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  • Putin, Rouhani and Erdogan demand US withdrawal from Syria

    The presidents of Russia, Iran and Turkey have said in a joint statement that a full US withdrawal from Syria will facilitate stability and security in the country.

    Vladimir Putin, Recep Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani met in Sochi on 14 February to discuss the situation in Syria as a whole, as well as the situation in the Idlib province specifically, which remains the final stronghold for terrorists in the country.

    In a press conference at the end of the meeting, Putin observed that “there are …

  • Russia believes US is planning to invade Venezuela

    Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said in a press conference that the US is working on scenarios to invade Venezuela, thereby violating the UN Charter.

    “Signals keep coming from Washington on the possibility of using a forceful scenario in order to overthrow the legitimate government, even through a military invasion,” she said, claiming that the White House has been speaking about this openly.

    Zakharova emphasized that such statements contravene article 2(4) of the UN …

  • Russia claims it started equipping warships with blinding and hallucination-inducing systems

    The Russian state-owned company Ruselectronics has equipped Russian naval ships with optical systems that can blind enemies and even cause hallucinations, a source in the company told RIA Novosti.

    The new “Filin” stations, developed by one of the company’s factories, have been installed on the frigates Admiral Gorshkov and Admiral Kasatanov. Each ship has been equipped with two such systems. There are also plans to mount the stations on two project 22350 frigates.

    The stations are designed to …

  • Kyiv: Russia deployed Iskander missile systems near the border with Ukraine

    The Ukrainian Defense Ministry confirmed that Russia deployed 12 Iskander missile systems 250 km from the Ukrainian border,  UNIAN reports, citing  the Ministry’s response to an inquiry about US media reports about the deployment of the missile systems in close proximity to the Ukrainian border.

    “According to public information of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Defense Ministry, we would like to report the following: in the area of Krasnodar (250 km to the border with Ukraine) a …

  • China calls on Russia to resolve its missile conflict with the USA through dialogue

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared Russia's withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty or INF. The United States has already begun its withdrawal from this treaty that was established in 1987.

    “The USA's withdrawal from the INF treaty will lead to serious negative consequences,” said spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, Geng Shuang, the Ministry's press service reports. Geng expressed Beijing’s regrets that on February …

  • Putin announces Russia’s withdrawal from intermediate-range nuclear missile treaty

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that Russia will also pull out from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, the TASS news agency reports.

    “We will act in the following way. Our response will be a mirror [response]. Our American partners announced that they are stopping their participation in the treaty, we will also stop. They announced that they are engaging in scientific research and development operations, we will do the same thing,” Putin said during a meeting …

  • Russia accuses US of escalating risk of nuclear conflict

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that there will be a greater risk of nuclear conflict if the US begins to produce W76-2 warheads.

    “This topic was already included in last year’s review of Washington’s policy in the nuclear sphere. Then, already, we expressed serious concern about the fact that developing such low-capacity munitions lowers the threshold for the use of nuclear weapons, and, of course, increases the risk of a nuclear conflict. As we understand, this provision has been …

  • US Treasury Department lifts sanctions from three Deripaska companies

    On Sunday, the US Treasury Department announced that it was lifting the sanctions previously imposed on three companies associated with Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska: US Rusal PLC, En + Group PLC and JSC EuroSibEnergo.

    The decision was made despite the demands of Democrats in Congress to keep the restrictions imposed on these companies. Earlier, Republican legislators who hold the majority in the Senate blocked an attempt to keep the sanctions in effect.

    According to the administration, …

  • Tehran threatens Poland with diplomatic consequences for 'anti-Iranian conference'

    Iran is intensifying its diplomatic pressure on Poland in connection with an international conference in Warsaw on the future of the Near East and security policy in the region. On Sunday, January 13, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif called the conference a “circus” and an “expression of political confusion”.

    “This conference is a hostile initiative of the US, directed against Iran, and Tehran expects Poland to refuse to hold this event,” DPA cites Zarif as saying.

    Otherwise, Zarif …

  • Turkey wants to invite Russia and Iran to monitor withdrawal of US troops from Syria

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu spoke about the need to exercise joint control with Russia and Iran over the withdrawal of the US troops from Syria. 

    “The United States faces some difficulties withdrawing the US troops from Syria. We want to coordinate this process together with Russia and Iran, with whom we have been working in the framework of the Astana process,” the minister said as reported by NTV TV channel. The Foreign Minister spoke about the need for coordination to prevent …