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Russia, China Block UN from Saying North Korea Violated Sanctions

Russia, China Block UN from Saying North Korea Violated Sanctions

TEHRAN (defapress) - Russia and China have blocked the UN Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea from declaring that Pyongyang breached the annual limit for importing refined petroleum products which are key for its economy, two UN diplomats said Tuesday.
Russia says US must 'immediately' return to JCPOA

Russia says US must 'immediately' return to JCPOA

TEHRAN (defapress) – "In accordance with international law, the US must immediately return to the implementation of all obligations under the JCPOA and the UN Security Council Resolution 2231," said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Tuesday.
US Keeps Saudis Off Child Soldier Recruiters List
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US Keeps Saudis Off Child Soldier Recruiters List

TEHRAN (defapress) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blocked the inclusion of Saudi Arabia on a US list of countries that recruit child soldiers, dismissing his experts' findings that a Saudi-UAE coalition has been using underage fighters in Yemen's civil war, a report said.
Pompeo, Mogherini Discuss Iran, Russia in DC

Pompeo, Mogherini Discuss Iran, Russia in DC

TEHRAN (defapress) – US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini discussed a number of topics related to Russia, Ukraine, Iran and Venezuela and at least four other countries, State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said.
Moscow highlights IRGC's 'huge contribution' to fight against ISIL terrorists

Moscow highlights IRGC's 'huge contribution' to fight against ISIL terrorists

TEHRAN (defapress) – Director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Sergey Naryshkin Tue. referred to the “huge contribution” of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to the fight against ISIL terrorists, rebuking the United States for slapping "impulsive sanctions" on others.
China Urges Saving JCPOA

China Urges Saving JCPOA

TEHRAN (defapress) – China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Beijing is urging Tehran to keep its commitments under the nuclear deal, warning against scrapping the pact 'so easily'.
EU Calls for Utmost Restraint in Regard to Tanker Incidents

EU Calls for Utmost Restraint in Regard to Tanker Incidents

TEHRAN (defapress) – European Union foreign ministers are looking for more information on who might be behind the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and called for utmost restraint.
Poll Shows Trump Trailing Biden, Sanders, Other Democrats

Poll Shows Trump Trailing Biden, Sanders, Other Democrats

TEHRAN (defapress)- A Fox News poll released early on Sunday shows President Donald Trump trailing five Democratic contenders, including former Vice President Joe Biden, by as many as 10 points.
Greek PM Says May Seek Sanctions against Turkey in Gas Row

Greek PM Says May Seek Sanctions against Turkey in Gas Row

TEHRAN (defapress) - Greece and Cyprus will push their EU partners to penalize Turkey, including the possible option of sanctions, if Ankara is verified to have started drilling for gas west of Cyprus, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Sunday.
Senior EU Diplomat Expresses Support for JCPOA

Senior EU Diplomat Expresses Support for JCPOA

TEHRAN (defapress) – The EU’s second most senior diplomat affirmed the bloc’s support for the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, including via the use of a new payment system for trade designed to circumvent US sanctions.