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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has called for emergency meetings of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council ([P]GCC) and the Arab League, following mysterious “sabotage” attacks on Saudi and Emirati oil tankers as well as drone strikes targeting Saudi oil pumping stations.
Iran’s foreign ministry spokesperson has described the Sunday explosions that hit several vessels in the Sea of Oman as “alarming” and “regrettable”, calling for a probe into the incidents.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the crown princes of Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi, the prime minister of Israel, and Trump’s national security advisor are dragging the US into a war with Iran.
Chief of Staff of the Iranian president says US President Donald Trump’s hostile measures against the Islamic Republic and the “maximum pressure” he is exerting on Iran will just increase the national unity of Iranian people.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says if the United States lifts its sanctions, apologises for its unlawful measures, and shows mutual respect, it is possible to hold talks with them.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the Arab League’s support for Syria’s sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights was a positive and promising but insufficient move in the face of the excessive demands of the US president and the Zionist regime.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the United Arab Emirates failed to impose its will on delegations attending the recent meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Abu Dhabi, and win their support for the anti-Iran declaration it had drafted.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman says some countries have got used to making false claims in order to cover up their destructive policies.