Nuclear agreement implementation gives Iran chance at development

Nuclear agreement implementation gives Iran chance at development

NDO—A number of opportunities for cooperation have opened up with Iran since the nuclear deal between the Islamic nation and the P5 + 1, namely the US, the UK, France, Russia, China and Germany, came into effect. The breakthrough deal between Tehran and the West has generated expectations of an Iranian economic revival after years of crippling sanctions. (Mar 15, 2017)

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A drastic decision

  Mar 03, 2017
NDO—The Pentagon has delivered a draft plan to defeat the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) to the White House. Accordingly, US military officials made strategic adjustments, calling for more drastic action in the war against terrorism, as the plan provided a framework for a broader plan and looked at the IS around the world, not just in Iraq and Syria. 

ASEAN remains big priority in Japan’s foreign policy

  Mar 02, 2017
NDO/VNA—Japan affirmed that ASEAN remains a big priority in its foreign policy at the 32nd ASEAN-Japan Forum, which was held in Banda Seri Begawan, Brunei from March 1-2.  

Officials support Vietnam’s priorities for APEC 2017

  Mar 02, 2017
NDO/VNA—Senior officials from APEC member economies have evaluated highly and reaffirmed their support for the theme and priorities proposed by the host country, Vietnam, for APEC Year 2017.  

APEC SOM1 continues agenda with series of meetings

  Feb 27, 2017
NDO/VNA—The agenda of the first Senior Officials’ Meetings (SOM1) and related meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum continued on February 27 in Nha Trang in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa, with a series of events.  

A short step in a long-term roadmap

  Feb 27, 2017
NDO—After a 10-month hiatus, talks between the Syrian government and rebel factions officially resumed in Geneva, Switzerland with the United Nations as an intermediary. The negotiations are taking place as the conflict on the ground has undergone numerous transformations with adjustments made to the military strategies of both Russia and the United States; however, the viewpoints of these two opposition parties in the Middle Eastern country seemed to remain at a “standstill.” There has yet to be any sign indicating the “light at the end of the tunnel” ignited in the arduous roadmap to seek a solution to the Syrian crisis.  

Islamic State planning attacks in Britain: anti-terrorism lawyer

  Feb 26, 2017
Islamic State militants are planning "indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians" in Britain on a scale similar to those staged by the Irish Republican Army 40 years ago, the head of the country's new terrorism watchdog said.  

APEC Finance and Central Bank Deputies’ Meeting wraps up

  Feb 24, 2017
NDO/VNA – The APEC Finance and Central Bank Deputies’ Meeting (FCBDM) successfully concluded in Nha Trang city in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa on February 24 after two days of working.  

APEC SOM1, related meetings busiest on sixth day

  Feb 24, 2017
NDO/VNA – The first APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 1) opened in Nha Trang city on February 23 with 430 delegates participating in 11 activities of eight committees, working groups and forums. 

APEC Finance, Central Bank Deputies Meeting convenes

  Feb 23, 2017
NDO/VNA – The APEC Finance and Central Bank Deputies’ Meeting (FCBDM) kicked off in Nha Trang city, south central coastal Khanh Hoa province, on February 23. 

ASEAN should focus more on improving people’s quality of life

  Feb 21, 2017
NDO/VNA—Vietnam’s Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has highlighted that ASEAN should focus more on improving the quality of people’s lives, ensuring all benefit equally from the building of the ASEAN Community.  

Not an easy commitment to implement

  Feb 21, 2017
NDO—At the recently concluded Munich Security Conference, the US has reassured other states that it will be unwavering in its commitment to the trans-Atlantic alliance and strongly support the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), at the same time as it has sent a message expressing willingness to cooperate with Russia. In response, the European Union (EU) and Russia have delivered constructive words as well as affirmed their appreciation of their relationships with the US. However, it is not difficult to see that behind those commitments and messages, many differences and even disputes still remain. 

Britain's exit from EU irrevocable once triggered: minister

  Feb 19, 2017
The process of Britain leaving the European Union is irrevocable once it has been triggered, a government minister said on February 19.  

Merkel calls for joint efforts with Russia to battle Islamist terrorism

  Feb 18, 2017
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on February 18 said Europe's ties with Russia remained challenging, but it was important to work with Russia in the fight against Islamist terrorism.  

New page in US-Israel relations

  Feb 17, 2017
NDO – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently paid his first visit to the United States since Donald Trump took office as US President. The leader of the US’s close ally in the Middle East was warmly welcomed by the White House boss. In reply, the Israeli PM also pledged to be a close US ally under the new administration.