Iran is starting to feel the pressure over US sanctions: American Islamic Forum for Democracy president

Trump administrations slaps new sanctions on Iran American Islamic Forum for Democracy president Zhudi Jasser reacts to new U.S. sanctions on Iran and the number of Democratic presidential hopefuls opting to skip the annual AIPAC conference. The United States on Friday imposed new sanctions on Iran. The sanctions targeted 14 individuals and 17 entities that have connections with Iran’s Organization […]

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Iran should return to ancient teachings of Islam, a religion hijacked in 1979 by a dictatorial regime

White House officials: Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan is finished Many experts on the Middle East never thought they’d see the day when the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates would be sitting collegially with the prime minister of Israel. Yet in Warsaw last week, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike […]

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Stop on the Third Floor for Designer Shoes – And the Revolution

Builders of the gleaming glass and stone Iran Mall that’s nearing completion on Tehran’s north-western edge say it will be the Middle East’s biggest, required the world’s longest ever continuous cement pour and will “revolutionize retail life in Iran.” Shopping was not the revolution Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini had in mind when he returned from exile to overthrow Shah Mohammad Reza […]

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Fake News Goes Nuclear as IAEA Warns Against Meddling With Iran

A veteran CIA officer was discussing Iran’s future at an international security forum in Israel on Tuesday when the moderator cut him off to cue up a breaking news bulletin on the giant monitor overhead. Iran, Israel’s Channel 2 announced, had just abandoned its landmark nuclear deal with world powers and will start kicking out inspectors immediately. Hushed confusion spread […]

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India to fully operationalise Chabahar port soon, says Gadkari

Iranian bank branch to open in Mumbai for related transactions India is hopeful to fully operationalise the strategic Chabahar port in the Sistan-Balochistan province of Iran, and the government has allowed an Iranian bank to open a branch in Mumbai for related transactions, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday. Mr. Gadkari, after Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad […]

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Iran Is in Talks With Taliban as U.S. Plans to Limit Role

Iran is holding talks with the Taliban to help address Afghanistan’s security challenges, said a representative to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, asserting a role in the country’s future just as the U.S. weighs cutting back its involvement. “All interactions and talks with the Taliban were done with the knowledge of the Afghan government and this process is ongoing,” […]

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Iran says private exporters had no problem selling its oil

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Wednesday private exporters have had “no problems” selling Iranian oil, and 3 million barrels of crude could be sold soon to non-government traders, state media reported, despite U.S. sanctions targeting Tehran’s oil sales. Iran began selling crude oil to private companies for export in late October, just ahead of U.S. sanctions on sectors including […]

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OPEC has shown it can reach deal despite splits: Iran oil minister

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh praised OPEC on Saturday for what he said was the producer group’s ability to reach agreement despite intense internal political differences. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its Russia-led allies agreed on Dec. 7 to cut output by more than expected, despite pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump to reduce […]

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