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Iran's Rouhani seeks to boost ties on first visit to Baghdad

Iran's Rouhani seeks to boost ties on first visit to BaghdadBAGHDAD (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was in Baghdad on Monday, making his first official visit to the nation that Tehran once fought a bloody war against and later backed in the battle with the Islamic State group.



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Iran's Zarif in Iraq ahead of president's visit

Iran's Zarif in Iraq ahead of president's visitIran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has arrived in Baghdad to prepare the ground for his country’s president, Hassan Rouhani, who will begin his first official visit to Iraq on Monday. Baghdad has been under pressure from Washington to limit ties with its neighbour, particularly after the United States withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal and hit Tehran with sanctions. Speaking in a joint press conference with Iraq’s top diplomat Mohammed Ali al-Hakim, Zarif said Sunday they had held “very good discussions”.



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Iran's Rouhani arrives in Iraq on first official visit: state TV

Iran's Rouhani arrives in Iraq on first official visit: state TVIran’s President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Iraq on Monday for his first official visit, state television said, as Baghdad is under pressure from Washington to limit ties with its neighbour. Before leaving Tehran Rouhani hailed the “special” relations between Iran and Iraq, saying they could not be compared to Baghdad’s ties “with an aggressor country like America”.



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Venezuela's Guaido says he will return home after Ecuador visit

Venezuela's Guaido says he will return home after Ecuador visitGuaido has spent the past few days touring between Latin American countries to muster support for his campaign to form a transition government and oust Maduro, whom he denounces as an illegitimate usurper. “As for the next steps for Venezuelans, I announce my return home from Ecuador,” Guaido told a news conference in the coastal town of Salinas alongside Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno. Guaido did not say when exactly or how he would return to Venezuela.



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The Latest: Kim boards train at the end of Vietnam visit

The Latest: Kim boards train at the end of Vietnam visitDONG DANG, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's departure from Vietnam (all times local):



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N. Korea's Kim to make official visit to Vietnam in 'coming days'

N. Korea's Kim to make official visit to Vietnam in 'coming days'North Korea’s Kim Jong Un will soon make an official visit to Vietnam, Hanoi said Saturday as it beefed up security on the Chinese border where Kim is expected to cross by train ahead of his summit with US President Donald Trump next week. Vietnam is hastily preparing for a second summit between Trump and Kim on February 27-28 in Hanoi, and sources have said the North Korean leader is likely to arrive ahead of the meeting for an official visit and to tour industrial zones.



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China's desire for close Iran ties unchanged, Xi says ahead of Saudi prince's visit

China's desire for close Iran ties unchanged, Xi says ahead of Saudi prince's visitChina’s desire to develop close ties with Iran will remain unchanged, regardless of the international situation, President Xi Jinping told the speaker of Iran’s parliament, ahead of Thursday’s visit to Beijing by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince. China has traditionally played little role in Middle East conflicts or diplomacy, despite relying on the region for oil, with Iran its fourth largest supplier last year, but has been trying to raise its profile, especially in the Arab world. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman visited Beijing in 2017, and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives on Thursday for a two-day visit.



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Polish PM cancels Israel visit amid new Holocaust tensions

Polish PM cancels Israel visit amid new Holocaust tensionsWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki canceled his plans to attend a meeting of central European leaders in Israel starting Monday amid new tensions over how Polish behavior during the Holocaust is remembered and characterized.



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U.S. Senator Rubio, other officials visit site of Venezuelan aid

U.S. Senator Rubio, other officials visit site of Venezuelan aidWhile Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is refusing to allow in the food, medicine and other supplies, opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaido has vowed to move hundreds of tonnes of the aid into the country on Feb 23. Guaido, who argues that Maduro’s 2018 re-election was a sham, invoked constitutional provisions to declare himself the country’s leader last month. Most Western countries and many of Venezuela’s neighbors have recognized Guaido as the legitimate head of state, but Maduro retains the backing of Russia and China and control of Venezuelan state institutions including the military.



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Acting Pentagon chief makes surprise Baghdad visit

Acting Pentagon chief makes surprise Baghdad visitActing Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan made an unannounced visit to the Iraqi capital on Tuesday for talks on the sensitive issue of a continued US troop presence after Washington withdraws from neighbouring Syria. Shanahan is keen to reassure Iraqi leaders after President Donald Trump angered many by saying he wanted to maintain some troops at the Al-Asad airbase, northwest of Baghdad, to keep an eye on Iran.



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