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U.S. urges to abide by sanctions against Iran

U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said that those doing business with blacklisted Iranian entities are now exposed to U.S. sanctions. The United States yesterday blacklisted an "oil for …

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Pompeo: EU put constraints on U.S.-UK relationship

The U.S.-UK relationship in the economic and security sectors will grow stronger after Brexit, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said, speaking to radio interviewer Hugh Hewitt. Answering the question if the …

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Pompeo: U.S. to work on Russia G7 reinstatement

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the U.S. presidential administration will make an effort to secure Russia’s return to the G7. Speaking with Fox News, Pompeo said that "the president thinks …

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U.S. prohibited from providing any credit to Russia

The second round of U.S. sanctions against Russia related to the Skripal case took effect today. According to a notice by the State Department, the latest round of sanctions prohibits U.S. banks from making any loan or providing …

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U.S. offer to sell Patriot system to Turkey expires

Washington's offer to sell Raytheon Co’s Patriot missile defense system to Ankara has expired, following Turkey’s decision to accept Russian S-400 systems, a State Department official said. The official said the …

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INF treaty becomes history

The United States is expected to officially withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty today, bringing an end to more than three decades of strategic stability amid calls to continue cooperating with Russia on arms control …

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Pompeo says he's not allowed to visit Tehran

U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo said that Iran did not accept his offer to visit Tehran and talk directly to Iranian people. "I recently offered to travel to Tehran and speak directly to the Iranian people. …

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Pompeo: U.S. pulls out of INF treaty on August 2

The United States would pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (or INF treaty) on August 2, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. That’s correct," the Secretary of State told …

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Pompeo: I would 'happily' go to Tehran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he would "happily" go to Tehran to address tensions between the two countries. "Sure. If that’s the call, I’d happily go there...I would welcome the …

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 New U.S. Ambassador to Turkey arrives in Ankara

Newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to Turkey David Satterfield arrived in Ankara yesterday. "We're pleased to announce that U.S. Ambassador-Designate to Turkey, David M. Satterfield, arrived in Ankara. Welcome to …

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Saudi Arabia's king holds talks with Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman today amid heightened tensions with Tehran after President Donald Trump called …

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