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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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US announces maximum pressure on Iran

US State Department's Policy Planning Director Brian Hook said that Washington will start its campaign of maximum economic and diplomatic pressure on Iran soon.  "A key part of our strategy is a …

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US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced the United States is quitting the UN Human Rights Council. She stressed that this move does not mean "a retreat from human rights …

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Kremlin: JCPOA depends on Iran's reaction to US demands

The Kremlin expects Tehran to evaluate the demands the US has laid out for a new nuclear deal, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, adding that Moscow believed it important to implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan …

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US: its Turkey's right to recall its ambassador

US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert commented on Turkey recalling its ambassador from Washington after the US embassy to Israel was moved to Jerusalem. "We’re aware that Turkey has recalled …

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US warns sanctions on Nord Stream 2 possible

The U.S. stepped up its opposition to the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, saying the project raises security concerns and that it could draw U.S. sanctions, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy …

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 US preparing new sanctions against Russia

US President Donald Trump issued a memo ordering State Secretary Mike Pompeo to propose sanctions on Russia in response to alleged violations of a 1987 missile treaty, the White House said today. A …

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U.S. continues to monitor situation in Armenia

The United States continues to monitor closely the situation in Armenia, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement, PanARMENIAN.Net reported. "As a friend of Armenia, we urge all parties …

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