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Blinken Hosts Armenia, Azerbaijan FMs in Bid to Boost Peace

By Matthew Lee | Associated Press (free)

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan on Monday in a bid to ease tensions and maintain a fragile ceasefire between the ex-Soviet countries and rivals following the largest outbreak of hostilities in more than two years.

More from WPR: Azerbaijan Presses Its Advantage Against an Isolated Armenia

U.S. Aircraft Carrier to Visit South Korea Amid North Korean Threats

By Hyung-Jin Kim | Associated Press (free)

A U.S. aircraft carrier is to visit South Korea this week for its first joint training with South Korean warships in five years, officials said Monday, in an apparent show of force against increasing North Korean nuclear threats.

More from WPR: North Korea’s Muscle-Flexing Is Driving Seismic Shifts in East Asia

U.S. Adds Iran Cargo Planes Flying to Russia to Export Violation List

By David Shepardson | Reuters

The U.S. Commerce Department on Monday said it will add three Iranian cargo planes serving Russia to a list of aircraft believed to violate U.S. export controls under the Biden administration’s sanctions.

Biden Says U.S. Troops Would Defend Taiwan in Event of Attack by China

By Amy B. Wang | The Washington Post

President Biden has again confirmed that U.S. troops would defend Taiwan in the event of an attack from China, the clearest recent statement Bidenhas made about how far the United States would go to support Taiwan militarily.

More from WPR: China Has Nothing to Gain From Invading Taiwan

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