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Iranian media praises OPEC deal as victory over Saudi Arabia

Al-monitor – After seven months of negotiations, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreed to cut production in order to boost the price of oil, while exempting Iran, Nigeria and Libya from output cuts. Iranian media hailed the Nov. 30 deal in Vienna as a victory over Saudi Arabia. AUTHOR Changiz M. Varzi It is OPEC’s first supply …

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Should IRGC be worried by latest Iran army promotion?

Al-monitor – Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, shuffled the country’s military leadership on Nov. 19, appointing Brig. Gen. Ahmad Reza Pourdastan deputy commander of the army, or Artesh. Pourdastan had previously led the army’s ground forces. His new appointment is significant in part because Pourdastan is one of the rare senior army commanders who has not been shy about …

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UNESCO approves Noruz collective feast of 12 nations

PayvandNews – The celebration of Noruz, the New Year shared by 12 countries, was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO on Wednesday. Noruz marks the beginning of spring across a vast geographical area. It is celebrated on March 21st every year. The decision was made during the 11th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for …

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U.S. National Board of Review names “The Salesman” best foreign-language films

PayvandNews – The National Board of Review (NBR) in New York has picked Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s drama “The Salesman” as best foreign-language film. The movie, which won Farhadi the award for best screenplay and the Palme d’Or for best actor for Shahab Hosseini at the Cannes Film Festival this year, is Iran’s submission to the 89th Academy Awards in …

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Report: Iranian arms sent to Yemen via Somalia

Al-Arabia – A newly-released report by independent research group Conflict Armament Research (CAR) “suggests” that there is an arms “pipeline” that extends from Iran to Somalia and Yemen. The UK-based CAR released its analysis Wednesday, after US officials claimed in October that they had seized five shipments of Iranian weapons bound for Yemen. “CAR’s analysis of the seized materiel … …

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