the three states can benefit average citizens.
Presidents Dmitri Medvedev and Barack Obama have signed a strategic arms reduction treaty during a meeting in Prague. In comparison withthe Moscow Treaty of 2002, the sides agreed to a reduction of a third of total of nuclear weapons (as opposed to the former agreement, whichwas a fixed amount of 1700-2200 for each side). Moreover, Russia and US will reduce the upper limit of strategic delivery weapons.
US and Russian senators will hold a meeting to review and ratify thestrategic arms reduction treaty, announced the head of the FederationCouncil's international committee, Mikhail Margelov. "We are planning to hold a meeting of the working committee of the USSenate and the Russian Federation in Washington on April 20, rightafter the nuclear safety summit. On April 21 there will be a jointmeeting of the foreign affairs committees of the US Senate and RussianFederal Counci", said Margelov, reports RIA Novosti.
US airbase flights suspended in Kyrgyzstan Flights from a US airbase in Kyrgyzstan, located 30 km. from thecapital, Bishkek, remain suspended due to political unrest inKyrgyzstan, reports AFP. The airbase provided the delivery of fuel and goods for the NATO armedforces in Afghanistan. As earlier reported by VK, the US has not recognized the interimKyrgyz government, and considers Kurmanbek Bakiev to be Kyrgyzpresident.
US President Barack Obama praised reforms in Georgia during a telephone conversation with his Georgian counterpart Mikheil Saakashvili, reports Georgia Online. "The phone conversation was held in a friendly and cordial atmosphere. President Obama noted that Washington would do everything for Georgia to become a successful country", presidential press secretary Manana Mandjeladze said. Obama also assured Saakashvili that Georgia had the support of both the US and the international community and that no one would be allowed to isolate it.
The Foreign Minister of Iran, Manouchehr Mottaki, claimed that imposing new sanctions on Iran is a failed policy of the U.S. and its allies, reports Interfax, citing the Iranian press. "Imposing new sanctions on Iran is to step again into a tunnel the US has entered before and failed," Mottaki said. Mottaki described Obama's nuclear doctrine, which provides for a reduction of nuclear weapons in the U.S. defense strategy, as propaganda. In his opinion, "Israel is the main obstacle to nuclear disarmament in Middle East."
The long awaited revised nuclear doctrine is announced in the USA.
The new SNF agreement does not provide for continuous supervision overproduction of Russian missiles in Votkinsk. This was announced by theKremlin press office, reports ITAR-TASS. "According to the agreement the siting of strategic offensive armsoutwith national territories is prohibited. This, however, does noteffect the rights of the sides with regard to transit of submarines,flights, entry of submarines to ports of a third state, as well asprocedures of interstate cooperation with third countries", pointedout the press service.
After the collapse of the Soviet system, Adler was no longer thecentral airport of southern Russia.
The events of 1956 gave impetus to the development of feelings, whichstarted the national movement in Georgia.
Six countries, including Georgia, will receive financial aid from the USA for their participation in the Afghan mission. $50 million will be given to Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia, Croatia, Estonia and Hungary. The money is earmarked for maintenance of divisions in the territory of Afghanistan. Altogether, these six countries have sent 1300 troops to Afghanistan. The purpose of the financial aid is to provide an incentive to the servicemen participating in the mission.
The USA will further tighten control over passengers on all international flights from outside America's borders. "The head of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, announced today that the transport safety division will introduce new improved measures for all airlines providing international flights to the US. These measures are being taken to strengthen passenger security, in addition to the measures taken after the attempted terrorist act of 25th December 2009", reports RIA-Novosti, citing information from the department.
Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown favor the imposition of tougher sanctions against Iran in connection with its nuclear program.After talks in London, both leaders said they completely support sanctions and would continue talks with their allies.French President Nicolas Sarkozy also expressed Paris’s desire to see new sanctions against Iran during talks with US President Barack Obama in Washington earlier this week.Obama earlier said he hoped to see tougher sanctions in place “within weeks.”
The U.S. President Barack Obama during the conversation with has Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao emphasized necessity of press Iran for meeting its international engagements together. He also hailed Hu Jintao’s decision to come to Washington for the forthcoming nuclear security summit.
China agreed to start discussion on sanctions against Iran in the UN, reports ITAR-TASS. "China greed to start serious negotiations," Susan Elizabeth Rice said . She also noted that the negotiations hadn’t started yet, but are to start in the nearest future. According to Susan Rice, the USA have already got certain proposals concerning elements of the future sanction resolution .
The first republican centre for neurovascular surgery has opened in Armenia Serz Sargsyan attended a the opening ceremony the Yerevan State Medical University, reports Armenia Today.There were allocated $4,5 million for this centre . It has been fit out with modern medical equipment, the staff was trained in the USA. The Yerevan State Medical University Diagnostic Center is to receive its first patients April 1.The Centre will start functioning in full from May 1.
US President Barack Obama hopes that fresh sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program will be introduced in the next few weeks.Obama was speaking at a joint news conference with his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy, reports ITAR-TASS."My hope is that we are going to get this done this spring," Obama said, adding that he wanted to see the new sanctions in place "withinweeks.""The time has come to take decisions. Iran cannot continue its mad race," Sarkozy said.
Georgia is to seek international recognition of the "illegal" aviation cooperation between Russia and Abkhazia, reports Interfax."The Georgian Foreign Ministry will take all legal measures to halt the illegal actions of Russia in regards to cooperation with Abkhazia in the sphere of air transport,” the head of the Foreign Ministry’s international relations department said in parliament.
Turkey has returned its ambassador to Sweden, after recalling him for consultations on March 11th. ITAR-TASS reports that the head of the Turkish diplomatic mission to Sweden stated before his flight to Stockholm that his recall had been a serious protest by Ankara againstthe actions of the Swedish lawmakers.
Representatives of the Minsk group of the OSCE on the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, speaking of the results of meetings with the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia, noted with satisfaction the commitment of the sides …
Speech of the VC editor-in-chief at the Memory of Common Victory conference in Astana
The Federal and City authorities stated that the bombs which exploded on the Moscow metro during the Monday morning rush hour were set off by two female suicide bombers. The first bomb went off in the second carriage of the train at Lubyanka station at 07:56 hours, and 45 minutes later a bomb ripped through the third carriage of a train at Park Kultury station. It was confirmed that the total number killed in the blasts and the ensuing events was 37, with 65 reported hospitalised.
USA announced their intention to deploy a military contingent in Georgia. Spokesmen of the Pentagon said it today in the course of their official to the U.S.Congress, RBC reports. There measures are necessary for “ensuring stability” during the joint preparations with Washington to hostilities in Afghanistan.
Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev arranded for signing a new START treaty on April 8 in Prague, according to the White House communication, received by RIA Novosti."During the phone conversation Obama and Medvedev arranged to Prague(the Czech Republic), on April 8 in order to sign the treaty between Russia and the USA concerning the measures aimed at strategic arms reduction”- the White House reports.
It remains unclear who may and should be considered a compatriot
Georgian and American scholars press for the recognition of genocide of Adygs