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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was in Tehran, meeting the highest-ranking Iranian official in an historic visit, when two oil tankers – one of them belonging to Japan – were attacked in the Sea of Oman.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif resigned on Monday night apparently in reaction to differences with President Hassan Rouhani, including his exclusion from the president’s meeting with Syria’s Bashar al-Assad in Tehran; however, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
The administration of President Hassan Rouhani, particularly his foreign ministry, is under fire for taking a passive stance on the murder of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
A remarkable point made by Lebanese PM Hariri on Saturday was his fear of being assassinated like his father. But the mystery is, who has scared off Hariri: Hassan Nasrallah or Bin Salman?!