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Germany will strive to save Iran nuclear deal – Gabriel

Germany will do all it can to persuade the US not to abandon the Iranian nuclear agreement, whatever the outcome of German elections on Sunday, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Thursday. Gabriel told reporters any US move to cancel the Iran deal and impose...

Trump, South Korea’s Moon agree to boost defenses — White House

US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed to strengthen their defense posture amid rising tensions with North Korea, the White House said on Friday. Trump and Moon, who met on Thursday, committed to strengthen their "combined defense posture, including through South...

Iranian Leader described Trump’s comments as absurd, abominable and foolish

The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has lambasted US President Donald Trump for his recent anti-Tehran speech at the UN. Ayatollah Khamenei described Trump’s comments as absurd, abominable and foolish which were uttered out of confusion. He said the words were...

Russia threatens US it will retaliate if US-backed forces in Syria continue targeting govt troops

Moscow has threatened Washington that it will retaliate if U.S.-backed forces in Syria continue targeting government troops. Russia said it will use all available weapons in response to any attempted attacks that can clash with the Syrian army’s offensives. The warning was issued shortly after...

Facebook will turn over Russian-linked ads to congress

Facebook will turn over Russian-linked ads to congress, according to reports. Under growing pressure from Congress and the public to reveal more about the spread of covert Russian propaganda on Facebook, the company said on Thursday that it was turning more than Russia-linked 3,000 ads...

Trump to add sanctions on North Korea, but not on oil

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States will add more sanctions against North Korea, while U.S. allies have called for enforcing existing international sanctions as the best way to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons program, told Reuters. President Donald...

China reiterates calls for South Korea to remove THAAD

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi reiterated to his South Korean counterpart Beijing’s demand for the removal of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system, Xinhua news agency said on Thursday. Wang made the comments during a meeting with Kang Kyung-wha on the sidelines...

Trump to make sanctions-related announcement on North Korea — official

U.S. President Donald Trump to make sanctions-related announcement on North Korea, an official said Thursday. Now a senior official in the Trump administration has revealed the President is set to make an important announcement on Thursday relating to North Korea sanctions, APA reported citing Independent....

US and Israel comments in the UNGA ‘warmonger and aggressive’ — Top Iranian official

A top Iranian official has slammed the US president and Israeli prime minister for the remarks they made on the Iran nuclear deal at the UN General Assembly. Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said the comments reflect the warmongering and aggressive...

Russia warns US it will strike US-backed fighters in Syria if provoked

Russia said on Thursday it had warned the United States it would target areas in Syria where U.S. special forces and U.S.-backed militia were operating if its own forces came under fire from them, something it said had already happened twice, reported Reuters. Russia was...

US ‘strongly opposes’ Iraqi Kurdish independence vote

The United States "strongly opposes" the planned independence referendum by Iraqi Kurds and urges Iraqi Kurdish leaders to engage in negotiations with the Baghdad government instead, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday. https://twitter.com/VOP_World/status/910647387089244161

‘Ignorant, absurd and hateful’ — Iran’s President slams Trump’s UN address

Iran will "respond decisively" to any violation of the Iranian nuclear agreement, the country's President has warned, while slamming US President Donald Trump's "ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric" yesterday about Iran being unfit to be heard at the United Nations. Trump's "rhetoric against Iran was ignorant...

US aircraft carrier group led by the USS Ronald Reagan to be dispatched near North Korea

A U.S. carrier group led by the USS Ronald Reagan will join US-South Korean naval drills that will take place near the Korean Peninsula in October, Japanese media report, citing the South Korean Defense Ministry. On Monday, the ministry revealed its plans in a report...

US will consider resuming halted military aid to Egypt — Trump

The United States, which last month decided to deny Egypt $95.7 million in aid and to delay a further $195 million over human rights concerns, will consider resuming some suspended military assistance, US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday. Asked if he would restart military...

Iranian President Rouhani calls Trump’s threats ‘ignorant’

Iran will respond to any new US sanctions, Rouhani
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani fired back at President Trump on Tuesday, saying his country would “respond decisively” if the United States violated the nuclear agreement signed during the Obama administration, wrote Fox News. Rouhani's comments came a day after Trump’s speech to the United National...

France President Macron says mistake to pull out of Iran nuclear deal

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French President Emmanuel Macron said it would be a mistake to pull out of the 2015 nuclear pact between Iran and world powers after the Trump administration indicated it had objections to aspects of the deal. “According to me we have to keep the 2015...

16 killed in one of the worst Hepatitis A outbreak in Southern California, US

Sixteen people have died in one of the worst Hepatitis A outbreaks in the United States, health experts said on Tuesday. Sixteen people have died of the highly contagious virus in San Diego County in the state of California, and hundreds of others have...

US would ‘totally destroy’ North Korea if necessary — Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump has told the UN General Assembly that America would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself or its allies. In his debut speech, he mocked North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, saying: “Rocket man is on a suicide mission.” North Korea...

Strongest attacks on Syrian Army come from where US forces stationed, Russia

The Syrian Army liberating the Deir Ezzor region from terrorists is facing strong resistance and massive fire from areas where armed opposition groups and US forces are stationed, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The Syrian Army continues to liberate the Euphrates valley to the east...

Iran nuclear deal must change if US is to remain in it — Tillerson

The Iran nuclear deal must be changed if the United States is to remain in it, the top U.S. diplomat said on Tuesday, suggesting its key limits on the Iranian nuclear program must be extended, reported Reuters.

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