Contents tagged with Donald Trump
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 freezes Open Skies Treaty with Russia
Paragraph 1242 of the Defense Bill, approved by the US Congress and signed by President Donald Trump, stipulates the refusal to allocate money for financing the Open Skies Treaty.
It is indicated in the Defense Bill that the funds cannot be used in 2019 to carry out observation flights. It is noted that the restriction can be lifted if the US president presents the corresponding committee of the Congress a certificate confirming the fulfillment of the agreement terms by Russia.
The document …
Turkey wants to trade with Ukraine and Russia in national currency
Turkey is preparing to carry on trade in national currencies with its largest trading partners, such as Ukraine, China, Russia and Iran, writes Kommersant newspaper.
According to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, if European countries want to get rid of the dollar "shackles" then Ankara is ready to create similar trade system with them.
Turkey does not accept the world order in which the world has declared an economic war, and countries are pressured by the threat of imposing sanctions, …
American senator delivers Trump’s letter to Kremlin
US Senator Republican Rand Paul said that during his visit to Moscow, he delivered a letter from President Donald Trump to Russian authorities.
“I was honored to deliver a letter from President Trump to President Vladimir Putin’s administration. The letter emphasized the importance of further engagement in various areas including countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges,” Paul wrote on Twitter.
In connection with this, the White House press …
Israel calls on the EU to restore sanctions against Iran
The EU countries should join the U.S. and resume the sanctions regime against Iran, said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He warmly approved the decision of the U.S. President Donald Trump, who on Monday signed the decree to renew economic sanctions.
"I congratulate President of the United States Donald Trump on an important decision to impose sanctions against Iran. I call on the European countries that are talking about stopping Iran, to join this decision, “Netanyahu wrote on …
Russian diplomat summoned to the US State Department for explanations
Wess Mitchel, the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs summoned Dmitry Zhirnov, the charge d'affaires of Russia in the United States, to answer for the Russian propaganda in social networks. Washington regards this as Moscow's interference in the internal affairs of the USA, reported in Twitter Heather Nauert, the State Department spokeswoman.
"Assistant Secretary Mitchell convoked Russian Chargé Zhirnov to answer for the Kremlin’s attempts to use social media …
Putin calls for alternative to US dollar
The dollar’s status as the universal reserve currency “is becoming a problem” for the world economy, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference after the BRICS summit in South Africa.
According to him, the Kremlin “is well aware of what the dollar represents today”. “It is the universal reserve currency. To a greater or lesser degree the euro could aspire to this, but not entirely,” Putin observed.
The status of the dollar, for which there is no full-fledged substitute, is a …
Media: Trump and Putin have reached an agreement on partition of Kosovo
In a summit in Helsinki, US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin reached an agreement on a possible partition of the breakaway state of Kosovo, reports Gazeta Ekspres, citing diplomatic sources.
According to these sources, the Trump administration has agreed that Kosovo should cede territory, particularly in the northern regions, to Serbia in exchange for recognition.
“It is clear that the Trump administration is of one mind with Russia when it comes to the partition of …
Putin promises 'commensurate reaction' to NATO expansion
Russian President Vladimir Putin promised a “commensurate reaction” for the deployment of NATO bases near Russian borders.
Speaking at a meeting of Russian ambassadors and permanent representatives in Moscow on Thursday, the President called such actions “aggressive steps”.
In his opinion, the guarantee of security in Europe is based on constructive cooperation in the European space.
Putin also urged Western countries to exert influence on Kyiv in the implementation of the Minsk agreements. …
US Congressmen call on Trump to stand up to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine
Congressmen who lead the support group for Ukraine in the US Congress urged US President Donald Trump "to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our NATO allies in the face of continued threats from Russia and its aggression in Ukraine."
Radio Liberty reports that the joint statement by Congressional Democrats Marcy Kaptur and Sandy Levin and Republican Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick was motivated by the outcome of the joint press conference of Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.