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Russian FM Lavrov warns U.S ‘Don’t Play With Fire’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned the US not to “play with fire” in Syria and carefully consider its steps based “not on immediate needs of today’s political situation, but rather from the long-term interests of the Syrian people and all the peoples of

US stance on Kurds unwise: Russia

Russia considers the U.S. approach of completely ignoring Turkey’s stance toward the Kurds in Syria as unwise, TASS news agency quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as saying on Feb. 13. “We all know Turkey’s attitude towards Terrorist Kurdish militia units. Turkey’s position can

Russia Calls For Restraint After Israeli Plane Downed By Syria

Syria’s air defence systems downed an Israeli F-16 jet on Saturday, according to a military assessment out of Tel Aviv, after Israel’s air force launched strikes inside the neighbouring country, in a serious escalation of tensions. The incident, the first time in the multi-sided

Russia criticizes US implementation of arms treaty

Russia on Monday criticized the U.S. methods for trying to meet a new nuclear arms reduction treaty, on the deadline for both countries to fulfil the pact. Russia cannot confirm that the U.S. has met the limitations of the New START Treaty, Russia’s Foreign

Netanyahu lashes out at Iran in talks with Putin

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Jan. 29 after accusing Iran of wanting “to turn Lebanon into one giant missile site.” He made his comments before leaving for Moscow, where he again said Iran wanted to “destroy”

Russia: We Do Not Recognize One-Sided US Sanctions

Russian deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov announced on Friday that Moscow only recognizes sanctions adopted by the United Nations Security Council and therefore is no obligated to carry out sanctions set by Washington. “We don’t recognize one-sided American sanctions, we have no international obligations

Kurds invited to join Syria peace congress in Sochi: Lavrov

MOSCOW:  The Foreign Minister of Russia said Monday that, Russia had invited Kurds to be part in an next Syrian peace congress in Sochi, despite a Turkish offensive against Kurdish militia in northern Syria. “Kurdish representatives have been included on the list of Syrians invited to participate