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Reports: 11 Schoolgirls Killed In Iran Road Accident

RFL/RE – Iranian media reports say a bus crash has killed 12 people, all but one of them schoolgirls travelling to the southern city of Shiraz for a sports and cultural event. Reports said the bus carrying 45 female students overturned early on September 1 on a road linking the town of Darab to Shiraz, some 1,100 kilometers south of Tehran. …

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Iran Dismisses U.S. Call For UN Access To Its Military Sites As ‘Dream’

RFL/RE – Iranian President Hassan Rohani has rejected a U.S. demand that UN nuclear inspectors visit Tehran’s military bases, while other Iranian officials called the idea a “dream.” In a televised address on August 29, Rohani said he believed that the UN nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), would be unlikely to agree to such visits in any case. …

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Iran rejects US demand for UN inspector visit to military sites

Al-Arabia – Iran has dismissed a US demand for UN nuclear inspectors to visit its military bases as “merely a dream” as Washington reviews a 2015 nuclear agreement between Tehran and six world powers, including the United States. US President Donald Trump has called the nuclear pact – negotiated under his predecessor Barack Obama – “the worst deal ever”. In …

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IAEA Briefs U.S. Envoy On Iran Nuclear Deal

RFL/RE – The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations has met with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) officials for what she has described as a fact-finding mission as part of the U.S. administration’s review of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. President Donald Trump in April ordered a review of whether a suspension of sanctions on Iran related to the agreement …

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Reports: Iraq To Mediate Between Saudi Arabia, Iran

RFL/RE – An Iraqi leader has said his country will take the role as mediator between rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran, media in Iraq and Iran are reporting. Iraqi Interior Minister Qasim al-Arraji on August 13 said Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman had requested Iraq get involved to help ease tensions between Riyadh and Tehran, according to Iran’s semiofficial ISNA …

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Iranian Parliament Increases Funding For Missiles, IRGC In Reaction To U.S. Sanctions

RFL/RE – Iran’s parliament has given initial approval to a bill to increase spending on the country’s missile program and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) in response to recent sanctions imposed by the United States. Lawmakers on August 13 overwhelmingly approved the outlines of the bill to “counter America’s terrorist and adventurist actions” as some chanted “Death to America,” state-controlled …

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Statement on a Comprehensive Policy to Constrain Iran

PyavandNews – On August 8, 2017, a bipartisan group of 47 national security leaders issued a statement recommending a comprehensive Iran policy designed to further U.S. national security interests. By The Iran Project The international agreement with Iran continues to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. No American national security objective would be served by withdrawing from it as long as …

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Two Militants Reported Killed In Western Iran Clash

RFL/RE – Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) have reportedly clashed with a group of militants in the country’s northwest, killing two of them. The Tasnim news agency reported on August 6 that the fighting took place in the province of West Azerbaijan bordering Turkey and Iraq, without specifying when the incident occurred. It quoted the commander of the IRGC’s ground …

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