Tag: Russia

Gorbachev warns of ‘hot war’ between US, Russia

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned in a new interview that tensions between the U.S. and Russia could lead to a “hot war” between the two nations. Asked whether the tensions threatened to lead to a new era akin to the Cold War, Gorbachev told CNN, “I think this should be avoided.” “It’s good that already all over the […]

Mikhail Gorbachev warns Russia and US must avoid ‘hot war’

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev may be remembered today as the man who presided over the collapse of an empire: The recent anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 saw major celebrations to mark the collapse of Communism in eastern Europe and the reunification of Germany. Less well remembered was a meeting […]

President Putin says five men killed in huge explosion in northern Russia that caused sudden radiation spike died trying to create a weapon that ‘has no equal in the world’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told widows of the five scientists who died in a nuclear explosion earlier this year that their husbands were working on ‘the most advanced and unmatched technical’ weaponry. Putin’s comments came during a ceremony of state decorations at the Kremlin today where he awarded the deceased employees of Russia’s state nuclear […]

Russian envoy says Moscow is concerned about fate of nuclear deal

In an exclusive interview with IRNA published on Sunday, Ulyanov said the deal is very important and the parties have been working for more than 10 years to achieve it. “It showed that difficult issues in the field of non-proliferation can be resolved through diplomacy,” he noted. Iran has started to gradually reduce its commitments […]

Russian Security Chief: Increased Risk of Nuclear War With US

Russia’s security chief has warned about a heightened risk of a nuclear war between the United States and Russia, following the breakdown of a major arms control treaty earlier this year. Global nuclear stability is becoming increasingly more precarious, Security Council secretary Nikolai Patrushev wrote in the state-run Rossiskaya Gazeta Monday, blaming the situation on […]

World War III Hell: A Nuclear War Between America, Russia, and China Would Kill Billions

“Bomb them back into the Stone Age,” ex-Air Force general Curtis LeMay is reported to have once urged as a way to defeat North Vietnam during the Vietnam War. But it turns out that had global nuclear war erupted during the early 1960s, it would have been the Russians and Chinese who would have reverted […]

Iran begins building 2nd nuclear power reactor at Bushehr

Iran’s state TV reported Sunday that construction has begun on a second nuclear power reactor at its Bushehr plant amid heightened tensions over Tehran’s collapsing nuclear deal with world powers. Authorities began pouring concrete for the base of the reactor on Sunday in the presence of journalists in Bushehr, some 700 kilometers (440 miles) south […]

Proxy War Deepens in Syria After US Troop Withdrawal, Peace Remains Elusive

The Syrian war is an amalgam of many proxy wars involving various global players and their regional allies and proxies. And according to people familiar with the situation, recent developments in the region will have global ramifications, as the changes are likely revising the existing political order and its alliances. “The outcome of the war […]

Mikhail Gorbachev tells the BBC: World in ‘colossal danger’

The former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has warned that current tension between Russia and the West is putting the world in “colossal danger” due to the threat from nuclear weapons. MORE: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-50265870/mikhail-gorbachev-tells-the-bbc-world-in-colossal-danger

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 […]