Diplomacy

Germany to reduce arms exports to Turkey

Berlin does not plan to cease completely the arms exports to Turkey against the backdrop of a crisis in relations between the two countries, official spokesman Steffen Seibert said at a briefing today. He specified that Germany will …

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Zarif: Iran open to dialogue with Riyadh

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif lashed out at Saudi Arabia for its "destructive" regional policies, warning that Riyadh's approach has even harmed its own interests. "Iran has always …

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Russia developing response to US sanctions

Russia has started to consider a response to the expansion of anti-Russian sanctions by the US, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said. "Washington has stepped on the same rake again. This time, on the …

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Guterres: "We must preserve JCPOA"

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres urged to make all possible efforts to preserve agreement on Iran's nuclear program, official spokesman for the UN Secretary General Stefan Dyuzharrik said. …

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Russian Foreign Minister: ISIS threat has not vanished

Russia and Indonesia have agreed to increase contacts between their special service in the fight against the ISIS terror group (outlawed in Russia), Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following his talks with Indonesian …

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Tillerson: U.S and Russia can settle problems

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he believes Washington and Russia can find a way to ease tension, saying it wouldn't be useful to cut ties over the single issue of suspected Russian meddling in the U.S. …

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China opposes new US sanctions

China opposes the new US law to toughen sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement. "The Chinese side consistently oppose unilateral sanctions," TASS cited the document as …

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Tillerson: US-Russia relations 'under stress'

Relations between the US and Russia are “under considerable stress” but Washington and Moscow are trying to work together to fight ISIS and create conditions for peace in Syria, said US Secretary of State Rex …

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Iran drafts bill to confront US sanctions

Iranian lawmakers have drafted a bill to react against a recent approval by the US House of Representatives on introducing fresh sanctions on the Islamic Republic, a senior diplomat said, Trend reported. Abbas Araqchi, an Iranian deputy …

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