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  • CIA director nominee pressed at Senate committee hearing People's Daily 10 May 2018 -- US President Trump's CIA director nominee Gina Haspel attended her confirmation hearing Wednesday morning at the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, in which her involvement in the agency's detention and interrogation programs, as well as the 2005 destruction of interrogation videos, has become the primary focus.
  • Senator Feinstein opposes Trump's CIA director nominee Press TV 10 May 2018 -- Senior US Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein says she will vote against Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's nominee for the CIA director who is accused of involvement in the agency's torture program.
  • McCain urges Senate to block Trump's CIA director nominee Press TV 10 May 2018 -- US Republican Senator John McCain has advised his colleagues in the Senate against confirming Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's nominee for CIA director who is accused of involvement in the agency's torture program.
  • Britain Apologizes to Libyan Dissident Over Rendition, Torture VOA 10 May 2018 -- British Prime Minister Theresa May issued a rare formal public apology Thursday to one of 15 Libyan Islamists delivered into the hands of Col. Moammar Gadhafi by British and American intelligence services and tortured after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks in the United States.
  • Armenia's chiefs of police, security service dismissed at new PM's request Press TV 10 May 2018 -- The Armenian president has dismissed the heads of the country's police and security service at the request of newly-elected Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
  • Armenian Government Conducts First Shake-Up Under Pashinian RFE/RL 10 May 2018 -- The Armenian government has conducted its first major shake-up since former protest leader Nikol Pashinian became prime minister on May 8, firing the country's top police chief and its national security adviser, while the acting finance minister announced his resignation.
  • Kim Jong Un Meets U.S. Secretary of State KCNA 10 May 2018 -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Wednesday met Mike Pompeo, secretary of State of the United States of America who is on a visit to the DPRK.
  • South Korea's Moon Gives Diplomacy a Chance VOA 10 May 2018 -- During his first year in office, South Korean President Moon Jae-in's persistent pursuit of diplomacy, often working in parallel with U.S. President Donald Trump's "maximum pressure" campaign, played a significant role in persuading North Korea to engage in talks to end its nuclear program.
  • Trump: North Korea Summit Will Be in Singapore on June 12 VOA 10 May 2018 -- U.S. President Donald Trump has announced that his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place in Singapore on June 12.
  • Trump Greets Americans Released by North Korea VOA 10 May 2018 -- U.S. President Donald Trump personally welcomed three freed Americans returning home from North Korea early Thursday morning, declaring "we're starting off on a new footing" with Pyongyang.
  • Pompeo brings 3 freed Americans back from DPRK, Trump tweets People's Daily 10 May 2018 -- A "date and place" for his meeting with Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) top leader Kim Jong Un has been set and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is bringing three freed Americans back from the DPRK, President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday.
  • Trump says Kim summit set for June 12 in Singapore Press TV 10 May 2018 -- US President Donald Trump has announced his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will take place next month in Singapore.
  • UN chief hails Japan-China-South Korea cooperation to 'denuclearize' Peninsula UN News 10 May 2018 -- United Nations chief António Guterres has welcomed the Japan-China-South Korea summit held on Wednesday and their effort to cooperate in ridding the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons.
  • United States and United Arab Emirates Disrupt Large Scale Currency Exchange Network Transferring Millions of Dollars to the IRGC-QF US Treasury 10 May 2018 -- Today the United States and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) jointly took action to disrupt an extensive currency exchange network in Iran and the UAE that has procured and transferred millions in U.S. dollar-denominated bulk cash to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) to fund its malign activities and regional proxy groups. Specifically, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated nine Iranian individuals and entities.
  • US Looks for Allied Support to Pressure Iran VOA 10 May 2018 -- The U.S. says it is looking for allied support to force Iran into new negotiations over its nuclear weapons development and military advances in the Middle East in the aftermath of President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the 2015 international pact restraining Tehran's nuclear program.
  • US, UAE Act to Disrupt Funding for Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps VOA 10 May 2018 -- The United States and the United Arab Emirates acted Thursday to disrupt a currency exchange network under which they said hundreds of millions of dollars had been transferred to Iran's Revolutionary Guards' Qods Force to fund their insurgent operations in the Middle East.
  • Rouhani: Iran's interests in JCPOA should be ensured precisely IRNA 10 May 2018 -- President Hassan Rouhani reiterated that Iran's interests within JCPOA should be ensured accurately, urging EU, especially Germany, France and Britain to declare their decisive stance regarding safeguarding Iran's interests in the JCPOA after US' exit from the deal.
  • US imposes new sanctions against Iran IRNA 10 May 2018 -- US Secretary of the Treasury on Thursday slapped new sanctions on six individuals and three entities linked to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).
  • Gov't issues statement in reaction to US pullout of JCPOA IRNA 10 May 2018 -- President Hassan Rouhani's Cabinet in a statement on Thursday called on the other parties to the JCPOA, especially three European states, to undertake necessary moves to safeguard it and implement their sides under the international agreemen unconditionally.
  • IRGC: Exiting JCPOA excuse to make Iranian nation surrender IRNA 10 May 2018 -- Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said on Thursday that the US pullout from the JCPOA and bringing other excuses such as Iran's missiles capabilities are mere pretext to bring the Iranian nation to their knees.
