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Is West getting back to Nagorno-Karabakh settlement?

Before paying an official visit to Baku, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs George Kent made a statement, suggesting that Washington intends to move from a passive presence in the OSCE …

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U.S. names purpose of anti-Russia sanctions

By imposing sanctions against Russia's defense industry, the United States has no intention to undermine the Russian Federation's military capabilities, the U.S. State Department said in a statement. "Section 231 of …

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Brian Hook named U.S. Special Representative for Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced the appointment of a special representative for Iran to coordinate U.S. policy. In a briefing on August 16, Pompeo said Brian Hook, the State Department’s director of policy …

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Pence warns Turkey not to test Trump's resolve

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence threatened Turkey with unspecified consequences if it continues to hold American pastor Andrew Brunson in custody, according to a statement. "Pastor Andrew Brunson is …

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Is U.S. preparing next round of anti-Russian sanctions?

The U.S. administration will comply with the law, according to which, the sanctions should be imposed on Russia for alleged complicity in the poisoning of former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Britain’s Salisbury …

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Skripal sanction: US brings down iron curtain

The new United States sanctions on Russia will be a very great sweep of the Russian economy, a senior US State Department official said. "We are applying these sanctions against essentially all state – Russian state-owned or …

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U.S. and Egypt discuss Syria and Israel

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. "Secretary Michael R. …

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Lavrov and Pompeo hold meeting in Helsinki

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks on the sidelines of the Russian-US summit in Helsinki. The top diplomats are holding talks simultaneously with the …

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Iran accuses US of using embassies for espionage

Spokesman of Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bahram Ghasemi rejected the anti-Iranian claims of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in UAE, describing his remarks as baseless and ridiculous in line …

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