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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Iran Says Britain To Transfer $527 Million Debt Payment To Tehran Soon

RFL/RE – Iran’s envoy to Britain said on November 17 that Britain plans to transfer more than 400 million pounds ($527 million) soon to settle a debt from the 1970s. Ambassador Hamid Baeedinejad made the announcement in a statement posted to his Telegram social-media account, saying there was no link between the debt payment and the issue of an Iranian-British …

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Israeli military chief wants closer Saudi ties as Iran tensions rise

Guardian – Israel’s military chief has given an “unprecedented” interview to a Saudi newspaper underlining the ways in which the two countries could unite to counter Iran’s influence in the region. Speaking to the Saudi newspaper Elaph, Gen Gadi Eisenkot described Iran as the “biggest threat to the region” and said Israel would be prepared to share intelligence with “moderate” …

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Iranian-Turkish Relations Deepen with Shared Regional Goals

VOA — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due to attend a summit with Iranian and Russian leaders to discuss Syria. It will be Erdogan’s second meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a month. Bilateral relations have warmed significantly in recent months between the regional rivals, since the Turkish president criticized Tehran in June, accusing it of Persian expansion in …

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Inside the world of social media advertising in Iran

Al-Monitor – Fatemeh sits in the driver’s seat of the car with a PlayStation 4 on her lap. “Happy Birthday,” she shouts at her husband as he hops in the car. Mohamaad is ecstatic and asks if his wife got him games, too. She answers, “No, I don’t know what games you want, but you can go to the Play …

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Ahmadinejad’s former VP takes refuge in holy shrine

Al-Monitor – Facing a court case, Hamid Baghaei, the vice president under President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has taken refuge in a holy shrine in Iran, a centuries-old form of protest undertaken by those seeking to escape oppression at the hands of rulers. On Oct. 15, Baghaei, along with former Ahmadinejad officials Ali Akbar Javanfekr and Habibollah Joz-Khorasani, took refuge at the Shah Abdol-Azim shrine in the historic city of …

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Flying girl of Iran, Fatemeh Akrami, hopes to increase female skydivers

PayvandNews – Fatemeh Akrami, the only female skydiver in Iran, hopes to instruct skydiving to as many interested girls as possible. “My goal is to become a skydiving instructor for Iranian girls,” Akrami, 24, said in an interview with the Tehran Times. “I am an Iranian girl and my responsibility is to boost the number of female skydivers in the …

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