China Blasts US for Banning Firms Allegedly Linked to Iran
TEHRAN (defapress)- Beijing slammed Washington’s recent move to impose sanctions on Chinese firms over the allegation that they are linked to the Iranian nuclear energy program.
Lockheed Awarded $1.48 bln Saudi Missile Defense Contract
Pentagon:
TEHRAN (defapress) – Lockheed Martin was awarded a $1.48 billion contract to build the THAAD missile defense system for Saudi Arabia, bringing the total value of the deal to $5.36 billion, the Pentagon said.
Maduro Offers to Establish Permanent Peace Dialogue with Venezuelan Opposition
TEHRAN (defapress) - Venezuela’s government has offered opposition to maintain contact dialogue for peace in the country during the latest round of talks in Barbados, President Nicolas Maduro said.
Russia welcomes any improvement in Iran-US ties
Putin:
TEHRAN (defapress) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would “welcome any improvement when it comes to relations between the US and Iran.”
US Provocations Pushing Region to Brink of Abyss: Yemen’s Ansarullah
TEHRAN (defapress) – The spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah Movement and the chief negotiator in UN-brokered peace talks, Mohammad Abdul-Salam, blamed the US government for recent increased tensions in the Middle East region.
Australia ‘Deeply Disappointed’ by Detention of Citizen in China
TEHRAN (defapress) - Canberra on Friday said it was “deeply disappointed” with the criminal detention of an Australian-Chinese writer in China, demanding Beijing release him if he is being held for “his political views”.
Talks between Venezuela Government, Opposition Continuing: Norway
TEHRAN (defapress) - Talks between the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and the opposition are continuing in Barbados, the foreign ministry from mediator Norway said late on Thursday in a rare statement about the progress of the discussions.
Chance of No-Deal Brexit Rises as Johnson Leads Hunt: Poll
TEHRAN (defapress) - The chance that Britain will leave the European Union without a deal is the highest since October 2017, economists polled by Reuters say, as arch-Brexiteer Boris Johnson looks set to take over as prime minister next week.
US Naval Buildup in Persian Gulf Creates Risks of Armed Conflict in Region
Russia:
TEHRAN (defapress)- Reckless military moves in the Persian Gulf could lead to conflict fraught with unpredictable and destructive consequences, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated, commenting on tensions between the US and Iran.
Russia Ready to Discuss Delivery of Su-35 Fighter Jets to Turkey
TEHRAN (defapress)- Sergei Chemezov, the head of the state corporation Rostec, stated on Thursday that Moscow may strike a deal with Ankara on the delivery of Su-35 warplanes, after Washington announced that Turkey's decision to purchase Russian S-400 air defense systems "renders its continued involvement with the F-35 impossible".
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