Iran: Ballistic missile program not up for negotiation

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Iran denies Pompeo’s assertion that it is willing to negotiate over its ballistic missile program. Iranian ballistic missile – Reuters Iran denied on Tuesday that it was willing to negotiate over its ballistic missile program after Secretary of State Mike … Read More

US proceeding with plan for coalition to counter Iran threats

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Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff says he hopes other nations will soon sign up to join the effort to protect commercial traffic in Persian Gulf area Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford testifies during a … Read More

The US is pushing for a new military coalition to safeguard the waters off of Iran and Yemen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States hopes to enlist allies over the next two weeks or so in a military coalition to safeguard strategic waters off Iran and Yemen, where Washington blames Iran and Iran-aligned fighters for attacks, the top … Read More

In Gulf of Oman, Tankers Are Struck Again, Raising Fears of Wider Conflict

LONDON — Explosions crippled two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday in what the United States called “unprovoked attacks” by Iran, raising alarms about immediate security and potential military conflict in a vital passageway for a third … Read More

China condemns US Secretary of State Pompeo’s ‘prejudice, arrogance’ on Tiananmen

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a joint news conference in The Hague, Netherlands on June 3, 2019. PHOTO: REUTERS WASHINGTON (AFP) – China on Tuesday (June 4) accused the United States of attacking its system and smearing … Read More

Secretary Pompeo: U.S. Still On High Alert From Iranian Threats

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. will continue monitoring Iranian threats amid ongoing tensions between Washington and Tehran. In an interview Thursday, Pompeo spoke about the congressional briefing he had with lawmakers and acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan. … Read More

Trump’s Iran Escalation Poses a Threat for Germany (Rising Tensions)

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Iran has announced its intention to begin withdrawing from parts of a 2015 nuclear agreement in 60 days. The decision could reduce the time needed to develop a nuclear weapon — if Iran chose to do so. AILSA CHANG, HOST: … Read More

German Media Says German-American Friendship is ‘in Shreds’

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Reuters/Jonathan Ernst US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo abruptly cancelled his visit to Germany this week, where he was scheduled to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel. This has sparked speculations about US-German relations falling apart and prompted a Sueddeutsche Zeitung … Read More

US, Russia Vie Over the Future of Venezuela

The crisis in Venezuela is only getting worse by the week. And with Russian backing, it looks less likely that dictator Nicolas Maduro will step aside. Ana Quintana of The Heritage Foundation explains what’s at stake, and what’s going on. … Read More

Iran scraps ‘some commitments’ to nuclear deal

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Iran has announced it will stop implementing some key provisions of its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers. Russia said Iran had been provoked, due to pressure from the US. Iran on Wednesday informed signatories to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of … Read More

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