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U.S. Says It Withheld Cash To Secure Release Of Prisoners In Iran

RFL/RE – The U.S. State Department said it released $400 million in cash to Iran under a court settlement in January only after it was assured that American prisoners had been freed by Tehran. It was the first public acknowledgement of a link between the cash payment and Iran’s release of prisoners on January 17. But the Obama administration portrayed …

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Cautious Debate In Iran Follows Russia’s Use Of Military Base

RFL/RE – Russia’s use of Iranian territory to launch air strikes in Syria this week has sparked cautious debate in Iran, where open discussions of sensitive foreign policy issues are rare and perceived affronts to national sovereignty could weigh heavily on a regime founded on promises to kick out foreign meddlers. Iranian officials have said that the unprecedented move, which deepens …

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IRAN REJECTS HUMAN RIGHTS CRITICISMS, LEADING TO DIFFERENT RESPONSES FROM THE WEST

INU – Last week, the US State Department released its annual religious freedom report and once again highlighted the ongoing persecution of minorities in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The report was mentioned on Monday by the Pakistani news network Baaghi TV, in the context of a brief article detailing the Iranian government’s rejection of the State Department conclusions. As …

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US Military Says There Are 80,000 Iranian-Backed Fighters In Iraq

dailycaller – As many as 80,000 Iranian-backed militia are currently fighting Islamic State in Iraq, according to a U.S. Army spokesman. Col. Christopher Garver, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, confirmed to Fox News that of the 100,000 Shiite militia fighters operating in Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs), 80 percent are backed directly by the Islamic Republic of Iran. “The [Iranian-backed] …

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Iran planning to indict U.S. citizen

washingtonexaminer – Iran is expected to indict a detained U.S. citizen on charges of acting against the country’s national security interests, according to a Foreign Desk report late Wednesday. The Iranian government claims Gholamreza Shahini, 46, participated in the 2009 Green Revolution and worked with the Voice of America news outlet in order to undermine the government. The State Department would …

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