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Monthly Archives: February 2017

The World of Women Under the Iranian Mullahs

themediaexpress -For women under the Iranian regime, equal rights stop at the door of their homes. This means that they don’t have the right to their money, to work or to their children. Everything is set up to keep them uneducated and isolated at home. One key way that the abuse of women in Iran hides in plain sight is …

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Iranian Dissidents Demand Investigation Into Islamic Regime’s Secret U.S. Lobbying Network

freebeacon – Leading Iranian dissident voices say Tehran infiltrating U.S., VOA Persia service. BY: Adam Kredo A group of nearly 100 prominent Iranian dissidents is demanding that Congress launch investigations into clandestine efforts by the Islamic Republic to influence U.S. policy using a network of lobbyists and propaganda pieces placed in Voice of America’s Persian service, according to a letter …

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Iran launches ‘advanced’ rockets during military exercises

CNBC – An Iranian semi-official news agency is reporting that the country’s elite Revolutionary Guard has launched sophisticated rockets during military exercises. The Monday report by Tasnim, an agency considered to be close to the Revolutionary Guard, said the launch of “smart and advanced” rockets came during an annual three-day maneuver which began on Monday in Iran’s central desert. The …

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Tehran bans unauthorized drones after security scares

Al-Arabia – The Iranian military has banned the unauthorized use of drones in the capital Tehran, after several security scares caused by unpiloted aircraft that are increasingly popular with hobbyists and filmmakers. The general staff of the armed forces has issued an edict, which means drones may only be used if they have been given permits from one of two …

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Trump’s new travel ban targets same 7 Muslim-majority countries

Al-Arabia – A draft of President Donald Trump’s revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who already have a visa to travel to the U.S., even if they haven’t used it yet. A senior administration official said the order, which Trump revised after federal courts held up his original immigration …

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Iran, N. Korea officials: Let’s strengthen relationship

Al-Arabia – Officials from both countries say Iran and North Korea want to strengthen relations. A Sunday report by ICANA.ir, the news agency of Iran’s Parliament, quotes parliament speaker Ali Larijani as saying: “We have always been after stability of relations with North Korea.” Larijani was addressing Choe Thae-bok, visiting chairman of North Korea’s Supreme People’s Assembly. He also said …

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Iran dismisses new US pressure, calls for ‘mutual respect’

Al-Arabia- Iran’s foreign minister brushed aside new pressure from the United States on Sunday, declaring that his country is “unmoved by threats” but responds well to respect. President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran, the US and five other world powers, under which Tehran agreed to curb its uranium enrichment in exchange for the lifting …

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Iran’s Rouhani under fire as tensions with U.S. rise

Washington Post – When the United States suddenly issued a ban on entry by nationals from Iran and six other countries, sending the world’s airports into chaos, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gave a muted response. “Let’s help neighboring cultures, not build walls between nations,” the moderate leader posted on Twitter. “Let’s not forget what happened to the #BerlinWall.” The comment, …

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No Breakthroughs At Second Round Of Syrian Peace Talks In Astana

RFL/RE – Syrian peace negotiators have failed to make any breakthroughs at talks in Kazakhstan, but power brokers Russia, Turkey, and Iran said they would move to shore up a shaky cease-fire. The talks on February 16 marked a second attempt in Astana at bridging the deep divide between the warring sides and came ahead of a new round of …

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Energy Giants Say Iran Needs $100 Billion for Gas Upgrade

VOA – Iran sits on what are thought to be the world’s largest gas reserves, yet can barely supply its own domestic demand. Since the nuclear deal lifted sanctions, the country has sought foreign investment in exploration and infrastructure. But will the hawkish stance of U.S. President Donald Trump put them off? Henry Ridgwell reports from the CWC Iran Gas …

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