Foreign policy

Acting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks during his annual roundup news conference summing up his ministry's work in 2019, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
January 17, 2020 - 7:03 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign policy chief on Friday blamed what he described as “aggressive” U.S. policies for growing global tensions, noting Washington's reluctance to extend a key nuclear arms pact. Sergey Lavrov, who serves as acting foreign minister in the wake of Wednesday's resignation of...
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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, right, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)
January 17, 2020 - 6:44 am
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — China's President Xi Jinping was given a lavish welcome to Myanmar as he arrived Friday for a state visit meant to deepen bilateral relations at a critical time. The visit nominally marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and...
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In this Feb. 3, 2012 photo released by an official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers his sermons of Friday prayers at the Tehran University campus in Tehran, Iran. Iran's supreme leader will deliver a Friday sermon on Jan. 17, 2020 in Tehran for the first time since 2012, as the Islamic Republic grapples with the fallout from the targeted killing of its top general in a U.S. airstrike and popular anger at its accidental shootdown of a passenger plane. (Office of the Supreme Leader via AP)
January 17, 2020 - 4:38 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader said President Donald Trump is a "clown" who only pretends to support the Iranian people but will “push a poisonous dagger” into their backs, as he struck a defiant tone in his first Friday sermon in Tehran in eight years. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the...
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In this Feb. 3, 2012 photo released by an official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers his sermons of Friday prayers at the Tehran University campus in Tehran, Iran. Iran's supreme leader will deliver a Friday sermon on Jan. 17, 2020 in Tehran for the first time since 2012, as the Islamic Republic grapples with the fallout from the targeted killing of its top general in a U.S. airstrike and popular anger at its accidental shootdown of a passenger plane. (Office of the Supreme Leader via AP)
January 17, 2020 - 4:12 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader said President Donald Trump is a "clown" who only pretends to support the Iranian people, as he addressed Friday prayers In Tehran for the first time since 2012. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Trump will "push a poisonous dagger" into the nation's back. He...
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In this Feb. 3, 2012 photo released by an official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers his sermons of Friday prayers at the Tehran University campus in Tehran, Iran. Iran's supreme leader will deliver a Friday sermon on Jan. 17, 2020 in Tehran for the first time since 2012, as the Islamic Republic grapples with the fallout from the targeted killing of its top general in a U.S. airstrike and popular anger at its accidental shootdown of a passenger plane. (Office of the Supreme Leader via AP)
January 17, 2020 - 4:08 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader says Western countries are too weak to "bring Iranians to their knees." Addressing Friday prayers for the first time since 2012, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Iran was willing to negotiate, but not with the U.S. THIS IS A MAJOR NEWS UPDATE. AP's earlier story...
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In this Feb. 3, 2012 photo released by an official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers his sermons of Friday prayers at the Tehran University campus in Tehran, Iran. Iran's supreme leader will deliver a Friday sermon on Jan. 17, 2020 in Tehran for the first time since 2012, as the Islamic Republic grapples with the fallout from the targeted killing of its top general in a U.S. airstrike and popular anger at its accidental shootdown of a passenger plane. (Office of the Supreme Leader via AP)
January 17, 2020 - 4:02 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader said President Donald Trump is a "clown" who only pretends to support the Iranian people, as he addressed Friday prayers In Tehran for the first time since 2012. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Trump will "push a poisonous dagger" into the nation's back. He...
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In this Feb. 3, 2012 photo released by an official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers his sermons of Friday prayers at the Tehran University campus in Tehran, Iran. Iran's supreme leader will deliver a Friday sermon on Jan. 17, 2020 in Tehran for the first time since 2012, as the Islamic Republic grapples with the fallout from the targeted killing of its top general in a U.S. airstrike and popular anger at its accidental shootdown of a passenger plane. (Office of the Supreme Leader via AP)
January 17, 2020 - 3:58 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader says President Donald Trump is a "clown" who only pretends to support the Iranian people. Addressing Friday prayers for the first time since 2012, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Trump will "push a poisonous dagger" into the nation's back. THIS IS A MAJOR NEWS...
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In this Feb. 3, 2012 photo released by an official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers his sermons of Friday prayers at the Tehran University campus in Tehran, Iran. Iran's supreme leader will deliver a Friday sermon on Jan. 17, 2020 in Tehran for the first time since 2012, as the Islamic Republic grapples with the fallout from the targeted killing of its top general in a U.S. airstrike and popular anger at its accidental shootdown of a passenger plane. (Office of the Supreme Leader via AP)
January 17, 2020 - 3:51 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader says its missile attack on U.S. troops in Iraq earlier this month was a “blow to America's image” as a superpower, as he led prayers in Tehran for the first time since 2012. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said America had “cowardly” killed the most effective...
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In this Feb. 3, 2012 photo released by an official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers his sermons of Friday prayers at the Tehran University campus in Tehran, Iran. Iran's supreme leader will deliver a Friday sermon on Jan. 17, 2020 in Tehran for the first time since 2012, as the Islamic Republic grapples with the fallout from the targeted killing of its top general in a U.S. airstrike and popular anger at its accidental shootdown of a passenger plane. (Office of the Supreme Leader via AP)
January 17, 2020 - 3:47 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader says the missile attack on U.S. troops in Iraq was a "blow to America's image" as a superpower. He spoke while addressing Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time since 2012. Iran launched several ballistic missiles at U.S. forces in Iraq after a U.S...
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In this Feb. 3, 2012 photo released by an official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers his sermons of Friday prayers at the Tehran University campus in Tehran, Iran. Iran's supreme leader will deliver a Friday sermon on Jan. 17, 2020 in Tehran for the first time since 2012, as the Islamic Republic grapples with the fallout from the targeted killing of its top general in a U.S. airstrike and popular anger at its accidental shootdown of a passenger plane. (Office of the Supreme Leader via AP)
January 17, 2020 - 3:01 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader will deliver a Friday sermon in Tehran for the first time since 2012, as the Islamic Republic grapples with the fallout from the targeted killing of its top general in a U.S. airstrike and popular anger at its accidental shootdown of a passenger plane...
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