The World of Diplomacy
Iran seizes two UK tankers in Strait of Hormuz
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said he is “extremely concerned” by the seizure of two tankers by Iran. The Stena Impero is British-flagged and the Mesdar is Liberian-flagged but British owned. The Mesdar’s operator said the vessel was now free to continue its journey after it was boarded by armed
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US-North Korea: Trump and Kim agree to restart talks in historic meeting
Donald Trump has become the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea, after meeting Kim Jong-un in the area dividing the two Koreas. Mr Trump and the North Korean leader posed for handshakes before talking for nearly an hour in the heavily fortified demilitarised zone (DMZ). Both
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Iran says US sanctions on Khamenei closed path to diplomacy
Foreign Ministry says the new sanctions have “permanently closed the path to diplomacy” between Iran and the US. Iran said on Tuesday that a decision by the United States to impose “hard-hitting” sanctions on the country’s top leadership, including the supreme leader, has permanently closed the path to diplomacy between Tehran and Washington.
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Confusion over whether Trump was bluffing with an aborted military strike is compounded by political intrigues inside the West Wing and the president’s own ambivalence over the wisdom of going to war. n Friday morning, Donald Trump sought to explain away his stunning decision the night before to order a military strike
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Trump sends 1,500 troops to counter Iran and pushes through £6bn arms sale to Arab allies
onald Trump has ordered another 1,500 US troops to the Middle East and overruled Congressional objections to sell £6.3 billion in weapons to America’s Arab allies amid ongoing tensions with Iran.  Mr Trump approved plans to send more fighter jets and missile defence batteries to the Persian Gulf in what
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Putin extols ‘hockey diplomacy’, falls on ice
MOSCOW: Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin praised “hockey diplomacy” as he scored nine goals in a game with his allies and Russian stars but fell on his face after the match. “It brings people closer,” Putin told reporters during the hockey match, in footage broadcast on television Sunday evening. “This always
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