Contents tagged with US

  • Russia accuses U.S. of violating Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

    The Russian Foreign Ministry has released a statement claiming that the United States provided knowingly incorrect information about the alleged implementation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty), and that the deployment of missile defense complexes in Romania and Poland capable of carrying Tomahawk missiles is a gross violation of obligations under this treaty.

    "Washington has knowingly given incorrect information about its ‘fulfillment’ of INF obligations. For years, …

  • Russian military command: The Pentagon is developing weapons for preemptive global strikes

    The United States is developing weapons which can be used for instantaneous preemptive global strikes, said Lt. General Viktor Poznihir, the First Deputy Chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the Russian General Staff, as quoted by Russia’s Interfax news agency.

    "In implementing the concept of the joint use of offensive and defensive weapons, the Pentagon began to create forward-looking complexes for instantaneous global strikes," said Poznihir at the conference in Moscow on Wednesday. …

  • US began delivery of THAAD anti-ballistic missile system to South Korea

    Equipment for THAAD anti-ballistic missile system has been delivered to the deployment site in south-eastern part of South Korea, reports Yonhap news agency.

    According to the agency, six trucks with radar and other equipment arrived at a Golf Club in the city of Songdo.  The delivery reportedly angered local residents that led to a clash with the police.

    The South Korean Ministry of Defense later confirmed the delivery of the equipment.

    THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) anti- …

  • NATO fighter jets make record number of flights due to Russian Air Force

    In 2016, NATO fighter jets were scrambled 780 times from military bases in Europe in order to visually identify and escort planes from the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS). This is a record number of such incidents since the time of the Cold War, news outlet DPA reported, citing representatives of the Ramstein US Air Force Base in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

    About 90 other such flights were made on account of the military planes of other states, passenger liners or other transport aircraft, …

  • U.S. authorities deny ExxonMobil cooperation with Rosneft in circumvention of sanctions

    The U.S. Treasury announced that it would not make an exception for ExxonMobil, which asked for a temporary lifting of sanctions that prohibit the implementation of joint projects with Russian corporation Rosneft.

    "In consultation with President Donald J. Trump, the Treasury Department will not be issuing waivers to U.S. companies, including Exxon, to authorize drilling prohibited by current Russian sanctions," Voice of America quoted Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin as saying.

    Oil giant …

  • US State Department representative will visit Ukraine to discuss military assistance programs

    The U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs, Ambassador Tina Kaidanow, will visit Ukraine next week to discuss military assistance programs, the State Department said in a message.

    The report says that Kaidanow will visit Germany, Estonia and Ukraine on April 23-29 to discuss a number of international security issues.

    "In Estonia and Ukraine, Ambassador Kaidanow will meet with civilian and defense officials to discuss a wide range of political-military issues, …

  • Newest U.S. fighters will be deployed in Europe

    The U.S. Air Force will deploy a small number of F-35A Lightning II fighters in Europe in the next two days. They, along with other U.S. and NATO aircraft, will be used for several weeks for pre-deployment training within the framework of the European Reassurance Initiative program, as reported by the US Department of Defense.

    According to the press service of the U.S. Department of Defense, the deployment of these fighters for training marks an important milestone and a logical next step in …

  • North Korea threatens U.S. with preemptive strike

    North Korea has issued a series of statements threatening the United States and its allies in the region, primarily South Korea, with a preemptive strike in the case, as Pyongyang said, of continuing American "provocations."

    In an interview with the "Associated Press" in Pyongyang, Deputy Foreign Minister of North Korea Han Song-Ryol said that his country is "completely ready to cope" with any threat from the U.S., and added: "If the U.S. comes with reckless military maneuvers, we will …

  • Russia and Iran warn the US against crossing 'the red lines in Syria'

    A joint military command for the Syrian operation consisting of Russian, Syrian and Hezbollah has released a joint statement warning the US against crossing the ‘red lines’ in Syria as reported by Ilam al Harbi  news agency.

     According to the statement, Iran and Russia will ‘respond with force’ against any further American actions in Syria.

    “What America waged in an aggression on Syria and is a crossing of red lines. From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or any breach of red …

  • American senators want to create 'hybrid tribunal' on Syria, Russia disagrees

    A group of influential American senators introduced a bill to prosecute the war crimes committed in Syria (Syrian War Crimes Accountability Act). The bill envisions the possible creation of a hybrid tribunal to judge Assad and his regime, as well as to investigate the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by all sides of the conflict in Syria, including the Jihadist group “Islamic State”.

    The “hybrid tribunal” could contain both Syrian and foreign jurists, judges and other …