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Iranian film "A Man of Integrity" wins 'Certain Regard' competition at Cannes

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Iranian film "A Man of Integrity" wins 'Certain Regard' competition at Cannes

- CANNES, France: A movie by an Iranian who was previously sentenced to jail for his work in Iran won the top prize in the "Un Certain Regard" competition at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday. "A Man of Integrity", filmed in Iran, is a tense drama about a man who refuses to bribe his way out of problems. The writer-director, Mohammad Rasoulof, was arrested alongside acclaimed director Jafar Panahi, in 2010

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Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard killed fighting Islamic State in Iraq - Tasnim

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Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard killed fighting Islamic State in Iraq - Tasnim

- BAGHDAD: A senior commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp was killed fighting Islamic State west of the Iraqi city of Mosul, Tehran-based Tasnim agency reported on Saturday. It is the first time Iran has announced the death of a senior commander during the operations launched in October to drive the Islamist militants out of Mosul. "Commander Shaaban Nassiri was martyred in the operation to free the west of Mosul," the semi-official Tasnim news agency quoted the Revolutionary Guards as saying

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Pakistan says Iranian mortar attack kills civilian

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Pakistan says Iranian mortar attack kills civilian

- QUETTA, Pakistan: Iranian mortar fire on Saturday killed a Pakistani civilian in the western Baluchistan province that shares a long border with Iran, a regional Pakistani official said. Relations between Iran and Pakistan have been at a low ebb since 10 Iranian border guards were killed by militants last month. Iran said that, in that incident, Jaish al Adl, a Sunni militant group, had opened fire from inside Pakistan

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Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains

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Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains

- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved bipartisan legislation that would authorize the president to levy new penalties on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal in place. Lawmakers voted 18-3 on Thursday to pass the bill. The legislation would impose mandatory sanctions on people involved in Iran's ballistic missile program and anyone who does business with them

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Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains

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Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains

- WASHINGTON — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved bipartisan legislation that would authorize the president to levy new penalties on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal in place. Lawmakers voted 18-3 on Thursday to pass the bill. The legislation would impose mandatory sanctions on people involved in Iran's ballistic missile program and anyone who does business with them. The measure would punish Iran's Revolutionary Guards and enforce an arms embargo

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Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains

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Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains

- WASHINGTON — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved bipartisan legislation that would authorize the president to levy new penalties on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal in place. Lawmakers voted 18-3 on Thursday to pass the bill. The legislation would impose mandatory sanctions on people involved in Iran's ballistic missile program and anyone who does business with them. The measure would punish Iran's Revolutionary Guards and enforce an arms embargo

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Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains

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Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains

- WASHINGTON — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved bipartisan legislation that would authorize the president to levy new penalties on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal in place. Lawmakers voted 18-3 on Thursday to pass the bill. The legislation would impose mandatory sanctions on people involved in Iran's ballistic missile program and anyone who does business with them. The measure would punish Iran's Revolutionary Guards and enforce an arms embargo

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Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains

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Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains

- WASHINGTON — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved bipartisan legislation that would authorize the president to levy new penalties on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal in place. Lawmakers voted 18-3 on Thursday to pass the bill. The legislation would impose mandatory sanctions on people involved in Iran's ballistic missile program and anyone who does business with them. The measure would punish Iran's Revolutionary Guards and enforce an arms embargo

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Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains

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Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains

- WASHINGTON — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved bipartisan legislation that would authorize the president to levy new penalties on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal in place. Lawmakers voted 18-3 on Thursday to pass the bill. The legislation would impose mandatory sanctions on people involved in Iran's ballistic missile program and anyone who does business with them. The measure would punish Iran's Revolutionary Guards and enforce an arms embargo

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Trump’s Mideast vision: backing Arab strongmen against Iran

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Trump’s Mideast vision: backing Arab strongmen against Iran

- The images from the same night broadcast around the Middle East speak as loudly as the words. On the one hand: the young people of Iran, dancing in the streets to mark the re-election of a pragmatist, men and women together. On the other: the president of the United States, swaying through an all-male “sword dance” under the stars with the absolute rulers of Saudi Arabia, where publicly calling for any form of political change risks prosecution

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Ex- ISI official admits Kulbhushan Jadhav captured from Iran

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Ex- ISI official admits Kulbhushan Jadhav captured from Iran

- Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer ,was given the death sentence by a military court in Pakistan on April 10 for alleged "espionage and subversive activities." Amjad Shoaib, an ex-ISI official and a retired Lieutenant General of the Pakistan Army, has acknowledged India's claim that Kulbhushan Jadhav was captured from Iran. This revelation by an ex-ISI official is damaging for Pakistan and shows the real face of that country's armed forces establishment, the civilian government and the ISI who have connived to tarnish the image of India globally

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10 things Singaporeans should know about travelling to Iran

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10 things Singaporeans should know about travelling to Iran

- It’s very safe. The most common question I was asked when friends found out I was going to Iran: is it safe? The answer is: yes, very much so. Iranians are generally very friendly and helpful, and curious about foreigners. We were never made to feel unsafe. We walked the streets undisturbed at night, while our Iranian driver Behzad often left the windows of his car rolled down when we parked

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President Tony Tan congratulates Iran's Rouhani on re-election

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President Tony Tan congratulates Iran's Rouhani on re-election

- SINGAPORE: President Tony Tan Keng Yam has congratulated Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on his re-election. In a letter to Dr Rouhani dated May 22, President Tan said: "Your strong electoral mandate reflects the high level of trust the Iranian people have in you and your tireless efforts to reintegrate Iran into the international community and global economy." Dr Rouhani received more than 57 per cent of the vote on Saturday to secure a second term in office

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Arab states warming to Israel because of Iran 'threat', Trump says in Jerusalem

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Arab states warming to Israel because of Iran 'threat', Trump says in Jerusalem

- Donald Trump says concerns about Iran 'regional threat' driving Israel, Arab states closer together The relationship between Israel and Arab countries is becoming closer because of shared concern about Iran, US President Donald Trump has said during his visit to Israel. Key points: Israel praises America's "shift in policy" with regards to Iranian threat Mr Trump says defeating terrorism is an opportunity for Middle East cooperation Iran slams Mr Trump for promoting "Iranophobia" Speaking in Jerusalem after talks with Israeli leaders on the first day of his two-day visit, Mr Trump doubled-down on Iran, pledging he would never let Tehran acquire nuclear arms and demanding Tehran immediately cease military and financial backing of "terrorists and militias"

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US President Donald Trump says concerns about Iran driving Israel, Arab states closer

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US President Donald Trump says concerns about Iran driving Israel, Arab states closer

- JERUSALEM (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump said on Monday (May 22) that shared concern about Iran was driving Israel and many Arab states closer and demanded that Teheran immediately cease military and financial backing of "terrorists and militias". In stressing threats from Iran, Trump echoed a theme laid out during weekend meetings in Saudi Arabia with Muslim leaders from around the world, many wary of the Islamic Republic's growing regional influence and financial muscle

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Iran mocks Donald Trump's meeting with Saudi Arabia, says missile tests will continue

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Iran mocks Donald Trump's meeting with Saudi Arabia, says missile tests will continue

- Our tests are for defence and peace. Not for violence, says re-elected President Hassan Rouhani Iran's re-elected President Hassan Rouhani ridiculed US strategy in the Middle East, dismissing Donald Trump's summit with Arab leaders as "just a show" and insisting that missile tests will continue. "Our missiles are for our defence and for peace, they are not offensive. Know that while there is a technical need to conduct missile tests, we will do so and we will ask the permission of no one," Rouhani told reporters in Tehran

