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foment

(fō-mĕnt′)
tr.v. fo·mented, fo·menting, fo·ments
1. To arouse or incite (trouble, for example).
2. To treat (the skin, for example) by fomentation.

fo·ment′er n.
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Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Sunday the country's people and security forces had defeated unrest fomented by foreign enemies — including the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia — and opposition groups, according to a statement on its Sepahnews website.
The Saudis have fomented crises for certain regional states and are pursuing disintegration of some other states," he added.
Besides fighting inside Syria, our party engages in combating domestic corruption and prostitution largely fomented by a royal House of Saud bent on enslaving the Lebanese, he charged.
The incident fomented restlessness among the citizens.
An external plot has been fomented for 20 to 30 years until the ground was ripe for subversive designs .
An external plot has been fomented for twenty to thirty years for the ground to be ripe for subversive designs", His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander said.
Those are by and large internal issues, as opposed to issues fomented by some external forces," Mullen said, although "there's always concerns in this region with Iran and certainly the US has them as well as all the regional players.