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Daily Archives: August 14, 2017

Time for military threats against independent states over: Iran

The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman says the time for using military threats and pressure against independent countries as a weapon has come to an end. “As global experience and contemporary political history have proved, the time for using military threats and pressure as a weapon against independent countries in order to ...

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Netanyahu backs partitioning Iraq for Kurdish state

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed interest in partitioning Iraq and establishing an independent Kurdish state in the Arab country during a meeting with a delegation of 33 US Republican congressmen. The Israeli premier expressed his “positive attitude” toward a Kurdish state in the northern areas of Iraq, saying the ...

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Ayatollah Shahroudi named new head of Expediency Council

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has appointed Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi as the new chairman of Iran’s arbitration body, the Expediency Council.   Ayatollah Shahroudi replaces Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani who passed away in January after a 27-year stint on the council, which mediates on legislative differences between the Parliament ...

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Mattis, Tillerson make US stance on North Korea more confusing

The heads of US State and Defense Departments, Rex Tillerson and James Mattis, say they are pushing for a “peaceful pressure campaign” on North Korea, breaking with President Donald Trump who has warned Pyongyang of “fire and fury” amid an ongoing standoff. “The US is willing to negotiate with Pyongyang,” ...

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Iraqi Shia cleric Sadr visits UAE after Saudi Arabia

Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has flown to the United Arab Emirates on a charter flight sent from Abu Dhabi, just two weeks after visiting Saudi Arabia in a string of controversial trips. The Sunday visit was the second by Sadr to the Emirates in as many months, Emirati paper The National reported. The ...

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‘US using MKO terrorists as anti-Iran leverage’

Pye Ian, an independent political and economic researcher, has advised Iranian officials to watch out for potential terrorist attacks in the wake of a recent meeting between several senior US senators and the head of anti-Iran terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) Maryam Rajavi. Since “Washington and its allies have nothing ...

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