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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Iran balks at ‘new’ British policy toward Persian Gulf region

Al-monitor — In her appearance before the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on Dec. 7, UK Prime Minister Theresa May called for deeper military cooperation with members of the Arab bloc and said the United Kingdom and its allies must work together to counter “Iran’s aggressive regional actions.” In this vein, she told leaders of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, …

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TEDxTehran 2016: “Good Morning Tehran”

PayvandNews -Our lives in Tehran and worldwide is in constant motion. Time is always in transition. This was a reflection of TEDxTehran theme the past three years. We began with our city, Tehran En Route, heading towards an inflection point, The Verge of a Breakthrough that gave way to A New Paradigm. So what comes right after this journey to …

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Qeshm Island in Persian Gulf to host Global Geoparks Network workshop in 2017

PayvandNews – The Iranian island of Qeshm in Persian Gulf will play host to Global Geoparks Network Workshop for Middle East Region, which will be held from April 24 to 26, 2017. map of Qeshm Geopark Founded in 2004 as an international partnership developed under the umbrella of UNESCO, the GGN seeks to promote professional management of global geoparks and …

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U.S. Charges Man With $1 Billion Conspiracy To Evade Iran Sanctions

RFL/RE – The U.S. Justice Department said on December 15 that it has charged a U.S. citizen with money laundering and evading sanctions on Iran. The department charged that Kenneth Zong along with four unindicted co-conspirators — another American and three Iranians — engaged in fraudulent transactions intended to unlawfully withdraw Iranian-owned funds worth approximately $1 billion from South Korean …

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Iran Revolutionary Guard chief in Aleppo: ‘Kill all those who are trapped’

Al-Arabia – Syrian media sources said that General Javad al-Ghafari, commander of the Revolutionary Guards and 16 IRGC-backed Shiite militias wants to kill all those who are still trapped in eastern Aleppo, which is hampering the completion of the operation aiming to evacuate the rest of the civilians and fighters. The sources said that General Ghafari has been in conflict …

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Iran lures the West by rushing business

Al-Arabia – Iran’s President Hassan Rowhani has been rushing to seal business deals with Asian, European, and even American corporations as quickly as possible. This week, Iran signed a historic deal with Boeing worth nearly $17 billion. It worth noting that this is the first business deal Tehran finalized with an American aviation corporation since the establishment of the Islamic …

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Iran detains 120 people in a coffee shop in downtown Tehran

Al-Arabia – The prosecutor of the city of Tehran, Mahmoud Jafari Dowlat Abadi announced that the Iranian Police apprehended 120 people in a coffee shop, accusing them of not being “in a normal condition,” as he describes it, which is the charge issued by the judicial authorities against coffee goers in Iran. Dowlat Abadi added that “15 out of the …

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Mother of jailed activist challenges son’s arrest

Radiozamaneh – Mother of Iranian prisoner Omid Alishenas who was arrested last week by Sarallah Forces to serve his sentence in Evin Prison has once more spoken out against the treatment of his son calling his sentence unjust and his arrest in violation of rules and regulations of the judiciary. Omid Alishenas was arrested 10 December at his family’s home …

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Common sense lost in Iranian race for ultimate selfie

Al-monitor — Taking pictures with celebrities is gaining popularity in Iran. For fans of the selfie, it makes no difference what the person they’re posing next to is actually famous for: whether artists, athletes, actors or even politicians, those with a big name are caught up in the trend. For those on a hunt for selfies, the only thing that …

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Revolutionary Guard faces new foe in Iran’s opening economy

AP — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard faces a new enemy: the gradual opening of the country’s economy after the nuclear deal with world powers. Though better known for its hard-line fervor as an elite force created to defend Iran’s cleric-led system, the Guard holds vast business interests both public and hidden across the Islamic Republic. In times of international sanctions, the …

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