President Donald Trump bolted from the agreement negotiated under his predecessor Barack Obama, under which Iran had drastically curbed its nuclear activities.
The US decision “violated basic norms of international relations" and "harmed China ’s interests,” said a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman.
The US trails far behind other countries that prioritise humanity over politics.
The disqualification of some 9,000 potential candidates, most of them reformists and moderates, raised the possibility of lower-than-usual turnout.
Iraq is far too fragile to find itself on a collision course with the US, for the sake of Iran.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announce fresh sanctions against eight top Iranian officials, as well as against more than a dozen leading producers of metals in Iran.
The two allies of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un put forth their proposals to the UNSC 16 days before Kim’s end-of-December deadline for the US to come up with new proposals to revive nuclear diplomacy.
Sources tell US media outlet that key measures, such as visa restrictions and limits on arms sales, were stripped from a defence spending review.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned if the US imposes sanctions, Incirlik Air Base and Kurecik Radar Station, where US soldiers are stationed, in Turkey would come into question.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said more missile systems are essential for Turkey's security and despite the purchase of Russian S-400s, Ankara is open to buying US-made Patriots.
Talks being held at the bilateral level and not under NATO supervision, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin says.
The move came just a week after US President Donald Trump said that he was considering a quarantine or blockade of Venezuela.
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