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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Rouhani Rules Out Bilateral US Talks

VOA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday his country would not hold bilateral talks with the United States. Speaking to parliament, Rouhani said the only way negotiations would happen is if the United States lifts all of its sanctions against Iran, and that such talks would involve the other signatories of the 2015 international nuclear deal. U.S. President Donald …

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Zarif’s Inexcusable Warm Welcome in Europe

gatestoneinstitute.org – The behavior of European leaders towards Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during his visit illustrates how frightened they are of the Iranian regime and how these non-stop moralists will seemingly do anything for money. Iran’s strong anti-Israel rhetoric apparently does not bother them, either. Trade with Iran is crucial to many European countries. That is one possible …

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Iran taekwondo wins title at World Martial Arts Masterships

PayvandNews – Iranian taekwondo team won the team kyorugi event competition of 2019 Martial Arts Masterships in South Korea. In the final bout, the Iranian team overpowered Russia 26-14 to obtain the title and also to secure 2020 Tokyo Olympics quota where team kyorugi will be held as a test event. In the group stage, Iran defeated South Korea 28-11 …

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Iran foreign debt down by 7 percent in 2 months: Central Bank

PayvandNews – The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) says the debt the country owes to foreign creditors have decreased by seven percent in two months. The CBI said on Sunday that aggregate foreign debts stood at $8.816 billion on May 21, 2019, down from $9.339 billion at the end of last Iranian calendar year on March 20. It said long-term …

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Sanctions choke Iran’s crude sales, but oil product exports booming

Reuters – While U.S. sanctions on Iran’s oil industry have slashed the OPEC member’s crude exports by more than 80%, oil product sales from the Islamic Republic remain strong at nearly $500 million a month, shipping data and Reuters calculations show.FILE PHOTO: A gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields is seen alongside an Iranian …

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Hardliner Editor Criticized For Likening Judiciary Chief To Cyrus the Great

Radiofarda – In two separate developments, Iran’s Judiciary chief appointed by the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has come under criticism and attacks on Monday. A conservative lawmaker has strongly criticized the editor of hardliner Kayhan newspaper, affiliated with Ayatollah Khamenei’s office, for describing Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raeesi (Raeisi) as “The Bicentennial,” a nickname that belongs to Cyrus the Great. Kayhan’s …

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Iran Official Optimistic Over Outcome Of Talks With France

Radiofarda – Iran’s government spokesman sounded optimistic Monday about reaching a deal with Europe to avert a deadline set by Iran to further reduce its commitments under the 2015 nuclear agreement. In May, Iran threatened Europe that if it does not take concrete steps to help Iran conduct trade despite U.S. sanctions, it will gradually reduce its compliance with the …

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Iran’s Zarif In Moscow For Talks On Nuclear Deal, Situation in Gulf

Radiofarda – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif departed for Moscow on September 2 to meet with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov to discuss bilateral and regional issues.The two will discuss the tense situation in the Persian Gulf and the future of the 2015 nuclear deal from which the United States withdrew last year, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at …

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Hamas Leader Writes To Khamenei To Thank Him For His ‘Extensive’ Support

Radiofarda – The leader of Palestinian Hamas has written to the Islamic Republic Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to thank him for “the excellent reception” he offered a delegation visiting Iran and for his “extensive” support. Khamenei;s official website reported that Ismail Haniyah in a letter to the Supreme Leader has also expressed “his utter joy” for “Iran’s readiness to equip …

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