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Suspects in Saudi Embassy Attack Appear in Tehran Court

DUBAI, July 18 – Twenty-one men accused of storming Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran in January appeared in a Tehran court on Monday, Tasnim news agency reported, weeks after President Hassan Rouhani urged the judiciary to take action. The suspects are accused of “disturbing the public order and damaging embassy buildings”, according to Tasnim. Sunni

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Iran, Saudi Should De-Escalate Tensions: Saudi Foreign Minister

TEHRAN, Jan 25 – Iran and Saudi Arabia should take every step to de-escalate the tension between them, Iran’s deputy foreign minister said on Monday. Tensions between the regional rivals escalated this month after Riyadh’s execution of a Shi’ite Muslim cleric triggered an attack by Iranian protesters on its Tehran embassy, leading the kingdom to

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Al Qaeda Warns Saudi Arabia it Will Pay for Executing Militants

DUBAI, Jan 11 – Al Qaeda has warned Saudi Arabia it will pay for the executions of dozens of its members, saying they were intended to be a new year’s gift to Riyadh’s Western allies aimed at consolidating the rule of the Saud dynasty. Though it was the killing of a Shi-ite cleric in the

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Bahrain Severs Ties with Iran

DUBAI – Jan 4- Bahrain severed its diplomatic ties with Iran on Monday, citing Iran’s “continued audacious and dangerous meddling in not only Bahrain’s internal affairs, but also in the internal affairs of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states,” making it the second country after Saudi Arabia to cut ties with Tehran. ItĀ further gave all Iranian

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Iran: Riyadh Thrives on Tension Following Severed Ties

DUBAI, Jan 4 – Saudi Arabia used an attack on its embassy in Tehran as a pretext to fuel tensions, Iran’s foreign ministry said on Monday after Riyadh severed diplomatic relations. Iran was committed to protecting its foreign diplomatic missions, the ministry added. Iranian protesters stormed the Saudi embassy in the early hours of Sunday

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