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  • US: Nicolas Maduro Only 'Ruling for the Moment' VOA 05 May 2019 -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is only "ruling for the moment" despite last week's failed effort by opposition leader Juan Guaido to overthrow his regime.
  • Russia urges US to cancel 'irresponsible' plans for regime change in Venezuela Press TV 05 May 2019 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has condemned Washington's "unprecedented campaign" and "irresponsible plans" aimed at toppling the legitimate government of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela.
  • Venezuela's Maduro calls on military to be 'ready' for US military action Press TV 05 May 2019 -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called on the country's armed forces to be on standby for potential US military action against the Latin American nation following a failed coup attempt earlier this week.
  • Trump contradicts Bolton, Pompeo on military option against Venezuela Press TV 05 May 2019 -- US President Donald Trump has contradicted his national security team on pushing for a military intervention against Venezuela, saying he and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin share the goal of a peaceful end to the crisis in the Central American nation.
  • Lavrov: Russia 'Condemns' What It Calls U.S. Moves To Topple Venezuela's Maduro RFE/RL 05 May 2019 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has condemned what the Kremlin calls the "irresponsible plans" of the United States aimed at toppling Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
  • Russia Urges US to Cancel 'Irresponsible' Plans to Overthrow Maduro by Force Sputnik 05 May 2019 -- The Russian foreign minister has made several comments on the recent attempt to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro by the opposition during violent rallies on 30 April and 1 May.
  • Pompeo Claims Any US Action in Venezuela, Including Military, to Be 'Lawful' Sputnik 05 May 2019 -- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's interviews follow a "very positive" phone conversation between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, where the two presidents discussed the situation in Venezuela. The sentiment from Trump is in stark contrast to the rhetoric that has recently been emanating from Washington.
  • Maduro Praises 'Always Loyal, Never Traitors' Venezuelan Troops Sputnik 05 May 2019 -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's tweets come as Juan Guaido admitted that the opposition had miscalculated its support within the military after a botched coup attempt against legitimately elected Maduro.
  • Russian and Venezuelan FMs to Hold Talks After Failed Coup Attempt in Caracas Sputnik 05 May 2019 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will hold talks on Sunday in Moscow with his Venezuelan counterpart, Jorge Arreaza, to discuss developments in the Latin American country and bilateral relations.
  • Guaido Admits Failure in Staging Coup Against Maduro Sputnik 05 May 2019 -- Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido acknowledged on Saturday that errors were made in an attempt to start a military uprising and that he would take any offer from the US to provide a military option in Venezuela to a vote.
  • Trump voices confidence in North Korea deal, 'great' Russia ties Press TV 05 May 2019 -- US President Donald Trump has expressed confidence in North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and forging a "deal" with Pyongyang as well as "great relationship" with Russia after a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart and despite the North's latest test firing of missiles.
  • 'I Am With Him': Trump Is Confident in Kim Jong-un After DPRK's Latest Launch Sputnik 05 May 2019 -- President Trump on Saturday voiced confidence in North Korea's Kim Jong-un after Pyongyang fired what officials said were multiple large-calibre long-range projectiles.
  • US Downplays North Korean Missile Launches VOA 05 May 2019 -- The U.S. on Sunday downplayed North Korea's short-range missile launches, saying it believes there still is an opportunity to reach an agreement to denuclearize the Korean peninsula.
  • Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Gives Field Guidance to Kumyagang Power Station No. 2 KCNA 05 May 2019 -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, gave field guidance to Kumyagang Power Station No. 2 on Saturday.
  • Europe under criticism for delay to honor commitments to JCPOA IRNA 05 May 2019 -- Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and other Iranian top negotiators are critical of Europe yet to fulfill its commitments to JCPOA, so, the danger of the total loss of the agreement is looming.
  • US is doing hostile to Iran with mixed-up mind: Majlis Speaker IRNA 05 May 2019 -- The US Administration is doing a chain of hostile acts against Iran with mixed-up mind, Speaker of Majlis (Iranian Parliament) Ali Larijani said in the formal session on Sunday.
  • US cannot exert pressure on Iran: IRGC commander IRNA 05 May 2019 -- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Crops (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami said on Saturday that Iran's daily bread is not based on oil and the US will not be able to pressure the country.
  • One year on, Europe still passive in face of US's JCPOA withdrawal Press TV 05 May 2019 -- Almost a year has passed since the United States withdrew from a landmark multilateral nuclear deal with Iran and reinstated unilateral sanctions against the country. During this time, the Islamic Republic has been chastising European countries for their inaction in the face of Washington's measures, noting that what European partners to the deal have done so far to offset the impact of the sanctions has been far less than sufficient.
  • US sanctions will have no political effect on Iran: Zarif Press TV 05 May 2019 -- Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the United States sanctions against Iran will have no political effect on the Islamic Republic.
  • IRGC commander: America cannot put Iran in tight spot Press TV 05 May 2019 -- The chief commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the United States cannot restrict Iran's sources of livelihood as oil sales do not constitute the Islamic Republic's sole source of income.
  • Iran Says Will Sell Oil On 'Gray Market' RFE/RL 05 May 2019 -- Iran has mobilized all its resources to sell oil on the "gray market," bypassing U.S. sanctions that Tehran considers illegitimate, Iran's Deputy Oil Minister Amir Hossein Zamaninia said on May 5.
  • Iran Switching Its Oil Sales to 'Grey Market' in Bid to Defy US Sanctions Sputnik 05 May 2019 -- The US earlier terminated waivers for several Iranian oil-buying countries, once again threatening them with sanctions if they continue doing business with Tehran. The Islamic Republic has slammed these actions, vowing to continue oil exports despite Washington's efforts.
  • China opposes 5G politicking Global Times 05 May 2019 -- While Chinese officials have repeatedly supported unified and open cybersecurity standards for the upcoming 5G era, they would oppose any maneuver by certain countries to politicize the issue and unfairly target any particular country or company, Chinese analysts told the Global Times on Sunday.
  • Trump: US to Impose Higher Tariffs on Chinese Exports VOA 05 May 2019 -- U.S. President Donald Trump, looking to pressure China to speed up talks on a new trade agreement, says that starting Friday he will impose sharply higher tariffs on billions of dollars of Chinese exports to the United States.
  • India Complains About Pakistan Intel Agents Harassing its Diplomats – Reports Sputnik 05 May 2019 -- The stand-off between the two nuclear-armed neighbours escalated in mid-February after al-Qaeda* affiliated terrorists believed to be operating from Pakistani territory attacked an Indian security convoy in Pulwama, India. New Delhi subsequently launched airstrikes inside Pakistan that resulted in a series of clashes along the Line of Control.
  • Bouteflika's brother, two former intelligence chiefs arrested: Report Press TV 05 May 2019 -- Algerian police have arrested the powerful brother of the North African country's ousted President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and two former intelligence chiefs, reports say.
  • Pendarovski Leads In North Macedonia Presidential Vote RFE/RL 05 May 2019 -- Stevo Pendarovski, backed by North Macedonia's ruling party, appears headed for victory in a presidential runoff vote that will be ruled valid after the minimum participation threshold was reached.



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