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Pakistan,Iran discuss regional issues

TEHRAN -UNS/IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Muhammad Asif in a meeting discussed various regional issues. Refugees, drug trafficking, fighting extremist and terrorist groups and also conditions of Muslims in Myanmar were among topics discussed by both sides. …

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Hajj success paved way for peace talks with Saudi Arabia: Iran

TEHRAN-AFP/UNS – Iran thanked Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for its handling of the annual hajj pilgrimage, saying it opened the way for negotiations between the regional rivals. “We thank Saudi Arabia… for adopting a new approach in dealing with Iranian pilgrims,” said Ali Ghazi-Askar, the …

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Reducing Middle East tensions? Saudi-UAE moves hint at willingness to engage with Iran

By James M. Dorsey Recent moves by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates suggest that the two Gulf states may be looking for ways to reduce tensions with Iran that permeate multiple conflicts wracking the Middle East and North Africa. The moves, including a …

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Over four killed,8 injured as soldier open fire on military base in Tehran

Tehran -UNS : At least four soldiers were killed and eight injured when one of their colleagues opened fire on a military air base in southern Tehran on Sunday, the Iranian military said in a statement. The incident was “probably related to psychological problems of …

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US moves against Iran raise spectre of wider regional conflict

By James M. Dorsey US President Donald J. Trump. in a step that could embolden Saudi Arabia to move ahead with plans to destabilize Iran, has instructed White House aides to give him the arguments for withholding certification in October that Iran has complied with …

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Kuwait expels Iranian diplomats over ‘terror’ cell

Kuwait on Thursday expelled Iranian diplomats and closed some embassy missions after the emirate’s top court convicted a “terror” cell of links to the Islamic republic, the foreign ministry said. Sunni-ruled Kuwait, which has a sizeable Shiite minority, is trying to mediate an end to …

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Iran president’s brother arrested on financial crime charges

TEHRAN -UNS: The younger brother of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Hossein Fereydoun, has been arrested on financial crime charges, the judiciary said on Sunday. “Multiple investigations have been conducted regarding this person, also other people have been investigated, some of whom are in jail,” deputy …

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Iran’s supreme leader urges formation of policy on Kashmir

TEHRAN-UNS- Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, has urged Iranian judiciary to pursue issues like occupied Kashmir legally and adopt official position on such international issues. In a meeting with Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani and other government officials, the Iranian Supreme Leader …

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Pakistan shoots down Iranian drone near border area

Pakistan on Monday (June 19) shot down an Iranian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in Panjgur sector on the Pak-Iran border. According to Foreign Office statement, the drone was hit by Pakistan Air Force as it was unidentified and was flying at around 3 to 4 …

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12 killed in attacks on Iran parliament, Khomeini’s shrine

Tehran -UNS: Over 12 people were killed in twin attacks on Iran’s parliament and the grounds of revolutionary leader Ruhollah Khomeini’s mausoleum on Wednesday, state media reported, along with a female suicide bomber. A security guard was killed when gunmen burst into Tehran’s parliament complex. …

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