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Iran calls on US to lift sanctions on Lebanon, urges against ‘politicizing' Beirut blast

Iran calls on US to lift sanctions on Lebanon, urges against ‘politicizing' Beirut blast

1 minute ago   |   RT

Tehran has cautioned against politicizing the devastating blast in Beirut, arguing that Washington should drop sanctions on Lebanon if it is serious about helping the nation...
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Iran says Beirut blast should not be politicized

4 hours ago   |   National Post

DUBAI - Iran said on Monday that countries should refrain from politicizing the massive blast in Beirut last week, and that the United States should lift sanctions against Lebanon.
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Pelosi says election threats from Russia, China aren't equal

16 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio   |   3 articles

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday the threats of interference in the U.S. presidential election from Russia and China are not equal, pointing to a more...
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Schumer slams Republicans, Trump for handling of Russian election threats

Schumer slams Republicans, Trump for handling of Russian election threats

18 hours ago   |   Politico

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer went on the offensive Sunday when asked about efforts to counter Russian election interference, slamming Republicans and President Donald...
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6 Gulf Arab countries back extending UN arms embargo on Iran

21 hours ago   |   ABC News

A six-nation bloc of Gulf Arab nations torn apart by internal strife has endorsed an extension of a United Nations arms embargo on Iran, just two months before it is set to expire
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Iran's Pact With China Is Bad News for the West

Iran's Pact With China Is Bad News for the West

1 day ago   |   Foreign Policy

Tehran's new strategic partnership with Beijing will give the Chinese a strategic foothold and strengthen Iran's economy and regional clout.
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Did Operation Eagle Claw alter the course of US history?

1 day ago   |   Al Jazeera

New film looks at aborted rescue mission during Iran hostage crisis.
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On Lebanon, Macron told Trump sanctions can play into Iran's hands, official says

1 day ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron has told U.S. President Donald Trump that U.S. sanctions that have targeted Iran-backed Shi'ite group Hezbollah are playing into the...
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Macron told Trump that U.S. sanctions on Lebanese groups counterproductive, official says

1 day ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron has told President Donald Trump that U.S. sanctions that have targeted Iran-backed Shi'ite group Hezbollah are playing into the hands...
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Differentiated Containment

1 day ago   |   Foreign Affairs

Every president since Richard Nixon has recognized that ensuring stability in the Persian Gulf is a vital U.S. interest. In its first term, the Clinton administration attempted...
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