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

Iran

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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The Hour Has Come for Peace in Afghanistan: Pompeo

Time has come for peace in Afghanistan Pompeo

WASHINGTON – The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said that Afghans deserve an end to the ongoing violence and that the “hour has come for peace in Afghanistan”. He said in a tweet on Wednesday that the Washington remains committed to the Afghan peace process and to …

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Putin-Trump Talks “Rather Positive”: Kremlin

Putin

MOSCOW – Talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump at the ongoing G20 summit in Japan covered multiple issues in a positive and constructive atmosphere despite their pressing differences, the Kremlin said Friday. “In general, the two countries demonstrated the mood to establish a dialogue on …

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Pompeo Meets India PM Modi for Talks on Trade, Defense

Pompeo

NEW DELHI – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday for talks on trade and defense issues that have strained ties between the countries, Reuters reported Wednesday. Just days before Pompeo’s visit, India slapped higher retaliatory tariffs on 28 U.S. products following Washington’s …

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Karzai, Ghani and Abdullah Met Pompeo in Kabul

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Afghanistan

KABUL – The former president Hamid Karzai met with the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Kabul earlier today. The office of the former president, in a statement, said that the ex-President Hamid Karzai, President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah met with the US Secretary of State Mike …

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Pompeo Visits Saudi Arabia As US Pushes Iran to Negotiate

Pompeo

RIYADH – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed Monday in Jeddah to consult with regional allies as tension mounted with Tehran after President Donald Trump canceled a military strike in retaliation for Iran’s dismantling of unmanned US drone, Reuters reported Monday . The top American diplomat, who will visit …

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Iran Rejects US Cyberattacks Before New Sanctions

Iran

TEHRAN – Iran denied Monday that it had been hit by an American cyber-attack, while Washington was to tighten sanctions on Tehran in the stalemate created by the withdrawal of the US from a nuclear deal, AFP reported Monday. Both countries said they want to avoid the war, but tensions …

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US Sends More Forces to Middle East Despite Tensions with Iran

US

WASHINGTON – Acting US Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan announced Monday that the United States would send an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East, Kurdistan 24 reported Tuesday. The new deployment comes as tensions with Iran remain high. As Shanahan has stated, “recent Iranian attacks confirm reliable and credible …

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