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Donald Trump Bottom Line on North Korea, Iran: Complete Denuclearization

Iran will likely have to agree to complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization in any future deal with the United States, just like North Korea, a top diplomatic official signaled Friday. By –  Jeff Seldin “Nothing in the conduct of foreign policy is ever done in a vacuum,” Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, Dr. Yleem D.S. Poblete, ...

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Iran: Prices of U.S. dollar, gold cones & cars on the rise

Several weeks before the first round of U.S. sanctions kick in, reports from inside Iran indicate the prices of the U.S. dollar, gold “Bahar Azadi” coins and cars are on the rise significantly. By – PMOI/MEK On Monday in Tehran’s currency market the U.S. dollar price witnessed another surge, reaching 69,000 rials. In response to the U.S. dollar reaching the 60,000 ...

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Iran’s Most Famous General Is More Popular Than President

The head of Iran’s most secretive, elite force has become increasingly popular at home as he helps expand Tehran’s influence through military victories by allies across the Middle East. By – Tom O’Connor Major General Qassem Soleimani, head of the expeditionary Quds Force branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), enjoyed a “very favorable” view among 67.7 percent of Iranians, according ...

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Iran protesters stage biggest demonstrations since ‘Green Movement’

The most significant protests in eight years are rocking Iran, with state media reporting Monday that at least 12 demonstrators have been killed and a police spokesman saying one officer was fatally shot. By – Ali Arouzi & Alexander Smith Hundreds of people have been arrested and activists are taking the rare step of publicly criticizing the country’s religious leaders. Iran’s reformist President Hassan Rouhani appeared ...

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Inside Iran April 10, 2017

Overview Iran strongly condemned the American missile attack on Syria, vowing to continue supporting Syria in the struggle against terrorism. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told Syrian president Bashar Assad that the attack served only to strengthen the terrorists. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei called the American attack on Syria a “strategic mistake,” saying that the United States was repeating the mistakes ...

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Russia Became the Middle East’s New Power Broker

On the morning of January 11, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar climbed up the companionway of an aircraft carrier floating off the Mediterranean port of Tobruk. As a Marine band played and an honor guard presented arms, an admiral in a white full-dress uniform greeted the Libyan strongman, who was a senior commander in the U.S.-backed rebel forces that ousted the ...

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Swedish Prime Minister brings up human rights on Iran visit

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven says he discussed human rights with Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani during an official visit to Tehran.  Via: thelocal.se  Following a meeting with Rouhani, Löfven told reporters that improved trade with Iran would be beneficial for the country’s development and people, as well as for Swedish business. “It will create jobs in Sweden,” said Löfven to Swedish ...

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Swedish PM to visit Iran in February

Stefan Löfven is set to visit Iran after being invited by Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, with trade and Syria on the agenda. Via : thelocal.se The Swedish PM’s visit will take place on the 11th and 12th of February, the Government Offices of Sweden (Regeringskansliet) announced, and will also concern bilateral cooperation and developments in the region. “There are several reasons. ...

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Inside Iran January 1, 2017

Main Points Hossein Salami, deputy Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commander, said the fall of Aleppo to the forces of the Syrian regime foiled the plans of the West to take control of the region. He added that in view of Hezbollah’s success in the fighting in Aleppo, he had no doubt it could fight just as well in the ...

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Inside Iran August 14, 2016

Main Points At least six Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) fighters and one regular army officer were killed during the past two weeks battling Syrian rebels in the Aleppo region. Qasem Soleimani, commander of the IRGC’s Qods Force, recently paid a visit to the family of the commander of the Afghan Fatemiyoun Brigade who was killed in Syria in February ...

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