• Reflection of the EU flag in a window of a building in Brussels. (File)
    Last update: 15:07 13.08.2017
    15:07 13.08.2017

    How New US Anti-Russian Sanctions Turn Into a 'Russian Roulette' for Europe

    The new US sanctions against Russia contribute to the uncertainty in the European gas market, according to S&P Global Ratings.

    New US Sanctions Law Against Russia, Iran, N Korea Signed: Consequences
  • Tens of thousands of North Koreans gathered for a rally at Kim Il Sung Square carrying placards and propaganda slogans as a show of support for their rejection of the United Nations' latest round of sanctions on Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea
    Last update: 17:07 11.08.2017
    17:07 11.08.2017

    US Threats Divert Attention From North Korean Issue - UN Human Rights Expert

    The recent exchange of warning between the US and North Korean leaders serve as a distraction from the existential North Korean problem, UN Human Rights expert Tomas Ojea Quintana said in a press release on Friday.

    New US Sanctions Law Against Russia, Iran, N Korea Signed: Consequences
  • This photo taken on May 7, 2013 shows Russian and the US flags running up as the US Secretary of State arrives at Moscow Vnukovo Airport
    Last update: 16:46 11.08.2017
    16:46 11.08.2017

    History Repeats Itself: Do US-Russia Ties Risk Plunging Into a 'New Caribbean Crisis'?

    Bilateral relations between Washington and Moscow continue to remain at an unprecedentedly low level. The US is considering a response to the expulsion of American diplomatic staff from Russia. According to political analyst Dmitry Zhuravlev, the US and Russia will try to break this deadlock.

    New US Sanctions Law Against Russia, Iran, N Korea Signed: Consequences
  • Moscow, Russia. News conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov evaluating the 2016 performance of Russian diplomacy.
    Last update: 16:41 11.08.2017
    16:41 11.08.2017

    Lavrov Calls New US Sanctions on Russia 'Outrageous'

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called new US sanctions against Russia "outrageous."

    New US Sanctions Law Against Russia, Iran, N Korea Signed: Consequences
  • Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, Turkey, June 13, 2017
    Last update: 16:31 11.08.2017
    16:31 11.08.2017

    Turkey Calls for Political Settlement of US-North Korea Crisis

    Turkey wants the United States and North Korea to prevent a military conflict and calls on both countries to settle the crisis in their relations by peaceful means, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters on Friday.

    New US Sanctions Law Against Russia, Iran, N Korea Signed: Consequences
  • The Moscow Kremlin
    Last update: 13:03 11.08.2017
    13:03 11.08.2017

    'Window of Opportunities': US Sanctions Likely to Have Unexpectedly Positive Effect on Russian Economy

    Despite Washington’s persistent efforts to hurt Moscow, the new US law stipulating sanctions against Russia is likely to have an unexpected reverse effect, particularly stimulating the Russian economy, according to prominent political analyst Vladimir Lepekhin.

    New US Sanctions Law Against Russia, Iran, N Korea Signed: Consequences
  • A worker of Russian gas and oil giant Gazprom works on February 18, 2015 in Novoprtovskoye oil and gas condensates oilfield at Cape Kamenny in the Gulf of Ob shore line in the south-east of a peninsular in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, 250 km north of the town of Nadym, northern Russia
    Last update: 14:37 09.08.2017
    14:37 09.08.2017

    Trade War: US Energy Sanctions on Russia Will Have 'Negative Blow' for EU

    The latest round of US sanctions against Russia is causing uncertainty on the European gas markets and leading to a price rise that may inflict a "negative blow" to the European economy, Dr. Thierry Bros, Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, told Radio Sputnik.

    New US Sanctions Law Against Russia, Iran, N Korea Signed: Consequences
  • Banknotes and coins of the United States
    Last update: 17:54 08.08.2017
    17:54 08.08.2017

    Off the Hook: Weaning Russia Off the Dollar Key to National Security

    Commenting on Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov's statement about the need for Moscow to decrease its dependence on the US financial system, a prominent Russian academician and financial analyst said that developing an independent payment system is "security matter" for Russia.

    New US Sanctions Law Against Russia, Iran, N Korea Signed: Consequences
  • Soldiers during a military parade marking the 105th birthday of Kim Il-Sung, the founder of North Korea, in Pyongyang
    Last update: 10:44 08.08.2017
    10:44 08.08.2017

    'Fair Measure': North Korea Vows 'Physical' Response to New UN Security Council Sanctions

    North Korea has slammed the United Nations for imposing new sanctions on Pyongyang, saying that the country will mobilize its national power and take "fair measures" to stop infringements upon the country's sovereignty.

    New US Sanctions Law Against Russia, Iran, N Korea Signed: Consequences
  • Opening of new residential area on Ryomyong Street in Pyongyang
    Last update: 17:35 07.08.2017
    17:35 07.08.2017

    'United States is Not Ready for Direct Dialogue' With North Korea Amid Tensions

    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Monday that a mediator needed to establish a dialogue between the United States and Nort Korea as Washington is reluctant to start a direct dialogue.

