Iran says ready to resume relations with Saudi Arabia

INTERNATIONAL Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Monday that his country is ready to resume relations with Saudi Arabia “when Riyadh is willing to”, reports Anadolu Agency. “Tehran is ready to resume diplomatic ties with Riyadh, reopen embassies,” Amir-Abdollahian told the Tehran Dialogue Forum. The top Iranian diplomat said he[…]

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Turkey refused Israel’s requests to act against Hamas, says official

INTERNATIONAL Turkey refused to comply with Israeli demands requesting the deportation of Hamas leaders living in the country during bilateral talks, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday at a parliamentary proceeding. Responding to a question from MPs, Cavusoglu said Ankara does not view Hamas, the Palestinian resistance movement that rules the Gaza Strip, as a[…]

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Putin and Erdogan push for ‘clean slate’

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday promised to reinvigorate ties after their first meeting since Ankara shot down a Russian fighter jet in November. Erdogan’s visit to Putin’s hometown of St Petersburg is also his first foreign trip since the failed coup against him[…]

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A new era in US-Israel relationship?

OPINION by Geoffrey Aronson – President Barack Obama’s speech at American University in Washington DC on August 6 marks a historic turning point in the US relationship with Israel. The setting was deliberately chosen to associate the president’s achievement in winning a nuclear deal with Iran with a similar call[…]

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US officials question Netanyahu’s judgement

United States officials have questioned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s judgement and said his outspoken condemnation of efforts to secure an Iranian nuclear deal had injected destructive partisanship into US-Israeli relations. In an escalation of hostile exchanges between the allies six days before Netanyahu gives a speech to Congress on[…]

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