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Monthly Archives: April 2019

Why Iran is silent about US military deal with neighboring Oman

Al-monitor – A recent military agreement between Washington and Muscat allowing US forces to use the strategic Omani ports of Duqm and Salalah has been widely interpreted in the context of American pressure on its archenemy Iran. Yet many are wondering why Iran has not reacted to the deal. Access to the two ports, especially the port of Duqm, has been a goal …

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Iran’s Parliament Votes To Designate U.S. Military As ‘Terrorist’

Radiofarda – Responding to the U.S. move to add the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) to the list of foreign terrorist organizations, the Iranian parliament passed a “double-urgency motion” on Tuesday, April 9, to “strengthen the military force.” Iranian lawmakers in the April 9 parliament session wearing IRGC uniforms to show support for the military after it was listed the …

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Iranians Travel Less As U.S. Dollar Rose Fourfold In One Year

Radiofarda – The representative of a travel trade association in Iran says that because of the fall in the value of the Iranian currency, travel abroad declined 45 percent during Nowruz holidays last month. The official government IRNA news agency quoted Hormatollah Rafiei as saying that both ground and air travel declined as the U.S. dollar rose against the Iranian …

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Macron urges Iran’s Rouhani to avoid ‘escalation’ of tensions

Al-Arabia – French leader Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday urged his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani to avoid an escalation of tensions after Washington blacklisted Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization. In a telephone conversation, Macron urged Rouhani to “avoid any escalation or destabilization of the region,” the French presidency said in a statement. President Donald Trump called the unit — …

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Trump Discusses Iran, Human Rights In Phone Call With Saudi Crown Prince

RFL/RE – U.S. President Donald Trump has spoken with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in a telephone call that the White House says focused on Riyadh’s role in Middle East stability, maintaining pressure on Iran, and the importance of human rights issues. The White House said Trump and the crown prince discussed ways of “maintaining maximum pressure against …

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World Bank And IMF More Pessimistic About Iran’s Economy

Radiofarda – The World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released new reports, saying Iran’s GDP growth is worse than what they had predicted in their last forecasts. The World Bank says Iran’s GDP would shrink 3.8% in 2019 and IMF predicts even a worse forecast; 6% contraction. World Bank’s new forecast is 0.2% less than its latest …

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Khamenei Calls U.S. Move Against Guards, ‘Trickery And Deceit’

One day after the United States designated the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei described the measure as “trickery, deceit and maliciousness”. In a meeting with a group of IRGC personnel Khamenei said, “Americans imagine they are doing trickery against the IRGC, the revolution and Iran, but these deceits will not …

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Trump’s Signal To Tehran

Radiofarda – The Trump administration is turning up the heat on the ayatollahs. On Monday, April 8th, the White House formally announced that it was adding the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to the State Department’s Foreign Terrorist Organization list – putting Iran’s clerical army on a par with global terrorist groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaeda. The move, which formally …

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