VP Kamala Harris said China has undermined the international rules-based order and that the US will continue to support Taiwan and oppose any unilateral changes to the status quo.
The Iranian-American national convicted of spying charges was allowed release from prison on a one-week furlough.
Yoon stressed that aside from three countries, no other country can fully protect itself on its own.
Opposition leader Keir Starmer calls for the government to recall parliament and scrap plans for tax breaks.
The Labor Party has pledged to put up a publicly-owned energy firm if elected, to better solve rising energy bills.
IAEA chief Rafael Grossi said talks have resumed with Iran over the safeguards probe into the particles found in Iranian nuclear sites.
EU has urged the new Italian government to stick to its reform plans as the bloc's executive approved additional funding.
Two lawmakers briefed by the South Korean intelligence agency said Pyongyang may carry out its nuclear test between October 16 and November 7
Harris is expected to discuss the issue surrounding Taiwan's security in her meetings with Japan and South Korea's leaders during her visit.
US-based Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad said the ongoing protests are a "result of 40 years of women fighting back."
Russian police have arrested at least 750 individuals protesting against Putin's mobilization order.
The Malaysian Prime Minister also expressed disappointment over the lack of progress on the ASEAN five-point peace plan.
Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi said decisive action must be taken on the protests as Tehran blames the US for the unrest.
Kyiv said personal sanctions are not enough to punish Russia for staging sham referendums to annex parts of Ukraine.
The Moldovan government is considering revoking citizenship for Moldovans who hold dual citizenship that are joining Russian forces.
Iran says ready to swap prisoners with US, calls for release of Iranians detained
Iran’s foreign ministry is reportedly prepared to swap prisoners with the United States. Local media reported this week. The ministry has also called on Washington to release several Iranians that are detained in the US.
According to Iran’s Fars news outlet, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani said Wednesday that Tehran was prepared to swap prisoners with Washington while further calling for the release of Iranians detained without any prior conditions. Iran was seeking the release of over a dozen Iranians that are detained in the United States.
Those detained in the US include seven Iranian-American dual nationals, two Iranians that permanently reside in the US, and four Iranian nationals that have no legal status in the United States.
“We are ready to swap prisoners with Washington…The US must release jailed Iranian citizens without any conditions,” said Kanani, according to the outlet.
This follows the condemnation by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken Tuesday that Siamak Namazi had now spent 2,500 days being “wrongfully detained” in Iran and that Washington was determined to secure the freedom of Americans being detained in Iran.
“Siamak Namazi has now spent 2,500 days wrongfully detained in Iran. We are determined to secure his freedom and ensure all Americans who have been wrongfully detained by Iran, including his father Baquer, can return home,” tweeted Blinken.
Kanani’s comments come amidst efforts by both Iran and the United States to restore the 2015 nuclear deal. The European Union and the US said Tuesday that they were going over Iran’s response to the final text proposed by the bloc after Iran called on the US to show flexibility.
Meanwhile, the man suspected of stabbing author Salman Rushdie expressed admiration for Iran’s then-Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini, who called for Rushdie’s death back in 1989.
Speaking to the New York Post during a video interview, Hadi Matar said he respected Khomeini and believes Rushdie attacked Islam through his works.
Iran denied any involvement in Rushdie’s stabbing and said only the novelist and his supporters were to blame and are deserving of any condemnation.
Matar also denied having any contact with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.
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