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China voiced strong on US to redress ‘wrong policy of maximum pressure on Iran’, lift all illegal sanctions

China has voiced strong support for Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi’s recent remarks at the United Nations General Assembly, calling on the US administration to end the wrong policy of maximum pressure on Iran and to remove illegal sanctions against the country. In an address to the 76th session of the UN General Assembly via video […]

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Pakistan #PMImranKhanAtUNGA : all the world has to do is to do a deep analysis of why a 300,000 well-equipped Afghan army gave up without a fight : video

  Virk Shahzaib @VirkSh786 “And if today, the world needs to know why the Taliban are back in power, all the world has to do is to do a deep analysis of why a 300,000 well-equipped Afghan army gave up without a fight” #PMImranKhanAtUNGA BILAL SARWARY @bsarwary #AFG Have seen a grotesque video showing the […]

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North Korea slams US for risking ‘nuclear arms race’ in submarine deal with Australia

Pyongyang has condemned the United States over a controversial submarine deal with Australia that risks a “nuclear arms race,” warning of countermeasures if it affects the security of North Korea. Last week, the US, Britain, and Australia established a security alliance – dubbed AUKUS – for the Indo-Pacific to protect what they called their shared […]

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#North Korea dismisses South missile launch as ‘rudimentary’

North Korea has downplayed its Southern neighbor’s test-firing of its first submarine-launched ballistic missile, warning however that such provocations could trigger fresh military tensions on the Korean Peninsula. A North Korean military think tank on Monday described the recently tested missile named “Blue House” as being “clumsy and rudimentary”. Jang Chang-ha, Chief of the Academy […]

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China called on international community to step up efforts aimed at improvement of Syria’s humanitarian situation

China has called on the international community to step up efforts aimed at considerable improvement of the humanitarian situation in war-ravaged Syria. Addressing the Security Council on Wednesday, China’s Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Geng Shuang cited UN assessments and said humanitarian needs in Syria have reached the highest level ever since foreign-backed militancy […]

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The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un warns of ‘destruction’ of S Korean ties : video

    The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has denounced as “inappropriate” the recent comments by South Korean president following his country’s ballistic missile test. On Wednesday, President Moon Jae-in termed Seoul’s growing missile capabilities as a “sure deterrence” against provocations from Pyongyang. “Enhancing our missile capability is exactly what’s needed as […]

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Chinese Taipei plans $9 billion boost in arms spending, amid rising tensions with China

Chinese Taipei proposed on Thursday extra defense spending of T$240 billion ($8.69 billion) over the next five years, including on new missiles, as it warned of an urgent need to upgrade weapons in the face of what it called a “severe threat” from neighbor China. Deputy Defense Minister Wang Shin-lung told reporters the new arms […]

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The Shanghai Cooperation Organization #SCO grants #Iran full membership : Report

    The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has formally accepted Iran as the new member of the Eurasian political, economic, and security alliance at its 21st summit in Dushanbe. “Perfectly pleased to announce that the permanent membership document of the Islamic Republic of Iran was approved by the leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in […]

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The foreign ministers of Russia, China, Pakistan, Iran urge formation of inclusive Afghan govt

The foreign ministers of Iran, Russia, China, and Pakistan urge the formation of an inclusive government in the now-Taliban-ruled Afghanistan that serves to represent all Afghan ethnicities. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Sergei Lavrov, Wang Yi, and Shah Mahmood Qureshi made the call on Thursday, holding a quadrilateral meeting on the sidelines of the summit of the Shanghai […]

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China expressed readiness to maintain communication with new interim govt in Afghanistan

China to maintain communication with new Afghan government China has expressed readiness to maintain communication with the leaders of the new interim government in Afghanistan, calling its establishment a “necessary step” to restore order in the war-ravaged country. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin made the remarks at a regular press briefing in the capital, […]