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Turkey slams US report on human rights

Turkey on April 22 criticized the recent U.S. State Department Human Rights Report on Turkey, saying it “privileged the views of terrorist-linked sources” and “ignored the facts.” Turkey is “deeply …

Kadyrov invites Sullivan to Chechnya

Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov invited US acting secretary of state John Sullivan to Chechnya after a representative of the US diplomatic department reported on human rights violations in the republic. "I answer with all …

Does US offers Russia diplomatic truce?

Russia is free to send personnel to replace 60 diplomats declared persona non grata by the United States in late March, a US Department of State spokesperson said. "As with similar incidents in the past, the Russian government …

US: Turkey prevents fight against ISIS in Syria

The US-led coalition has had to scale back its fight against ISIS in eastern Syria as scores of commanders from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have left the area to battle Turkish forces in the northwestern town of Afrin, Operation Inherent …

Tillerson calls Washington 'mean-spirited town'

Outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Washington a "very mean-spirited town" in his goodbye address to State Department staff. "This can be a very mean spirited town," Tillerson said, as …

US hints at new sanctions on Russia

The United States doesn’t preview its sanctions, but recommends to keep an eye on what will be coming forward in the coming weeks and months with regard to the United States and Russia, US State Department spokeswoman Heather …

Kremlin comments on State Department shake up

The Kremlin said it hoped for a constructive and sober approach to relations between Russia and the United States following the firing of Rex Tillerson as US Secretary of State. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry …

Volodin: sanctions are sign of weakness

The US should think about the fact that trust and dialogue is the only way to achieve results, Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said. "Sanctions are an ineffective approach in the desire to discuss the …

US invited to Syrian National Dialogue Congress

The United States received an invitation to the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi but could not provide information on whether US representatives would attend, a US State Department official said. "We can confirm the …