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Rouhani Backs Zarif amid Rising Internal Tensions

Rouhani Backs Zarif amid Rising Internal Tensions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday justified his deafening silence towards the heated war of words between conservatives and Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif by saying it is meant to promote restraint and prevent a national crisis. Rouhani denounced politicians for engaging in nam

5 Iran Border Guards Released from Captivity

5 Iran Border Guards Released from Captivity

Five out of 12 members of the Iranian border guards were released following their abduction in October by militants near the Pakistani border, announced the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. "The five ...

Iran Releases Rights Lawyer after 8-Year Imprisonment

Prominent human rights lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani was released from prison after eight years in prison in Iran, reported the semi-official ISNA news agency on Wednesday. Soltani co-founded a human rights group with Iranian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi.

British Foreign Secretary Lands in Iran to Discuss Future of Nuclear Deal

British Foreign Secretary Lands in Iran to Discuss Future of Nuclear Deal

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt arrived in Tehran on Monday for the first time since taking office where he is expected to hold talks with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on the future of the nuclear deal, Tehran's role in the conflict in Syria and Yemen, as well as human rights i

Iran Intends to Inaugurate Fifth University in Syria

Iran Intends to Inaugurate Fifth University in Syria

Iran is planning to inaugurate the fifth Iranian university in Syria, revealed Mansour Gholami, Iran’s science, research and technology minister. “The planned establishment of the Tarbiat Modares University in Syria aims to provide education for Syrian students in their own country,” Iran’s IRNA

US Envoy Warns Europe Against Non-dollar Iran Trade

US Envoy Warns Europe Against Non-dollar Iran Trade

US Special Envoy for Iran Brian Hook on Thursday warned European banks and companies involved in a European Union special initiative to protect trade with Iran from being at risk of US sanctions. It is “no surprise” that EU efforts to establish a so-called Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for non-do

Two IRGC Members Gunned Down Near Abadan

Two IRGC Members Gunned Down Near Abadan

Two men from the "Basij" force, which falls under the command of the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), were gunned down Tuesday close to the city of Abadan, southwest Iran, Iranian media said. Armed men showered the two members by bullets from a passing vehicle, IRNA reported.

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