Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Tag Archives: war

US stance on Iran ‘deterrence, not about war’: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: The US defense chief said President Donald Trump’s administration was seeking to deter Iran but not start a war, after he briefed members of Congress. “This is about deterrence, not about war. We are not about going to war,” Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters after exiting the closed-door ...

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Trump tells aides he does not want war with Iran

WASHINGTON: President Trump has reportedly informed acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan that he does not want to see the US go to war with Iran amid rising tensions in the Middle East region. On Wednesday Trump raised the issue of war with the Islamic Republic during a briefing on the status of US forces in the ...

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US calls back embassy staff in Baghdad as tensions with Iran escalate

BAGHDAD: The US ordered all non-emergency staff to leave its embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Arbil, citing intelligence on a “imminent” threat from Iraqi militias with close links to Iran. The evacuation order came 10 days after President Donald Trump ordered the movement of an aircraft carrier task force ...

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United States plans complete withdrawal of troops from Syria

WASHINGTON: The IS has been “beaten” in Syria, US President Donald Trump said Wednesday in announcing a stunning order to pull American ground forces from the war-ravaged nation. The momentous decision to withdraw, which runs counter to long-established US policy for Syria and the region, blindsided lawmakers, the Pentagon and ...

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PM Modi a ‘small man’, India lacks vision: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: War of words between India and Pakistan have begun taking the already soured relations to a new low. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan took to twitter to respond to India’s decision of calling off the meeting between India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood ...

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‘No war, no negotiations with the US,’ says Iran’s Khamenei

TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader said on Monday there would be neither war nor negotiations with the United States, and that the country’s problems were the result of government mismanagement more than renewed sanctions. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s comments add to the pressure on President Hassan Rouhani following a collapse in the ...

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War on plastic leaves manufacturers clutching at straws

For decades, plastic straws have been essential props for cocktail makers, smoothie lovers and fast food addicts. But that may be starting to change, thanks largely to vigorous environmental campaigning. Under pressure from activists, the European Union, Britain, India and even fast food giants like McDonald’s have all made some ...

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