OPEC has no objections to speed of Russia's oil production cutsBusiness & Economy March 25, 12:38
Opposition leader Vladimir Neklyayev detained in Belarus - news agency directorWorld March 25, 5:33
Russia submits amicus curiae brief to US Supreme CourtRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 3:34
Russia, China suggest for UN SC to adopt resolution on chemical terrorism threatRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 3:23
Russian lawmaker compares European Union to Soviet UnionRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 3:16
Russian emergencies ministry says fire at Kazan’s gunpowder factory fully extinguishedWorld March 25, 3:01
Relations btw US, Russia worst over half-century - Lukin quoting KissingerRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 2:58
Russia suggests setting up international coalition for demining operations in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 1:08
One person dies in fire at gunpowder factory in Russia's KazanWorld March 24, 21:47
CAIRO, August 26 (Itar-Tass) —— Egypt calls for forming a regional Contact Group on Syria of itself, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Turkey.
The initiative aimed to settle the Syrian crisis implies negotiations of the allies and the opponents of the Syrian regime, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
In his words, Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr has held telephone negotiations with the Iranian, Saudi and Turkish colleagues. “We are holding active consultations on the possible meeting of the regional quartet,” the diplomat said. Meanwhile, the Egyptian Presidential Administration press secretary said the meeting would pool efforts of influential countries. Iran is bound to become a part of the solution rather than a part of the problem, he noted.
Syria will be a key item on the agenda of the Tehran summit of the Non-Aligned Movement. The Iranian Foreign Ministry said that Iran would present a comprehensive plan of the Syrian settlement.
Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Chairman Alaeddin Boroujerdi said in Damascus on Sunday he was discussing with the Syrian authorities a draft initiative on the Syrian settlement Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad plans to present at a summit of the Non-Aligned States on August 30-31.
Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi will attend the summit on August 30. That would be the first visit of the Egyptian leader to Iran in more than three decades. Iranian officials view the upcoming visit as a serious step towards the restoration of full-scale relations between Iran and Egypt broken up in 1979.