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defuse

(dĭ-fūz′)
1. To remove a fuse from an explosive device.
2. To make a crisis or other situation less dangerous or inflammatory.
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Similar to its significant and pivotal role in defusing sanctions all throughout the last 32 years (after the victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran), the Defense Ministry will strive in the new year to take long strides towards economic independence and self-sufficiency and to further defuse the sanctions through research, planning, creativity, innovation and new achievements," the minister reiterated.
Punhal Khan, the personnel of Bomb Disposal Squad was assigned the task to defuse landmines along Pat Feeder Canal to carry out act of terrorism," the police said.
Talking to media in Tehran, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan's top priority is to defuse tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Acting on intelligence information, bombs experts managed to defuse a bomb in the industrial area in central Falluja, without causing damage," the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
WASSIT / Aswat al-Iraq: Police forces managed on Friday to defuse a bomb in western Kut, a security source said.
A security source said that the security forces managed to defuse an explosive device placed on the side of the road in June, 1 in Kirkuk .
He added that the security force summoned the Anti explosives unit, which managed to defuse the car bomb after closing the roads leading to the place without casualties, pointing out that the cooperation of citizens shares in defusing several improvised explosive devices and car bombs during the current year .
A police force managed to defuse a bomb, which was placed under the social security network department near the Ninewa provincial council in central Mosul, without damage," the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
BOC said in a statement today that "the security forces managed to defuse (6) explosive devices, seized (13) mortar rounds and rocket (SBJ9), ten hand grenades as well as (C4), and seized a quantity of weapons and ammunition and arrested a number of wanted persons in accordance with Article four terrorism, in different parts of Baghdad over the past 24 hours the past.
Criminal police forces managed to defuse an explosive charge in central Basra," he added.