Saturday, 20 July 2019

Tag Archives: United States

EU failed to rescue 2015 Nuclear Deal: Iran

TEHRAN: Earlier, the US Treasury Department imposed new Iran-related sanctions, targeting the country’s petrochemical sector, which includes a petrochemical holding with a vast network of subsidiaries and sales agents. Iran criticized the European signatories of its 2015 nuclear deal for failing to save the pact after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of ...

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Huawei launches 5G lab in South Korea

BEIJING: Huawei Technologies unveiled an open lab for a next-generation 5G wireless network in South Korea but kept the launch low-key given its recent blacklisting by the United States, a key security ally of the Asian nation. The Chinese tech giant, the world’s top producer of telecoms equipment, said it ...

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Huawei reviewing FedEx relationship, says packages ‘diverted’

HONG KONG: Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei is reviewing its relationship with FedEx Corp after it claimed the US package delivery company, without detailed explanation, diverted two parcels destined for Huawei addresses in Asia to the United States and attempted to reroute two others. Huawei told Reuters that FedEx diverted ...

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United States orders new troops to Middle East

WASHINGTON: The United States said it was deploying 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East to counter “credible threats” from Iran in a move denounced by Tehran on Saturday as “a threat to international peace”. “Increased US presence in our region is very dangerous and a threat to international peace ...

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US charges Julian Assange with violating Espionage Act

WASHINGTON D.C.: The Justice Department charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with violating the US Espionage Act by publishing military and diplomatic files in 2010, rejecting his claim that he is a journalist. The department unveiled 17 new charges against Assange, accusing him of directing and abetting intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning ...

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US to extend Iran energy sanctions waiver for Iraq

WASHINGTON has assured Afghanistan it would prolong the sanctions waiver, allowing Iraq to purchase Iranian energy, a source, close to Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd Mahdi, told Sputnik. “There is currently no official information [on the issue] but we have the United States’ assurance that Iraq will be excluded [from the ...

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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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Iran announces partial withdrawal from nuclear deal

TEHRAN: Iran announced it was partially withdrawing from a landmark nuclear deal, marking a serious escalation in Tehran’s faceoff with the United States. President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech that Iran would reduce its “commitments” to the deal, but would not fully withdraw, amid heightened pressure from the ...

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Measles continues to spread in US, 764 cases reported

WASHINGTON: A total of at least 764 measles cases have been confirmed in 23 states of the United States since the beginning of this year, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported. This is an increase of 60 cases from the previous week, and the greatest number ...

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China says it won’t take part in trilateral nuclear arms talks

BEIJING: China on Monday dismissed a suggestion that it would talk with the United States and Russia about a new accord limiting nuclear arms, saying it would not take part in any trilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations. U.S. President Donald Trump said he and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed on Friday ...

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