Friday , 8 December 2023


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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President Rouhani visits Kuala Lumpur: Iran, Malaysia agree to deepen ties

PayvandNews – President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday that Iran and Malaysia reaffirmed to strengthen ties and restore economic transactions to the pre-sanctions time. During a joint press conference with Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in Kuala Lumpur, Rouhani said, “We stressed that 2016 should be the year of expanding relations in political, cultural, scientific and economic areas.” …

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Did US approach Iran about Yemen?

Al-monitor – When Iran’s supreme leader cited on Sept. 18 what he described as US attempts to engage in talks with his country on regional issues, it appeared to be a confirmation of Sept. 14 media reports that Washington had approached Tehran via Oman suggesting that US-Iranian-Russian talks begin to discuss the crisis in Yemen. The report, first run by Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar and …

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4 Iranian Vessels Sped Close to a US Ship in Strait of Hormuz, Navy Says

VOA – Four Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessels sped close to a U.S. guided missile destroyer in international waters Tuesday in an “unsafe and unprofessional” encounter, the U.S. Navy said Wednesday. The USS Nitze Guided Missile Destroyer The USS Nitze fired 10 warning flares and blew its whistles at the Iranian vessels but got no response. The four boats came within …

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