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U.S. Blames Russia, China For Blocking UN Statement On Baghdad Embassy Attack

RFL/RE – The Russian and Chinese envoys at the UN say they oppose the New Year’s Eve attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad but insist that a statement by the international body’s Security Council condemning it should address the subsequent U.S. killing of Iran’s top military commander.Their stance prompted the United States on January 6 to accuse the two …

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Pentagon Says Will Not Violate Law Of War Amid Alarm Over Trump’s Threat

RFL/RE – U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has strongly indicated that the U.S. military will not fire on Iranian cultural sites, targets that President Donald Trump had threatened to strike.“We will follow the laws of armed conflict,” Esper said during a briefing at the Pentagon. When asked if that ruled out targeting cultural sites, Esper said pointedly, “That’s the laws …

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Stampede at Soleimani Funeral Kills Dozens

VOA – Iranian state media reported Tuesday a stampede at the funeral for top military commander Qassem Soleimani killed at least 32 people and injured 190 others. Tens of thousands of people had gathered to honor Soleimani in his hometown of Kerman before his burial, following similar ceremonies this week in Tehran, Qom and Ahvaz.  State media reports said the …

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Iran Guard Leader Threatens to ‘Set Ablaze’ US-Backed Places

VOA – The leader of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard threatened on Tuesday to “set ablaze” places supported by the United States over the killing of a top Iranian general in a U.S. airstrike last week, sparking cries from the crowd of supporters of “Death to Israel!’’ Hossein Salami made the pledge before a crowd of thousands gathered in a central square …

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US Official: US Denies Iran’s Zarif a Visa to Attend UN

VOA – The United States has denied a visa to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that would have allowed him to attend a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York on Thursday, a U.S. official said. Monday’s comments by the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, came as tensions escalate between the two countries after the United …

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