Putin, Trump to have summit in Helsinki on July 16

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MOSCOW (AP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a summit in Helsinki on July 16, a long-expected encounter that comes amid spiraling tensions between Moscow and Washington. A terse synchronized statement issued by the … Read More

Russia: No Iranian forces on Israeli border

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Fearing clashes with Israel, Assad regime and Russia look to reduce Iranian presence near Israeli border. Iran’s allies are mulling limitations on Revolutionary Guard activity in Syrian territory, and may have already begun blocking Iranian access to military facilities in … Read More

China, Russia and Japan seek seats at the table with Kim Jong-un, Moon Jae-in and Donald Trump

Region’s stakeholders all have an interest in rejoining negotiations, while US and South Korea would prefer narrower remit. As the situation on the Korean peninsula shifts rapidly, regional stakeholders are working to ensure they will each have a seat at … Read More

Rouhani urges Trump to remain in nuclear deal or face ‘severe consequences’

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech in Tehran on February 11, 2018 STRINGER (IRANIAN PRESIDENCY/AFP/File) Trump threatened to pull US out of deal unless Europe agrees to supplement it with tougher controls Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged US President … Read More

White House confirms Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will meet

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The Russian president was invited when US President Donald Trump telephoned to congratulate him on his election victory in March. The time and place of the encounter have yet to be agreed. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed … Read More

Russia: ‘Unscrupulous’ U.S. behavior destabilizes world

The United States and its allies are destabilizing the world by continually attempting to settle global issues through “dictating and putting forward ultimatums,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday. Lavrov, speaking at an annual news conference on Russian international issues, … Read More

Russian foreign minister berates US for ‘destabilizing’ world

Moscow (CNN)Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has accused the United States of destabilizing the world, airing a list of grievances over the Trump administration’s foreign policy. Lavrov dedicated the opening of his annual press conference Monday to castigating the US, … Read More

Analysis Alleged Israeli Strike in Syria: Why Iran’s Silence Speaks Volumes

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What exactly was attacked in Syria? According to leading Iranian news outlets, no Iranian bases were attacked near Damascus. At most it was  a “Syrian army weapons depot”  a base near Damascus. And yet according to a more detailed report … Read More