Russian ambassador says Paris remains important partner for MoscowRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 26, 10:20
Forest fires in Siberia swell four times to cover 30,000 hectaresWorld May 26, 9:45
Seoul pins hopes on Moscow in resolving tensions on Korean PeninsulaWorld May 26, 9:14
Space technologies offer glimpse at Tsar Ivan the Terrible’s rare portraitSociety & Culture May 26, 8:05
Meteorologists name world’s deadliest cyclones, tornadoes and hailstormsWorld May 26, 7:51
Most Americans view Russia as unfriendly country — surveySociety & Culture May 26, 7:35
Trump yet to determine his stance on anti-Russian sanctionsWorld May 26, 6:29
Russia ensuring rights of workers at FIFA World Cup construction sitesSport May 26, 3:08
Russian emergencies minister arrives in flood-hit southern RussiaWorld May 26, 2:56
“We are concerned about the lack of progress [on the elimination and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction] and today’s session showed that many share this concern. We can see a growing number of calls for complete nuclear disarmament,” he said.
The diplomat believes that complete disarmament can be possible “only if a number of criteria are met and no security of any country is impaired. There is a hard search underway to find recommendations on how to rid the whole region of nuclear weapons”, Ryabkov said.
The conference is taking place behind closed doors. US Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation Thomas Countryman, and the foreign ministers of Egypt and Jordan were said to be attending the event.
Iranian sources told ITAR-TASS that Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif may come to Rome on Thursday, June 12, to attend the final session of the conference where the final document is to be adopted.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Aragchi is expected to arrive in Rome on Wednesday evening for talks with Ryabkov in the run-up to the next round of talks on the Iranian nuclear issue between the P5+1 (five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany) and Tehran.