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Visiting Israel, Bahraini minister slams Iran nuclear deal: ‘It fueled violence’

Bahrain’s Undersecretary for International Relations Abdullah bin Ahmad al Khalifa says during a visit to Israel that Bahrain hoped that the 2015 Iran nuclear deal would change Tehran’s behavior in the region, but instead it has brought about “more crises and violence.” “Was there any good result that we have …

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G7 condemns Mercer Street attack, says evidence points to Iran

The G7 foreign ministers said there was no justification for the drone attack, which came days before the suspected Iranian hijacking of a ship in the Gulf of Oman. The Group of Seven (G7) largest advanced economies condemned on Friday what they concluded was an Iranian attack on an Israeli-linked …

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Pentagon reveals evidence of Iran’s role in Gulf tanker attack

Last week’s drone strike on the Israeli-managed oil products tanker Mercer Street required “calculated and deliberate retargeting,” CENTCOM said. The US military on Friday revealed new details of its investigation into what it called a “deliberate attack” by Iran on an Israeli-linked tanker ship that left two people dead in …

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Iran deal instigated violence, says senior Bahraini official in Jerusalem

“The JCPOA [nuclear deal] has caused more instigation and extremism in many different regions across the Middle East.” The 2015 nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran led to greater violence and extremism in the Middle East, Bahrain Undersecretary for International Relations at the Foreign Ministry Dr. Shaikh Abdulla bin …

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‘Blocking Iran is the highest priority’ – ex-NSC chief Ben Shabbat

Ex-NSC chief Meir Ben Shabbat was a top adviser to Netanyahu. Nevertheless, he received bipartisan support at a Knesset panel. The central threat to Israel and most important for its security must remain Iran, outgoing National Security Council adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat said Monday. “Blocking Iran is the highest priority,” he …

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Iran concerned about UK in Gulf, Taliban offensive

Iran: “The fact that Britain has sided with the rebellious and notorious Zionist regime shows the position of this country.” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh, president of the Center for Public Diplomacy, on Monday slammed the UK for its role in investigating the murder of a British citizen on …

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Iran’s new president hosts terror leaders as he comes into office

Reports on Saturday evening indicated that IRGC head Hossein Salami had also met the Hezbollah deputy and said that they should prepare for the “collapse” of Israel. Iran’s new president Ebrahim Raisi hosted a series of prominent terror leaders and pro-Iran proxy group leaders during his inauguration, showcasing how he …

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Iran believes it has Israel on the run

Iran is coordinating with Hezbollah, Hamas to target Israel after drone attack on tanker off Oman. Iran believes it has been able to outplay Israel in the last week following Tehran’s drone attack on the Mercer Street ship. When tensions rose with the US, UK and Israel after the attack, …

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Can A China-Russia-Pakistan-Turkey-Iran Arrangement Counter The Quad? – Analysis

On July 28, the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, who was on a two-day visit to India, emphasised that the Quad is not a military alliance, but an arrangement to spearhead regional cooperation and security while maintaining international rules and values. In a similar vein, the Indian External Affairs …

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Sensing a shift in power dynamic, Iran steps up shadow war with Israel

A seemingly emboldened Tehran may be upping its aggressive posture in the region in order to press its nuke talks position and test new leaders in Washington and Jerusalem As the Middle East sweats through an August heatwave, temperatures are rising rapidly in the long-running conflict between Israel and Iran. …

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