Geopolitical News, 04 Feb 2019

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Accessed on 04 February 2019, 1455 UTC, Post 933.

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LATEST NEWS Feb 4, 2019
Russia Joins US, Will Suspend INF Nuclear Treaty

The United States and Russia are making tit-for-tat moves with their participation in a nuclear treaty, something politicians and analysts see as a burgeoning arms race. …

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“We will wait until our partners are ripe for dialogue”: Russia suspends participation in the INF Treaty in response to US actions

Russia suspends participation in the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF) following a similar step by the United States. …

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Trump: US Military Intervention in Venezuela ‘an Option’

President Donald Trump said in comments broadcast Sunday that U.S. military intervention in Venezuela is “an option.”

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Maduro Rejects EU Ultimatum to Call Snap Elections in Venezuela – Reports

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro rejected on Sunday a call by the European Union to organize a snap presidential election after opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself the country’s interim head of state, AFP reported, citing an excerpt from an interview with Spanish broadcaster La Sexta. …

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Iran unveils long-range Hoveyzeh cruise missile

Iran has unveiled a surface-to-surface missile with a range of more than 1,350 kilometers during celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution. …

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Trump Says Wants To Keep U.S. Base In Iraq To ‘Watch Iran’

President Donald Trump made clear in a television interview that he wants to reduce U.S. military engagement in Syria and Afghanistan, but said he was willing to keep a U.S. military base in Iraq so that Washington can keep a close eye on Iran. …

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As she enters White House race, demonization of ‘Kremlin’s crush’ Tulsi Gabbard goes full tilt

The sky may have been clear in Hawaii when Tulsi Gabbard read her speech promising to fight “greed and corruption,” but she enters her bid under a cloud of negative media coverage and accusations of being Russia’s darling. …

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Taliban, Afghan Opposition to Meet in Moscow; Kabul Not Attending

Taliban representatives will meet influential Afghan opposition leaders in Moscow for two days of peace building discussions starting Tuesday, but envoys from the Kabul government will not be in attendance. …

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