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US Missile Deployment Near Russian Borders May Trigger Conflict Akin to Caribbean Crisis
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US Missile Deployment Near Russian Borders May Trigger Conflict Akin to Caribbean Crisis

TEHRAN (defapress)- Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov warned that the US' decision to deploy its missile systems in the vicinity of Russia's borders may not only provoke an escalation of tensions in the region, but also to trigger a standoff similar to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Russia Says to Counter New US Sanctions on Iran

Russia Says to Counter New US Sanctions on Iran

TEHRAN (defapress) – Russia and its partners will take steps to counter new sanctions that Washington has said it will impose on Iran, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said.
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UK PM Candidate Hunt:

Boris Johnson Is A "Coward" for Avoiding Debate

TEHRAN (defapress) - Jeremy Hunt, one of the two people vying to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Monday that rival Boris Johnson was a coward for avoiding public head-to-head debates on Brexit.
China 'Won't Allow' G20 Discussion on Hong Kong

China 'Won't Allow' G20 Discussion on Hong Kong

TEHRAN (defapress) - China said Monday it will not allow discussion on Hong Kong at the G20 this week even as US President Donald Trump plans to raise the city's mass protests during his meeting with President Xi Jinping.
Possibility for Trump to Develop Ties with Russia Limited, Putin Says

Possibility for Trump to Develop Ties with Russia Limited, Putin Says

TEHRAN (defapress) – The possibility for US President Donald Trump to develop relations with Russia is limited by the US political system, although a lot depends on his political will, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview.
Merkel urges 'political solution' to US-Iran tensions

Merkel urges 'political solution' to US-Iran tensions

TEHRAN (defapress) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that the world should work together for peaceful resolution of the dispute between the United States and Iran and warned against isolationism.
US Economic Plan for Palestine Faces Broad Rejection

US Economic Plan for Palestine Faces Broad Rejection

TEHRAN (defapress) – The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and other Palestinian groups said White House adviser Jared Kushner's proposed economic plan was a non-starter unless it came coupled with a political solution for the Israel-Palestinian conflict and an end to occupation.
North Korea Leader Receives 'Excellent' Letter from Trump

North Korea Leader Receives 'Excellent' Letter from Trump

TEHRAN (defapress) – US President Donald Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un an "excellent" letter, the North's state-run news agency reported Sunday, quoting Kim as saying he would "seriously contemplate it."
Saudi Spy Chief Lobbies London for Strikes against Iran
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Saudi Spy Chief Lobbies London for Strikes against Iran

TEHRAN (defapress) – A Saudi intelligence chief pleaded with British authorities to carry out limited strikes against Iranian military targets, just hours after Donald Trump called off planned US attacks against the Islamic Republic, a senior UK official said.
Trump Nominates Mark Esper as Secretary of Defense
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Trump Nominates Mark Esper as Secretary of Defense

TEHRAN (defapress) - Donald Trump has nominated Mark Esper to be the US Secretary of Defense, the White House said late Friday.