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US stance on Iran ‘deterrence, not about war’: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: The US defense chief said President Donald Trump’s administration was seeking to deter Iran but not start a war, after he briefed members of Congress. “This is about deterrence, not about war. We are not about going to war,” Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters after exiting the closed-door ...

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UN concerned about rising US-Iran tensions

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations voiced concern about increasingly bellicose rhetoric between the United States and Iran and called on them to dial down their remarks. The appeal came after President Donald Trump on Sunday warned that any attack from Iran would be met with a devastating US response that ...

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‘Situation’ not suitable for talks, resistance only choice: Rouhani

TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that all officials in Iran have reached a consensus to withstand the US and its policy of sanctions, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported. “If we walked away from the JCPOA with the US provocative acts, then, in addition to the US, the UN and world would ...

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Trump tells aides he does not want war with Iran

WASHINGTON: President Trump has reportedly informed acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan that he does not want to see the US go to war with Iran amid rising tensions in the Middle East region. On Wednesday Trump raised the issue of war with the Islamic Republic during a briefing on the status of US forces in the ...

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Oil supply drops as Iran sanctions bite: IEA

PARIS: The world’s oil supply fell last month, the International Energy Agency said on Wednesday, amid rising global tensions as US sanctions on Iran tightened and Opec+ members produced less crude in line with their pact. In its latest monthly report on the global oil market, the Paris-based IEA said ...

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US calls back embassy staff in Baghdad as tensions with Iran escalate

BAGHDAD: The US ordered all non-emergency staff to leave its embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Arbil, citing intelligence on a “imminent” threat from Iraqi militias with close links to Iran. The evacuation order came 10 days after President Donald Trump ordered the movement of an aircraft carrier task force ...

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Load Wedding to feature at Asian Film & TV Week

BEIJING: Pakistani film Load Wedding will be opening at the Asian Film and TV Week in Guangzhou, China on 17th may. The festival will take place from May 16 to 23 and will feature 60 selected films from 30 Asian countries in various Chinese cities. Asian filmmakers are representing their ...

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Iran ‘jails British Council worker for spying for UK’

LONDON: An Iranian woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran for spying for the UK, officials say. Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said the woman had been “in charge of the Iran desk” of the British Council, a cultural organisation. She confessed to “co-operating” with British intelligence, ...

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