Russian field engineers take off for Syria to take part in Aleppo demining operationMilitary & Defense December 02, 21:24
Putin praises Hermitage Museum for its efforts in restoring PalmyraSociety & Culture December 02, 21:03
Lavrov says 'Crimea is not a problem, it is a part of Russia'Russian Politics & Diplomacy December 02, 20:42
Russian top diplomat says Syria cannot repeat Libya’s fateRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 02, 19:53
Key facts about the '90s price liberalization in RussiaBusiness & Economy December 02, 19:46
Russia's antimonopoly watchdog: Google will not 'get off with fines'Business & Economy December 02, 19:32
Lavrov wonders why UN is not using Castello Road to deliver humanitarian aid to AleppoRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 02, 19:24
Top diplomat calls to motivate Libyan parties towards mutually acceptable agreementsRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 02, 19:02
Russia's top diplomat says he urged de Mistura not to delay intra-Syrian talksRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 02, 18:58
MOSCOW, January 4. /TASS/. Russia proposes to involve the UN Security Council in working out measures to ensure stability in the Persian Gulf region, a source in the Russian Foreign Ministry told TASS on Monday.
"We had once put forward and constantly introduce amendments to the Persian Gulf zone collective security concept, bearing in mind that the main neighbours in the region are Saudi Arabia and Iran," the source said. "With the participation of the permanent members of the UN Security Council we could actually agree on collective measures to maintain stability and security in this sub-region."
"We condemn attacks on diplomatic missions. We proceed on the basis that the Iranian authorities have taken appropriate measures to detain those responsible and prevent these actions against diplomatic and consular offices of Saudi Arabia in Iran", he added.
In the evening of January 2, crowds of Iranian demonstrators outraged by the execution in Saudi Arabia of leading Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Nimr Al-Nimr, broke into the Saudi Embassy in Tehran and Saudi Consulate in Mashhad and caused material damage to the diplomatic missions. The Iranian police forced the demonstrators by non-violent means to leave the diplomatic missions. None of the Saudi diplomat was injured. The next day, the Iranian police arrested 38 suspects in the attacks.