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U.S. urges Sudan's military to step aside, make way for civilian-led transition

19 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department on Thursday called on Sudan's military to step aside and make way for a peaceful civilian-led transition, as protesters in Khartoum kept up demands for the country's transitional military council to hand over power to civilians.

U.S. urges Sudan's military to step aside, make way for civilian-led transition

19 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department on Thursday called on Sudan's military to step aside and make way for a peaceful civilian-led transition, as protesters in Khartoum kept up demands for the country's transitional military council to hand over power to civilians.

Trump's Cuba hawks try to squeeze Havana over Venezuela role

18 Apr 2019

MIAMI/WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed new sanctions and other punitive measures on Cuba and Venezuela, seeking to ratchet up U.S. pressure on Havana to end its support for Venezuela's socialist president, Nicolas Maduro.

Trump lifts ban on U.S. lawsuits against foreign firms in Cuba

17 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is lifting a long-standing ban against U.S. citizens filing lawsuits against foreign companies that use properties seized by Cuba’s Communist government since Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday. | Video

Washington will not remove Sudan from terror list while military rules: U.S. official

17 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON The United States will not remove Sudan from the state sponsor of terrorism list until the country's leadership and policies change and the military no longer holds power, a U.S. official said on Tuesday.

U.S. suspends talks with Sudan after military ousts Bashir

12 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON The United States on Thursday suspended discussions with Sudan on normalizing relations between the two countries after the military ousted President Omar al-Bashir and said it would run the country for two years.

Trump 'will continue to ratchet up pressure' on Iran: Pompeo

10 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will increase pressure on Iran, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, but he declined specific comment on whether the administration would continue sanctions waivers for countries that import Iranian oil.

In unprecedented move, U.S. names Iran's Revolutionary Guards a terrorist group

09 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON/DUBAI President Donald Trump said on Monday he would name Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization, in an unprecedented step that drew Iranian condemnation and raised concerns about retaliatory attacks on U.S. forces. | Video

U.S. to designate elite Iranian force as terrorist organization

06 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON The United States is expected to designate Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards Corps a foreign terrorist organization, three U.S. officials told Reuters, marking the first time Washington has formally labelled another country's military a terrorist group. | Video

Pompeo urges France not to approve digital services tax

05 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged France in a meeting with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian on Thursday not to approve a digital services tax, saying it would hurt U.S. technology firms, the U.S. State Department said.

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