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Iranian Minister Says Ready To Do Business With U.S. Oil Companies

RFL/RE – Iran is ready to do business with American oil companies even though the United States still prohibits them from operating in the country, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh has said. “American companies can come to Iran and benefit so [U.S. President Donald Trump] won’t be upset,” Zanganeh said, according to SHANA, the news site of the Iranian Oil Ministry. Though …

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Khamenei Adviser Warns Europeans Not To Try To Add Conditions To Nuclear Deal

RFL/RE – A top adviser to Iran’s supreme leader has warned European governments against trying to negotiate new conditions to keep the 2015 nuclear deal alive. “To say that they accept the JCPOA [nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] but should negotiate on Iran’s regional presence or talk about Iran’s missile defenses is to set conditions on …

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Russian, Iranian Diplomats To Discuss Iran Nuclear Deal This Week

RFL/RE – A senior Russian diplomat says he expects to hold talks with an Iranian counterpart this week to discuss the situation surrounding the Iran nuclear deal following U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to abandon the multinational accord if it is not amended. The Interfax news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on October 17 that he plans …

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Could Iran Be Big Winner in Kirkuk Dispute?

VOA – The U.S.-led coalition to defeat Islamic State says local forces have retaken 87% of the territory once held by ISIS in Iraq and Syria. But as the terror group’s defeat becomes imminent in Iraq, Iraqis are starting to shift their focus to a more complicated dispute: Iraqi Kurds’ desire for independence. As VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb reports, the …

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Yazd City Council will not Tolerate Suspension of Zoroastrian Member

Radiozamaneh – The suspension of Sepanta Niknam, the Zoroastrian Yazd City Councillor by the Administrative Court of Justice has sparked outrage amongst his peers and the public. A defeated hardliner candidate of the municipal elections has targeted Niknam for not being Muslim and has argued non-Muslims cannot run for office in a Muslim majority country. Sepanta Niknam, the Zoroastrian Yazd City Councillor …

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