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Iran: Saudi anti-Tehran allegations ‘baseless, unfounded’

Iran’s UN envoy has said that Saudi Arabia’s anti-Tehran allegations are “baseless and unfounded”, while calling on the global body to pressure Riyadh to stop threatening other countries with the military action. Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo made the remarks on Tuesday in a letter sent to UN Secretary ...

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Syria war not to end after recapture of Dayr al-Zawr: Assad

Syrian army soldiers and allied fighters will keep fighting terrorist groups in the country after the end of the battle in the eastern city of Dayr al-Zawr, President Bashar al-Assad says. “The victories against terrorist organizations, which started in [the northwestern province of] Aleppo and will not end in Dayr al-Zawr, have ...

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Speaking in South Korea, Trump threatens North Korea with ‘destruction’

US President Donald Trump has once again returned to fiery rhetoric against North Korea, threatening Pyongyang with “destruction” if it continues nuclear “provocations.” Addressing South Korea’s National Assembly on Wednesday, Trump attempted to portray his administration as much more willing than former US administrations to resort to military action against the ...

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US should comply with Iran nuclear deal: EU top diplomat

The EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, says the bloc is working with US Congress and President Donald Trump’s administration to ensure Washington’s compliance with Iran’s nuclear agreement. Speaking at a Tuesday news conference in Washington, Mogherini said she had underlined the importance of the landmark nuclear deal in meetings with ...

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Saudi Arabia blocks over 1,200 bank accounts amid crackdown

Saudi Arabia has blocked the bank accounts of over 1,200 individuals and companies as part of the kingdom’s purported anti-graft campaign which is considered the biggest purge of the country’s elite in the kingdom’s modern history. The Saudi central bank has been expanding the blacklisted accounts on an almost hourly ...

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Russian FM denies postponing Syrian peace congress

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has denied postponing an upcoming “Syrian Congress” which would bring together Syria’s warring sides in the Russian city of Sochi. “This congress is being prepared now,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters on Tuesday. “No one has postponed it because the date of the ...

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