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Iran to pursue lifting sanctions against Lebanon: Raeisi

TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) – Iran's Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi offered condolence on the the tragic incident of the explosion in the port of Beirut.
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Global COVID-19 deaths pass 700,000

TEHRAN, Aug. 04 (MNA) – Coronavirus worldwide cases have exceeded 18.2 million with the deaths passing 692,000 in total, according to Worldometer figures.
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Trump Beirut remarks ‘wildly irresponsible’, ex-aide says

US President Donald Trump’s former aide has slammed him for 'spitballing' on the cause of a huge explosion in Beirut. The blast occurred on Tuesday, claiming more than a hundred lives and injuring thousands more. It also sent seismic shockwaves through the capital. Following the incident, Trump cast the explosion as a possible attack, in spite of statements by Lebanese leaders who said it was likely caused by highly explosive material that ...
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Lebanon rejects Trump's claim over deadly blast in Beirut

TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) – Lebanon rejects President Trump's claims that the Tuesday's massive blast in Beirut was caused by enemy action rather than an industrial incident.
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Trump administration to keep backing Venezuelan opposition figure: Official

The administration of US President Donald Trump will continue to extend support to Venezuelan opposition figure Juan Guaido even after the upcoming parliamentary elections in Venezuela that the opposition plans to boycott, an American official says. Elliott Abrams, the US special representative on Venezuela, told the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday that 'today and after January 5, 2021,' when the terms of the opposition members of the Venezuelan parliament end, ...
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Pentagon officials contradict Trump on Beirut explosion

TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) – There has not been any indication that the massive explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday was an "attack," three US Defense Department officials said.
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US Rep. Marshall beats Kobach in Kansas GOP primary for Senate

US Representative Roger Marshall has defeated anti-immigration firebrand Kris Kobach in the Kansas Republican primary for the Senate. Marshall, 59, won the race, which was among a number of Congressional primary contests held in five US states on Tuesday. He was helped by the party establishment that feared a polarizing figure like Kobach could lose the traditionally Republican seat to Democrats, who could gain control of the Senate. Kris Kobach (File photo) ...
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Iran not to let politicization of Flight 752 tragedy

TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) – The Deputy Foreign Minister for International and Legal Affairs said that the process of talks with Ukraine over Flight 752 has gone well, adding no country will be allowed to politicize the issue.
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In affront to China, US announces highest-level visit to Taiwan in decades

The United States says Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar will travel to Taiwan in the coming days, marking the highest-level visit to the self-ruled island in decades, amid escalatory posturing toward China. The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the de facto US embassy in Taipei, made the announcement on Wednesday. 'This marks… the first Cabinet member to visit in six years, and the highest level visit by a US ...
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