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Israel targets ‘Hezbollah attack tunnels’ from Lebanon

METULA (ISRAEL) Israel said on Tuesday it had launched an operation to “expose and thwart” cross-border attack tunnels from Lebanon dug by the Iran-backed Lebanese movement Hezbollah. The army said the operation was for now confined to Israel and did not extend into Lebanon, where the tunnels originated. The broader …

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If Iran can’t export oil from Gulf, no other country can, Rouhani says

GENEVA Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made an apparent threat on Tuesday to disrupt other countries’ oil shipments through the Gulf if Washington presses ahead with efforts to halt Iranian oil exports. The United States has imposed sanctions on Iran and U.S. officials say they aim to reduce Iran’s oil exports …

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Trump is shaping new ‘liberal’ order to block Russia, China, Iran, says Pompeo

BRUSSELS U.S. President Donald Trump’s top diplomat promised on Tuesday a new democratic world order in which Washington will strengthen or jettison international agreements as it sees fit to stop “bad actors” such as Russia, China and Iran from gaining. In a twist on Trump’s “America First” policy, U.S. Secretary …

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US made 11 attempts to negotiate with Iran in last two years: Rouhani

GENEVA The United States has made 11 attempts to begin negotiations with Iran in the last two years, all rejected by Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was quoted as saying on Tuesday. Tensions have escalated between the two countries after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from a multilateral nuclear agreement …

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Iran wants to expand missile range despite US opposition: Top military official

GENEVA Iran wants to increase its missiles’ range, a senior military official was quoted as saying on Tuesday, a move that would irk the United States which views Tehran’s weapons program as a regional security threat. U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of an international nuclear agreement in May and …

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Time for Pakistan to get on board with South Asia peace process: Mattis

WASHINGTON In a strong message to Pakistan, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has said it is time for “every responsible nation” to support the efforts of the UN, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and all those who are trying to maintain peace in South Asia. Pakistan must take on a substantive role in peace talks with the …

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