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Why Iran wants ‘de-escalation’ zones in Syria

Al-monitor – The latest round of Syria peace talks in Astana concluded May 4 with Russia, Iran and Turkey — the three guarantors of the cease-fire — agreeing on a plan to establish “de-escalation zones” in Syria. The initiative, which was first put forward by Moscow with the declared aim of securing the fragile truce and making it easier to concentrate on …

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Iranian media ties Manchester bombing to Trump’s Saudi visit

Al-monitor – In the hours after the May 22 terrorist bombing in Manchester that claimed at least 22 lives, Iranian media sought to cover developments second by second and published analyses about it. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi On May 23, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghassemi said, “We believe that the roots and the ideological origin of the terrorist incidents in Iran’s Mirjaveh and the …

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Iran discovers new gas field in Persian Gulf

PayvandNews – Iran says it has discovered a new gas field close to the giant South Pars natural gas field which it jointly shares with Qatar. Local media have quoted an unnamed official at the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) as saying that the field – named Sepand – holds 1.5 trillion cubic feet of sweet gas of which about …

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Qatar Says Hackers Put Fake Story About U.S., Iran On Official Website

RFL/RE – Qatar says hackers broke into the website of its state-run news agency and published a fake story quoting the country’s ruling emir. The fake article appeared on the website of the Qatar News Agency early on May 24 and claimed that the small Persian Gulf nation had withdrawn its ambassadors from Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the …

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Five Killed, Hundreds Arrested In Bahrain At Shi’ite Protest; Iran Blames Trump

RFL/RE – At least five people were killed and hundreds arrested in Bahrain on May 23 after police stormed a sit-in by protesters supporting the Sunni-ruled kingdom’s top Shi’ite cleric, Bahrain’s Interior Ministry said. Police said they arrested nearly 300 people at the protest in Diraz, near the capital, Manama, as they demonstrated outside the home of cleric Isa Qassim, …

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