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Germany Calls on Russia to Prevent A New Arms Race

Germany Calls on Russia to Prevent A New Arms Race

TEHRAN (defapress) - Germany's foreign minister on Friday urged Russia to save a key arms treaty with the US, to prevent a new arms race as a deadline looms.
EU Says Britain Would Need to Vote in European Elections If No Brexit before July 2

EU Says Britain Would Need to Vote in European Elections If No Brexit before July 2

TEHRAN (defapress) - The European Commission indicated on Friday that Britons would need to choose their representatives to the next European Parliament if the country were to stay in the EU beyond the first sitting of the new assembly on July 2.
Iran, Japan Celebrate 90 Years of Diplomatic Ties in Tokyo

Iran, Japan Celebrate 90 Years of Diplomatic Ties in Tokyo

TEHRAN (defapress)- Iran and Japan celebrated the 90th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations between the two countries in a ceremony in Tokyo where messages from foreign ministers Mohammad Javad Zarif and Tarō Kōno were read out.
EU Nations, Mogherini Not to Attend Washington’s Anti-Iran Summit

EU Nations, Mogherini Not to Attend Washington’s Anti-Iran Summit

TEHRAN (defapress) – A US effort to enlist Europe in its pressure campaign against Iran faced a setback after officials said ministers from several European Union members and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will skip a summit organized by Washington on Iran and the Middle East in Poland.
Trump Cancels US Delegation’s Visit to Davos over Government Shutdown
White House:

Trump Cancels US Delegation’s Visit to Davos over Government Shutdown

TEHRAN (defapress) - US President Donald Trump decided not to send the US delegation to the World Economic Forum (WEC) in Switzerland’s Davos due to the ongoing government shutdown, White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
Two Su-34 jets collide mid-air in Russia's Far East
report:

Two Su-34 jets collide mid-air in Russia's Far East

TEHRAN (defapress) – Local news outlets are reporting the crash of two Sukhoi Su-34 fighter bomber aircraft in Russia's Far East after having collided mid-air during flights.
Detained Iranian anchor to appear in US court on Friday

Detained Iranian anchor to appear in US court on Friday

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iran's English-language Press TV says its news presenter Marzieh Hashemi, who has been imprisoned by the FBI on unspecified charges, is due to appear in a Washington, DC, court on Friday.
Ireland welcomes expanding coop. with Iran
Dáil chair:

Ireland welcomes expanding coop. with Iran

TEHRAN (defapress) – Chairman of Irish Parliament (Dáil) Seán Ó Fearghaíl said his country welcomes expansion of relations and cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran in various fields.
Mogherini not to attend anti-Iran Warsaw conf.: spokesperson

Mogherini not to attend anti-Iran Warsaw conf.: spokesperson

TEHRAN (defapress) – EU’s High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini will not participate at an anti-Iranian summit which is going to be held in Poland, said an EU spokesperson.
Lyon explosion: Huge blast at university campus in France

Lyon explosion: Huge blast at university campus in France

TEHRAN (defapress) – French authorities say a strong explosion and fire has hit a science building at the University of Lyon. At least three people have been slightly injured.