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foment trouble

to cause trouble. Leave it to Bob to foment trouble. I wasn't fomenting trouble, just expressing my opinion!
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He went on to say the referendum was a plot to foment insecurity inside Iran.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of Iran's Basij (Volunteer Force) Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi warned that the US has established several bases near Iran to train terrorists and foment insecurity inside the country.
Reaffirming Pak commitment to enduring regional peace, it was underlined that hostile intelligence agencies and their facilitators will not be allowed to foment trouble inside Pakistan.
BAGHDAD / NINA / UNDP Administrator in Iraq, Adam Abdel Mawla said Daash gangs took advantage of some of the previous government decisions to foment sedition between Anbar tribes then exported to other Iraqi provinces.
Rashtriya Janata Dal ( RJD) president Lalu Prasad said that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ( RSS) and the BJP wanted to foment trouble for their electoral gains.
Putin has denied Ukraine's allegations that Russia has sent its special forces to foment the mutiny in the east.
All states spy on each other, but the latest bust of an alleged CIA agent in Moscow is indicative not of typical espionage, but rather a shadow war intended to foment opposition to Putin's government, argues the ANSWER Coalitions Brian Becker.
Two attacks by Roma on members of the majority white community in recent months have sparked the tensions, which have roots in unemployment, rising crime and failed long-term plans to foment Roma inclusion, the report said.
Besides supporting the northeast militants, they are also trying to foment some Islamic militancy in the region and some groups that surface in south Assam, and some parts of upper Assam with the direct patronage of ISI," said Manas Paul, a security expert.
The meeting took note of intelligence reports that suggested certain elements from Pakistan were trying to foment trouble in the Valley.
Interim authorities have accused his uncle, who was ousted in a violent revolt in April, of hiring "provocateurs" to foment clashes that killed hundreds and displaced more than 100,000.
The initial intent was to foment a community feeling among the students.
Ms Smith said: "Where people preach hate, where they foment hatred in the way in which has happened here, where they provoke others to serious violence where they use phrases in relation to somebody who on his radio programme said he was gay: 'You should only get Aids and die, you pig' it is right we should express our view.
Addressing various committees of the ethnic party in Karachi over the telephone from London on Friday, Altaf Hussein assailed the insurgents for trying to foment sectarian violence in the bustling city.
An army-police force conducting a wide-scale raid on hotels in downtown Karbala arrested six wanted men with leaflets indicating schemes to foment crises in the city in their possession," Maj.