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U.S. assesses interaction with Russia on Iran

U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price said that cooperation with Russia on Iran is constructive. "There are areas where our interests do align, and this is one of them. Russia has been constructive in its engagements in …

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Lavrov and Blinken discuss Iranian nuclear deal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed the prospects for restoring the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) over the phone on Wednesday, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry. …

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Blinken assesses current U.S. relationship with China

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the United States has a complicated relationship with China. "It cannot be defined in one sentence. There are aspects of competition, there are aspects of cooperation, there are …

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U.S. special envoy for Iran to visit Moscow this week

U.S. Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley will visit Moscow and Paris on September 7-10 for consultations on Washington and Tehran's return to compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program, the …

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U.S. to sever diplomatic ties with Afghanistan?

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the U.S. will likely not have a diplomatic presence on the ground in Afghanistan following the withdrawal of American forces on August 31. "That’s not likely to happen," …

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State Department urges Iran to return to talks

The U.S. authorities consider it necessary for Tehran to cease its nuclear escalations and return to consultations on implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, according to the statement by U.S. Department of State Spokesperson …

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U.S. may sale Javelin anti-tank missiles to Georgia

The U.S. Department of State has approved the sale of the country’s anti-tank Javelin missiles and command launch units to Georgia.  Now it is up to the Congress to confirm the sale of 82 missiles and 46 command launch units …

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Blinken urges greater global cooperation post-Covid

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken called for empowering multilateral institutions to defeat Covid-19. "Multilateralism is our best tool for tackling the global challenges we face, whether the COVID-19 pandemic, climate crisis, …

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U.S. tells Russia it won't rejoin Open Skies treaty

The Biden administration informed Russia on Thursday that it will not rejoin a key arms control pact, even as the two sides prepare for a summit next month between their leaders, the State Department said. U.S. officials said Deputy …

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Washington issues 'Do not travel' warning for Belarus

The United States issued a warning for nationals not to travel to Belarus on Wednesday, citing arbitrary enforcement of laws, risk of detention and the coronavirus pandemic. The State Department issued its highest travel advisory …

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U.S. says primary focus is to ensure Gaza ceasefire holds

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will focus primarily on ensuring that a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians holds during his visit to the region later on Monday, and work to get assistance delivered to the people of Gaza, a …

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