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LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday that a failure to support her Brexit deal will be catastrophic for Britain.

Saying a rejection of the Brexit deal would be a catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust, May urged the parliament to “forget the games and do what is right for our country.”

“If parliament does not come together and back this deal in our national interest we risk leaving with no deal, with all the uncertainty for jobs and security that will bring,” she said.
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DOHA — Qatar’s former Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani said that the Arab world needs to find ways to settle the disagreements among them, the state-run Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported on Sunday.

“Arab leaders have to find ways to heal rift and put the Arab world in its rightful place,” al-Thani said in an interview with Russia Today channel.

Asked about the Gulf crisis, Thani said that it is intended at the present “to remain without escalation or solution.”
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UNITED NATIONS — Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Saturday that differences and similarities of cultures offer opportunities to advance peace and development.

“As globalization, technology, and migration continue to bring cultures together, we should understand that our differences and our underlying similarities can offer invaluable opportunities to advance peace and development for the betterment of humanity,” said Ban while delivering a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the China Arts Global Tour, sponsored by Jian Nan Chun, a signature maker of baijiu, Chinese liquors made from grain.

“Regardless of our traditions and histories, we are all conjoined by something inherently greater,” said the former UN chief, who is now the chairman of the Boao Forum for Asia, one of the many hats he is wearing.
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TEHRAN — Iran’s Foreign Ministry denied that Tehran considers withdrawal from the 2015 international nuclear deal, Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday.

The Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi strongly denied recent “rumors” inside the country about the country’s plan to pull out of the landmark deal as “untrue.”

It seems that certain groups are “systematically” fomenting mental chaos in the society and disrupting the market to favor the profiteers, Qasemi was quoted as saying.

“They are attempting to spread biased and false news to create negative psychological atmosphere in the market,” he said, adding that any decision about the nuclear deal comes within the purview of the Iranian high council monitoring the accord. Enditem

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