Putin: Syria chemical attack was provocation against Assad

Anti-terrorism exercises of FSB special forces and Russian MVD
Sputnik Igor ZaremboRussia Austria to Cooperate in Fighting Transnational Crime Terror- Minister
Author

03 June, 2017

Putin's clarification comes at a time when the intelligence agencies in the USA believe that Russian Federation used disinformation, data thefts, leaks, and social media trolls in an effort to give an advantage to Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in 2016 Presidential elections.

"What fingerprints? Hoof prints?"

"Snowden is not a traitor, he did not betray the interests of his country, nor did he transfer any information to any other country that would damage his own people, " Putin said.

He said "someone sitting on their bed who weighs 400 pounds" could have been behind the hacks. "Trump's team was more efficient during the election campaign".

"It is harmful, it brings damage to global relations, the world economy, security issues, fighting terrorism as well", Putin said at a SPIEF plenary session. "This situation needs to be thoroughly assessed", TASS news agency quoted Putin as saying.

President Vladimir Putin has ridiculed the USA focus on the Russian ambassador's contacts with members of President Donald Trump's team, saying that the envoy was only doing his job. "That is it. If there is something specific, then it will be a subject of discussion", Putin said. "That's his job. That's why we pay him", Putin said, according to a translation. "Even IP addresses could easily be faked".

US employers add modest 138K jobs; rate dips to 4.3 percent
But economists at Moody's Analytics said the soft jobs number in May might omit summer hiring that occurred later in in the month. A poor labor participation rate was one of the major criticisms launched by Republicans against Barack Obama.


Lorde taking lucky cashier to Governors Ball
Talk about a good tip! Meanwhile, Lorde has also teased the release of a new song from her forthcoming album Melodrama . Emely Paula Medina originally posted a video of her serving Lorde , saying she was " shook " to be in her presence.


LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's playoff scoring record
The New York Giants beat the New York Yankees in two World Series before the Yankees got revenge in a third year in the 1920s. For all intents and purposes, this may be the most anticipated Finals matchup in National Basketball Association history.


USA president Barack Obama in December announced sanctions against Russia in the wake of the allegations of election meddling, which included the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats and the shuttering of two Russian offices in the U.S.

Allegations by US intelligence agencies that Putin became personally involved in a covert hacking campaign meant to harm Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and give an advantage to Republican nominee Donald Trump will be one of the main topics on the agenda.

The Russian leader, who is keen to try to fix battered U.S. -Russia ties, said he thought there was no point dwelling on Trump's decision since the U.S. leader may be of the view that the necessary financial and other resources needed to comply with the accord may not be sufficient. World leaders on six continents condemned the decision, as did several United States governors and mayors.

He underlined the importance of the Paris climate accord, but noted that it's a framework agreement offering a broad room for maneuver for each signatory nation.

Putin also said that Trump's promise to negotiate new conditions for the USA leaves hope for reaching a compromise before the Paris deal takes effect, adding that US participation is essential for the success of global efforts.


More news


  • China warns of 'global consensus' on tackling climate change

    China warns of 'global consensus' on tackling climate change

    California has also previously said it would help pick up the slack for any backdowns by the USA president on climate change . Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says fighting climate change is a "global consensus" and an "international responsibility".
    After Stabbing, Portland's Mayor Wants 2 Right-Wing Demonstrations Canceled

    After Stabbing, Portland's Mayor Wants 2 Right-Wing Demonstrations Canceled

    Since Trump's election, Portland has led all major metropolitan areas in reported hate crimes , Mayor Ted Wheeler's office said . Christian served prison time after holding up employees at a convenience store with a gun in 2002, court records show.
    Parched Cape Town imposes water restrictions due to drought

    Parched Cape Town imposes water restrictions due to drought

    Two reservoirs in the Western Cape region are already completely dry according to official statistics. Some people are anxious that the city might turn off the taps at some point, he said Tuesday.
  • Man with new tattoo dies after getting flesh eating bacteria while swimming

    Man with new tattoo dies after getting flesh eating bacteria while swimming

    The Metro report added that there may have been some other factors in the man's death and infection by flesh-eating bacteria. Shortly after swimming , he began to experience fever, chills and a rash close to the new tattoo , Yahoo7 reports.
    More People Support Impeaching President Trump, Poll Finds

    More People Support Impeaching President Trump, Poll Finds

    The second, more significant factor, is whether members of Congress would find it in their own interests to impeach the president. Democrats as a party must be willing to argue that Donald Trump is unfit to serve as President.

    Europa League victory lifted Manchester, says Ferguson

    Relief, because it means the club are back in the Champions League - and can keep attracting some of Europe's top names. He also aimed a barb at those managers he described as "poets" who do not win anything.
  • Walmart employees will now deliver online orders to customers' homes

    Walmart employees will now deliver online orders to customers' homes

    Expect Walmart to expand it rapidly, and other retailers to watch closely and follow suit. Workers can opt in to earn extra money by making deliveries using their own cars.
    Goldman under fire for buying Venezuela

    Goldman under fire for buying Venezuela "hunger bonds"

    Shares of the company dropped 2 percent to $218.42 at 4 p.m., the biggest decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Goldman wasn't the only firm to do a private deal recently that helped the government raise funds.

    Supreme Court agrees: GOP lawmakers used race to redraw voting districts

    In the coming months, the court is expected to weigh in on a case from Wisconsin involving partisan , not racial, gerrymandering. He agreed that the court correctly deferred to the lower court's "plausible" interpretation of the evidence.
  • Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team

    Will Ivanka and Kushner return to NY as a diversion, or will there be more shake-ups in the Trump administration? It is journalistic protocol to restrict the identification of sources when requested, and where necessary.
    North Korea problem 'will be solved'

    North Korea problem 'will be solved'

    The United States has for weeks been negotiating a new Security Council sanctions resolution with China. Trump's remarks came ahead of a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe .
    Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate

    Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate

    However, the United States has refused to recommit to the agreement, saying it will make a decision next week. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it was eight against one during the G7 summit in Taormina, Italy .