Russian, Indian students creating friendship satelliteScience & Space August 16, 21:46
Zenit St. Petersburg loses 0:1 against FC Utrecht in first leg of Europa League play-offSport August 16, 21:34
Saakashvili plans to return to Ukraine on September 10World August 16, 21:23
Russian diplomat concerned over US and North Korean aggressive statementsRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 16, 20:32
Diplomat says US-made chemical weapons found in Syria prove West’s support for terroristsRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 16, 20:14
Russia’s St. Petersburg to host World Travel Awards in SeptemberSociety & Culture August 16, 19:37
Combat aircraft to make up over 50% in Russian state arms seller’s exportsMilitary & Defense August 16, 19:22
Poroshenko orders probe into reports about supplies of missile technologies to North KoreaWorld August 16, 19:08
Over 700 policemen to provide security at UEFA Europa League’s match in Russia's KrasnodarSport August 16, 19:02
MOSCOW, March 30 (Itar-Tass) — Former Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov hopes the United States will not cede to Israeli attempts to pull Washington into a military conflict with Iran as its consequences will be much more destructive than the war in Iraq and the air campaign against Libya.
“President Barack Obama seems to be realizing it and distances himself from the Israeli prime minister, but Israel can drag Washington into the (military) operation,” he said on Thursday presenting his new book on the Middle East.
Primakov believes the election campaign in the United States aggravates the situation and recalled that leading Republican candidate Mitt Romney called Russia “number 1 geopolitical foe.” “There is strong pressure on Obama,” Primakov said but expressed hope it will not result in strikes at Iran.
“I would like nothing of the kind to happen. If there are air strikes they will not inflict major damage to the Iranian nuclear program. They will only make Iran intensify the program,” Primakov believes.