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Iran, Russia and Turkey - guarantors of the Syrian peace process – have issued a joint statement insisting that “there could be no military solution to the Syrian conflict”.
The oil tanker was transferred to Bushehr Province, the statement said, and its cargo delivered to the department of the National Iranian Oil Product Distribution Company in the same province.
India’s contribution in shaping the RCEP negotiations was highlighted as well as spirit of understanding accommodation and flexibility towards reaching balanced outcome in the negotiations.
Esper’s remarks came a day after the United States and Russia formally withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, a 31-year-old landmark nuclear accord between Washington and Moscow.
UAE expresses satisfaction with results of maritime security meeting with Iran, following the 6th joint meeting between the UAE and Iran on maritime affairs.
Russia-Maldives visa exemption comes in force
US Iran Relations - On Again Off Again on diplomacy, threat brinkmanship and asymmetric attacks is likely to continue with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's latest call
External Affairs Minister discussed Preliminaries for India Russia Annual Summit with Mr. Yury Borisov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
General Nemati warned that Iran is facing enemies which have used every means to show their hostility, emphasizing the need for permanent preparedness of the Iranian Armed Forces to confront threats.
Focus remained on Afghanistan, Kashmir mediation and a lot of back slapping by the two leaders , polio, Afridi amongst other issues on the table
Fars News published statements by Iran’s Ground Force and Khatam ol-Anbia commander separately stating that Iran has shifted to an offensive defensive strategy implications of which could be grave
The fresh incidents follow a month of naval confrontations, seizures, and reported shoot-downs of drones involving Iranian and Western vessels
President Donald Trump says a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the strategic Strait of Hormuz on July 18 amid heightened tensions between the two countries.
The last few months have seen the risk of a war rising in the Persian Gulf through which bulk of oil and gas imported by Asia economies China, India, Japan, ASEAN and South Korea is transported.
U.S.-Pakistan Relations State Department Fact Sheet, on eve of visit of PM Imran Khan
Iranian boats attempted to impede British oil tanker in strategic Strait of Hormuz, move followed threats from Tehran, London to face consequences.
Britain early on July 11 said three Iranian boats “attempted to impede” the British Heritage oil tanker in the strategic Strait of Hormuz
ASEAN defense ministers approved a declaration seeking to turn the South China Sea, a maritime region marked by tension over competing territorial claims, into a sea of peace.
Geo-political flux is evident in many dimensions at a time when there is a need for greater stability for growth for developing countries in South Asia yet opportunities seem to outweigh the risks if nurtured to advantage.
U.S. House approved proposal to limit President Donald Trump ability to take military action against Iran.

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