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Beware Iran’s ME creep

I DO not wish to sound alarmist but after piecing the puzzle together I cannot escape the conclusion that Tehran’s mid-to-long term strategy is not only aimed at dominating the region but also targets Makkah and Madinah. The Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has been working towards that goal for many years. …

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Push for action on Iran – Trump, Tillerson disagree

UNITED NATIONS, United States, Aug 2, (Agencies): The United States, backed by France, Britain and Germany on Wednesday pushed for action at the UN Security Council following Iran’s launch of a satellite rocket, described by Washington as a threatening and provocative step. US Ambassador Nikki Haley argued in a letter …

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Guard said to use northern Gulf waters near Kuwait – Iran exploits new routes to arm Yemen rebels

LONDON, Aug 1, (RTRS): Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have started using a new route across the Gulf to funnel covert arms shipments to their Houthi allies in Yemen’s civil war, sources familiar with the matter have told Reuters. In March, regional and Western sources told Reuters that Iran was shipping weapons …

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Iranian pilgrims return to Hajj in S. Arabia – After last years boycott

BEIRUT, July 31, (RTRS): Nearly 90,000 Iranians are expected to attend the Hajj in Makkah this year, and were due to start arriving on Sunday, after Tehran boycotted the pilgrimage last year amid tensions with Saudi Arabia. Around 800 pilgrims were left Iran on three flights to nearby Madinah on …

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No Iran servers, claims Telegram

TEHRAN, Iran, July 30, (AP): Iran’s communications and information technology minister was quoted Sunday as saying the widely used Telegram messenger service has transferred some of its servers into the country, but the encrypted application’s founder swiftly denied the claim. The report from Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency quoted Mahmoud …

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U.S. SANCTIONS IRAN SAT-ROCKET LAUNCH – ‘Tehran rules out halt to tests’

TEHRAN, July 29, (Agencies): A defiant Iran vowed on Saturday to press ahead with its missile programme and condemned new US sanctions, as tensions rise after the West hardened its tone against the Islamic republic. In the latest incident on the ground, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said the US Navy had …

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IRAN SAT-LAUNCH ROCKET ‘SUCCESSFUL’ – Inspection push to test N-deal

WASHINGTON, July 27, (Agencies): The Trump administration is pushing for inspections of suspicious Iranian military sites in a bid to test the strength of the nuclear deal that President Donald Trump desperately wants to cancel, senior US officials said. The inspections are one element of what is designed to be …

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Iran says envoy to remain in Kuwait despite row – ‘Talks continue’

DUBAI, July 24, (Agencies): Iran on Monday denied reports that Kuwait had expelled its ambassador, saying it would maintain a dialogue with the Gulf Arab state after a diplomatic row over Tehran’s alleged links to a “spy and terror” cell. Iranian and Kuwaiti media reported on Thursday that Kuwait had …

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TRUMP KEEPS IRAN DEAL BUT SANCTIONS ON BALLISTICS – MPs mandate millions more for missiles, foreign Guard ‘Quds’

TEHRAN, July 18, (Agencies): Iran’s parliament voted Tuesday to urgently work towards increasing funds for the country’s missile programme and Revolutionary Guards in response to Washington’s “adventurism” in the region, media reported. An overwhelming majority of Iranian lawmakers passed a motion to prioritise legislation “to confront terrorist and adventurist actions …

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Iran, China hold naval drill in Gulf

BEIRUT, June 18, (Agencies): Iran and China began a joint naval exercise in the Gulf on Sunday, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported. The military drill comes at a time of heightened tension between the Iranian and US military in the Gulf and is likely to be a cause …

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