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US Lawmakers Blast Trump as Israel Bars Door to Omar, Tlaib

US Lawmakers Blast Trump as Israel Bars Door to Omar, Tlaib

TEHRAN (defapress)- US lawmakers slammed President Donald Trump after he asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to deny two Muslim congresswomen entrance to Israel for a fact-finding visit.
Talks with Europe Confined to N. Deal Issues
Senior MP:

Talks with Europe Confined to N. Deal Issues

TEHRAN (defapress)- A senior member of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission underlined that any talks with the European states should be focused on issues related to the nuclear deal and implementation of EU undertakings.
China Rejects US Navy Request for Hong Kong Port Visits amid Protests

China Rejects US Navy Request for Hong Kong Port Visits amid Protests

TEHRAN (defapress) – Amid ongoing unrest in Hong Kong, Chinese officials have rejected a US request to have two US Navy ships make port visits there in the coming weeks.
South Korea, China, Japan FMs Likely to Hold Meeting
Official:

South Korea, China, Japan FMs Likely to Hold Meeting

TEHRAN (defapress) – South Korea, China and Japan are likely to hold a trilateral meeting of their foreign ministers later this month, a Seoul official said Tuesday, despite high tensions between Seoul and Tokyo over a diplomatic and trade row.
Bin Salman Quietly Retreating against Iran
Arab Paper:

Bin Salman Quietly Retreating against Iran

TEHRAN (defapress)- A leading Arab newspaper wrote that Saudi Arabia's failure in Syria and Yemen and its disappointment at a US war against Iran have forced Riyadh to soften tone and policies towards Tehran.
US Would 'Enthusiastically' Support No-Deal Brexit for UK
Bolton:

US Would 'Enthusiastically' Support No-Deal Brexit for UK

TEHRAN (defapress)- National Security Adviser John Bolton on Monday stated that the United States would support a no-deal Brexit if that is what the British government decides.
A Letter to Donald Trump from An Iranian War Veteran

A Letter to Donald Trump from An Iranian War Veteran

TEHRAN (defapress)- President Donald Trump, in a recent tweet, claimed that “Iranians never won a war, but never lost a negotiation”. As a world citizen, and a veteran of the Iran-Iraq war with firsthand experience of the bitterness of war, I have a couple of suggestions and responses for the president of the United States, Iranian war veteran Habib Ahmadzadeh said in a letter to Donald Trump.
Majority of British People Support 'Brexit by Any Means
Poll:

Majority of British People Support 'Brexit by Any Means

TEHRAN (defapress) – A majority of Britons believe Prime Minister Boris Johnson must take Britain out of the European Union "by any means", even if that involves suspending parliament, an opinion poll conducted for the Daily Telegraph said on Monday.
Venezuelan Authorities Do Not Plan to Dissolve Parliament
Official:

Venezuelan Authorities Do Not Plan to Dissolve Parliament

TEHRAN (defapress) – The Venezuelan authorities do not plan to dissolve the National Assembly (parliament) controlled by the opposition any time soon, president of the Constituent Assembly Diosdado Cabello said on Monday.
Iran, Russia, Others Discuss How to Divide Caspian oil Riches

Iran, Russia, Others Discuss How to Divide Caspian oil Riches

TEHRAN (defapress) – Five countries bordering the energy-rich Caspian Sea met Monday at an economic forum hosted by Turkmenistan in a bid to agree on how to split the region's oil wealth.