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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Delhi will see the US try to resolve certain outstanding issues with India in its favor and bring the latter back to its fold

Bahrain economic summit

The economic component of the ‘deal of the century’ is expected to be announced at the summit. Palestinians say any proposal which does not address Israeli occupation is unacceptable.

For the past year, a group of Secwepemc Indigenous people have been camping in the pipeline’s path to protest the construction of the pipeline

“Any capitulation to the United States, at the cost of sovereignty and self-respect of India, is unacceptable”

Iran shoots down drone

This was immediately followed by US president Trump ordering an attack on several military targets in Iranian territory, only to be abruptly called off at the last minute.

The rash belligerence against Iran is driven by, among others, a group of organizations, including the CIA’s Iran Mission Center which have one central mission – a war on Iran

The announcement also indicated a plan to form buffer states in the region by signing deals with Mexico and Guatemala

US-Iran nuclear deal

This marks a gradual withdrawal from a provision of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). As per the agreement, not complying with certain sections is allowed in case one or more signatories withdraws from the deal.

Mike Pompeo, in a press conference, accused Iran of engineering the attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman. However, he cited unnamed intelligence reports and other vague references in support of his claim

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