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Netanyahu, Bolton Adamant in Stopping Iranian Support to ‘Hezbollah’

Netanyahu, Bolton Adamant in Stopping Iranian Support to ‘Hezbollah’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton met in Jerusalem on Monday, reiterating their demand for Iran to halt its support to Lebanon’s ‘Hezbollah’. A reliable source in Tel Aviv said that Netanyahu and Bolton discussed extens

Trump Administration Identifies 3 Syrian Priorities, Including 'Curtailing' Iran’s Influence

Trump Administration Identifies 3 Syrian Priorities, Including 'Curtailing' Iran’s Influence

Washington’s priorities in Syria are now almost defined with the completion of President Donald Trump’s appointment of his specialized team for the war-torn country. The US administration is seeking to achieve three top priorities: defeating ISIS and preventing its reappearance in the northeast o

Total Officially Leaves Iran as Minister Says Country’s Oil Facilities Worn Out

French energy giant Total has officially quit its multi-billion-dollar gas project in Iran, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on Monday, following fresh US sanctions. "Total has officially left the agreement for the development of phase 11 of South Pars (gas field).

Germany’s Deutsche Bahn Ends Operations in Iran

Germany’s Deutsche Bahn Ends Operations in Iran

German state-owned rail operator Deutsche Bahn is phasing out projects in Iran after Washington imposed new sanctions against Tehran. Deutsche Bahn is involved in two projects in Iran via its subsidiary DB Engineering&Consulting, a spokeswoman said on Thursday. "Both projects will be ended in

‘Corruption Dragon’ Feeds on ‘Good Genes’ in Iran

‘Corruption Dragon’ Feeds on ‘Good Genes’ in Iran

With growing public discontent about the deteriorating economic situation in Iran, corruption - once seen as a taboo - has become a source of discussion by the public. It is not new for corruption to fall under the spotlight, but it has taken an unprecedented turn over the past year in light of t

Iraq Religious Tourism Squeezed by US Sanctions on Iran

Iraq Religious Tourism Squeezed by US Sanctions on Iran

With hotels facing mass cancellations, Iraqis in the holy city of Najaf are being hit hard by US sanctions on neighbouring Iran, which have forced cash-strapped pilgrims to stay home, Agence France Presse reported. The city draws more than 1.5 million Shiite pilgrims each year. The vast majori

Iran’s Khamenei Bans Direct Talks with US

Iran’s Khamenei Bans Direct Talks with US

Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei banned on Monday holding any form of direct talks with the United States, rejecting an offer by President Donald Trump for unconditional dialogue. "I ban holding any talks with America ... America never remains loyal to its promises in talks ...

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