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Iran to sign gas production deal with France’s Total: ministry

dailystar – Iran will sign a deal with France’s Total Tuesday for the development of gas production at a major offshore field in the Gulf, the Iranian oil ministry said. The Heads of Agreement (HOA) for the development of Phase 11 of the important South Pars field is worth $6 billion, a ministry spokesman told AFP.

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Saudi Arabia losing ground to Iran

Al-monitor – Saudi Arabia is losing influence throughout the Fertile Crescent to its rival Iran. While Riyadh’s position versus Tehran has been in decline for some time, the trend is accelerating. Saudi setbacks are partly due to factors outside its control, but also due to inherent weaknesses in Saudi capacities. AUTHOR Bruce Riedel The kingdom has had a friendly regime …

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Iran’s Airbus jet purchase gets boost from lease finance deal – sources

Reuters – Iran has reached a deal with a foreign leasing company to finance the first 17 jets it plans to buy from Airbus (AIR.PA), breaking a logjam in efforts to import aircraft following the lifting of sanctions, people familiar with the move said. The deal removes a significant hurdle to securing the first tranche of jets, following uncertainty over …

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State affiliated Quran reciter in Iran denies sexually abusing children

Radiozamaneh – Saeed Toosi, a Quran teacher and Iran’s top Quran reciter has denied allegations that he has sexually abused at least 4 children that were put under his care as students. Saeed Toosi with Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran Islamic republic state media reported on Sunday 6 Nov that Toosi has denied all allegations of sexual abuse of …

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US says Iran’s behavior ‘not positive’

alarabiya -While Washington does not regard Tehran’s “Death to America” slogan as an official Iranian policy, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said on Thursday that the US still views the Islamic republic’s behavior in the region as “not positive.” Thousands of Iranians chanted “Death to America” in the capital Tehran on Thursday, marking the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of …

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