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EU Diplomat Says Bloc Will Stand By Iran Nuclear Deal

RFL/RE – European Union foreign-policy chief Federica Mogherini insisted that the accord served Europe’s security needs and was “proof that diplomacy works and delivers.” The European Union head of foreign affairs says the EU will stand by the nuclear agreement with Iran, setting up a potential conflict with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, who has condemned the deal. Federica Mogherini on …

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Saudi Minister Welcomes Trump’s Vow To Contain Iran, Fight IS

RFL/RE – “We are optimistic about the incoming administration and look forward to working with it in all areas that are a concern for both of us,” Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir says he is “optimistic” that President-elect Donald Trump’s administration will work to restore U.S. influence in the world, contain Iran, and fight …

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IAEA Says Iran Has Removed Sensitive Nuclear Equipment From Site

RFL/RE – The UN atomic agency says Iran has complied with a key commitment of a nuclear agreement with major world powers by removing sensitive equipment from an underground site. In a January 16 statement, Yukiya Amano head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said that Tehran had met a deadline and taken “excess centrifuges and infrastructure” from its …

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Obama warns Trump not to scrap Iran nuclear deal

Al-Arabia – US President Barack Obama on Monday marked the first anniversary of the nuclear deal with Iran by emphasizing its “significant and concrete results” and warning against undoing a pact supported by the world’s major powers. In language that seemed clearly directed at incoming president Donald Trump, who is set to take office on Friday, Obama said “the United …

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Iran arrests corruption fugitive, Alireza Monfared, after international manhunt

Al-Arabia – An Iranian man accused of helping to embezzle billions of dollars while the country evaded international oil sanctions has been arrested after a lengthy international manhunt, media reported Monday. Alireza Zibahalat Monfared, 43, is accused of involvement in Iran’s biggest-ever corruption scandal, working alongside tycoon Babak Zanjani who was sentenced to death last year for pocketing $2.8 billion …

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