US President Barack Obama is considering more sanctions against Syria that could target lower-level military officers, following the failure of US and Russian efforts to revive a failed ceasefire in the country.
Russian banks say they are ready to enter Iran’s banking sector and help facilitate the country’s overseas transactions particularly now that Western financial institutions are dragging their feet to do so even though sanctions against the country have been lifted.
The Pentagon has warned Syria and Russia that the US is ready to shoot down their planes, which Washington claims threaten American advisers in northern Syria.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia is ready to provide the West with more evidence about armed Ukrainian incursions into the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea.
Indications are growing that Russia’s trade with Iran have been on a decline over the past few months in what experts say could be a result of the warming trade relations between Iran and the West now that the sanctions against the country have been lifted.
Russian and Chinese warplanes have become one of the major concerns of US Air Force commanders, says one of the force’s top combat officers.
The United Kingdom may become engaged in a nuclear war with Russia within a year over post-Cold War policies, a former NATO chief warns.
Iran’s defense minister says the country’s air defense has now been equipped with the Russian S-300 missile defense system.