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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Iran’s Rouhani shifts strategy in presidential race

Al-monitor – Iran’s incumbent moderate president, Hassan Rouhani — who is seeking a second term — has changed his approach ahead of the May 19 presidential elections. In the past few days, Rouhani has become unprecedentedly straight and clear in his speeches, injecting more hope in his supporters. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi Since the beginning of the presidential election campaigns, conservative candidates — namely Ebrahim Raisi, Mohammad …

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Financial tech gaining steam in Iran

Al-monitor – The Iranian capital played host to the four-day FINEX 2017 exhibition April 15-18. The annual event gathered more than 250 Iranian entities involved in banking and finance. While organizers dubbed it an international expo, only three foreign firms took part. AUTHOR Alireza Ramezani One of the driving factors behind the reluctance of foreign companies to engage with FINEX 2017 was …

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Iran U23 volleyball team advance to World Championship

PayvandNews – Reigning champions Iran thrashed Thailand in thrilling three sets 25-22, 25-19, 25-20 to pawe their way to the final showdown at the 2nd Asian Men’s U23 Championship at the 6,000-seater Rezazadeh Indoor Stadium and book a berth for the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men’s 23 World Championship in Egypt. Powerhouses Iran, having lost a match to their respective rivals …

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Iran starts exports from South Pars oil layer

PayvandNews – Iran exported the first cargo of crude oil to the tune of 700,000 barrels from the South Pars oil layer last week. Hamid Bovard, the managing director of Iranian Offshore Oil Company (IOOC), made the remarks in a press conference on the sidelines of Iran Oil Show 2017 in Tehran. A platform in Iran’s South Pars field in …

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Iran’s Rouhani tells conservative election rivals ‘your era is over’

AL-Arabia – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani launched a scathing attack on his conservative election rivals on Monday, saying their era of “violence and extremism” was over. “The people of Iran shall once again announce that they don’t approve of those who only called for executions and jail throughout the last 38 years,” he told a packed stadium in the western …

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Houthis sold Yemen to Iran ‘cheaply,’ says Saleh party official

Al-Arabia – Adel al-Shuja, a member of the General People’s Congress which was the party of ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh, accused the Houthis of selling Yemen to Iran for a cheap price. Shuja said on his Facebook page that the Houthis are linked to Iran as their statements scandalize them, adding that the slogan “death to America” is an …

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Rouhani’s rivals are making pledges Iran cannot afford

Al-monitor – Iran is in the midst of an intense election campaign with six presidential candidates pledging how they would address the country’s economic issues through their respective policies. While incumbent Hassan Rouhani and First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri are focused on justifying a continuation of their government’s economic policies, the other four candidates are presenting economic remedies that need to be …

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