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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Putin, Rouhani hold ‘intensive’ talks in Moscow

Al-monitor – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Moscow on March 27 for a two-day state visit on the official invitation of his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. The government-run Iran daily on March 28 placed the landmark trip within the context of regional developments, writing, “Syria has faced important developments following Iran and Russia’s cooperation, and terrorist groups have been forced to …

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Can Iran avoid looming banking crisis?

Al-monitor – In Iran, there are two main approaches to how to avoid a looming banking crisis. The first is to get the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) to implement a major quantitative easing (QE) program — the introduction of new money into the money supply — in a bid to provide troubled banks with immediate liquidity. The second, less …

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Iran defeats China in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

PayvandNews – Group A leader Iran moved a step closer to the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 by subduing China at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on Tuesday March 28. As part of FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Asian Qualifiers Final Round, the Iranian National Football team pulled out a 1-nill victory against Chinese rivals. The sweet victory left Carlos Queiroz’s men …

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Bahrain Says It Dismantles 14-Member ‘Terrorist’ Cell

RFL/RE – Bahrain says it has broken up a 14-member “terrorist” cell suspected of a bomb attack on a bus in February and of plotting to assassinate senior government officials. The Bahraini Interior Ministry on March 26 said individual group members had been trained by Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), the Iraqi Ketaeb Hizballah Shi’ite paramilitary group, and …

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ANALYSIS: Here’s how to blueprint the most effective Iran policy

Al-Arabia – Iran has been continuing its series of blatant measures in defiance of norms accepted as standard by the international community, all as the Trump administration continues to weigh on blacklisting the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC). Iran has gone as far as pledging to launch “roaring missiles” in response to threats. To this day, several ballistic missile launches – capable …

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Congress’ New Iran Sanctions Bills Draw Support From Former Senior US Officials

VOA – New efforts by U.S. lawmakers to tighten sanctions against Iran’s ballistic-missile program have earned praise from three former senior U.S. officials who support an exiled Iranian opposition group. Former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Robert Joseph, Obama administration State Department spokesman P.J. Crowleyand former Marine Corps Commandant U.S. General James Conway welcomed last Thursday’s announcements …

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Iran: Medieval-like death sentences for expression of Opinion

Iran Human Rights – Iranian courts have sentenced three individuals, including a woman, to death for the expression of their opinion. Three prisoners by the names of Sina Dehghan, Mohammad Nouri and Marjan Davari have reportedly been sentenced to death by Iranian courts based solely on opinions or beliefs they expressed. “Verdicts like the ones issued to Sina Dehghan, Mohammad …

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Iran responds to US with ‘reciprocal sanctions’

Al-monitor – On the heels of the United States announcing new sanctions against companies and individuals transferring technology for Iran’s ballistic missile program, Iran responded with its own sanctions regime on US military companies involved in supporting Israeli settlements. In a March 26 statement, the Iranian Foreign Ministry announced sanctions on “companies directly or indirectly participating in brutal Israeli crimes in occupied Palestine or that have backed terrorism by [Israel] or …

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5 reasons to watch Rouhani’s visit to Russia

Al-monitor – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is on an official two-day visit to Moscow, meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues. The trip is taking place during one of the most important periods in Iran and Russia’s relationship, with the Syrian crisis having become a showcase of the growing partnership between the two countries. The …

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Iran eyes tourism as a fertile source of revenue

PayvandNews – Iran regards tourism a fertile source of generating wealth, seeking to make the best use of positive atmosphere created in the wake of the 2015 landmark nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA. Based on official figures compiled by the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization, foreign tourist arrivals in Iran has been more than double that of the …

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