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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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Trump’s gifts to world leaders revealed

The annual list of gifts that U.S. President Donald Trump has dispensed to foreign leaders is out, and the State Department report reveals some eclectic taste in his gift-giving. The report is sent to Congress. …

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US and Taliban sign peace deal

The US and the Taliban have signed an agreement aimed at paving the way towards peace in Afghanistan after more than 18 years of conflict, BBC News reports. The US and its Nato allies have agreed to withdraw all their troops from the country …

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Lavrov assesses U.S. Middle East peace plan

The U.S. is ignoring the internationally-accepted approach to the Middle East settlement, which is not helping resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the Italian daily La Stampa. …

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U.S. to Ukraine: Crimea to remain part of Russia

Crimea is lost for Ukraine forever, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at a private meeting held in Kiev as part of the Secretary of State’s visit. According to media reports, this position was …

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Kremlin comments on Belarus-U.S. convergence

Moscow does not consider Belarus and the United States rapidly becoming closer, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, commenting on the recent visit by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Minsk, where he …

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U.S. offers Belarus all the oil it needs

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told Minsk that Washington can provide it with all the oil it needs. After a meeting with Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei in Minsk, Pompeo suggested that the U.S. could …

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Pompeo says US can supply Belarus with %100 of oil

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday that the United States is willing and able to provide Belarus with 100% of its oil and gas, Fox Business reports. Pompeo is the first secretary of state to visit Belarus …

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Lukashenko agrees on Cooperation with NATO

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Minsk, Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei said noting that the main topic of the discussion was the search of ways for the country's interaction with the …

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U.S. focuses its foreign policy on Ukraine's transit

The United States supports maintaining Russian gas transit through Ukraine. Washington calls it "a strategic deterrent to further Russian aggression," the U.S. State Department said in a statement released on the eve of U.S. Secretary …

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Pompeo sums up results of Berlin conference

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo hopes that major oil fields in Libya would be reopened following an international conference on Libya in Berlin on Sunday, the U.S. Department of State said in a statement. …

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