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Trump stands by Saudi prince despite journalist Khashoggi’s murder

21 November 2018, 6:53 AM

Defying intense pressure from US lawmakers to impose tougher sanctions on Saudi Arabia, US President Donald Trump also said he would not cancel military contracts with the kingdom. He said it would be a “foolish” move that would only benefit Russia and China.

Iran defies US sanctions

5 November 2018, 4:29 PM

Iran said it would defy tough sanctions reimposed by Washington on Monday, dismissing as “economic war” the U.S. drive to curb Tehran’s missile and nuclear programs and diminish its influence in the Middle East.

Iranian crude exports fall further as Trump’s sanctions loom

15 October 2018, 3:13 PM

Turkey and Italy are the last buyers of Iranian crude outside China, India and the Middle East, according to tanker data and an industry source…

Trump two-state comments turn heads among Israelis, Palestinians

27 September 2018, 2:25 PM

Comments by US President Donald Trump supporting a two-state solution to the Middle East conflict for the first time have turned heads ahead of UN speeches by the Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

Germany warns US Iran sanctions could cause ‘chaos’

8 August 2018, 12:47 PM

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned Wednesday that US President Donald Trump’s decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran could further destabilise the Middle East and boost radical forces in the region.

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