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"Iran's defense power is always ready and growing to confront any provoking and interfering acts in the region to defend the great causes and goals of the Islamic Revolution and the national interests," General Rashid said.
Less indigenous research has been carried out on the test anxiety provoking stimuli among undergraduate students.
Smolov, 26, accused England and Wales fans of provoking Russians.
Subramanian Swamy you are unnecessarily provoking. I will have to take action against you...
It is not up to us to give advice to Israel, but nothing good will come from provoking anti-Semitic feelings and stirring up hatred between nations.
"Pakistan is provoking us so that the LoC becomes hot and active.
It deals with identity and fragility and humanity - it's quite thought provoking."
The defendant timely appealed, arguing that the evidence did not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he knowingly touched the victim in an insulting or provoking manner.
"They have an active interest in provoking more tension around them," Blix said.
A SHAKE-UP in refuse collection in Cardiff is provoking problems across the city, residents have complained.
Aykut Cengiz Engin said the group, including at least one former general, journalists, academics and businessmen, was charged either with forming or belonging to a terrorist organisation, or of provoking an armed uprising with the aim of bringing down Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Bush is now provoking Iran and hoping for an excuse to attack Iran.