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"Sun" is among the five most popular export land systems

Heavy flamethrower system TOS-1A "Sun" in the top five of the most popular samples of Russian land-based military vehicles, said Monday the General Director of "Rosoboronexport" (ROE) Alexander Mikheev.

This statement he made in the past on the eve of the Nizhny Tagil demonstration TOS-1A for a number of foreign customers.

The economist praised the new composition of the Parliament of Syria

The new composition of the National Council of Syria says about the departure from the traditional conservative power relations to political processes and the capture rate to stabilize the economy through the development of agriculture and production, said Lebanese Professor in Economics and management Ahmad Zane.

In Syria July 19, parliamentary elections were held, which resulted in the new composition of the National Council includes 184 members of the bloc "National unity" headed by the ruling Arab Baath socialist Party - the Baath. Independent candidates received 66 seats.

The problems of any region should be resolved through dialogue, Lavrov said

The principle of non-interference is important for the resolution of the crises in the middle East, including in Libya, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

"We always advocate that any problems be solved through dialogue, with the involvement of all countries, through the search for balance of interests. External players should contribute to creating conditions for an inclusive dialogue and to avoid attempts to drive a wedge between the countries, to sow the seeds of confrontation in the geopolitical calculation to obtain unilateral advantages," Lavrov said at a press conference after talks with Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

The US wants to create a coalition to combat the "China threat"

The US wants to create a coalition to combat the "China threat", said us Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.

"U.S. wants all sovereign States recognized the threat posed by China and the Communist party of China. All countries should respond to the behavior of China... We think that the whole world must work together in order to support and strengthen the system of international relations," Pompeo said at a press conference in London on Tuesday.

Putin awarded state decorations to a number of Russian diplomats

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree according to which a number of Russian diplomats has state awards of the Russian Federation, reported on the official portal of legal information.

"To award the order "For merits before Fatherland" IV degree Gatilov Gennady Mikhailovich, the permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the UN office and other international organizations in Geneva, the Swiss Confederation and permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the Conference on disarmament in Geneva, the Swiss Confederation, part-time... the Medal of honor - Soltanovski Ivan Dmitrievich, the permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, French Republic", - stated in the decree of the Russian President of July 20.

The Ministry called on all external actors to facilitate a settlement in Libya

Moscow will encourage the foreign players to facilitate a settlement in Libya, a military solution is not there, said the Russian President's special envoy on the Middle East and Africa, Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Mikhail Bogdanov.

"We advocate the immediate cessation of hostilities and initiation of political dialogue on post-conflict reconstruction of Libya and the formation of a single oblivisci public authorities on the basis of the relevant UN security Council resolutions and decisions of the International Berlin conference," Bogdanov said in an interview with the Egyptian newspaper "al-Ahram".

Lavrov held talks with foreign Minister of UAE

The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with his Emirati counterpart Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan topical issues of bilateral and regional agenda, the parties called for an early cessation of hostilities in Libya, said Friday the Russian foreign Ministry.

The conversation between the two Ministers was held on the initiative of the UAE side.

FSB prevented a terrorist attack in Khabarovsk

Security forces have prevented a terrorist attack in Khabarovsk, seized Molotov cocktails, melee weapons and the flag of the international terrorist organization, said in a message TSOs FSB of Russia.

"The Federal security service of the Russian Federation prevented a terrorist act in the city of Khabarovsk. As a result of activities detained the citizen of one of the Central Asian republics, born in 1988, planning the instructions of the leaders of the international terrorists commit a terrorist act with the use of incendiary devices in places of a mass congestion of people", - stated in the message.

Safronkov discussed the middle East with representatives of the EU and the UN

Special representative of foreign Minister for middle East settlement Vladimir Safronkov discussed with the representatives of Israel, Switzerland, the EU and the UN the way the negotiating process between the Palestinians and the Israelis, said the Russian foreign Ministry.

Safronkov July 15, held a telephone conversation with the Director General of the Israeli foreign Ministry Alon Ushpizim, special envoy of the foreign Ministry of Switzerland, BOM Roland Steininger, EU special representative for the middle East peace process Suzanne Terstall and facilitator UN middle East peace process, Nickolay Mladenov.

Patriarch John X of Antioch Church regrets the decision at the Hagia Sophia

The decision of the Turkish leadership about the transformation of Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofia) in Istanbul the mosque is an attempt to get rid of the rest of the middle East the Christian presence. Antiochian Orthodox Church condemns this decision, said the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East John X in his letter to the Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew.

"We heard about the sad decision of the government of Turkey about the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a mosque. We regret this decision and Express our protest, as everything that contributes to the Erasure of the history of our countries. The latest decision is aimed at undermining the role of the Christian presence in the East, if not to call it an attempt to get rid of what is left of the active role of Christianity in peaceful coexistence with other religions," says published on the website of the Church of Antioch letter to Facebook.

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