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Iranian Authorities Bar Reformist Ex-President Khatami From Attending Meeting

RFL/RE – Reports from Iran say the authorities have prevented former reformist President Mohammad Khatami from leaving his residence in Tehran to attend a meeting. The opposition Sahamnews website reported late on October 18 that Khatami was due to meet with his former ministers at his Baran foundation, but security forces told him he was not allowed to leave his house. …

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U.S. Urges UN Council To Address Iran’s ‘Destabilizing’ Conduct In Middle East

RFL/RE – U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has urged the UN Security Council to follow the United States’ example and address what she called Iran’s “destructive conduct” in the Middle East rather than focusing on the 2015 nuclear deal. “Judging Iran by the narrow confines of the nuclear deal misses the true nature of the threat,” Haley said during a council debate …

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Iran’s Guards say missile programme will accelerate despite pressure

Al-Arabia – Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday that the country’s ballistic missile programme would accelerate despite pressure from the United States and European Union to suspend it, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported. In a major US policy shift, President Donald Trump last Friday refused to certify Tehran’s compliance with a landmark 2015 nuclear deal, signalling he would …

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Saudi Arabia: Iran has used lifting of sanctions to destabilize the region

Al-Arabia – The Political Coordinator of the Saudi Mission in the United Nations, spokeswoman Manal Hassan Radwan, in her speech on Wednesday, during a meeting of the Security Council on the Middle East that Iran has taken advantage of lifting sanctions to destabilize the region. Saudi Arabia’s delegate at the United Nations also spoke on the kingdom’s position on Palestine, Syria …

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At UN, US Envoy Cites ‘Laundry List’ of Iranian Bad Behavior

VOA — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley lashed out Wednesday at Iran for what she called a “laundry list” of bad behavior, and she criticized the U.N. Security Council for not holding Tehran accountable. “Every six months the Security Council is presented with a laundry list of bad news but only somehow manages to only hear the good news,” Haley said, referring …

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