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Swedish Justice Minister: Tehran Helped Provoke Violent Riots

Iranwire – Overseas actors including the Iranian government are fanning tensions that helped spark violent riots in Sweden last week, the country’s justice minister has said. Protests broke out across the country over the news that a Danish far-right provocateur, Rasmus Paludan, who has burned copies of the Quran at events, was planning to come to Sweden. The planned visit …

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Russian Tanker Seized in Greece ‘Carrying Iranian Oil’

Iranwire – A Russian tanker impounded by the Greek authorities on Tuesday is reported to have been carrying Iranian oil. The 115,500-ton vessel Pegas was stopped off the island of Evia, just off the mainland near Athens, with 19 Russian crew members on board. Greek shipping ministry officials confirmed the seizure came “as part of EU sanctions”. Last month the …

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Iran nuclear negotiations at stalemate over IRGC terror listing

Al-Monitor – The talks in Vienna to revive the Iran nuclear deal have reached a stalemate, with neither side appearing to want to budge from the final sticking point regarding the designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) by the United States. In his latest comments Monday on the state of the negotiations, …

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Top Democrat warns Biden administration against lifting IRGC terror designation

Al-Arabia – A top Democratic senator who has opposed multiple decisions by the Biden administration again pushed back on Tuesday, warning against any efforts to de-list the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) from the State Department’s Foreign Terrorist Organization list. Senator Joe Manchin wrote a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken demanding a detailed briefing on the status of the indirect …

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The Farda Briefing: Iran, U.S. Harden Positions In Nuclear Talks

RFL/RE -For the past year, Iran and the United States have been locked in indirect talks to restore the 2015 nuclear accord. That deal curbed Iran’s sensitive nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions. A draft deal to restore the agreement is already on the table. But an unrelated issue — Tehran’s demand that Washington delist the …

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