Alahednews Alahednews Putin Orders ‘Symmetric’ Response to US Missile Test Putin ordered preparing a “symmetric” response to the United States’ recent test-launch of a missile that pose a threat to Russia’s security. Skripal Case: Second Round of US Sanctions against Russia to Take Effect in Two Weeks Trump signed off on a second round of sanctions against Russia over the alleged poisoning of former intelligence officer Sergei Skripal. Russia Announces INF Officially Dead as US Quits Agreement The Trump administration decided to fully abandon the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces [INF] Treaty. Twitter Suspends Russian Embassy in Syria after Criticizing White Helmets Twitter suspended the official account of the Russian embassy in Syria without explanation or earlier notice. Moscow Concerned about US-Iran Confrontation near Russian Border Putin said that Moscow is deeply concerned about the current confrontation between the United States and Iran. Russia: US Decision to Bar Turkey from F-35 Program Is Punishment for Sovereign Moves Russia slammed the US decision to bar Turkey from the F-35 program is part of its policy to punish for its sovereign moves. Washington’s Muscle-Flexing against Iran Is Dangerous - Lavrov Washington’s muscle-flexing against Iran may create a dangerous situation where the US will be responsible for any catastrophic consequences. Russia Has ‘Sharp Differences’ With US over Iran - Ryabkov Ryabkov said Moscow and Washington have “sharp differences” over Iran, among many other areas. Russia Vows to Counter Attempts to Destabilize Venezuela, Strengthen Caracas’ Military Russia vowed to counter destabilization attempts plans to take steps to strengthen Venezuela’s armed forces. Putin: Russia Has ‘Political Will’ For Arms Reduction Deal, Ball Is In US’ Court Putin stressed that his country does not seek an arms race, but only protection. Russia «Ready to Deliver S-400 to Iran», No Request Made Yet Russia says it is ready to deliver advanced S-400 air defense missile systems to Iran. Russia Plane Crash: 2 Pilots Dead, 19 People Injured Two pilots dead and 19 people injured in An-24 emergency landing in Russia’s Buryatia. Russia to Deliver First S-400 Missile to Turkey in July Russia will make first delivery of the S-400 missile systems to Turkey in July. Russia’s State Duma Passes Bill on INF Treaty Suspension Russia is urged to suspend its compliance with the treaty responding to a similar step by the United States. Russia, Partners to Take Action Against New US Iran Sanctions Russia to take measures against Washington’s “major” new sanctions on Iran. Putin: Trump Can’t «Steamroll» Russia into Accepting US Stance on Iran & Venezuela Putin denied Trump can secure concessions on key issues by dangling the prospect of a new one-to-one meeting. Russia Warns US against ‘Hasty Conclusions’ About Tanker Incidents in Sea Of Oman, Calls for Investigation Russia warned against jumping to conclusions about a Thursday incident involving two oil tankers in the Sea of Oman. Putin: US-Russia Relations Deteriorating and Becoming Worse Putin expressed hope that the US and Russia would be able to achieve constructive solutions. Russia’s S-400 to Turkey in July Russia plans to deliver its S-400 missile defense systems to Turkey in July, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters on Tuesday. Putin: Iran Can Defend Its Interests, US Measures Endangering World Putin stated that Iranians with over thousand years of cultural history and national pride are capable of defending their own interests. Russia: US Nuclear Accusation an Attack on Global Arms Control Antonov said a US allegation that Moscow may be conducting banned nuclear tests was a calculated attempt to undermine nuclear arms control. Lavrov: Surge in US Military Presence in Mideast Creates New Risks Lavrov warned that the surge in military presence in the Mideast would result in new risks. Kremlin Pledges a Response to New US Sanctions on Russian Individuals The Kremlin vowed to respond to new US sanctions on Russian individuals. Putin Tells Pompeo: It’s Time to Restore US-Russia Ties Putin told Pompeo that he had the impression Trump wanted to re-establish Russian-US relations. Russia: US to Blame for Iran’s Accumulation of Excess Enriched Uranium The US is to be blamed for the accumulation of Iran’s enriched uranium.