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Michael Georgy

Iran's Zarif: Smooth diplomat challenged by hardliners

Feb 26 2019

DUBAI Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who used his charm and knowledge of the West to help strike the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, announced his resignation unexpectedly on Monday on Instagram.

Iran's Zarif - Smooth diplomat challenged by hardliners

Feb 25 2019

DUBAI Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who used his charm and knowledge of the West to help strike the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, announced his resignation unexpectedly on Monday on Instagram.

U.S. pressing Gulf states to keep Syria isolated: sources

Feb 18 2019

DUBAI The United States is lobbying Gulf states to hold off restoring ties with Syria, including the UAE which has moved closer to Damascus to counter the influence of its rival Iran, five sources told Reuters.

In Iraq’s parliament, Shi’ite militia leaders plan to call the shots

Nov 13 2018

BAGHDAD In May, Hassan Fada'am traded his military fatigues for a suit when he became one of 45 Shi'ite militiamen elected to Iraq's 329-seat parliament.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards threaten to avenge military parade attack

Sep 25 2018

DUBAI Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards vowed on Sunday to exact "deadly and unforgettable" vengeance for an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, including 12 of their comrades, and Tehran accused Gulf Arab states of backing the gunmen. | Video

Iran schlägt nach Anschlag scharfe Töne gegen USA an

Sep 23 2018

Dubai Nach dem Anschlag auf eine Militärparade im Iran mit 25 Toten verschärft Präsident Hassan Ruhani seinen Ton gegen die USA.

Iran's Khamenei blames Gulf Arab states for military parade attack

Sep 22 2018

DUBAI Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused U.S.-backed Gulf Arab states of carrying out a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, almost half of them members of the country's elite Revolutionary Guards. | Video

Election recount, Baghdad bomb fuel Iraq tensions

Jun 07 2018

BAGHDAD Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called on his followers on Thursday to remain calm after an explosion killed 18 people in his main stronghold in Baghdad just hours after parliament called for a recount of votes in an election his bloc won. | Video

U.S. in contact with Iraqi ex-foe Sadr after his surprise election win: Sadr aide

May 23 2018

BAGHDAD The United States has contacted members of a political bloc in Iraq led by a former foe, the Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, after his election win put him in a strong position to influence the formation of a new government, a top Sadr aide said.

Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's bloc wins Iraq election

May 19 2018

BAGHDAD A political bloc led by populist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a long-time adversary of the United States who also opposes Iranian influence in Iraq, has won the country's parliamentary election, the electoral commission said on Saturday.

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