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Saudi Arabia to lift Qatar embargo, easing the Gulf crisis


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Iran says new budget bucks US oil embargo, uses Russian loan

Iran says new budget bucks US oil embargo, uses Russian loanIran’s president said on Sunday his country will depend less on oil revenue next year, in a new budget that is designed to resist crippling U.S. trade embargoes. Iran is in the grips of an economic crisis. The U.S. re-imposed sanctions that block Iran from selling its crude oil abroad, following President Trump’s decision to withdraw from Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.



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Pompeo warns of 'new turmoil' if U.N. arms embargo on Iran lifted in 2020

Pompeo warns of 'new turmoil' if U.N. arms embargo on Iran lifted in 2020



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Qatar Ruler Says Talks With Saudi Begin Only When Embargo Lifted

Qatar Ruler Says Talks With Saudi Begin Only When Embargo Lifted“Our position on the solution hasn’t changed,” Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said at a conference in Doha on Saturday. Last week, Sheikh Tamim spurned an invitation from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to attend a gathering of Gulf monarchies, which was seen as a sign of thawing relations after 18 months of Qatar’s boycott by the kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt. The overture came as Saudi Arabia sought to defuse pressure over the killing of a vocal critic in Istanbul.



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US urges UN to ban Iran nuclear missiles, keep arms embargo

US urges UN to ban Iran nuclear missiles, keep arms embargoUNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to again ban Iranian ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons and to maintain an arms embargo that is scheduled to be lifted in 2020 under the landmark Iran nuclear deal.



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Calls for Saudi arms embargo pit EU values against interests

Calls for Saudi arms embargo pit EU values against interestsIn the space of a few hours that highlighted tensions over the matter, Germany’s Angela Merkel on Friday reaffirmed that her country would not deliver any arms to Saudi Arabia until Khashoggi’s death was explained, while French President Emmanuel Macron said such moves smacked of populist “demagoguery”. EU ambassadors may formally discuss the issue after a rare request to do so by governments, two diplomats said on Friday, and the Netherlands is lobbying for a new EU regime to sanction human rights abuses, regardless of where they happen. The murder of Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 has sparked global outrage, become a crisis for the world’s top oil exporting state and underscored how Western powers are allied to an Arab kingdom that enforces floggings and the death penalty for dissent.



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Qatar finds way round embargo but 'nightmare' continues

Qatar finds way round embargo but 'nightmare' continuesNearly a month since Qatar was isolated by its Gulf neighbours, residents of the emirate have learned to adapt to the daily realities of living with the embargo. “The government has found alternatives and there is no problem (of shortages)… despite a slight price increase we can cope,” says Mohammed al-Chib, shopping at a Doha supermarket. On June 5, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and moved swiftly to isolate Doha, accusing Doha of supporting extremism.



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Gulf air embargo only applies to Qatar companies: UAE

Gulf air embargo only applies to Qatar companies: UAEThe air embargo imposed on Qatar applies only to airlines from Qatar or registered there, the United Arab Emirates Civil Aviation Authority said Tuesday. Saudi Arabia and Bahrain issued identical statements on the air embargo, which came into effect when Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Manama broke off relations with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of supporting “terrorism”.



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