President Hassan Rouhani says Tehran will continue to reduce its nuclear commitments until European parties to the pact save it by protecting Iran's economy from US penalties.
Senator Lindsey Graham has reversed his position on the Turkish operation against the US-backed YPG terror group, after initially maintaining that arming them was a "dumb idea" in the first place.
Yasar Guler and Joseph Dunford held the bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the NATO Military Committee Conference in Slovenia's Ljubljana.
Remarks by Defense Department spokesman are in contrast to comments made earlier in the day by Senator Jim Inhofe who said a decision was made to stop training the Turkish pilots.
General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, refutes report by the The Wall Street Journal saying, "There has been no change to the plan" of drawing "down US forces to a residual presence."
If confirmed by the Senate, Gen. Mark Milley would succeed Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Zalmay Khalilzad, chosen by US President Donald Trump's administration to hold direct talks with the Taliban, met the leaders of the militant group in Qatar last month to find ways to end the 17-year war in Afghanistan.
The new US administration has told Turkey it will coordinate more closely with its NATO ally in the fight against Daesh and terror in northern Syria. Friday's meeting in Ankara is part of that process.
Syrian Arab fighters refuse to take part in the battle to drive out Daesh from its defacto capital in Syria after YPG went back on its promise to let them take the lead.
US chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım discussed the Turkey-US partnership and the extradition of Fethullah Gülen in a meeting on Monday.
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