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What’s ahead for Rouhani with death of ‘moderation sheikh’?

Al-monitor – It has been three days since Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani passed away, but Iranian media is still buzzing with coverage of the former two-time president. If anything, the wave of reactions to the death of the Expediency Council chairman doesn’t seem to be subsiding. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi On Jan. 11, one day after Rafsanjani’s funeral — which saw at least …

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$250M allocated to Lake Urmia restoration program

PayvandNews – The Iranian administration has allocated some 10 trillion rials (nearly $250 million) to Lake Urmia restoration program. Lake Urmia (map) The lake which used to be a natural habitat for migratory birds, and a tourist attraction is facing a dramatic decline for years now. The decline is generally blamed on a combination of drought, damming of the rivers that …

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Exploring the Iranian outback

thestar –VENTURING off the usual rainforests and hiking trails for a change, we bring you a story about the canyons and unusual landscapes of Iran. Back in November and December, my travel partner Natasha and I travelled through Iran, and while the big names like Isfahan and Shiraz beckoned, our target was the island of Hormuz, off Bandar Abbas in …

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Iran Decides Against Upsetting Nuclear Deal Over US Sanctions Extension

VOA – Iran decided not to escalate a stand-off over the extension of U.S. sanctions at a meeting of diplomats overseeing the nuclear deal it reached with world powers in 2015, senior Russian and Iranian diplomats said after the session Tuesday. Tehran threatened last month to retaliate against a U.S. Senate vote to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA), saying …

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Burial of Iran’s Rafsanjani turns into anti-Russia protest

Al-Arabia – Iranian reformists on Tuesday turned the funeral of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani into an opportunity to protest against Russia, the Iranian regime’s ally in Syria. At one point, groups were heard chanting “Death to Russia,” rather than the traditional “Death to America”. Iranian state TV was forced to play somber music during the live broadcast of the …

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