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  • Media: US plans to create new military bases in Iraq and Kuwait

    The U.S. armed forces are planning to establish new military bases on the territory of Iraq and Kuwait, reported the TV channel PressTV with reference to the Iraqi media.

    According to the TV channel, the Americans plan to create a military base in the Iraqi province of Al Anbar, which will allow them to control the road connecting Baghdad with Damascus, as well as the territories in the west of the country. It is noted that the military base will become the third in the province along with air …

  • Putin and Lavrov meet with Trump's advisor Bolton in Moscow

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, at a meeting with U.S. President's National Security advisor John Bolton, said that Russian-American relations are in very poor condition and that one of the main reasons for this is political disagreements in the USA. According to Putin, Moscow has always tried to avoid aggravation of relations. Prior to his meeting with Putin, Bolton held closed talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

    "I regret to state that the Russian-American relations are not …

  • Media names date when Putin and Trump will meet in Vienna

    The Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung, citing a source, has named the date that the leaders of Russia and the USA will meet in Vienna. According to the newspaper, the summit will take place on July 15, and preparations have already begun.

    Kronen Zeitung reported that for the past few days, diplomats from Washington and Moscow have been arriving in the Viennese capital. They are working out the details of the upcoming meeting. To ensure the safety of the leaders while they are in Vienna, …

  • Despite US warnings Russian warplanes strike Daraa de-escalation zone in Syria

    Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that Russian warplanes carried out airstrikes in southern Syria, violating one of the so-called "de-escalation zones".

    “For the first time since the ceasefire in southern Syria was agreed last year, intense Russian air strikes hit cities in the eastern part of Daraa province," said the head of the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman.

    According to Reuters, the two monitoring centers controlling the movement of …

  • Iran threatens Europe with 'terrible future' if the nuclear deal is broken

    The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, warned the European countries of the "terrible future" if the nuclear agreement with Iran is abolished, Interfax news agency reports with reference to the Iranian TV channel Press-TV.

    "If the EU and other countries supporting a joint comprehensive action plan do not demonstrate a principled position and respond to U.S. policy in a timely fashion, they will face a terrible future and unprecedented security gaps in the region …

  • Washington warns Russia and Damascus of ‘serious repercussions’ if ceasefire in Daraa de-escalation zone continues to be violated

     “The U.S. remains troubled by reports of increasing Syrian regime operations in southwest Syria within boundaries of de-escalation zone negotiated between U.S., Jordan and Russia. U.S. continues to warn both Russia and the Assad regime of the serious repercussions of these violations,” wrote the US state department spokesperson, Heather Nauert, on Twitter.

    In a statement issued by the US State Department's press service, Washington warned Moscow and Damascus about "serious repercussions" if …

  • US Congress considers increasing assistance to Ukraine by $70 million

    The Appropriations Committee of the US House of Representatives has proposed to increase its estimated fund allocation in the 2019 US federal budget reserved for Department of State and Department of Defense programs to support Ukraine, reports the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States.

    The Appropriations Committee of the US House of Representatives has proposed allocating $250 million to help Ukraine in the field of security, including for lethal weapons of a defensive nature. This amount is …

  • Russia warns the US against using 'tough measures' against Syrian government forces

    The American military should not use "tough measures" against the Syrian Army. Russia will analyze the situation in the de-escalation zones in the south-west of the country and draw appropriate conclusions, RBC news agency reports, quoting the Deputy Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian Federation Council, Vladimir Jabarov.

    According to Jabarov, the use of "tough measures" against the Syrian military by the U.S. "is absolutely unacceptable".

    "Americans have resorted to …

  • US sends four military refueling aircraft to Ukraine

    The US Air Force dispatched four Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker tankers to the airport near Lviv to participate in the exercises, the US Air Force website in Europe and Africa reports.

    In addition to the aircraft, about 150 aircrew and ground support personnel arrived in Ukraine. "The KC-135 deployment to Ukraine is a part of the US strategy to defend European Allies, enhance security in Eastern Europe and increase the level of military understanding between Allies and partners," the statement …

  • Tehran: US preparing cyber-attacks on Iran's energy infrastructure

    The U.S. plans to carry out cyber-attacks on Iranian energy infrastructure, stated the head of the Head of Iran's Civil Defense Organization, Gholam Reza Jalal, as quoted by the news agency Mehr.

    According to the official, Iranian authorities came to this conclusion after analyzing public speeches of the US officials and publications in the American press. He noted that cyber-attack on the Iranian infrastructure became possible due to computerization of the country. He stressed that Iran's …