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Putin Threatens Arms Race if U.S. Exits Nuclear Treaty

Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened an arms race with the United States on Tuesday if the Trump administration follows through on its pledge to pull out of the intermediate-range nuclear forces (INF) treaty.

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Pope Francis Calls on Israelis and Palestinians to Resume Dialogue

In his yearly address to the diplomatic corps, Pope Francis launched an appeal for peace in the Middle East, specifically summoning “Israelis and Palestinians” to resume talks aimed at finding “a stable and enduring solution” to conflicts.

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WSJ: Nuclear Deal with Iran May Prompt Saudis to Seek Nuclear Weapon

Saudi Arabia, suspicious that the nuclear agreement that the U.S. and other world powers hope to reach with Iran would only delay the Islamic Republic from developing a nuclear arms, is considering becoming a nuclear-weapons power before Iran, reports The Wall Street Journal.