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US envoy on Iran says Tehran ‘without question’ behind Gulf of Oman attacks

Al-Arabia – The US special envoy for Iran told a congressional hearing that Tehran was “without question” behind last week’s attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman. “Those who have seen the intelligence all come away without any question Iran is behind these attacks,” Brian Hook told the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. The United States sought on …

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US Point Person on Iran Says Trump Wants to Negotiate

VOA – The U.S. special envoy says President Donald Trump’s Iran policy is ultimately aimed at bringing Tehran to the negotiating table. Brian Hook briefed lawmakers at a House panel Wednesday amid concerns from some in Congress that the situation in the Middle East could escalate into military conflict. Hook said, “no one should be uncertain about our desire for peace …

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Iran Has No Good Options In Responding To American Pressures – With the failure of the latest mediation efforts between Iran and the United States by the prime minister of Japan, followed by attacks on two tankers in the Gulf  of Oman, Iran has decided to speed up the process of reducing its commitments under the nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA). First, Iran practiced …

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Q&A: A Look At The Standoff Between The U.S. And Iran

Radiofarda – Hostilities are heating up between the United States and Iran and while President Donald Trump says he’s not looking to go to war, it’s unclear how the standoff can be resolved. Here’s a look at what’s behind the mounting tension and what’s at stake for both sides, as well as U.S. allies in Europe and elsewhere: __ IS …

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Top Iran Officials Claim US Spies Uncovered, Some Executed

Radiofarda – Iran’s Counter-Intelligence Chief says Tehran has executed a number of online spies linked to the United states, without providing much detail. The official who has not been identified in Iranian news agency reports said on Tuesday that Iran has “successfully” clamped down on “cyber-spies” he claimed were linked to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), ISNA reported. On …

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