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Saudi security system overhauled on overnight royal decrees

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has issued a series of overnight decrees to overhaul the country’s security and intelligence apparatus, a move that could spark fresh concerns about the royal’s increased inclination to give more power to his son and the second to the throne Mohammed. Saudi Arabia’s ...

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Zarif: Trump knows scrapping nuclear deal not welcome globally

The administration of US President Donald Trump has “come to the realization” that abandoning the international nuclear deal with Iran would not be welcome globally, says Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. He made the comments during a sit-down with a small group of American journalists, including Robin Wright, a contributing writer ...

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A coup in the middle of the Arabian Desert?

Mohammed bin Salman, a prince who rose from obscurity when his father became Saudi Arabia’s king in 2015 and who ultimately ousted an elder to become crown prince, gained that status in a secretive push that had been “planned out” in advance, a report has revealed. Bin Salman, a brash 31-year-old son ...

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New US sanctions violate JCPOA spirit: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the new sanctions against Tehran by the US are damaging already frayed Tehran-Washington ties. Zarif made the remarks on Tuesday in an interview with CBS after the administration of US President Donald Trump said it was imposing new economic sanctions against Iran over ...

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Blockaders urge Qatar to accept ‘six core demands’

The Saudi-led bloc of countries, which have blockaded Qatar, have called on Doha to accept what they view as “principles” in their list of demands from Qatar, apparently backing down from a number of the terms on the 13-point list. Saudi Arabia’s United Nations Ambassador Abdallah al-Mouallimi said during a briefing ...

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