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World Iran Writes Letter to Saudi Arabia, Warns U.S. Its Time Has Passed

23:50  04 november  2019
23:50  04 november  2019 Source:   newsweek.com

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World International Affairs Iran Saudi Arabia . Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has reached out to Saudi Arabia along with other regional entities to shore up regional relations at the same time his top general is warning that the United States' dominance in the Middle East is waning. "The basis of the letters has been regional peace and stability," Rabiei was officially cited as saying. "We believe that multiple bilaterals could be shaped in the region, and the U . S . pressures should not take the neighbors away from each other." Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Abbas Mousavi revealed Saturday that

He said Iran is the only country that kept its side of the bargain. Trump in 2018 unilaterally withdrew the U . S . from the Iranian nuclear accord, in which Tehran had agreed to limit its uranium enrichment in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. The Saudi -led military coalition battling Yemen' s Iran -aligned Houthi movement said on Sunday it conducted air strikes on Houthi military targets in Sanaa and other regions after the group launched armed drones towards Saudi Arabia .

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has reached out to Saudi Arabia along with other regional entities to shore up regional relations at the same time his top general is warning that the United States' dominance in the Middle East is waning.

a group of people holding a large umbrella: Thousands of Iranian protesters wave national flags during a demonstration outside the former U.S. embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran on November 4, to mark the 40th anniversary of the Iran hostage crisis. On November 4, 1979, less than nine months after the toppling of Iran's U.S.-backed shah, students overran the embassy complex to demand the United States hand over the ousted ruler after he was admitted to a U.S. hospital.© ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images Thousands of Iranian protesters wave national flags during a demonstration outside the former U.S. embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran on November 4, to mark the 40th anniversary of the Iran hostage crisis. On November 4, 1979, less than nine months after the toppling of Iran's U.S.-backed shah, students overran the embassy complex to demand the United States hand over the ousted ruler after he was admitted to a U.S. hospital.

Iranian government spokesperson Ali Rabiei said at a press conference Monday that Rouhani has sent letters to Saudi King Salman and Bahrain's Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. Tehran has not had formal relations with either country since 2016, but has repeatedly opened the door for talks in a bid to improve ties as the Persian Gulf witnessed new unrest it blamed on Washington.

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Saudi Arabia has been at war with the Houthi rebels since March 2015. The U .N., Gulf Arab nations and the U . S . accuse Iran of supplying arms to the Houthis, something Tehran denies. The Houthis announced Friday they are halting all drone and ballistic missile attacks on Saudi Arabia — a move welcomed Saturday by Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths. If implemented in good faith, he said, a halt to hostile military acts against the Saudis "could send a powerful message of the will to end the war."

Both Saudi Arabia and Israel expressed support for Washington' s move against Teheran. Rhetoric or realpolitik? Conceived shortly after the 1979 revolution, the IRGC "protects" the country' s Islamic republic, preventing foreign or domestic "interference". The IRGC comprises ground forces as well That Iran is a regional aggressor is hard to argue, notwithstanding condemnation of the U . S . decision by the likes of the Syrian regime and pro- Iranian and anti-American commentators in the west. Iran is also now flexing its muscles beyond military force and terrorist sponsorship, with forays into social

"The basis of the letters has been regional peace and stability," Rabiei was officially cited as saying. "We believe that multiple bilaterals could be shaped in the region, and the U.S. pressures should not take the neighbors away from each other."

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Abbas Mousavi revealed Saturday that Rouhani sent separate addressed to the Gulf Cooperation Council members and Iraq. These correspondences were said to be part of the president's efforts to build a "Coalition for HOPE," or Hormuz Peace Initiative, for cross-strait coordination that would push back against growing U.S. military presence near the world's busiest maritime oil chokepoint.

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Saudi Arabia is not pressing for war, but its options to avoid one are narrowing. A source close to the investigation says both US and Saudi investigators believe with "a high degree of probability the missiles and drones were launched from an Iranian base." Iran calls all of this "maximum slander." Its foreign minister has warned of "all-out war" in the event of US or Saudi military strikes against his country and questioned whether Saudi Arabia was prepared to fight "to the last American soldier."

