North Korea said on Monday it was willing to restart nuclear talks with the United States in late September but warned that dealings between the sides could end unless Washington takes a fresh approach.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has urged the United States to start new arms talks, a few days after the collapse of the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), warning that Moscow will be forced to begin developing short- and intermediate-range land-based nuclear missiles if Washington starts doing so.
Germany has rejected a call by the United States to deploy ground troops in Syria, a stance that will most likely anger US President Donald Trump who wants the European country to commit to a bigger military role in the Middle East.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has censured major American daily newspaper The Washington Post for promoting "terrorist propaganda," after it published an article penned by a founder of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militant group.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi says his country is set to send delegations to the US and Iran to help “halt tension” between the two sides amid growing concerns over a military conflict as Washington ratchets up its belligerent rhetoric against Tehran and build up its military presence in the region.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has overseen the test-firing of a new type of “tactical guided weapon,” North Korean state media report, the first public test since the collapse of a second round of top-level negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang.