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Iran-Pakistan rift widens, Tehran threatens hot pursuit to eradicate cross-border terror
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On July 8, Saturday, terrorists belonging to the Jaish-al-Adl group barged into a police station in Zahedan - the capital of the Sistan-Baluchistan province that lies to Iran’s south-east, on the common border with Pakistan. Two of the attackers blew themselves up killing two police officers and in the retaliatory fire all the four attackers were killed, according to the Iranian media.
SCO stands to become a major player in Middle East with Iran's entry
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Also with Iran having huge reserves of oil and gas, its inclusion will boost the energy requirements of SCO nations, while trade ties will also receive a lot of impetus as the country has a wide range of industries related to auto, oil and gas as well as various other sectors, which will widen the ambit of trade of the member nations and also lead to greater investment in the Eurasian region.
India, Iran, Russia hold crucial meet in Tehran amid PM Modi’s call to galavanise the 7200 km North-South Corridor
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Deputy National Security Advisor Vikram Misria attended the meeting to discuss the contours of the project.The meeting coincided with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pitch at the SCO summit yesterday where he underlined the need to build strong connectivity.
Iran says recent nuclear talks with Europe 'explicit, constructive'
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Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks on Tuesday in a phone call with the European Union Foreign Policy chief Josep Borrell, when commenting on the talks to salvage the nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Saudi to reopen embassy in Iran soon: FM
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Saud made the remarks at a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Saturday, following their meeting in Tehran earlier in the day, the Iranian Students' News Agency reported. Saudi Arabia and Iran are currently making efforts to continue diplomatic measures in the two countries.
Iran faces no obstacle to boosting ties with Muslim states: Prez
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Raisi made the remarks on Saturay in a meeting with visiting Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud in the capital Tehran, Xinhua news agency reported, citing a statement published on the website of the Iranian President's office. He welcomed the resumption of ties between the two "important and influential''.
Potential Iran deal not binding on Israel: PM Netanyahu
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His remarks at the parliament's Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee came on Tuesday amid media reports that the US was making progress toward a nuclear deal with Iran, an arch-foe of Israel in the Middle East. "No agreement with Iran will be binding on Israel, which will continue to do everything to defend itself.
Iran's supreme leader says nothing wrong with reaching nuclear deal if infrastructure remains 'intact'
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The top leader made the remarks on Sunday in a meeting with a group of nuclear experts and officials in the Iranian capital Tehran, commenting on the latest developments and progress of Iran's "peaceful" nuclear programme, according to the official news agency IRNA. He, however, stressed that the challenge Iran has faced over the past 20 years over nuclear issues has shown that the West is not trustworthy in its promises.
Pakistan to examine Iran's Indian Ocean naval alliance proposal
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Iran's Naval chief Rear Admiral Shahram Irani had proposed the alliance comprising Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, India and Pakistan, The Express Tribune reported. "We have seen that statement and we will examine any proposal when it comes to Pakistan. At this stage, we are not in a position to comment on a statement which has been made," Foreign Office spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said.
Iran says its missile activities 'conventional'
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In response to criticism voiced by the US, France and the UK about Tehran unveiling a hypersonic missile, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani noted on Thursday that the activities are "completely legitimate based on international law", Xinhua news agency reported.
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