Treaty exits and extensions top Trump adviser’s Moscow talks
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser met in Moscow with top Russian officials Monday, less than 48 hours after Trump declared he intended to pull the United States out of a 1987 nuclear weapons treaty.
National Security Adviser John Bolton and his Russian counterpart, Security Council chairman Nikolai Patrushev, discussed arms control agreements, Syria, Iran, North Korea and the fight against terrorism, according to the Security Council.
Iran warns Israel over attacking Iranian forces in Syria
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A senior Iranian security official on Thursday threatened Israel with harsh "reactions" if the Jewish state "continues to attack" Iranian and government forces in Syria.
The semi-official Fars news agency quoted Ali Shamkhani of Iran's Supreme National Security Council as saying that in case of further airstrikes, Israel "will face reactions that would cause sorrow and penitence."
His remarks came during a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Nikolai Patrushev.
Bolton presses Russia about meddling in US election process
GENEVA (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Thursday he pressed top Russian officials about meddling in the U.S. election process, while saying Russians will face no new U.S. sanctions if they stop such interference.
Top Russian official says Putin-Trump call will be positive
MOSCOW (AP) — Influential Russian security chief Nikolai Patrushev says Moscow has high hopes for a scheduled telephone call between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump.
"Everything will be positive," Patrushev said Saturday, according to Russia's Interfax news agency. He is the secretary of Russia's Security Council.
Russian security chief says country seeing more cyberattacks
MOSCOW (AP) — The head of the Russian Security Council says the country recently has seen a marked increase in attempted cyberattacks from overseas.
The comments by Nikolai Patrushev, quoted by Russian news agencies Sunday, come amid tensions over the allegations by United States' intelligence agencies of a Kremlin-directed effort to interfere in the U.S. presidential elections and bolster support for President-elect Donald Trump using stolen information. .
Russia’s top security official wants closer ties with Serbia
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Russia's top security official on Wednesday urged closer cooperation from Serbia, part of Moscow's efforts to boost its influence in the Balkan country.
Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of President Vladimir Putin's Security Council, asked Serbia to sign a "memorandum of understanding" on security next year to pave the way for "consultations on regular basis."