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Iran judiciary chief clashes with Rouhani once again

Al-monitor – The tensions and clashes between conservative judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani and moderate President Hassan Rouhani have entered a new phase, with Larijani saying Rouhani has been accused of taking money from jailed tycoon Babak Zanjani. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi On Dec. 2, at the specialized meeting of the community of supervision and inspection of the government, ministries, organizations and local …

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Court Revives Case Accusing Argentinian Ex-Leader Of Covering Up For Iran

RFL/RE – An Argentine appeals court has revived a case accusing former President Christina Fernandez of trying to cover up Iran’s alleged role in the bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center in 1994. “The evidence does not allow for a clear dismissal of the possible commission of illicit acts,” the country’s official Judicial Information Center said. “The accusations must …

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Syria’s Assad Claims ‘Turning Point’ In War With Takeover Of Aleppo

RFL/RE – The Syrian Army said it has taken complete control of Aleppo after evacuating the last rebel fighters from the battered city on December 22, handing President Bashar al-Assad his most important gain in the nearly six-year civil war. Assad and his forces proclaimed “an important turning point” and credited allies Russia and Iran for helping to make it …

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Iran Floating Oil Storage Builds Up: Report

PayvandNews – Iran currently has 28.95 million barrels of oil and condensate in floating storage, a rise of 2.1 percent over the past week, the Fars news agency says. Citing shipping data and sources which track tanker movements, the news agency said on Wednesday that 38 tankers with stored oil were parked in sea lanes close to terminals in four …

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Saudi Court Sentences 15 To Death For Spying For Iran

RFL/RE – A Saudi court has sentenced 15 people to death for spying for the kingdom’s archrival Iran, in a move that is likely to heighten regional tensions. The court in the capital, Riyadh, also sentenced 15 other defendants to prison terms ranging from six months to 25 years. Two defendants were acquitted at the December 6 session. Iranian Foreign …

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28 dead as bus carrying Iranian pilgrims falls into valley

PayvandNews – Twenty-eight people were killed and 19 injured late on Tuesday when a bus heading from the city of Yazd in Iran to the holy city of Karbala in Iraq fell into a valley. photos by ISNA Traffic Police Chief Mohammad-Hossein Hamidi, said the accident happened around 9 p.m., adding that 12 of the passengers died on the spot, …

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Bugging devices found at Iran nuclear talks hotel, say Swiss officials

Guardian – Prosecutors say computer equipment at Geneva venue was infected with espionage malware but they had to close case A number of computers at a five-star Geneva hotel that has hosted sensitive talks, including Iranian nuclear negotiations, were found to be infected with malware used for espionage, Swiss prosecutors have revealed. But the state prosecutor’s office, OAD, has had …

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Iranian politicians hail election of Lebanon’s new president

Al-monitor – Iranian politicians from across the spectrum have praised the election of a new president in Lebanon. The Lebanese parliament elected Michel Aoun Oct. 31, ending a more than two-year presidential vacuum in the country. AUTHOR Changiz M. Varzi In Tehran, the move was warmly welcomed. President Hassan Rouhani called Aoun and congratulated him on the victory. “Iran is ready to …

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Europe Capitalizes on the Iran Deal

PayvandNews – As Washington think-tanks, with some notable exceptions, keep churning out papers advising the next American president to double down on containing Iran, the European Parliament adopted a report on October 25 that is strikingly different in tone and substance. Drafted by the UK Labour Party politician Richard Howitt , the motion received overwhelming support in the house: 459 votes in favor, with 174 against …

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How Syria is pushing Egypt and Iran closer

Al-monitor — Once again, Egypt and Iran appear to be heading toward rapprochement, with increasingly converging views on Syria bringing the two regional powers closer together. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi Tehran and Cairo have long followed a pattern of enthusiasm about normalizing ties only to see rapprochement remain a mirage. In December 2003, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak held a groundbreaking meeting …

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