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Russia sees no significant threat from North Korea yet

Russia sees no significant threat from North Korea yet

Waar Media - 2017-09-04 13:01
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia monitors North Korea’s moves as it boosts its nuclear capabilities, however, Moscow does not see any significant threat for itself, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said Monday. On Sunday, North Korea said that it had suc ...
Russia sees no significant threat from North Korea yet - Waar Media

Kuwait Will Not Take Any Measures against Kurdistan: Kuwaiti Deputy FM

BAS News - 2017-09-28 16:36
ERBIL- Kuwait will not abide by any instructions by the Iraqi government and House of Representatives against the Kurdistan Region, said the country’s deputy foreign minister on Thursday. Khaled Jarallah told Kuwaiti media outlets that his country will i ...

More Safe Zones Needed in Syria: Russian FM

BAS News - 2017-09-10 23:48
ERBIL — The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov met with his Saudi Arabian counterpart, Adel Jubeir, on Sunday to discuss the ongoing Syrian Crisis and the need of establishment of more safe zones in the country. The two officials agreed that the so- ...

Moscow Will Assess Results of Kurdistan’s Referendum: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-09 11:19
ERBIL — Russian deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Friday that Moscow will assess the outcome of Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum after it happens. Bogdanov said that Russia will assess the results of Kurdistan’s independence refe ...

North Korea Nuke Tests Show Need for New Policy Response

International Crisis Group - 2017-09-04 20:27
North Korea’s sixth nuclear test heightens regional anxieties and is dangerous for populations living nearby. But in itself it does not fundamentally alter the situation nor should it raise the risk of military conflict. Instead, it should spur the U.S., ...

BRICS leaders meet in shadow of North Korea test

Waar Media - 2017-09-04 13:01
WAAR-DUHOK: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday opened an annual summit of BRICS leaders meant to underline Beijing’s claim to developing-world leadership, but which has been upstaged by North Korea’s latest nuclear test. The BRICS — Brazil, Russia, I ...

China rejects possibility of military intervention in North Korea

Waar Media - 2017-09-04 13:01
WAAR-DUHOK: Beijing is firmly committed to peaceful methods of resolving the situation on the Korean Peninsula and rejects any steps aimed at exerting military pressure on North Korea, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Geng Shuang said at a briefing on ...

North Korea nuclear test ‘extremely regrettable’: UN watchdog

Waar Media - 2017-09-03 13:39
WAAR-DUHOK: North Korea’s latest nuclear test is “extremely regrettable” and violates the international community’s repeated demands, the head of the UN atomic watchdog said Sunday. “Today’s nuclear test by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK ...

Donald Trump rejects diplomacy with North Korea

Waar Media - 2017-08-31 14:04
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump said he was against talking with North Korea about its ballistic and nuclear missile programs. Taking to social media on Wednesday to deliver the message, Trump wrote on Twitter: “The US has been talking to North Kor ...

The Strategic Thinking behind North Korea’s Missile Gambit

International Crisis Group - 2017-08-30 21:42
North Korea’s launch of a missile over Japan was irresponsible – yet it was more of a carefully calculated risk than a reckless gamble. Pyongyang’s goal is not a shooting war but to build up military and nuclear capabilities that serve strategic aims of ...

North Korea says more missiles to come as UN condemns launch

Waar Media - 2017-08-30 10:35
WAAR-DUHOK: North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un has promised more missile flights over Japan, insisting his nuclear-armed nation’s provocative launch was a mere “curtain-raiser”, in the face of UN condemnation and US warnings of severe repercussions. The Hwas ...

Donald Trump says “all options are on the table” for North Korea

Waar Media - 2017-08-29 16:24
WAAR-DUHOK: U.S. President Donald Trump said all options to respond to North Korea were on the table after Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile over Japan earlier on Tuesday. “The world has received North Korea’s latest message loud and clear: this regime ...

Lavrov begins Persian Gulf tour to discuss Qatar crisis

Waar Media - 2017-08-28 13:16
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will go on a brief tour of the Persian Gulf countries starting with Kuwait on Monday. During his tour, he will also make visits to the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. While in Kuwait, the Russian top dip ...

Ibrahim Jaafari says army liberated 70% of Tal Afar from ISIS

Waar Media - 2017-08-27 09:28
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi army has liberated 70 percent of Tal Afar in northern Iraq from the Daesh (ISIS) terrorist group, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Jaafari said Saturday. “Seventy percent of Tal Afar city have been liberated and, if God helps, the rem ...

Lavrov: Russia, Turkey, Iran to meet in Tehran on August 8-9

Waar Media - 2017-08-06 17:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Representatives of Russia, Turkey and Iran will meet in Tehran on August 8-9 to discuss the strengthening of de-escalation zones in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Sunday. “With the Turkish counterpart [Turkish Foreign M ...

Iran, Russia, Turkey plan stabilizing Syria: Deputy FM

KurdPress - 2017-08-06 11:23
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov said creating safe zones in Syria will 'reduce tensions' and 'curb terrorist activities'. ...