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U.S. Treasury Sanctions Chief Mandelker Leaving For Private Sector

Radiofarda -Sigal Mandelker, the U.S. Treasury official who oversaw the Trump administration’s aggressive use of sanctions as a foreign policy tool, has resigned to return to the private sector, the U.S. Treasury secretary said on Wednesday. Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Mandelker allowed Treasury to play “an increasingly central role in national security matters.” “She is a fierce advocate for effectively …

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Khamenei Tells Guards Commanders To Prepare For ‘Major Events’

Radiofarda – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called on revolutionary Guards (IRGC) commanders to prepare themselves for “big events.” Speaking to IRGC leaders who went to see him at the end of a 3-day national gathering of Revolutionary Guard commanders, on Wednesday October 2, Khamenei said: “Do not fear the enemy at all. Be alert and have thorough …

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British-Iranian Mother Sends Letter From Iran’s Notorious Prison

Radiofarda – In a letter from Tehran’s Evin prison, Iranian-British mother, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has accused the Islamic of Iran of putting her “on auction” for its “political ends and demands.” The letter, widely circulated on Wednesday, October 2, on social media, reflects the despair of the 40-year-old mother of one who has been behind bars since April 3, 2016. Zaghari-Ratcliffe …

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Iran says two border crossings to Iraq closed due to unrest

Al-Arabia – Two border crossings to Iraq, including one widely used by Iranian pilgrims, have been closed because of unrest in Iraq, the semi-official news agency Mehr quoted Iran’s border guards commander as saying on Thursday.General Qasem Rezaei said the Khosravi and Chazabeh crossings had been closed since late Wednesday, Mehr reported. Anti-government protests have turned violent in recent days in …

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Ships with one mln tons of grain stuck outside Iran’s ports in payment crisis

Al-Arabia – More than 20 ships carrying around one million tons of grain are stuck outside Iranian ports as US sanctions create payment problems and hamper the country’s efforts to import vital commodities, sources directly involved in the trade said. Trading companies such as Bunge and China’s COFCO International have been hit by payment delays and additional costs of up …

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