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North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Iranian defense chief: West policy to revive unipolar order endangering NPT

Iran’s Defense Minister General Mohammadreza Ashtiani has said the West and NATO’s expansionist and hegemonic policy seeks to revive the unipolar world order endangering treaties like the NPT.

Iran FM to UN chief: NATO expansion behind Ukraine war

The Iranian foreign minister has told UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres that that the root-cause of the conflict in Ukraine lies in NATO’s "flawed policy" of eastward expansion.

Putin in meeting with Raisi: NATO threats beyond Europe

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin says threats posed by the NATO military alliance are not limited to Europe alone but goes beyond the continent.

Ayatollah Khamenei slams NATO as a “dangerous thing”

Iran’s leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that if NATO had not been stopped in Ukraine, it would have triggered the same war.

Leader’s advisor: Iran not to let NATO operate near its borders

An advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran is “sensitive” to the security of its frontiers and will not allow the US-led NATO military alliance to operate near them.

Analyst: Potential Arab-Israeli ‘NATO’ won’t affect Iran-Saudi diplomacy

An Iranian political commentator says the potential formation of an Arab-Israeli military alliance in the region will not negatively impact the negotiations on fixing troubled ties between Riyadh and Tehran, explaining that the two issues pursue different agendas.

Iranian president: NATO nothing but death and destruction to Afghanistan

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has said NATO’s occupation brought nothing to Afghanistan but death and destruction. He made the comment in a meeting with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of Pakistan General Nadeem Raza in Tehran.

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.

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