Korean Peninsula Talks
Korean Peninsula Talks

JAKARTA — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in Jakarta Sunday for an official visit to Indonesia, the first stop on his first overseas trip since the new cabinet took office in March.
Li’s visit comes as this year marks the 5th anniversary of the establishment of the China-Indonesia comprehensive strategic partnership and the 15th anniversary of the strategic partnership between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). (China-Indonesia)
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PYONGYANG — The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Sunday accused the United States of misleading world opinion by saying that the DPRK’s commitment to denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula was the outcome of international sanctions and pressure.
The Korean Central News Agency quoted a spokesperson for the DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs as saying that Washington is deliberately provoking the DPRK despite the improvement of the situation on the Korean Peninsula. (DPRK-US)
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PARIS — France has strongly criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s remarks suggesting more flexible arms rules in the country could have helped prevent deadly terrorist attacks in 2015.
“France expresses its firm disapproval of President Trump’s comments about the Paris attacks on Nov. 13, 2015 and demands that the memory of the victims be respected,” the French foreign ministry said in a statement Saturday. (France-US)
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ISLAMABAD — Pakistani Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was shot and injured in an assassination attempt during a rally in the country’s eastern Punjab province on Sunday evening, police said.
A police officer of Narowal district of Punjab said the minister was shot in his right arm. He was then shifted to a hospital in the city where he is undergoing surgery. (Pakistan-Assassination Attempt)
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TEHRAN — If the United States pulls out of the nuclear deal, it will be a “historical regret” for them, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said here on Sunday.
Rouhani dismissed Washington’s threats, saying that the Iranians are not afraid of the United States. “This great nation will continue its progress and development” heedless of the threats, he said. (Iran-Nuclear) Enditem

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