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US Wants Complete De-Nuclearisation Of The Korean Peninsula

New Delhi: The White House has said that US President Donald Trump would seek a ‘complete, irreversible and verifiable’ de-nuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula during his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12.

Hours after Trump announced the location and date of what is being billed as the historic US-North Korea summit, the White House cautioned against any new provocative behaviour by Pyongyang. Such a move might force the US to halt the meeting, a presidential spokesperson said on Thursday.

“Our policy is to ensure the complete, irreversible and verifiable denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. And that’s what he’s going to be seeking,” White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah told reporters aboard the Air Force One travelling to Indiana.

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Israel Claims To Have Carried Out Widespread Raids AgainstIranian Targets

New Delhi:Iranian crisis expected to escalates with Israel's army said on Thursday it had carried out widespread raids against Iranian targets in Syria overnight after rocket fire towards its forces which it blamed on Iran, marking a sharp escalation between the two enemies.The incident came after weeks of rising tensions and followed US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from a key 2015 Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, a move Israel had long advocated.

The raids were one of the largest Israeli military operations in recent years and the biggest such assault on Iranian targets, the military said.

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As Goodwill Gesture North Korea Releases 3 Jailed US Citizens

New Delhi:In a move seen as a goodwill gesture ahead of a historic summit between Trump and Kim Jong-un, United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday said three American citizens jailed in North Korea have been released. They are on their way back home.

Trump tweeted that he would greet the men when they return on Thursday with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who was in Pyongyang to arrange the planned talks.

“I am pleased to inform you that Secretary of State Pompeo is in the air and on his way back from North Korea with the 3 wonderful gentlemen that everyone is looking so forward to meeting. They seem to be in good health,” he tweeted.

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India Closely Watching US President’s Move To Scrap Iran Nuclear Deal

New Delhi:US President Donald Trump on Tuesday scrapped the Iran nuclear deal signed by his predecessor Barack Obama and re-imposed sanctions on Teheran, saying the agreement had not prevented it from its quest for nuclear weapons.

"The Iran deal is defective at its core," Trump said in a televised address from the White House. "I am announcing today that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal."

Trump said he is ready, willing and able to renegotiate a nuclear deal that would definitively kill Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and end what he called its sponsorship of terror in the middle-east.

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Israeli Minister Threatens To Eliminate Assad if He Doesn’t Stop Using Iranian Land

New Delhi: Israel threatened to "eliminate" Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad if he did not stop Iran from using his country's territory. Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said that if Assad did not stop Iran from using his country's soul, they would get rid of him and topple his government. This could heighten the tensions in Syria and West Asia further.

Steinitz's remark came a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel was prepared to even go to war if it was needed to stop Iran to embed its forces in Syria.

Israel considers Iran a threat to its security and has always vowed to stop Tehran from going nuclear and set up a permanent influence in Syria, where it is backing Assad along with Russia.