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Washington plans to send more troops to Syria, as Moscow says the war is over

Ahead of a new round of talks between the presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey on the Syrian crisis, Moscow talks of the end of the war in the Arab country. However, the United States is dispatching more troops to strengthen its position in southeastern Syria.

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Russia, Ukraine swap dozens of prisoners in first sign of thawing relations

Russia and Ukraine swapped dozens of prisoners on Saturday in a carefully-negotiated rapprochement that brought Western praise and could thaw a freeze in relations since Moscow’s annexation of the Crimea region in 2014.

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Jon Huntsman: US ambassador to Russia will step down

Jon Huntsman, whose two-year tenure as the US ambassador to Russia has been characterized by disagreements with the Kremlin, is stepping down with a stark warning of “irreconcilable” divisions between Washington and Moscow and a warning to hold “Russia accountable when its behavior threatens us and our allies”.

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Russia continues to support Iran despite US pressures

As Iran’s close partners on many bilateral and regional issues, Russia is increasingly worried about the current tensions between Tehran and Washington. The new round of American sanctions, targeting a number of high-ranking Iranian officials, has sparked a fresh reaction from Moscow.

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Iran welcomes Moscow’s help on its oil sales

Iran reiterated its interest in trading oil with Russia, with Moscow proposing a “trade cooperation,” state television news agency iribnews.ir reported Sunday, citing Central Bank of Iran Governor Abdolnasser Hemmati.

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Erdogan Insists Russian Missile Deal Will Go Through, Plans Additional Work With Moscow

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has again insisted he will go through with the purchase of S-400 defense systems from Russia and would also cooperate with Moscow on producing S-500 systems in the future, despite U.S. pressure against the deals.

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Turkey: We’ll purchase S-400 despite possible US sanctions

Turkey on Sunday dismissed US threats of sanctions if it went ahead with a Russian missile purchase, saying it would not renege on a pledge to Moscow, AFP reported.

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۴۱ dead as Russian plane bursts into flames on landing

A Russian passenger plane erupted in a huge ball of fire and black smoke after making an emergency landing at Moscow’s busiest airport, killing 41 people including at least two children.

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Tensions growing between Ankara and Washington as Turkey appears determined to buy the Russian S-400

Growing ties between the NATO member Turkey and Russia has started to trigger string negative reactions from the United States. Following Ankara’s refusal to cancel a deal with Moscow for purchasing the S-400 anti-missile systems, Washington mulls imposing punitive measures on Turkey.

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Russia and Iran discuss prospects of solving crisis in Syria

Russian President’s Special envoy to the Middle East, Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Bogdanov discussed with Iran’s Ambassador to Moscow Mehdi Sanaei prospects of solving the crisis in Syria.

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Russia to expand its economic presence in Iran despite US sanctions

Denouncing unilateral US sanctions against the Islamic Republic, Russia has declared that it will continue doing economic interactions with Iran despite pressures. After the creation of a European especial mechanism to help Iran circumvent the sanctions, Moscow shows willingness toward using the measure, while taking steps toward expanding its economic presence in Iran.

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Despite US pressures, Iran and Russia move toward strengthening economic cooperation

While the United States appears determined to pursue its policy of maximizing pressures on Iran, Tehran and Moscow are taking new steps to strengthen their cooperation in the economic sphere. Among other issues, Russia and Iran are moving toward realizing a free trade zone between each other.

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Taliban Officials To Hold Talks In Moscow With Prominent Afghan Figures

A delegation of Taliban officials was set to hold talks in Moscow with prominent Afghan figures, including former President Hamid Karzai, but no government officials.

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Russia demonstrates missile claiming no violation of INF – only to prove opposite

On January 23, the Russian Defense Ministry displayed in an Expo Center in Moscow its new 9M729 missile — claiming, contrary to U.S. assessments, that its characteristics do not violate the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).

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US-Turkey talks on Syria intensify ahead of Erdogan’s meeting with Putin

US talks with Turkey over a safe zone in Syria have intensified this week ahead of a highly anticipated trip by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Moscow on Wednesday.

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There’s Nothing Progressive about a Multipolar World

It’s become a pillar of both progressive and internationalist foreign-policy vision: to be multipolar means a safer, better, and more prosperous future. Speaking at the Diplomatic Academy in Moscow, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright—who earlier in her tenure called the United States the “indispensable nation”—shifted gears to embrace a multipolar future.

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