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Iran's defense minister: 'Zionist conspiracy' to blame for Iraq, Syrian conflicts

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎6 hours ago‎
“What is today happening in Syria and Iraq is a deep-seated US-Zionist conspiracy that has triggered war in Muslim territories." Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan. (photo credit:REUTERS). Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. Iranian Defense ...

Iran to renew financial support for Islamic Jihad after two-year hiatus

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎2 hours ago‎
After a two-year cessation, Iran is attempting to bring Islamic Jihad back into its fold by renewing financial support for the Palestinian terror organization, sources affiliated with the organization told the London-based daily Arab newspaper a-Sharq ...
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US lawmakers question India's Chabahar port agreement with Iran

Hindustan Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
US senators questioned on Tuesday whether India's development of a port in southern Iran for trade access risked violating international sanctions, while a State Department official assured them the administration will closely examine the project.
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Iran-Saudi row threatens any OPEC deal, puts role in question

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
Less than six months after the lifting of Western sanctions, Iran is close to regaining normal oil export volumes, adding extra barrels to the market in an unexpectedly smooth way and helped by supply disruptions from Canada to Nigeria.
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NRA threatens Iran with video about men who wrestle alligators

Washington Post - ‎15 hours ago‎
It's a particularly spectacular entry featuring a gray-bearded man in a wide-brimmed hat telling the "ayatollahs of Iran" to "listen up." Here's the opening conceit: "You might have met our fresh-faced flower child president and his weak-kneed, Ivy ...
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Iran: Ahmad Jannati to head Assembly of Experts

Aljazeera.com - ‎17 hours ago‎
Iran's Assembly of Experts has elected a well-known hardliner in its rank to head the council of clerics responsible for selecting the successor of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.

Is it time to tame Iran's lawless publishing sector?

Al-Monitor - ‎17 hours ago‎
Foreign authors objecting to their books being translated and published in Iran without their consent is nothing new. Even before Atiq Rahimi, authors such as John Barth, J. M. Coetzee, Gabriel García Márquez and even Sir Alex Ferguson had raised ...

US Supreme Court seizure of $2b of Iran's assets

Press TV - ‎2 hours ago‎
The US Supreme Court has issued a verdict that Iran must pay $2 b to relatives of Americans killed in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia.
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Nuclear Deal Promised to Spur Investment. Iran's Still Waiting.

Bloomberg - ‎10 hours ago‎
The answer so far -- "not much" -- is infuriating Iranian officials, who are demanding more U.S. concessions, including access to dollar-denominated trades, after curbing their nuclear program.
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Iran working on new transit link to EU

Press TV - ‎19 hours ago‎
Hassan Ashouri, the deputy for development affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways, has been quoted by the media as saying that Iran's proposed transit route that will start from the southern port city of Bandar Abbas has been specially ...
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In Iran, dividends of nuclear deal are slow to appear

Reuters - ‎May 24, 2016‎
TEHRAN Hopes that Iran would quickly reintegrate with world markets after its nuclear deal, bringing investment and opportunities to a young population, are turning to frustration.

Behind the Politics of a Current Brouhaha in Iran: an Ex-President Ayatollah's Daughter and the Baha'is

CounterPunch - ‎4 hours ago‎
For the past two weeks a scandal has been raging inside Iran centring on Faezah Hashemi, 54, former parliamentarian and daughter of former president, billionaire power broker and Assembly of Experts member Ayatollah ʿAli Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani.

Iran's teachers' leaders warn of jail threat

BBC News - ‎May 24, 2016‎
A teachers' union leader in Iran has warned of an intensifying campaign of harassment and imprisonment by the Iranian authorities against teachers' union representatives. Hashem Khastar, from Mashhad in north-east Iran, says there have been hunger ...
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Iran proposes JV to India's NALCO

Press TV - ‎18 hours ago‎
A key Iranian industrial enterprise said on Tuesday that it had proposed to establish a joint venture with India's National Aluminum Company Limited (NALCO) to produce aluminum.

Undulating brick building in Iran encourages public to walk on its roof

Dezeen - ‎6 hours ago‎
Following the lifting of international economic sanctions, Iran is experiencing a boom in innovative contemporary architecture, with recent examples including an apartment building in Tehran featuring a slatted timber facade interrupted by faceted ...

Iran's Zarif to make official visit to Finland next week

Press TV - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will make an official visit to Finland next week to hold talks with senior officials of the country.
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Iran sends new delegation to Saudi for Haj talks

The National - ‎4 hours ago‎
TEHRAN // Iran and Saudi Arabia were to hold Haj talks in Jeddah on Wednesday despite a diplomatic crisis between the two countries, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported on Tuesday. “A delegation of six people will leave this afternoon for Saudi ...
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Iran 'Blackmailing' US for Greater Nuke Concessions

Washington Free Beacon - ‎18 hours ago‎
The Obama administration is taking steps to aid and please Iran far beyond U.S. commitments under last summer's nuclear accord, according to experts, who warned Tuesday during testimony on Capitol Hill that the White House is becoming “dangerously ...

CORRECTED-TABLE-S.Korea's crude oil imports from Iran up 88 pct y/y in April

Reuters - ‎6 hours ago‎
(Corrects headline, first paragraph to show imports from Iran rose 88 pct, not 113.5 pct, and total imports rose 14 pct, not 9.1 pct) SEOUL, May 24 South Korea's crude oil imports from Iran rose 88 percent in April from a year earlier, while its total ...
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Iran has threatened it could destroy Israel in 'less than 8 minutes'

Business Insider - ‎May 23, 2016‎
A top Iranian commander has claimed that the Islamic Republic had the ability to destroy Israel “in less than eight minutes,” according to comments offered on the same day that Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei declared that Iran would continue to ...
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