American Officials Lying About US-China Trade War
Beijing:
TEHRAN (defapress)- China accused American officials of lying to the public about the US-China trade war, as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has already warned that the rising tensions between the world's two largest economies will put the global growth in jeopardy this year.
British Health Minister Hancock Joins Race to Replace May as Prime Minister
TEHRAN (defapress) - British health minister Matt Hancock said on Saturday he would enter the contest to be the next leader of the Conservative Party, the fifth candidate to say they would run to replace Theresa May as prime minister
Moscow Rules Out Exchange of US Citizen Whelan for Russia's Butina
Ryabkov:
TEHRAN (defapress) - Moscow is ruling out the possibility of exchanging US citizen Paul Whelan, who Russia has charged with espionage, for Maria Butina, because Whelan has not been sentenced, according to Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov.
An open letter to Trump on US tensions with Iran
TEHRAN (defapress) – 76 retired US generals and diplomats warned US President Donald Trump against war with Iran in an open letter.
Iranian, German Diplomats Discuss Ways to Save Nuclear Deal
TEHRAN (defapress) – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi and Jens Plotner, the policy director of Germany's Foreign Ministry, exchanged views about ways to save the 2015 nuclear deal after the European Union’s failure to meet its obligations under the deal.
Russia Says US Warships Off Venezuela Make Situation Worse
TEHRAN (defapress)- The presence of US warships off Venezuela does not enhance confidence, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a briefing on Thursday.
Beijing Slams South China Sea Sanctions Proposed by US
'Matter of 'Sovereignty':
TEHRAN (defapress)- China strongly opposes the reintroduction of the proposed legislation by the US Senate that would sanction anyone it deemed to be a threat to the stability of the South China Sea and urged the United States to drop the act to preserve bilateral relations with Beijing, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Thursday.
Trump 'Crying Out' for Impeachment
Pelosi:
TEHRAN (defapress)- Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday accused President Donald Trump of begging for Democrats to launch impeachment proceedings against him as a strategy for distracting the public from the many scandals dogging his administration.
US Army Research Center Publishes Strategy to Destabilize Russia
TEHRAN (defapress)- The US could use a variety of economic, military and ideological strategies to “overextend and unbalance” Russia, a new report sponsored by the US Army glaringly suggested, offering blueprints to divide and destabilize the country.
Tensions rise between Pompeo, Bolton
TEHRAN (defapress) – As national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo jockey for influence amid a variety of pressing international concerns, including Iran, North Korea and Venezuela, there is growing tension between the two men, four people familiar with the matter say.
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