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Iran: Cut more nuke commitments if interests not secured

TEHRAN: Iran said Thursday it would further reduce its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, unless its interests are secured by the signatories, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting local media. Iran is determined to take further steps to suspend its

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Saudi crown prince: Iran needs to be deterred but not by war 

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia’s crown prince warned in an interview broadcast yesterday that oil prices could spike to “unimaginably high numbers” if the world does not come together to deter Iran, but said he would prefer a political solution to a

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Pompeo: We don’t want war with Iran, just don’t test our patience

The United States aims to avoid war with Iran and the additional troops ordered to be deployed in the Gulf region are for “deterrence and defence,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said yesterday. Speaking to Fox News, Pompeo added

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Iran claims it will destroy any aggressor

DUBAI: Iran will pursue any aggressor, even it carries out a limited attack, and seek to destroy it, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday, after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh and US officials blamed

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US sends troops to bolster Saudi defences after attack

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump yesterday approved sending American troops to bolster Saudi Arabia’s air and missile defences after the largest-ever attack on the kingdom’s oil facilities, which Washington has squarely blamed on Iran. The Pentagon said the deployment would

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Saudi-led coalition strikes north of Hodeidah in Yemen

DUBAI: The Saudi-led coalition today launched a military operation north of Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah against what it described as “legitimate military targets”, an incident that could aggravate regional tensions after a weekend attack on Saudi oil installations. The

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Saudi Aramco attacks: What we know so far

WASHINGTON: An attack on Saudi Arabia that triggered the biggest jump in oil prices in almost 30 years was carried out with Iranian weapons, a Saudi-led coalition said yesterday, as President Donald Trump said the US was “locked and loaded”

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Iran tanker heads to Greece, US warns against helping vessel

DUBAI: An Iranian tanker at the centre of an angry confrontation between Iran and Washington sailed for Greece yesterday after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar, as Washington called the release unfortunate and warned Greece and Mediterranean ports against

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US to renew sanctions waivers for five Iran nuclear programmes

WASHINGTON: The US is set to announce this week it will renew sanctions waivers for five Iran nuclear programmes that allow Russia, China and European countries to continue civilian nuclear cooperation with Iran, the Washington Post reported yesterday. President Donald

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US slaps sanctions on Chinese oil buyer over Iran deal

WASHINGTON: The US has sanctioned Chinese state-run energy company Zhuhai Zhenrong Co Ltd for allegedly violating restrictions imposed on Iran’s oil sector, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a speech yesterday.  “We’ve said that we will sanction any

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