Thursday, 14 November 2019

Tag Archives: US

Iranian president: First lift sanctions, then talk

TEHRAN: Iran’s president back-pedalled on possible talks with Donald Trump, saying the US president must first lift sanctions imposed on Tehran, otherwise a meeting between the two would be a mere photo op. Hassan Rouhani’s change of heart came a day after Trump said Monday that there’s a “really good ...

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France invites Iran to G-7 to ease tensions

BIARRITZ: A European Union source is describing the leaders’ dinner at the Group of Seven as “quite tense” as leaders disagreed with US President Donald Trump over issues including how to deal with Russia. The person speaking on condition of anonymity due to lack of authorization to talk publicly said ...

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Australia to send warship and Defence Force to Middle East to support US

MELBOURNE: Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the move this morning, saying it was in support of US-led efforts to keep the Strait of Hormuz open for shipping. Mr Morrison said recent disruption to shipping in the region was a threat to Australia’s national interests. Australia has been considering joining the ...

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Trump once again offers to mediate ‘explosive’ Kashmir standoff

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump offered to mediate the “explosive” situation in Kashmir amid mounting international concern over a flare-up in violence between India and Pakistan in the divided region. Speaking a day after phone calls with the premiers of both countries, Trump said he was happy to try and ...

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After INF Treaty withdraw, US looking to develop hypersonic missiles

WASHINGTON: US Army Secretary Ryan D. McCarthy stated that as a result of the US withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, Washington is now looking into developing hypersonic missiles with ballistic warheads. “With respect to the INF ranges in particular, we’re looking at where can we first find opportunities,” ...

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Release of Iranian tanker ‘very unfortunate’: Mike Pompeo

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed frustration Monday over the “very unfortunate” decision to release an Iranian tanker held off Gibraltar, in an implicit rebuke to ally Britain. The British overseas territory rejected a US demand to seize the vessel, which has since departed Gibraltar and entered international ...

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Gibraltar refuses US request to seize Iranian tanker

BRUSSELS: Gibraltar refused on Sunday a US request to seize the Iranian tanker caught in a stand-off between Tehran and the West, as the stationary vessel raised an Iranian flag ahead of its expected departure from the British territory. British Royal Marines seized the vessel in Gibraltar in July on ...

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Trump delays some tariffs on Chinese imports

WASHINGTON: The US is delaying imposing tariffs on some imports from China until 15 December because of “health, safety, national security and other factors”. The products include mobile phones, laptops, video game consoles, some toys, computer monitors, and certain footwear and clothing. The surprise news from the United States Trade ...

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Boris Johnson says reaching trade deal with US will be ‘tough old haggle’

LONDON: The announcement comes as the newly-appointed PM met at Downing street on Monday with US National Security Advisor John Bolton and senior British officials, where the two sides discussed inking a UK-US trade agreement following London’s departure from the European Union, among other issues. UK prime minister Boris Johnson said that forging a trade deal with the ...

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US Tells Germany: Spend More on Defense or We Move Troops to Poland

BERLIN – An envoy of U.S. President Donald Trump suggested on Friday that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s unwillingness to boost defense spending might give the United States no choice but to move American troops stationed in Germany to Poland. The comments by Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, signal Trump’s ...

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