Jul 19, 2017

Iran's president says his country will 'stand up to' U.S.

Iran’s president said Wednesday that his country will stand up to the United States and reciprocate for any new sanctions that Washington imposes on the Islamic republic.Hassan Rouhani’s remarks came a day after the Trump administration announced new, non-nuclear sanctions while at the same ...

Japan says 'now is not the time for dialogue' on North Korea

/ Jul 18, 2017

Japan says 'now is not the time for dialogue' on North Korea

Japan called Monday for increased pressure on North Korea, saying this is not a time for dialogue.Government spokesman Norio Maruyama said North Korea reached “a new level” with its latest launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile as Americans celebrated Independence Day on July 4. ...

Japan-Russian oil exploration project meets with U.S. resistance

Jul 14, 2017

Japan-Russian oil exploration project meets with U.S. resistance

A Japanese group’s plans to explore for Russian oil with state-run Rosneft PJSC have been stymied by U.S. intervention over sanctions, according to people familiar with the matter.Washington’s objection to the Japanese project to explore for oil in the ocean off the Russian Far ...

May 24, 2017

China says no one should bring chaos to Korean peninsula

China said on Wednesday no one had the right to bring chaos to the Korean peninsula, a day after it pushed for full implementation of U.N. sanctions against neighboring North Korea for its missile and nuclear tests and called for dialogue.The United States has ...