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Rio 2016 Olympics: Behdad Salimi breaks world record in weightlifting but wins no medal

PayvandNews – Iran’s Behdad Salimi broke the world record in the snatch weightlifting of the Men’s over 105-kilogram class at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games, but he was later disqualified in the clean and jerk stage following a controversial decision by the jury. Behdad Salimi Behdad lifted 216 kilograms in snatch to best Georgia’s Lasha Talakhadze, who had just set …

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Russians Continue Syria Air Strikes From Iran

RFL/RE – Russian warplanes conducted air strikes against targets in Syria using aircraft based in Iran for the second straight day. Russia’s Defense Ministry said several Su-34 strike fighters left the Hamadan air field in northwestern Iran to strike targets in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor province on August 17, and all aircraft returned safely. The ministry’s statement claimed “more than 150 …

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U.S. Says Russian Use Of Iranian Base ‘Unfortunate’

RFL/RE – The United States says Russia’s use of an Iranian air base to carry out air strikes in Syria is “unfortunate but not surprising.” U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said on August 16 that the use of Iran’s Hamadan air field would not definitively prevent Washington from cooperating with Moscow on resolving the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo or …

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Russia, Iran Appear to Double Down on Assad’s Behalf in Syria

VOA – Russia’s use of an Iranian base to launch airstrikes in Syria jolted the U.S. and its allies in the region, but the timing may have more to do with concerns about the fate of the Syrian regime than the need of Moscow or Tehran to send a message. Both Russia and Iran have become increasingly concerned about the …

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Iran Forces Kill IS-linked Fighters Near Iraq Border, Tehran Says

VOA – Iranian forces killed three men allegedly linked to the Islamic State group Tuesday in a border town near Iraq, Iranian media reported. The men were reportedly found hiding in a house in Kermanshah province, about 60 miles from the Iraqi border. Iranian forces also arrested six men accused of sympathizing with IS and seized belts armed with explosives …

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