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Why Iran’s diplomatic success to its north isn’t replicated to its south

Al-monitor  — Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, hosted the presidents of Iran and Russia on Aug. 8 for the first trilateral summit of the three countries. The three leaders reached agreements on a range of issues, from efforts to pave the way for the development of the North-South Transit Corridor, to coordinating their fight against terrorism and extremism. AUTHOR Hamidreza …

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Iran’s Amir Naderi to receive Venice Film Festival honour

screendaily – His new film Monte to be screened out of competition. Iranian director Amir Naderi (Vegas, Manhattan by Numbers) is to receive the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker award of the 73rd Venice International Film Festival(August 31-Sept 10), dedicated to a personality who has made an original contribution to innovation in contemporary cinema. The prize has previously been awarded to …

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Taekwondo Player Is First Iranian Woman To Win Olympic Medal

RFL/RE – Kimia Alizadeh became the first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal on August 18 after beating a Swedish opponent to earn a bronze in taekwondo. Alizadeh, 18, who fights wearing a head-covering under her head-guard, beat Nikita Glasnovic of Sweden 5-1 in the under-57 kilogram division. “I am so happy for Iranian girls because it is the …

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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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