Wednesday, May 25, 2022

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

President Raisi: Iran opposed to war, unilateralism

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi says the Islamic Republic is opposed to war and unilateralism.

Russia FM: NATO turning Ukraine into foothold against Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says NATO is trying to use Kiev as a tool against Moscow. He added the alliance members are systematically transforming Ukraine into a military foothold against Russia.

Russia rules out joining NATO

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says there is no way that Moscow joins NATO, since the West does not want to have rivals comparable in influence at the global stage.

Putin warns of options if US, NATO fail to guarantee security

Moscow may choose various responses based on advice from military experts if the US and NATO decline to provide security guarantees, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned.

Russia warns of military response if NATO ignores concerns

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov has warned his country is ready for a military response if NATO keeps ignoring Moscow’s security concerns.

Putin: NATO exercises serious challenge for Russia

Russia’s president says NATO drills near the country’s border are a dangerous challenge because the bloc is using its strategic air forces. The alliance has boosted its activities across the Mediterranean, with multiple aircraft approaching the Russian border, and vessels performing manoeuvres in the Black Sea.

Russia urges Afghanistan neighbors to prevent US, NATO presence on their soil

Moscow calls on Afghanistan's neighboring countries to prevent the military presence of the United States and NATO on their territory, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says.

Russian concerned about Taliban selling NATO weapons

The Taliban might think about selling military hardware abandoned by the United States and its NATO allies in Afghanistan if humanitarian situation takes a serious turn for the worse, Russia warns.

Russia says NATO plans in Afghanistan ‘catastrophe’

NATO’s plans in Afghanistan resulted in a catastrophe that the international community must deal with its consequences, the Russian defense minister says.

Russia: NATO sliding into “Cold War schemes”

Russia has warned The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is increasingly resorting to Cold War schemes. Moscow has also ruled out the establishment of normal diplomatic relations with NATO.

Moscow rejects NATO accusation against expelled Russians

Moscow has announced NATO has no evidence indicating the expelled Russian staffers at the organization had been involved in spying activities.

Russia says NATO should make first step to warm ties

NATO needs to take the first step to improve relations with Moscow, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov believes. The top diplomat has stated Russia has never initiated the deterioration of relations with the alliance or any other country.

NATO to expel several Russian diplomats

NATO has decided to slash the size of the permanent Russian delegation at its headquarters in Brussels in response to alleged "malign activities".

Turkey says intends to buy more S-400, likely to infuriate US

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Ankara is considering buying a second batch of Russian missile system despite strong objections by the United States and its other NATO allies.

Russia: NATO ‘totally shocked’ by AUKUS

A newly formed military alliance among the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia has totally surprised NATO itself, rather than the opponents, a top Russian diplomat says.

Russia slams NATO plan over Afghan refugees

A possible NATO plan to house Afghan refugees in central Asian countries can become a disaster for European countries, Moscow warns. Thousands of Afghans have fled the country, with many more seeking to leave, after Taliban announced assumed control of Kabul and other cities.

China urges NATO to withdraw nukes from Europe

China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin has called on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to withdraw its nuclear weapons deployed across Europe.

Russia: Situation in Afghanistan proves NATO’s decline

Moscow says the recent events in Afghanistan have clearly demonstrated the US-led NATO is “an absolute failure as a military-political bloc” after the Taliban group seized the war-ravaged country following the chaotic withdrawal of American troops.

Iran Condemns NATO Chief’s ‘Meddlesome’ Comments

Iran has condemned the interventionist comments and accusations by the secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Jens Stoltenberg regarding the Islamic Republic’s peaceful nuclear program and missile defence capabilities.

Iran Welcomes Egypt’s ‘Withdrawal’ from Arab NATO

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says Tehran welcomes reports that Egypt has withdrawn from being a member of a NATO-style Arab alliance.

Iran Rejects NATO Chief’s Remarks on Its Missile Program

Iran’s foreign ministry has dismissed allegations raised by the NATO Secretary General against Iran’s missile program and regional policies, saying that Jens Stoltenberg had better be concerned about the unilateral and dangerous policies of the US.

Turkey Bars German MPs from Inspecting NATO Base

The Turkish government has prevented a number of German lawmakers from checking on the troops stationed at a NATO military base in Konya in Turkey’s southwest in spite of the permission it had earlier given them.

Iranian President’s Regional Visits May Backfire

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s recent regional visits pose a dilemma: Whether they are in the interest of Iran and its foreign policies, or merely provide Saudi Arabia and its regional allies with clues about Tehran’s political plans in the region.

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