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Iran’s oil minister has big plans for likely last term

Al-monitor – Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, the most experienced minister in the Islamic Republic of Iran, has yet again been entrusted with one of the most challenging portfolios in the Hassan Rouhani administration: the Ministry of Petroleum (MoP). Experts agree that in the past four years, Zanganeh and his team have managed to rehabilitate the petroleum sector after the damaging years under …

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Iran reacts to Kurdish referendum

Al-Monitor – Iraqi Kurds headed to the polls Sept. 25 to vote on an independence referendum despite continued strong opposition from neighboring Turkey and Iran, the broader international community and the Iraqi central government in Baghdad. Iran had long made its opposition to the referendum known, although how exactly Tehran would respond remained in doubt. It seems that the first step has been taken with the closing of …

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Iranian-Americans Condemn Trump’s Travel Ban

PayvandNews – The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) and the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) have issued press releases condemning Trump administration’s new travel ban targeting Iranians. Enhanced National Security Measures NIAC Condemns Trump’s ‘Targeted’ Muslim Ban 3.0 Press Release by National Iranian American Council (NIAC) Washington, D.C. – The National Iranian American Council released the following statement regarding President Trump’s adjustments …

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Iran’s Sohrab Moradi breaks 18-year weightlifting world record

PayvandNews – Iranian Olympic champion weightlifter Sohrab Moradi broke the longest standing world record in the sport to win gold at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games on Saturday.  Moradi, who returned from a two-year doping ban to win gold in the 94 kilogram division at last year’s Rio Olympics, set a new world record of 413 kilograms for the …

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Iran 7-a-side football team runner-up at IFCPF World Championships

PayvandNews – Iran 7-a-side football team won the silver medal at the 2017 IFCPF World Championships on Saturday. The Iranian team lost to Ukraine 1-0 in the final math at the Stadium Juan Gilberto Funes. Iran’s 7-a-side football team Iran started much better but as always the Ukrainian goalie performed a gorgeous first half that saved his team. Dmytro Molodstov scored …

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