Who run the world? W20 women's summit in BerlinWorld April 26, 17:03
Military brass says Russia playing key role in eliminating terrorists’ chieftains in SyriaMilitary & Defense April 26, 15:36
Porsche renews full cooperation with Maria SharapovaSport April 26, 15:05
Russia’s top diplomat slams attempts to obstruct Syria’s chemical incident probeRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 26, 14:57
Russian ambassador says NATO seems unwilling to resume military dialogueRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 26, 14:22
General Staff: US stepping up work to deploy missile defense system to Poland by 2018Military & Defense April 26, 14:18
Putin urges Russian producers to foster competitive market environmentBusiness & Economy April 26, 14:01
Russia not planning to curtail security cooperation with Europe — General StaffMilitary & Defense April 26, 13:54
Saudi Arabia hopes for cooperation with Russia in oil sectorBusiness & Economy April 26, 13:30
“Now there is a real threat from terrorists, who want to seize Baghdad and create a kind of ‘a black hole’. It is unknown what will happen there,” the director-general of the Caspian Cooperation Institute, Sergei Mikheyev told ITAR-TASS on Thursday.
“This threatens the borders of Iran, which is one of the Caspian states and our partner,” he said.
“Iran voices serious concern over this situation and it is ready to use force for ensuring its own security, maybe on the territory of Iraq itself,” Mikheyev said.
“Stability and security in the Caspian region is one of Russia’s priorities. This is our border and one of our key regions. We can’t be indifferent. It is necessary to watch the situation and support our Caspian partner - Iran,” he said.
“The fact that the region is in the focus of different powerful geopolitical forces makes us think about security in the region,” he said.
“We’ll able to preserve the Caspian region only within the five-party format (Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan),” Mikheyev said.