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Iran Parliament Sacks Labor Minister

Iran Parliament Sacks Labor Minister

The Iranian parliament sacked on Wednesday Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare, Ali Rabiei as the country strives to cope with a deteriorating economy. A total of 129 members of parliament voted that Rabiei be impeached and removed from office, state media said, with 111 members vo

European Companies Continue to Withdraw from Iran

European Companies Continue to Withdraw from Iran

Major companies have continued to withdraw from Iran despite the European Union’s announcement that the blocking statute entered into force on August 7, to protect EU companies doing legitimate business with Iran from the impact of US extra-territorial sanctions. Germany's multinational automotiv

Panic in Iran over Attack on Two Saudi Oil Carriers

Conflicting statements issued in Iran on Tuesday unveiled panic over the attack on two Saudi oil carriers in the Red Sea’s Bab El-Mandeb Strait last month. Iranian media outlets quoted General Naser Shabani, a top official of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), as saying that the regime had

Protesters Attack Religious School Near Tehran

Protesters Attack Religious School Near Tehran

Anti-regime protesters have attacked a religious school in Karaj province near Tehran, the Fars news agency reported on Saturday. "At 9 pm (1530 GMT on Friday) they attacked the school and tried to break the doors down and burn things," Fars quoted the head of the school in the town of Ishtehad,

Iran Hunkers Down for Return of US Sanctions

Iran Hunkers Down for Return of US Sanctions

Iran has been volatile ahead of the return of US sanctions on Monday with a run on gold and hard currency as Iranians scramble to protect their savings, and sporadic protests over the already troubled economy. State news agencies reported "scattered protests" of a few hundred people on Thursday i

Zarif Hopes for Int’l Consensus to Preserve Iran Nuclear Deal

Zarif Hopes for Int’l Consensus to Preserve Iran Nuclear Deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has expressed confidence on “international consensus” in preserving the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, four days ahead of a deadline for the re-imposition of US sanctions against the country. Zarif said on Friday that China was "pi

France Demands New Deal that Limits Iran’s Ballistic Threat, Regional Meddling

France Demands New Deal that Limits Iran’s Ballistic Threat, Regional Meddling

Despite its commitment to the Iran nuclear deal and its efforts with European countries to hinder impending US sanctions, Paris is not overlooking the negative aspects of Tehran’s policies.

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