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Monthly Archives: September 2019

US questions Iran’s assent to non-proliferation pact amid inspections

Al-Arabia – The Donald Trump administration is questioning whether Iran is sticking to its nonproliferation commitments as UN-backed inspectors found traces of uranium in what Israel has called a “warehouse” for atomic weapons. In a declassified report provided to Congress in August, the State Department said that a cache of seized documents unveiled by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “could suggest efforts …

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Iran defends strikes on Saudi oil facility but denies role

Al-Arabia – Iran continues to stick to its official line of denying responsibility for the weekend attacks that targeted key Saudi oil refineries and temporarily sent global oil prices soaring. In his latest reaction, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underscored the plight of Yemenis — who have fallen “victim” to four and a half years of “the worst war crimes” — as enough justification …

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Iran Greco-Roman team come 4th at World Championships

PayvandNews – Iran Greco-Roman team finished in fourth place at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. Iran won three bronze medal in the competition. Saeid Abdvali bagged a bronze medal in the 82kg weight class in the first day.Alireza Nejati and Mohammad Ali Geraei also won two bronze medals in the 60kg and 77kg respectively.In the team standings, …

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Iran Warned The US Against An Attack Via Swiss Diplomatic Channel

Radiofarda – Tehran has warned the United States via Switzerland that if any attack takes place against Iran, “The response will not be limited to the source of the threat”. The official government IRNA news website said on Wednesday, the foreign ministry has sent a note to the U.S. via Swiss diplomatic channels saying it was not responsible for the …

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Rouhani, Zarif May Not Attend UN If US Visas Are Not Issued Soon

Radiofarda – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani may not take part in the UN General Assembly meeting in New York, as no visa has been issued to him and his entourage as of midday Wednesday September 18, Iranian official news agency IRNA reported. Rouhani was slated to deliver a speech at the UNGA meeting on Monday September 23 and Foreign Minister …

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Lindsey Graham And Trump Disagree Over Past Response To Iran

Radiofarda – Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has criticized President Donald Trump’s response to the shooting down of an American drone by Iran in June, when Trump reportedly called back a retaliatory military strike in the last minutes. Graham tweeted on September 17 that Trump’s “measured response” to the shooting down of the drone “was clearly seen by the Iranian regime …

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Saudi ambassador to UK: Attacks on oil facilities almost certainly Iran-backed

Al-Arabia – Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to UK said on Wednesday that Iran was “almost certainly” behind the attacks on Saudi oil facilities. “Almost certainly it’s Iranian-backed,” Prince Khalid bin Bander bin Sultan Al Saud told the BBC. “We’re trying not to react too quickly because the last thing we need is more conflict in the region.” “We’re investigating the issue. …

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Highly probable Saudi Aramco attacks came from Iran base near Iraq: Report

Al-Arabia – The is a “very high probability” that the attacks that targeted Saudi Aramco oil facilities on Saturday were launched from an Iranian base in Iran near the border with Iraq, Saudi Arabian and US investigators determined, CNN reported citing a source close to the investigation. The source added that the trajectory of the cruise missiles and drones behind the attack …

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Explainer: Was Iran Behind Attacks On Saudi Oil Installations?

RFL/RE – Suspected drone attacks on key oil installations in Saudi Arabia have rattled world energy markets, spiked regional tensions, and provoked threats of military action by the United States. The September 14 attacks have disrupted about half of Saudi Arabia’s oil production — or roughly 5 percent of global supplies — the biggest disruption to world crude supplies ever.The …

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