An advice for Saudi leaders
The leader of Iran’s Islamic revolution says Saudi Arabia does not have a chance of winning its war on Yemen, urging the kingdom to stop its aggression there. Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said, with the efforts of the Yemeni people and the courage of their leaders, a Saudi victory is impossible. He called on Saudi officials to find a way out of this war. Iran’s leader expressed support for negotiations and a lasting ceasefire in Yemen, and praised the patience of the people of that country. Yemen has been devastated by war waged by Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies in March 2015. According to the UN, more than 300,000 Yemenis have been killed through direct or indirect causes such as hunger.
End of unipolar world order'
The unipolar international order the US has built after the Cold War is breaking up. That’s according to the Russian president. Vladimir Putin believes, the end of such order is the most important strategic conclusion from Russia’s military operation in Ukraine. The Russian president made the comment at a meeting with his Belarusian counterpart on Tuesday. Putin said Russia will calmly continue its Ukraine operation until all goals are achieved. He called the situation in Ukraine a tragedy, but said Moscow had no other choice. Putin said Russia has to fight to prevent Ukraine from becoming a springboard for Moscow’s enemies. He also called the anti-Russia sanctions imposed by the west as an economic blitzkrieg that has failed.
More US arms for Ukraine
The United States is preparing to announce a new military aid package for Ukraine in its war with Russia, now in its 49th day. Reuters, citing American officials, says the package could be worth 750 million dollars and will be announced as early as this week. It includes new capabilities, such as unmanned surface vehicles and helicopters. The military aid is believed to be specifically aimed at helping Ukraine fight Russia in the eastern Donbas region. Ukraine and its western allies believe that Russia is preparing to take Donbas. The region includes the pro-Russian self-proclaimed republics of Luhansk and Donetsk. Last week, the White house said it has provided over 1.7 billion dollars in military aid to Ukraine since the beginning of the war.