Tag: Russia

Exclusive: U.S. to renew waivers allowing non-proliferation work with Iran – sources

The United States plans to allow Russian, Chinese and European companies to continue work at Iranian nuclear facilities to make it harder for Iran to develop a nuclear weapon, two sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The Trump administration, which last year pulled out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and re-imposed sanctions […]

Russia covered up explosion of Skyfall nuclear superweapon

Russia covered up the deadly nuclear reactor explosion in August during the salvage at sea of one of Vladimir Putin’s new superweapons, a nuclear-powered cruise missile called Skyfall, a senior State Departmentofficial disclosed. The reactor exploded Aug. 8 off the coast of the northern Russian town of Nenoska, killing seven Russians on a barge in […]

Russia says its troops have filled void left in Syria by US troops

Russia on Tuesday said it has filled the void left by the withdrawal of US troops in northern Syria and its units are acting as a buffer to prevent clashes between Syrian government fighters and the Turkish military. The Russian Defense Ministry said military police were patrolling “the northwestern borders of Manbij district along the line […]

Russia decries US missile test, warns of destabilization

A top Russian diplomat has lamented the U.S. test of a type of missile that was banned for decades before both Washington and Moscow quit the treaty earlier this year. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov in comments to the state-owned RIA Novosti news agency on Tuesday expressed concern that the United States is increasing “the […]

U.S., RUSSIA NUKE TENSIONS MAY BE EVEN WORSE THAN IRAN THREAT

The threat posed by a potential nuclear Iran is no laughing matter. But neither is the escalating threat of a nuclear exchange between the US and Russia. They are collectively in the process of ending their mutual nuclear restrictions and developing new, more advanced nuclear weapons which could be used against each other. As things […]

RUSSIA AND TURKEY ARE BECOMING ALLIES, OVERSHADOWING ISRAEL

As Turkey and Russia grow closer they inevitably also grow closer in their work on ending the Syrian conflict and also on other regional and international issues. An emerging Russia-Turkey alliance in defense and energy will have long-term effects on the Middle East and Israel. This comes in the wake of Turkey acquiring Russia’s S-400 […]

First Russian-Chinese air patrol in Asia-Pacific draws shots from South Korea

Russia carried out what it said was its first long-range joint air patrol in the Asia-Pacific region with China on Tuesday, a mission that triggered hundreds of warning shots, according to South Korean officials, and a strong protest from Japan. The flight by two Russian Tu-95 strategic bombers and two Chinese H-6 bombers, backed up […]

DELIVERY OF RUSSIA’S S-400 AIR DEFENSE SYSTEM TO TURKEY CONTINUES

Erdogan says delivery of system to be completed by April 2020. The ninth Russian plane carrying components of the advanced S-400 air defense system landed in Turkey on Monday. The delivery of the Russian defense systems saw several Antonov-124s land at the Mürted Airbase outside Ankara. Satellite images released by Israeli intelligence firm ImageSat Intl. (ISI) […]

Sanctions on Russia can be lifted ‘at any time’

Even as both the EU and Russia renewed sanctions against each other, the French prime minister argued the measures are not permanent and could be removed swiftly, in a possible signal to Washington. “We know that sanctions are not a permanent regime, but a state that can be canceled at any time,” PM Eduard Philippe […]

Manchin warns of largest Russian presence in Arctic since Cold War

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia issued a stark warning about the geopolitical threat of Russia’s presence in the Arctic, saying Moscow’s military and economic activity in the region is at the highest level since the Cold War. “It’s unbelievable the commitment they’ve made,” Manchin said on “Face the Nation” Sunday. “We’ve seen more […]