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Iran “Never Seeks War” with US: Rouhani


TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke on the phone with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, while Tehran and Washington clashed in a war of words after Iran overturned an American drone last week, TRT World reported Wednesday. Rouhani said Iran “never seeks war” with the United States. State Media …

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White House is Mentally Retarded: Rouhani


TEHRAN – US policy towards Iran is an illustration of the desperation of the Trump administration, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday shortly after Trump imposed sanctions on the Iranian supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, Reuters reported Tuesday. In a speech broadcast live on national television, Rouhani said: “The White House …

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Iran Rejects US Cyberattacks Before New Sanctions


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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UN Calls for Dialogue in Venezuela


NEW YORK – United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called on the Venezuelan government and the opposition to put aside their deep political differences and engage in a dialogue to end the political crisis which lasted a month in the South American nation, Business Standard reported Saturday. …

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Xi Visits North Korea for Talks with Kim Jong Un


BEIJING – Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived Thursday morning for a two-day state visit to North Korea, where he is expected to talk with leader Kim Jong Un about the stalled negotiations with Washington over North Korea’s nuclear weapons, AP reported Thursday. A photo posted by Chinese state broadcaster CCTV …

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More Than $1bln Worth Drug Seized in US


PHILADELPHIA – The drug seizure is the latest in a series of big cocaine busts along the east coast. During a March market collapse in Philadelphia, drugged dogs took a quantity of cocaine worth about $ 38 million (538 kilograms) – at the time, the largest Drug seizure of the …

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US Sends More Forces to Middle East Despite Tensions with Iran


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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US to Begin Deporting Millions of Illegal Immigrants: Trump


WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. authorities will begin removing millions of immigrants who are in the United States illegally. “Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States,” Trump tweeted, …

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