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US secretary of state Mike Pompeo (File photo)WASHINGTON: The United States is hopeful the entire world will understand the need to extend a UN arms embargo on Iran and said Washington was willing to talk to Tehran when the time was right, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday. "I am hopeful that the whole world will accept the proposition that this arms embargo needs to be extended," Pompeo told reporters. "I think all but a couple of nations understand that this should not expire and there is going to be a discussion about how it is that we extend it."
TEHRAN: An Iranian parkour athlete has been arrested for committing "vulgar" acts, police said on Wednesday, after he posted photos online of himself kissing a woman on Tehran's rooftops. "This individual has been arrested by Tehran's cyber police," the capital's police chief Hossein Rahimi was quoted as saying by semi-official news agency ISNA. "We are against this individual and his companion's norm-breaking and vulgar behaviour and the police and the judiciary will certainly deal with them," he added, without naming the person who was arrested. The individual appeared to be Alireza Japalaghy, a Tehran-based parkour athlete with more than 133,000 followers on Instagram. Parkour is an extreme sport born in France in the 1990s that combines the efficiency of movement across the urban landscape