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IRAN HITS U.S. WITH ‘RECIPROCAL’ SANCTIONS – Hormuz harassment ripe for clashes

DUBAI, March 26, (Agencies): Iran denied on Saturday US accusations that its fast-attack boats were “harassing” warships at the mouth of the Gulf, and said Washington would be responsible for any clashes in the key oil shipping route. US Navy commanders earlier accused Iran of jeopardising international navigation by “harassing” …

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Iran keeps ban on US visitors

TEHRAN, March 7, (Agencies): Iran said Tuesday it would continue its retaliatory measure of barring US visitors in response to US President Donald Trump’s updated travel ban on predominantly Muslim countries. “Our earlier counter-measure against Trump’s previous order is still in place,” said deputy foreign minister Majid Takht Ravanchi at …

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Read Iran’s letter in Nasrallah’s language

IS Iran really striving for stability in the region and formation of good relations with its neighbors on the other side of the Arabian Gulf? Was the visit of the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to the Sultanate of Oman and the State of Kuwait intended to close many of the …

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Iran’s empty threats

EVERY dawn for the last 38 years, leaders of the Tehran regime have been issuing threats about Iran’s horrific and devastating response if the United States of America takes any disciplinary measures against it. However, such intimidations were quickly forgotten and the embargo on Iran became more severe. Lately, this …

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Iran high-rise building collapse kills thirty firefighters

TEHRAN, Iran, Jan 19, (AP): A historic high-rise building in the heart of Iran’s capital caught fire and later collapsed Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and leaving their stunned colleagues and bystanders weeping in the streets. The disaster at the 15-story Plasco building, inadvertently shown live on state television, …

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Iran parliament passes 5-year economic plan – Plan includes sharp rise in foreign investment

DUBAI, Jan 15, (RTRS): Iran’s parliament passed a five-year economic development plan on Sunday that includes a sharp rise in foreign investment, though Tehran may not achieve that while US president-elect Donald Trump is in office. The plan lets the government arrange up to an average of $30 billion of …

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Thousands bid farewell to Rafsanjani – Iranians in a show of unity to honor ex-president

DUBAI, Jan 10, (Agencies): Hundreds of thousands of Iranians massed in central Tehran on Tuesday for the funeral of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in a show of unity to honour the Islamic Republic’s polarising pragmatist. Rafsanjani, who died on Sunday aged 82, was buried next to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, …

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Mourners pay respect to Rafsanjani – Kuwait, Arab states commiserate over ex-Iran president

TEHRAN, Iran, Jan 9, (Agencies): Mourners from all walks of life in Iran — from the country’s president to passers-by on the street — paid their respects on Monday to the late Iranian leader Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani following his death over the weekend at the age of 82. President Hassan …

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Former Iran president Rafsanjani dies

TEHRAN, Jan 8, (AFP): Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died in hospital on Sunday after suffering a heart attack, the ISNA and Fars news agencies reported. Rafsanjani, who was 82, was a pivotal figure in the foundation of the Islamic republic in 1979, and served as president from 1989 …

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Iran signs two oil deals with Gazprom – Russian giant to develop to major oil fields

TEHRAN, Dec 14, (AFP): Iran signed preliminary agreements with Russia’s Gazprom on Tuesday to develop two major oil fields in the latest of a flurry of deals with foreign firms, local media reported. The deals open the way for Gazprom to carry out studies at the Cheshmekosh and Changouleh fields …

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