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Iran's Khamenei says Saudis will fall, Rouhani calls for better ties
Iran's hardline Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday Saudi Arabia's rulers faced "certain downfall" for aligning themselves with the United States, hours after the country's pragmatist president called for improved ties with Gulf states. "They (Saudi leaders) act cordially towards the enemies of Islam while having the opposite behaviour towards the Muslim people of Bahrain and Yemen," Khamenei told a religious gathering, according to his Twitter account   Read More ...
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Iran sanctions bill likely to become law, testing nuke deal
Iran sanctions bill likely to become law, testing nuke deal he nuclear deal reached in 2015 between Iran and the US, the UK, France, Russia, China and Germany required the US to suspend all nuclear-related sanctions – and commit not to pass those same sanctions under a different name. But the US is allowed in general terms to continue its nonnuclear sanctions and to expand upon them. Several individuals and organizations engaged in Iran’s nonnuclear activity – its missile work and its proxy warfare – are also involved in its nuclear program, and thus would face sanctions once again after receiving relief from the nuclear accord   Read More ...
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'24 Frames': Iran's Abbas Kiarostami flourishes after death with final film
'24 Frames': Iran's Abbas Kiarostami flourishes after death with final film Renowned Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami died last spring while making the experimental film "24 Frames" His son finished the piece, which debuted this month at the Cannes Film Festival, in France When he was dying in spring last year, Abbas Kiarostami knew he was leaving behind not only his family and friends, but also his final work, unfinished. Iran's most celebrated filmmaker and noted polymath was three years into the self-financed project when he died aged 76   Read More ...
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Iranian film "A Man of Integrity" wins 'Certain Regard' competition at Cannes
Iranian film "A Man of Integrity" wins 'Certain Regard' competition at Cannes CANNES, France: A movie by an Iranian who was previously sentenced to jail for his work in Iran won the top prize in the "Un Certain Regard" competition at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday. "A Man of Integrity", filmed in Iran, is a tense drama about a man who refuses to bribe his way out of problems. The writer-director, Mohammad Rasoulof, was arrested alongside acclaimed director Jafar Panahi, in 2010   Read More ...
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Iran’s Rouhani wins a second term
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has won an impressive victory to claim a second term in office. His win is a vote to continue the moderate policies that Rouhani has backed, in particular the effort to reopen Iran to the world. While that effort was somewhat fitful, the president can now claim the support of reformers who prevailed in elections for Iran’s municipal governments that were also held last week   Read More ...
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Iranian film "A Man of Integrity" wins 'Certain Regard' competition at Cannes
A movie by an Iranian who was previously sentenced to jail for his work in Iran won the top prize in the "Un Certain Regard" competition at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday. "A Man of Integrity", filmed in Iran, is a tense drama about a man who refuses to bribe his way out of problems. The writer-director, Mohammad Rasoulof, was arrested alongside acclaimed director Jafar Panahi, in 2010   Read More ...
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Iranian film "A Man of Integrity" wins 'Certain Regard' competition at Cannes
CANNES, France A movie by an Iranian who was previously sentenced to jail for his work in Iran won the top prize in the "Un Certain Regard" competition at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday. "A Man of Integrity", filmed in Iran, is a tense drama about a man who refuses to bribe his way out of problems. The writer-director, Mohammad Rasoulof, was arrested alongside acclaimed director Jafar Panahi, in 2010   Read More ...
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US Treasury chief says reviewing Iran’s aircraft licences
WASHINGTON The US Treasury is reviewing licences for Boeing Co and Airbus to sell aircraft to Iran, department head Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday, telling lawmakers he would increase sanctions pressure on Iran, Syria and North Korea. “We will use everything within our power to put additional sanctions on Iran, Syria and North Korea to protect American lives,” Mnuchin said in testimony to the House Ways and Means Committee   Read More ...
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Pakistani man killed as Iranian border guards fire mortar shell into Balochistan
Pakistani man killed as Iranian border guards fire mortar shell into Balochistan A man was killed as Iranian border guards fired a mortar shell into Pakistani territory near the border with Iran on Saturday, a government official said. The mortar shell hit a vehicle in Balochistan's Panjgur district, killing Kam Jan, a resident of Washuk who was travelling in the vehicle, Commissioner Makran Division Bashir Bangulzai told DawnNews. The vehicle was also destroyed in the mortar attack that took place at around 6:30am, Bangulzai said   Read More ...
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Iran's Rouhani calls for better Gulf ties in call with Qatar Emir
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called on Saturday for improved relations with Gulf Arab countries during a telephone call with the emir of Qatar, which has come under fire from its Gulf neighbours over its relationship with Tehran. Iran and the Gulf Arab states are backing opposing sides in the Syrian and Yemen conflicts. Relations were further hit last weekend when U   Read More ...
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Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard killed in Iraq
