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Arshad Mohammed

U.S. allows eight importers to keep buying Iran oil for now

Nov 03 2018

WASHINGTON The United States said on Friday it will temporarily allow eight importers to keep buying Iranian oil when it re-imposes sanctions on Monday to try to force Iran to curb its nuclear, missile and regional activities. | Video

U.S., Iran policy depends not just on sanctions but on flexibility

Nov 01 2018

WASHINGTON As U.S. President Donald Trump resumes sanctions on Iran, the success of his push to curb its nuclear, missile and regional activities may hinge on how flexible he is willing to be on his extensive demands to coax Tehran into talks.

Factbox: U.S., Saudi Arabia have leverage on each other; using it has costs

Oct 19 2018

WASHINGTON The United States and Saudi Arabia have had a mutually dependent relationship for seven decades based on a central bargain: the kingdom would pump oil and the superpower would provide security.

Saudi Arabia says will retaliate against any sanctions over Khashoggi case

Oct 15 2018

DUBAI/WASHINGTON Saudi Arabia on Sunday warned against threats to punish it over last week's disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as European leaders piled on pressure and two more U.S. executives scrapped plans to attend a Saudi investor conference.

Netanyahu, in U.N. speech, claims secret Iranian nuclear site

Sep 28 2018

UNITED NATIONS Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday described what he said was a secret atomic warehouse in Tehran and accused Europe of appeasing Iran as he sought to rally support for U.S. sanctions against the Islamic Republic. | Video

Palestinian president urges Trump to rescind Jerusalem, aid decisions

Sep 27 2018

UNITED NATIONS Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday called on the United States to reverse its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and cuts in aid to the Palestinians, saying these had undermined the two-state solution to the conflict.

Palestinian president urges Trump to rescind Jerusalem, aid decisions

Sep 27 2018

UNITED NATIONS Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday called on the United States to reverse its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and cuts in aid to the Palestinians, saying these had undermined the two-state solution to the conflict.

Major powers, except U.S., try to keep Iran nuclear deal alive

Sep 22 2018

WASHINGTON/PARIS Nations that struck the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, except for the United States, meet on Monday in what many diplomats fear may prove a quixotic effort to keep the agreement alive after U.S. sanctions targeting Iranian oil exports resume in November. | Video

Exclusive: Pompeo seeks rapprochement with alienated U.S. diplomats

Sep 17 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has nearly doubled promotions of top American diplomats as he seeks to restore diplomatic ties with a workforce alienated by his predecessor, Rex Tillerson. | Video

U.S. military says no plans to suspend more major exercises on Korean peninsula

Aug 28 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. military has no plans yet to suspend any more major military exercises with South Korea, the defense secretary said on Tuesday, in the middle of a breakdown in diplomacy with North Korea over its nuclear weapons. | Video

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