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Iran says foreign minister Zarif could hold nuclear talks in New York

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Iran’s foreign minister could meet counterparts from the major powers in New York later this month to press efforts for a comprehensive nuclear agreement, his ministry said on Wednesday.

Mohammad Javad Zarif and the top diplomats from the six powers will be in New York to address the five-yearly review conference of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty which opens on April 27.

“It could be possible that negotiations take place on the sidelines,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham told a news conference.

The New York meeting will open just a week after negotiators from Iran and the powers launch talks on turning a framework agreement they reached on April 2 into a final deal.

Zarif has said those talks will begin on April 21 although he did not say where.

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The negotiators must resolve a series of difficult technical issues, including the timetable for a lifting of international sanctions, by a June 30 deadline.

Iran demands that the sanctions be lifted immediately on the same day any deal is implemented.

But the world powers have said the sanctions will be lifted only gradually and want a mechanism to ensure they can be swiftly reimposed if Iran breaks its word.

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‘This is his plan to pit us against each other — to continue to enrich his friend’: Ilhan Omar demands Trump’s impeachment

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) ripped President Donald Trump on Monday for his "blatantly racist" attacks on the four young women of color known as "The Squad."

Omar made her remarks in a press conference with Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

"This country was founded on the radical idea that we are created equal and endowed by our creator with inalienable rights. And, yes, we have a long way before we fully live up to those values. It is for this reason precisely that we have to take action when a president is openly violating the oath he took to the Constitution of the United States and the core values we aspire to," Omar said.

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Trump tries to change the subject by blaming Obama — then accidentally admits he’s putting kids in ‘cages’

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President Donald Trump was the target of a Democratic press conference with four Congresswomen of color who were calling him out for racist tweets telling them to go back to their countries.

The women attacked every policy that Trump seems to be losing on. Trump seemed to try and pivot to another issue entirely, blaming former President Barack Obama for building the cages that he's putting children in after he takes them from their parents.

The Obama Administration built the Cages, not the Trump Administration! DEMOCRATS MUST GIVE US THE VOTES TO CHANGE BAD IMMIGRATION LAWS.

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CNN reporter slams Trump with a devastating roundup of his most racist statements

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On Monday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," as fallout continues from President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four progressive black and Hispanic women lawmakers, White House correspondent Jim Acosta showed viewers a supercut of some of the president's most racist behavior in recent years.

"President Trump is doubling down on his racist tweet aimed at four Democratic women of color in Congress," said Acosta. "The president is dumping more fuel on the firestorm he touched off by telling those members of Congress, if they aren't happy in this country, they can leave. President Trump is defending his racist attacks on Twitter, not concerned that his tweets aimed at four women of color in Congress may appeal to white nationalists."

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