Peskov noted that the measures signal Obama’s “unpredictable” and “aggressive foreign policy.”
“Such steps of the US administration that has three weeks left to work are aimed at two things: to further harm Russian-American ties, which are at a low point as it is, as well as, obviously, deal a blow on the foreign policy plans of the incoming administration of the president-elect,” Peskov said.
. . . Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova (pictured below) censured the new US sanctions against her country, saying Obama has humiliated the American people by his latest move.
“Today America, the American people were humiliated by their own president. Not by international terrorists, not by enemy’s troops. This time Washington was slapped by own master, who has complicated the urgent tasks for the incoming team in the extreme,” Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page.
She vowed that “official statements, countermeasures and much more” would come from Moscow on Friday.
!!! Wake up Trump! Putting America First And Support For Israel Are Polar Opposite Ideas . . . I think he knows what he is doing, but does he have a choice? Let’s watch and see.
Mr. Trump, stop being played as a dumb ass by Jewish-Americans. Every American soldier, Marine, and U.S. civilian who has died or been wounded or maimed since Osama bin Laden declared war on the United States in 1996 has been the victim — in significant part — of the record of slavish and largely unquestioning U.S. support for Israel’s national security interests.
This kind of policy requires the utter abandonment of all the tenets inherent in the concept of America First. Together, your selection for ambassador to Israel — a supporter of West Bank settlements; that is, the brazen theft of Palestinian land — and your promise to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will do four disastrous things: they will kill and maim more U.S. military personnel; decrease U.S. national security; prolong America’s Islam war by decades; and irreparably rupture the trust of your political base’s faith in your promise of putting America first. Proceed in the direction you are setting and you will be from the first day of your presidency nothing more than one more post-1945 U.S. president who is a slave to Israel’s national security interests, and the hapless pawn of disloyal Jewish Americans, their organizations, and their journals.
WikiLeaks: Obama kicking out diplomats breaches intl law, Moscow should wait till Trump in office . . . and who, exactly, speaks for wiki now!
President Obama created two new national monuments and Republicans are furious
The two areas that are now protected are the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and the Gold Butte National Monument in Nevada. Both are owned by the federal Bureau of Land Management. [According to our Constitution, the Federal government has no right to ‘own’ this land. We have strayed so very far!]
In Nevada, the newly protected land is close to the site of the Bundy standoff, where armed militia clashed with federal authorities. Turning this land into a national monument shuts down any new leases for mining or oil and natural gas exploration.
Rising nationalism leaves international criminal court at risk Top lawyer warns withdrawal of countries and limiting of funding threaten future of tribunal … Six months after the international criminal court’s new Dutch palace of justice was formally opened on windswept sand dunes beside the North Sea, a tide of nationalist sentiment is threatening to undermine the project. Three African states have begun withdrawing from its jurisdiction, raising fears that a succession of others will follow suit. Russia has removed its signature from the founding statute, the Philippines and Kenya are openly contemplating departure and key member nations – including the UK – have limited its funding.
So the ICC Criminal Court may be on the way out and that surely a positive development. Here at The Daily Bell, we are not fans of growing worldwide justice. We would rather see justice move in the other direction and become more privatexed again.
The ICC is funded in part by George Soros, and there is a reason for that. Soros gets involved when events are headed in an international direction. The creation and elaboration of global law is near and dear to the hearts of globalists everywhere. . . .
Donald Trump has declared that things will be “different” on the international stage when he is in the Oval Office, promising among other things that he will mend relations with Russia, achieve peace in the Middle East, and get tough on Iran. But the complicated foreign policy world that the President-elect is inheriting may not bend itself to his will quite as easily as he appears to expect.
Beijing has called on Washington to reject the Taiwanese leader’s request to make a stopover in the United States in January and possibly meet the new administration.
China had already given warning to the United States against a change in Washington’s decades-long adherence to the “One China” policy and the official recognition of Taiwan as an independent state separate from the mainland.
The US, in 1979, cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan, accepting that there is only one China, and Taiwan is part of it.
Speculation abounds that former British Prime Minister David Cameron is in line to become the next secretary-general of NATO when former Norwegian PM Jens Stoltenberg steps down in 2018 or 2019.
While government sources have played down the reports, we here at RT think the former Tory leader is the right man for the job.