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Tensions rise between Pompeo, Bolton

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.
US Grants Iraq Waiver to Buy Iranian Energy
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US Grants Iraq Waiver to Buy Iranian Energy

TEHRAN (defapress) – Washington has exempted Baghdad from some of its unilateral sanctions against Tehran, allowing Iraq to continue importing energy from Iran, according to the US envoy to Baghdad.
UK PM Expected to Announce Resignation Friday
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UK PM Expected to Announce Resignation Friday

TEHRAN (defapress) – British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected on Friday to announce her departure from office, The Times reported, without citing a source.
Trump Erupts in Fury as Impeachment Talk Heats Up

Trump Erupts in Fury as Impeachment Talk Heats Up

TEHRAN (defapress) – US President Donald Trump erupted in fury at unrelenting probes into his links to Russia, as the top Democrat in Congress accused the president of a “cover-up” that could be an impeachable offense.
China Ready for Further US Trade Talks, Ambassador Says

China Ready for Further US Trade Talks, Ambassador Says

TEHRAN (defapress) - Beijing is ready to resume trade talks with Washington, China's ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai said, as a top US business lobby in China said nearly half its members are seeing non-tariff barrier retaliation in China due to the trade war.
Europe facing 'huge pressure' from US over Iran trade channel
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Europe facing 'huge pressure' from US over Iran trade channel

TERHAN (defapress) – The European sides to the nuclear deal are facing huge pressure from the US to drop their proposed trade channel with Iran, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday.
North Korea Slams Joe Biden for Criticizing Leader Kim Jong Un

North Korea Slams Joe Biden for Criticizing Leader Kim Jong Un

TEHRAN (defapress) - North Korean state media slammed former US vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden for criticizing leader Kim Jong Un, calling him "bereft of elementary quality as a human being".
Russia, Germany, France urge preserving JCPOA

Russia, Germany, France urge preserving JCPOA

TERHAN (defapress) – Russia, Germany and France have reaffirmed their support for the mutually-beneficial economic cooperation with Iran and stressed the importance of preserving the 2015 nuclear deal.
Maduro Proposes to Hold Early Parliamentary Elections

Maduro Proposes to Hold Early Parliamentary Elections

TEHRAN (defapress) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has proposed to the opposition controlling the country's National Assembly to hold snap parliamentary elections in order to resolve the political crisis in the Bolivarian Republic.
‘No Indication’ of Threatening Actions by Iran, Trump Says

‘No Indication’ of Threatening Actions by Iran, Trump Says

TEHRAN (defapress) – US President Donald Trump played down tensions with Iran, saying his administration currently sees no signs of threatening actions by Tehran.