"The Iran|ians are very effective at exploiting seams in Iraq|i society" warns @brett_mcgurk, emphasizing need for continued, better Iraq-Kurdish relations
"The trajectory is on the side of the Iraq|i security forces" with popular mobilization forces "under the control of the state" per @brett_mcgurk re: militia forces / Iran crescent in Iraq
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At least 16 people were killed Tuesday in an arson attack on a teahouse in Iran's city of Ahvaz in southwestern Khuzestan province. Local chief commander says motivation behind the attack was personal disputes, suspects were arrested and confessed to their crime.
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Kremlin pool arrived in Ankara for Putin, Erdogan talks. Tomorrow Rouhani will join them. This will be ninth personal meeting between Putin and Erdogan since early 2017. And just this year they talked 8 times by phone. Putin and Rouhani met 3 times last year
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Iranian Defense Minister in Russia for Official Visit
30 members of the Iranian Houthi militia were killed and dozens wounded during a failed infiltration attempt east of the city of Hess
Russian President Putin will make a two-day visit to Turkey from Tuesday where he will meet his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the Kremlin says in a statement
Putin to visit Ankara for talks with Turkey, Iran
Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 - 9km W of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran
Iranian news site reports the country will block the Telegram messenger service for reasons of national security.
Saudi Crown Prince: Assad remains in power and we hope he will not become a puppet in the hands of the Iranians
Pressure on Iran will help avoid war: Saudi Crown Prince tells the WSJ
TOULOUSE, SW France- Unknown gunmen fire on exile Azari journalist Rahim Namazov wounding hlm and killing his wife. A critic of President Elham Aliev, Namazov is a campainger for human rights in both Iran and his homeland of former Soviet Republic of Azarbaijan.
KDPI member Amiri Ahmedi was assassinated today in Soran. Assassinating Kurdish opposition parties to Iranian government has resumed recently.
Israeli stealth fighter jets allegedly eluded Russian, Iranian radar. Entered Iran's airspace and spotted targets at critical locations
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Iran: protesters in the Arab city of Ahwaz today, chanting against the government
Britain, France, and Germany held further discussions on possible new Iran sanctions today, hope to have a final decision by next month
Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says ally Hamid Baghaie is on hunger strike and in deteriorating health after being imprisoned on 'politically motivated' charges. Calls for Khamenei to step in.
Iran wants America out of Afghanistan
Iraq wants to 'keep away' from U.S.-Iran conflict, Prime Minister Abadi says
Khamenei: Besides, there are numerous valuable metals, grasslands, forests and numerous other resources in our country. If these resources are utilized, the economy of Iran will be among the first 12 countries out of 200-plus countries in the world.
Khamenei: Iran ranks first in the world gas reserves, fourth in oil, and the first in the world in terms of oil and gas resources altogether. Because of Iran's resources, the enemy wants domination and custody over our country.
Saudi crown prince says Iran's aim of nuclear weapons would be to act freely in M.E. without fear of retribution: NYT
US ambassador in Baghdad: Washington is concerned that Iran plays a role in preventing Iraq from restoring its relations with the countries of the region and the world
Hezbollah leader claims Saudi offered to cut off support for Syria rebels if Bashar Assad cuts ties with Iran
IRGC rejects SaudiArabia's claim and show of Iranian-made missiles in Yemen , says Saudis want to distract attentions from their crimes in that country by making accusations against Iran.
DeirEzzor: possible coalition military aircraft targeted checkpoints and headquarters of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in al-Bokamal , al-Isharah and Mohassan
3 week ago
Saudi envoy to US @kbsalsaud: Iran supports terror in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Bahrain, Yemen
German FM @HeikoMaas: The current IranDeal is better than no deal. PM @Netanyahu reportedly responded: "The Munich agreement from 1938 was also a deal. I also want to remind you what happened to the nuclear deal with North Korea."
German FM tells Netanyahu situation with an Iran deal better than situation without it