17 June 2019


Pompeo says U.S. does not want war with Iran; pushes for international response (5)
The United States does not want to go to war with Iran but will take every action necessary, including diplomacy, to guarantee safe navigation through vital shipping lanes in the Middle East, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday, Trend reports citing Reuters. U.S.-Iran tensions are high following accusations by the administration of U.S.
Saudi Crown Prince Blames Iran for Tanker Attacks (1)
Allison Quinn Breaking News Reporter Updated 06.15.19 7:38PM ET / Published 06.15.19 7:37PM ET Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has blamed Iran for attacks on two fuel tankers in the Persian Gulf this week, backing President Trump's assessment of the incident that escalated tensions and sparked fears of a wider confrontation in the region.
UK Royal Marines Reportedly Deployed to Gulf in Wake of Tanker Attacks Blamed on Iran (1)
In-Depth Coverage Sputnik News 11:20 15.06.2019(updated 11:22 15.06.2019) The reported development comes amid heightened tensions in the Middle East as the United States and its regional allies have accused Iran of orchestrating an attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman earlier this week.
Turkey refuses to back down on Cyprus drilling (4)
President says Ankara will ignore request from southern European countries to cease natural gas exploration ByAFP Staff Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Turkey would not back down from gas exploration in Cyprus after southern European leaders urged Ankara to stop. "We continue and will continue to search in those areas that are ours," Erdogan said during a televised speech in Istanbul.
Iran to scale back nuclear deal commitments: Tasnim (1)
FILE PHOTO: The Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria March 4, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will announce further moves on Monday to scale back compliance with an international nuclear pact that the United States abandoned last year, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday.
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