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Iran Announces 4-Fold Increase in Low Enriched Uranium Production

Iran

TEHRAN – Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said Iran has quadrupled the enriched uranium production rate to 3.67 percent purity, adding that the country would exceed the storage cap of 300 kilograms of nuclear fuel in the next two weeks, Fars News Agency reported Tuesday. Kamalvandi, speaking …

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5,000 Daesh Terrorists Amassed in Afghanistan: Russia

5,000 Daesh Terrorists Amassed in Afghanistan Russia

DUSHANBE – Russia’s top intelligence official has warned that thousands of militants belonging to a Daesh affiliate and with battle experience in Syria have converged in areas in northern Afghanistan bordering Central Asian republics. Alexander Bortnikov, the director of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), said on Tuesday that a local …

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Russia Wants “Balance of Power” in Afghanistan

Russia Wants “Balance of Power” in Afghanistan

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo discussed the issue of Afghanistan, alongside the issues pertaining to Syria, Libya, Venezuela, and Iran, Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov said on Tuesday. Both the leaders agreed that Russia and the United States should cooperate more actively …

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China Sends 71 Tons of Medical Aid to Venezuela

China

BEIJING – A second airplane from China carrying medical supplies including medicine arrived in Venezuela on May 13 as part of a “humanitarian technical” cooperation agreement between President Nicolas Maduro’s government and the Asian powerhouse, Daily News reported Tuesday. A Boeing 747 carrying 71 tons of medicines and surgical material …

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Pompeo to Arrive in Sochi for Talks with Lavrov on May 14

Pompeo

MOSCOW – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will arrive in the Russian city of Sochi to hold talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday, May 14, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told TASS on Monday. “Yes, he will fly directly to Sochi,” the diplomat said in …

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Pakistan Warns of “Reckless Measures” to Reform UNSC, Suggests Phased Approach

Pakistan

UNITED NATIONS – Pakistan has warned that attempts by aspirants to a permanent seat on the UN Security Council to reach an agreement on the ongoing process to reach agreement on the reform of the body composed of 15 members would hinder efforts to make it more democratic, more representative …

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Pakistan believes CPEC can counter US unilateral sanctions

CPEC

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s Minister of Human Rights said Friday that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) could counter unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States, APP reported Friday. Dr. Shireen Mazari said this at a seminar on the Gold Ring economic bloc of Russia, China, Pakistan and Iran, jointly organized by …

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Russian-Syrian Offensive in Northwest Syria Escalates

Syria

WASHINGTON – Syria and its ally, Russia, continued their offensive in Idlib Province and northern Hama Province on Thursday, in advance of talks on Syria to be held Friday in Geneva. Their assault targets areas of north-western Syria that had been declared a de-escalation zone in an agreement reached last …

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Russia Accuses Afghan Govt of Disrupting Doha Meeting

Russia Accuses Afghan Govt of Disrupting Doha Meeting

KABUL – The Russian Federation’s Foreign Ministry on Monday criticized the Afghan government for the cancellation of the intra-Afghan meeting in Doha, Qatar, which was scheduled for April 19-21. On April 18, the Afghan government said the meeting was canceled due to disagreements on the list of the 250-member delegation. …

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North Korean Leader Warns of a Return to Tension

North Korean Leader Warns of a Return to Tension

SEOUL – North Korean Foreign Minister Kim Jong Un told Russian President Vladimir Putin that peace and security on the Korean peninsula depended on the United States, warning that a state of hostility could easily restore, “Reuters” reported Friday, quoting North Korean media. Kim’s remarks, in talks with Vladimir Putin …

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