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Qatar Offers to Broker Gulf Dialogue with Iran

Qatar offers to broker Gulf dialogue with Iran

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar can be a conduit for the Gulf states to engage in dialogue with Iran now that ties with the GCC have been reestablished, Qatar’s Foreign Minister, Sheikh Mohammed Al Thani, told Bloomberg TV on Tuesday. His comments come a day after Omar Saif Ghobash, UAE Deputy …

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Pakistan, China Partnership Termed Vital for National, Regional Security

Pakistan, China Partnership Termed Vital for National, Regional Security

ISLAMABAD – The “Pakistan-China National Security Partnership” webinar was hosted by the Development Communications Network (Devcom-Pakistan) on Sunday. Chairman of the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed and Lieutenant-General Talat Masood were the keynote speakers. Senior Washington reporter Anwar Iqbal, Devcom-Pakistan executive director Munir Ahmed, Professor …

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EU Urges Iran to Fulfill Obligations of Nuclear Deal

EU urges Iran to fulfill obligations of nuclear deal

BRUSSELS – The European Union (EU) on Monday called on Iran to abandon its efforts to enrich uranium by up to 20% and fulfill the obligations of the nuclear deal it signed in 2015. EU foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, said that the bloc continued to support the Joint Comprehensive …

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Iran Refuses to Negotiate on Seized Korean Oil Tanker

Iran Refuses to Negotiate on Seized Korean Oil Tanker

TEHRAN – Iran said on Wednesday that it did not plan to hold talks with Korea over the release of a Korean tanker it seized on Monday. The spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that he had not reached an agreement on “any form of visit” by …

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US Hits China, Iran Companies with Fresh Sanctions

US hits Iran with fresh sanctions as Trump term nears end

WASHINGTON – The United States on Tuesday blacklisted a Chinese company that manufactures parts for steel production, 12 Iranian steel and metal manufacturers and three overseas-based sales agents of a large Iranian mining and metals company, seeking to deprive Iran of revenue at the end of the US President Donald …

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Iran, Russia Preparing Meeting on Coronavirus Vaccines: Envoy

Iran, Russia preparing meeting on coronavirus vaccines says Envoy

MOSCOW – Iranian Ambassador to Moscow, Kazem Jalali, said Iran and Russia are preparing for a personal meeting on cooperation in the production of coronavirus vaccines. “The phone conversations from April to October 2020 between the presidents of Iran and Russia underscored Iran’s interest in cooperating with Russia in the …

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US Return to JCPOA Must Have No Preconditions: Moscow

US Return to JCPOA Must Have No Preconditions: Moscow

TEHRAN – The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said Thursday that The United States must return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Without any preconditions or extra demand, Tass News reported. “We proceed from the understanding that the United States’ return to the fold of the Joint …

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Turkey Calls on D-8 Countries to Fight Food Waste

Turkey calls on D-8 countries to fight food waste

ANKARA – Developing-8 (D-8) countries, with a total population of over one billion, have great power to prevent the food insecurity and malnutrition that threaten millions of people around the world, a senior Turkish official said on Wednesday. “A third of the food produced in the world is lost or …

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Virtual Meeting of JCPOA Joint Commission to be Held Today

Virtual meeting of JCPOA Joint Commission to be held today

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Saeed Khatibzadeh, said the virtual meeting of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Joint Commission is scheduled for today (Wednesday) in the presence of delegations from Iran and the P4 + 1 group. “This meeting is one of the regular meetings of the …

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