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Iran-P4=+1 talks

Tehran says the upcoming Vienna talks with the remaining parties to the 2015 nuclear deal will result in an agreement if the US changes course and revokes all sanctions on Iran. The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman says the current US administration’s conduct has so far been at odds with its claims of seeking to rejoin the deal. Khatibzadeh says Iran has heard enough promises and is now awaiting action. He stressed that it was the US that left the deal in tatters by abandoning it and the Europeans also failed to abide by their commitments. Khatibzadeh also called upon the US leaders to drop their veiled military threats against Iran and said Iran will not compromise on its national security.

Defending Hezbollah

The Lebanese foreign minister has defended Hezbollah after Saudi Arabia accused the resistance movement of not allowing the differences between Riyadh and Beirut to be resolved. Abdallah Bou Habib described Hezbollah as a major pillar in Lebanon. He criticized Riyadh for not trying to resolve its row with Beirut through dialogue. Bou Habib was reacting to comments made by the Saudi foreign minister who said dealing with Beirut was pointless due to Hezbollah's dominance. A Hezbollah senior cleric also reacted, saying Lebanon’s future is not in the hands of the Saudis. Political tensions between the two Arab countries escalated after Lebanese Information Minister, George Kordahi, slammed Saudi Arabia for its war on Yemen. The comment angered Riyadh with its foreign ministry expelling Lebanon’s envoy and recalling its ambassador from Beirut. 

Post-Brexit tensions

The UK has given France a deadline to withdraw its fishing-related threats against London, saying it would otherwise explore legal actions. British Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss, called France’s behavior unfair, saying Paris should back down on its threats in the next 48 hours. That, as French officials announced they would adopt restrictive fishing measures against London on second of November, if French fishermen are not granted more access to British waters. British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, had earlier said his country’s stance towards the fishing dispute with France remained unchanged. He had urged Paris to de-escalate its rhetoric. Meanwhile, the European Union has accused the UK of seeking confrontation and refusing to engage with Brussels’ post-Brexit proposals.

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