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Deal reached to evacuate Syria’s Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp – state media

The Syrian government has struck a deal with rebel groups in southern Damascus, allowing them safe passage in exchange for the evacuation of civilians in two besieged towns, state media reported. Under the agreement, opposition fighters holed up in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk can travel to the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib. Some 5,000 people besieged in the ...

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Rouhani tells Macron Iran nuclear deal ‘non-negotiable,’ Pompeo says ‘fix it’ or let it die

Disagreements over the 2015 nuclear deal are growing sharper as Tehran says it will not make any additional concessions, while Mike Pompeo and Benjamin Netanyahu lob barbs at Iran during the state secretary’s visit to Israel. “The nuclear deal or any other subject under its pretext is not negotiable in any way,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told his French counterpart, ...

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French envoy to Israel warns of possible war with Iran if Trump kills nuclear deal

A potential US walkout from the Iran nuclear deal may bring the region to the brink of a war, French Ambassador to Israel Hélène Le Gal said. She believes that Tehran would “immediately” revive its alleged nuclear weapons program. Speaking to Ynetnews on Saturday, Le Gal warned of “huge consequences” if US President Donald Trump follows through on his pre-election ...

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Nobel peace prize for Trump?: Russian senator says US taking undue credit for Korean deal

A Russian senator has described calls to award Donald Trump the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the Korean peace deal as an attempt by the US to take credit for the resolution of a conflict that it had been stoking for decades. “I see this as an attempt to make the United States an exceptional and only contributor ...

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Existing Iran deal 'not sufficient' to curb nuclear program – Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that the existing deal with Iran was not sufficient to curb its nuclear program, while Tehran’s influence must be contained. “We are of the opinion that the JCPOA is the first step that has contributed to slowing down their activities in this particular respect, that also established a better verification and monitoring process. But ...

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Trump boasts he changed Macron’s stance on Iran deal

President Donald Trump said on Thursday that his hardline approach may have changed how French President Emmanuel Macron views Iran, and credited that same approach with bringing North Korea to the negotiating table. “He is viewing Iran a lot differently than he did before he walked into the Oval Office,” Trump said. “He understands where I am coming from with ...

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Russian SSJ-100 airliners to dominate Iranian skies as Moscow strikes new aviation deal

Memorandums on the delivery of 40 Sukhoi Superjet-100 (SSJ-100) passenger planes to Iran have been signed by Moscow and Tehran at the Eurasia Airshow, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft President Aleksandr Rubtsov has said. Iran will receive the new SSJ100R version of the airliner by 2022, according to Rubtsov. Initially, both parties considered a deal for 100 aircraft, but they required approval ...

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Russia expects to sign S-400 air defense system deal with India this year – official

The long-awaited deal to supply Russian S-400 air defense systems to India will likely be signed this year, as the sides only have to agree on the price now, Russia’s Military-Technical Cooperation Service (FSMTC) said. “At the moment, all the technical issues are already discussed and agreed upon. It only remains to find common ground regarding the price and conduct ...

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Macron: It doesn't look like Trump will stay in Iran nuclear deal

French President Emmanuel Macron believes US President Donald Trump is leaning towards getting the US out of the Iran nuclear deal. The US leader is not ready to go back on his pre-election promise, Macron told media. “My view — I don’t know what your president will decide — is that he will get rid of this deal on his own, for domestic reasons,” Macron ...

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Washington wants to keep Iran nuclear deal, just make it more ‘enduring,’ US official insists

Washington is not planning to renegotiate the Iran nuclear deal, but simply wants to expand its scope, a top US official has said. Tehran has blasted US efforts to alter the accord, warning that it’s “either all or nothing.” The uncertain future of the 2015 nuclear deal has made headlines this week, as French President Emmanuel Macron lobbied US President ...

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