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Trump wants JCPOA nullified at Iran’s expense: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has lashed out at US President Donald Trump for seeking to scrap at the expense of the Islamic Republic the landmark nuclear agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries, including the US, in 2015. The US president has always wanted to “kill” ...

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Trump won’t rule out ‘military option’ in Venezuela

US President Donald Trump says he will not “rule out” military option for Venezuela to solve the ongoing crisis in the country. “I’m not going to rule out a military option, we have many options for Venezuela,” the president said on Friday at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, calling ...

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US, North Korea warned against escalating rhetoric

The United States and North Korea have been warned against escalating rhetoric and making threats against one another. China, Russia and Germany were the countries that expressed concern about the status quo. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang called on both sides on Friday to avoid “going down the old ...

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Jordan blocking Israel envoy’s return over shooting

Jordan is barring the Israeli ambassador to Amman from returning to the Arab country until legal action is taken against an Israeli embassy guard who recently killed two Jordanian citizens, says a Jordanian official. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a senior Jordanian government official told the Associated Press (AP) on ...

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Japan deploys missile system after N Korea threat to hit Guam: Report

Tokyo has reportedly begun deploying Patriot missile systems after North Korea threatened to target the US Pacific territory of Guam with ballistic missiles traveling over the Japanese skies. The country’s Defense Ministry on Saturday started deploying the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) system in Shimane, Hiroshima and Kochi in western Japan, ...

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Trump declares opioid epidemic ‘national emergency’

US President Donald Trump has declared the country’s opioid drugs epidemic a “national emergency,” a designation that would offer states more federal resources and power to combat the crisis. “The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I’m saying officially, right now, it is an emergency,” Trump said at his golf ...

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