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The backstory to Russia’s S-300 missile sale to Iran, defying bans

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com At the most critical juncture of the difficult 6-party talk with Iran on ending Tehran’s nuclear program, the Kremlin announced it was lifting the ban on exporting to Iran an advanced missile defense […]

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Report: Clinton Foundation got major donations amid Russian uranium deal

Hillary and Bill Clinton.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The New York Times has reported that leaders of a Canadian mining company with extensive U.S. uranium stakes made large donations to the Clinton family foundation at a time when Russia […]

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North Korea warms to Russia, with preparations for Kim visit to Moscow

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com SE0UL — North Korea has stepped up efforts to bolster relations with Russia, which has impacted calculations by China and South Korea on their ties the reclusive nation. Top Pyongyang officials have visited […]

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Regrets: Only 25 countries to join Putin’s WWII victory gala on Red Square

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The U.S.-led boycott threatens to rain on Vladimir Putin’s military parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. The Kremlin is concerned that too few party-goers will attend its major celebration. The military parade […]

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Play it again Sam . . . : Flashback on Russian plans to send Iran its S-300 missile system

Russia conducted a test of its S-300 missile system in 2013.

Iran in hurry for S-300 missile system but Moscow hints at delay April 14, 2015: An Iranian official says that Tehran believes Russia will deliver S-300 missile systems to the Middle East state this year, but a top ally of […]

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Israel blames Iran ‘framework’ deal for Putin’s missile decision

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon.

Special to WorldTribune.com Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said on April 14 that the recent nuclear “framework” agreement with Iran led to a Russian decision to provide the Tehran regime with its advanced S-300 air defense missiles. “The S-300 deal […]

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Iran in hurry for S-300 missile system but Moscow hints at delay

Russia conducted a test of its S-300 missile system in 2013.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty An Iranian official says that Tehran believes Russia will deliver S-300 missile systems to the Middle East state this year, but a top ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested it […]

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Putin tell spooks Russia arrested nearly 300 Western spies in 2014

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com On the even of the 15th anniversary of his rise to the Russian presidency, Vladimir Putin presided over a national security and intelligence conference in Moscow on March 26 and issued a dire […]

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Moscow essentially annexes South Ossetia one year after taking Crimea

Vladimir Putin, Vladimir Konstantinov, Sergei Menyailo, Alexei Chalyi

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Seven years after Russia instigated and conducted a separatist war that was ostensibly for the independence of South Ossetia, Moscow has just virtually annexed the former Georgia territory. A comprehensive new agreement with […]

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Moscow fears new war threatens deal; Exiled Yemen president blasts ‘stooges of Iran’

Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi speaks during the opening meeting of the Arab Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh.

As Saudi-led air strikes hammered the Iran-backed Houthi rebels advancing in Yemen, Russia’s chief negotiator at the Iranian nuclear talks in Switzerland said Moscow hopes fighting in Yemen does not jeopardize the talks. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov assessed chances […]

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