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Trump Wants the US to Buy Greenland

Greenland

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump has pushed top aides to investigate whether his government can purchase the giant, ice-smothered island of Greenland, two people with direct knowledge of the directive said, Brisbane Times reported Friday. The presidential request has bewildered aides, some of whom continue to believe it isn’t …

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US Mission in Gulf Not Needed: Rouhani

Rouhani

LONDON – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani again tried on Wednesday to ease tensions with countries in the region, while criticizing the US plan to create an international alliance to secure trade routes in the Gulf, Asharq Al Awsat reported Saturday. He added that Iran and other Gulf countries could protect …

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China Opposes US Interference in Venezuela

China

BEIJING – A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that China opposes US interference in Venezuela’s internal affairs and called on the US to end its intimidating behaviour of blindly repressing another country, Xinhua news reported Thursday. “We must make it clear that the political party which governs a …

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Pompeo Talks About Maritime Safety and Iran with MBS

Pompeo

WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed maritime security between Iran and Yemen with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) on Wednesday, AFP reported Thursday. “The secretary discussed the growing tensions in the region and the need to strengthen maritime security to promote freedom of navigation,” US …

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Iran Urges UN Chief to Push US Sanctions Against Foreign Minister

Iran

TEHRAN – Iran on Tuesday urged UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to pressurize the United States after imposing sanctions on Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, calling the move a “dangerous precedent”. In a letter to Guterres, Iranian Ambassador Majid Takht Ravanchi accused the United States of “blatant violation of …

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Iran Seizes Third Foreign Ship in Less Than A Month

Iran

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran has seized a foreign oil tanker in the Gulf, media reports said on Aug. 4, during the third such seizure in a month amid heightened tensions with its US foe, AP reported Monday. The guards of the Islamic Revolution “seized this ship around Farsi Island, which …

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Zarif Calls on Iran to Further Reduce Nuclear Commitments

Iran

TEHRAN – Iran will take a step forward to reduce non-compliance with the 2015 agreement on nuclear power, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Saturday without further details, according to the parliamentary news agency ICANA. Iran has repeatedly stated that it will gradually reduce its commitment to the nuclear …

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US is Imposing New Sanctions on Russia

US

SYDNEY – US on Saturday imposed a new round of sanctions in Moscow following the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal in 2018 in the United Kingdom. Russian spies have been accused of poisoning Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, England, last March, using the nerve agent developed by …

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