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US Republican senator Senator Ted Cruz. plans to introduce a bill that will prohibit the US administration from renewing licenses allowing cooperation between Russia and Iran in the field of nuclear energy – Washington Free Beacon, citing sources in the government. According to Caliber, the bill was proposed by Senator Ted Cruz. The initiative is expected to receive broad bipartisan support as Congress hopes to punish Russia for using Iranian weapons in Ukraine. The purpose of the bill is to ban Russian participation in work at several Iranian nuclear facilities, including the ongoing reconstruction and modernization of the Arak nuclear…

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US Treasury Sec. Janet Yellen said the new price caps agreed by western economies on Russia’s oil product exports will build on the crude oil cap set in Dec, further limiting Russian oil revenues while keeping global energy markets supplied. The G7 economies, the EU, and Australia, which imposed the measures, set the new price caps at $100 per barrel for products that trade at a premium to crude, primarily diesel, and $45 per barrel for products that trade at a discount, such as fuel oil and naphtha. The price caps, along with a European Union ban on Russian oil…

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The US embassy in Saudi Arabia announced the expansion of the Tourist Visa Renewal Interview Waiver Program for Saudi citizens who apply for US tourist visas. The US embassy in Riyadh in a post on @Twitter said, “Good news for Saudi citizens: We are pleased to announce the expansion of the Tourist Visa Renewal Interview Waiver Program to include certain applicants who are 40 years of age or older or 17 years of age or younger.” In January 2022, the US missions exempted Saudi citizens aged 50 and above from attending personal interviews to attain US tourist visas. The embassy…

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Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Peter Szijjarto, stated on Thursday that what the US Ambassador’s or any other ambassador thinks about Hungary’s internal affairs is irrelevant because it’s not their business. This was in response to criticism from US Ambassador to Budapest, David Pressman. Pressman criticized the Hungarian government’s approach to the war in Ukraine: “Leaders of the Hungarian government often talk about promoting peace, but they still advocate policies supported by Putin, from condemnation of sanctions to accepting Russian proposals for a ‘ceasefire.'” Read more politics https://twitter.com/gchahal/status/1621411991964512256

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Peter Szijjarto, Hungarian Foreign Minister lashed out at David Pressman, the US ambassador to Hungary on Thursday for his attempts of interfering in Hungary’s internal affairs. Szijjarto’s remarks have come in the midst of the growing diplomatic friction between the US and Hungary. While speaking at a press conference, Szijjarto said neither the US nor any other country’s ambassador working in Hungary has the right to interfere in Hungary’s domestic policy. Szijjarto said, “’It is completely irrelevant what (Ambassador David) Pressman or any other ambassador thinks about the domestic political process in Hungary because it has nothing to do with…

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The Foreign Minister of Iran blasted the US enmity towards Tehran and said that Washington resorts to sanctions against any country that stands against American hegemony. Amir Abdollahian Foreign Minister of Iran, during a joint meeting with his Nicaraguan counterpart Denis Moncada in Managua on Wednesday, stated that Tehran strives for political independence for a multilateral world order. Referring to US-led sanctions, Amir-Abdollahian noted sanctions are a “terrorist threat” that imperial powers use as leverage. In quitting the 2015 nuclear deal, former President Donald Trump restored sanctions on Iran as part of what he called the “maximum pressure” campaign against the…

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Dmitry Peskov, Russian Presidential Spokesman said on Wednesday that, United States’ speculations that if longer-range US missiles are supplied to Ukraine it is going to increase tensions and intensify the escalation. But, this will not change the course of the special military operation. It will surely be continued. Peskov insisted that “Yes, this is a direct way of fanning tensions and of increasing the level of escalation. We see that. This requires we exert additional efforts. But let me say once again: it will not change the course of events. The special military operation will continue”. Peskov pinpointed that, an…

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The US Department of State has honoured Bangladeshi rights activist Mohammad Nur Khan with its annual Global Human Rights Defenders award, naming him as one of ten winners. The State Department recognized Khan’s three decades of leadership in two of Bangladesh’s top domestic rights organizations and his collaboration with international organizations to document human rights violations and promote accountability in the country. According to the State Department, Khan’s advocacy on behalf of families of victims of enforced disappearances and his leadership within the country’s civil society network has saved lives and cleared innocent individuals of politically motivated charges. Protecting and…

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A group of 20 House Democrats urged the Biden administration to halt US security assistance to Peru over a “pattern of repression” of anti-government protests that killed 50 civilians. The letter was sent on Monday calling the Biden administration to suspend all security assistance until the confirmation that the crackdown has ended and Peruvian officials responsible for human rights abuses are being held accountable. “Security forces have indiscriminately responded with almost no regard for protestors’ human rights,” the letter read. “Rather than working to de-escalate tensions, the Boluarte government has substantially increased tensions — including classifying protesters as ‘terrorists’ and…

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Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the foreign minister, left for the United States on Wednesday. On February 2, FM Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will attend the national prayer breakfast in the US that is being hosted by US President Joe Biden. According to additional reports, the FM is anticipated to meet with Joe Biden, the US president, and other senior officials. FM Bilawal will discuss the current economic and security situation of the country with US officials. Earlier, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke via phone with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, during which they emphasised the US’ unwavering support for…

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