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The U.S. Should Back Russia’s Syria Ceasefire

The U.S. Should Back Russia’s Syria Ceasefire

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  US State Department: we continue dialog with Russia

US State Department: we continue dialog with Russia

US State Department spokesman John Kirby commented on the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov 's statement, stressing that the US administration didn't stop diplomatic engagement with Russia. …

US State Department: we still active in Syrian settlement

US State Department: we still active in Syrian settlement

The US State Department spokesperson John Kirby told a press briefing that the US does not agree that it is loosing its leadership in the Syrian settlement due to the joint efforts made by Russia, Turkey and Iran. …

Kirby loses temper with RT journalist over Syria bombings

Kirby loses temper with RT journalist over Syria bombings

A US government spokesperson John Kirby lost his temper while being questioned about the situation in Syria by a reporter from Russia's RT news agency. During State Department briefing, …

Defense Ministry: Russia, US have different ideas about humanitarian aid for Aleppo

Defense Ministry: Russia, US have different ideas about humanitarian aid for Aleppo

Russia and the United States have different ideas about humanitarian aid for citizens of the Syrian city of Aleppo, Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Sunday as he commented the statement of the US …

US ‘deeply concerned’ over HDP arrests, internet restrictions in Turkey

US ‘deeply concerned’ over HDP arrests, internet restrictions in Turkey

Washington has expressed its concern over the arrests of Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers and the restrictions on the internet. “The United States is deeply concerned by the Turkish Government’s detentions of …

US does not intend to cooperate with Russia and Syria in fight against ISIL

US does not intend to cooperate with Russia and Syria in fight against ISIL

The US State Department spokesperson John Kirby said that Washington and its allies do not intend to discuss any joint actions with the Syrian army or Russia for the battle of Raqqa. "There’s no …

Al-Nusra #039not priority#039 , State Department says as terror group shells civilians in Syria

Al-Nusra 'not priority' , State Department says as terror group shells civilians in Syria

US military efforts in Syria are not directed against Al-Nusra, the State Department said, acknowledging that the terrorist group is a “spoiler” in the efforts to establish a humanitarian ceasefire in Aleppo and beyond. …

Russia and US quarreled over Syria

Russia and US quarreled over Syria

White House spokesperson Josh Earnest said Russia had lost credibility by "making a series of commitments without any indication they were committed to following them," accusing Russia and its Syrian regime allies …

Did John Kirby back off?

Did John Kirby back off?

The Russian Foreign Ministry estimated a statement of the US official about a possibility of the terrorist attacks in Russia as a call to action issued to the radicals

Lavrov: US remarks on possible terrorist attacks in Russia is unacceptable threat

Lavrov: US remarks on possible terrorist attacks in Russia is unacceptable threat

Commenting on recent US State Department "body bags" remarks on possible terrorist attacks in Russia because of its operation in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that it is an unacceptable …

UN General Assembly recognizes refugees the world#039s main problem

UN General Assembly recognizes refugees the world's main problem

World leaders approve plan for refugee crisis at UN General Assembly

It fails to separate terrorists from the opposition in Syria

It fails to separate terrorists from the opposition in Syria

Russian and American experts restored consultations on a settlement of the Syrian conflict in Geneva

US #039not concerned#039 over deepening of Russian-Japanese ties

US 'not concerned' over deepening of Russian-Japanese ties

The United States is not disturbed by reports of potentially deepening ties between Japan and Russia, US Department of State spokesman John Kirby said. "We are not concerned or worried about bilateral relations …

US State Department not concerned about Russian-Turkish relations

US State Department not concerned about Russian-Turkish relations

The US State Department spokesperson John Kirby said that the US is not concerned about the Russian-Turkish improving relations. "As for a change or modifications to the bilateral relationship between Turkey …

Kerry presses on with Russian talks on Syria

Kerry presses on with Russian talks on Syria

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is still pursuing an agreement with Russia on military cooperation in the fight against Islamic State in Syria despite major setbacks and skepticism from other administration officials and U.S. …

