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United Nations, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's alternate permanent representative to the UN, Ana Silvia Rodriguez, paid tribute on Friday to the victims of terrorist crimes against the island, in actions promoted and financed by the US government.

21 de agosto de 2020, 13:23Mexico Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Mexico considers that the World Trade Organization (WTO) is in a critical state and, in consequence, it needs to renovate its general leadership, the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs said in a communiqué on Friday.

US lacks authority in nuclear deal, Iran saysTehran, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Yavad Zarif on Friday denounced the lack of authority by the United States to invoke the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or nuclear deal, because it abandoned it.

UN highlights need to provide more support to victims of terrorismUnited Nations, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) On occasion of the International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, the United Nations this Friday highlights the example of those who fight to raise their voices, support their needs and defend their rights.

United Nations, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The special representative of the UN Secretary General for Somalia, James Swan, warned on Thursday of the strong Covid-19 impact on that nation, especially on the economic area.

Venezuela denounces use of pandemic as a weapon of exterminationCaracas, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The US government appealed on Thursday to the Covid-19 pandemic as a pretext to escalate the policy of aggression against Venezuela, assured the country's ambassador to the UN, Samuel Moncada.

 China confirms new talks with US on trade dealBeijing, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) China on Thursday confirmed the holding of new talks with the United States to discuss trade matters, and the main issue may be phase one of the agreement to end the tariff war.

Cuba's response to Covid-19 and vaccine trial extolled in FranceParis, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The Cuba Cooperation France (CubaCoop) Association on Thursday noted Cuba's efforts to fight Covid-19 and the recent announcement of clinical trials on a vaccine candidate to neutralize the new coronavirus.

Pompeo to visit UN, continues to push for sanctions on IranUnited Nations, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expects to visit this headquarters on Thursday to ratify that the United States will begin a process aimed at reimposing sanctions against Iran, despite the rejection by the UN Security Council.

China suspends Hong Kong-US judicial treatyBeijing, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) China announced on Thursday it suspended a judicial assistance treaty Hong Kong had with the United States, whose government unilaterally abandoned that and two other agreements in retaliation for the implementation of the security law. Upon reporting the measure, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian urged Washington to stop betting on erroneous decisions and not interfere any more in China's internal affairs.