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Iran appoints Jalal Fairooz as its ambassador to Kuwait

May 18, 2010
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Iran has appointed the head of the foreign ministry’s Gulf directorate as its new ambassador to Kuwait. Jalal Fairooz will replace incumbent envoy Ali Jennati next month. “Tehran is obviously seeking to consolidate its relations with the countries in the region by appointing experts and specialists in the area in order to win the...
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Iran’s ambassador in Bahrain denies Revolution Guards role in Kuwait spy cell

May 8, 2010
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Iran’s ambassador in Bahrain has denied reports that spy cells in the Gulf were working for Iranian Revolution Guards as “blatant and malicious lies.” “Allegations about networks connected with the Revolutionary Guards in the Islamic Republic of Iran and working in some neighbouring countries such as Kuwait or Bahrain or any other country in...
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Tehran wants Kuwait to drop visa requirements

April 29, 2010
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Tehran has suggested that Kuwait and Iran drop the visas required from their nationals when they visit each other’s country, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported. The Iranian request was made during a meeting between officials from the foreign ministries of both countries. The Kuwaitis promised to look into the suggestion and report their decision to...
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Qatar, Maldives, Thailand and Malaysia secure UN Human Rights Council seats after Iran withdraws candidacy

April 25, 2010
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Qatar has secured membership on the United Nations Human Rights Council after Iran withdrew its candidacy for a seat on the 47-nation council responsible for monitoring rights around the globe. The Maldives, Thailand and Malaysia have also secured their place among the 13 Asian countries days before the elections of members for the four...
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Bahrain counsels Iran to act rationally and smartly to avoid international isolation

April 16, 2010
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Bahrain has advised Iran to work on avoiding international political isolation and assert itself as an efficient member of the global community. “Iran should act moderately, responsibly and rationally to remain an effective and interactive member in the international community. This is Bahrain’s wish as outlined by His Majesty the King,” Crown Prince Salman...
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Minister denies involvement in money-laundering scheme as report claims operations covered Bahrain, Kuwait, Dubai, Iran and Europe

March 20, 2010
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Minister denies involvement in money-laundering scheme as report claims operations covered Bahrain, Kuwait, Dubai, Iran and Europe

A Bahraini minister has denied involvement in a money-laundering scheme, saying that reports of his arrest and interrogation were not true and lacked credibility. Addressing visitors to his weekly majlis (open house), Mansoor Bin Rajab, a state minister without portfolio, said that he had been called in by the interior ministry to answer questions...
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NATO Chief: NATO would consider Iran a threat if it acquired nuclear capacity

March 11, 2010
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NATO Chief: NATO would consider Iran a threat if it acquired nuclear capacity

NATO, the world’s largest military alliance, would consider Iran a threat if it acquired the nuclear capacity, the organisation’s secretary general has said. “While NATO as such is not involved in the Iran issue, we support the international endeavours to find a political and diplomatic solution. But if Iran at a certain stage actually...
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Kuwaiti MP blasts Larijani for threatening Gulf states

February 9, 2010
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Kuwaiti MP blasts Larijani for threatening Gulf states

A Kuwaiti MP has blasted Iran’s parliament speaker Ali Larijani for his alleged threats to the Arabian Gulf states, saying that he had failed to respect his hosts and that he behaved like a master with his slaves. “His statement lacked the necessary respect for the host country and for its parliament. The problem...
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Bahrain defends right to protect itself through missile shield deployment

February 4, 2010
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Bahrain defends right to protect itself through missile shield deployment

Bahrain’s foreign minister and a senior official have defended their country’s right to protect itself and insisted that Iran should not see the missile shield deployment as a measure to attack any country. During a press conference with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington, Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa on Wednesday...
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Tension heightening up as GCC reinvigorates security pact and Larijani blasts US deployment as puppet show and political swindle

February 2, 2010
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Tension heightening up as GCC reinvigorates security pact and Larijani blasts US deployment as puppet show and political swindle

Tension is heightening up dramatically in the Gulf amid plans by the Gulf Cooperation Council countries to reinvigorate their security agreements in anticipation of a military confrontation in the region and Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani criticised blasting the US deployment in the Gulf as a “puppet show” and a “political fraud.” According to...
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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
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Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
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  • University of Bahrain
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  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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