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Slutsky commented on Turkey's decision on the status of Hagia Sophia

The head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky has expressed a regret in connection with cancellation by the state Council of Turkey decision of 1934 the transformation of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a Museum.

"The issue of changing the status of the Church-Museum of Hagia Sophia only formally it may seem that is an internal matter of Turkey, in fact it is not so. The Hagia Sophia, a UNESCO world heritage site, has the status of a Museum that entails a number of legal obligations on the part of the Turkish authorities on preservation of the universal value of this monument," - said Slutsky RIA Novosti.

Netanyahu praised the "deal of the century" trump on Israel and Palestine

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a telephone conversation with President of France Emmanuel Makron and noted that "peace plan" US President Donald trump contains new ideas, allowing to achieve real progress.

"The Prime Minister said that Israel acts on the basis of international law. He stressed that previous attempts for 53 years led to the failures, and their repetition will lead to failure" - leads the press service quoted Netanyahu.

Vucic has assessed the requirements of Kosovo negotiations under the auspices of the European Union

The requirements of the authorities of the breakaway Republic of Kosovo in the negotiations under the auspices of the EU are meaningless, said the President of Serbia Alexander Vucic.

On Friday, Vucic is on a visit to Paris, where he arrived to hold a video-conference on the question of Kosovo on the initiative of Germany, France and the EU. Upon arrival, he was familiarized with the demands of the Kosovo Albanian authorities.

Speciese HA UN coronavirus will be held July 10

Special session of the General Assembly (GA) of the UN, dedicated to the fight against the pandemic coronavirus, will be held July 10 in the video conference, told RIA Novosti press-service of the foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan.

Earlier, President Ilham Aliyev took the initiative to hold a special session of the UN General Assembly devoted to the fight against the pandemic COVID-19.

The foreign Ministry commented on the issue of concluding a peace Treaty with Japan

Russia did not agree with Japan on concluding a peace Treaty after resolving the territorial issue, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

As the Minister said, the basis of everything that should determine the future relations between Russia and Japan lies the problem the outcome of the Second world war.

Macron called on Netanyahu to refrain from measures for the annexation of the West Bank

The President of France Emmanuel macron in a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday urged to refrain from taking any action for annexation of the Palestinian territories, said on Friday the elysée Palace.

Macron also recalled the unwavering commitment of France to the security of Israel and its determination to reduce tensions in the middle East. "He expressed his attachment to the friendship and trust that bind France and Israel", - said in a communiqué.

Balkan redistribution. Serbia is trying to negotiate with Kosovo

Serbia and Kosovo are planning to resume the talks and to discuss the possibility of a new redistribution of borders in the Balkans. Intermediaries are Germany and France. The EU hopes that the discussion will bring a solution to the Kosovo issue, but in advance warn about any exchange of territories could not be considered. Ready to compromise Belgrade and Pristina, to understand RIA Novosti.

Brussels has regained a leading role in the Kosovo settlement after this failed DC. Scheduled for the end of June, the negotiations between Belgrade and Pristina with the mediation of Donald trump failed because the charges against Hashim Thaci accusations of spectaculator the Hague court.

Pompeo has rejected criticism of the United Nations in connection with the murder Soleimani

U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo rejected criticism of the United Nations in connection with the murder of the American forces, a senior Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.

"The blow that killed General Soleimani, was in response to the escalation of a series of armed attacks Iran and the militants, which it supports, forces and US interests in the middle East. The strike was to deter Iran from the organization or support further attacks against the U.S. and its interests, and to reduce the combat potential of the forces of "Quds," added Pompeo.

Russia has prepared a new resolution in the UN security Council on Syria

Russia has prepared a new draft resolution on the renewal of one checkpoint on the Turkish-Syrian border to deliver humanitarian aid to Syria, it follows from the review of the first zampolpreda of the Russian Federation to the UN Dmitry Polyansky on Twitter.

In the framework of cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria now there are two border crossing on the border of Syria and Turkey - "Bab El-Hawa and Bab-es-Salam". The mandate of this transmission expires July 10, so for their further functioning of the security Council must adopt a resolution. However, in the Security Council disagreement.

The President of Serbia for the first time in two years, will meet with "Prime Minister" of Kosovo

The President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic on Thursday began a multi-day trip to Europe, the result of which will be the first in 2018, a meeting with the Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo Abdulahim Hoti.

The purpose of his visit, Vucic called the fight for the interests of Serbia on the Kosovo issue. In France July 9, a meeting was held of the Serbian leader with the President of France Emanuele a Macron. Next day online summit of the EU leadership, Germany, France, Serbia and the breakaway Republic. Initiated by the leaders of France and Germany.

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