U.S. tightens sanctions on Iran, targets Chinese, Emirati firms over oil

WASHINGTON, July 6 (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on a network of Chinese, Emirati and other companies that it accused of helping to deliver and sell Iranian petroleum and petrochemical products to East Asia, pressing Tehran as it seeks to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. The US Treasury Department said … Read more

Lukashenko says Belarus intercepted attempted missile strikes by Ukraine

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko attends a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia May 23, 2022. Sputnik/Ramil Sitdikov/Kremlin via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register This content was produced in Russia where the law restricts coverage of Russian … Read more

Rise of Arab-Israel axis spurs Iran to redouble nuclear talks push

Chance of reviving Iran nuclear deal appears remote Failure of talks could spark fresh regional war Tehran wants to keep the diplomatic ball rolling Israel, Gulf states share concerns about Tehran’s atomic work Differences remain over assurances, sanctions DUBAI, July 1 (Reuters) – The specter of an emerging Arab-Israeli bloc that could tilt the Middle … Read more

G7: China must press Russia to stop Ukraine war

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, June 28 (Reuters) – G7 leaders urged China on Tuesday to use its influence with Russia to stop its invasion of Ukraine and drop “expansive maritime claims” in the South China Sea, in unprecedentedly tough criticism of Beijing’s policies and human rights record. They called on China to press Russia to pull forces … Read more

Putin promises Belarus nuclear-capable missiles to counter ‘aggressive’ West

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko in Saint Petersburg, Russia June 25, 2022. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Kremlin via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, June 25 (Reuters) – … Read more

China says it tested missile-interception system

The Chinese flag is seen in this illustration taken May 30, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, June 20 (Reuters) – China has carried out a land-based missile interception test that “achieved its expected purpose”, the Defense Ministry said, describing it as defensive and not aimed at any … Read more

IAEA warns of ‘fatal blow’ to nuclear deal as Iran removes its cameras

Tehran had warned of retaliation at IAEA board resolution Iran now removing IAEA cameras installed under 2015 deal IAEA chief Grossi sees 3-4 week window of opportunity If that window is not seized, 2015 deal is dead, he says VIENNA, June 9 (Reuters) – Iran on Thursday dealt a near-fatal blow to chances of reviving … Read more

South Korea, U.S. showcase air power during U.S. official’s Seoul visit

SEOUL, June 7 (Reuters) – South Korea and the United States staged a joint air power demonstration on Tuesday during a visit by US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, who said there would be a strong and clear response if North Korea were to conduct to nuclear test. The demonstration, which involved 20 warplanes … Read more

South Korea, U.S. launch eight missiles in response to North Korea missile tests

A surface-to-surface missile is launched during a joint live-firing exercise between the US and South Korea in an unidentified location, South Korea, May 25, 2022. Joint Chiefs of Staff/Yonhap via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, June 6 (Reuters) – South Korea and the United States fired eight surface-to-surface … Read more

North Korea fires volley of missiles, Japan condemns provocation

SEOUL, June 5 (Reuters) – North Korea fired eight short-range ballistic missiles towards the sea off its east coast on Sunday, likely its largest single test, a day after South Korea and the United States endedjoint military drills. The bilateral exercises involved an American aircraft carrier for the first time in more than four years. … Read more