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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Did concert in Iranian holy city topple an ayatollah’s ban on music?

Al-Monitor – Mashhad, Iran’s second most populous city, houses the shrine of Imam Reza, the eighth imam of the Shiites. As a result, the city attracts a large number of religious tourists and perhaps unsurprisingly is a stronghold of Iranian hard-liners. For years now, it has also had a reputation as the city where concerts are banned. This, however, might have changed two weeks ago.

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Trump Predicts Iran Talks ‘Pretty Soon’

Radiofarda – US President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that talks with arch foe Iran were imminent, but the idea has been criticized in Tehran, with the country’s foreign minister warning that “PR stunts won’t work.”

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