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China Voices Firm Support To Kazakhstan For ‘Quelling The Violence’

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday delivered firm support to Kazakhstan for “maintaining stability and quelling the violence” as the Central Asian country has been witnessing a wave of extreme demonstrations since January 2.

Wang made the remarks during a phone conversation with Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi, three days after Chinese President Xi Jinping praised Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev for his “decisive and strong initiative” against the unrest in a verbal message.

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Iran Says Won’t Officially Recognize Taliban After Tehran Talks

Tehran, Iran – Iran is still some time away from officially recognizing the Taliban as the government of neighboring Afghanistan, its foreign ministry says, after a meeting with the group in Tehran.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said Sunday’s high-level talks with Taliban representatives were “positive”, but Iran is still “not at the point of officially recognizing Taliban”.

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Putin: No More Color Revolutions

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday he will not allow governments allied with Moscow to be toppled in so-called “color revolutions,” a reference to the series of popular uprisings that have shaken former Soviet republics.

“We will not allow the boat to be rocked,” Putin said.

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Holness Blasts Maroons, Rejects Idea Of Sovereignty

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness on Sunday lashed the current leadership of the Accompong Maroon community, asserting that there is no other sovereign authority on the island than the Government of Jamaica.

“Jamaica is a unitary sovereign state. There is no other sovereign authority in Jamaica other than the Government of Jamaica. I want that to be absolutely clear: None. And under my leadership, not one inch of Jamaica will come under any other sovereign authority,” the prime minister told journalists covering a virtual press conference via Zoom from the Office of the Prime Minister at Jamaica House.

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