US President Donald Trump speaks to the media before leaving the White House on May 14. Photo: Bloomberg

Donald Trump to send 1,500 more US troops to Middle East as Iran tensions rise

  • Purpose of deployment is to enhance protection of forces already in region
  • Trump administration has claimed it has evidence Iran is threatening possible attacks on American interests or allies in Middle East
Topic |   Iran

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US President Donald Trump speaks to the media before leaving the White House on May 14. Photo: Bloomberg
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China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi met his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Beijing last week. Photo: AFP

China, Iran to forge closer ties due to common threat from United States, analysts say

  • Beijing remains keen to resolve its trade war with Washington but stronger economic relations with Tehran seem inevitable, observers say
  • Foreign ministers from China and Iran met in Beijing on Friday
Topic |   US-China relations

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China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi met his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Beijing last week. Photo: AFP
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