Iran will never put up with an Iraqi government led by a US general. It will not recognise whatever government with foreign presence - it is up to Iraqis alone to rule their country, President Mohammad Khatami of Iran said to a news conference.
The President called to retain Iraqi independence and sovereignty. The Iraqi nation must itself determine its future destinies. That is essentially important, he pointed out.
An independent Iraqi ruling top, formed in compliance with international legal norms, will promote coalition interests. All Iraqi ethnic and religious entities are entitled to representation on that top, said the President.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
More than 5.8 million people voted for Nicholas Maduro at the presidential election in Venezuela. This is more than a quarter of registered voters. Why did those people vote for the man, who, as Western media write, took Venezuela to the brink of collapse?
It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War