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Iran and Donald trump exchange barbs over higher oil prices and sanctions

‘This is business Mr Trump, we though you knew it,’ Iran’s representative said US President Donald Trump blamed the global oil export organisation for high oil prices, but Iran retorted it was the US leader’s fault for suddenly pulling away from the nuclear deal with the country. Mr Trump, on …

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US Secretary of State calls Gen Bajwa to discuss political reconciliation in Afghanistan

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has spoken by phone with Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa to discuss the process of political reconciliation in Afghanistan and other issues. A statement released on Thursday by State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Pompeo and Gen Bajwa discussed ways to advance US-Pakistan …

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Deep in the Desert, Iran Quietly Advances Missile Technology

By Max Fisher May 23, 2018 When an explosion nearly razed Iran’s long-range missile research facility in 2011 — and killed the military scientist who ran it — many Western intelligence analysts viewed it as devastating to Tehran’s technological ambitions. Since then, there has been little indication of Iranian work …

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US Sanctions On Iran Threaten Vital India-Afghanistan Chabahar Project

Chabahar is among a number of projects of transport and energy networks projects designed to boost Afghanistan’s trade WASHINGTON/KABUL:  US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord and re-impose sanctions on Tehran threatens to derail a project to help build Afghanistan’s economy, endangering a key …

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Iran still an Al-Qaeda sanctuary, claims US Secretary of State

WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday alleged Iran has been a sanctuary for Al-Qaeda since the 9/11 attacks. “For years, Iran has been the number one state sponsor of terror. Iran … remains unwilling to bring to justice senior Al-Qaeda members residing in the country,” Pompeo …

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Iran told: comply with US demands or face ‘strongest sanctions in history’

Mike Pompeo threatens Tehran with additional measures and warns: ‘The Iranian regime should know this is just the beginning’ Mike Pompeo has threatened Iran with the “strongest sanctions in history” if it does not comply with a list of a dozen US demands. In a speech that attempted to lay …

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Pompeo set to unveil US “Plan B” to confront Iran

Play Video Pompeo: We need to be in every corner of globe 00:50 Washington (CNN)Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will unveil the administration’s “Plan B” for countering Iran on Monday, an idea that some critics call a “pipe dream,” while others question whether the administration is coming clean on its …

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Who will join Washington’s coalition against Tehran?

The US government is seeking a global coalition to counter what it calls Iran’s ‘destabilising activities’. A threat to the world. That’s how US President Donald Trump‘s administration is describing Iran’s government. The State Department has announced plans to form an international coalition to counter what it calls Iran’s destabilising …

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US closely monitoring Iranian forces in Persian Gulf: Navy chief

The United States Navy is closely monitoring Iranian forces in the Persian Gulf and expects a “period of uncertainty” and increased level of alertness, the US Navy chief has said. “It is a period of uncertainty that we are entering into right, how the whole world will respond to this …

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Confronting Iran

Munir Akram HOURS after US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal (formally, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA) and reimpose the ‘highest-level’ of sanctions on Iran, Israel launched extensive aerial attacks on what it alleged were Iranian militias that had fired rockets into …

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