Moscow is making efforts to convince Iraq to soften its position relative to the United Nations' demands to fulfil the Security Council decisions on international disarmament inspection, clarification of the fate of Kuwaiti prisoners of war and Baghdad's recognition of Kuwait's sovereignty. This was said in Abu Dhabi for a high-ranking representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Vladimir Titarenko, now on a tour of countries in the Persian Gulf. On Tuesday the Russian minister was received by first deputy foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates bin Said. The sides exchanged opinions on the situation in the region, on Palestinian lands and in Afghanistan. According to the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, one goal of his tour is to inform Gulf countries of Moscow's desire to convince Iraq of abiding by the decisions of the UN Security Council.
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities