Arshad Mohammed

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1 Mar 2019 | 5:44 AM

Some sighs of relief in Washington as Trump returns empty handed from Kim summit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Among some U.S. officials, congressional aides, analysts and others who track North Korea, there was a sigh of relief on Thursday as President Donald Trump headed home empty handed from his talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam.

1 Feb 2019 | 10:53 PM

U.S. says to withdraw from arms control treaty in six months

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States announced on Friday it will withdraw from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia in six months unless Moscow ends its alleged violations of the landmark 1987 arms control pact.

21 Jan 2019 | 9:17 AM

Erdogan - Turkey is ready to take over Syria's Manbij

ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Turkey is ready to take over security in Syria's Manbij, where four U.S. citizens died in an Islamic State-claimed bombing last week, President Tayyip Erdogan told U.S. President Donald Trump in a telephone call on Sunday, the Turkish presidency said.

5 Jan 2019 | 7:01 AM

U.S. anti-Islamic State meeting turns to damage control after Syria decision

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A routine U.S.-hosted conference of nations fighting the Islamic State militant group has become a damage control effort following U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from Syria, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

12 Dec 2018 | 5:22 AM

U.S. weighs China travel warning over Huawei case - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is considering issuing a new warning to U.S. citizens, including business executives, travelling to China after Canada arrested a senior Huawei Technologies Co Ltd executive at Washington's request, two sources said on Tuesday.

7 Dec 2018 | 7:04 AM

Russia must scrap or alter missiles U.S. says violate arms treaty

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia must scrap its 9M729 nuclear-capable cruise missiles and launchers or modify the weapons' range to return to compliance with a key Cold War-era arms control treaty and avert a U.S. pullout from the pact, a senior U.S. official said Thursday.

21 Nov 2018 | 7:33 PM

U.S. targets Iran-Russia network over oil sent to Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has moved to disrupt an Iranian-Russian network that it said had sent millions of barrels of oil to Syria and hundreds of millions of dollars to indirectly fund militant groups Hamas and Hezbollah.

2 Nov 2018 | 11:21 PM

U.S. allows eight importers to keep buying Iran oil for now

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it will temporarily allow eight importers to keep buying Iranian oil when it re-imposes sanctions on Monday to try to force Iran to curb its nuclear, missile and regional activities.

2 Nov 2018 | 4:14 AM

U.S. Iran policy depends not just on sanctions but on flexibility

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As U.S. President Donald Trump resumes sanctions on Iran, the success of his push to curb its nuclear, missile and regional activities may hinge on how flexible he is willing to be on his extensive demands to coax Tehran into talks.

14 Oct 2018 | 10:45 PM

Saudi Arabia says will retaliate against any sanctions over Khashoggi case

DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia on Sunday warned against threats to punish it over last week's disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as European leaders piled on pressure and two more U.S. executives scrapped plans to attend a Saudi investor conference.