China sees no grounds for participation in Russia-US nuclear arms treaty talks
The Chinese government welcomes the upcoming talks between Russia and the US on the possibility of signing a new nuclear arms treaty, however, so far, it sees no grounds for China’s …
US plans to discuss possibility of new nuclear arms treaty at consultations with Russia
The United States plans to discuss a possibility of a new accord limiting nuclear arms that could eventually include China at Geneva consultations with Russia on July 17-18, senior US officials told …
Sea part of Nord Stream 2 pipeline is 60% ready
The sea part of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is ready by almost 60%, Oleg Aksyutin, Deputy CEO of the Russian gas holding said in an interview with the Rossiya 24 TV channel on Monday.
"The readiness …
Senior German diplomat says unacceptable to violate Iran nuclear deal
Violating the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program is unacceptable, German Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth told reporters upon arrival for a meeting of …
Oil prices rise in response to the U.S.-Iran tensions in the Gulf
A series of events have unfolded, which dates back to the U.S. President Trump’s decision to break the U.S. participation in the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, which was signed by the U.S., Iran, China, …
US must alleviate pressure on Iran to begin talks
Iran is ready to begin talks with the US on defusing tensions in the Persian Gulf, however, Washington has to alleviate the pressure on Tehran first, Hamidreza Azizi, assistant professor of regional …
Russian diplomat points to rising risks of direct conflict around Iran
The risk is rising that the situation surrounding Iran will lead to a direct conflict, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told reporters on Thursday.
"The situation is very alarming. We …
Russian energy minister says cooperation with UAE on hydrocarbons is "promising"
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has discussed with CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber issues of bilateral cooperation in production of hydrocarbons and …
Iran: step away from nuclear deal
Iran has confirmed that on July 7 it began the second stage of reducing its commitments under the nuclear deal, which is known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Speaking at a …
US position on New START Treaty prolongation still unclear for Moscow
Russia still cannot fully understand the US position on the prolongation of the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (the New START Treaty), Russian …