Saudi FM: Iran must stop its plan to change Syria’s demographics

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah said on Tuesday that a UN-sponsored political settlement was the only solution to the crisis in Syria.

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US sanctions tank Iran’s economy

After Trump’s “maximum pressure” policy, Washington and Tehran struggle to reconnect. The economy lost almost 5 percentage points in 2020. Billions of oil dollars are stuck in Chinese, Iraqi and South Korean banks. Unemployment is at 12.4 per cent while the fiscal deficit is rising.

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Houthi escalation of attacks proof of Iran’s ‘expansive agenda’ says Yemeni official

The increase in the number of Houthi operations in Yemen and across the border in Saudi Arabia are proof the militia is a proxy for Iran’s ‘expansive agenda’, a senior Yemeni official said.

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Iranian defence minister threatens to raze Haifa and Tel Aviv

Iran’s defence minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami has threatened to “raze” Haifa and Tel Aviv if Israel threatens the Islamic Republic, the Mehr News Agency reported amidst a new phase of mounting tensions between Iran and Israel.

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Presidential candidate Dehghan reassures Iranians against fears of militarism

Hossein Dehghan, a military advisor to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei who is running for presidency in the cleric-led country, is lobbying against suggestions that the next president should not be drawn from the military.

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