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Iran Focus

London, 16 Feb - The Syrian Civil War, which has been raging for nearly seven years, has earned two new rounds of peace talks, which will hopefully end the war.

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The first talk will be held on February 16 in Astana, Kazakhstan. The two-day talk is expected to build on the talks held there in January between Syrian Governmental allies Russia and Iran, and Syrian Opposition supporters Turkey.

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London, 15 Feb - Lebanese President Michel Aoun has implied that he will try to act as a mediator between Iran and the other Gulf states during an interview earlier this week.

Saudi journalist Mshari Al Thaydi wants to know who exactly, Aoun thinks is in need of mediation; in an op-ed for Asharq Al-Awsat, he noted that the Iranian Regime and the other Gulf states have problems because of Iran’s interventionist and repressive policies.

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London, 7 Feb - The next round of Syrian talks scheduled for Wednesday in Geneva has arrived. The final statement issued in Astana received a variety of reactions, most being positive as the text focused on cementing a ceasefire and the armed opposition participating in Geneva. The agreement also highlighted the sole possibility of a political solution for the Syria crisis.

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London, 13 Feb - Haider Al-Abadi, Iraqi Prime Minister announced that the country will not be in any of the international and regional conflicts.

Reuters reports on Saturday February 11th that Mr. Abadi made the remarks on state television.

These remarks came after the first telephone conversation between Iraqi Prime Minister and the US President Donald Trump, where there were some talks about tensions between Iran and the US.

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London, 26 Jan - In his January 26 article for Al-Arabiya, Turki Aldakhil, General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel writes that “Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir’s response to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif at Davos was calm, to say the least. Zarif, who generally looks surprised, on the other hand spoke as if he was representing a Scandinavian country. He passionately and warmly spoke about relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran and voiced his surprise to the world on how relations reached this level of estrangement.”

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