Baghdad: A senior commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp was killed fighting Daesh west of the Iraqi city of Mosul, Tehran-based Tasnim agency reported on Saturday. It is the first time Iran has announced the death of a senior commander during the operations launched in October to drive the Daesh terrorists out of Mosul. “Commander Shaaban Nassiri was martyred in the operation to free the west of Mosul,” the semi-official Tasnim news agency quoted the Revolutionary Guards as saying   Read More ...
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IRGC general killed in Iraq’s Mosul
IRGC general killed in Iraq’s Mosul Baku, Azerbaijan, May 27. A senior commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was killed in Iraq’s Mosul city during the ongoing fight against the Islamic State terrorist group (IS, ISIS aka ISIL), semi-official Tasnim news agency reported May 27. The report said that he was already in Syria for a long time to "protect the holy shrine of Zaynab [a daughter of first Shia Imam Ali]"   Read More ...
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Pakistani man killed in mortal shelling by Iranian border guards
A Pakistan man was reportedly killed after a mortar shell was fired allegedly by Iranian border guards in Balochistan's Panjgur district on Saturday, a government official said. The Dawn quoted Commissioner Makran Division Bashir Bangulzai as saying that a resident of Washuk Kam Jan was killed after the mortar shell hit a vehicle in Balochistan's Panjgur district in which he was travelling   Read More ...
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Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard killed fighting Islamic State in Iraq - Tasnim
Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard killed fighting Islamic State in Iraq - Tasnim BAGHDAD: A senior commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp was killed fighting Islamic State west of the Iraqi city of Mosul, Tehran-based Tasnim agency reported on Saturday. It is the first time Iran has announced the death of a senior commander during the operations launched in October to drive the Islamist militants out of Mosul. "Commander Shaaban Nassiri was martyred in the operation to free the west of Mosul," the semi-official Tasnim news agency quoted the Revolutionary Guards as saying   Read More ...
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Pakistan says Iranian mortar attack kills civilian
Pakistan says Iranian mortar attack kills civilian QUETTA, Pakistan: Iranian mortar fire on Saturday killed a Pakistani civilian in the western Baluchistan province that shares a long border with Iran, a regional Pakistani official said. Relations between Iran and Pakistan have been at a low ebb since 10 Iranian border guards were killed by militants last month. Iran said that, in that incident, Jaish al Adl, a Sunni militant group, had opened fire from inside Pakistan   Read More ...
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Pakistan claims mortar attack originating form Iran killed civilian
Pakistan claims mortar attack originating form Iran killed civilian Iranian mortar fire on Saturday killed a Pakistani civilian in the western Baluchistan province that shares a long border with Iran, a regional Pakistani official said. Relations between Iran and Pakistan have been at a low ebb since 10 Iranian border guards were killed by militants last month. Iran said that, in that incident, Jaish al Adl, a Sunni militant group, had opened fire from inside Pakistan   Read More ...
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Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard killed fighting Islamic State in Iraq - Tasnim
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A senior commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp was killed fighting Islamic State west of the Iraqi city of Mosul, Tehran-based Tasnim agency reported on Saturday. It is the first time Iran has announced the death of a senior commander during the operations launched in October to drive the Islamist militants out of Mosul. "Commander Shaaban Nassiri was martyred in the operation to free the west of Mosul," the semi-official Tasnim news agency quoted the Revolutionary Guards as saying   Read More ...
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Pakistan says Iranian mortar attack kills civilian
QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Iranian mortar fire on Saturday killed a Pakistani civilian in the western Baluchistan province that shares a long border with Iran, a regional Pakistani official said. Relations between Iran and Pakistan have been at a low ebb since 10 Iranian border guards were killed by militants last month. Iran said that, in that incident, Jaish al Adl, a Sunni militant group, had opened fire from inside Pakistan   Read More ...
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Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard killed fighting IS in Iraq - Tasnim
A senior commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp was killed fighting Islamic State west of the Iraqi city of Mosul, Tehran-based Tasnim agency reported on Saturday. It is the first time Iran has announced the death of a senior commander during the operations launched in October to drive the Islamist militants out of Mosul. "Commander Shaaban Nassiri was martyred in the operation to free the west of Mosul," the semi-official Tasnim news agency quoted the Revolutionary Guards as saying   Read More ...
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Pakistan says Iranian mortar attack kills civilian
Iran said that, in that incident, Jaish al Adl, a Sunni militant group, had opened fire from inside Pakistan. Iranian mortar fire on Saturday killed a Pakistani civilian in the western Baluchistan province that shares a long border with Iran, a regional Pakistani official said. Relations between Iran and Pakistan have been at a low ebb since 10 Iranian border guards were killed by militants last month   Read More ...
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Pakistan says Iranian mortar attack kills civilian
