برچسب مطالب ‘middle’

U.S. designates Iran’s IRGC as foreign terrorist organization, Iran retaliates

The United States on Monday designated Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a “foreign terrorist organization” (FTO), an unprecedented move that will further heighten U.S.-Iran tensions, and complicate the Middle East situation.

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Trump Envoy to Middle East Lashes Out at Palestinian Authority

One of President Trump’s lead Middle East peace negotiators lashed out at the Palestinian Authority on Friday, accusing it of institutionalizing support for terrorism amid a dispute over Israeli tax transfers that make up a significant portion of Palestinian revenues.

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Russia and Iran discuss prospects of solving crisis in Syria

Russian President’s Special envoy to the Middle East, Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Bogdanov discussed with Iran’s Ambassador to Moscow Mehdi Sanaei prospects of solving the crisis in Syria.

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Iran eyes enhancing ties with Iraq, Kuwait

Despite various claims made by the Western countries and their regional allies about Iran’s “destabilizing behavior” in the Middle East, the Islamic Republic has persistently said it pursues friendly relations with all countries in the region.

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Corruption ‘Key Threat’ To Middle East Economies, IMF Chief Warns

Corruption, poor governance and a lack of transparency are the key challenges facing Middle East economies, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has warned in a hard-hitting analysis of the region’s economic prospects.

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U.S. supports ‘dictators, butchers and extremists’ in Middle East – Zarif

The United States supports “dictators, butchers and extremists” in the Middle East, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a Twitter post Wednesday in a response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech.

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US Appoints Man Behind Destruction Of Iraq To Bring Regime Change To Venezuela – OpEd

Washington seems so dead-set on regime change in Venezuela, the State Department has just appointed a former diplomat with a sordid track record in Latin America and Middle East to spearhead “restoring democracy” in Caracas.

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Showa Shell resumes Iran oil imports after US sanctions waiver

Major Japanese crude oil wholesaler Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. has resumed imports of Iranian oil after Tokyo was granted a temporary waiver from reinstated U.S

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What safe zone? Turkey’s margin to manoeuvre in Syria shrinks

Analysing events in the Middle East is like palm reading through opal glass — nothing is as it seems and not much is clear. Today’s political winner is tomorrow’s big loser

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A Blockade and a Murder: U.S. Faces Enduring Problems With Saudis

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking with unusual candor, said Sunday that the United States had tried but failed to end a Saudi Arabia-led blockade of Qatar, a crucial military partner in the Middle East.

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Pentagon Officials Fear Bolton’s Actions Increase Risk of Clash With Iran

Senior Pentagon officials are voicing deepening fears that President Trump’s hawkish national security adviser, John R. Bolton, could precipitate a conflict with Iran at a time when Mr. Trump is losing leverage in the Middle East by pulling out American troops.

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US To Maintain Military Presence In Syria After Withdrawal – OpEd

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered contradictory messages in a speech in Cairo on Thursday, January 18. On the one hand, he said Washington will withdraw American troops from Syria in line with Donald Trump’s momentous announcement on December 19, and on the other, he emphasized the US will continue fighting the Islamic State and will also contain the influence of Iran in the Middle East region.

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Iran’s Zarif calls Iran-focused summit in Poland a ‘desperate circus’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticized Poland on Friday for jointly hosting a global summit with the United States focused on the Middle East, particularly Iran, calling it a “desperate anti-Iran circus”.

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Iran to react to American and Israeli threats – Iranian Defense Minister

As the United States and Israel continue to threaten Iran’s security regionally and internationally, the Islamic Republic warns that it would react to any move against its interests. Tehran also stressed that the era of American dominance over regional developments in the Middle East is over.

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Syria pullout a sign of Washington’s weakness – Iranian military officials

A week after US President Donald Trump’s surprise decision to pull American troops out of Syria, high-ranking Iranian officials clarify their position toward the move, emphasizing that Washington is now in a weak position in the region. Iran also believes that the US is not seeking to eradicate the threat of terrorism in the Middle East.

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Iran reaffirms support for the Palestinian cause, amid a new rush by Arab states to normalize ties with Israel

While a number of conservative Arab states of the Middle East has been recently trying to normalize relations with the Israeli regime, Iran is determined in its policy of supporting the Palestinian cause and supporting the Axis of Resistance. This position was recently reiterated once again during the visit of a high-ranking Palestinian delegation to Iran.

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