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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Intel: How Russia and Iran are drawing closer on Gulf, Syria

Al-Monitor – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov hosted his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday for wide-ranging talks on everything from the 2015 nuclear deal and the conflict in Syria to Gulf tensions and the wars in Yemen and Afghanistan. In the run-up to the meeting, the Russian Foreign Ministry stressed the importance of “the tradition of good neighborly relations and mutual respect” …

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Will the world’s fastest Asiatic cheetah outrun extinction?

PayvandNews – Although Iran is the only country which can save the precious species from disappearance, conservation projects fall into a single solution of captive-breeding. Cheetah’s captive-breeding is not necessarily an inefficient plan, nonetheless concerns come up from recent unsuccessful projects. Will the endangered beauty surpass its unknown fate and escape extinction? Asiatic cheetahs are globally “Critically Endangered” according to the …

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France Proposes $15 bln Credit Line Plan For Iran, If U.S. Allows It

Radiofarda – After long negotiations between France and Iran over proposed credit lines, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says U.S. approval of any arrangement is crucial. Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi, accompanied by a delegation, arrived in Paris on Monday and held ten hours of talks with French officials according to the Iranian embassy. The result of weeks …

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Iran Lawmakers Protest Arrest And Harsh Sentences Against Labor Activists

Radiofarda – In a letter to the head of the Islamic Republic’s judiciary, sixteen Iranian legislators have protested the imprisonment of a young photographer, Nooshin Ja’fari, and harsh verdicts issued against labor rights activists. Four female members of Majles (parliament) are among the signatories of the letter. Also protesting harsh sentences for three female activists, the MPs have insisted they …

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Middle And Low Income Iranians Can’t Even Afford Tuna, Says Industry Insider

Radiofarda – A member of Iran’s canned foods association says low and middle income people cannot afford canned tuna any longer, due to price inflation. Saleh Adibzadeh told Iran’s semi-official ILNA news website on Monday, “Canned tuna was a regular part of the food basket for middle and low income strata and for university students”, but they cannot afford one …

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Newspaper Says Japan Won’t Join US-led Maritime Coalition In Gulf

Reuters – Japan will not join the United States in a security mission to protect merchant vessels passing through key Middle Eastern waterways and will instead consider deploying its military independently, the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Tuesday. Japan has been reluctant to join the United States, its most important ally, in its efforts to set up the coalition because of …

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Talks Between Iran And France Last Ten Hours On Monday

Radiofarda – Iran’s embassy in Paris has said in a tweet that talks between the country’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi and French officials lasted ten hours on Monday. Iran’s government spokesman announced earlier on Monday Iran’s and France’s views have become closer over Tehran’s nuclear deal, mainly after phone calls between President Hassan Rouhani and his French counterpart Emmanuel …

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Iranian tanker Adrian Darya 1 goes dark off Syria

Al-Arabia – The Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1 at the center of a dispute between Tehran and Western powers appears to have turned off its transponder in the Mediterranean west of Syria, Refinitiv ship-tracking data showed on Tuesday.The tanker which is loaded with Iranian crude oil, sent its last signal giving its position between Cyprus and Syria sailing north …

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Iran Asks To Move World Cup Soccer Match In Hong Kong Amid Protests

RFL/RE – Iran wishes to move its September 10 soccer World Cup qualifying match in Hong Kong to a neutral venue given the anti-government protests there that have sometimes paralyzed the city and delayed flights at the airport.Homeira Asadi, head of the international affairs department of Iran’s soccer federation, told dpa news agency on September 2 that world soccer governing …

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