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U.S. claims of growing Iranian threat met with global skepticism

International worries that the Trump administration is sliding toward war with Iran flared into the open Tuesday amid skepticism about its claims that the Islamic Republic poses a growing threat to the U.S. and its allies in the Persian Gulf and beyond.

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Blacklisting IRGC increases the risk of an Iranian response in the Persian Gulf

Days after the US administration announced its controversial decision on blacklisting the IRGC, Iranian officials continue to warn Washington of the consequences of its move. In its latest warning of this kind, Tehran has warned the US of any hostile act in the Persian Gulf.

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Tehran hits back at Saudi Arabia, Bahrain for supporting the US decision on IRGC

Despite the widespread negative reactions of the international community to the recent American decision to blacklist the IRGC, some of the Arab states of the Persian Gulf have supported the move.

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Uzbekistan joins China-Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway corridor

Uzbekistan has joined the China-Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway corridor, part of the North-South international transport corridor and the first logistics solution for speedy cargo delivery from the East China coast to the markets of the Persian Gulf, significantly shortening the distance and the transport time.

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Iran to conduct war games, continue missile development, in face of the continuous US pressures

Amid the United States’ changing role in West Asia, represented in its latest moves to withdraw forces from Syria and Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic appears determined to continue relying on its homegrown capabilities to face potential threats. While planning to conduct a massive war game in the Persian Gulf, Tehran says it will continue developing missile and other defense capabilities.

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Iran, Qatar criticize the positions made at the latest GCC summit

Despite Riyadh’s desire to turn the latest GCC summit into a show of unity among the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, disputes with Qatar seem to still overshadow the organization’s framework. Meanwhile, accusations made by the Arab bloc against Iran, has sparked a reaction from the Islamic Republic.

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Azerbaijan intends to expand geography of exports to Persian Gulf (Exclusive)

Azerbaijan plans to send two export missions to the UAE by the end of 2018 in order to expand the geography of exports of its products to the Persian Gulf markets, the Trade Representative of Azerbaijan in Dubai Elnur Aliyev told Trend.

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Qatar to upgrade air base used by U.S. to fight terrorism

Qatar will spend $1.8 billion upgrading the major air base used by the United States for its ongoing military and counterterrorism operations in the Middle East and Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf kingdom said Monday.

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UK pledges to support Persian Gulf countries on a path of reform

The reforms in some of the Persian Gulf countries have been praised by the UK prime minister in a high-profile speech in London.

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BDS Gulf organises conference to protest normalisation with Israel in Kuwait

Activists with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement in the Persian Gulf are organizing a conference to combat normalizing relations between Israel and the Persian Gulf in Kuwait.

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Bin Salman – Tamim phone conversation just refreshed the Persian Gulf diplomatic crisis

A narrow window of hope to end the Persian Gulf diplomatic crisis, opened by a phone call between high-ranking Saudi and Qatari officials, was closed very soon today, after the Saudis accused Doha of distorting the facts.

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Navy fires warning shots at Iranian ship in ‘unsafe’ Gulf encounter

A Navy patrol boat fired warning shots near an Iranian naval ship that was conducting “an unsafe and unprofessional interaction” with a U.S. ship in international waters of the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, the Navy said.

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Iran seizes Saudi vessel in Persian Gulf, arrests crew

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has captured a Saudi vessel in Tehran’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf, an official said on Saturday, Press TV reported.

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No solution in sight for the Persian Gulf crisis as Qatar rejects Saudi demands

As Saudi Arabia and its GCC allies continue to pose pressure on Qatar, pressing ahead with their tough demands of the Persian Gulf kingdom, Doha has made it clear that it has no intention to come up with the Saudi demands.

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Saudi Coast Guard Opens Fire on Iranian Fishing Boats

Iranian Interior Ministry’s Director of Border Affairs Majd Aqa-Babaei said that the Saudi coast guard opened fire on Iranian fishing boats in the Persian Gulf, killing a fisherman.

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Will Kuwait be successful in mediating between Qatar and Saudi Arabia?

As the unprecedented spat between Qatar and some other Arab States of the Persian Gulf has entered a new phase, attempts to mediate between the sides have raised from some regional countries. In this vein, Kuwait is trying to calm the situation down by encouraging its other Arab neighbors to have dialogue.

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