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Europeans talk big but ‘not ready’ to invest in saving nuclear deal – Iranain FM Zarif

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Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has scolded European leaders for their failure to make good on promises to save the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Meanwhile, Tehran is stepping up its nuclear activity in response. “The Europeans claim they were willing to maintain the JCPOA, but we have not seen Europe yet to be ready for Read More

Chinese diplomat points to DC racial segregation, gets slammed as ‘racist disgrace’ by Obama adviser

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Responding to US accusations of racism amid an ongoing Twitter war over China’s policies toward religious minorities, a Chinese diplomat took aim at racial segregation in America’s capital. Lijian Zhao, deputy chief of mission at the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan kicked off the war of words over the weekend, with a string of tweets Read More

EU to cut flow of funds to Turkey as drilling spat heats up

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By Nikos Chrysoloras on 7/14/2019 BRUSSELS (Bloomberg) — The European Union is poised to freeze most high-level contacts with Turkey and cut the flow of funds to the country, while holding back for now on sanctions that could target Turkish companies involved in offshore drilling in the eastern Mediterranean. EU diplomats have agreed on the Read More

Trump ruined Iran nuclear deal ‘to spite Obama’ – former UK envoy in new leak

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Trump completely lacked an exit strategy when he pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal and made the decision out of pure animosity towards his predecessor, the ex-UK ambassador to the US said, according to a new embarrassing leak. Desperate to save the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), then-UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson flew Read More

OPCW report on 2018 Syria chemical ‘attack’ politicized, new probe may be needed – Russian envoy

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The OPCW report on the 2018 chemical “attack” in Syria’s Douma is inconsistent and was clearly made to fit the pre-existing political narrative, Russia’s envoy to the organization has said, adding that a new probe might be needed. The report, released early in March, was the main topic of a large press conference held by Read More

Iran says ‘foreign presence’ from tens of thousands of miles away destabilizes Middle East

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Iran and its neighbors need to resolve their differences peacefully and it’s not up to faraway nations to meddle in the issue, a senior Iranian diplomat said amid an unfolding crisis over oil traffic through the Strait of Hormuz. “We and the neighbors have lived in this region and we will remain in this area. Read More

China ‘hopping mad’ about UN letter on Uighur Muslims

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By Thomas Cheshire, Asia correspondent Nearly two dozen countries have signed a joint letter to the United Nations calling on China to end the mass detention of Uighur people. In the letter to the high commissioner for human rights, 22 ambassadors – including those from the UK, Germany and Japan – raised concerns about “large-scale Read More

British envoy Darroch ‘hit job’ victim, who someone wanted to ‘knock’ off post – Scaramucci tells RT

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The UK diplomatic memo leak was a hit job on the British envoy to the US, while Trump is seizing the moment to “press” Britain for future talks, Trump’s former communications chief Anthony Scaramucci told RT. The leaking of the diplomatic cables was “a political hit job” on the British envoy Kim Darroch, financier and Read More

Aggressive U.S. energy policy tests ties with European allies

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WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – For the administration of President Donald Trump, a policy of “energy dominance” means reducing dependence on imported oil and promoting exports to boost the national economy and Washington’s political influence overseas. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump talks with Energy Secretary Rick Perry after delivering remarks during an “Unleashing American Energy” event Read More

Japan, South Korea raise stakes in dispute over forced labor

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TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) – Japan and South Korea raised the stakes on Tuesday in a dispute that threatens to disrupt global supplies of smartphones and chips, with South Korea denouncing Japanese reports it had transferred a sensitive chemical to North Korea. FILE PHOTO: A truck drives between shipping containers at a container terminal at Incheon port Read More