Wednesday , 13 December 2017

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Russian, Iranian, Syrian Foreign Ministers To Meet In Moscow

RFL/RE – The foreign ministers of Russia, Iran, and Syria will hold talks in Moscow on October 28. Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem to discuss closer cooperation in Iraq and Syria. Moscow and Tehran both support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The …

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Iran unfazed by Saudi flexing in Persian Gulf

Al-monitor – The Saudi armed forces began extensive military exercises in the Persian Gulf region in early October. According to Rear Adm. Majed bin Hazza’a Al-Qahtani, the commander in charge of the drills, the aim of the “Gulf Shield 1” exercises that took place in the Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz and Sea of Oman was to “increase the combat …

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Did Rouhani stop screening of hardline film about jailed Iranian-American?

Al-monitor – Ever since taking office, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has come under increasing pressure from hard-liners who have been trying to tie his administration to the “infiltration project of the enemy.” The code word “infiltration” has especially been used in relation to the arrests of dual nationals. Author Rohollah Faghihi In what some have deemed as pushback against this …

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U.S. House To Vote On Extending Iran Sanctions Law After Elections: Report

PayvandNews – The Reuters news agency is reporting that Republican leaders of the U.S. House plan to vote after the November 8 elections on reauthorizing the Iran Sanctions Act, setting up a potential showdown with the White House. The law, which authorizes sanctions over Iran’s nuclear program and ballistic missile tests, expires on December 31. Representative Ed Royce, chairman of …

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Maymand, an exemplar man-made cave dwelling

PayvandNews – Thousands of years before Persepolis – the magnificent Achaemenid ceremonial capital – was made in southern Iran in the fifth and fourth centuries BC, residents of its eastward village named Maymand carved out rocky hillsides to take refuge from harsh climate of the Iranian Plateau. (see map) The cultural landscape of Maymand has been inscribed on the UNESCO …

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