The Evening: Iran, Qatar, Rebel Rebel and More
July 9, 2019
Reuters’ Michelle Martin reports that European powers accused Iran on Tuesday of “pursuing activities inconsistent with its commitments” under a 2015 nuclear deal and called for an urgent meeting of the parties to the agreement to discuss Tehran’s compliance.
Meanwhile, a commander in Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards said on Tuesday that U.S. regional bases and its aircraft carriers in the Gulf are within the range of Iranian missiles, as Reuters reports.
Dive Deeper: “Is Iran’s Nuclear Program Back for Good?” by CFR’s Philip Gordon.
Qatar Emir Visit
President Trump hailed the emir of Qatar as a friend and applauded a “large transaction” between the two countries as the emirate moved to finalize a number of energy and aircraft agreements with the United States, as the WSJ’s Vivian Salama and Courtney McBride report.
Taiwan Arms Sale
The United States has tentatively approved the sale of $2 billion in military hardware to Taiwan, as the NYT’s Chris Horton reports.
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The United States has tentatively approved the sale of $2 billion in military hardware to Taiwan.
Source: New York Times
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(Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images). President Donald Trump and Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani today at the White House.
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