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Iran needs to revamp its security, says the secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council who reports directly to the supreme leader.
"The Syrian market's needs for gasoline drive Lebanese smugglers to sneak gasoline into Syria to achieve huge profits."
"We will have to see how in the coming days we address these violations with the will to press ahead in the talks."
While pledging not to abandon US interests in Lebanon, Hale said resolving a maritime border dispute with Israel would "have potential to unlock significant economic benefits for Lebanon."
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Black smoke was rising from the market place and ambulances rushed to save the wounded, said Reuters witnesses.
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Explosions were heard in the area and a warning siren sounded at the US consulate in Erbil, according to Arabic media.
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Iran's nuclear deal with major powers only lets Tehran enrich uranium to up to 3.67% purity, one of many limits that it breached more than a year ago.
The incident could give the US leverage - if they want it.
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The sensitive nature of the claims paired with the lack of detail left many skeptical as to whether an attack had taken place.
Araqchi also announced that Iran will introduce 1,000 more centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear facility.
Casualties were reported in the alleged attack, Iraqi sources told Iranian media
In the last months of the Trump administration, Israel reached deals with the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco as part of the Abraham Accords.
The vessel is associated with the Israeli Ray Shipping company, the same company that owns the vessel that was hit by an alleged Iranian attack in February.
The Savoy Hotel attack, carried out by eight members of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), resulted in the murder of eight Israeli civilians and three IDF soldiers.
The attack was reportedly carried out through a remotely detonated device smuggled into the facility.
Officials worry that violence in the country will surge if an agreement is not reached soon.
This was reportedly at the request of current Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
International supply chains were thrown into disarray when the 400 meter (430 yard) Ever Given ran aground in the canal on March 23.
Israel already pumps gas from offshore fields but Lebanon has yet to find commercial gas reserves in its own waters.
The incident has been too well reported to enable Tehran to pretend it didn’t happen – and it was Iran that revealed it in the first place.
This “reserves the right” story about retaliation appears to be a dialing back of Iran’s claims it would retaliate.
Security cabinet set to meet next week amid growing tensions between Israel and Iran.
Austin’s visit took place less than 100 days into the Biden administration, and was the first for a Biden cabinet member.
It's a gesture Israel can comply with given that rainfalls have increased the level of available water in the Sea of Galilee.
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"The Zionists want to take revenge because of our progress in the way to lift sanctions... We will not fall into their trap...We will not allow this act of sabotage to affect the nuclear talks."
Greece, which opposes the maritime agreement between Tripoli and Ankara, called for the accord to be canceled, as it reopened its embassy in Libya after seven years.
Iran has been on an inexorable march toward nuclear capabilities since the end of the Iraqi war in the 1980s.
Palestinian civil society activists warned the Palestinian leadership against using the issue of Jerusalem as an excuse to delay or even cancel the elections.
This method bears a strong resemblance to previous intelligence techniques used by agents on Iranian dissidents living abroad in Europe.
Iran says it is hosting Russians this week.
Negotiations between old foes Lebanon and Israel were launched in October to try to resolve the dispute.
No one was injured in the incident, which is seen as a sign of mounting tensions among members of the ruling Fatah faction ahead of the election.
Iran has repeatedly rejected accusations by the West of human rights abuses.
The foreign minister’s comments on Monday morning appear to be building to a crescendo that could indicate Iran intends to retaliate.
Although Jerusalem is still without foreign tourists, far more people were roaming the Old City, where shops reported brisk business.
At the time the operation was planned, it was still unclear exactly when and if the US and Iran would return to serious negotiations regarding a return to the 2015 nuclear deal.
While Israeli media initially reported the incident was caused by a cyberattack, more recent reports say an explosive device was used.
There are indications that the disruptions in Natanz were the result of a cyberattack, and, as always, all eyes are on Israel when these things happen.
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However, regardless of when the treaty is actually signed and ratified by both countries, it would only come into effect next January 1.
In February, the KKL-JNF’s board of directors voted to approve in principle KKL-JNF land purchases in the West Bank for the first time in the organization’s history.
Iranian media is being forthright about the current incident and downplaying it.
Critics claimed that the Fatah objections were politically motivated with the goal of preventing its political rivals from participating in the vote.
State media showed the monarch and other members of the royal family laying wreaths at the memorial to the unknown soldier and tombs of royalty in the Raghdan palace in Amman.
The revelation of this alleged Israeli involvement was unusual in that generally Israel prefers to keep a low profile if it undertakes such attacks.
US official doubts Iran’s seriousness about return to JCPOA.
A 2008 British WikiLeaks cable said Iran’s regime executed 4,000-6,000 gays and lesbians since the country’s 1979 Islamic revolution.
