Earlier, Iran rejected the US and EU offer to have direct nuclear talks with the United States in the coming weeks, as it sought guarantees that Washington would remove sanctions after the meeting.
Mike Pompeo served under former President Donald Trump for one year as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and Secretary of State from 2018.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia will be able to supply its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to 50 million EU residents starting from June after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) approves the vaccine, the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said on Thursday, stressing that vaccine partnership should be above politics.
Tens of billions of dollars’ worth of Iranian assets remain stuck in US banks, with the vast majority of the funds trapped there in the aftermath of the Iranian Revolution of 1979. US courts have sought to whittle away at these funds over the years, with Iran doing everything in its power to get its money back.
An interview between Princess Diana and BBC interviewer Martin Bashir caused a furore among the British public back in 1995 by revealing intimate details about her marriage to Prince Charles and his infidelity. The interview was watched by nearly 23 million viewers throughout the country.
The Queen's husband Prince Philip, 99, was admitted to hospital on 16 February as a "precautionary measure" but has remained at the medical facilities for over two weeks now.
Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (Jaxa) first Hayabusa mission in 2010 brought back a tiny sample of the asteroid ‘Itokawa’, located about a billion miles away, beyond Mars, after the probe's sampling collection device failed, but picked up microscopic grains of dust during landing.
The death toll from the coronavirus infection in the world has topped 2.559 million and almost 115 million cases of the infection have been detected, according to Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources.