The White House has pushed back on concerns about the Joe Biden administration’s willingness to cut deals with countries like Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela as it looks for ways to blunt skyrocketing fuel prices in the United States.
US President Joe Biden condemned Moscow for launching the military operation against Ukraine, announcing new strong sanctions and limitations on exports to Russia.
Iran’s top security official has called on the West to learn a lesson from the crisis in Ukraine.
U.S. President Joe Biden announced that he would impose new sanctions on the company behind the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which was built to ferry natural gas from Russia to Germany. The announcement follows Russia’s recognition of two separatist-controlled regions east of Ukraine that led to harsh anti-Moscow bans by the West.
Australia, Canada and Japan have issued sanctions against Russia on Tuesday. The have joined the growing list of countries that have taken economic action after Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized two Ukrainian regions as independent states and moved Russian forces into eastern Ukraine.
U.S. President Joe Biden has announced Washington would sanction Russian sovereign debt and Russian elites as well as their family members in response to Moscow’s deployment of troops to regions in eastern Ukraine.
World powers have warned Moscow that they stand ready to impose sanctions that would have a huge and immediate impact on Russia's economy, should it pursue any military aggression against Ukraine. Moscow rejects any plan to attack Ukraine, despite mass military deployment on borders.
US President Joe Biden is in a tough spot as the Iran nuclear talks resume in Austria. The American leader is facing growing bipartisan concern that even if a deal is reached, it may be insufficient to curb Tehran's nuclear program.
As tensions intensify over Russia-Ukraine crisis, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has placed roughly 8,500 military personnel on heigh alert to potentially deploy to Eastern Europe, the Pentagon announced.
Russia has urged the United States to stop spreading speculations about Moscow's alleged plans to invade Ukraine.
Washington has prepared 18 response scenarios in case Russia decides to invade Ukraine as the West fears it might do, Under-Secretary of State Victoria Nuland claims.
The US Secret Service continues to track and monitor threats of vengeance against former President Donald Trump, who ordered the assassination of Iran’s top commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani.
Washington imposing sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin would be an "over-the-top" measure, comparable to breaking off relations, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
The Kremlin spokesperson says Moscow was not optimistic after a first round of talks with the United States on the Ukraine crisis. Dmitry Peskov added Russia would not allow its demands for security guarantees from the west to become mired in tortuous negotiations.
A top Russian diplomat says Moscow is not optimistic about the forthcoming talks with Washington. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Rybakov added Russia will not give in to US pressure or make any concessions ahead of the Geneva talks set for 10 January.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry has denounced remarks by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken over Moscow's involvement in Kazakhstan unrest. The top US diplomat has said Kazakhstan would have a difficult time getting the Russian forces, invited to quell the unrest, to leave the country.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says a diplomatic solution is still possible to resolve the Russia-Ukraine crisis. Binken however warned Russia of “massive consequences” if it continues what he called aggressive actions in Europe.
Russia's chief negotiator to the Vienna talks says the issue of sanctions imposed by the United States against Iran is hampering the negotiations between the Islamic Republic and the P4+1 group.
China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman says the assassination of Iranian commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani is a war crime the United States has committed through abuse of force.
Former UK Ambassador to Syria says the United States is establishing a record of systematic deception in its now-discredited public accounts of the assassination of Iran's anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani and the capture of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu held talks with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken over phone on Monday. Normalization of bilateral ties as well as Russia-Ukraine tensions were discussed.