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With U.S. scholar’s conviction, power struggle escalates between Iran’s president and hard-liners

Washington Post — A high-stakes power struggle between Iran’s moderate president and his hard-line opponents in the judiciary appeared to escalate with the arrest of the president’s brother and the conviction of an American student for espionage this weekend — rulings that seemed timed to embarrass the Iranian leader at home and abroad. President Hassan Rouhani, who was reelected in a …

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Iran Accuses U.S. Of Trying To ‘Poison Atmosphere’ With ‘Illegal’ Sanctions

RFL/RE – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration of trying to “poison the atmosphere” by imposing new sanctions on Tehran despite its adherence to the 2015 nuclear accord. The U.S. administration announced sanctions against 18 individuals and entities connected with Iran’s ballistic-missile program and other military activities on July 18, one day after certifying that …

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US puts new sanctions on Iran over ballistic missile program

Al-Arabia – The United States slapped new economic sanctions against Iran on Tuesday over its ballistic missile program and said Tehran’s “malign activities” in the Middle East undercut any “positive contributions” coming from the 2015 Iran nuclear accord. The measures signaled that the administration of President Donald Trump was seeking to put more pressure on Iran while keeping in place an …

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Wife of Princeton Student ‘Unjustly Imprisoned’ in Iran Calls for His Release

VOA – The wife of a Princeton University graduate student sentenced to 10 years in prison for espionage in Iran said Tuesday that he had been “unjustly imprisoned” and called for his immediate release. “My husband, Xiyue Wang, is one of the kindest, most thoughtful, and most loving men I have ever known,” his wife, Hua Qu, said in a written …

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‘Positive Signs’ Seen by Supporters of British-Iranian Woman Jailed in Tehran

VOA —A British opposition lawmaker campaigning for the release of a British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran for more than a year has welcomed signs that the British government is trying harder to free her. In an interview with VOA’s Persian Service, lawmaker Tulip Siddiq said she was pleased that the government held a parliamentary debate Tuesday on the case of …

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