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Daily Archives: September 13, 2017

Leaving JCPOA will isolate US: Iran official

An Iranian official says the historic 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries was a deal among six countries, including the United States, warning that Washington will become isolated if it takes any action to walk out of it. Speaking to reporters at his weekly press ...

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Trump calls North Korea sanctions ‘a very small step’

US President Donald Trump has described as “a very small step,” the latest round of United Nations sanctions against North Korea, calling for tougher measures to rein in Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Trump made the remarks on Tuesday, a day after the UN Security Council voted unanimously to impose additional economic ...

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Irma’s death toll rises to 22 in US, millions without power

Hurricane Irma has killed at least 22 people in the United States with at least 12 of them in Florida, and left tens of millions of people without power. “Currently, the number of confirmed deaths attributable to Hurricane Irma stands at 12,” Florida Division of Emergency Management spokesman Alberto Moscoso ...

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Iran’s Zarif in Sochi to discuss regional issues with Russian officials

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has traveled to the Black Sea resort city of Sochi to exchange views with Russian officials on regional developments. Zarif arrived in Sochi on Wednesday and is expected to meet his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, among other officials. Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Tuesday that Zarif’s discussions ...

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Israel premier support Kurdish independence vote in Iraq

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voices support for the formation of a Kurdish state in the lead-up to a planned independence referendum in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, which has sparked strong criticisms from the central government as well as Iraq’s neighbors. In a Wednesday announcement, Netanyahu’s office said Israel supports the ...

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Turkey EU membership far off: European Commission chief

The head of the European Commission (EC) urges Turkey to stop comparing EU leaders to “Nazis,” saying Ankara’s behavior has cast chances of its EU membership far-off. Jean-Claude Juncker made the remarks during the State of the European Union address to the members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern ...

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