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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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Saudi Arabia Pays Compensation to Iran for Deaths in Hajj

The Saudi Arabian government paid a compensation to relatives of the Iranians killed in 2015 during the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, reported on Tuesday authorities of the Persian nation.

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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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Deputy FM says Iran can sidestep US sanctions

Iran’s deputy foreign minister for political affairs has expressed confidence that the Persian nation can find a way around the US’ sanctions regime and thereby prevent the nuclear deal from collapsing.

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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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Is Saudi Arabia able to play the role Trump wants it to play in the oil market?

While going ahead with its plan to totally stop Iran’s oil exports by November, the United States counts heavily on its allies in the Persian Gulf, especially Saudi Arabia to fill the gap in the energy market. However, Riyadh’s real potential to undertake such a task is highly questionable.

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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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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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Tillerson Signs Pact With Qatar to Curb Terrorism Financing

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was scheduled to fly to Jeddah Wednesday from Kuwait City where, despite temperatures above 50 degrees Celsius, he scored a first tentative victory for cool diplomacy in his push to resolve the month-long blockade of Qatar by its Persian Gulf neighbors.

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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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As Saudi-Qatari gap widens, Iran calls for dialogue and restraint

In a move surprising to many observers around the world, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt have cut diplomatic ties and all land sea and air contacts with Qatar. Meanwhile, Iran has asked the Persian Gulf states to use dialogue to resolve their differences.

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