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Bolton says U.S. will be aggressive, unwavering on Iran sanctions

Bolton says U.S. will be aggressive, unwavering on Iran sanctionsWhite House national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday dismissed an EU plan for a special payments plan to circumvent U.S. sanctions against Iranian oil sales and pressed the SWIFT global payments messaging system to rethink dealing with Tehran. Speaking at a conference, Bolton also said the United States would be “aggressive and unwavering” in enforcing economic sanctions on Iran that are resuming after Washington withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.



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The UN General Assembly Turns Into A Fight Between Trump And Iran

The UN General Assembly Turns Into A Fight Between Trump And IranPresident Donald Trump on Tuesday attacked Iran in a heated speech at the



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Israel to keep fighting Iran in Syria, coordinating with Russia: Netanyahu

Israel to keep fighting Iran in Syria, coordinating with Russia: NetanyahuIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Tuesday to continue combatting Iranian “entrenchment” in Syria and coordinating with Russia after the downing of one of Moscow’s planes. “We will continue to act to prevent the Iranian military entrenchment in Syria, and continue the security coordination between the Israel Defence Forces and Russian army,” Netanyahu told reporters.



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Thousands attend funeral for Iran attack dead

Thousands attend funeral for Iran attack deadThousands of people gathered Monday morning in the south-western Iranian city of Ahvaz for the funeral of those killed during an attack on a military parade. State TV reported that 12 of the 24 dead would be buried in Ahvaz, about 560 kilometres (350 miles) south of Tehran, while the others will be buried in their home towns. The ceremony in front of the Sarallah Mosque was attended by thousands of people including soldiers, clerics and officials.



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Wails, vows of revenge at Iran funeral after parade attack

Wails, vows of revenge at Iran funeral after parade attackAHVAZ, Iran (AP) — Amid wails and vows of revenge, thousands of Iranians on Monday attended a mass funeral service for victims of a weekend attack targeting a military parade that killed at least 25 people.



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Iran mourns dead from attack 'funded by' Saudi, UAE

Iran mourns dead from attack 'funded by' Saudi, UAETens of thousands of mourners attended a funeral on Monday in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz for soldiers and civilians killed in an attack on a military parade. Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the attackers were “funded by” Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, in his latest remarks after having already blamed “American lackeys” for the assault. Four militants attacked the Saturday parade commemorating the start of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, spraying the crowd with gunfire and killing 24 people.



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Iran points finger at Arab separatists for deadly attack

Iran points finger at Arab separatists for deadly attackIranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday appeared to blame Arab separatists for an attack on a military parade the previous day that left 29 people dead. “It is absolutely clear to us who has done this, which group it is and to whom they are affiliated,” Rouhani said on state television shortly before leaving Tehran for the UN General Assembly in New York. “Those who have caused this catastrophe … were Saddam’s mercenaries as long as he was alive and then changed masters,” he said, referring to late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.



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Iran fears plot by US and its Gulf allies as pressure grows

Iran fears plot by US and its Gulf allies as pressure growsDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — On the same day Arab separatists killed at least 25 people in an attack targeting a military parade in southwestern Iran, President Donald Trump's lawyer mounted a stage in New York to declare that the government would be toppled.



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Iran vows 'crushing response' after gunmen kill 29 at army parade

Iran vows 'crushing response' after gunmen kill 29 at army paradeIranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed a “crushing” response after assailants sprayed a crowd with gunfire, shooting dead at least 29 people including women and children Saturday at a military parade near the Iraqi border. The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the rare assault in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, while Iranian officials blamed “a foreign regime” backed by the United States. A local journalist who witnessed the attack said shots rang out for 10 to 15 minutes and that at least one of the assailants, armed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle, wore the uniform of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.



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Gunmen attack military parade in Ahvaz, Iran

Gunmen attack military parade in Ahvaz, IranIranian 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.



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