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Sanctions

Could Iran’s spy charges against US journalist put nuclear deal in jeopardy?
The US-Iran talks on the nuclear deal aren’t an indication of improving relations as the issue still has to be resolved, says researcher and writer Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, adding that the spy allegations are a different story and not related.

21.04.2015 10:12

Lukoil eyes return to Iran after sanctions lifted - CEO
Russia’s second largest oil and gas producer Lukoil plans to return to Iran as soon as sanctions over the country’s nuclear program are lifted, according to the company’s President Vagit Alekperov.

21.04.2015 07:14

UK gives Russian billionaire deadline to sell North Sea gas assets
The UK is forcing Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman, owner of the $10 billion L1 energy fund, to sell dozens of newly-acquired North Sea oil and gas assets in the next 3-6 months on fears more Russia sanctions could shut down the gas fields.

21.04.2015 08:24

Russians want their country to follow independent course, poll shows
Over half of Russian citizens want their homeland to pursue its own way of development and only 17 percent think that Russia should take the same path as Western nations, according to the latest research by independent pollster Levada Center.

21.04.2015 08:21

Embargo relief? Russia tests food from Greece, Hungary & India
Russia began quality control fruits and vegetables from Hungary, Greece, and India in order to begin imports, said Aleksey Alekseenko the head of Russia’s food inspector Rosselkhoznadzor. Next week products from Cyprus will undergo similar tests.

20.04.2015 11:57

‘Inexplicable and absurd’ – Russia blasts Norway’s overreaction on official Svalbard visit
Russia’s Foreign Ministry has said the recent visit to Svalbard by deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin was fully within the norms of international law and the spirit of Arctic partnership that Norway has consistently demonstrated so far.

20.04.2015 11:03

Russia denies Western banking blacklist exists
The Federal Financial Monitoring Service of Russia (Rosfinmonitoring) says there are no plans to introduce banking restrictions against the 41 Western countries, including some that sanctioned Russia, quelling rumors raised by Russian media.

20.04.2015 07:44

Khamenei accuses US of creating Iran nuclear weapons ‘myth’
Iran's supreme leader says the United States has created the “myth” of nuclear weapons to paint Tehran as a “source of threat.” The tough rhetoric comes days before nuclear talks are set to resume in Vienna.

19.04.2015 12:34

​Better deal for Tehran: Iranian legislators press for nuclear bargaining
Iranian lawmakers published their view of what a nuclear deal with the P5+1 group should be, demanding a shorter term of restrictions, upgrade of centrifuges and continuation of enrichment at Fordo facility.

17.04.2015 15:03

​Russia can withstand & take advantage of economic hardships – finance minister
Western sanctions have not succeeded in crippling the Russian economy, as careful monetary and fiscal adjustments helped stabilize and strengthen the national currency despite low oil prices, finance minister Anton Siluanov told RT.

17.04.2015 00:37

Putin: Russia must use sanctions to achieve new development horizons
Russia’s economy sustained a blow from Western sanctions and remained strong; it should use them to achieve "new development frontiers,” according to President Vladimir Putin.

16.04.2015 15:50

‘Ulterior motives behind sanctions, Ukraine crisis’
President Putin’s statement that sanctions won’t be lifted soon is justified as they are just a manifestation of a Western desire to have a geopolitical conflict with Russia, said John Laughland from the Institute of Democracy and Cooperation.

16.04.2015 13:44