MESOP : NILUFER K. AS DELEGATE FROM KANDIL FOR TO CONTROL ALL OF THEM / THE LETTER PRESENTED FIRST TO TALABANI, WHO HARDLY IS IN A POSITION TO FOLLOW THE PROCES = BUT WHICH MEANS A BOWING FOR IRAN
Öcalan’s letter conveyed to Talabani
A delegation consisting of HDP Amed MP Sırrı Süreyya Önder, Amed MP Leyla Zana and KNK Co-president Nilüfer Koç, who went to Erbil yesterday has conveyed PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan’s letter to PUK leader Jalal Talabani.SULAYMANIYAH – ANF – 30 March 2015 – A delegation consisting of HDP Istanbul MP Sırrı Süreyya Önder, Amed MP Leyla Zana and KNK (Kurdistan National Congress) Co-president Nilüfer Koç, who went to Hewler yesterday, has conveyed PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan’s letter to PUK (Patriotic Union of Kurdistan) leader Jalal Talabani.
Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 12 Issue: 57 – March 27, 2015 – By: Stephen Blank – Jamestown Foundation – Recently, there has been an uptick in Russian efforts to defend the placement of nuclear-capable weapons, if not actual nuclear weapons, on Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, which Russia illegally annexed one year ago. Notably, TU-22M3 long-range bombers, which would be able to carry and deliver such weapons, have now been deployed to Crimea. And Russia has also been stepping up its defensive rhetoric regarding conventional weapons deployed to the peninsula (Interfax, March 18). Several factors help explain Moscow’s actions.
APO’S NEW MOTTO “FORGET ABOUT KANDIL – THINK ERBIL!” / Ocalan Praises the Role of Kurdistan PM in Peace Process
PKK jailed leader letter delivered to Erbil – Basnews – 30 March 2015 – ERBIL – The jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Abdullah Ocalan has praised Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani in a letter delivered by members of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP).
MESOP : FROM ADEN VIA TEHRAN TO ERBIL – Iraqi Kurdistan under serious threat after Saudi Arabia-led coalition attacks Yemen: MP
BASnEWS 30 March 2015 – BAGHDAD,— The Kurdish member of the Iraqi Parliament Adil Nouri has said that the attacks by Saudi Arabia-led coalition on Yemen have created another serious threat to Kurdistan, and the unity of Kurdish people and political parties is essential for the survival of Kurdistan. On Sunday Nouri, a member of the Kurdistan Islamic Union Party (KIU), announced, “After the Yemen Operation was launched by the Gulf countries, Pakistan and Turkey, Kurdistan must unite and face another phase of threats and conflicts.”
On March 24, the Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing entitled, “United States Middle East Policy.” Witnesses included Ray Takeyh, Ken Pollack, Colonel Derek Harvey, and Dafna Rand. Click here to watch the hearing. Read Senator John McCain’s (R-AZ) opening statement here.
On March 24, the House Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia held a hearing entitled, “Iran’s Noncompliance with Its International Atomic Energy Agency Obligations.” Witnesses included William Tobey, Rebeccah Heinrichs, and David Albright. Click here to watch the hearing.
- http://www.armed-services.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Takeyh_03-24-15.pdf 2) http://www.armed-services.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Rand_03-24-15.pdf 3) http://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/floor-statements?ID=88ddee62-5ae7-4151-a378-fdc28d09c3a3 4) http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/60313942 5) http://docs.house.gov/meetings/FA/FA13/20150324/103097/HHRG-114-FA13-Wstate-TobeyW-20150324.pdf – OR mesop.de
MESOP SPECIAL : New Chechen Faction Ajnad Kavkaz Fights Alongside JAN In Idlib / By Joanna Paraszczuk
30 March 2015 – A new Chechen faction calling itself Ajnad Kavkaz (AK) has emerged in Syria’s Idlib province where it has fought alongside Jabhat al-Nusra (JAN) and other Syrian Islamist battalions for control of that city. The Emir of AK is Abdul Hakim Shishani, who was formerly the Emir of a Latakia-based group, the Khalifat Battalion.
Mesop News Roundup: Monday, March 30 – Regime bombs Idlib after loss to rebels -Regime helicopters dropped four barrel bombs on a central point in Idlib city on Monday after the government lost the provincial capital over the weekend to a coalition of rebel brigades called the “Victory Army,” reported pro-opposition news agency SPC.
30 March 2015 – SPOILS OF WAR: Rebels are crediting a unified front for their victory over Syrian government forces in Idlib city as Jabhat a-Nusra begins to position itself as the ruling faction over the second provincial capital to fall into the rebel column. “We won because we were united,” Alaa Aboud, the alias of a citizen journalist in Idlib city, Syria Direct on Monday. “We treated officers who surrendered well.”
MESOP REPORT : SILENCE IN BERLIN ! – German government admits selling poison gas chemicals to Syria after Sunday Mail reveals Britain did the same
THE DAILY RECORD – 15 March 2015 – By Billy Briggs – THE Sunday Mail revealed that the British Government allowed companies to sell chemicals to Syria in 2013 and now the German government have admitted doing the same. THE German government admitted selling poison gas chemicals to Syrian despot Bashar al-Assad after the Sunday Mail revealed British sales, according to a new film.