QUETTA, Pakistan Iranian mortar fire on Saturday killed a Pakistani civilian in the western Baluchistan province that shares a long border with Iran, a regional Pakistani official said. Relations between Iran and Pakistan have been at a low ebb since 10 Iranian border guards were killed by militants last month. Iran said that, in that incident, Jaish al Adl, a Sunni militant group, had opened fire from inside Pakistan   Read More ...
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Putin discusses Syria, economic ties with Iran's Rouhani - Kremlin
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iran's Hassan Rouhani held a phone call in which the two leaders stressed the need for more joint efforts to resolve the Syria crisis and discussed economic ties, the Kremlin said on Saturday. The Kremlin added that Putin congratulated Rouhani on his recent election win. It clarified that the economic issues discussed included joint projects in the oil and gas sector and peaceful nuclear projects   Read More ...
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Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting IS
Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting IS BAGHDAD (AP) — A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander was killed in an explosion during clashes with the Islamic State group west of Mosul, an Iraqi official told The Associated Press on Saturday, as aid groups voiced concern for the safety of civilians after Iraq's government called for residents in militant-held neighborhoods to flee immediately. Gen. Shaaban Nasiiri was an adviser to Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force   Read More ...
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Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting IS
Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting IS BAGHDAD (AP) — A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander was killed in an explosion during clashes with the Islamic State group west of Mosul, an Iraqi official told The Associated Press on Saturday, as aid groups voiced concern for the safety of civilians after Iraq's government called for residents in militant-held neighborhoods to flee immediately. Gen. Shaaban Nasiiri was an adviser to Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force   Read More ...
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The Latest: Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting IS
BAGHDAD (AP) - The Latest on developments in Iraq (all times local): An Iraqi official says a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander has been killed in an explosion during clashes with the Islamic State group west of Mosul. The Iraqi official says Gen. Shaaban Nasiiri was an adviser to Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force, who has acted as a key adviser to Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces - an umbrella group of Mostly Shiite militia forces sanctioned by the Iraqi government - in the fight against IS   Read More ...
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The Latest: Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting IS
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq (all times local): An Iraqi official says a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander has been killed in an explosion during clashes with the Islamic State group west of Mosul. The Iraqi official says Gen. Shaaban Nasiiri was an adviser to Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force, who has acted as a key adviser to Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces — an umbrella group of Mostly Shiite militia forces sanctioned by the Iraqi government — in the fight against IS   Read More ...
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The Latest: Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting IS
An Iraqi official says a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander has been killed in an explosion during clashes with the Islamic State group west of Mosul. The Iraqi official says Gen. Shaaban Nasiiri was an adviser to Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force, who has acted as a key adviser to Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces — an umbrella group of Mostly Shiite militia forces sanctioned by the Iraqi government — in the fight against IS   Read More ...
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The Latest: Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting IS
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq (all times local): An Iraqi official says a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander has been killed in an explosion during clashes with the Islamic State group west of Mosul. The Iraqi official says Gen. Shaaban Nasiiri was an adviser to Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force, who has acted as a key adviser to Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces — an umbrella group of Mostly Shiite militia forces sanctioned by the Iraqi government — in the fight against IS   Read More ...
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Publicly lauding Israel – from Iran
Publicly lauding Israel – from Iran It was February 1963. John Kennedy resided in the White House, The Beatles’ musical conquest of America was a year away and the media in the Muslim world were continuing their 15-year-long nonstop bashing of Israel.At the same time, following a two-week visit to that same Jewish state, a Muslim Iranian intellectual with close ties to the mullahs who 16 years later would establish a theocracy dedicated to Israel’s destruction, publicly lauded Israel and its leaders   Read More ...
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What is Iran's endgame in Syria?
What is Iran's endgame in Syria? Iranians took to the polls and overwhelmingly voted to re-elect incumbent and so-called moderate Hassan Rouhani in last week's presidential election. But can we expect his next four years on the international stage to be any different from the previous years? According to Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a close friend and ally of Rouhani, while the focus of the first term was on the nuclear issue, the second term will focus on regional diplomacy   Read More ...
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Iranians stage protest rally against Bahrain crackdown
