VIENNA: ‘ WASHINGTON HOPES PINNED ON SHIPPING MATERIALS FOR NUCLEAR WEAPONS TO RUSSIA ‘

#AceWorldNews – VIENNA:Jan.03: Iran and the U.S. have tentatively agreed on a formula that Washington hopes will reduce Tehran’s ability to make nuclear arms by committing it to ship to Russia much of the material needed for such weapons, diplomats say.

In another sign of progress, the two diplomats told The Associated Press that negotiators at the December round of nuclear talks drew up for the first time a catalogue outlining areas of potential accord and differing approaches to remaining disputes.

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BRUSSELS: ‘ EU LEADERS PLANNING TO IMPOSE MORE SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA ‘

#AceWorldNews – BRUSSELS – Nov.14 – The decision on whether to impose more economic sanctions against Russia will likely be made by EU leaders in mid-December, rather than by foreign ministers who are meeting in Brussels on Monday, Reuters quoted diplomats as saying.

The foreign ministers may produce a list of Ukrainian rebel figures and possibly some Russians to be added to the list of personal sanctions already in place, according to an internal paper seen by the news agency.

They will be required to keep in mind “that the main separatist leaders are already listed…and the fact that the targeted separatists could be at some point agents in the implementation of the peace plan.”

RT 

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” Egyptian Ambassador and Staff Evacuated from Tripoli”

#AceBreakingNews says the Egyptian ambassador to Libya, and up to 50 diplomats and staff, have been evacuated from Tripoli for security reasons, after five of their colleagues were kidnapped. Libyan authorities believe the abduction of diplomats is linked to the arrest of the prominent Libyan rebel commander, Shaaban Hadeia in Egypt’s Mediterranean city of Alexandria and are in close contact with Cairo, seeking the early release of the warlord who fought against the troops of Libya’s strongman, Muammar Gaddafi, in 2011.

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