scandals in the East

Robert Macaire leaves Tehran

The UK's ambassador to Iran, Robert Macaire, is returning to London for talks following his arrest by the Tehran authorities. However, the Foreign Office has said Macaire's visit "has been planned for …

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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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London sends letter to UN about its tanker seized by Iran

The UK Permanent Mission to the United Nations has submitted a letter to the UN Secretary-General and Security Council President with a "factual update" on the incident with the UK-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero seized by Iran in the …

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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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