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US-Iran tensions put world ‘on brink of serious catastrophe’

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By Alistair Bunkall, defence and security correspondent The president of Iraq has warned that the world is “on the brink of serious catastrophe” as tensions between Iran and the US escalate in the Gulf. Speaking to Sky News, Barham Salih said that everything must be done to avoid another conflict in the Middle East. He Read More

US-Iran war ‘wouldn’t last very long, not talking boots on the ground’ – Trump

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US President Donald Trump has boasted that a military confrontation with Iran would be a quick affair, but also said that this is something he doesn’t want. Trump spoke about the possibility of invading Iran during an interview with Fox Business News on Wednesday. “I hope we don’t, but we’re in a very strong position Read More

UAE refuses to accuse any nation of tanker attacks without ‘proof’ as US points finger at Iran

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The United Arab Emirates would not back US accusations that Iran was responsible for attacks on four oil tankers off the UAE coast because it would need “scientifically confirmed” evidence to do so, its foreign minister said. “We cannot accuse any nation at the moment because we don’t have indisputable proof,” Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Read More

Interview: Indian Oil Corp eyes Saudi, US crude to replace bulk of Iranian volumes

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Kuala Lumpur — State-run Indian Oil Corp., or IOC, will be aiming to replace up to 70% of the Iranian crude volumes with incremental inflows from Saudi Arabia and the United States, as the country’s biggest buyer of Iranian crude steps up effort to find alternative supplies, its chairman Sanjiv Singh told S&P Global Platts Read More

Crude oil futures trade higher as US-Iran tensions escalate

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Singapore — Crude oil futures were higher during mid-morning trade in Asia Wednesday amid escalating tensions between the US and Iran, while a bullish weekly US crude inventory report provided further support. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now At 10:40 am Singapore time (0240 GMT), ICE Brent Read More

Allies or frenemies? Pompeo lands in India with a bag of ‘freedom’ offers one doesn’t simply refuse

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The top US diplomat has landed in New Delhi, aiming to pressure the Indian government into rejecting Russian S-400 air defense systems and China’s Huawei mobile tech in favor of “better” military and trade deals with Washington. Expanding cooperation in energy, aviation, space, and defense fields will top Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s agenda during Read More

Netanyahu boasts ‘100s of anti-Iran ops’ in Syria as Russia reminds to love thy neighbor’s security

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has bragged that the Jewish state has conducted hundreds of operations in Syria in the name of national security, prompting Russia urge him to respect other nations’ sovereignty as well. Netanyahu made it clear that Israel will stop at nothing to protect itself against any perceived threats, as he boasted Read More

Aligned on Syria, divided on Iran: Russia, US & Israel meet for trilateral talks on Middle East

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National security advisers from Russia, Israel and the US have met in Jerusalem to discuss the situation in the Middle East. While they have managed to find some common ground on Syria, the talks were marred by disputes over Iran. US National Security Advisor John Bolton and Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev met for Read More

Goad, threaten, backtrack: Trump & Bolton’s Iran policy is confusing, dangerous & achieves NOTHING

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Washington’s fuzzy and high-drama “maximum pressure” approach to Iran has no realistic endgame – but is good for making the world a more unstable place for both America’s adversaries and allies. National Security Advisor John Bolton’s Tuesday claim that US diplomats are “surging” across the Middle East in search of a “path to peace” only Read More

Trump threatens ‘obliteration’ if Iran attacks ‘anything American’

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By Tom Gillespie and David Mercer, news reporters Donald Trump has warned Iran that an attack on “anything American” will be met with “great and overwhelming force”, with parts of the country facing “obliteration”. The US leader issued the threat as he criticised “ignorant and insulting” remarks by Iran’s president, who had earlier mocked Mr Read More