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Iran slams EU for continuing Trump’s sanctions against Tehran

Tehran, Iran | Xinhua | Iranian foreign minister has criticized the European Union (EU) for continuing the sanctions policy that former U.S. President Donald Trump had implemented against Tehran, saying it proves the bloc’s continued use of double standards. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a phone call with EU …

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EU grants 500 mln euros more military aid to Ukraine

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | European Union (EU) military assistance to Ukraine will be topped up by a further 500 million euros (543 million U.S. dollars), foreign ministers agreed on Monday. Training for the country’s military worth 45 million euros has also been agreed, EU foreign chief Josep Borrell said. “This …

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EU FMs agree to suspend visa facilitation agreement with Russia

Prague, Czech Republic | Xinhua | Foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) member states have agreed to suspend a visa facilitation agreement the bloc has with Russia, the EU’s top diplomat Josep Borrell said on Wednesday. “We agree today with EU foreign ministers on full suspension of the EU-Russia visa …

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EU admits to “double standards” on Ukraine, Palestine

Madrid, Spain | Xinhua | The European Union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell admitted recently that the EU has applied double standards on the Ukraine crisis, as opposed to the situation in Gaza. “We are very often criticized for double standards. But international politics is largely about applying double standards. We …

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Iran welcomes more diplomacy to revive nuclear deal: FM

Tehran, Iran | Xinhua | Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said Wednesday that his country “welcomes the continuation of diplomacy and talks” to rescue the Iranian nuclear deal, according to the Foreign Ministry’s website. Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a phone conversation with European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Josep Borrell …

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EU imposes more sanctions on Russia

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European Union on Thursday imposed more sanctions on Russia over its conflict with Ukraine, including a ban on gold imports and the tightening of export controls on high-technology goods. The “reinforced, prolonged EU sanctions against the Kremlin send a strong signal to Moscow: we will …

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EU calls for ceasefire in Ukraine to allow grain exports

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European Union is insisting on a ceasefire in Ukraine to allow millions of tons of grain to be exported, the EU’s foreign policy chief said on Monday. The Ukraine crisis is having serious consequences on hunger in the world, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign …

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EU ministers fail to decide on sanctions against Russian oil

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | European Union foreign ministers did not decide on sanctions targeting Russia’s oil and gas, EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said on Monday. Addressing the media following a meeting of the EU’s foreign ministers in Luxembourg, Borrell said that although no …

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EU approves security, defense plan of action in next decade

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European Union’s (EU) foreign and defense ministers on Monday approved the bloc’s security and defense plan of action which, among others, will see it establishing a rapid reaction force with up to 5,000 troops that could be swiftly deployed in case of a crisis. Josep …

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