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Saudi must begin dialogue process, Iran says

Iran is prepared for dialogue if Saudi Arabia is also ready, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday, according to the IRIB news agency. Tensions have spiked between Iran and Saudi Arabia, arch-rivals for predominance in the Middle East, since Riyadh accused the Islamic Republic of carrying out …

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Iran nuclear deal partners meet once again

Parties to Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal met in Vienna on Sunday for emergency talks called in response to an escalation in tensions between Iran and the West that included confrontations at sea and Tehran’s breaches of the accord. Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China and Iran have been trying to salvage …

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Omani FM in Iran to quell Gulf crisis

Oman’s minister responsible for foreign affairs held talks with Iran’s foreign minister on Saturday, Iranian state media reported, as tensions mount in the Gulf between Tehran and Washington. Oman maintains friendly ties with both the United States and Iran and has previously been a go-between for the two countries, which …

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Germany willing to participcate in British naval mission

Germany is ready to take part in a British plan for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, media group RND reported, citing participants in a meeting of parliament’s foreign relations committee. RND said Foreign Minister Heiko Maas had told the special meeting of …

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US trying to drum up military support against Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is focused on building international consensus following attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East that the United States has blamed here on Iran, acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Friday. Shanahan told Pentagon reporters that he, White House national security adviser John …

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Trump now willing to talk to Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was ready to launch talks with Iran whenever it was ready, even as he blamed Tehran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. “We want to get them back to the table,” Trump told Fox News in an …

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Russia defends Iran over tanker attack charge

Russia on Thursday warned against rushing to attribute blame for a suspected attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, and said the incident should not be used to stoke tensions with Tehran, Russia’s RIA news agency reported. Two oil tankers were attacked, leaving one ablaze and both adrift, …

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Iran lambasts Arab League accusations

Iran on Friday rejected what it called “baseless” accusations made at an Arab summit, saying Saudi had joined the United States and Israel in a “hopeless” effort to mobilize regional opinion against Tehran, state media reported. Saudi Arabia’s king told an emergency Arab summit that decisive action was needed to …

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