Ministry reports US spy agencies' latest attempt to recruit Russian worker was on Jan 14Russian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 21:57
Austria’s president-elect says he is ready to maintain good relations with RussiaWorld January 18, 21:50
Putin briefs Merkel, Hollande on steps to implement Syrian ceasefireRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 20:39
Putin, Merkel, Hollande agree to give fresh impetus to Normandy Four activitiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 20:26
Russian Eurobonds may be floated in spring 2017 — finance ministerBusiness & Economy January 18, 19:48
Russia, Turkey report 14 ceasefire breaches in Syria per dayWorld January 18, 19:17
Analyst believes removal of sanctions can be political bargaining chip with RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 18:45
Arctic Forum’s task is to change perception of region as source of raw material — officialBusiness & Economy January 18, 18:28
OPEC revises Russia’s oil production outlook downward by 110,000 bpd in 2017Business & Economy January 18, 18:20
MOSCOW, February 26. /TASS/. Iraq positively assesses Russia’s role in the political settlement of the conflict in Syria, Deputy Foreign Minister Nazar Issa Abdulhadi Al-Khairullah said on Friday at the meeting with chairman of the Russian State Duma’s International Affairs Committee Alexey Pushkov.
Pushkov’s press service said that the main topic on the agenda was the settlement of the Syrian crisis. The sides also discussed the prospects of observing ceasefire, "the role of regional powers and coordination of the list of terrorist organizations."
"The Iraqi deputy foreign minister assured that the Iraqi government positively assesses Russia’s role in the political settlement in Syria," the press service said.
Pushkov and Al-Khairullah also "expressed interest" in developing bilateral Russian-Iraqi relations proceeding from the fact that "cooperation will be expanded not only in the defense industry but also in the spheres of energy, infrastructure, culture and education," the press service noted.
On Monday night Russia and the United States released a joint statement saying that the ceasefire will take effect in Syria at 00:00 Damascus Time on February 27.
"The United States of America and the Russian Federation, as co-chairs of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) and seeking to achieve a peaceful settlement of the Syrian crisis with full respect for the fundamental role of the United Nations, are fully determined to provide their strongest support to end the Syrian conflict and establish conditions for a successful Syrian-led political transition process, facilitated by the UN," the joint statement of the United States and Russia said.
The statement points out that the cessation of hostilities is to be applied to all parties to the Syrian conflict but for Daesh (the Arabic acronym for Islamic State) and Jebhat an-Nusra (both are banned in Russia) "or other terrorist organizations designated by the UN Security Council."