Saudi Arabia advocates "firmness" against Iran ahead of Arab and Muslim summits

Saudi Arabia advocates “firmness” against Iran ahead of Arab and Muslim summits

The holy city of Mecca is preparing to host Arab and Muslim leaders for three summits, as Saudi Arabia seeks to close ranks against its great rival, Iran, after recent attacks on oil targets in the country. Gulf. Flags and giant welcome panels adorn the streets of this religious city in the western Saudi kingdom […]

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Ryad convened a Gulf states summit after attacks

Ryad convenes a Gulf states summit after attacks

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has invited Gulf state leaders to an emergency summit to discuss the consequences of drone attacks this week against two Saudi oil wells. The meeting is scheduled for May 30 in Jeddah, said the Saudi Foreign Ministry. Tuesday’s explosive drone attacks followed “sabotage” operations that targeted four ships off the United […]

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Tensions in the Gulf: Iran strives to calm the situation

Tensions in the Gulf: Iran strives to calm the situation

Faced with a rapid escalation of tension with the United States in the Gulf, Iran strives to calm the game while maintaining a hard line vis-à-vis Washington, delicate exercise that the Islamic Republic is however broken . “This face-to-face is not military because there will be no war, neither we nor the United States seek […]

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Iran accuses US of "unacceptable" escalation of tensions

Iran accuses US of “unacceptable” escalation of tensions

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday accused the United States of provoking an “unacceptable” “escalation of tension” against Tehran. “We are acting with the maximum restraint,” Zarif added, referring to his country’s reaction to Donald Trump’s one-year-old decision to pull the US out of the supposed 2015 deal. to prevent Iran from making […]

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Iraq: withdrawal of American diplomats due to an "imminent threat" in relation with Iran

Iraq: withdrawal of American diplomats due to an “imminent threat” in relation with Iran

As pressure between Washington and Tehran continues to mount, the United States has decided to remove some of its diplomats from Iraq. A decision motivated by “imminent threat” in “direct link with Iran”, according to senior US officials. Iraq appears as the collateral victim of the escalation between the Americans and Iran. In recent days, […]

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Iran: european union rejects US tension strategy

Iran: european union rejects US tension strategy

The Europeans expressed concern on Monday over renewed tensions between Washington and Tehran and signaled US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo their concern over the risk of an “accidental” conflict in the Gulf. On his way to Russia, the head of the US diplomacy has been invited to a meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in […]

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Iran meeting between Trump advisers and Pentagon officials

Iran meeting between Trump advisers and Pentagon officials

The Pentagon presented Donald Trump’s National Security Advisers with a plan to deploy 120,000 troops to the Middle East if Iran attacked the US military or accelerate the development of its nuclear weapons program, reported Monday the New York Times. According to the newspaper, citing unidentified sources of US administration, Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick […]

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