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Iran Retaliates With Entry Ban on US Citizens as Controversy Swirls

VOA – Iran says it will ban all U.S. citizens from entering the Islamic republic, in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order limiting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries. In a statement Saturday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry directly linked its ban to Trump’s order, which Tehran called “an obvious insult to the Islamic world.” The statement predicted that Trump’s order …

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Iran: Two Juvenile Prisoners Executed

Iran Human Rights –  Two juvenile offenders were executed in Kerman (southeastern Iran) and Tabriz (northwestern Iran) prisons. This is in addition to the more than 70 people who have been executed since the beginning of 2017. Iran Human Rights calls for international reactions to the wave of executions and in particular juvenile executions in Iran. “We want abolition of …

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Iran’s Rohani: ‘Now Is Not The Time To Build Walls’

RFL/RE – Iran’s President Hassan Rohani has criticized the anti- immigration policies of his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, saying now was “not the time to build walls between nations.” Rohani made the comments on January 28 at a tourism convention in the Iranian capital. “They have forgotten that the Berlin Wall collapsed many years ago,” he said. “Even if there …

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Trump Issues Sweeping Anti-Immigration Orders Barring Syrians, Muslims

RFL/RE – U.S. President Donald Trump has issued orders indefinitely barring Syrian refugees from the United States and temporarily suspending visits from a wide swathe of other Muslim countries. Vowing to protect the country from “foreign terrorists,” Trump on January 27 ordered the suspension of all immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries for 90 days until a rigorous new “extreme …

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Why pension funds in Iran could face bankruptcy tsunami

Al-monitor — One of the key underlying economic challenges of Iran is the current underfunding of its pension system. Make no mistake: Pension reform must be a priority for the country. Figures posted by the Ministry of Cooperative, Labor and Social Welfare show that “a major portion of pension funds have either gone completely bust or are among the ones …

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