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North Korea calls US Vice-President Pence’s comments ‘stupid’

PYANGONG: A senior North Korean official has dismissed remarks by US Vice-President Mike Pence as “stupid”, casting further uncertainty about a planned meeting between the two countries’ leaders. Choe Son-hui said Pyongyang would not “beg” for dialogue and warned of a “nuclear showdown” if diplomacy failed. In recent days, both …

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US hits Iran IRGC with sanctions over support of Yemen’s Houthis

WASHINGTON: The US has imposed new sanctions against officials of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard for allegedly providing ballistic missile-related expertise to armed Houthi rebels in Yemen. The actions of five Iranians have enabled the Houthis to launch missiles at cities and oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, the USDepartment of Treasury said …

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