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Trudeau: Canada to move cautiously on lifting Iran sanctions

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said yesterday that Canada will not rush to lift its sanctions against Iran, despite calls to “scrap the measures quickly so Canadian companies can compete for contracts”.


US holds Russia and Assad responsible for Syria crisis

Josh Earnest, White House spokesman

America holds the Assad regime and Russia responsible for the ongoing crisis in Syria, a senior US official said yesterday.


US welcomes Saudi 'boots on ground' offer in Syria

US Secretary of Defense,  Ashton Carter

The U.S. defense chief Thursday welcomed reports about Saudi Arabia’s willingness to deploy troops in Syria, noting that he would discuss the issue with his Saudi counterpart in Brussels next week.


‘Difficult to continue Geneva talks without ceasefire,’ insists UN

Syrian rebels in combat

A spokesman for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday that it is impossible for the Geneva talks on Syria to go ahead without a ceasefire in place, Anadolu has reported.


Pentagon: Only 10% of Russian airstrikes target Daesh in Syria

The Pentagon, USA

Only ten percent of Russian air strikes in Syria have targeted Daesh, a Pentagon spokesman said on Wednesday.


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