Contents tagged with USA

  • US not pulling out of Open Skies Treaty

    Washington is not stopping its involvement in the Treaty on Open Skies (TOS), and intends to remain committed to the agreement, a US State Department representative told TASS.

    “The United States is not suspending its participation in the TOS. On the contrary, the US remains committed to the continued implementation of the treaty, as demonstrated by the authorization for the recapitalization of our Open Skies aircraft and our ongoing efforts to modernize our fleet,” the official commented.

    The …

  • US court refuses to dismiss the case against company owned by Putin's associate

    On Monday, the District Court of Columbia (DC) refused to dismiss the case against the Russian company Concord Management and Consulting, which is accused of financing a propaganda operation designed to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election in favour of Donald Trump. The court considered that the special prosecutor Robert Muller did not exceed his power. Concord Management and Consulting petitioned for the closure of the case, insisting that the special prosecutor Müller was …

  • Kremlin: Russia might stop using US dollars in oil trade

    Russian finance minister Anton Siluanov did not rule out the possibility of using national currencies instead of the US dollar, he said on Sunday, August 12 on Russian TV. "We should build our policy considering the possible risks that arise from the actions of our American partners,” he stressed.

    The First Deputy Prime Minister also said that Moscow has significantly reduced investments in American assets and gold and foreign currency reserves and will continue this policy in the future. At …

  • Russian Foreign Minister: Putin is ready to meet with ‘unfriendly’ Trump

    The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov said that Russia was ready to “meet even with representatives of the states that lead unfriendly policies – including the USA”, TASS reported.

    Commenting on the relevance of a meeting in the light of Washington’s statements on sanctions, Lavrov answered, “We have never avoided communication, including with representatives of the states that have adopted a clearly unfriendly policy towards us”.

     “If the two leaders feel the need to meet and refer to …

  • US Navy destroyer enters the Black Sea

    US Navy Destroyer USS Carney DDG 64 entered the Black Sea, as on the website of the 6th fleet of the US Navy.

    “The Carney destroyer entered the Black Sea in order to conduct maritime security operations,” the statement reads.

    The purpose of the destroyer’s arrival is to interact with allies and partners in the region. The Navy stressed that the Carney’s arrival in the Black Sea demonstrates the unchanged US commitment to security in the region.

    Carney belongs to the early “Arleigh Burke- …

  • Tehran speaks of ‘economic war’ against Iran

    Against the backdrop of US sanctions against Iran, the high cost of living and suspected corruption, Tehran believes that the country is facing an “economic war.” The Chairman of the Supreme court Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani wrote a letter about this to the Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as reported by the state television channel of the Islamic Republic on Saturday, August 11th.

    “The current specific economic conditions can be considered an economic war,” pointed out …

  • Iran decides to bring enriched uranium back from Russia

    Tehran has decided to bring back the batches of highly enriched uranium from Russia which it had removed from the country as part of the nuclear deal, reported the Fars news agency, citing Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI).

    “When we signed the nuclear deal, we stopped production of 20% fuel and deposited the excessive fuel in Russia in nearly 10 batches. We received the first batch nearly seven months ago and the second batch is about to be …

  • Moscow blocks UN resolution on sanctions against Russian Agrosoyuz bank

    Moscow blocked the resolution submitted by the Unites States at the UN Security Council Committee requesting to impose sanctions against one individual and several legal entities, including Russian Commercial bank Agrosoyuz, for violating sanctions against North Korea.

    "The evidence provided by Americans in support of their proposal is absolutely unconvincing", - the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated on Friday.

    Russian Ministry accused the US Delegation of "pushy methods of work at the UN …

  • Russian steel producer EVRAZ states there are no plans to sell assets in the US

    Metallurgical and mining company EVRAZ is not planning on selling its assets in the USA, as they are of strategic interest, reported Interfax referring to the statement made by the president of the company Alexander Frolov.

    “We see an opportunity to further develop rails and large-diameter pipes, delivery of slabs is continuing, even despite the newly imposed tariffs. Therefore, we do not have any immediate plans to sell,” Frolov said.

    EVRAZ North America includes six production sites. They …

  • Washington to cut off Russian oligarchs from US property market

    Russians may find themselves under new restrictions pertaining to the purchase of big-budget residential property in the US. American senators want to obligate companies insuring real estate deals to inform the Treasury about Russian natives purchasing expensive apartments in the country.

    This possibility is discussed in a bill on new anti-Russian sanctions which was drafted by republicans Lindsey Graham, Robert Menendez, Cory Gardner and Ben Cardin. The document states that information on …