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Armenia, Iran Sign Deal To Increase Gas Imports, Power Flows

RFL/RE – Armenia is looking to increase imports of natural gas from neighboring Iran after the two countries signed an agreement earlier this week. Armenia’s Ministry of Energy, Infrastructure, and Natural Resources reported on November 2 that representatives of Armenia’s Energaimpex company and the National Iranian Gas Export Company signed a document authorizing the purchase of more Iranian natural gas …

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Iranian Supreme Leader Criticizes U.S., Presidential Race

RFL/RE – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says the debate between U.S. presidential candidates shows what a “catastrophe” American politics is and warned against further negotiations with Washington. Without mentioning Republican Party candidate Donald Trump or his Democratic Party rival Hillary Clinton, Khamenei said in a speech on November 2 marking the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in …

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Notorious Former Iranian Prosecutor Sentenced To More Than 100 Lashes

RFL/RE – Said Mortazavi, Iran’s notorious former chief prosecutor, has been sentenced to receive 135 lashes for charges related to a corruption trial. Mortazavi, who played a major role in sentencing opposition activists from Iran’s Green Movement following the disputed 2009 presidential election, was convicted on November 2 in Tehran of “seizing and wasting public funds” when he headed the …

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Iranian protesters demand payment of salaries, end to corruption

alarabiya -A large number of Iranian employees, workers, and citizens came together on Tuesday to demonstrate in front of the Iranian parliament, demanding payment of salaries and protesting against corruption. This protest follows Hassan Rowhani’s appointment of three new ministers after sacking the previous ones over corruption charges. The demonstrators demanded that their money embezzled by government-affiliated companies be recovered. …

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‘Cyrus the Great’ enters Iranian politics

Al-monitor  — Iranians have long been proud of their ancient history and culture, and they always speak of the Achaemenid Empire (circa 550-330 B.C.) with pride. Since the kings of this empire, and particularly Cyrus the Great and Darius the Great, ruled with benevolence and tolerance, they enjoy a particular affection among Iranians. Darius, in his famous prayer, wished for …

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