Israel Kills Islamic Jihad Commander; Resistance Vows Response
TEHRAN (defapress) – Israel killed a senior commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement in an airstrike in the Gaza Strip, the Islamic Jihad’s military wing confirmed.
Bolivia's Former President Evo Morales Accepts Political Asylum in Mexico
TEHRAN (defapress) – Bolivia's former president Evo Morales has departed for Mexico after accepting an offer of political asylum in the wake of what he has described as a "coup" against him by the country's military and opposition.
Pentagon Raised Concerns over Stalled Ukraine Military Aid, Transcript Reveals
TEHRAN(defapress) - The Pentagon raised concerns over the US government’s hold-up of military aid to Ukraine, which a national security official saw as “essential”, according to a congressional hearing transcript released on Monday.
EU, E3 Issue Joint Statement on Iran’s 4th Nuclear Step
TEHRAN (defapress) – France, Germany, Britain and the European Union said they are "extremely concerned" by Iran's decision to restart nuclear activities at one of its key sites.
US Says Will Leave Up to 600 Troops in Northeast Syria
TEHRAN (defapress) – As many as 600 US troops will remain in northeastern Syria, Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said.
Trump Faces Perilous Test as Impeachment Hearings Open
TEHRAN (defapress) – Donald Trump faces the prospect of becoming only the third US president to be impeached when open hearings begin this week into his alleged effort to bolster his re-election hopes by pushing Ukraine to find dirt on a Democratic rival.
Turkey Should Scrap Russian Missile System or Face Sanctions
US:
TEHRAN (defapress) – The United States is very upset about Turkey’s purchase of Russian missile defense systems and could impose sanctions on Ankara if it does not “get rid” of them, White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said.
Bolivia's Morales Resigns after Losing Backing of Security Forces
TEHRAN (defapress) – Bolivian President Evo Morales resigned Sunday, caving in following three weeks of sometimes-violent protests over his disputed re-election after the army and police withdrew their backing.
Spain Votes in Fourth General Election in Four Years
TEHRAN (defapress) – Spain is voting in its fourth general election in four years on Sunday, after a campaign overshadowed by the crisis in Catalonia and the rise of the hard right.
US 'Very Actively' Asking North Korea to Return to Talks
South Korea:
TEHRAN (defapress) – The United States is "very actively" trying to persuade North Korea to come back to negotiations, South Korea's national security adviser said on Sunday, as a year-end North Korean deadline for US flexibility approaches.
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