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DAESH CLAIMS IRAN ATTACKS … GUARD VOWS REVENGE – Parliament, shrine assault claims 12

Intelligence minister says third attack foiled TEHRAN, Iran, June 7, (Agencies): The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Wednesday for a stunning pair of attacks on Iran’s parliament and the mausoleum of its modern founder, the first such attack claimed by the Sunni extremist group in the Shiite-ruled nation. The lethal …

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Rouhani faces pressure to improve rights

‘Expectations are running high’ BEIRUT, May 30, (Agencies): In the week before the May 19 presidential election in Iran, the eventual victor, Hassan Rouhani, criticised the judiciary and the powerful Revolutionary Guards with rhetoric rarely heard in public in the Islamic republic. Now, in the eyes of his supporters, it …

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Iran builds 3rd underground factory to manufacture ‘ballistic missiles’

TEHRAN, May 25, (Agencies): Iran has built a third underground plant to manufacture ballistic missiles, the head of its Revolutionary Guards aerospace division General Amir-Ali Hadjizadeh said on Thursday. The announcement as US President Donald Trump makes a maiden foreign tour in which Saudi and Israeli concerns about Iran have …

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Amir congratulates Rouhani – ‘Iran has chosen path of engagement’

KUWAIT CITY, May 20, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Saturday a cable of congratulations to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, congratulating him on his reelection as president of the Islamic Republic. His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the …

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Rouhani looks to beat cleric Raisi – Foreign funds eye to gain foothold

TEHRAN, Iran, May 18, (Agencies): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani staked his political future on opening Iran ever so slightly to the outside world and overcoming hard-liners’ opposition to secure a historic nuclear deal in exchange for relief from crippling sanctions. He’ll soon find out if voters think it’s enough to …

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Khamenei urges massive turnout

Final day of election campaign TEHRAN, May 17, (Agencies): Iran’s top two presidential candidates launched a final day of election campaigning Wednesday as the supreme leader called for a massive turnout to bolster the regime against its “enemies”. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei suggested Iran’s foes would be deterred from pursuing regime …

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Re-engagement with world at stake in Tehran election – Hardliners unite behind Raisi

ANKARA, May 16, (RTRS): Iranians vote for president on Friday in a contest likely to determine whether Tehran’s re-engagement with the world stalls or quickens, although whatever the outcome no change is expected to its revolutionary system of conservative clerical rule. Seeking a second term, pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani, 68, …

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Ex-Prez Khatami endorses Rouhani – Missing reformists real heroes at rally

TEHRAN, May 14, (Agencies): Iran’s reformist ex-president Mohammad Khatami on Sunday endorsed President Hassan Rouhani in a video message, calling on voters to give him another term in this week’s election. “Mr Rouhani’s government has been a successful one, despite all the limitations, problems and the great expectations,” he said …

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Sunni leader endorses Rouhani – Turnout key for election

TEHRAN, May 13, (Agencies): A leading figure of Iran’s minority Sunnis endorsed moderate President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday ahead of this week’s election, despite the government’s “shortcomings”. Sunnis make up around five to 10 percent of Iran’s 80 million population, which is overwhelmingly from the Shiite sect of Islam. Religious …

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IRAN WARNS WILL HIT MILITANT HAVENS IN PAKISTAN

Saudi, Tehran ‘war of words’ threaten mutual destruction TEHRAN, May 8, (Agencies): Iran’s defense minister on Monday lashed back at Saudi Arabia, slamming the kingdom’s deputy crown prince over belligerent comments last week that underscored the deep rivalries between the Sunni and Shiite powers. In a wide-ranging interview, Saudi Prince …

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