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S. Arabia promoting terror in Iran’s borders: Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that Iran has obtained intelligence showing that Saudi Arabia is actively involved in activities promoting terrorism in Iran’s eastern and western border areas.  “We have intelligence that Saudi Arabia is actively engaged in promoting terrorist groups,” Press TV quoted Zarif as telling …

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Iran sends warships to Oman amid Gulf dispute

Flotilla will head to Oman before starting mission in international waters near Yemen, the country’s navy says. Iran is sending two warships to Oman before they start their mission in international waters near the coast of Yemen, the country’s navy has said. The Tasnim news agency reported that the two …

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Will Iran Descend Into Chaos?

LONDON — Almost since the beginning of this millennium, Iran has been an island of calm amid instability and violence. Afghanistan, its neighbor to the east, descended into chaos following the American-led invasion of 2001; Iraq, across its western border, suffered the same fate after 2003. Eight years later, in …

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Iran flies food to Qatar after isolation by Gulf neighbours

The gas-rich peninsula has seen its land border with Saudi Arabia closed amid claims that it supports terrorist groups By Bethan Staton, News Reporter Iran has started sending fruit and vegetables to Qatar after Gulf nations cut trade links with the emirate. Iran’s national carrier has already delivered 90 tons …

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FO rubbishes reports of Pakistani troop deployment in Qatar

The Foreign Office (FO) on Sunday rubbished foreign media reports that Pakistan plans to send 20,000 troops to Qatar in the wake of a deepening diplomatic rift in the Middle East, according to Radio Pakistan. TRT Urdu, a part of the state-owned Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT), earlier reported …

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Iran lashes out at US, S. Arabia as it mourns its dead

AFP TEHRAN: Iran hit out at the United States and Saudi Arabia as tens of thousands attended the funeral on Friday for those slain in the first attacks in Iran claimed by the militant Islamic State (IS) group. The intelligence ministry, meanwhile, said on Friday that 41 people suspected of …

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Defiant Qatar rejects interference as crisis grows

AFP DOHA: Qatar’s foreign minister rejected attempts to interfere in the country’s foreign policy on Thursday, defying calls from the emirate’s Gulf neighbours despite an escalating crisis. In an interview with AFP, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said calls for a change in Qatari policy from Saudi Arabia and its …

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Iranian Minister condemns Tehran terror attacks, implicitly points finger at Riyadh

TEHRAN – Condemning twin terrorist attacks in Tehran on Wednesday, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif implicitly pointed the finger of suspicion at Saudi Arabia. “Terror-sponsoring despots threaten to bring the fight to our homeland. Proxies attack what their masters despise most: the seat of democracy,” Zarif tweeted. The tweet appeared …

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The Saudi prince, a sheikh and the isolation of a Gulf renegade

THE choreographed statements by Saudi Arabia and three allies to quarantine Qatar at just after 6am on June 5 were not signed, but there was no mistake about who was behind them. The move to halt air and sea transport and shut the tiny Gulf nation’s only land border carried …

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Pentagon report singles out Pakistan as home of future Chinese military base

Reuters A Pentagon report released on Tuesday singled out Pakistan as a possible location for a future Chinese military base, as it forecast that Beijing would likely build more bases overseas after establishing a facility in the African nation of Djibouti. The prediction came in a 97-page annual report to …

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