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New U.S. sanctions show offer of talks with Iran not genuine: Foreign Ministry

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Additional sanctions imposed on Iran by the United States show that Washington's offer of talks is not genuine, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Saturday. The United States placed sanctions on Iran's largest petrochemical holding group on Friday for indirectly supporting the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a step it said aimed to dry up revenues to the elite Iranian military force but that analysts called largely symbolic.U.S. President Donald Trump said earlier this month that he would be willing to talk to the Islamic Republic.It was only necessary to wait one week until the claim of the president of America about talks with Iran were proven to be hollow, Mousavi said in a statement. The American policy of maximum pressure is a defeated policy.Tensions h...

KSA follows with great concern the developments in the brotherly Republic of Sudan

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Jeddah, The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has followed with great concern the developments in the brotherly Republic of Sudan, which resulted in a number of deaths and injuries.The Kingdom expresses its deep condolences to the families of the victims and to the people of Sudan, and wishes a speedy recovery for the wounded.The Kingdom hopes that all parties in Sudan will choose wisdom and constructive dialogue to preserve security and stability in Sudan, protect the people of Sudan from all harm, while maintaining Sudan's interests and unity.The Kingdom affirms the importance of resuming the dialogue between the various parties in Sudan to fulfill the aspirations of the brotherly Sudanese people.The Kingdom reaffirms its unwavering position in support of Sudan and its people, in...

Syria and China discuss agricultural cooperation

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Beijing, Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform Ahmad al-Qadiri discussed with his Chinese counterpart Han Changfu prospects of bilateral cooperation between Syria and China, particularly in the field of agricultural technologies.The meeting held at the Beijing-based Chinese Agriculture Ministry HQ topics of common interests as the two sides agreed on developing a protocol for agricultural cooperation between Syria and China.The two sides also agreed on boosting bilateral cooperation in the fields of agricultural technologies and scientific research as well as exchanging expertise.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Syria calls on Security Council to condemn terrorist attacks on safe civilians

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Damascus, Syria called on Security Council and UN Secretary General to immediately condemn the terrorist attacks that target safe civilians, stressing that these attacks will not affect Syria stance in combating terrorism and working to restore security and stability to the Syrian people.Some Security council member states, particularly the US and western states, circulate fake information that the Syrian army and its allies shell civilian targets and facilities in Idleb unfortunately, some officials at UN General Secretariat, for their part, are completing the circle of unprofessional information which mainly aim to mislead the world public opinion to protect Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization, Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said in a letter sent to UN Secretary General and Presiden...

Syria calls on Security Council to condemn terrorist attacks on safe civilians

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Damascus, Syria called on Security Council and UN Secretary General to immediately condemn the terrorist attacks that target safe civilians, stressing that these attacks will not affect Syria stance in combating terrorism and working to restore security and stability to the Syrian people.Some Security council member states, particularly the US and western states, circulate fake information that the Syrian army and its allies shell civilian targets and facilities in Idleb unfortunately, some officials at UN General Secretariat, for their part, are completing the circle of unprofessional information which mainly aim to mislead the world public opinion to protect Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization, Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said in a letter sent to UN Secretary General and Presiden...

Afghan officials: 3 bomb blasts in capital

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KABUL, Afghan officials say there have been three explosions in the capital, Kabul, including a sticky bomb attached to a bus carrying university students that killed at least one person, AP reported.Ferdus Faramarz, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, has confirmed that two other blasts were later heard from the same area, but couldn't provide more details.He says ten people were also wounded in Sunday's attack, which took place in western part of the city.Source: Saudi Press Agency

KSrelief Distributes 2000 Cartons of Dates in Marib Governorate, Yemen

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Marib, Yemen, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) distributed yesterday 2,000 cartons of dates to the displaced and affected people in Marib governorate, Yemen.This aid comes as part of the efforts exerted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the KSrelief, to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people.Source: Saudi Press Agency