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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Zarif Denies Iran’s UN Ambassador Was Target Of ‘Biological Terror’ Attempt

Radiofarda – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denied on Monday that Tehran envoy to U.N., Majid Takht-Ravanchi, has fallen victim to a biological terror attack. Earlier, several members of Majles (Iranian parliament) had called for an investigation to see if Takht-Ravanchi had been the target of a biological assassination attempt. Speaking to parliament’s news website Zarif insisted that Takht-Ravanchi was …

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State Department Happy With China’s Withdrawal From Gas Deal With Iran

RFL/RE – The spokesperson of U.S. Department of State has welcomed a decision by China’s national oil company CNPC to withdraw from a gas exploration deal with Iran. Morgan Ortagus tweeted October 6, “Chinese company, and more than 100 others, have made the wise decision to stop doing business with Iran. It’s not worth exposing your assets to U.S. sanctions.” …

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Iran Says China Has Pulled Out Of South Pars Natural Gas Project

Radiofarda – Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh says China’s national petroleum company has pulled out of a $5 billion deal to help develop Iran’s giant South Pars natural gas field in the Persian Gulf.The development, announced by Zanganeh on the ministry’s SHANA website, comes amid economic pressure on both Iran and China from the United States.It also follows a series …

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Iran’s Trade With Turkey Takes A Big Downturn

Radiofarda – Iran’s total exports to Turkey, including oil and gas in the first eight months of 2019 has amounted to nearly $2.9 billion, which shows a 43% decline compared with the previous year, Turkish official statistics show. The reason behind the significant drop is the substantial decrease in Iranian oil exports to its western neighbor. The Turkish Statistical Institute …

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Iran Says Russian Journalist Held In Visa-Violation Case

RFL/RE – Iran says Russian journalist Yulia Yuzik was detained in Tehran last week “due to visa issues.” Yuzik’s case is not related to matters concerning the “counterespionage” department, Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei told reporters on October 7, adding that the case was under “quick review” by the authorities.Meanwhile, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists that Moscow hopes the …

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The Hat, the Turban and the Cap: Which Can Save the Mullahs?

gatestoneinstitute,org – The nature of political power, in any system, is that those who secure a share of it always want more. The military chiefs, more specifically the top brass of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), have always promoted their ambitions through the vast media empire they control inside and outside Iran. What is new is that today they …

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What Iran’s Friends Are Doing in Gaza

gatestoneinstitute.org – In other words, Islamic Jihad’s promise is one of unending toxicity: to go on poisoning the hearts and minds of generation after generation of Palestinians – as well as to continue investing millions of dollars in building tunnels and amassing weapons to ensure that the fight against Israel continues forever. “The policy of resistance and jihad is the …

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Australia Denies Extradition of Iranian Academic to US

voanews – MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Australia will not extradite an Iranian academic to the United States, Australia’s attorney-general said over the weekend, following a 13-month detention of the researcher for allegedly exporting American-made military equipment to Iran. Attorney-General Christian Porter said in a statement that “in all the circumstances of this particular case” the academic, Reza Dehbashi Kivi, should not …

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Iranian army deploys surveillance systems on border with Iraq

alarabiya – The Iranian army has deployed protection surveillance systems on its western borders with Iraq, according to a report by the semi-official Mehr news agency. Deputy Coordinator of Iran’s Army Ground Forces Ali Jahanshahi disclosed the deployment during a visit to the country’s shared borders with Iraq. The army ground forces are in charge of the security of Iran’s …

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