Kerry: US will continue to work with the Russian Federation and Ukraine on the Minsk agreements

Kerry: US will continue to work with the Russian Federation and Ukraine on the Minsk agreements

The US Secretary of State John Kerry, who is visiting Paris today, during the talks with the Foreign Minister of France, Jean-Marc Eyraud, stressed that the United States will work with Russia and …

Kerry: insinuation of US role in attempted coup is #039harmful to our bilateral relations#039

Kerry: insinuation of US role in attempted coup is 'harmful to our bilateral relations'

Tensions between Turkey and the U.S. escalated Saturday, as Secretary of State John Kerry took issue with insinuations that the U.S. played a part in this weekend's failed coup, that left 265 dead and 1,440 wounded. …

Russian Foreign Ministry expels two US diplomats

Russian Foreign Ministry expels two US diplomats

The Russian Foreign Ministry said it had expelled two US diplomats in a retaliatory move after Washington turfed out two Russian officials over …

 Kerry meets with presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan

Kerry meets with presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan

US Secretary of State John Kerry held a meeting with the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and the Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan in Warsaw, the State Department said. The sides …

 US violates its own laws selling arms to human rights violators

US violates its own laws selling arms to human rights violators

US State Department spokesman John Kirby admitted that the US violates its own laws on military sales abroad. “We continue to urge the government of Bahrain to reverse their recent harmful actions. These, as you …

US State Department welcomes deal between Boeing and Iran Air

US State Department welcomes deal between Boeing and Iran Air

US State Department spokesman John Kirby welcomed Boeing's announcement that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with state carrier Iran Air. "The State Department welcomes Boeing's …

Dozens of US officials call for military action against Syria#039s Assad

Dozens of US officials call for military action against Syria's Assad

Dozens of U.S. officials have called on Barack Obama's administration to order "targeted military strikes" against the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria, with the aim of pressuring Damascus to accept a binding …

 Washington promises not to stand in way of permissible business with Iran

Washington promises not to stand in way of permissible business with Iran

The US State Department spokesman John Kirby said that Washington isn't going to stand in the way of permissible business under the JCPOA with Iran. "I can’t speak to this specific report regarding …

EurasiaNet: The four-day war forces the international community to take a fresh look at the problem of Nagorno-Karabakh

EurasiaNet: "The four-day war forces the international community to take a fresh look at the problem of Nagorno-Karabakh"

The world media on the meeting between Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan in Vienna

Washington appreciates Vienna meeting on Nagorno-Karabakh

Washington appreciates Vienna meeting on Nagorno-Karabakh

The US State Department spokesperson John Kirby commented on the meeting of the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan in Vienna on May 16, noting that both presidents committed themselves to respect the ceasefire, to put in place …

Kerry to mull situation in Karabakh with Azerbaijani, Armenian presidents

Kerry to mull situation in Karabakh with Azerbaijani, Armenian presidents

The situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh region will be one of the topics to be discussed by US Secretary of State John Kerry during his world tour in the coming days, said John Kirby, the US Department of State …

US concerned over Can Dundar, Erdem Gul convictions

US concerned over Can Dundar, Erdem Gul convictions

The United States has criticized the conviction of Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief Can Dundar and the daily’s Ankara bureau chief, Erdem Gul, who were sentenced to jail time for revealing state …

US together with Russia ready to establish peace in Aleppo

US together with Russia ready to establish peace in Aleppo

The US is confident that they can provide a complete ceasefire together with Russia in the northern capital of Syria – Aleppo, the press service of the Department of State John reported. The …

Kerry discusses need for peace talks with Azerbaijani, Armenian Presidents

Kerry discusses need for peace talks with Azerbaijani, Armenian Presidents

US Secretary of State John Kerry discussed separately with the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia on Monday the importance of abiding by the Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire and starting talks …