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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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Iran signs contract to buy 80 Boeing planes: official

Tehran, Dec 11, 2016 (AFP) – Iran Air said Sunday it had finalised a contract to buy 80 planes from US firm Boeing, the official IRNA news agency reported. “Fifty of the planes are 737 and the other 30 are the long haul 777 that will be delivered to Iran Air …

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Iran signs oil, gas ‘deals’ with Shell – Tehran seeks to boost its output

TEHRAN, Dec 7, (AFP): Iran signed a preliminary agreement with Shell on Wednesday to work towards developing major oil and gas fields as it seeks to boost its output. The deals open the way for Shell to carry out assessments at the South Azadegan and Yadavaran oil fields, both in …

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Iran says extension of sanctions act shows U.S. unreliable

DUBAI, Dec 3 (Reuters) – A U.S. Senate vote to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for 10 years shows the world that Washington cannot be relied upon to act on its commitments, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday. Iran has vowed to retaliate against the ISA …

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Iran sentences son of dissident cleric to 6 years in prison

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that the son of late dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri has been defrocked and sentenced to six years in prison. The Sunday report says Iran’s Special Clerical Court sentenced Ahmad Montazeri to six years in prison for …

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44 dead as trains collide in Iran

Tehran, Nov 25, 2016 (AFP) -Two trains collided and caught fire Friday in a remote region of northern Iran, killing 44 people and injuring dozens more, in one of the country’s worst rail disasters. Provincial governor Mohammad Reza Khabbaz told state television that the crash took place in Semnan province …

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