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US Considering Three Sanction Packages Against Turkey over S400 Missile

US Considering Three Sanction Packages Against Turkey over S400 Missile

BAS News - 2019-06-19 12:57
ERBIL — The United States is taking into consideration three different sets of sanctions to be imposed against Turkey if it continues with the purchase of the Russian S-400 defense missile system. Among the options, Countering America’s Adversaries Throu ...
US Considering Three Sanction Packages Against Turkey over S400 Missile - BAS News

Book censoring ‘Kurdistan’ word to be pulled off the shelves in Turkey

E-Kurd - 2019-07-15 15:41
ISTANBUL,— After it has been revealed that the word “Kurdistan” was censored in the Turkish translation of Paulo Coelho’s book Eleven Minutes, the Can Publishing House in Turkey has announced that the book will be pulled off the shelves. Saadet Özen tran ...

US - NATO - Turkey: Tension grows as first S-400 parts arrive

ANF - 2019-07-13 08:51
The first parts of a Russian S-400 missile defence system have arrived in Turkey. ...

Turkey to Receive S-400 from Russia in July: Erdogan

BAS News - 2019-06-26 00:12
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that Ankara will receive Russia's S-400 missile defense system in the upcoming July, while the US has repeatedly threatened to sanctions Turkey if it does so. "The issue of S-400 is an issue ...

US issues Turkey new warning over Russian missile purchase | KBOI

Idahonews - 2019-06-26 00:09

US issues Turkey new warning over Russian missile purchase | WCIV

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US issues Turkey new warning over Russian missile purchase | WPFO

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End of Diplomacy: Iran Says after US Sanctions Supreme Leader

BAS News - 2019-06-25 10:53
ERBIL — Iran has reacted to the latest US move to sanction the country’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei, saying that it means the end of diplomacy. US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday to impose strict sanctions against Khamenei and ...

KRG Deputy Prime Minister met with a Military Delegation from the United States

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-19 19:27
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Qubad Talabani, KRG Deputy Prime Minister, received a military delegation from the United States, led by General Gregory and Steven Fagin, U.S. Consul General in Erbil. During the meeting, both sides discussed the figh ...

Pompeo: US to Maintain Pressure Campaign against Iran, Does Not Want War | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-06-18 21:55

Turkey: Over 500 Immigrants Arrested in Three Days Alone

BAS News - 2019-06-17 00:27
ERBIL - In the past three days only, over 500 immigrants, including Iraqi nationals, have been arrested while attempting to reach Greece through Turkey, the Iraqi Migration Federation representative in Istanbul said on Sunday. Talking to BasNews, the Ira ...

Turkey Expects Russian S-400s Delivery by July: Erdogan

BAS News - 2019-06-16 14:55
ERBIL — Turkey expects the Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems to be delivered by July this year, said Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey’s purchase of S-400 missile system from Russia has put Ankara and Washington in odds recently, with the ...

Iraqi parliament follows up on 2014 oil export lawsuit against Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-16 11:52
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi council of representatives decided to follow up on a lawsuit that was filed by the Iraqi former oil minister Jabbar Alluaib in 2014 against Turkey regarding the oil exports by the Kurdistan Region to the port of Ceyhan. Patriotic Union of ...

Turkey pins hopes on Trump to avoid sanctions over Russia missile deal

Yahoo - 2019-06-15 14:18

US Seeking International Consensus after Tanker Attack in Gulf of Oman

BAS News - 2019-06-15 12:00
ERBIL — The United States is now working to build an international consensus over the attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, for which Washington blames Iran, according to US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan. The secretary said on Friday that Whit ...

Uncle lodges complaint against France over stranded infants in Syria

Rûdaw - 2019-06-13 23:27
Elbahi adds that France 'is refusing to repatriate them' ...

President Barzani: It Is An Honor To Be Among The Brave Peshmerge

Waar Media - 2019-06-06 20:19
WAAR_DUHOK President Masoud Barzani visited the Khazir front to be with the brave peshmerge and he said that it is an honopr to be among them. president Bazrani in the second day of Ramdan feast visited Kurdistan heroes in the fronts, Barzani congratulat ...

Iraq Against US Sanctions on Iran: FM

BAS News - 2019-05-26 15:36
ERBIL — Iraq has made it clear that it opposes the economic sanctions Washington has imposed on Tehran, calling it “useless” actions that puts pressure only on the people of Iran. The remarks were made during a joint press conference between Iraqi Foreig ...

There would not be an independent Kurdish state in Syria: U.S. Envoy

E-Kurd - 2019-05-23 13:55
WASHINGTON,— The United States is reminding its Syrian Kurdish allies not to get overly ambitious while at the same time trying to allay concerns Washington will abandon them to Turkey or a possibly resurgent Islamic State terror group. Kurdish fighters, ...

Iran to Meet with "Great Force" If It Harms US' Interests: Trump

BAS News - 2019-05-21 20:08
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has vowed to respond with "great force" if Iran attacks Washington's interests in the Middle East, while government sources revealed that the US strongly suspects pro-Iranian Shi'ite militias to be behind the rocket atta ...