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Feb20

Saudi Arabia and Israel agree on need to contain Iran

By: John Irish and Andrea Shalal Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage MUNICH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia and Israel both called on Sunday for a new push against Iran, signaling a growing alignment in their interests, while U.S. lawmakers promised to seek new sanctions on the Shi’ite Muslim power. Turkey also joined the de facto united front against Tehran as Saudi and Israeli ministers rejected an appeal from Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for Sunni Gulf Arab states to work with Tehran to reduce violence across the region. While Saudi Arabia remains historically at odds with Israel, their ministers demanded at the Munich Security Conference that Tehran be punished for...

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Feb18

Tillerson: one condition for US/Russia military cooperation in Syria

By: RFE/RL Source: RFE/RL U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said the United States will not agree to cooperate with Russia’s military in Syria until Moscow recognizes that not all Syrian opposition groups are terrorists, European allies say. During a meeting with his counterparts from France, Germany, Turkey, and other countries on the sidelines of a Group of 20 meeting in Bonn on February 17, Tillerson said the Trump administration supported UN efforts to forge peace in Syria through negotiations that are set to resume in Geneva on February 23. Diplomats at the meeting said Tillerson stressed that Moscow’s alignment with the Syrian government, which labels all Syrian...

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Feb14

Report: Pro-Turkey rebels, Syria regime form “security corridor” in Al-Bab

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net Turkey-backed Syrian rebels and President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have created a security corridor to avoid clashes in the battle to capture the flashpoint town of Al-Bab from ISIS jihadists, a newspaper reported on Tuesday, February 14, according to AFP. If confirmed, it would mark a rare case of contact in the conflict between the Damascus regime and the rebels seeking to oust it. The Hurriyet newspaper likened the zone to the demilitarised “Green Line” in Cyprus between the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot communities. The corridor has been set up in the south of Al-Bab and varies in width from 500 metres to 1,000 metres...

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