Monday, 16 December 2019

Tag Archives: UK

Iran dismisses British call for release of aid worker Zaghari-Ratcliffe

TEHRAN: Jailed British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe will serve out her five-year prison sentence, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said, dismissing a call for her release by a British minister visiting Tehran. “Mrs. Zaghari is an Iranian. She has been convicted on security charges and is spending her sentence in prison,” ...

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Hunt admits Britain could follow US into war with Iran

LONDON:Although the UK officials, including Conservative party leadership contender Jeremy Hunt have proclaimed de-escalation in the region, he admitted that London would consider Washington’s request for military support amid the growing tension between Iran and the US. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who is running against Boris Johnson for the Conservatives’ ...

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Iran diplomat calls talks with UK minister ‘repetitive’

TEHRAN: A top Iranian diplomat expressed disappointment after meeting a minister from Britain’s Foreign Office amid escalating regional tensions, saying the talks were “repetitive”, state news agency IRNA reported. Minister of State for the Middle East Andrew Murrison had the “usual talking points”, said Kamal Kharazi, the head of the ...

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Pakistan, UK sign MoU for Dar’s extradition

LONDON: Pakistan and the United Kingdom signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for extradition of former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar. The UK is extraditing Dar on the legal basis for criminal offences and other cases. As per document, Pakistan will pay all the expenses on the transit of Ishaq Dar. ...

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UK Business Interested In Increasing Presence In Russian Market: Putin

LONDON: UK business is interested in expanding its presence in the Russian market, Russian President Vladimir Putin said expressing hope that there would be relevant reaction from the UK authorities. “UK business wants to work and expand its presence in the Russian market. I hope that the political leadership of ...

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan unveils electric van

LONDON Mayor Sadiq Khan has unveiled an electric van that could play a major role in cutting emissions in the city. The van, designed by the London Electric Vehicle Company, aims to provide a low-emission option for delivery drivers. There are currently 65,000 small van journeys in London every day. ...

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Qureshi meets British counterpart, discusses key issues

LONDON: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi met his British counterpart Jeremy Hunt where both discussed regional and global issues including bilateral relations in the meeting. On this occasion, FM Qureshi expressed that Pakistan respects this two-way relation between both countries. He appreciated the United Kingdom for playing a positive role ...

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Trump in new attack on London’s mayor Khan

LONDON: US President Donald Trump launched a fresh attack Saturday on London Mayor Sadiq Khan, backing a right-wing British columnist who has been widely accused of Islamophobia and once called migrants “cockroaches”. Trump attached his latest denunciation of the mayor to a retweet by Katie Hopkins about crime in “Khan’s ...

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UK warns of ‘great risk’ of escalation in Gulf

LONDON: British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt warned Sunday there was a “great risk” of escalation in the Gulf, adding that Washington wanted the situation to end in negotiations. A Japanese-owned tanker, the Kokuka Courageous, and a Norwegian-operated one, the Front Altair, were attacked on Thursday and left ablaze as they ...

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