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.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi described Tehran and Moscow as two important partners, stressing that his country will continue cooperation with Russia in Syria and in war against terrorism.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that US intelligence is preparing to publish provocative media leaks aimed at accusing Russia of supporting the activities of the "Daash" organization in Afghanistan.
The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan could lead to an emboldened Islamist insurgency by the Taliban, threatening nearby India and Pakistan, but Russia and China have already begun getting involved.