Hong Kong Riot Police Move to Curb Airport Protest after Violent Clashes
TEHRAN (defapress) – Hong Kong riot police took up position at the main rail station serving the airport on Sunday to prevent a new anti-government protest targeting air travel after a night of violent street clashes in the Chinese-ruled territory.
Big Companies Commit to Slash Emissions Ahead of UN Climate Summit
TEHRAN (defapress) – Almost 90 big companies in sectors from food to cement to telecommunications are pledging to slash their greenhouse gas emissions in a new campaign to steer multi-nationals towards a low-carbon future, organizers said on Sunday.
UN Welcomes Houthi Bid to Halt Retaliatory Attacks on Saudi
TEHRAN (defapress) – The United Nations' envoy for Yemen welcomed a proposal by Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement to conditionally halt attacks on Saudi Arabia.
US Arms Sales, Troop Deployments to Saudi, UAE 'Outrageous'
TEHRAN (defapress) – US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed the Trump administration's plans to accelerate arms sales and send additional forces to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as bypassing Congress' intent.
US Sanctions Iran’s Central Bank
TEHRAN (defapress) – US President Donald Trump said Washington has imposed new sanctions on Iran's central bank following Tehran's alleged involvement in last weekend's drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities.
China, US Had ‘Constructive’ Trade Talks in Washington
TEHRAN (defapress) – China and the United States had “constructive” discussions on trade in Washington, state news agency Xinhua said on Saturday.
Iran-Russia banking ties not to be affected by US sanctions
TEHRAN (defapress) – US sanctions against the central bank of Iran will not affect Russian businesses in that country, Russian Special Presidential Representative for Afghanistan, head of the Asian department of Russia’s Foreign Ministry, Zamir Kabulov said on Friday.
Irish FM Says British PM’s Visit to Dublin Was a Success
TEHRAN (defapress) – Ireland said Friday that the European Union and the United Kingdom were not yet close to a Brexit deal that resolved the Irish border issue, but that the mood had changed.
US-Made Saudi Air Defenses Unfit for Real Combat
Russian Military:
TEHRAN (defapress) - A Russian army source said on Thursday that the US-made Saudi air defense systems are not fit for real combat situations as their actual properties aren’t what the US advertises.
Venezuela's Maduro Due in Russia Soon
TEHRAN (defapress) – The Kremlin said on Friday that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was due in Moscow soon.
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