Iran’s defensive missile program is part of its “national interests,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says, asserting that the new US sanctions against the Islamic Republic over its missile activities are “illegitimate” and only harm the nuclear deal between Tehran and the P5+1.
Turkey's Unit International signed a $7-billion agreement with Russia's state-owned Zarubezhneft and Iran's Ghadir Investment Holding to drill for oil and natural gas in Iran, the company said on Tuesday.
The Russian and Chinese navies agreed to hold the second stage of the Joint Sea-2017 military exercises in September in Vladivostok, spokesman for the Russian Eastern Military District’s Pacific Fleet Capt. 2nd Rank Vladimir Matveyev said on Wednesday.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday he believes Washington and Russia can find a way to ease tension, saying it wouldn't be useful to cut ties over the single issue of alleged Russian meddling in the US election.
The Russian government will intensify efforts to cut the country’s dependence on US payment systems and the dollar as a settling currency, said Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov on Monday, as quoted by RIA Novosti.
Russia said on Saturday the European Union's decision to sanction a Russian deputy energy minister over the delivery of Siemens' turbines to Crimea was politically motivated and illegal, Reuters reported.
Central Bank of Russia (CBR) signed a memorandum of understanding with Central Bank of Iran (CBI) at a meeting of the working group for financial and banking cooperation of the Russia-Iran permanent commission on trade and economic cooperation, reported TASS quoting CBR message.