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Reformists officially take over Iran’s capital city

Al-Monitor – After 14 years of ruling Tehran, Principlists have relinquished power to Reformists, giving the mayorship and chairmanship of the city council to their rivals. On Aug. 21, Tehran City Council members decided to elect Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani, the former head of Tehran’s subway system and son of late two-time President Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, as head of the council, and …

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Russians To Finance 1 Billion Euro Rail Electrification In Iran

PayvandNews – A Russian bank has agreed to provide 1 billion euros to electrify a 500 km railway route in northern Iran, state news agency IRNA has quoted a senior official as saying. Head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways for northern network, Yusef Gheranpasha, said the bank will finance the electrification of the line between the cities of Garmsar …

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Iran Denies Joint Operation Against Kurds With Turkey

RFL/RE – Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has denied a claim by Turkey that the two countries were planning to conduct joint military operations against Kurdish rebel groups beyond the country’s borders. “We have not planned any operations across the borders of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” the IRGC said in an August 22 statement published by Iranian news agencies. …

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IAEA Briefs U.S. Envoy On Iran Nuclear Deal

RFL/RE – The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations has met with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) officials for what she has described as a fact-finding mission as part of the U.S. administration’s review of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. President Donald Trump in April ordered a review of whether a suspension of sanctions on Iran related to the agreement …

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Netanyahu: Iran influence in Syria threat to Israel

Al-Arabia – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said Iran wielded growing influence in Syria that was a “threat” to his country as he met Russian President Vladimir Putin, a figure in the Syrian crisis. “Iran is putting in great efforts to fortify its presence in Syria. This is a threat for Israel, for the Middle East and, I believe, …

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