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IRAN POLITICS: Mohammad Hossein Karroubi Jailed For Six Months

IRAN POLITICS: Mohammad Hossein Karroubi Jailed For Six Months

Mehdi Karroubi son, Mohammad Hossein Karroubi, was accused of publishing propaganda against the state over the letter to President Hassan Rouhani.

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IRAN POLITICS: US Effort to Seize 1.6b Iran’s Assets in Luxembourg Illegal

IRAN POLITICS: US Effort to Seize 1.6b Iran’s Assets in Luxembourg Illegal

The Luxembourg court ordered the freezing of the CBI assets after a group of terror attack victims, who had won a default judgment against Iran in the US.

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IRAN POLITICS: U.S. Navy Ship Changed Course Toward Iranian Revolutionary Guard Vessels

IRAN POLITICS: U.S. Navy Ship Changed Course Toward Iranian Revolutionary Guard Vessels

“If Iran’s ignorant enemies think about invading Iran they should know that our armed forces are much stronger than 1980 when Iraq attacked,” Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said.

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IRAN POLITICS: Iran Launches Naval War Games

IRAN POLITICS: Iran Launches Naval War Games

Iran launched naval drills at the mouth of the Gulf and the Indian Ocean on Sunday, a naval commander said, as tensions with the United States escalated after U.S President Donald Trump put Tehran “on notice”.

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IRAN POLITICS: ‘Pursue Intifada Against Israel’: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to Palestinians

IRAN POLITICS: ‘Pursue Intifada Against Israel’: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to Palestinians

“… by Allah’s permission, we will see that this intifada will begin a very important chapter in the history of fighting and that it will inflict another defeat on that usurping regime,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said.

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IRAN POLITICS: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Criticizes Hassan Rouhani On Economy

IRAN POLITICS: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Criticizes Hassan Rouhani On Economy

“I have asked the honorable president to advise his executive managers that management must take place with transparency and follow-up,” Khamenei said.

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IRAN POLITICS: ‘Iran Implementing Nuclear Deal’: UN Atomic Energy Watchdog

IRAN POLITICS: ‘Iran Implementing Nuclear Deal’: UN Atomic Energy Watchdog

Iran is implementing the deal on its nuclear program agreed with world powers, the head of the U.N. atomic energy watchdog said.

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IRAN POLITICS: ‘Death to America!’ Iranians Rally Against Trump, U.S.

IRAN POLITICS: ‘Death to America!’ Iranians Rally Against Trump, U.S.

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians rallied on Friday to swear allegiance to their clerical leaders and reject U.S. President Donald Trump’s warning that he had put the Islamic Republic “on notice”, state TV reported.

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IRAN POLITICS: Trump ‘Real Face’ of American Corruption: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Says

IRAN POLITICS: Trump ‘Real Face’ of American Corruption: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Says

“We are thankful to (Trump) for making our life easy as he showed the real face of America,” Khamenei told a meeting of military commanders in Tehran, according to his website.

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IRAN POLITICS: Revolutionary Guards Vows ‘Roaring Missiles’ If Threatened

IRAN POLITICS: Revolutionary Guards Vows ‘Roaring Missiles’ If Threatened

Revolutionary Guards commander said Iran would use its missiles if its security is under threat, as the elite force defied new U.S. sanctions.

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IRAN POLITICS: Iran Tested Sumar Nuclear Cruise Missile

IRAN POLITICS: Iran Tested Sumar Nuclear Cruise Missile

Iran has tested a cruise missile called “Sumar” that is capable of carrying nuclear weapons in addition to test-firing a medium-range ballistic missile.

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IRAN POLITICS: Revolutionary Guards Entrench Their Power

IRAN POLITICS: Revolutionary Guards Entrench Their Power

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards look set to entrench their power and shift the country to more hardline, isolationist policies for years to come.

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IRAN POLITICS: Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Passes Away

IRAN POLITICS: Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Passes Away

Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died in hospital in Tehran where he was taken after suffering a heart attack on Sunday.

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IRAN POLITICS: Tehran Orders Its Scientists To Build Nuclear-Powered Marine Vessels After US ‘Violation’ Of Nuclear Deal

IRAN POLITICS: Tehran Orders Its Scientists To Build Nuclear-Powered Marine Vessels After US ‘Violation’ Of Nuclear Deal

Rouhani’s announcement marked Tehran’s first concrete reaction to a decision by the U.S. Congress last month to extend some sanctions on Tehran.

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IRAN POLITICS: Gulf Worry About War Risks With Donald Trump

IRAN POLITICS: Gulf Worry About War Risks With Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s election has led to unease over threats to peace in the region, Iran’s defense minister said, warning that a war would destroy Israel.

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IRAN POLITICS: Will The Nuclear Deal Be Undone Under Trump? Iran Says Not Going To Happen

IRAN POLITICS: Will The Nuclear Deal Be Undone Under Trump? Iran Says Not Going To Happen

Iran vows not to let President-elect Donald Trump to rip up its nuclear agreement that was signed with world powers, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said.

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IRAN POLITICS: Rouhani Demands Obama Blocks Sanctions Renewal

IRAN POLITICS: Rouhani Demands Obama Blocks Sanctions Renewal

Iranian President Rouhani demands Barack Obama block an extension of sanctions passed by the U.S. Congress, saying Tehran would otherwise “firmly respond”.

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IRAN POLITICS: US Sanctions Extension Violates Nuclear Deal – Iran

IRAN POLITICS: US Sanctions Extension Violates Nuclear Deal – Iran

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned in November that an extension of U.S. sanction would be viewed in Tehran as a violation of the nuclear accord.

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IRAN POLITICS: Khamenei Warns Of Retaliation If US Breaches Nuclear Deal

IRAN POLITICS: Khamenei Warns Of Retaliation If US Breaches Nuclear Deal

“The current U.S. government has breached the nuclear deal in many occasions,” Khamenei said on Obama, addressing members of the Revolutionary Guards.

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IRAN POLITICS: Revolutionary Guards Using Trump Victory To Claw Back Power

IRAN POLITICS: Revolutionary Guards Using Trump Victory To Claw Back Power

“Trump and the Islamic State militants were gifts from God to the IRGC,” said a senior official within the Iranian government.

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