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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Iran Marks 1979 Revolution Anniversary With Mass Rallies, Defiant Words

RFL/RE – Hundreds of thousands of Iranians rallied on February 10 to mark the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The rallies commemorate February 11, 1979, when followers of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini ousted a U.S.-backed monarch, Shah Reza Pahlavi. State television broadcast footage of large crowds in Tehran and other cities and towns across the country, many of them in …

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Russian Envoy Sees No Substantial Differences With U.S. Over Iran Deal

RFL/RE – Russia does not have substantial differences with the United States over the Iran nuclear deal, Sergei Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to Washington, was quoted as saying by Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency. Kislyak told RIA Novosti on February 10 that Moscow intended to conduct a dialogue with Washington over the Iran deal and that those differences that did …

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Bahrain Kills Three Linked To Jailbreak On Way To Iran

RFL/RE – Authorities in Bahrain say security forces killed three men and arrested seven others during a sea-based gunbattle as they tried to flee to Iran. Authorities said on February 9 that most of the men were tied to a deadly jailbreak last month in Bahrain. The Interior Ministry said the men were on a boat headed toward Iranian waters …

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In First Meeting, Top EU, U.S. Diplomats Discuss Russia, Iran, Ukraine

RFL/RE – The European Union’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke “at length” about terrorism, Russia, the Iran nuclear deal, and Ukraine in their first meeting, the EU said. Mogherini visited Washington on February 9-10 for the first time since Donald Trump became president, meeting both with Tillerson and Michael Flynn, Trump’s national …

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Iran’s Rowhani warns those using ‘threatening language’

Al-Arabia – Iranian President Hassan Rowhani warned Friday that those using “threatening language” against Tehran would regret it as the regime faces increasingly hawkish rhetoric from the new US administration. Rowhani was speaking at a march attended by hundreds of thousands of people in the capital marking the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution. “This turnout is a response to …

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Why Iran-US war of words won’t turn physical

Al-monitor – As much as the United States’ new tone toward Iran is worrisome, and as much as the Islamic Republic’s Jan. 29 ballistic missile test is disconcerting, Tehran and Washington are unlikely to collide directly. AUTHOR Adnan Tabatabai In both capitals, decision-makers see an urgent need for harsh rhetoric — albeit for different reasons. The Iranians see a need …

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Kuwait welcomes prospects for cooperation between Iran, Persian Gulf Arab states

PayvandNews – Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled al-Jarallah has welcomed prospects for cooperation between Iran and the Persian Gulf Arab countries to help resolve conflicts in the region. Dialogue between Iran and the Persian Gulf Arab countries would “contribute effectively to containment of many areas of tension in the region, whether in Yemen or in Syria or anywhere else in …

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Mac malware originated in Iran, say researchers

scmagazine -A piece of malware, believed to have originated in Iran, was detected on the Apple computers of a phony website masquerading as the U.S. aerospace firm United Technologies, as well as that of a human rights advocate. The Mac-based malware could be an attempt by Iranian hackers to target the U.S. defense industry, according to Claudio Guarnieri and Collin …

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Iran commutes death sentences of six juvenile offenders

GulfNews – Tehran: Iran has commuted death sentences against six juvenile offenders following UN criticism it was executing people who had committed crimes as children at “an unprecedented rate”, a report said on Thursday. Prosecutors asked the judiciary to reconsider 10 cases, the Shahrvand newspaper quoted Tehran chief prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi as saying. “Six requests were accepted and their …

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Iran launches surface-to-air missile, reports say

usatoday -Iran fired a surface-to-air missile Wednesday, days after President Trump’s administration sanctioned Iranian individuals and companies tied to recent missile tests, multiple reports say. CNN, citing a U.S. official, said Iran launched the defensive missile from the same pad used for a medium-range missile test that failed earlier this month. The rocket, described as a short-range surface-to-air missile, impacted 35 miles away, Fox News reported. The reported test comes less …

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