The rivalry between Russia and the United States in the Persian Gulf has been gaining momentum. Saudi Arabia has recently attracted VIP attention from Moscow and Washington. On April 16-17, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matvienko paid a two-day official visit to Riyadh. The day after her departure, Pentagon chief James Mattis landed there
Turkey has voted for the presidential republic at a recent referendum. Amendments to the Constitution of Turkey received the support from 51.2 percent of citizens, whereas 48.59 percent of electors voted against. The margin of votes thus made up 1.25 million. The new constitution embodies all ideas of the "non-liberal democracy" of nationalists
Foreign ministers of Russia, Syria and Iran are going to meet in Moscow on April 14. The allies will gather in the Russian capital to discuss a number of important issues. Tehran wants to make Syria a theocratic state, while Moscow will be satisfied with a stable Syrian regime with Assad. Or without him.
North Korea may have the ability to launch missiles with warheads filled with nerve gas, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said. the USA supposedly considers only two options for the situation to develop: either China increases pressure on the DPRK, or the United States attacks North Korea. Yet, North Korea has no intention to attack the Americans
Is a Korean war inevitable? if Donald Trump contrives a war against North Korea, preparation for such a large-scale military operation will take several weeks or even months. So, for the moment there is space for diplomatic maneuvering to prevent a great war on the Korean peninsula. China is not likely to green light the US war against the DPRK
The Americans may strike again. They conducted their first attack on Syria at the time when Chinese President Xi Jinping was visiting the USA. The Americans can strike another blow on either Syria or North Korea at the time when US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Moscow. They can do it to show their predominance over Russia
The news about containers with chemical weapons that were supposedly seen on photos from Shayrat airbase in Syria was fake. A series of photos of Shayrat airbase depicted containers for "chemical weapons." Many Western news agencies reported that the photos indeed contained evidence to prove the presence of chemical weapons at the airbase
Russia will require an urgent convocation of the UN Security Council. The US missile strike against Syria is an act of aggression against a UN member. The missile attack conducted by the United States had only one goal - "to put a gunpowder stamp on the verdict of Assad's responsibility for the chemical attack in Idlib."
Here it comes again. As the enemies of peace continue to pressure a new US President into deeper war commitments overseas, and as Washington's Deep State works relentlessly opposing Russian moves in Syria at every turn, the war drums have started again - beating harder than ever now, clamouring for a new US-led attack on Syria.
Russian-Iranian relations have never been smooth and unambiguous. Doing business with one of the oldest civilizations that used to play a global role in world politics back in the days of Ancient Greece, is a hard nut to crack. One should bear in mind the fact that Iran pursues its own interests that may not always coincide with those of Russia
This week the Filipino President has bluntly demanded of the European Parliament to mind its own business, rather than that of his country. Andrey Klimov, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation Council Committee on International Affairs, who has been to the Philippines recently, has told Pravda.Ru about this offbeat figure
When discussing the recent scandal in the relations between Turkey and the European Union, many pay attention to the electoral aspect of this conflict - the forthcoming elections in Germany and France and a referendum in Turkey. However, it remains unclear why Turkish President Erdogan has decided to go to the length of the conflict
How can Japan combine complete rejection of the right of the nation to wage war and the intention to attack someone else's territory? In order to be able to conduct such attacks, Japan must first erase Chapter 2 of its fundamental law. Tokyo has long been running a peculiar policy to "circumvent" constitutional restrictions on military activities