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Iran to Release British Tanker Stena Impero Soon: Official

Stena Impero

TEHRAN – Stena Impero, the British-flagged tanker arrested by Iran on July 19, will soon be released, an Iranian shipping official said Sunday, according to the semi-official Fars news agency. Stena Impero was arrested by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the Hormuz Strait waterway for alleged sea violations, two weeks …

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‘We Won’t Let Any War be Dragged Into Iran’: IRGC Head


TEHRAN – Chief Commander of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Major General Hossein Salami, said on Saturday, “we will never let any war be dragged into our territory and we will stand against any act of aggression,” Mehr News Agency reported Saturday. He warned that Iran will stand against any …

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Iranian FM Holds Phone Talk with Kuwaiti Counterpart


TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah held a phone conversation about regional affairs, Mehr News Agency reported Friday. The two sides discussed regional issues, in particular, strategies to bring peace to the region and avert further tensions. On Thursday, …

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Iranian Diplomat Warns of “Total War” If Hit By Saudi Attack


TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Minister warned Thursday that any attack on his country following a drone and missile strike against the Saudi oil industry would lead to a “total war”, which would aggravate tensions in the Persian Gulf, Associated Press reported Thursday. Mohammad Javad Zarif’s comments represent the most …

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KSA Joins US-Led Maritime Coalition After Attack on Oil Production


DUBAI – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) announced Wednesday that it has joined a US-led coalition to secure the Middle East’s waterways despite Iran’s threats after an attack on its crucial oil industry, Times of Israel reported Wednesday. The kingdom’s decision to participate in the construction of international maritime security …

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Rules Out Negotiations With US


TEHRAN – Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday ruled out negotiations with the US, as tensions mount between the arch-foes after Washington blamed Tehran for attacks on Saudi oil installations, Arab News reported Tuesday. “The policy of ‘maximum pressure’ against the Iranian nation is worthless and all Islamic …

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Iran, China to Enhance Military Relations: Top Iranian General


TEHRAN – Major General Mohammad Baqeri, the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, said that Iran and China will witness “profound development” in their military relations, Iran Front Page reported Friday. General Baqeri, who is in China on a three-day visit, told reporters that Tehran and Beijing will …

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