Alahednews Alahednews Russian Military Police Seize Abandoned US Base in Syria Russia landed attack helicopters and troops at a sprawling air base in northern Syria. Russian MoD Explains What US Really Does to Syrian Oil Russian Defense Ministry spox explained truth behind US’ stated goal of protecting Syrian oil fields from Daesh. Putin Invites Erdogan to Russia as Turkey Advances in Syria Putin spoke with his Turkish counterpart about Syria by phone and invited him to visit Russia. Putin Heads to Saudi Arabia, Offers Himself as Peacemaker Russian President Vladimir Putin travels to Saudi Arabia offering to act as a peacemaker between Riyadh and Tehran. Lavrov Lambasts US for Breaching UN Resolutions, Quitting JCPOA Lavrov denounced the United States for its “attacks” on international law and for breaching the United Nations resolutions. Maduro to Meet Putin in Russia on Official Visit ‘In A Few Hours’ Maduro announced he would be leaving for Russia, to meet with his counterpart Vladimir Putin. Russian MoD: US Has Reason to Be Concerned Over Turkey Obtaining F-35s Russia’s MoD said the Pentagon has reasons to worry about Turkey obtaining S-400 air defense systems. Moscow, New Delhi Discuss Production of S-400 Air Defense System Russia and India have signed a contract on the delivery of S-400 missile systems. Russian Telecom Giant & China’s Huawei Launch 5G Zones in Russian Cities Russian mobile operator MTS has teamed up with Chinese tech giant Huawei for a 5G pilot scheme. Putin Backs Macron’s Initiative to Save Iran Nuclear Deal Lavrov said Moscow is aware of French President Emmanuel Macron’s initiative to save the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Putin Orders ‘Symmetric’ Response to US Missile Test Putin ordered preparing a “symmetric” response to the United States’ recent test-launch of a missile that pose a threat to Russia’s security. Skripal Case: Second Round of US Sanctions against Russia to Take Effect in Two Weeks Trump signed off on a second round of sanctions against Russia over the alleged poisoning of former intelligence officer Sergei Skripal. Russia Announces INF Officially Dead as US Quits Agreement The Trump administration decided to fully abandon the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces [INF] Treaty. Twitter Suspends Russian Embassy in Syria after Criticizing White Helmets Twitter suspended the official account of the Russian embassy in Syria without explanation or earlier notice. Moscow Concerned about US-Iran Confrontation near Russian Border Putin said that Moscow is deeply concerned about the current confrontation between the United States and Iran. Russia: US Decision to Bar Turkey from F-35 Program Is Punishment for Sovereign Moves Russia slammed the US decision to bar Turkey from the F-35 program is part of its policy to punish for its sovereign moves. Washington’s Muscle-Flexing against Iran Is Dangerous - Lavrov Washington’s muscle-flexing against Iran may create a dangerous situation where the US will be responsible for any catastrophic consequences. Russia Has ‘Sharp Differences’ With US over Iran - Ryabkov Ryabkov said Moscow and Washington have “sharp differences” over Iran, among many other areas. Russia Vows to Counter Attempts to Destabilize Venezuela, Strengthen Caracas’ Military Russia vowed to counter destabilization attempts plans to take steps to strengthen Venezuela’s armed forces. Putin: Russia Has ‘Political Will’ For Arms Reduction Deal, Ball Is In US’ Court Putin stressed that his country does not seek an arms race, but only protection. Russia «Ready to Deliver S-400 to Iran», No Request Made Yet Russia says it is ready to deliver advanced S-400 air defense missile systems to Iran. Russia Plane Crash: 2 Pilots Dead, 19 People Injured Two pilots dead and 19 people injured in An-24 emergency landing in Russia’s Buryatia. Russia to Deliver First S-400 Missile to Turkey in July Russia will make first delivery of the S-400 missile systems to Turkey in July. Russia’s State Duma Passes Bill on INF Treaty Suspension Russia is urged to suspend its compliance with the treaty responding to a similar step by the United States. Russia, Partners to Take Action Against New US Iran Sanctions Russia to take measures against Washington’s “major” new sanctions on Iran.