Belarus has voice concerned over Ukraine’s military exercises with the United States and other NATO countries near its borders, warning of a joint response with Russia to the drills.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has criticized the unilateral sanctions imposed against Iran after the United States’ withdrawal from a 2015 nuclear agreement, urging Washington to take a “more active” approach to help resume stalled talks aimed at reviving the deal.
A Russian diplomat has praised Iran’s full membership at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as a “very useful decision,” saying members of the Eurasian political, economic, and security alliance share the same opinion.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia does not intend to become a NATO member, as the Russian navy conducts military drills in the Black Sea off the shores of Crimea, and the US-led alliance holds military exercises in Ukraine.
A top Russian diplomat says a newly formed military alliance among the United States, Britain and Australia has totally surprised NATO itself, rather than the opponents.
The spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry offered his sympathy for the families of victims of a shooting at the state university in the Russian city of Perm.
The Kremlin has categorically rejected a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) that Russia was responsible for the 2006 killing of former agent Alexander Litvinenko.
President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree extending countersanctions against a number of Western countries that had imposed embargoes against Moscow over a conflict in Ukraine and in the aftermath of Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
A gunman has opened fire on a Russian university campus, killing at least eight people in the country's second mass shooting this year to target students.
Iran’s President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi says the approval of the Islamic Republic’s permanent membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a “diplomatic achievement,” calling on the Foreign Ministry and other relevant ministries to take this new opportunity to connect to major Asian economic resources.