Experts say that the Red Sea area became a primary venue for confrontation between Jerusalem and Tehran in the past three years.
Tehran is saying it will do whatever it wants regarding the enrichment of uranium.
The expert groups will continue to work "in the course of next week."
While the amount of enriched uranium extracted is small, it amounts to a fresh breach at a delicate stage, as the US and Iran hold indirect talks in Vienna regarding a renegotiation of the deal.
The spokesman warned that Iran would "without any doubt" respond to the alleged attack, but added that Iran would not take any action until an investigation into the incident is completed.
Iranian authorities seized the chemical tanker in the Strait of Hormuz off Oman. They accused it of polluting the waters with chemicals.
"My goal is to change the mindset of Yemenis and those involved in Yemen to consider women as leaders and give them their rightful place."
As negotiations between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over Addis Ababa’s massive dam reach impasse some analysts believe military confrontation is imminent.
BEHIND THE LINES: State Department, UN and NGO reports cite a pattern of grave human rights violations, assaults and targeting of women.
May 19 has been set for the election to the Palestinian Authority parliament, but much remains unclear, including whether it will actually take place at all.
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The JCPOA is the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, which placed limitations on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program that would expire in 2030.
Security forces arrested family members of the victims of the regime's 2019 mass murder of protesters against regime corruption.
Ezzat was sentenced on charges of inciting violence and supplying firearms during clashes outside the Brotherhood's headquarters between its supporters and opponents in 2013.
Health officials have called on Iranians to avoid unnecessary trips and stay home.
Richard Bernstein, 46, is a judge serving on the Michigan Supreme Court. He’s been stuck in Dubai for two months and counting.
A large explosion was heard near the border between Israel and Lebanon during the strikes after a Syrian air defense missile was fired at an Israeli aircraft.
Even if the IDF has great defensive capabilities, Gilead explained that this is not enough to stop Iran from developing dangerous weaponry.
US President Joe Biden had promised during his campaign for the presidency that he would resume such funding, but has yet to make good on his pledge.
Israel’s biggest problem with the JCPOA is that it does not actually stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons.
"Nothing comes close to what I felt - shock, pain and anger - as a brother and guardian of the Hashemite family and a leader of this dear people," King Abdullah said in a letter.
While officially listed as a merchant ship, the Saviz was likely a covert IRGC forward base.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said promoting “civilizational, historical and cultural” affinities with Central Asian states has been among Iran’s priorities.
Russia’s foreign minister reportedly received a delegation of senior Hezbollah figures on March 15 led by “the head of the Loyalty to the Resistance Bloc, the political wing of Hezbollah."
"It's been pushed back several weeks regarding the April start. Could be as little as two," a European diplomatic source said, adding that the reason was technical.
The incident could harm those who support “rapprochement,” the article noted. This would cast the attack as somehow harming the exploration of talks between Iran and the US.
Baghdad needs the US to balance Iran, but only in a quiet way.
As Arab fans embrace Clubhouse as a means to broach matters seldom discussed in public, some fear a broad clampdown by authoritarian governments in the region.
Iraq is a military issue because Iran uses the pro-Iranian militias there to traffic weapons to Syria and uses Iraq as a base to threaten Israel.
Trump's withdrawal prompted Iran to steadily overstep the accord's limits on its nuclear program designed to make it harder to develop an atomic bomb - an ambition Tehran denies.
The exhibition, which will be on display until June 12, features 30 masterworks from a range of artists who explore light as an artistic medium in the form of installations, sculptures and videos.
Sudan last year signed up to the Abraham Accords on regional reconciliation with Israel sponsored by the US administration of then-president Donald Trump, and Israeli officials have visited Sudan.
Aboard the flight were Ambassador to the UAE Eitan Na’eh and UAE Ambassador to Israel Mohamed Al Khaja.
The Jewish community of Bahrain, known as the House of the Ten Commandments, and the Jewish Council of the Emirates (JCE) will each hold their own separate Holocaust Remembrance Day events.
No country in the region appears to have tried to fan the flames of the controversy or take advantage of it.
Turkey on Monday detained ten retired admirals after they openly criticized a canal project.
“We purchased 16.8 million doses of vaccine from the COVAX mechanism."
Prince Hamzah pledged allegiance to King Abdullah late on Monday after mediation by the royal family.
It is unclear why the US saw these groups as assets, considering that not long ago, they were cheering 9/11 and supporting genocidal terrorism.
Security services said the defendants were "engaged in fraud, forgery of documents, preparation and purchase and sale of illegal bank checks” and other offenses.
During his speech in Jaffa, Netanyahu spoke of the difficulty of relying on allies and friends, and the importance of self-defense.
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