Washington alleges Moscow "is offering Iran an unprecedented level of military and technical support — that is transforming their relationship into a fully fledged defense partnership."
'They certainly have every right to defend themselves and their citizens,' the White House said about Türkiye, a day after Ankara launched a fresh operation against YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria and Iraq.
The White House said it saw no sign of increased military activity by China, despite Beijing warning Washington against playing "with fire" over unconfirmed reports of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi planning a visit to Taiwan.
Meanwhile, the US military in Afghanistan has deployed three helicopters to rescue 169 Americans unable to reach the Kabul airport gates to leave the country, an official said.
Violence mars a frail ceasefire as regime and opposition leaders push forward with peace talks in Astana.
US State Department spokesman John Kirby says the terror group PKK should not have a role in Sinjar.
Ecuadorean government rejects WikiLeaks' claims that Assange's internet was cut at the behest of the US secretary of state and says country took the step as it did not want to meddle in the US election processes.
US State Department spokesman John Kirby underlines Turkey's importance in the fight against DAESH while brushing off concerns that improving ties between Turkey and Russia may indicate a shift in alliances.
The State Department reiterated that the payment was not a ransom for the release of American prisoners
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday lashed out at the head of U.S. Central Command for siding with putschists in his remarks about the purge of military officers involved in the recent coup attempt.
The State Department says new settlement activity raises serious questions about Israel's commitment to a peaceful solution with the Palestinians.
Earlier the Washington Post had published a report suggesting US Secretary of State John Kerry had cautioned that Turkey's NATO membership could be jeopardised if it abandons democratic principles.
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