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Iran, EU hold third round of high-level talks

Al-Monitor – A senior delegation from the European Union traveled Nov. 19 to Iran for high-level talks between Iran and the EU. Helga Schmid, the deputy of EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, led the delegation in this third round of talks. Previous summits were held in Brussels and Tehran. According to Iran’s official IRNA news agency, energy, the environment, …

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Iranian Official Threatens “Restrictions” on Social Media Networks That Reject State Censorship Policies

CHRI – A senior official representing Iran’s top internet regulation body has threatened to take action against social media applications that refuse to comply with the country’s strict censorship rules.  “Foreign messaging networks should comply with the polices of the Islamic Republic of Iran and should not publish immoral material,” said Abolhassan Firouzabadi, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme Cyberspace Council (SCC), on November 14, 2017. “If …

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Iran, Hizballah Deny Accusations Of Destabilizing Middle East

RFL/RE – Iran and its ally, the Lebanese Shi’ite group Hizballah, are denying accusations from Saudi Arabia and its allies that they are arming rebel groups and destabilizing the Middle East. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasem said the accusations are “full of lies” on November 20, the day after Arab League foreign ministers accused Iran of “aggression” against Arab …

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US Targets Iranian Counterfeit Scheme in Yemen

VOA — U.S. officials are spotlighting Iran’s efforts to spread its influence across the Middle East with what they describe as a “large-scale” counterfeiting operation, sophisticated enough to fool some European regulators. Treasury officials in Washington exposed the counterfeiting ring Monday, sanctioning a network of individuals and companies, including two based in Germany, linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and …

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Prisoner Hanged in Western Iran

Iran Human Rights – A prisoner was executed at Ilam Central Prison (Western Iran) on murder charges. According to a close source, on the morning of Saturday November 18, a prisoner was hanged at Ilam Central Prison. The prisoner, identified as Alireza Sadeghi, was sentenced to death on the charge of murdering a man during a street fight. “Alireza got …

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