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The national security advisers of the United States, South Korea and Japan met over the weekend to discuss North Korea and the “complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula,” Reuters reported quoting South Korea’s presidential Blue House. South Korea’s National Security Office chief, Chung Eui-yong, met U.S. national security adviser H.R. McMaster and Japan’s national security adviser, Shotaro Yachi, to discuss summit meetings between Kim and South Korean Pres...
2018-03-20 12:15:16
Turkey vows to expand Syria fight against Kurds
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that after victory in Syria's Afrin region, his country will expand its military operations into other Kurdish-held areas in Syria as well as to Iraq's Sinjar region, Daily Mail reported. Speaking at a ceremony for judicial appointments in Ankara, Erdogan said troops would target the Syrian city of Manbij, as well as Ayn al-Arab, also known as Kobani, and other towns along the border to the east of the Euphrates River. Those areas are controlled by U....
2018-03-20 12:13:55
Trump still wants to organize meeting of Gulf leaders
A senior administration official said on Monday that US President Donald Trump believes unity among Gulf states is critical and still wants to organize a meeting of Gulf leaders, who are divided by a dispute involving Qatar, reported Reuters. The official added that Trump had wanted Qatar and Gulf Cooperation Council members to settle their dispute on their own, but is now much more concerned about the long-term impact in the region. And speaking on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman&rsquo...
2018-03-20 12:12:34
Armenia President to Russia’s Putin: We are determined to develop and expand str...
President Serzh Sargsyan on Monday sent a congratulatory message to Vladimir Putin on his victory in Sunday’s presidential election in Russia, wishing him robust health, every success, as well as prosperity and wellbeing to the fraternal people of Russia. “On behalf of the people of Armenia and myself, I sincerely and wholeheartedly congratulate you on your overwhelming victory in the elections of the President of the Russian Federation,” the message reads, in part. “The...
2018-03-19 13:15:49
Armenia-US trade and investment council to hold meeting in Washington
Second meeting of the Armenia-United States Council on Trade and Investment will be convened Monday in Washington, D.C. A delegation from Armenia, and led by Hovhannes Azizyan, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Investments, is in the US to take part in this talk. The parties will confer on the avenues for the expansion of bilateral cooperation on trade, economy, and investments. A roundtable discussion, with the participation of business community representatives from both countries...
2018-03-19 13:14:28
Canada PM and German chancellor decide to support UK over Skripal case
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed full support to Britain in connection with the investigation over Sergey Skripal's case. The Prime Minister and the Chancellor share the concern over the case of poisoning with nerve substance in the United Kingdom and confirm the importance of solidarity among NATO member states on the matter, Canada’s government said in a statement. Former colonel of Russian intelligence Sergey Skripal and his daught...
2018-03-17 11:48:55
Artsakh president meets with Ramkavar Azatakan Party members in Washington
President of Artsakh Bako Sahakyan met in Washington with members of the Supreme Council of the Ramkavar Azatakan Party on Friday. The meetings addressed diverse issues related to the Artsakh domestic and foreign policy, the Artsakh-Diaspora cooperation, developing and deepening the USA-Artsakh ties. The Head of the State acknowledged the role of the traditional parties in supporting Artsakh, solving important national issues, strengthening the Motherland-Diaspora ties, adding that Artsakh was...
2018-03-17 11:48:21
Lavrov: US intends to devalue Russia’s strategic nuclear capability
Deployment of a global missile defense system is aimed at devaluing Russia’s strategic nuclear capability, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with Vietnamese and Japanese media. The global missile defense system is not designed to counter the threats coming from Iran and North Korea, but to encircle the Russian Federation around the perimeter, he said. According to Lavrov, Moscow tried to create with Washington a mechanism for joint consideration of protection ag...
2018-03-17 11:47:16
Russia MP says sale of arms to Azerbaijan is just doing business
YEREVAN. – Russian arms sales to Azerbaijan were conducted within the framework of the agreements that were reached before April 2016 (i.e. the four-day military actions on the Karabakh-Azerbaijani line of contact, and unleashed by Azerbaijan). Konstantin Kosachev, Chairperson of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Russian Council of the Federation, on Wednesday stated about the above-said at a news conference in Armenia’s capital city of Yerevan. He noted this in response to a ...
2018-03-15 12:10:54
UK suspends all high-level diplomatic contact with Russia
UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced a range of economic and diplomatic measures, including the suspension of high-level bilateral contacts with Russia. An invitation for Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to visit Britain has been canceled, and May said British ministers and royals will not attend the soccer World Cup in Russia this summer, Daily Sabah reported. May also said Britain would clamp down on murky Russian money and strengthen its powers to impose sanctions on abusers of huma...
2018-03-15 12:09:15
Gina Haspel - torture master?
There has been a revolution in the shady world of US espionage after Donald Trump named a woman as CIA head for the first time. RT looks at the top spy, who rights activists accused of overseeing torture and demanded her arrest. Gina Haspel, born October 1, 1956 was a deputy CIA director before becoming the most powerful official at America’s main spy agency. She was one of the top intelligence officers to take part in the worst alleged abuses of Bush-era interrogation program, which reno...
2018-03-14 12:41:25
Members of Congress commemorate 30th anniversary of anti-Armenian pogroms in Aze...
Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues Co-Chair Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues Co-Vice Chair Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA), and Congressman Jim Costa (D-CA) issued statements in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of Azerbaijan’s anti-Armenian pogroms in Sumgait, Kirovabad, and Baku, the Armenian Assembly of America reported . Invited by the Armenian Caucus leadership, a delegation from Artakh (Nagorno Karabakh), led by President Bako Sa...
2018-03-14 12:40:13
US avenue to be renamed to Artsakh Street
Members of the city council of Glendale, California, USA have unanimously voted to begin the process of renaming an avenue in the city to Artsakh Street, in honor of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic; NKR). Accordingly, Maryland Avenue—between Wilson and Harvard—will be renamed to Artsakh Street, informed the Facebook page of Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Glendale.
2018-03-14 12:37:56
Armenia FM to head to Denmark on official visit
YEREVAN. – At the invitation of foreign minister Anders Samuelsen of Denmark, Armenia Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian on Wednesday will make an official visit to Copenhagen. During his trip, Nalbandian is scheduled to hold talks with senior representatives of the Danish executive and legislative authorities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia informed Armenian News-NEWS.am. In the Danish capital city, the Armenian FM will meet also with representatives of the Danish Foreign Po...
2018-03-14 12:36:25
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