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How Rouhani’s main asset became his biggest liability

Al-monitor – Six minutes’ walk from the office of the Iranian president in downtown Tehran lies Horr Square, which features a statue of a warrior killing a mythical monster. Every time President Hassan Rouhani goes to work, he can’t but see the warrior, who might inspire him in his fight for another term. While Rouhani might not be bound to …

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Maternal mortality rate in Iran far below UN SDG target

PayvandNews – The maternal mortality rate in Iran is far below the target set by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Safieh Shahriari-Afshar, a founding member of the Family Health Association of Iran (FHA Iran), told a press conference on December 27. Low maternal mortality rate is one of the indicators of development in each country, Safieh Shahriari-Afshar, said. …

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Arab Separatists Claim Pipeline ‘Bombings’ In Iran

RFL/RE – An Arab separatist group in Iran has claimed carrying out two pipeline bombings in the country’s oil-rich southwest. The Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Al-Ahwaz said on its website on January 4 that its militants had blown up two oil pipelines in coordinated attacks in the Khuzestan region two days earlier. The Interior Ministry denied the …

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Turkey Urges Iran To Pressure Damascus, Shi’ite Militias To Stop Truce Violations

RFL/RE  – Turkey’s foreign minister has called on Iran to exert pressure on the Syrian government and its allies to stop violating a cease-fire in Syria. “Iran should reassert its authority over the Shi’ite militias and the regime in Syria,” Mevlut Cavusoglu told Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency on January 4. Iran, along with Russia, is a key ally of …

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Iran denies Hezbollah’s exit from Syrian territories

Al-Arabia – Iran has denied that members of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, fighting alongside the Syrian regime, will exit Syrian territories. Following a meeting with former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, Ali Akbar Velayati, the Iranian supreme leaders’ advisor on international affairs, said reports about the possibility of withdrawing all foreign militias present in Syria after the fighting stops is false “propaganda” …

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