Last year Saudi Arabia began a military campaign in Yemen to stop an Iranian ally from gaining power. The two rival powers accuse each other of supporting terrorism, detribalizing the region and inflaming sectarian hatred. Jubeir said Iran ' s support for Shi'ite Muslim militias across the region was the main Once upon a time , the U . S . Senate was called the world’ s greatest deliberative body. As envisioned by Thomas Jefferson, there were rules that protected the minority and allowed for thorough debate. Sadly, it appears this current Senate majority cares little for the precedents that earned the U . S . Senate that

The Strait of Hormuz has long been a flashpoint for U.S.-Iran tensions, part of a feud dating back to the 1979 Islamic Revolution that overthrew a monarchy and brought to power a Shiite Muslim government skeptical of foreign influence. On the 40th anniversary Sunday of the Iranian takeover of Washington's embassy in Tehran, Rouhani said this event came in response to the CIA-orchestrated coup that ousted Iran's prime minister and reinstalled the shah in 1953.

A number of Iranian officials discussed these two pivotal events Monday at several ceremonies across the country. Revolutionary Guard Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi told a crowd in the northeastern city of Mashhad that "looking realistically at the political and geopolitical changes in the region and the world, it can be seen that American power is declining and America is now much weaker and discredited than it was four decades ago."

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Saudi Arabia had yet to determine who exactly had launched the attack or from where, but he said it had come from the north, in the direction of Iran and Iraq, not the south , in the direction of Yemen. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif of Iran responded on Twitter that Mr. Trump was “escalating U . S . economic war on Iranians .” Mr. Trump and Iran ’ s president, Hassan Rouhani, have been expected to cross paths at the annual United Nations General Assembly session in New York next week, and there was speculation this summer about a possible face-to-face encounter.

Saudi Arabia invited WSJ’ s Rory Jones to see the Khurais oil field and Abqaiq processing plant to show Aramco’ s efforts to get back to full production and rally international support against Iran ahead of a meeting next week at the United Nations. Image: AP. U . S . defense officials now say they have U . S . troops’ return suggests the Saudi leadership is confident it can avoid a repeat of the extremism that flared last time it hosted American forces. Patriots are designed to counter high-flying ballistic missiles, rather than the lower-flying cruise missiles and drones used in the September airstrike on Saudi oil

Saudi Arabia has aligned itself closely with the U.S., however, and has so far publicly rejected Iranian attempts at rapprochement. Behind the scenes, countries such as Iraq and Pakistan have sought to play mediating roles, although the U.S. has maintained a hard-line stance.

"We look forward to the day when we can again safely send U.S. diplomats to Tehran," the State Department said Monday in a statement. "It's unfortunate that this anniversary serves as a reminder of the long history of malign behavior by the Iranian regime and the danger it has posed to the United States and the world over the past 40 years."

Washington and Tehran managed to overcome their dispute to sign a nuclear deal in 2015. The agreement, also endorsed by China, the European Union, France, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom, lifted sanctions on the Islamic Republic in exchange for a curb to nuclear activities, but the arrangement has increasingly failed since President Donald Trump's administration unilaterally walked away last year.

The U.S. has increasingly constricted Iran's economy, aiming to cut off its oil trade entirely as the Trump administration blamed its foe for unclaimed attacks on tankers in the Persian Gulf region and a strike against key Saudi oil facilities. Rouhani has rejected these claims and has called on his U.S. counterpart to drop sanctions to return to the negotiating table, and for European powers to live up to their commitments to normalize trade with Iran.

With Iran still denying much of the promised benefits of the nuclear deal, the country announced on Monday further commitment-reducing measures, as outlined in the agreement in Article 26. Atomic Energy Organization of Iran head Ali Akbar Salehi unveiled a chain of 30 IR-6 centrifuge machines for uranium enrichment at the Natanz nuclear site in Isfahan province.

Also at Monday's press conference, Rabiei said Rouhani was set to announce what would be the fourth step away from the Iran nuclear deal within two days.

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