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Video: U.S. led anti-Iran summit in Poland aims to bring Israel and Arab states closer

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SHAFAQNA- U.S. led anti-Iran summit in Poland aims to bring Israel and Arab states closer.   Read more from Shafaqna: US sanctions ending dollar dominance: Russian expert Iran’s Rouhani: US sanctions are ‘economic…

Zarif : No one allowed to interfere in Tehran-Baghdad ties

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SHAFAQNA- The Iranian foreign minister said Tehran and Baghdad enjoy solid relations, stressing that no other country is allowed to meddle with those bilateral relations. "The Iranian-Iraqi ties are solid and we do not allow anyone to interfere…

Pompeo’s ME tour: Washington is not abandoning the region

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continue a nine-nation tour of the Middle East aimed at reassuring America’s partners that withdrawing troops from Syria does not mean Washington is abandoning the region and…

Anti-Iran conference to be held by the US: Why in Warsaw?

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : Warsaw will host dozens of countries on February at the request of the US to build pressure on Tehran. The summit was denounced by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, on…

U.S. arrivals in Iran up 27% in 7 months on year

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SHAFAQNA- Tehran Times: A total of 1,665 U.S. nationals visited Iran during the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2018), an increase of 27 percent year on year. “1,665 Americans visited Iran during…

US Secretary of State makes an unannounced Iraq visit

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SHAFAQNA- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday met with Iraqi leaders in an unannounced Iraq visit as part of his tour to the Middle East. Mike Pompeo traveled on Wednesday first to Baghdad, where he met with Iraqi Prime Minister…

Erdogan: Trump Is Right on Syria

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SHAFAQNA- “Donald Trump’s plan to pull military forces out of Syria should be put into action carefully and with the right partners", Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said. In an opinion piece published in The New York Times on…

US: Muslim youths clean up national parks trashed during government shutdown

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SHAFAQNA- Young Muslims from across the US have spent their weekends clearing trash from national parks affected by the partial government shutdown. In Philadelphia, more than a dozen volunteers gathered in the rain on Saturday to clear rubbish…

Congresswoman Barbara Lee: President Trump needs to end shameful shutdown

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SHAFAQNA- Barbara Jean Lee , the U.S. Representative for California's 13th congressional district, slams Trump for US government shutdown, saying President Trump needs to stop playing games with people’s livelihoods and end this shameful shutdown. “…

Iran’s FM Zarif dismissed a new US claim on Iran on UNSC Res. 2231

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SHAFAQNA- Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has dismissed a new US claim that Iran's launch of space rockets and missiles breaches a Security Council resolution that endorsed the 2015 nuclear deal, saying Washington has already violated…

Tehran-Kabul meetings to establish peace process in Afghanistan

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SHAFAQNA | Nasibeh Yazdani - On December 31, Iran confirmed that it has hosted a delegation from the Taliban to discuss possible ways to end hostilities in Afghanistan. Afterward, several meetings were held in Tehran and Kabul in order to establish…

World Happy, Yemen Bloody

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SHAFAQNA- “#World_Happy_Yemen_Bloody” hashtag in support of Yemenis people has gone viral on Twitter in first days of new year, in the wake of Yemen civil war. While The world is celebrating the new Christian Year , Yemen’s nation is…

Withdrawal decision may be a broader redeployment of U.S. forces out of Middle East

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : Donald Trump is bringing back home America’s troops from Syria just two years after he was elected president. Trump’s decision on Afghanistan was made at the same time, too. Although the withdrawal decision…

Trump visit US troops in Iraq for first trip to a combat zone

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SHAFAQNA- US President Donald Trump have made an unannounced Christmas visit to American military forces on Wednesday in Iraq, making his first trip to combat zone since being elected two years ago. He traveled there "late on Christmas night"…

US Senate defies Trump, rebuking Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi killing

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SHAFAQNA- US Senate on Thursday delivered back-to-back rebukes of President Donald Trump's embrace of Saudi Arabia, first voting to end U.S. participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen and then unanimously approving a measure blaming the kingdom's…

Iran’s Rouhani: US sanctions are ‘economic terrorism’

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SHAFAQNA- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani lashed out at US “economic terrorism” against Iran and warnned of a "deluge" of drugs, refugees and attacks on the West if U.S sanctions weaken Iran's ability to contain these issues. “US…

EU must act soon if it wants to keep the nuclear agreement alive

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SHAFAQNA | by Leila Yazdani : The 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and World powers will be in danger if European countries fail to fulfill their pledge to ease the US’ pressures. The US pullout from the JCPOA on May 8, and its “illegal”…

Iran’s Zarif blames U.S Complicity in war crimes

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif slams Complicity of U.S in war crimes in Yemen, emphasizing that aim of U.S is creating Permanent instability to justify heinous policy. “Complicity in Saudi & UAE war crimes with…

Facing Sharp blame on Saudi Ties, U.S. claims Iranian Threat Growing

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SHAFAQNA- Facing increasing pressure to end all U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war crimes in Yemen, The Trump administration on Thursday attempted a deflection, accusing Iran of stepping up violations of a U.N. ban on arms exports and threatens…

Aid groups urged US to end military support in Yemen’s civil war

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SHAFAQNA- The five humanitarian organizations urged the US, as one of the most generous humanitarian donors in Yemen, to end military support to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Yemen’s civil war, warning of 14 million people…

Iran cannot 'wait forever' for EU's promised SPV

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SHAFAQNA– Iran 's Deputy Foreign Minister said EU needs more time to introduce operational measures, but underlined that Iran cannot wait forever. Despite the US pressures, the European Union continues efforts to provide a financial mechanism…

US Congress to sanction resistance groups in Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- The US Congress, In another attempt to interfere in Iraq's internal affairs, finalised a draft bill late on Tuesday on sanctioning resistance groups. Asaib Ahl Al Haq (AAH) and Harakat Hezbollah Al Nujaba militias will be subjected…

First Muslim woman in U.S Congress Slams Gassing Of Asylum Seekers

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SHAFAQNA- The first Muslim woman in Congress, Ilhan Omar criticized the Trump administration's asylum policies, tweeting “This is life and death for asylum seekers! This can’t persist. Seeking. Asylum. Is. Legal.” US agents have fired…

Ayatollah Khamenei call on heads of the Islamic countries to follow the rule of Islam rather than the arrogant powers

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SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Khamenei invited heads of the Islamic countries to follow the rule of Islam rather than the arrogant powers, saying the rule of the U.S. and the tyrannical system will not serve them. On the occasion of the birth anniversary…

Zarif: Iran don't give in to coercion

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SHAFAQNA- Iran would not give in to force, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday at the Mediterranean Dialogues Conference (MED) in the Italian capital of Rome. Addressing the annual International Mediterranean Dialogues…

Donald Trump Defends Saudi crown prince despite Khashoggi murder

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SHAFAQNA- President Donald Trump has released a statement defending Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman and saying the US would continue to have a "steadfast" relationship with the kingdom Despite US intelligence reportedly linking…

Zarif: US hawks’ dream of 'uprooting the Iranian nation’ will never be realized

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif blamed the US President for his hostility remark toward Iran nation. “A nation IS its people, @realdonaldtrump. Repeatedly calling Iran a "terrorist nation” reveals hostility toward…

Jeremy Hunt in Tehran: JCPOA is a vital component of stability in the Middle East

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SHAFAQNA- UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Jeremy Hunt arrived in Tehran on Monday for the first time since taking office to meet his Iranian counterpart. Hunt’s office said in a statement that, during his meeting with Zarif, he…