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Iranian Ambassador Admits Contact With Taliban

Radiofarda – Iran’s ambassador to Kabul has openly admitted that Tehran is in contact with the ultraconservative Islamist Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan.

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No U.S-European Compromise Seen On Iran As Khamenei Steps Up Demands

RFE/RL – The United States and European countries are “a long way from a compromise” on a new Iran nuclear deal, Germany’s top diplomat said as Iran’s supreme leader called on European countries to reject U.S. demands for a tougher deal with Iran.

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Tempers Flare As Iranian Lawmakers Debate UN Effort Targeting Terrorism

RFL/RE – The floor of Iran’s parliament descended into chaos this week as lawmakers debated joining an international effort to choke off funding for terrorist groups, with lawmakers storming the speaker’s dais, complaining of “colonialism,” and holding aloft notes of protest amid the din.

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ANALYSIS: Iran’s wrecked economy and violations of human rights

Al-Arabia – The recent US withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal has stirred a new fierce debate between opponents and supporters of the notorious agreement. On one side, those who believe Trump’s decision was the worst possible option and, on the other, those who sustain that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) not only did not ameliorate the economic …

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Iran’s Striking Truckers Jolt Government into Addressing Grievances

VOA – A newly launched strike by Iranian truckers in seven of Iran’s provinces appears to have alarmed the government, jolting officials into trying to persuade the drivers to return to work.

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