Posts Tagged ‘Moscow’

Missing Moscow link? Anonymous MI6 sources blame Russia for Iran seizing BRITISH ship

Iran seized a British oil tanker in the Gulf over the weekend, saying it was “violating international maritime rules,” although it’s more likely because Britain seized an Iranian tanker earlier this month.   July has been a big month of tenuous Russia-blaming already, with Britain’s foreign secretary suggesting Moscow could be behind an email leak from […]

‘Biking Queens’ from India visit Moscow as part of mega trip

The Indian biking trio, led by doctor and activist Sarika Mehta, crossed into Russia after riding the desert roads of Central Asia, and made stops in the southern Russian cities of Astrakhan and Volgograd. On Saturday, they arrived in Moscow and visited the Indian Embassy. Born in the northwestern coastal city of Surat, Mehta studied […]

Russia and China Compete In Africa. Moscow’s “Pivot to Africa”

The heavily Russian-influenced government in the Central African Republic is recommending the closure of four Chinese-run gold mines over environmental concerns, making it possible that these firms could be replaced with Russian ones and potentially creating a model whereby Moscow can begin to “balance” Beijing in Africa as part of its efforts to negotiate a […]

US’ anti-Kremlin plan "vicious anti-Russia propaganda" & "voice from Cold War era" – Moscow

   The Russian Foreign Ministry calls Washington’s plan to counter “Kremlin influence” a “voice from the Cold War era” aiming to harvest European markets while planting “vicious anti-Russia propaganda.” On Friday, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) presented a strategy called the ‘Countering Malign Kremlin Influence (CMKI) Development Framework.’ It humbly aims to free […]

Russiagaters’ darkest hour: Trump may come to Moscow for 2020 Victory Day celebrations

Mueller fans are probably shaking in their boots, as Donald Trump “responded very positively” to an invitation to come to Moscow for the 75th anniversary of victory in the World War II, Putin’s aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters during the G20 summit in Osaka. The two Presidents discussed their countries’ involvement in the war, mentioning […]

Dep. Defense Minister leaves Tehran for Moscow

MNA – Iranian Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Taghizadeh left Tehran for Moscow on Tuesday morning. Heading a high delegation of Iran’s Defense Ministry and the Army, Iranian Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Ghasem Taghizadeh traveled to Moscow at the invitation of Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu on Tuesday morning. He will hold talks with […]

‘Unacceptable’ to lump Iran together with ISIS as Middle East’s ‘chief security threat’ – Moscow

“Iran was and remains our ally and partner,” Secretary of Russia’s Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, said on Tuesday. In that sense, any attempts to portray Tehran as the chief threat to regional security, let alone lump it together with ISIS and other terrorist organizations, are unacceptable to us. The senior official made his remarks in […]

US should stop sending troops to Gulf ‘before it’s too late’ – Moscow

Russia is hoping that the US buildup in the Middle East “won’t become a spark that creates a blaze,” Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told reporters on Thursday. Otherwise, the situation will spiral out of control, he warned. Destabilization is such a dangerous thing, especially in this region. Anyone who undertakes such actions too easily […]

‘Age of digital terrorism’ is coming, impact may be as dangerous as WMDs – Moscow

The rapid development of technology allows terrorists to “even more actively” use the internet for “recruitment, attracting funds, hacking and other cybercrimes,” the deputy secretary of Russia’s Security Council, Yury Kokov, said at a security-themed event in the city of Ufa in central Russia. The official said the internet has become the “main mechanism” for various extremists to “control their […]

Pakistan eyes Russian weapons… and here’s what Moscow has in store

For at least several decades, Pakistan’s military has relied on Western and Chinese vendors when upgrading or expanding their arsenals. Now, times are about to change as the South Asian country is looking at Russian-made weapons systems and is keen on building military-to-military ties with Moscow. “Previously, Pakistan was tied to the US, and, as […]

Iran shouldn’t be hastily blamed for Gulf of Oman tanker incident – Moscow

“I would like to use this opportunity to warn against hasty attempts to pin the blame on those who are unwanted by a number of well-known states,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said. Ryabkov then clarified his thought, saying that “we‘re recently witnessing an escalating campaign of psychological, political and military pressure against Iran,” […]

Moscow receives no purchase order from Iran for S-400 system: Russia

Yuri Borisov said in an interview with RIA Novosti, a Russian media digest on Friday. He said the news is a mere rumor. The Russian deputy prime minister underlined that “They can spread rumors but cooperation between the two countries is on the right track.” It should be noted that on May 30, ahead of other media, the Bloomberg […]

India sees new deals with Moscow on nuclear energy, space & high tech as a priority – ambassador

The diplomat made the remarks during a major Russian economic forum, currently being held in Saint Petersburg. In an interview with RT, Bala Venkatesh Varma, who was appointed India’s ambassador to Russia in August 2018, hailed “time-tested historically friendly relations” between the countries but insisted that both nations “can do more.” Economic diversification of our […]

Taliban say progress made in Afghan talks in Moscow but no breakthrough

The Taliban say “decent progress” has been made in talks with senior Afghan politicians in Moscow but that there has been no breakthrough towards ending two decades of the US occupation of Afghanistan. Mohammad Sohail Shaheen, the chief spokesman for the Taliban delegation, told reporters in the Russian capital Thursday that the meeting was the latest step in efforts to […]

Moscow mistrusts Bolton’s claims Iran ‘Almost Certainly’ attacked oil tankers

Sputnik – Moscow does not trust US National Security Adviser John Bolton’s claims that Iran is “almost certainly” behind the recent attack on oil tankers in the UAE and qualifies this as a US attempt to impose its opinion on the whole world, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in an interview with Sputnik. […]

New York—Moscow—Tel Aviv Triangle

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Pompeo Skips Moscow Trip To Pressure EU Officials In Brussels On Iran

It seems for the State Department lately it’s all Iran and Venezuela all the time, or perhaps there’s just an aversion to real diplomatic work.  After snubbing Germany’s Merkel last week to make an unplanned stop in Iraq to pressure leaders there into resisting cooperation with Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday scrapped a scheduled […]

Pompeo in Iraq is looking for a trump card for Moscow in the game against Iran – Americanist Читайте больше на

In Germany, on Tuesday, May 7, they wondered for a long time why Pompeo had noted a visit to Angela Merkel, justifying himself with the cases that had arisen “on urgent matters”. It was only late in the evening that it became clear that the US Secretary of State had found urgent business in Iraq, where […]

BEST OF THE WEB: Hurrah! Highlights of the May 9th Victory Day Parade in Moscow

   A military parade to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War was held on Moscow’s Red Square on 9 May. The parade showcased sophisticated Russian military hardware, including tanks and missile systems. Interestingly, Russian-made Aurus luxury cars were for the first time used during […]

Netanyahu Insists on Involving Israel in War: What is Moscow’s Position?

By Elijah J. Magnier Source Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Moscow to “test the stand of Russia and its allies in Syria on their intention to go to war if Israel bombs Syrian and Iranian objectives in the Levant”. Netanyahu is seeking some answers related to the […]

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