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Iranian Boats Block U.S., British Navy Ships In Strait of Hormuz

RFL/RE – A U.S. official has told Reuters that several fast-attack ships from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) came close to a U.S. Navy ship in the Strait of Hormuz, forcing it to change its course. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Iranian boats on March 4 came within 600 meters of the U.S. Navy ship, …

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Report: Revised Trump Travel Order Expected To Be Signed

RFL/RE – U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to soon sign a revised executive order temporarily barring entry of people from certain Muslim-majority countries, U.S. news media are reporting. The Associated Press, citing a White House official, said that plans are on track for Trump to sign the order on March 6. Trump’s original order temporarily barred citizens of seven …

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Iran indicts nuclear negotiator, holds Iranian-American on fraud charges

Al-arabia – Iran has indicted a member of its nuclear negotiating team who was arrested last year on suspicion of spying, and detained an Iranian-American on charges of defrauding people under the guise of helping them emigrate, the Iranian judiciary said on Sunday. Several Iranian dual nationals from the United States, Britain, Austria, Canada and France have been detained in …

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Increasing Concern for Health of Jailed Rights Lawyer, Dissident Cleric in Iran

Radiozmaneh – Iranian human right lawyer, Abdolfattah Soltani, who has been languishing in jail over two thousand days, is in grave health condition. Abdolfattah Soltani Zahra Rabani Amlashi writes that “respect for human dignity is one of the fundamentals of the Islamic Republic constitution and this makes the government responsible for providing health and medical services for everyone.” An Amnesty …

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Netanyahu to Meet Putin, Says Iran Seeks Permanent Foothold in Syria

VOA – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday to voice opposition to what the Israeli leader charged were Iran’s attempts to establish a permanent military foothold in Syria. “In the framework of a [future peace agreement] or without one, Iran is attempting to base itself permanently in Syria – either …

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