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    • Russia, Turkey, Iran admit responsibility for peace in Syria

      Russia, Turkey, Iran admit responsibility for peace in Syria

      A political solution is necessary to end the crisis in Syria, the leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran said on Monday, meeting in Ankara, despite many disagreements especially over the threat from Islamic State, news wires reported. “We are in a period when we need to take more responsibility for peace in Syria, when we (three countries) need to carry more weight,” Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan said after talks with Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani. Russia and Iran are key allies of Syrian President Bashar Assad while Turkey backs Syrian rebels seeking to oust him.

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    • US hints at military response to Saudi attacks

      US hints at military response to Saudi attacks

      Oil prices made their biggest jump since the Gulf War on Monday after President Donald Trump warned that the United States was "locked and loaded" to respond to attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure that Washington blamed on Iran. It is the first time the president has hinted at a potential American military response to the drone attacks, which slashed Saudi oil production by half and led both the kingdom and the US to announce they may tap their strategic reserves.

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    • Erdogan hosts Putin, Rouhani for Syria summit

      Erdogan hosts Putin, Rouhani for Syria summit

      Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host his Russian and Iranian counterparts today, 16 September, for their latest summit on Syria, with attention focused on Damascus's push on the last rebel-held bastion of Idlib.  Presidents Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani will join Erdogan in the Turkish capital Ankara for their fifth summit on the conflict since 2017, as reported by AFP.

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    • Iran slams European powers as nuclear deal crumbles

      Iran slams European powers as nuclear deal crumbles

      Iran's atomic agency chief hit out Sunday at European powers, saying their broken promises gave the Islamic republic little choice but to scale back its commitments under a nuclear deal. Ali Akbar Salehi was speaking to reporters alongside Cornel Feruta, the acting head of the International Atomic Energy Agency who was on a one-day visit to Tehran.

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    • Britain, France, Germany to hold Iran talks

      Britain, France, Germany to hold Iran talks

      Britain, France and Germany will hold talks Friday on how to preserve the beleaguered Iran nuclear deal and protect shipping in the Gulf. The foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany - the three European parties to the deal - will be joined by EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini for talks on the sidelines of an EU meeting in Helsinki.

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    • London sends third warship to Gulf

      London sends third warship to Gulf

      A third British warship is heading to the Gulf, the Royal Navy announced on Saturday. Britain has already sent the HMS Kent to cover for frigate HMS Montrose while it undergoes maintenance in nearby Bahrain, and is now redirecting the Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender from its mission to the Pacific. "Wherever the red ensign flies around the world, the UK stands by to protect freedom of navigation whenever is it tested," Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said, cited by AFP.

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    • Greece to not assist Iranian tanker sought by US

      Greece to not assist Iranian tanker sought by US

      Greece said on Wednesday it won't endanger its relations with the United States by aiding the Iranian oil tanker sought by the US but released by Gibraltar that's currently in the Mediterranean Sea. The statement comes after the ship's destination was declared to be the southern Greek port of Kalamata, where a vessel of that size and draught would only be able to anchor at least half a mile offshore.

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