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European missile defense system won't be effective - experts

European missile defense system won't be effective - experts

The NATO missile defense system in Europe won't be effective, experts of the Pentagon science center believe.VK asked Vladimir Yevseyev, the head  of the Social and Political Research Center, to comment on the project's capacities.

Situation in Syria is more stable than depicted - Yevseyev

Situation in Syria is more stable than depicted - Yevseyev

The European Union will consider new sanctions against Syria on May 14. Syria held its first parliamentary polls on May 7.. The EU plans to freeze the assets of two Syrian companies and prohibit visas for three Syrians. 27 EU states plan to pass the 15th round of sanctions against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Obama will not visit Russki Island

Obama will not visit Russki Island

 US President Barack Obama was informed that Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend the G8 summit at Camp David on May 18-19, White House spokesperson Jay Carney said. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will attend the summit instead.

Expert explains Medvedev’s replacing Putin at G8 summit

Expert explains Medvedev’s replacing Putin at G8 summit

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will present candidates for the Cabinet to President Vladimir Putin. Medvedev will represent Russia at the G8 summit in Camp David on May 18-19, Acting Presidential Assistant Arkady Dvorkovich said today.

Russia – USA, missile defense system: to be continued

The final decision about the beginning of technical discussions between Russia and the US on the issue of missile defense will be adopted only after the NATO summit to be held in May in Chicago, assistant of the US Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs, Madeleine Kridon said

Talks on European missile defenses at stalemate

Talks on European missile defenses at stalemate

Russian-NATO talks on US missile defense have reached a stalemate, Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said. He noted that first achievements of European missile defenses will be announced at the NATO summit in Chicago on May 20, which means that NATO will continue development of its missile defenses regardless of Russia’s concerns.

Island dispute of Iran escalates

Island dispute of Iran escalates

 Vali Esmaili, a member of the Iranian parliamentary commission for home affairs, said that a new bill was developed to merge Abu Musa, Greater and Lesser Tunb into the Persian Gulf Province. The document will be published for the National Day of the Persian Gulf on May 29

Russian army needs serious upgrade - expert

Russian army needs serious upgrade - expert

Addressing the State Council, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev stressed that reform of the Russian army is one of the main priorities of the government.

First results of Syria cease-fire

First results of Syria cease-fire

Over 200 militants have given up in Hama. They will be pardoned in connection with Independence Day. About 800 people have given up since the cease-fire agreement was reached on April 12. The law enforcers promised release for everyone who gives up voluntarily and committed no murders of civilians. Damascus has marked the 66th anniversary of withdrawal of British and French troops with a statement calling Syria an impenetrable citadel for those planning a conspiracy against Arab peoples.

Investigation of incidents at Metsamor nuclear plant approved

Armenia has approved the procedure for investigation of incidents at the Metsamor nuclear power plant, ARKA reports.Ashot Martirosyan, Chairman of the State Committee for Regulation of Nuclear Security, said that the project was developed taking into account the standards of the IAEA.

Azerbaijan to determine Qabala radar lease terms according to own interests

Azerbaijan will determine the terms of lease of the Qabala radar according to its own interests, Ali Gasanov, head of the socio-political section of the Presidential Administration, said on Wednesday, Trend reports.The Armenian vice premier said earlier that Azerbaijan and Russia will not a reach an agreement on the radar lease terms. Armenia offers its own territory for construction of a new radar.

Seoul summit discusses nuclear threats

Seoul summit discusses nuclear threats

The world summit on nuclear security has ended in Seoul. All states developing nuclear technologies took part. North Korea and Iran were not invited, which is a signal that the talks concerned them. Experts have called the final statement unclear. It contains urges to ban highly enriched nuclear fuel. Third world states were recommended to export only light-water reactors.

US summit to be held at Camp David for Putin

US summit to be held at Camp David for Putin

Chicago was to host the G8 and NATO summits in Chicago in May. The G8 summit was moved to Camp David not far from Washington. President Barack Obama explained that the country residence will make the atmosphere of talks less formal for world leaders.

Russia may skip NATO summit in Chicago

Russia may skip NATO summit in Chicago

Russia may skip the NATO summit in Chicago on May 20-21. Vladimir Putin will have taken office as Russian President by that time and attend the G8 meeting. US President Barack Obama passed the talks on European missile shield to Camp David.