No third party capable of driving wedge between Iran, Iraq: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani highlighted the achievements of his three-day visit to Iraq and said no one can disrupt the bonds between the Iranian and Iraqi nations. According to Tasnim news agency, the president told reporters upon arrival at Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport on Wednesday night “No power or third country is capable of creating discord between the two great nations of Iran and Iraq.” He described the trip as a turning point in the relations between the two neighboring countries and appreciated the warm welcome and great hospitality of the…

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Senate to pass bill ending Trump’s national emergency

The US Senate was poised on Thursday to pass a proposal to terminate President Donald Trump’s declaration of an emergency at the southern border, defying his threat to veto the measure and heavy lobbying of his fellow Republicans. Five Republican senators have said they back the measure passed in February by the US House of Representatives, which is controlled by Democrats. At least four Republicans are needed to pass it in the 100-seat Senate, along with all 45 Democrats and two independents. But the measure is unlikely to become law…

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