Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Tag Archives: United States

UN chief defends Iran deal after Trump demands changes

UNITED NATIONS :UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that any bid to address concerns about Iran should not jeopardize the hard-won nuclear deal after US President Donald Trump demanded changes to the accord. The United States is concerned the deal, thrashed out over 12 years of talks, does nothing to punish ...

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Fix problems to stay partners with US, CIA chief tells Pakistan

WASHINGTON: After US President Donald Trump’s diatribe against Pakistan, the head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has now launched a barrage of allegations, accusing Pakistan of providing safe havens to terrorists. CIA chief Mike Pompeo reiterated Trump’s allegations, threatening Islamabad that they would ‘protect’ the United States if Pakistan ...

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How Not to Engage With Pakistan

President Trump’s decision last week to suspend almost all security aid to Pakistan, which quickly followed his accusation that Pakistan had “given us nothing but lies and deceit,” suggests that his administration is carrying out the hard-line approach that the president foreshadowed in August. Last Thursday, the State Department confirmed ...

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Pakistan seeks clarification from US over ‘watch list’ placement

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry has said Islamabad is seeking clarification from Washington after the US, citing “severe violations of religious freedom,” placed Pakistan on a special watch list. The ambassador in a statement on Sunday said Pakistan was seeking clarifications from the US regarding its ...

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No alliance with US: Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has said it is being treated like a “whipping boy” and has no alliance with the US after Washington suspended security assistance to the country. “We do not have any alliance” with the US , said Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif in an interview with Geo TV on Friday. ...

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11 dead from cold as East Coast braces for winter bomb cyclone

WASHINGTON: At least 11 people died of cold in the United States as a prolonged stretch of strikingly bitter cold enveloped much of the country and buried some places under a record amount of snow even as a powerful winter storm was forecast to hit the eastern US. The bombogenesis ...

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China fires up advanced hypersonic missile challenge to US defences

HONG KONG: China’s new “hypersonic” ballistic missiles will not only challenge the defences of the United States but also be able to more accurately hit military targets in Japan and India, according to Chinese military specialists. The assessment comes after Tokyo-based The Diplomat magazine reported that China’s rocket forces conducted ...

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North Korea vows to never give up nukes if US continues blackmail

PYONGYANG: North Korea vowed Saturday to never give up its nuclear weapons as long as the United States and its allies continue their “blackmail and war drills” at its doorstep. The hermit kingdom’s official state media, Korean Central News Agency, reported the communist nation’s often repeated stance. The media outlet ...

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Russia accuses U.S. of training former IS fighters in Syria

MOSCOW: The chief of the Russian General Staff has accused the United States of training former Islamic State fighters in Syria to try to destabilize the country. General Valery Gerasimov’s allegations, made in a newspaper interview, center on a U.S. military base at Tanf, a strategic Syrian highway border crossing ...

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