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Israeli Jets Hit Damascus Airport Area
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Israeli Jets Hit Damascus Airport Area

TEHRAN (defapress) – Two Israeli rockets struck near Damascus airport at dawn on Friday, Lebanese TV station al-Mayadeen reported.
North Korea May Consider H-Bomb Test in Pacific, Kim Calls Trump 'Mentally Deranged'

North Korea May Consider H-Bomb Test in Pacific, Kim Calls Trump 'Mentally Deranged'

TEHRAN (defapress) – North Korea said on Friday it might test a hydrogen bomb on the Pacific Ocean after US President Donald Trump vowed to destroy the country, with leader Kim Jong Un promising to make a “mentally deranged” Trump pay dearly for his threats.
UN Security Council Opposes Kurdish Independence Vote

UN Security Council Opposes Kurdish Independence Vote

TEHRAN (defapress) - The UN Security Council on Thursday warned that a referendum on independence by Iraq's Kurdistan Region was potentially destabilizing, adding its weight to international opposition to the vote.
Russia’s Lavrov reaffirms JCPOA commitment

Russia’s Lavrov reaffirms JCPOA commitment

TEHRAN (defapress) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reaffirmed Russia's commitment to maintaining the sustainability of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear program.
German FM Says JCPOA Should Not Be Jeopardized

German FM Says JCPOA Should Not Be Jeopardized

TEHRAN (defapress) – Germany’s Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel cautioned against moves that would put the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers at risk.
JCPOA ‘Delivering’, EU’s Mogherini Says

JCPOA ‘Delivering’, EU’s Mogherini Says

TEHRAN (defapress) – EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini dismissed Washington’s view that the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers should be renegotiated, saying that the agreement is “delivering”.
N. Korea Shrugs off Trump Threat as 'Dog's Bark'

N. Korea Shrugs off Trump Threat as 'Dog's Bark'

TEHRAN (defapress) – North Korea's foreign minister has brushed aside US President Donald Trump's fiery threat to destroy his nation, comparing it to a "dog's bark" and suggesting Pyongyang would not be deterred by the rhetoric.
US Freezes Arms Sales to Turkey Police Forces amid Strained Ties

US Freezes Arms Sales to Turkey Police Forces amid Strained Ties

TEHRAN (defapress) - The US government has frozen arms sales to the bodyguards unit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan amid strained ties between the two countries, local media reported on Tuesday.
Scrapping Nuclear Deal with Iran Tantamount to End of NPT
French Diplomats:

Scrapping Nuclear Deal with Iran Tantamount to End of NPT

TEHRAN (defapress) – French government officials believe that undermining or scrapping the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers by the US would signal the beginning of the end of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, which entered into force in 1970.
China, Russia Begin Naval Drills near North Korea

China, Russia Begin Naval Drills near North Korea

TEHRAN (defapress) - China and Russia began naval drills near North Korea on Monday amid continuing tensions over the isolated state's nuclear ambitions and ahead of a United Nations General Assembly meeting this week, where North Korea is likely to loom large.