Diplomacy

Pompeo comments on his meeting with Lavrov

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that after the meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Washington that Russia and the U.S. should have a better relationship than they’ve had in …

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Lavrov holds meeting with Italian PM Conte

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held talks with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in Rome. Lavrov conveyed to the Italian premier best wishes from Russian President Vladimir Putin. …

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Berlin launches diplomatic attack on Moscow

German Foreign Ministry has declared as personae non gratae two staffers of the Russian embassy in Germany in connection with the killing of a Georgian citizen in Berlin at the end of last summer. The decision is "effective …

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U.S. blocks visits of Russian diplomats and financiers

The United States has not issued visas for delegates from the Russian Federal Treasury who planned to take part in the international conference on auditing on December 3, the press service of the Russian Embassy in Washington said in a …

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Kazakh ambassador to Czech Republic appointed

Former state secretary of Kazakhstan Marat Tazhin has been appointed as Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Czech Republic, Akorda reported. Earlier, Tazhin has been working in the President's Office, Cabinet of …

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Small contingent of U.S. forces to stay in Syria

Fewer than 1,000 US troops will stay in Syria, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said. "There will be less than a thousand for sure. And probably in the 500ish frame. Maybe six (hundred) but …

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Israeli diplomatic missions suspend work worldwide

Israeli diplomatic missions all over the world temporarily have shut down as part of a strike against the Finance Ministry's decision to cut diplomats' expense stipends, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said. "Due to the …

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Iran ready to help Turkey-Syria dialogue

Tehran is ready to help for talks between Syria and Turkey to reach an understanding, Iranian ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said. "Iran has always backed political means to resolve disputes...and Tehran is happy …

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Rouhani and Zarif to visit Azerbaijan

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Azerbaijan, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said at a press conference. …

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U.S. citizens try to illegally enter Severodvinsk

A new diplomatic row has sparked in Russia: three U.S. diplomats were removed from a train running between Nyonoksa and Severodvinsk in Russia's Arkhangelsk Region after being suspected of violating travel rules for foreigners in Russia. …

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