Thursday, June 24, 2021

US & Americas

    Iraqi president Salih condemns attempt to breach U.S. embassy

    Iraqi president Salih condemns attempt to breach U.S. embassy

    FILE PHOTO: Iraq's president Barham Salih sits before addressing the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 25, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo AllegriBAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi President Barham Salih rejected on Tuesday attempts to breach the United States embassy in Baghdad, saying they were a…
    Swiss deliver U.S. message to Iran over Soleimani killing

    Swiss deliver U.S. message to Iran over Soleimani killing

    ZURICH (Reuters) - A Swiss diplomat delivered a message from the United States to Iran on Friday over the U.S. killing of senior Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, the Swiss foreign ministry said. “The chargé d’affaires was informed of Iran’s position and in turn delivered the message of the United States,” the ministry said in…
    U.S. deploying 750 soldiers after protest at U.S. Embassy in Iraq: Pentagon chief

    U.S. deploying 750 soldiers after protest at U.S. Embassy in Iraq: Pentagon chief

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is immediately deploying about 750 soldiers to the Middle East in response to the violent protests at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday. Esper said in a statement he had authorized the deployment of an infantry battalion from the Immediate Response Force (IRF)…
    Omani minister in Iran says U.S. wants to reduce tensions: IRNA

    Omani minister in Iran says U.S. wants to reduce tensions: IRNA

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Oman’s minister responsible for foreign affairs, Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, said in Iran on Tuesday the United States wanted to reduce tensions in the region, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported. The Iranian Foreign Ministry tweeted that Bin Alawi, who was in Tehran for a conference, had offered condolences for…
    Slain Iranian commander’s daughter says U.S. faces ‘dark day’

    Slain Iranian commander’s daughter says U.S. faces ‘dark day’

    DUBAI (Reuters) - The daughter of the slain commander of Iran’s Quds Force told a huge crowd on Monday at his funeral ceremony in Tehran that the United States and its ally Israel faced a “dark day” for his death. “Crazy Trump, don’t think that everything is over with my father’s martyrdom,” Zeinab Soleimani said…
    U.S. will take action if North Korea tests missiles: White House

    U.S. will take action if North Korea tests missiles: White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States would be very disappointed if North Korea tested a long-range or nuclear missile and would take appropriate action as a leading military and economic power, White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien said on Sunday. Washington has many “tools in its tool kit” to respond to any such test,…