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Iran’s Interior Ministry outlines 3 reasons for recent protests

Al-Monitor – Less than a month after the biggest street protests since 2009 rocked Iran, seemingly out of nowhere and under no official organizational banner, officials and analysts are still trying to figure out the makeup and motivations of the demonstrators. Now the Interior Ministry deputy for security and law enforcement, Hossein Zolfaghari, has made an attempt at drawing conclusions …

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Iran’s Currency Continues to Slump as Further Sanctions Loom

PayvandNews – The exchange rate of the U.S. dollar against Iran’s tuman has had another hike, rising from 3,700 tumans to the dollar in March 2017 to 4,700 tumans to the dollar in January this year. As in the past when there was a marked drop in the value of the national currency, Central Bank Governor Valiollah Seyf tried to …

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A New Film on Ancient Persia: “Taq Kasra: Wonder of Architecture”

Payvand.com – World Premiere of the film “Taq Kasra: Wonder of Architecture” will take place at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London on 1 February 2018. The film – which is the first-ever documentary on this iconic monument – is directed by Pejman Akbarzadeh, based in the Netherlands. Taq Kasra, Symbol of Persian Empire in …

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Billions From Iran Rainy-Day Fund Tapped For Military

RFL/RE – With some Iranians still hopping mad about state spending on religious institutions and foreign military ventures, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has green-lighted the siphoning of $2.5 billion from a currency-reserve fund to boost military spending.

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Iran Urged To Free Woman Who Took Stand Against Compulsory Veiling

RFL/RE – Amnesty International is calling on Iranian authorities to “immediately and unconditionally” release a woman who was arrested in Tehran last month for apparently protesting peacefully against the country’s mandatory Islamic dress code. In a January 24 statement, the London-based rights group also reiterated its calls on the authorities to “end the persecution of women who speak out against …

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