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Ankara launches another military operation in Syria?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Ankara will carry out a military operation in a Kurdish-controlled area east of the Euphrates in northern Syria. Erdogan noted both Russia and the United …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

 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 …

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 …

 U.S. does not want war with Iran anymore

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claims that Iran was behind last week's attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, but stressed that Washington does not want to go to war with Tehran. "We don’t want …

Washington offers Tehran its own nuclear deal

The United States is ready to conclude a new agreement with Iran to guarantee that it will never produce nuclear weapons, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in his interview to German newspaper Rheinische Post. …