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US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the United States would be in a position of strength if war broke out with Iran, saying it would not send ground troops to participate in the conflict, which he said would "not last long."

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The United States on Tuesday renewed its threat to deprive Turkey of high-tech advanced F-35 fighter jets if it sticks to the Russian S-400 missile deal.

The US envoy to NATO, Kay Bailey Hutchison, said Turkey would be excluded from the F-35 fighter jet program if it went ahead with plans to buy Russian S-400 air defense missiles.

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The results of the local elections showed the loss of the AK Party, headed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the victory of opposition candidate Akram Emam oglu, the Republican People's Party candidate.

The opposition victory in Istanbul is a blow to Erdogan, who was hoping to reverse the results of last March's election, which the opposition also won by a small margin before he claimed to rig the election and demand its return.

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Iran's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday it would respond strongly to any US threat against it, soon after the United States announced it would cancel a planned military strike against Tehran.

"We will not allow any violation of the borders of Iran," Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said, quoting the agency "Tasnim" Iran.

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Seventeen civilians and 11 militants have been killed in fresh air raids by the Syrian regime in the north-west of the country, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The Observatory pointed out the killing of 12 civilians, including three children, as a result of the aerial bombardment of the village of "Binin" in "Jabal al-Zawia", south of Idlib province.

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Russia's permanent envoy to the United Nations, Vasily Nibenzia, on Tuesday rejected the recognition that his country had violated the Sochi deal through combat operations in northern Syria, stressing that the Sochi agreement between Turkey and Russia on reducing escalation in Idlib was fully implemented, Referring to combat operations there to respond to terrorist provocations.

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Washington is considering possible financial sanctions on Turkish companies behind the manufacturing of parts of the Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jet, a senior Pentagon official said on Monday.

US officials have urged Turkey to abandon plans to buy the Russian S-400 air defense system, which could enable Turkish companies to manufacture important parts of a large number of weapons systems, the European euronews channel quoted US Undersecretary of Defense Allen Lord as saying. American fighter jets along with the F-35 fighter.

A joint US government group is considering possible sanctions against a large number of Turkish companies under the Anti-American Foes Act, Lord said.

The spokesman for the US Department of Defense Mike Andrews has recently confirmed the start of the disruption of the training program for Turkish pilots on how to fly the US F-35 warplanes, a week after the Pentagon announced a plan to "ease" the participation of Turkey, NATO ally in the training program.

Andrews, in private remarks to the US newspaper The Hill, said the Pentagon was aware that Turkish pilots were not flying at Locke Air Force Base in Arizona, which hosts the F-35 training program.

Translation: Adar Press.

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Unjustified acts of terrorism against commercial transport in the Strait of Hormuz call for a retaliatory military strike against Iran, US Senator Tom Coton said.

Koton, a prominent hawk in Congress, was posted to his Twitter account, excerpts from an interview with an American media.

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The Patriot air defense system and several fighter jets and warships may be sent to the Middle East.

The United States is discussing the possibility of sending additional troops to the Middle East after the June 13 oil tanker incident in the Gulf of Oman, CNN reported.

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Britain's Royal Navy Command will send 100 Special Forces troops to the Gulf region, whose mission is to protect British ships after rising tensions in the region.

According to the Times, the task of providing security for ships is the responsibility of the Marine Corps, the 42nd Commandos Division, based in Plymouth.

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