An event entitled 'The Georgiev Ribbon' began at 2pm on Sunday in the capital of the Krasnodar region. Volunteers are distributing the first set of awards to anyone who wants them on Zhukov Square in the city centre, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the assistant to the regional head of the youth wing of 'United Russia', Dmitri Kovalenko.
The Communist Party has refuted information that the chairman of the State Duma Committee for Nationalities’ Affairs, Valentin Kuptsov, a member of the Russian Communist Party's Central Committee, has died while hunting, as has appeared on some web sites. "The secretary of the Kirov Regional Party Committee, Anatoly Maksimenko, having readthe news in the Internet, got through to Valentin Kuptsov and found out that he is currently in China," Communist Party spokesman Alexander Yushchenko told Interfax.
The international community is united on Iran for the first time, US Vice-President Joe Biden declared, RIA Novosti reports."China will agree to sanctions," Biden said on AB. "This is the first time the entire world is unified."The USA and a number of other Western countries suspect Iran’s nuclear program is aimed at developing nuclear arms and insist on new sanctions against Tehran. Iran says its program is peaceful and has rejected UN calls for it to cease enriching uranium.
OJSC “Rostelecom” and other participants of International Telecomunication Consortium “Georgia-Russia” signed a contract with Alcatel-Lucent company modernizing and expanding the underwater fiber-optic cable system “Georgia-Russia”, Business Georgia reports.The contract was signed by Director General of “Rostelecom” Kolpakov, Managing Director of DanTelco (Denmark) Harm Spliedt, Director General of FORTNET (Georgia) Ilya Injiya, Vice President of Alcatel-Lucent in Russia and CIS Alexander Tikhonov.
Bank to finance Abkhazia with chip stone for construction of Olympicfacilities in Sochi
Turkish Prime-Minister Recep Erdogan will meet U.S. President Barack Obama and Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan in Washington on Wednesday.
The first round of talks of six powers on Iran in New York about the project of a possible resolution on the questions of additional sanctions against Teheran has not brought accordance to this group of the countries exactly as it had been expected. The only obvious result has been the agreement to continue talks. This was communicated by the diplomats of the six countries (Russia, USA, China, Uk, France and Germany) after the six hours meeting in the permanent mission of Great Britain in the UN.
Iran will hold an international nuclear disarmament conference inApril. This was announced by Saeed Jalili, Iran's top nuclearnegotiator, after meeting with Chinese authorities. According to him,China decided to attend the meeting in Teheran, reports the BBC.The main point of the conference will be elimination of nuclearweapons around the world, announced Iranian foreign ministerManouchehr Mottaki."We consider that all countries should aim for complete nuclear
Armenian President Serzh Sargisyan signed a decree on appointment of ambassadors to Singapore and Slovenia, reports Armenia Today. As announced president’s press office, Serzh Sargsyan signed a decree on appointment of Plenipotentiary and Extraordinarily ambassador to China Armen Sarkisyan to the post of Plenipotentiary and Extraordinarily ambassador to Singapore.
Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad claimed that new penalties would only strengthen the country’s motivation to develop nuclear program, reports Radio “Svoboda”.In address Ahmadinejad has denied charge that Iran seeks to use its civilian nuclear program as a cover to develop nuclear weapons.
Iran's top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili has warned that international sanctions will not prevent the Islamic republic from pursuing its atomic activities, reports Sky News.Nuclear envoy Saeed Jalili, in Beijing for talks with Chinese officials, told the West to stop "threatening" Tehran over its programme."Many issues came up in talks on which China accepted Iran's position," Mr Jalili told reporters after talks with Chinese officials, including foreign minister Yang Jiechi.
The U.S. President Barack Obama during the conversation with has Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao emphasized necessity of press Iran for meeting its international engagements together. He also hailed Hu Jintao’s decision to come to Washington for the forthcoming nuclear security summit.
China agreed to start discussion on sanctions against Iran in the UN, reports ITAR-TASS. "China greed to start serious negotiations," Susan Elizabeth Rice said . She also noted that the negotiations hadn’t started yet, but are to start in the nearest future. According to Susan Rice, the USA have already got certain proposals concerning elements of the future sanction resolution .
Chinese Foreign Ministry: China is against Iran transforming into a nuclear power. This was stated at a briefing held here today by the official representative of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Tsin Gan, answering a question about the possibility of Beijing joining in with international sanctions against Teheran, ITAR-TASS reports.
In the European Union has been achieved assent to imposition of sanctions against Iran - in connection with enrichment of uranium conducted by Tehran. This statement was made by Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Stubb, Radio Liberty reports. Speaking in Saariselka during the meeting of EU foreign ministers, the Minister expressed hope that he manage to convince China and Russia in necessity to vote for UN resolution, imposing new sanctions against Iran.
Dagestan’s president, Magomedsalam Magomedov, met in Makhachkala on Thursday with representatives of business circles of China, headed by the president of Norinko International Cooperation, Wang Jinping, RIA Dagestan reports referring to the press service of the head of the republic.
Turkey will give Russia a draft of an intergovernmental agreement on the construction of a nuclear power plant, ITAR-TASS reports.In late February, the Russian side handed over its draft of the intergovernmental agreement to Ankara for examination.
China is planning to expand its high-speed railway system to 17 countries, including Russia, Iran and Turkey. “Negotiations are going on with the respective countries and construction should be finished in 2025,” Wang Mengshu, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, was quoted as saying by Interfax.
China thinks that the application of sanctions against Iran will not favour solving the nuclear problem, said the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PRC Yan Czechi, reports Interfax."We do not consider sanctions to be a possible way of solving the Iranian nuclear problem", - said the head of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday during the press-conference being a part of session of the National People's Congress (NPC, the superior body of the political authority in China).
Iran's proposal on synchronous exchange of low-enrichment uranium remains in force only as long as new UN Security Council sanctions are not brought against Teheran, the permanent representative of Iran at International Atomic Energy Agency, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, said in an interview with Iranian news agency Mehr, RIA Novosti reported.
China expects the U.S. to take concrete steps to normalize bilateral relations, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Qin Gan said on Thursday, the Voice of Russia news agency said.
Iran rejected the proposals of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the six international negotiators (the permanent members of UN Security Council and Germany) to transfer its uranium on beneficiation abroad.