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Is 'tanker war' with Iran over?

The British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero seized by Iran in July has started to move out of the port of Bandar Abbas where it has been held, the Swedish owner of the tanker Erik Hanell said. “The ship …

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Iran releases UK-flagged oil tanker

Iran’s authorities have freed the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero, which was detained by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps in the Strait of Hormuz, Sky News Arabia reported. The Iranian government's spokesman …

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Iranian Foreign Ministry responds to Saudi accusations

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi responded to Rhyad’s official accusations in organizing an attack on Saudi oil infrastructure. “Instead of baseless accusations against others, the Saudi government should put …

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Iranian President's cellphone was tapped

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's mobile phone was tapped, the head of a military unit charged with combatting sabotage, Gen. Gholam Reza Jalali said without providing details on who was behind it or …

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France supports  criticism of Saudi Arabia

France condemns the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul and wants an in-depth investigation of the case, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Saturday, Reuters reports.  …

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Saudi consul general leaves Istanbul

Saudi Arabia's top diplomat in Istanbul Mohammed al-Otaibi has reportedly left Turkey, hours after it was announced his official residence would be searched in connection with a journalist's disappearance. …

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Riyad Haddad: Damascus never used chemical weapons

After a series of unjustified allegations that Syria reportedly kept chemical weapons, Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad said that the state eliminated all of its chemical arsenal in 2013. "Firstly, Syria …

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