Friday, 19 July 2019
Jakarta
--:--
Tokyo
--:--
Hongkong
--:--
New York
--:--
Russian Ambassador in Caracas Rejects Monroe Doctrine Revival
Friday, 19 April 2019 19:37 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

As Venezuela's reliance on Russia grows amid the country's unfolding crisis, Vladimir Putin's point man in Caracas is pushing back on the U.S. revival of a doctrine used for generations to justify military interventions in the region.

In a rare interview, Russian Ambassador Vladimir Zaemskiy rejected an assertion this week by U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton that the 1823 Monroe Doctrine is "alive and well."

The policy, originally aimed at opposing any European meddling in the hemisphere, was used to justify U.S. military interventions in countries including Cuba, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and Grenada, but had been left for dead by recent U.S. administrations trying to turn the page on a dark past.

In an example of how the Cold Warlike rhetoric on all sides of Venezuela's crisis has quickly escalated, the ambassador compared hostile comments by Bolton, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Republican Sen. Marco Rubio to those of the al-Qaida leaders behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Source : VOA

RELATED NEWS
US Homeland Security Officer Defends Border Officer Action...
Friday, 19 July 2019 11:36 WIB

The US Homeland Security Officer (DHS) requested the protection of officers against approved migrants and their parents' unprotected children on the US-Mexico border, in a hearing on Thursday (18/7) a...

Brother of Manchester Bomber Extradited from Libya to Britain...
Thursday, 18 July 2019 23:36 WIB

The brother of the suicide bomber responsible for killing 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester has been extradited from Libya to Britain. Hashem Abedi, 22, was arrested after he landed...

Air Force 'Highly' Discourages People From Storming Area 51...
Thursday, 18 July 2019 17:12 WIB

The U.S. Air Force has a warning for the more than 1 million people who have signed up to "storm Area 51" in search of aliens as part of an internet joke that has gone viral. œAny attempt to illega...

Civil Rights Group Proposes Request To Block Trump's New Asylum Rules...
Thursday, 18 July 2019 11:18 WIB

Several civil rights groups on Wednesday (17/7) requested a motion to request temporary detention orders in an effort to block the asylum rules of Trump's new government, which came into force on Tues...

Hong Kong Elders March in Support of Young Demonstrators...
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 23:35 WIB

Thousands of Hong Kong senior citizens, including a popular actress, marched Wednesday in a show of support for youths at the forefront of monthlong protests against a contentious extradition bill in ...

LATEST NEWS
Hong Kong stocks close week on a high

Hong Kong shares ended the week on a strong note Friday, jumping more than one percent on hopes for a sharp interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve later this month. The Hang Seng Index added 1.07 percent, or 303.74 points to 28,765.40. The...

Gold eases after breaching $1,450/oz on rate-cut hopes, Iran tensions

Gold eased on Friday as investors locked in profits after the bullion surpassed $1,450 an ounce for the first time in more than six years on dovish signals on monetary policy from the U.S. Federal Reserve and fresh tensions in the Middle...

Dollar steadies after rise in bets on bigger Fed rate cut

The U.S. dollar recovered slightly in early Friday trading, having fallen heavily after dovish comments from a key policymaker bolstered expectations of an aggressive interest rate cut this month. At a central banking conference on Thursday, New...

POPULAR NEWS
Gold prices end lower; silver rallies to highest finish since February
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 02:11 WIB

Gold ended lower on Tuesday as a rise in U.S. retail sales contributed to a stronger U.S. dollar, pressuring prices for the precious metal. The...

Gold Prices Settle at a More Than 6-Year High
Thursday, 18 July 2019 01:05 WIB

Gold futures climbed Wednesday to settle at their highest since May 2013, finding support from weakness in the dollar and expectations that the...

Gold notches back-to-back gains to hit another 6-year peak
Friday, 19 July 2019 02:24 WIB

Gold futures fell on Thursday after the precious commodity notched a fresh six-year high Wednesday, prompted by a cocktail of lower debt yields, a...

Gold's uptrend 'remains intact' despite stronger dollar and record-setting stocks
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 19:02 WIB

Gold futures rose slightly Tuesday, extending a climb above a two-week peak for bullion as U.S. stocks traded near all-time highs on the...