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U.S. restores sanctions against Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to New York City on August 20-21 to notify the United Nations Security Council that the United States will initiate the process to restore UN sanctions on Iran. Thirty days after Secretary …

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Cavusoglu and Pompeo discuss situation in Libya

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo discussed reducing tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean and the current situation in Libya at a meeting Sunday in the capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo …

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U.S. considers oil strike against Belarus?

The United States would consider the possibility of introducing sanctions against Belarus due to the current events in the republic, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. "Oh, I’m sure we’ll look at each of …

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Pompeo: U.S. and Russia made progress on arms control

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States had made progress with Russia on nuclear arms control recently. "In the last handful of months, we’ve been working diligently to get the three nations that …

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Brian Hook discussed arms embargo on Iran in UAE

U.S. Special Representative for Iran and Senior Advisor to Secretary Brian Hook visited the United Arab Emirates on June 27-28, 2020, according to the U.S. State Department. During the visit, Hook met with UAE Minister of Foreign …

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U.S. makes case for maintaining arms embargo on Iran

The United States has formally asked the UN Security Council to extend an arms embargo on Iran beyond October, when it is set to be progressively eased under the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. UN Ambassador …

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U.S. approves selling 16 patrol boats to Ukraine

The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Ukraine of up to 16 Mark VI patrol boats and equipment for an estimated $600 million, according to a statement from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. "The proposed …

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U.S. withdraws from Open Skies Treaty, Russia - doesn't

U.S. President Donald Trump announced yesterday that Washington would withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty, accusing Russia of repeated violations of the 18-year-old security agreement. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explained …

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