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U.S. to continue with Obama-era Iran nuclear deal, for now

Updated: May 18, 2017 02:41 IST      
U.S. to continue with Obama-era Iran nuclear deal, for now
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Washington D. C. [USA], May 18 (ANI): The Trump administration has signaled that it would continue the Iran nuclear deal made under the Barack Obama administration for the meantime as the U.S. is still forming a new comprehensive Iran policy.

However, it will also impose some new sanctions against several Iranian individuals and four other organizations, including a China-based network that supplied missile-related items to a key Iranian defense entity, reports the Hill.

"The U.S. and its partners will continue to apply pressure on Iran to protect the human rights and fundamental freedoms for everyone in Iran," said Stuart Jones, the acting assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs, who will be traveling with President Donald Trump to the Middle East at the end of the week.

The development shows that Trump's softened stance on the Iran Nuclear deal and comes ahead of the President's five-country which includes stops in Saudi Arabia and Israel.

Also, some of the waivers were set to expire this week unless they were extended by President Trump.

The National Iranian American Council welcomed the decision, but voiced concern about the administration's commitment to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreement with Iran.

"In renewing waivers of U.S. sanctions, the Trump administration has once again grudgingly acknowledged that Iran continues to abide by its obligations under the agreement. Yet, the administration continues to stand in the way of what is legitimate trade with Iran, which the agreement obligates the United States not to do," said Trita Parsi , President of the organization. (ANI)

ISIS claimed car bomb kills 10 in Baghdad

Updated: May 30, 2017 06:54 IST     

New York [USA], May 30 (ANI): At least 10 people were killed and 40 other were left injured when a car bomb exploded in central Baghdad early Tuesday.

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Dhaka [Bangladesh], May 30 (ANI): Thousands were issued a warning to evacuate near some coastal areas in Bangladesh as the Cyclonic storm 'MORA' is expected to intensify and hit the coast between Cox's Bazar and Chittagong by Tuesday morning.

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N. Korea claims missile launch to be successful

Updated: May 30, 2017 06:16 IST     

Pyongyang [North Korea], May 30 (ANI): North Korea on Tuesday announced the success of its latest ballistic missile that was aimed at testing a new precision-guidance system.

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Trump has 'total confidence' in son-in-law Kushner

Updated: May 30, 2017 04:30 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], May 30 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump, defending his son-in-law and senior White House advisor Jared Kushner, said that he has 'total confidence in him'.

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PM Modi, Merkel discuss Afghanistan, radicalisation, OBOR

Updated: May 30, 2017 04:29 IST     

Berlin [Germany], May 30 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday touched upon a number of regional and global issues, including Brexit, terrorism, Afghanistan as well as China's One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative.

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Trump visits Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day

Updated: May 30, 2017 03:57 IST     

Washington D. C. [USA], May 30 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday visited the Arlington National Cemetery to pay his tributes to the fallen soldiers on Memorial Day.

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Japan vows action against North Korea's missile test

Updated: May 30, 2017 03:11 IST     

New York [USA], May 30 (ANI): Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to take action against North Korea with the help of the United States after Pyongyang's latest missile test on Sunday ended in the Sea of Japan.

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Trump reportedly considering major overhaul of

Updated: May 30, 2017 02:17 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], May 30 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump is reportedly considering a major overhaul in his White House staffs and bring back top campaign strategists as he is frustrated by what he sees as the present team's inability to contain the crisis involving the Russia probe.

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Berlin [Germany], May 30 (ANI): Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday welcomed his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin in Paris for their first face-to-face talks, during which, they discussed a gamut of issues.

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Had good interaction with Chancellor Merkel: PM Modi

Updated: May 30, 2017 01:22 IST     

Berlin [Germany], May 30 (ANI): Soon after meeting German Chancelor Angela Merkel at Schloss Meseberg, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he had a "very good interaction" with the former at her country retreat ,near Berlin, over a private dinner.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], May 30 (ANI): Upset with the U.S. intervention in the Saudi-led military alliance of Islamic nations, Pakistan's former army chief General (Retd) Raheel Sharif is mulling over leaving the Islamic Military Alliance's command, according to a news report.

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Tiger Woods arrested for drunken driving

Updated: May 29, 2017 22:34 IST     

Florida [United States], May 29 (ANI): Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in Florida's Jupiter Island on Monday.

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New Delhi [India], May 29 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump has said that North Korea has shown 'great disrespect' for China after firing a ballistic missile from its eastern coast on Monday.

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PM Modi arrives on two-day visit to Germany

Updated: May 29, 2017 19:47 IST     

Berlin [Germany], May 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday arrived on the first leg of his four-nation tour to Germany.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], May 29 (ANI): The Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday rejected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's son Hussain Nawaz's petition against two members of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) tasked to probe the Sharif family's offshore assets.

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PIA's operations affected by IT glitch

Updated: May 29, 2017 17:09 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], May 29 (ANI): Pakistan International Airlines' (PIA) operations came to a standstill on Monday after its information technology system suffered a serious malfunction.

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Nepal marks 10th Republic Day with fervor

Updated: May 29, 2017 16:13 IST      By: Binod Prasad Adhikari

Kathmandu [Nepal], May 29 (ANI): Nepal on Monday celebrated its 10th Republic Day with fervor and enthusiasm by organising various programmes on Monday.

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Abu Dhabi [United Arab Emirates], May 29 (ANI): Eman Ahmed, an Egyptian woman who recently underwent weight-loss surgery in India, has fed herself for the first time in 25 years at a hospital in Abu Dhabi where she is admitted.

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Hasina in Vienna to attend IAEA conference

Updated: May 29, 2017 15:23 IST     

Dhaka [Bangladesh], May 29 (ANI): Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina on Monday left for Austrian capital Vienna to attend an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) conference.

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Kathmandu [Nepal], May 29 (ANI): Sushila Karki, the Chief Justice of Nepal's Supreme Court, will be allowed to superannuate from office without being impeached, said the country's politicians and lawmakers, cutting across party lines.

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