    New US Sanctions Law Against Russia, Iran, N Korea Signed: Consequences
  • A man walks near US and European Union flags at the EU headquarters on May 15, 2017 in Brussels
    Last update: 16:41 07.08.2017
    16:41 07.08.2017

    The Cost of Compliance: EU 'Risks Crisis' Supporting US Sanctions Against Russia

    It seems that Brussels’ apparent determination to support the anti-Russian sanctions policy implemented by the US may only further exacerbate the current crisis in the EU.

    New US Sanctions Law Against Russia, Iran, N Korea Signed: Consequences
  • US Dollar
    Last update: 15:17 07.08.2017
    15:17 07.08.2017

    Moscow to Intensify Work on Cutting Dependence on Dollar as Payment Currency

    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Monday that Moscow plans to intensify work to reduce dependence on US payment systems.

    New US Sanctions Law Against Russia, Iran, N Korea Signed: Consequences
  • Christian Lindner of the Free Democratic party FDP
    Last update: 15:14 07.08.2017
    15:14 07.08.2017

    German FDP Leader: Crimea's Russian Reunification Must be Considered 'Permanent'

    Christian Lindner, leader of Germany's Free Democratic Party (FDP), has called for Crimea's reunification with Russia to be viewed as a "permanent provisional solution." His comments could further cement the issue of European-Russian relations, and anti-Russian sanctions, at the heart of the September 24 general election.

    New US Sanctions Law Against Russia, Iran, N Korea Signed: Consequences
  • The Moscow Kremlin towers. (File)
    Last update: 14:32 07.08.2017
    14:32 07.08.2017

    New Sanctions: Moscow Regrets Russia-US Ties 'Have Not Passed Strength Tests'

    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said Monday in an interview with the International Affairs magazine that Moscow and Washington should work together to find ways to minimize the damage inflicted by the new sanctions.

    New US Sanctions Law Against Russia, Iran, N Korea Signed: Consequences
  • US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher
    Last update: 13:45 07.08.2017
    13:45 07.08.2017

    US Congressman Says New Washington's Anti-Moscow Sanctions 'Not Called For'

    US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher told Sputnik in an interview that the new sanctions imposed on Moscow by Washington are uncalled for since not even all US partners in Europe agree with the restrictions.

    New US Sanctions Law Against Russia, Iran, N Korea Signed: Consequences
  • U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pose for a photograph prior to a bilateral meeting on the eve of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, Thursday, July 6, 2017
    Last update: 11:54 07.08.2017
    11:54 07.08.2017

    Sanctions War: 'Tough Game Where All Players Seek to Hurt Each Other'

    Even as the US imposes a fresh round of sanctions against Russia, it appears that some European nations, like Italy, may have their own ideas about what kind of relationship they should pursue with Moscow.

    New US Sanctions Law Against Russia, Iran, N Korea Signed: Consequences
  • US President Donald Trump meets with EU leaders in Brussels
    Last update: 13:04 06.08.2017
    13:04 06.08.2017

    Sanctions to 'Break Europe Away From US', Facilitate EU-Russia Ties

    Russia will only stand to gain from US sanctions, which also threaten to sour Washington’s relations with its European partners, political analyst Dmitry Solonnikov told Sputnik.

    New US Sanctions Law Against Russia, Iran, N Korea Signed: Consequences
  • One of the Kremlin towers in Moscow.
    Last update: 21:31 05.08.2017
    21:31 05.08.2017

    US Sanctions Bill: How Trump Administration Misread Russia

    Washington continues to misread Moscow, Russian economist Ivan Danilov writes for RIA Novosti. Instead of "bending to the will" of US policymakers, the Russian leadership clearly signals to Washington that it perceives the White House's assertiveness not as a sign of strength but as a sign of weakness.

    New US Sanctions Law Against Russia, Iran, N Korea Signed: Consequences
  • French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump confer at the start of the first working session of the G20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017.
    Last update: 20:56 05.08.2017
    20:56 05.08.2017

    EU Opposes US Anti-Russian Sanctions 'Only Because It Wants to Harm Trump'

    As the EU has introduced new sanctions against Russia over the Siemens scandal, it continues to oppose anti-Russian sanctions imposed on Moscow by Washington.

    New US Sanctions Law Against Russia, Iran, N Korea Signed: Consequences
  • Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan. (File)
    Last update: 19:07 05.08.2017
    19:07 05.08.2017

    Russian Deputy PM, Iran's Defense Minister Confirm Aim to Develop Defense Ties

    Russian Deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin and Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan reiterated on Saturday the course for bilateral defense relations, the Iranian Defense Ministry said.

    New US Sanctions Law Against Russia, Iran, N Korea Signed: Consequences