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Iran also accuses the United States for promoting armed in the region.

It comes as relations between Tehran and Washington have grown increasingly strained, most recently overshadowed by a string of allegations made by a number of high-ranking Iranian officials claiming the USA had forged an alliance with Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

"The claim of forming a coalition against Daesh is a lie; of course, Americans are against 'an uncontained Daesh, ' but if anyone would want to truly destroy Daesh, they [Americans] will counter them", he said, using an Arabic acronym for the group.

"In the event that America wages a war against Iran, all of that country's military bases in the region will be in danger, as Iran is capable of hitting targets with its missiles within a range of 2,000 kilometers", Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi said on Wednesday.

"This is a fire that [Western powers] themselves ignited and now has backfired on them", he told a gathering of senior officials in Tehran at a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the death of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1989.

In 2015, former U.S. President Barack Obama brokered an agreement which led to the lifting of most sanctions against Iran, in return for restrictions on its nuclear program.

The Arab states would need to link people or entities on their blacklist to those United Nations sanctioned groups or to breaches of the Iran arms embargo if they wanted to propose that they be subjected to United Nations sanctions.

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Riyadh has severed its diplomatic relations with Iran.

A total of 17 people were killed and almost 50 others were wounded in the terrorist attacks.

Last month, Mohammed bin Salman said Saudi Arabia would work to move "the battle" to Iran. "So, it will probably be abandoned by Tehran", Karim said.

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"In any case", Mogherini said, "the European Union will guarantee that the deal keeps, that we stick to that. and that our policy of engagement with Iran continues".

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif left Oslo for Tehran late Tuesday after a two-day visit for taking part in Oslo Forum and holding talks with officials of a number of countries on the sidelines of the forum.

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