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‘US president Donald Trump is not a truly independent political leader but merely a puppet of US corporations, military and intelligence, and who serves their interests, Syrian President Bashar Assad has told the Latin American TeleSUR TV network.

Trump pursues “no own policies” but only executes the decisions made by the “intelligence agencies, the Pentagon, the big arms manufacturers, oil companies, and financial institutions,” the Syrian leader said in an exclusive interview with TeleSUR.

“As we have seen in the past few weeks, he changed his rhetoric completely and subjected himself to the terms of the deep American state, or the deep American regime,” Assad added.’

Read more: Trump is puppet of US ‘deep state,’ has no ‘own’ foreign policy – Assad

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‘The Bulgarian newspaper “Trud” published a report on April 21, 2017 about an investigation into the supply of Bulgarian weapons to the terrorists in Syria, shipped through Saudi Arabia.

In early April, ship so called “Marianne Danica” arrived the biggest port of Saudi Arabia in Jeddah under the flag of Denmark, after it left the port of Burgas on March 28th, loaded with tons of weapons.

According to the newspaper, the ship was listed as transporting dangerous cargo – “Hazard A” (Major), which refers to the transport of explosives and weapons. After 8 hours dangerous cargo is unloaded at the port of Jeddah and the ship sails back to Bourgas. The weapons were not intended for Saudi Arabia, as Saudi army are only equipped almost exclusively with US and UK weaponry.’

Read more: Bulgarian Weapons Sent to Terrorists in Syria Through Saudi Arabia

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‘Russia has questioned the integrity of a French intelligence report, which blames the Syrian government for the Idlib chemical attack, emphasizing that no amount of national probes will ever make up for the absence of an impartial international investigation.

“It seems that these countries either do not trust the OPCW, or trying to influence its work in the direction they need,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday referring to the latest French report that echoed previous claims by British and Turkish experts.

On Wednesday, France ‘declassified’ a 5-page document accusing Syrian government forces of carrying out a sarin nerve gas attack on April 4 in northern Syria, which reportedly killed up 100 people and injured hundreds more.’

Read more: Moscow slams French report on Syria chemical attack as inferior substitute to stalled OPCW probe

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‘Theresa May refused three times to answer a question on whether the UK would engage in air strikes against the Assad regime in Syria without a parliamentary vote on the matter, as the Foreign Secretary had earlier indicated it would.

At a campaign event in Leeds, the Prime Minister was asked the same question three times, about whether the UK would, as Boris Johnson had, find it ‘hard to say no’ to any request from the United States to launch strikes against the Assad regime, and would not necessarily seek a parliamentary vote on the matter.

She said it was a “hypothetical question” and that “there are no plans” for such a strike to take place.’

Read more: Theresa May refuses to answer Syria airstrikes question three times

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‘The IDF has fired a Patriot missile that allegedly destroyed a Syrian drone over the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights hours after an ‘incident’ near Damascus International Airport, widely reported as an alleged Israeli strike on Hezbollah arms depot.

Confirming that the Patriot missile successfully intercepted the unmanned aerial vehicle over the Golan Heights, the IDF stressed that the UAV was under Israeli Air Force’s “full surveillance” during the brief time it was in “Israeli airspace.”

“The IDF will not allow any breach of Israel’s airspace and will act against any attempt of infiltration,” the army said in a statement, according to the Times of Israel and Haaretz reports.’

Read more: Israel shoots down Syrian drone over Golan hours after Damascus airport ‘incident’

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‘The Navy’s top officer in the Pacific has warned that the North Korea crisis is real – and the US must assume Kim Jong Un intends to launch nuclear attacks on America and its allies.

Admiral Harry B Harris Jr, Commander of US Pacific Command, said on Thursday that the crisis in the Korean Peninsula is the worst he’d since he began serving in 1978.

‘There is some doubt within the intelligence community whether Kim Jong Un has that capability today or whether he will soon, but I have to assume he has it, the capability is real, and that he’s moving towards it,’ Harris said, according to Fox News.’

Read more: ‘The North Korean crisis is the worst I’ve ever seen’: Pacific’s top Navy officer says America must assume Kim Jong Un WILL nuke America if given the chance

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‘Two leading U.S. news outlets reported on Wednesday on business ties totaling tens of millions of dollars between the family of Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, and the Steinmetz family, one of the richest families in Israel which made most of its fortune in the diamond industry in recent decades.

According to reports published in Bloomberg and in the New York Times, the ties between the two families include high-stake real estate deals in Manhattan worth more than $150 million. Bloomberg says at least 15 different buildings in downtown Manhattan are co-owned by Raz Steinmetz, nephew of diamond dealer Beny Steinmetz, and by Kushner family’s Kushner Companies. The two also invested together in a project bearing President Trump’s name in New Jersey, according to the report.

Steinmetz and Kushner worked on some of these joint ventures through a company called Gaia, which according to Bloomberg was listed on the Kushner Companies’ website as an investor in the past. A spokesperson for the Kushners said that indeed, the two sides have been longstanding business partners.’

Read more: Reports Uncover Jared Kushner’s Business Ties With One of Israel’s Richest Families

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