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Iran Hardliners Win Back Important Parliamentary Chairmanship Amid Tensions

Radiofarda – Hardliners in Iran have won back the important position of the parliamentary Commission for National Security and Foreign Policy chairmanship; perhaps as a sign that tensions with the U.S. are impacting Iranian politics. A relatively moderate lawmaker, Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh was defeated by his ultraconservative challenger in a tight race for the chairmanship of the influential commission. Less than …

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Iran Minister Says Cyber-Attacks Not Successful

Radiofarda – Iran’s minister of communication and information technology in a reaction to reports of U.S. cyber-attacks has said that these attempts were not successful. Mohammad Azari Jahromi reacting to local media said in a tweet there were 33 million cyber-attacks during the past Iranian year (March 21, 2019-March 20, 2019) but Iran’s defensive wall “none of the attacks were …

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U.S. Prods Iran For Talks; Tehran Dismisses Sanctions Threat

Radiofarda – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was not seeking war with Tehran after a senior Iranian military commander warned any conflict in the Gulf region could spread uncontrollably and threaten the lives of U.S. troops. Tensions remain high between longtime foes Iran and the United States after Trump said on Friday that he called off a …

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Website Close To Rouhani Reports Quarrel, Sulking At Government Meeting

Radiofarda – A news website close to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has reported that he has had a loud argument with his vice-president Es’haq Jahangiri during a meeting on Saturday, June 22. According to Entekhab, Jahangiri was subsequently leaving the meeting in protest to Rouhani’s harsh words, but Majles Speaker Ali Larijani brought him back to the meeting. Rouhani has …

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Iran-China Trade Drops 35 Percent In 2019

Radiofarda – The latest official figures from China show that its trade with Iran suffered a substantial drop in the first five months of 2019, compared with the same period last year. Trade figures published by China’s customs on June 17 show Iran’s exports, including crude oil, declined 46.6 percent totaling $7.17 billion. China’s exports to Iran also declined by …

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