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Following US-Saudi accusations, Iranian officials warn against any act of aggression

Following the recent attack against the Saudi oil facilities by the Yemeni Ansarullah Movement, the United States and its allies have been threatening to show a response to Iran. Iranian officials warn that any act of aggression would trigger a very tough response from the Iranian side.

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UN nuclear watchdog starts general conference amid mounting Iran tension

The International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) 63rd General Conference opened here on Monday amid heightened tensions over the Iran nuclear deal.

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John Bolton resigned after President Trump suggested going easy on Iran, report says

John Bolton resigned as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser over disagreement about relieving sanctions on Iran.

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Iranian officials react to John Bolton’s ouster

In a surprise move, American President Donald Trump announced yesterday that he had ousted National Security Advisor John Bolton, a hardline politician with known aggressive intentions against Iran.

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IAEA officially confirms the start of new nuclear activities by Iran

The announcement of the third step of Iran’s revision in its nuclear commitments coincided with an official visit of the IAEA’ acting director general to Tehran. Now the UN nuclear agency has issued a report, confirming the installation of advanced centrifuges by Iran.

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Pakistan, Iran to sign extension in IP gas line agreement next week

Islamabad and Tehran have extended the Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas line GSPA (gas sales purchase agreement) for next five years till August 26, 2024 through a mutually agreed amendment.

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Iranian officials issue warning over American planes in the Persian Gulf

Claiming to act for preserving maritime security in the Persian Gulf, the United States is trying to form an international coalition to increase pressures on Iran. Iranian officials, both political and military, warn that the American move would only make the strategic maritime passage insecure.

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“Tanker crisis” continues to overshadow Tehran-London relations

Despite various direct and indirect diplomatic messaging, the recent “tanker crisis” continues to overshadow Iran-UK relations. While a new interview has shed more light on the seizure of an Iranian tanker in the strait of Gibraltar, Iranian ambassador to London rejects the idea of tanker-for-tanker exchanges.

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Spain Isn’t Happy With The Iran Tanker Seizure By The UK

Spain has a problem with Great Britain’s decision to seize the Iran oil tanker off Gibraltar earlier this month. Although the situation is all very “he said, she said,” it does paint a rather interesting diplomatic picture on what may have led up to the July 4th raid. EL PAÍS in Spain reports the kerfuffle is all about a territorial dispute but there may be more lurking in the shadows (emphasis mine).

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With tanker crisis ongoing, Iran warns the UK of the destructive role of hardliners

As tensions between Iran and the UK over the seizure of a British tanker by the IRGC continues to impact their bilateral relations, Iranian officials warn of the American hard-liners’ plan to drag London into a “quagmire” by provoking a confrontation with Iran. Tehran also warns British officials to contain the role of its own domestic hardliners.

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China urges U.S. to stop maximum pressure on Iran for nuclear deal implementation

China called on the United States to stop its wrongdoing of putting maximum pressure on Iran and work for settling the Iran nuclear issue through political and diplomatic means, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Tuesday.

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Iran’s nuclear deal breach not significant, EU chief says

The European Union’s foreign policy chief has said that none of the signatory parties to the Iran nuclear deal believe that the country’s breach of the agreement are “significant.”

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Hunt heads to Europe for crisis talks over Iran nuclear deal

British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt is heading to Brussels today to seek support from France and Germany over Iran.

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EU backs Iraq’s proposal to hold US-Iran conference

The European Union (EU) said on Saturday it was supporting Iraq’s recent proposal to hold a regional conference in the context of rising tensions between the United States (US) and Iran.

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US did not request S. Korea troop deployment to Strait of Hormuz: official

A top South Korean presidential official said Friday that he did not receive any request from the United States to send troops to protect strategically vital waters off Iran.

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Israel preparing for possible military clash between US and Iran

Israel is bracing for a possible military confrontation in the Middle East amid tension between the U.S. and Iran.

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