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Unmask the truth about the Iranian pilgrimage

DURING the last pilgrimage season the Mullah regime did not hide its covert operations following the fabricated stampede which was the work of the Iranian Basij who had mingled with the pilgrims and now the Iranians after shouting foul are calling for internationalizing the supervision of the pilgrimage. After the suggestion …

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‘Shut this mouthpiece for good’ – ‘Political tune disgusting’

PLATO said: “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark, the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” Despite the fact that most political corridors are dark, there are politicians who are light in their own respect. They are straightforward, rational …

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Western powers back business with Iran – US, France, Britain, Germany and EU seek to reassure companies

BRUSSELS, May 20, (AFP): Foreign banks and businesses should not hold back from conducting legal business with Iran, Western powers said Friday. In a joint statement released after talks in Brussels, the United States, the European Union, France, Britain and Germany sought to reassure companies that, after the Iran nuclear …

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Top Saudi cleric seen to warn Iran

RIYADH, May 20, (AFP): A senior Saudi religious leader on Friday warned against those who would “wreak havoc” under the guise of pilgrimage, an apparent swipe at the kingdom’s rival Iran. The comments by Sheikh Saleh bin Abdullah bin Hameed at the Grand Mosque in Mecca coincide with a dispute …

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European banks still wary on Iran trade over sanctions risk – Lenders cautious despite assurances from US and Europe politicians that they can resume ties

LONDON, May 19, (RTRS): European banks are holding back from business with Iran partly due to worries they might breach remaining sanctions, despite assurances from US and European politicians that they can legally resume ties, officials said on Thursday. International measures against Iran — including banking restrictions – were lifted …

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Iranian version of feminist dream in Inversion – Pollution sets off a chain reaction

LOS ANGELES, May 19, (RTRS): The title shot of “Inversion” is an image of a metropolitan landscape so thick with smog that the skyscrapers seem to be melting right into the chalky-white air. It looks like the establishing shot of downtown LA that we’ve seen in a thousand films — …

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US assurances on Iran come with asterisks – European banks executives scratching heads

WASHINGTON, May 19, (RTRS): The United States has a simple answer for executives of European banks scratching their heads over whether it is now legal for them to do business with Iran: Just ask. Any firm concerned whether a prospective business deal with Iran would be legal, Secretary of State …

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Iran won’t attend Hajj in S.Arabia – Latest sign of tensions between 2 ME powers 

TEHRAN, Iran, May 12, (Agencies): Iran will not send pilgrims to Saudi Arabia this year for the annual hajj pilgrimage, an Iranian offi cial said Thursday, the latest sign of tensions between the two Mideast powers after a disaster during the event last year killed at least 2,426 people. Iran …

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Jihadists hold bodies of 12 Iranians

TEHRAN, May 10, (AFP): Jihadists are withholding the bodies of 12 Iranian Revolutionary Guards killed last week in Syria, an Iranian military official said Tuesday, quoted by ISNA news agency. According to Iranian media, 13 Revolutionary Guards military advisers died last week in fighting in Khan Tuman, southwest of the …

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Iran director sentenced to 233 lashes says he’s no activist – ‘I was filming what was being written on Tehran walls’

PARIS, May 7, (AFP): An Iranian director sentenced to 233 lashes for making a film that has never been officially shown in his homeland said Friday he just wanted to be left alone to work rather than “be turned into a hero”. Keywan Karimi ran into trouble with Iran’s powerful …

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