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Venezuelan FM due in Tehran for bilateral talks

TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela Jorge Alberto Arreaza Montserrat will arrive in Tehran Sunday night for a three-day visit.
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US Electronic Jamming Caused Ukrainian Plane Crash: Former CIA Officer

Philip M. Giraldi, a former CIA counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer, wrote an article, published by the American Herald Tribune Website, confirming that a US cyber-attack on the transponder of the Ukrainian plane and the Iranian defense systems caused the crash of Flight 752. In details, Giraldi revealed that the Iranian missile operator reportedly experienced considerable “jamming” and the planes transponder switched off and stopped transmitting several minutes before the missiles ...
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US envoy to South Korea Scrutinized for 'Meddling' in Seoul Ties with Pyongyang

The US ambassador to South Korea has come under scrutiny for his controversial remarks over Seoul’s relations with North Korea, calling on the South’s government to consult with Washington when pursuing new exchanges with Pyongyang. Ambassador Harry Harris, in the South’s capital on Thursday, told international media that it would be better for Seoul to consult Washington to run any plans to engage with Pyongyang, including the possibility of allowing tourists to ...
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Pentagon Acknowledges US Underperformance in Hypersonic Weapons Development

The US military has failed in the domain of hypersonic arms research and development and it will take years for America to regain its once leading position, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. John Hyten said during a speech on Friday at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC. 'We are now locked in a serious competition with other nations in the hypersonic arms sphere. ...
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Senate Republicans Mull Speeding up Trump’s Impeachment Trial

Senate Republicans have discussed increasing the pace of US President Donald Trump's impeachment trial by using the trial rules to decrease the number of days each side has to make opening arguments. Republicans are planning to give both Trump's legal team and House managers 24 hours to present their case, similar to the 1999 trial of then President Bill Clinton, The Hill reported on Friday quoting GOP senators. Each side would have ...
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About 2 days ago

11 US Troops Were Injured in Iran Missile Attack Despite Pentagon Initially Saying There Were No Casualties

The United States military has said that 11 of its troops were wounded in an Iranian retaliatory missile attack last week despite Washington's initial claim denying casualties. 'While no US service members were killed in the January 8 Iranian attack on al-Asad Air base, several were treated for concussion symptoms from the blasts and are still being assessed,' US Central Command spokesman Captain Bill Urban said in a statement on Thursday. On ...
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About 2 days ago

Trump Impeachment Articles Are Read out on US Senate Floor

The two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump were read out Thursday on the US Senate floor ahead of the start of the historic trial against the US president. 'In his conduct, and in violation of his constitutional oath- Donald J. Trump has abused the powers of the presidency,' Representative Adam Schiff, one of the House managers who will lead the prosecution of the president, said as he began reading from the ...
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About 3 days ago

US Reportedly Tells European Allies to Pressure Iran or Face 25% Auto Tariffs

The Trump administration quietly threatened last week to impose tariffs on key European nations, just before they officially accused Iran of breaching the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday. According to EU officials familiar with the talks, the United States threatened to impose a 25-percent tariff on European automobiles from Germany, France and Britain, if they refused to condemn Tehran's actions and trigger ...
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US Senate Prepares to Set Trump Trial in Motion

Articles of impeachment charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress will be formally read to the Senate Thursday, setting in motion a historic trial that threatens the US leader with removal from office. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will then be sworn in to preside over the trial and senators sworn in as jurors, as preparations get underway for an impeachment trial that will open on ...
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