Contents tagged with US

  • Iran threatens to restore uranium enrichment

    Iran would to restore uranium enrichment if Europe supports US sanctions, stated the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in an interview for Der Spiegel.

    Zarif claims that the European Union did not respond appropriately to the US withdrawal from the nuclear agreement.

    “Europeans and other signatories must act to compensate for the consequences of US sanctions,” he said and stressed that first of all this concerns the banking system and oil business.

    In the event of a violation of …

  • Media: Germany plans to establish government agency for developing cyber weapons

    The German Federal government plans to establish a state agency for the development of cyber weapons at the initiative of the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of the Interior. This was reported by Deutsche Welle, citing German media.

    The Bundestag plans to approve the establishment of "the agency on innovations in cyber security" at its meeting on Wednesday, August 15. The new agency should provide the Bundeswehr and security services with the necessary means to protect against cyber- …

  • Kremlin: Russia does not recognize US sanctions against Iran

    In an interview with the newspaper Kommersant, Russian ambassador to Tehran Levan Jagarian said that Moscow does not recognize US sanctions against Iran.

    “We do not recognize one-sided US sanctions. From our point of view, they are illegal”, Jagarian said, answering the question whether Russia will continue to purchase Iranian oil after November.

    The ambassador said that Iran firmly adheres to its obligations under the nuclear agreement, which was confirmed by the IAEA. In his opinion, when …

  • 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 …