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Jordan Rejects US’ Call for Joining ‘Arab NATO’ against Iran

A new report suggests that Jordan has rejected US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s call on Amman to join an Arab military coalition against Iran, arguing that it is not going to fan the flames of tension in the region any more.
Arab States Set Condition for Assad’s Presence in AL Summit

Arab States Set Condition for Assad’s Presence in AL Summit

Reports say participation of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the upcoming summit of the Arab League in Tunisia hinges on his government’s stance towards Iran’s military presence in the war-torn country.

UAE Bars Top Qatari Football Official from Attending Asian Cup

The United Arab Emirate has, in a politically-motivated move, prevented Qatari Vice President of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Saud al-Muhannadi from taking part in the AFC Asian Cup tournament, which is to start on Saturday.
Iran Top Commander General Bagheri

Iran Warns Regional States against Pinning Hope on US Support

Chief of Staff of Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri warned regional states against pinning hope on the US support, saying the sudden withdrawal of US from Syria shows the country could not be trusted with keeping its word.

Arab Countries Rushing to Open Embassies in Syria: Analyst

A senior Arab analyst says Arab countries are joyfully rushing to open their embassies in the Syrian capital, Damascus.

Regional Spy Services Working against Iran: Intelligence Minister

Iran’s intelligence minister highlighted the growing trend of threats targeting the country’s security, saying even the spy services of some neighbors are involved in hatching hostile plots against Iran.
Bahram Qassemi

Iran Rejects GCC’s Claims, Raps Its Unconstructive Approach

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has expressed regret over the anti-Iran accusations made in parts of the final communiqué of the 39th session of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh, saying that the GCC’s approach towards Tehran is still unconstructive.

Dialogue, Respect Key to Making Strong Region: Iran FM

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says under the current tumultuous conditions in the Middle East, dialogue and respect for international law are among the most important factors that pave the way for making the region strong.

Iran Urges Arab League Chief to Avoid Divisive Comments

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has urged the Arab League chief to avoid making divisive remarks under the influence of certain regional countries.
Persian Gulf

WIPO Recognises ‘Persian’ Gulf in Official Document

The Pearl of Persian Gulf has been registered by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), granting another official recognition to the historical and original name of Persian Gulf, which some Arab states in the region are trying to distort.

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