Alahednews Alahednews Al-Assad Meets Putin: Door Open To Political Process Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visited his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin’s summer residence on the Black Sea for talks on Thursday about the Putin Orders Russia’s S-500 Production, Nuclear Forces Boost Putin ordered Russia’s military commanders to prepare the S-500 missile system for mass production & boost strategic nuclear forces. Putin, Macron Discuss Situation after US Withdrawal from JCPOA Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed the situation after the US withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear d Lavrov Meets Zarif: We Have Planned Contacts Except for the US Russian acting Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif to discuss the Iranian nuclear deal. Russian Mod: 28 «Israeli» Jets Fired About 60 Rockets in Overnight Strikes on Syria Some 28 ’Israeli’ aircraft fired around 60 air-to-surface rockets in a massive overnight strike in Syria. Kremlin: Harmful Consequences Inevitable, If Iran Nuclear Deal Changed Changes to the JCPOA will inevitably lead to disastrous consequences. Russia: Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from Iran Deal Shows US Unable to Negotiate Moscow is ’deeply disappointed’ by Washington’s decision to pull out from the Iranian nuclear deal, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. Russia: Vladimir Putin to Be Inaugurated as President on Monday The ceremony of inauguration of Russian President Vladimir Putin will take place in the St. Andrew Hall in the Grand Kremlin Palace on Monday. Zakharova: Any Changes to Iran Nuclear Deal Unacceptable Russia’s Foreign Ministry announced Moscow’s continuing to honor its commitments under the landmark 2015 nuclear deal Iran made with major world Kremlin: Still Waiting For US Talks to Set Up the Putin-Trump Summit The Kremlin said Friday it was still waiting for substantive talks with the United States to set up a summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin Lavrov: US Establishment’s Russophobia Impedes Trump’s Russia Initiatives Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Russia shares US President Donald Trump’s intention of establishing normal Russia-US dialogue. Zakharova: Syrian Witnesses Who Speak Truth «Poisoned» By Western Reporters Russia’s FM spokeswoman criticized unethical behavior by western reporters toward Syrian witnesses of the alleged Douma chemical attack. Russian PM Backs Criminalizing Loyalty to US Sanctions Russia’s Medvedev lends support for looming bill criminalizing adherence to US sanctions. Kremlin: Russia Sees No Alternative to Iran Nuke Deal The Kremlin assured that there is no alternative to the JCPOA. Putin: Several States Play into Hands of Terrorists Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev delivered the greeting message of Russian President Vladimir Putin to the participants of the 9th Skripal Case Not to Affect UK Visa Application Process for Russians the situation around the Skripals’ case will not affect the process of visa application for ordinary Russians. Lavrov: Missile Attacks on Syria to Hinder OPCW Probe Russian FM lashed out at the missile strikes carried out by the US, France and the UK on Syria, saying that they were aimed at hindering the OPCW. Lavrov: Putin, Trump Will Never Allow US-Russia Armed Conflict Lavrov said that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump will never allow tensions between their nations to turn into an US, UK Accusations of Russian Hacking ’Groundless’ - Kremlin Says The Kremlin dismissed as ’groundless’ British and American warnings that Russian state-sponsored hackers were threatening their crucial computer Russia: Leader of Daesh Cell Blows Himself Up During Detention The Russian security service [FSB] announced it had foiled the Daesh [the Arabic acronym for terrorist ‘ISIS/ISIL’ group] cell planning terror at Russian Deputy FM: US Shows «Undisguised» Economic Aggression toward Russia US Ambassador to the UN said her country was preparing new sanctions against Russia over Moscow’s support of the Syrian government. Putin: Strikes in Syria a Violation of International Law In response to the US and its allies strike against civil and military facilities in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that it violates the Russia: Strikes Targeted Syria’s Chance for Peace Russia warned against the repercussions of the missile strikes by the US and its allies on Syria, saying the tripartite military attacks targeted the Lavrov: Syria Chemical Attack «Staged» With Help of Foreign Secret Service Russia’s FM said the chemical attack in Douma was staged with help of secret services. Russia’s UN Envoy: Immediate Priority Is to Avert the Danger of War Stressing that the immediate priority is to avert the danger of a war, Vasily Nebenzya expressed hope that the US would refrain from taking any unilat