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The Latest: Pakistan, Iran Leaders Meet on Afghanistan

Pakistan’s prime minister has met with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Afghanistan.The Foreign Ministry's statement on Friday said the two leaders met on the sideline of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's meeting in Tajikistan’s…
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Iran seriously pursuing legal action against Gen. Soleimani assassination

A special committee for legal and international investigation into the assassination of Iran’s top General Qassem Soleimani and his entourage was held on Tuesday at the presence of managers and representatives of relevant state and military…
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Letters to the Editor: The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were about U.S. imperialism, not terrorism

by : The Angeles Times , Jim Lafferty , Lloyd Handler , George Callas To the editor: The real reason why the United States entered into its 20-year war in Afghanistan is actually quite clear. (“The U.S. war in Afghanistan is over — but…
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Iran Invites IAEA Chief for Talks before Showdown with West

U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Rafael Grossi will fly to Tehran this weekend for talks that may ease a standoff between Iran and the West just as it threatens to escalate and scupper negotiations on reviving the Iran nuclear deal. Three diplomats…
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U.S. Pushes for Resumption of Vienna Talks as Iran Urges Patience

While Iran has made it clear that the resumption of the Vienna nuclear talks is only a matter of time, western parties to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal mount pressures on Tehran to resume the talks in the latest sign that U.S. sanctions have failed…
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Iraq’s Kadhimi to visit Iran, meet Raisi: Source

Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi will land in Tehran on Sunday to meet with top Iranian officials to discuss pressing issues of mutual concern, including water and electricity, an informed source said. The source spoke with Kurdistan 24…
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US Launches Mideast Drone Task Force amid Iran Tensions

The US Navy’s Mideast-based 5th Fleet said on Wednesday it will launch a new task force that incorporates airborne, sailing and underwater drones after years of maritime attacks linked to ongoing tensions with Iran.Navy officials refused…
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U.S. to Discuss Way forward on Iran in Moscow, Paris Talks

U.S. Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley will visit Moscow and Paris this week for talks with Russian and European officials on Iran's nuclear program, the State Department said in a statement on Tuesday. The talks will cover "Iran's nuclear…
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In First Rebuke, Iran Slams Taliban for Panjshir Violence

In a first direct rebuke of the Taliban since the group took control of the Afghan capital Kabul last month, Iran on Monday termed developments in the besieged Panjshir valley as "worrying", Anadolu Agency reported. Speaking to reporters in…
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Iran FM discusses Afghanistan with Pakistani diplomat

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has received many phone calls from foreign counterparts and officials in which developments in Afghanistan have been discussed in some of these calls. Abdollahian and his Pakistani counterpart…