Tehran_ The Iranian Defense Minister, Amir Hatami, predicted the failure of the new US sanctions after denouncing Washington's aggressive plans, Radio Habana Cuba reports.

Istanbul_ The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, talked today to Turkish businessmen during the Turkey-Venezuela Business Forum held in this city with the aim of strengthening ties between both nations.

Brasilia_ Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has reached the 94 days in political prison in a Brazil that, according to the national president of the Workers'' Party (PT), Gleisi Hoffmann, is experiencing a real institutional chaos, Prensa Latina publishes.

United Nations_ The advances and challenges to reach the Sustainable Development Objectives (SDO) center today the political high-level forum summoned by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (Ecosoc), Prensa Latina reports.

Port-au-PrinceAt least three people were killed in this capital during protests against the increase in fuel prices, a measure approved by the Haitian government and enforced today, Prensa Latina reports.

Pyongyang_ The first high-level talks between the North Korean president, Kim Jong-un, and the president Donald John Trump continue today, to concrete the agreement reached on June 12 in Singapore, Prensa Latina reports.