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Saudi Arabia slams Iran threats to neighbours

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel  Al Jubeir on Monday accused Iran of making threats against Riyadh's ally, Bahrain, which he said showed that the Islamic republic was harbouring hostile designs against its Middle Eastern neighbours.

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Gulf co-operation urged against Iran threat

Enhanced co-operation between Gulf nations is the only way to combat blatant Iranian aggression in the region, according to experts. The political and security specialists attributed the rise in regional tensions to a key nuclear

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Iran calls for a united stand against militancy

Iran's foreign minister called on Sunday for a united front among all Middle Eastern nations to fight militancy, in his first regional trip after reaching a nuclear deal with world powers that raised concerns among Iran's Gulf Arab neigh

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Bahrain foils plot to smuggle arms from Iran

Bahrain has foiled a conspiracy to smuggle in high-grade explosives, automatic weapons and ammunition from Iran. Almost 44kg of explosives, eight automatic assault rifles with 32 ammunition magazines and a number of detonators hav

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Bahrain recalls envoy to Iran, citing 'hostile statements'

Bahrain said on Saturday it had recalled its ambassador to Tehran for consultations after what it said were repeated hostile statements made by Iranian officials. The statements were a reflection of Iran's unfriendly attitude

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Renault in talks to buy minority stake in Iranian partner

French carmaker Renault is in talks to buy a minority stake in its Iranian joint venture partner, the Wall Street Journal cited an executive at the Iranian firm as saying. Naser Aghamohammadi, managing director of Renault's st

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Iran offers state assets to foreigners in investment drive

Iran offered to sell state assets to foreigners, said it would cut the government's role in the economy and pledged a tight monetary policy as it sought to attract billions of dollars of investment from abroad after over a decade of isolatio

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Iran eyes return to SWIFT system after sanctions lifted

Iran expects to rejoin the international electronic payment system SWIFT three months after sanctions imposed on it are lifted and it will also become easier for foreign firms to take part in privatisations in Iran, a senior Iranian official sai

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Outcry against Iran’s interference in Bahrain’s affairs

Iran’s repeated flagrant and unacceptable interference in Bahrain’s internal affairs was strongly condemned yesterday (July 24). Religious leaders, scholars, clerics, MPs, Shura members, tribes, trade unions, sport clu

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Iran's foreign reserves total $115-125bn

Iran's foreign reserves total between $115 billion and $125 billion, including assets in its sovereign wealth fund, its industry minister said on Friday in one of the most detailed public descriptions of the reserves by an Iranian official.

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