Russia said Saturday it would expel 23 British diplomats and close a British consulate following London's "provocative" measures over the poisoning of a double agent that has triggered a fierce diplomatic row.
Diplomats in New Delhi say Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani will try to encourage Indian businesses to invest “billions of dollars” in the Islamic Republic during his three-day visit which will start on Thursday.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry does not rule out ordering the United States to cut its diplomatic staff in Russia to 300 people or below, the RIA news agency cited Georgy Borisenko, the head of the ministry’s North America Department, as saying on Wednesday.
A series of recently leaked emails shows that the Belgian delegation was instructed in advance to vote for the appointment of Saudi Arabia as a member of a United Nations committee on gender equality, despite Riyadh’s massive discrimination against women.
A Russian deputy foreign minister and former lead negotiator in the Iran nuclear talks praised Iranian diplomatic panache, saying Russian diplomats are learning from their Iranian counterparts how to break free from stringent sanctions.
Iran is to receive a huge shipment of natural uranium from Russia to compensate it for exporting tons of reactor coolant, diplomats said, in a move approved by the outgoing US administration and other governments seeking to keep Tehran committed to a landmark nuclear pact.