Tag: Russia

Russia decries US missile test, warns of destabilization

A top Russian diplomat has lamented the U.S. test of a type of missile that was banned for decades before both Washington and Moscow quit the treaty earlier this year. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov in comments to the state-owned RIA Novosti news agency on Tuesday expressed concern that the United States is increasing “the […]

U.S., RUSSIA NUKE TENSIONS MAY BE EVEN WORSE THAN IRAN THREAT

The threat posed by a potential nuclear Iran is no laughing matter. But neither is the escalating threat of a nuclear exchange between the US and Russia. They are collectively in the process of ending their mutual nuclear restrictions and developing new, more advanced nuclear weapons which could be used against each other. As things […]

RUSSIA AND TURKEY ARE BECOMING ALLIES, OVERSHADOWING ISRAEL

As Turkey and Russia grow closer they inevitably also grow closer in their work on ending the Syrian conflict and also on other regional and international issues. An emerging Russia-Turkey alliance in defense and energy will have long-term effects on the Middle East and Israel. This comes in the wake of Turkey acquiring Russia’s S-400 […]

First Russian-Chinese air patrol in Asia-Pacific draws shots from South Korea

Russia carried out what it said was its first long-range joint air patrol in the Asia-Pacific region with China on Tuesday, a mission that triggered hundreds of warning shots, according to South Korean officials, and a strong protest from Japan. The flight by two Russian Tu-95 strategic bombers and two Chinese H-6 bombers, backed up […]

DELIVERY OF RUSSIA’S S-400 AIR DEFENSE SYSTEM TO TURKEY CONTINUES

Erdogan says delivery of system to be completed by April 2020. The ninth Russian plane carrying components of the advanced S-400 air defense system landed in Turkey on Monday. The delivery of the Russian defense systems saw several Antonov-124s land at the Mürted Airbase outside Ankara. Satellite images released by Israeli intelligence firm ImageSat Intl. (ISI) […]

Sanctions on Russia can be lifted ‘at any time’

Even as both the EU and Russia renewed sanctions against each other, the French prime minister argued the measures are not permanent and could be removed swiftly, in a possible signal to Washington. “We know that sanctions are not a permanent regime, but a state that can be canceled at any time,” PM Eduard Philippe […]

Manchin warns of largest Russian presence in Arctic since Cold War

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia issued a stark warning about the geopolitical threat of Russia’s presence in the Arctic, saying Moscow’s military and economic activity in the region is at the highest level since the Cold War. “It’s unbelievable the commitment they’ve made,” Manchin said on “Face the Nation” Sunday. “We’ve seen more […]

Tensions Grow Between Russia, Iran in Syria

Russian military police last week reportedly carried out a raid against Iranian-backed militiamen stationed at Syria’s Aleppo international airport, local media reported. In the aftermath, several Iranian militia leaders were arrested in what was seen as the latest episode of tensions between Iranian and Russian forces in Syria. Since the beginning of Syria’s civil war […]

IRAN, RUSSIA TO HOLD JOINT MARITIME DRILLS IN PERSIAN GULF

Two countries discussed increased military and defense ties during the Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS). Iran and Russia will conduct a joint maritime drill in the Persian Gulf, Iran’s Mehr News agency reported on Monday. “Based on negotiations with the Russian Navy, the force will dispatch a fleet to the southern regions of Iran […]

Palestinians turn to Russia to bypass US peace plan

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to visit Moscow in the coming months with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Palestinians are urging Russia to play a greater role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as they embark on an international campaign to bypass the Trump administration’s peace plan, which is scheduled to be released in the […]