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Rouhani: We must not get caught in US ‘trap’

Al-monitor – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, reacting to new US sanctions against Tehran over its missile program and alleged support for terrorism, said Iran should be alert and refrain from acting to the benefit of Washington. AUTHOR Al-Monitor Staff On July 18, the US departments of Treasury and State announced that they were targeting 18 Iranian individuals, groups and networks. Mentioning US President …

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Iran struggles to address smuggling in Kurdish areas

Al-monitor – Iranian authorities are struggling to address smuggling in border areas, and particularly the Kurdish region, where local economies are in tatters after decades of government neglect and discriminatory policies. Thousands of Kurds carry illegal goods into the country from Iraqi Kurdistan for a fee in order to provide for their families, in operations commonly organized by wealthy smuggling rings in …

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Rohani Says Tehran Will Respond ‘Appropriately’ To New U.S. Sanctions

RFL/RE – Iranian President Hassan Rohani says that Tehran would “respond appropriately” to new U.S. sanctions while reiterating that his country remained committed to its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.  “The Islamic Republic of Iran will always stick to its international commitments,” Rohani said at a July 19 cabinet meeting, according to a text posted on the government’s website. JCPOA …

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With U.S. scholar’s conviction, power struggle escalates between Iran’s president and hard-liners

Washington Post — A high-stakes power struggle between Iran’s moderate president and his hard-line opponents in the judiciary appeared to escalate with the arrest of the president’s brother and the conviction of an American student for espionage this weekend — rulings that seemed timed to embarrass the Iranian leader at home and abroad. President Hassan Rouhani, who was reelected in a …

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Iran Accuses U.S. Of Trying To ‘Poison Atmosphere’ With ‘Illegal’ Sanctions

RFL/RE – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration of trying to “poison the atmosphere” by imposing new sanctions on Tehran despite its adherence to the 2015 nuclear accord. The U.S. administration announced sanctions against 18 individuals and entities connected with Iran’s ballistic-missile program and other military activities on July 18, one day after certifying that …

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