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US Shoot Down Iranian Drone in Hormuz Strait: Trump

We have no information on the loss of a drone today: Zarif WASHINGTON – A US Navy ship shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after its operators ignored the warnings, US President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Thursday. This is Washington’s first military action …

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U.S. House Rejects Saudi Weapons Sales; Trump to Veto


WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives backed resolutions on Wednesday to block the sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, sending them to the White House, where President Donald Trump has promised a veto, Reuters reported Thursday. Nearly a month after the Senate supported …

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Iran is Ready to Speak If the US Lift Sanctions: Rouhani


TEHRAN – Iran is ready to start talks with the United States if Washington lift sanctions and return to the 2015 nuclear agreement, which it had abandoned last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a statement on Monday. The US government said he was open to negotiations with Iran …

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Pakistan Needs Free Access to US Markets


ISLAMABAD – The Pakistani business community on Sunday hoped that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s upcoming visit to the United States would bring the two countries closer together and help them explore new areas of mutual cooperation, as well as seek direct access to markets duty-free in order to stabilize its …

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US, Chinese Trade Envoys in 1st Contact After Trump-Xi Truce


BEIJING – The top U.S. and Chinese trade envoys have spoken by phone in their first known contact since Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed to resume stalled talks on ending a tariff war, the Associated Press said Wednesday. Beijing’s envoy, Vice Premier Liu He, talked Tuesday with Trade …

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Iran will Enrich Uranium to ‘Any Amount We Want’: Rouhani


TEHRAN – Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani warned European partners in its faltering nuclear deal on Wednesday that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to “any amount that we want” beginning on Sunday, Putting pressure on them to offer a way around intense U.S. sanctions targeting the country, AFP reported …

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