Donald Trump's move to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organisation is part of a larger campaign to isolate and weaken Iran while strengthening Israel's position in the region.
Experts say Iranian army chief General Mohammad Baqeri's statement from the island is "an open challenge" to the UAE, especially when the Gulf state has started cosying up to Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad.
Iranian Chief of Staff in Ankara to also discuss the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) independence plans in northern Iraq.
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