  • Macron calls Trump's decision to quit JCPOA a mistake IRNA 10 May 2018 -- French President Emmanuel Macron while calling US President Donald Trump's decision to quit Iran nuclear deal a mistake said on Wednesday that what was the matter was preserving peace and stability in the Middle East.
  • China urges salvaging of Iran nuclear deal People's Daily 10 May 2018 -- China on Wednesday urged the signatories to the Iran nuclear deal to safeguard the integrity of the agreement after President Donald Trump unilaterally pulled the US out of the pact, raising the risk of confrontation in the Middle East and casting a shadow on the upcoming US-North Korea nuclear negotiations.
  • Lawbreaking, breach of promises habitual for US govt.: Iran Press TV 10 May 2018 -- The Iranian administration has condemned Washington's "illegal" withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal, saying that "law breaking" and "breach of commitments" have turned into a habit for the United States.
  • US Treasury slaps new sanctions on Iranian figures, entities Press TV 10 May 2018 -- The US Treasury has imposed fresh sanctions on several Iranian individuals and entities in the wake of President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw Washington from the 2015 nuclear deal.
  • Iran, Russia to continue cooperating on JCPOA even after US exit from deal: Moscow Press TV 10 May 2018 -- Russia's deputy foreign minister says Moscow and Tehran will continue to cooperate on the Iran nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), even after US President Donald Trump unilaterally decided to pull his country out of the landmark and hard-fought accord.
  • Rouhani urges efforts against US 'unilateralism' in phone call with Erdogan Press TV 10 May 2018 -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has blasted the United States for breaking yet another promise to the world community by leaving the 2015 multinational nuclear deal with Iran, calling for efforts to confront Washington's "unilateralism."
  • US withdrawal from Iran deal violates UN resolution: Russian FM Press TV 10 May 2018 -- Russia's top diplomat has denounced the pullout by the US of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as a "significant" violation of a United Nations resolution that endorsed the international document back then.
  • France's Macron says Trump made a mistake by leaving JCPOA Press TV 10 May 2018 -- French President Emmanuel Macron has said that the US decision to leave the Iran nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was a "mistake."
  • China Reassures Tehran On Honoring Nuclear Deal, Buying Iranian Oil RFE/RL 10 May 2018 -- China has said that it remains committed to Iran's nuclear deal with world powers and assured Tehran that it will continue buying nearly one-third of Iranian oil exports.
  • Foreign Ministers Of Russia, Germany Call For Iran Deal To Be Preserved RFE/RL 10 May 2018 -- The Russian and German foreign ministers say they are working to salvage a landmark nuclear agreement with Iran after President Donald Trump announced that the United States would leave the deal and would reinstate sanctions on Tehran.
  • U.S. Imposes Sanctions Against Six Iranian Individuals, Three Entities RFE/RL 10 May 2018 -- The United States has imposed fresh sanctions on three entities and six Iranian individuals linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) two days after President Donald Trump announced he was pulling out of a landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.
  • Iran Won't Discuss Any Provision of Current Nuclear Deal Sputnik 10 May 2018 -- Tehran does not intend to negotiate on any of the provisions of the nuclear deal, and this also applies to the time of its operation, the Iranian government statement, published in response to the US withdrawal from the agreement, says.
  • Germany, UK, France to Remain in Nuclear Deal While Iran Adheres to It - Merkel Sputnik 10 May 2018 -- Following Trump's announcement on the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated Tehran's adherence to the agreement
  • Any New Sanctions Against Iran to Violate UNSC Resolution 2231 - Rouhani Sputnik 10 May 2018 -- Russian Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said earlier in the day that the US administration's decision to withdraw from the JCPOA was a severe violation of the UNSC Resolution 2231.
  • Lavrov: US Decision to Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal Violates UNSC Resolutions Sputnik 10 May 2018 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said during the meeting with his German counterpart Heiko Maas this Thursday, that it is important to elaborate measures, which could save the deal, crucial for regional peace, stability and the non-proliferation regime.
  • Turkey, US Could Head for Collision Over Iran Nuclear Deal VOA 10 May 2018 -- Turkey has pushed back hard against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned of serious consequences, with analysts saying Turkey could find itself drawn into a dispute between Washington and Tehran.
  • Iraqis Head to Polls Amid Security Threats, External Influence VOA 10 May 2018 -- Amid threats from Islamic State group, getting in and out of the polling stations safely will be the prevailing thought on Iraqi voters' minds May 12 when the country goes to the polls to choose a new parliament and the prime minister.
  • Pakistan's Militant 'Name Game' Gives Terror Groups a Pass VOA 10 May 2018 -- Changing one's name in Pakistan is a daunting and lengthy legal procedure that requires extensive paperwork.
  • DRC Confirms Ebola Outbreak Near Border VOA 10 May 2018 -- Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo are racing to contain a new Ebola outbreak announced this week. At least two people are confirmed to have died of Ebola this month in a remote village of northwest DRC, very close to the border of the smaller, neighboring Republic of Congo.
  • Turkey issues arrest warrants for nearly 190 over affiliation to Gulen network Press TV 10 May 2018 -- Turkish prosecutors have issued arrest warrants for nearly 190 people on suspicion of affiliation to a movement led by US-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom the Ankara government accuses of having masterminded the July 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
  • Former premier becomes new PM after 15-year break Press TV 10 May 2018 -- Mahathir Mohamad has been sworn in once more as the new prime minister of Malaysia, resuming the post after a 15-year interval.



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