Monday, 8 March 2021

Tag Archives: United States

Huawei dismisses new suspension of ‘unjust’ United States ban

BEIJING: Huawei dismissed Washington’s three-month delay to a ban on US firms selling to the Chinese tech giant and said the decision would not change the fact it had been “treated unjustly”. The US Commerce Department effectively suspended for a second time tough rules stopping the sale of components and ...

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UK joins United States for maritime security mission in Gulf

LONDON: Britain joined the United States in a maritime security mission in the Gulf to protect merchant vessels travelling through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran seized a British-flagged vessel. British officials stressed that there was no change to London’s policy on Iran but joining the United States is the ...

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US imposes sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif

WASHINGTON: Mohammad Javad Zarif, with a senior official saying that Washington would not consider him a primary point of contact if it were to negotiate a new nuclear deal with Tehran. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has ridiculed the United States for its “childish” sanctions on the country’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif following ...

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United States to extend Iran nuclear waivers for 90 days

WASHINGTON: US National Security Adviser John Bolton announced Wednesday that the United States will extend its key sanctions waivers for five Iranian nuclear programs for a total of 90 days. “I think the idea here is we are watching those nuclear activities very, very closely,” Bolton said in an interview ...

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US approves $125mn support for Pakistan’s F-16 warplanes

WASHINGTON: The United States approved $125 million worth of technical and logistics support for Pakistan’s F-16 warplanes, days after Prime Minister Imran Khan’s successful visit to Washington. Approval to support US-built aircraft was approved by the US State Department and announced simultaneously by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency. “The State Department ...

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China warns of war in case of move toward Taiwan independence

BEIJING: China’s defense ministry warned that it was ready for war if there was a move toward Taiwan’s independence, accusing the United States of undermining global stability and denouncing its arms sales to the self-ruled island. This month, the Pentagon said the U.S. State Department had approved sales of weapons ...

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China says US ‘power politics’ undermines global stability

BEIJING: China accused the United States of undermining global stability with unilateral policies and “power politics” as the Defence Ministry issued the first comprehensive outline of its policies since President Xi Jinping came to power more than six years ago. The US was the first country mentioned in the document’s ...

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President Trump likely to restore $1.3 billion aid to Pakistan

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump hinted at the possibility of restoring $1.3 billion aid to its strategic ally Pakistan, which was suspended last year. The US president spoke about the possibility of restoring aid during after he met with PM Pakistan Imran Khan at the White House. President Trump said that ...

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Concerned about US-Iran confrontation near Russian border: Putin

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Moscow is deeply concerned about the current confrontation between the United States and Iran, particularly as it is taking place near Russian borders and could destabilize the region surrounding Iran. “This worries us very much because it is happening near our borders. ...

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Similar drama since 2001: India on Hafiz Saeed arrest

NEW DELHI: India has dismissed the latest arrest of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba founder Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan as yet another “drama” – just a day after United States President Donald Trump tweeted to claim credit for it. After a ten year search, the so-called “mastermind” of the Mumbai Terror attacks has been arrested ...

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