White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer claims that US President Donald Trump cannot even eat “Russian salad dressing on his salad” without raising questions about alleged ties between his campaign and Moscow.
Several dozen people were detained in protests across Russia on Sunday, after the opposition urged people to take to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
Russia has rejected the US-led coalition’s “rosy forecasts” on surrounding and swiftly retaking the Syrian city of Raqqah from Daesh, saying any such victory could only be achieved through concerted cooperation among all parties fighting terror in the Arab state.
The UN has called on Iran, Russia and Turkey to convene a fresh round of peace talks between Damascus and opposition groups in Astana, Kazakhstan, to bring the situation on the ground under control amid increasing militant attempts to break into the heart of the Syrian capital in defiance of a countrywide truce.
Russia says it has devised an alternative to a global electronic money transfer mechanism which the United States has shown it would readily use to disrupt overseas financial transactions of countries which it sanctions for political disputes.
Russia has dismissed as “false” the recent allegation by a US general that Moscow may be providing supplies to Taliban militants in Afghanistan, saying the charge was an attempt by Washington to cover up its failed policies in the war-torn country.
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia-Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour and his Russian counterpart Igor Margulov discussed the upcoming visit to Moscow by President Hassan Rouhani in a meeting here on Thursday evening.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will skip the April 5-6 meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) foreign ministers in Brussels, but will travel to Russia in the following week, according to reports.
Russia has vehemently dismissed a Reuters report which claims it is constructing a military base in the Afrin district of Syria’s Aleppo Province in alliance with the Kurdish militia controlling the area.