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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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S-400 is “the Best Missile System in the World”: US Company


WASHINGTON – The Russian S-400 is the “best missile defense system,” US intelligence firm Stratfor said in a new report, but it is severely limited if it operates alone, the Moscow Times reported on Wednesday. Russia started delivering the S-400 ground-to-air system to Turkey last week. Turkish President Recep Tayyip …

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US Eyes Military Coalition in Gulf, Strait of Hormuz

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WASHINGTON – The US wants to create an international military coalition to secure passage around the Persian Gulf and Yemen due to attacks on two tankers in June it blames on Iran, according to the head of the U.S. military, Yenisafak said Wednesday. We are engaging now with a number …

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US’ Pence Vows to Not Let Iran Get Nuclear Weapon


WASHINGTON – Washington will never let Iran get a nuclear weapon, said U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, as Tehran has reportedly breached the level of uranium enrichment set by the international agreement. Speaking to hundreds of supporters at a Christians United for Israel (CUFI) conference, Pence said that the U.S. …

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IMF Considers A $6 Billion Bailout for Pakistan


KARACHI – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Board is due to meet on Wednesday (Today) in Washington to consider a $6 billion “Expanded Financing Facility” for Pakistan, Pakistani Media reported Wednesday. Pakistan and the IMF have already signed the staff agreement on May 12th. Sources close to the case told …

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