Hundreds of Iranian worshippers have rallied in Tehran to denounce a Bahrain police raid on the hometown of a prominent Shiite cleric this week that left five of his supporters dead and 286 arrested. The Iranian demonstrators took to the streets after Friday prayers in Tehran, chanting "Death to the House of Khalifa," a reference to the ruling family of Bahrain, and also, "Death to the House of Saud," a reference to the Saudi royal family   Read More ...
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‘Beautiful Military Equipment’ Can’t Buy Middle East Peace
‘Beautiful Military Equipment’ Can’t Buy Middle East Peace Tehran — As President Trump was being feted in the palaces of the Saudi royal family after concluding a historic arms deal, Iranians were celebrating the outcome of a hard-fought election. The vote manifested the determination of Iran’s electorate to continue on the path of moderation and constructive engagement based on mutual respect that brought the world the nuclear deal in 2015   Read More ...
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Iran claims third underground missile production site built
Iran claims third underground missile production site built The semi-official Fars news agency on Thursday quoted the chief of paramilitary's airspace division, Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, as saying the force will "continue to develop our missile capacity" and that U.S. concerns over the country's ballistic program are of no significance to Iran. According to the report, the site is the third underground production facility for ballistic missiles in Iran   Read More ...
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US Senate Committee Passes Bill To Impose New Sanctions On Iran
US Senate Committee Passes Bill To Impose New Sanctions On Iran Washington: The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee backed legislation on Thursday that would impose new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile development, support for Islamist militant groups, weapons transfers and human rights violations. The vote was 18-3 in favour of the legislation, paving the way for its consideration by the full Senate. Lawmakers who backed the bill said they do not believe that its passage, which would require support by the House of Representatives and President Donald Trump to become law, would violate terms of the international nuclear agreement with Iran reached in 2015   Read More ...
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Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains
Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved bipartisan legislation that would authorize the president to levy new penalties on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal in place. Lawmakers voted 18-3 on Thursday to pass the bill. The legislation would impose mandatory sanctions on people involved in Iran's ballistic missile program and anyone who does business with them   Read More ...
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Tags: Laws | 
Places: United States |  Asia |  S. Asia |  Iran | 
Hezbollah says Saudi on path to more bloodshed in Iran struggle
Hezbollah says Saudi on path to more bloodshed in Iran struggle BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah said on Thursday Saudi Arabia was on a losing path to more bloodshed in its struggle with Iran and instead urged Riyadh to seek dialogue and negotiations with Tehran. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Iran-backed group, said Riyadh aimed to pull the United States into its conflict with Tehran after a summit where President Donald Trump signalled firm backing for Saudi Arabia while criticising Iran   Read More ...
Places: Iran |  Malaysia |  Saudi Arabia |  Beyrouth |  Beirut Governorate | 
Senate Panel Imposes Stiff Iran Sanctions and Says Russia Is Next
Senate Panel Imposes Stiff Iran Sanctions and Says Russia Is Next Photo WASHINGTON — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved on Thursday the most sweeping sanctions against Iran since the United States and five other nations reached an agreement with Tehran in 2015 to sharply limit that nation’s nuclear capability, and the committee warned Russia that it was almost certain to be the next target. Because Iran has complied with the nuclear accord, the Senate committee had to find other reasons to impose the sanctions, and linked the penalties to Iran’s continued support for terrorism and its human rights violations, among other concerns   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Tags: Government |  Parliament |  Senate | 
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Iran ziet kansen voor deals met oliereuzen
Iran ziet kansen voor deals met oliereuzen Iran hoopt later dit jaar overeenkomsten te sluiten met oliemaatschappijen als Lukoil en Total. Volgens minister van Olie Bijan Zanganeh zal Iran in samenwerking met internationale bedrijven de olieproductie in de komende vijf jaar met een kwart opvoeren.   Read More ...
Places: Iran |  Netherlands | 
INTERVIEW-Iran sees breakthrough in oil deals following Rouhani re-election
Iran hopes to sign groundbreaking deals with oil majors such as Total and Lukoil this year as the re-election this month of reformist Hassan Rouhani to the presidency should boost investments. Iran's veteran oil minister, Bijan Zanganeh, told Reuters in an interview he saw his country adding around a quarter to its production capacity in the next five years thanks to new projects with international companies   Read More ...
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Hezbollah says Saudi on path to more bloodshed in Iran struggle
The Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah said on Thursday Saudi Arabia was on a losing path to more bloodshed in its struggle with Iran and instead urged Riyadh to seek dialogue and negotiations with Tehran. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Iran-backed group, said Riyadh aimed to pull the United States into its conflict with Tehran after a summit where President Donald Trump signalled firm backing for Saudi Arabia while criticising Iran   Read More ...
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