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Tillerson: US-Russia relations may deteriorate further

Tillerson: US-Russia relations may deteriorate further

Waar Media - 2017-08-02 10:19
WAAR-DUHOK: The Russian-US relations are at their historic low and may deteriorate further, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday. “As I indicated in my first trip to Moscow in meetings at the Kremlin with President Putin, following those m ...
Tillerson: US-Russia relations may deteriorate further - Waar Media

Iraqi Kurds to Defy US in Pressing Ahead with Independence Referendum

The Kurdish Project - 2017-08-17 19:35
The following article was originally published in The Independent. Iraqi Kurds have decided to proceed with a referendum on independence despite a US request to postpone the vote. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had asked Kurdistan Regional Government ( ...

Tillerson: Turkey continue to limit rights of religious minorities

Waar Media - 2017-08-16 15:00
WAAR-DUHOK: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday slammed Turkey for continuing to limit the human rights of members of some religious minority groups. Delivering remarks on the release of the State Department’s 2016 Annual Report on Internation ...

Kurdistan Presidency denies recent phone calls between Barzani, Tillerson

Waar Media - 2017-08-06 17:14
WAAR-DUHOK: In a statement on Saturday, the spokesman of the Kurdistan Region Presidency (KRP) Omid Sabah denied any phone call had recently taken place between the President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani and the US Secretary of State Rex Tiller ...

Spokesperson denies Barzani, Tillerson talked on phone

KurdPress - 2017-08-06 11:23
The Kurdistan Region’s Presidency (KRP), Umed Sabah, said that there has been no phone call between Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. ...

No Phone Conversation Held Between Barzani, US Secretary of State: KRP

BAS News - 2017-08-05 13:37
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have not held a phone conversation in the past few days, said a spokesperson for the Kurdistan Region Presidency on Saturday. The statement is in response to severa ...

US to cut 755 US diplomatic staff in Russia, says Putin

Waar Media - 2017-07-31 13:42
WAAR-DUHOK: President Vladimir Putin on Sunday said the United States would have to cut 755 diplomatic staff in Russia and warned of a prolonged gridlock in its ties after the US Congress backed new sanctions against the Kremlin. Putin added bluntly that ...

YPG may leave Raqqa operation if Turkish attacks continue: commander

KurdPress - 2017-07-30 13:23
A commander of Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), the largest component of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stated that the forces may leave the coalition operation in Raqqa if Turkish forces continue to attack Kurdish-dominated regions ...

Rex Tillerson leaves Gulf with no end in sight to Qatar crisis

Waar Media - 2017-07-13 21:25
WAAR-DUHOK: US secretary of state Rex Tillerson on Thursday wrapped up a four-day mission to the Gulf with little sign of progress in resolving the diplomatic crisis pitting Saudi Arabia and its allies against Qatar. Tillerson met Qatar’s emir Sheikh Tam ...

Tillerson heads to Kuwait to help resolve GCC crisis

Waar Media - 2017-07-10 11:52
WAAR-DUHOK: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to arrive in Kuwait on Monday to help seek a resolution to the crisis between Qatar and four Arab states. Tillerson will “meet with senior Kuwait officials to discuss the ongoing efforts to reso ...