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    Less than a week after the signing of the Israel-Arab peace accords, the Arab Gulf country of Bahrain has reported a foiled Iranian terrorist plot against diplomats and foreign nationals on its soil. Several suspects have been rounded up for planning a terrorist attack backed by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) -- Iranian regime's military and foreign terrorist arm, Reuters reported citing Bahrain's Interior Ministry.

    The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has singled out Israel for allegedly violating women's rights. The multinational body, which looks after UN's economic and social work, voted 43 to 3  in support of a resolution condemning Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East, for violating women's rights, the Geneva-based watchdog group UN Watch reported on Friday. None of the other 192 member states of the UN were rebuked for its treatment of women.

    While the mainstream media have largely shied away from reporting Iran-backed terrorist group Hezbollah's apparent link to this month's deadly Beirut blast, German newspaper Die Welt has published a detailed account citing Western intelligence agencies linking the Lebanese terrorist outfit to the carnage that killed more than 200 people and left thousands injured.

    A propaganda stunt turned into a major embarrassment for Iranian military after it accidentally sunk a fake U.S. aircraft carrier, blocking the country's main waterway, satellite imagery shows. "A replica US aircraft carrier that Iran struck with a barrage of missiles in a propaganda video less than a month and a half ago appears to have capsized in the Strait of Hormuz," Times of Israel reported on Friday. 

    Israel is mobilizing troops along its northern border as tensions rise with Iran-backed Hezbollah terrorist organization. The Israeli reinforcements along its border with Lebanon come in light of threats issued by Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah after Israel's Defense Forces (IDF) took out his operatives linked to an attack on Israeli troops across the Lebanese and Syrian border.

    The Islamic Republic of Iran remains the "world’s worst state sponsor of terrorism," the U.S. State Department's annual Country Reports on Terrorism declared. Tehran was "directly involved in plotting terrorism" though its armed wing, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps IRGC and other state-controlled agencies, and had carried out terrorist "plots in recent years in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa," found the counter-terrorism report released on June 24.

    Iran has threatened the United States over its oil shipments to Venezuela. In a letter written to the United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warned against "America's movements in deploying its navy to the Caribbean." Tehran believes that action will disrupt its oil supplies to the Latin American country.
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