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What Iran Really Wants

 Paul R. Pillar THE ADVENT of the Trump administration has put U.S.-Iranian relations into a deep freeze. President Trump has repeatedly indicated his displeasure with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the agreement that restricts Iran’s nuclear program. His appointment of Mike Pompeo to become secretary of state, and …

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US Congressional committee seeks conditions on $350 million aid to Pakistan

WASHINGTON: A powerful Congressional committee has placed conditions on the release of $350 million financial aid to Pakistan for counterterrorism operations to push Islamabad into taking action against the Haqqaninetwork. The Haqqani network has carried out a number of kidnappings and attacks against US interests in Afghanistan. The group linked to the Taliban is also …

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Chahbar port and the US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

TIMESOFINDIA.COM  NW DELHI: US President Donald Trump yesterday scrapped the Iran nuclear dealsigned by his predecessor Barack Obama. The 2015 deal with Iran ended its economic isolation from the rest of the world, including from India, which has since boosted ties with Tehran. Now, though, with the US re-imposing sanctions on …

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Army chief inaugurates fencing of Pak-Afghan border in Balochistan

PANJPAI: Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday inaugurated the work for erecting fences along the Pak-Afghan border near Panjpai area of Balochistan. He was accompanied by Balo­chistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, Commander Sou­thern Command Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa, Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz …

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The military is not the only reason for Nawaz Sharif’s miseries

Zahid Hussain  FORMER prime minister Nawaz Sharif claims he is up against an extraterrestrial species or aliens (khalai makhlooq). He is certainly not alluding to a character in Steven Spielberg’s epic thriller E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. The ousted leader would not elaborate on what he really meant. But it is too obvious to miss. …

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