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Russia gets multi-billion dollar Iran projects

PayvandNews – Russian companies are about to build a power plant and enhance generation at another in Iran in a contract worth several billion dollars, an Iranian deputy energy minister says. A view of the Ramin power plant in Iran’s Khuzestan province Under an agreement signed between the two sides, the Russians will improve efficiency at the Ramin power plant …

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Iran Against U.S. Presence At Syria Peace Talks In Astana

RFL/RE – Iran says it opposes the United States joining peace talks on Syria to be held in Kazakhstan next week. That goes against the position of the other two organizers of the talks, Russia and Turkey, which have said the new U.S. administration of Donald Trump should be represented at the Astana talks, which begin on January 23. “We …

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U.S., UN Criticize Bahrain’s Execution Of Shi’ite Men For 2014 Attack

RFL/RE – The United States and the UN have criticized Bahrain over the executions of three Shi’ite Muslim men who had been convicted of a deadly bomb attack on police. The UN Human Rights Commissioner’s office issued the harshest rebuke, saying on January 17 that it was “appalled” by the executions, carried out by firing squad on January 15 after …

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Iran President Says He Will Not Renegotiate Nuclear Deal

VOA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday he would not consider renegotiating the Iran nuclear deal with the incoming Trump administration, which has repeatedly denounced the deal. Speaking at a news conference Tuesday on the first anniversary of the deal’s signing, Rouhani said there would be “no sense” in trying to renegotiate it now. “The nuclear deal is …

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Ordinary citizens in Iran rally to save death-row prisoners

Al-monitor – Mahyaddin spent the final hours of 2016 in solitude, deciding whether to spare the life of a man on death row for killing his only son, Pouya. Five years ago, Pouya was knifed to death by 17-year-old Hemin Oraminejad in a brawl over petty issues in the western Iranian city of Sanandaj. The Supreme Court rejected Oraminejad’s appeal …

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