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Analysts See Israel-Bahrain Peace Deal as Protection Against Iran

VOA – Israelis are delighted the government has reached another peace deal with an Arab country, this time Bahrain, following last month’s agreement with the United Arab Emirates.  Analysts say the Gulf states see the deals as a way to discourage potential attacks from Iran.  But Palestinians are furious at the deal, calling Bahrain’s move “another knife in the back.”  …

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Iran’s Trade With Arab States Drops Sharply

Radiofarda – Farzad Piltan, the Director-General of the Islamic Republic’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) ‘s Office of Arabian and African Countries, says that $2.5 billion of non-oil goods were exported to Arab states in the Persian Gulf region in the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year beginning March 20, 2020. Iran’s total non-oil exports to Arab countries …

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Oman Welcomes Bahrain-Israel Normalisation Decision

Radiofarda – Oman welcomes Bahrain’s decision to normalise relations with Israel and hopes it will contribute to Israeli-Palestinian peace, Oman state media said on Sunday. Bahrain on Friday became the second Gulf country to normalise ties with Israel after the United Arab Emirates said they would do so a month ago, moves forged partly through shared fears of Iran. A …

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U.K. Lawmaker: New Trial In Iran Of Dual-National Aid Worker Said To Be Delayed

RFL/RE – A British parliamentary deputy said on September 13 that the husband of British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been imprisoned in Iran for four years, has told her that his wife’s latest trial has been postponed.Parliamentarian Tulip Siddiq, who represents Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s London-area home district of Hampstead and Kilburn, did not offer details of any possible reasons for …

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Iran’s execution of wrestler Navid Afkari sparks outcry on social media

Al-Arabia – Iran executed champion wrestler Navid Afkari on Saturday despite widespread pleas to spare him, prompting angry reactions from Iranians at home and abroad on social media platforms. Afkari, 27, was arrested during anti-government protests in 2018. He was given two death sentences, six and a half years in prison and 74 lashes for the alleged murder of a water company …

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