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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Iran kicks off Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup by defeating Mexico 7-4

PayvandNews – Iran started Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup Dubai on a high note Tuesday night, beating Mexico 7-4 in Group B. BeachSoccerWorldwide✔@BeachSoccer_WW FINAL WHISTLE: The defending champions #Iran are off to a winning start!#IntercontinentalCupDubai #beachsoccer #Dubai 135:49 PM – Nov 5, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee BeachSoccerWorldwide’s other Tweets Mohammad Ahmadzadeh (two goals), Amirhossein Akbari (two goals), Mohammad Mokhtari (two …

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Iran’s President Rohani opens first major startup accelerator in Tehran

PayvandNews – Iranian President Hassan Rohani has opened a first major startup accelerator in the county, a sign his government is intent on using the domestic know-how to compensate for the technological losses caused by the American sanctions. Rohani on Tuesday opened the Azadi Innovation Factory (AIF) in a location west of the capital Tehran where he spent hours talking to heads …

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Sweden Charges Man With Spying On Ahwazi Community For Iran

Reuters – Sweden’s state prosecutors have charged an Iraqi Swede with spying on the Ahwazi community in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe and passing the information to Iranian authorities. The immediate aftermath of a terror attack in Ahvaz, attributed to militants among the region’s Arab community. 22 Sep 2018 The Ahwazi are an Arab minority mostly living in the Iranian …

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Iranian Agents Plead Guilty To Collecting Info On Opposition Group In The US

Radiofarda – Two Iranians have pleaded guilty of acting as illegal agents of the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the United States, the US Attorney’s Office in the District of Columbia announced in a press release on Tuesday November 5. Ahmadreza Mohammadi-Doostdar, 39, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen, and Majid Ghorbani, 60, an Iranian citizen and resident of California, …

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Pompeo Says Iraqis And Lebanese Have The Right To Get Rid Of Iran’s ‘Meddling’

Radiofarda – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has tweeted that the people of Iraq and Lebanon have a right to free themselves of Iranian “regime’s” influence. He wrote on November 5, Iraqis and Lebanese are discovering “that Iranian regime’s top export is corruption, badly disguised as revolution.” Large protests against economic hardship and corruption by the political elite have …

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Former Member Of Iran’s Nuclear Negotiating Team Arrested

Radiofarda – The former managing director of the Islamic Republic Ports and Shipping Organization (PSO) and member of ex-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s nuclear negotiating team, Mohammad Saeedi, has been arrested in Tehran, local news outlets report. Young Journalists Club (YJC), which is affiliated with the Islamic Republic’s state-owned Radio and TV network, reported on Tuesday, November 5, a former managing director …

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EU, France Concerned By Iran’s Latest Nuclear Steps

Radiofarda – Iran’s decision to take a new step to reduce commitments under the landmark 2015 nuclear deal or JCPOA is a concern, putting the accord at risk, the European Commission said on Tuesday. “We are concerned by President (Hassan) Rouhani’s announcement today to further reduce Iran’s commitment under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action,” a spokeswoman said, referring to …

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Iran’s Central Bank Acts On Money Laundering After Deadlock With Hardliners

Radiofarda – The Iranian Central Bank has made it mandatory for all banks in Iran to establish an anti-money laundering unit. The initiative appears to be an effort by the Rouhani administration to circumvent the legislative deadlock over meeting the requirements of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The latest deadline set by FATF gives Iran less than four months …

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Politician Confirms Iran’s Oil Exports Have Collapsed

Radiofarda – The former chairman of Iranian parliament’s influential National Security and Foreign Policy Commission says that Iranian crude oil exports are currently twenty times less than what it was before sanction were imposed by Washington. Speaking to the parliament’s website, Khane-ye Mellat (the House of Nation), Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh called upon Iran’s Foreign Ministry to devise a strategy to find …

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Iraqi forces shoot dead 13 protesters in renewed crackdown

Al-Arabia – Iraqi security forces shot dead at least 13 protesters in the past 24 hours, dispensing with weeks of relative restraint in favor of trying to stamp out demonstrations against political parties that control the government.After eight people were killed during the day on Monday, security forces shot dead at least five others overnight or early on Tuesday, including …

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