Tag: Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, speaks with Prime Minister of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region Nechirvan Barzani during their meeting at the the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 2, 2017. (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Russia Becomes Primary Source of Funding for Kurdistan

The Russian government is now the primary funder of oil and gas deals in the autonomous region of Kurdistan and has yet to outline its position on next week’s Kurdish independence referendum, a report from Reuters has revealed.

Rohrabacher Loses Top Aide Over Russia Ties

Paul Behrends, a top aide to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and staff director for his House Foreign Affairs subcommittee, was fired on Wednesday after several news reports revealed his alleged ties with pro-Russia lobbyists.

Ed Royce (Chip Somodevilla / Getty)

Royce Wants New Sanctions on Iran for Terrorist Travel Violation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, pushed for new sanctions against the Iranian regime following news that Iran’s Quds Force commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani defied a United Nations resolution forbidding him from leaving his country.