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Execution Looms for Iranian Child Bride – On September 30, a young woman delivered a stillborn child in Euromieh central prison, in northern Iran. That would be tragic for any mother, but in Zeinab Sokian’s case, the tragedy is runs even deeper: the delivery brings her one step closer to the gallows. By Tara Sepehri Far Iranian law punishes intentional murder with death but prohibits the …

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Iranians see Trump as dangerous — but to Iran or the US?

Al-monitor – When US presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump went head to head in their first debate on Sept. 26, Iran took up a significant part of the foreign policy discussion. During the debate, Republican Trump challenged Democrat Clinton’s policies while serving as secretary of state 2009-2013, saying, “You started the Iran deal. That’s another beauty where you …

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German economy minister gets himself in hot water in Iran

Al-monitor – When Germany’s Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel entered Iran Oct. 2, accompanied by more than 100 German businessmen, he probably did not expect that some of his comments would cause a minor diplomatic crisis between the two countries and reactions in every Iranian newspaper. AUTHOR Misha Zand In an interview with the German weekly news magazine …

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Iran, Vietnam Pledge To Boost Trade During Rohani Visit

RFL/RE – Iran and Vietnam have pledged to boost trade during Iranian President Hassan Rohani’s visit to Hanoi. “The two sides agreed to increase bilateral trade turnover to $2 billion,” Rohani told reporters on October 6 after the two sides signed several cooperation agreements. “In economics, cooperation opportunities are still large, but the scale of cooperation and bilateral trade are …

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Gold Trader Asks U.S. Court To Drop Charges He Violated Iran Sanctions

RFL/RE – A wealthy gold trader charged with violating U.S. sanctions against Iran asked a U.S. court to dismiss the charges on October 5, saying U.S. prosecutors overreached in bringing the case. Prosecutors accuse Reza Zarrab, 33, a prominent Turkish-Iranian financier, of using a network of companies in Turkey and the United Arab Emirates to carry out hundreds of millions …

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