Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have discussed expansion of business ties between the two states in a range of fields, particularly in the energy sector, despite Washington’s unilateral sanctions.
Strengthening of Iran’s intentions to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) may open the way for the collapse of the nuclear deal and potential military confrontation, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said in an interview with the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said Turkey and Russia would jointly produce S-500 defense systems after Ankara’s controversial purchase of the S-400 missile defense system from Moscow.
EU countries previously introduced the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) in order to bypass US sanctions against Tehran and protect the European companies against the secondary sanctions.
About 100 Turkish servicemen will be sent to Russia in late May to learn how to operate the S-400 air defense systems that Ankara is buying from Moscow, a senior military source in Ankara told Sputnik Tuesday.
US President Donald Trump has launched more verbal assaults against Special Counsel Robert Mueller, saying Mueller's recently released report "was written as nastily as possible" by "true Trump haters."
Tensions over Venezuela won’t escalate into a new Caribbean Crisis or turn the country into “a second Syria,” Russia’s FM Sergey Lavrov has assured, bashing the US for treating the Western Hemisphere as its backyard.
Russia will stand firm in its attempt to prevent a US-led plot, which is hatched to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in order to install the Western-backed opposition led by Juan Guaidó, says a commentator.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reiterated his country’s resolve to proceed with a purchase of advanced S-400 air defense missile system from Russia, a day after an informal deadline Washington set for Ankara to respond to a rival US offer passed.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the United States tries to hide its “aggressive” and “interventional” plans for Venezuela behind a draft resolution it proposed to the United Nations Security Council.