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Desperate Search For Quake Survivors On Iraq-Iran Border

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  TEHERAN – A woman and her baby were pulled out alive from the rubble yesterday in Sarpol-e Zahab, the Iranian county that was worst hit in an earthquake the previous night, but the authorities were bracing themselves for the death toll of more than 400 to go up as rescuers dug through devastated buildings.…

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‘Total Termination’ Of Iran Nuclear Deal Possible – Trump

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  WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump said Monday that a “total termination” of the Iran nuclear deal remains possible, after refusing to certify the 2015 accord and leaving its fate to Congress. His comments came as the EU announced it was sending its chief diplomat to Washington next month to try to save the…

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Iran Positive On Malaysia’s Request For Palm Oil Import Duty Cut

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TEHRAN – Iran’s Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) has hinted positively that Malaysia had the chance for a better differential import duty for palm oil. Malaysia is negotiating a further reduction of duty on palm oil on existing tariff lines under a free trade agreement (FTA). Currently, palm oil exported to Iran has a 40 per…

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Iran’s Rouhani Says Will Not Let Trump Rip Up Nuclear Deal

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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday he would not let U.S. President-elect Donald Trump rip up a global nuclear deal, warning of unspecified repercussions if Washington reneges on the agreement. Trump had said during campaigns for the White House that he would scrap Iran’s pact with world powers – under which…

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Iran’s President Visits Italy: Nude Statues Covered

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ROME – An imposing equestrian statue of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius dominated the room where Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met on Monday. But Rouhani could not admire some of the other masterpieces at Rome’s world-famous Capitoline Museums, which hosted the meeting. The museum’s naked statues, including a centuries-old Venus,…

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Rouhani Hails ‘Golden Page’ In Iran’s History As Sanctions Lifted

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WASHINGTON/ANKARA (Reuters) – Three Iranian-Americans arrived in Germany after leaving Tehran on Sunday in a prisoner swap that followed the lifting of most international sanctions on Iran under a deal U.S. President Barack Obama said cut off Tehran’s path to a nuclear bomb. In a sign of sustained readiness to track Iranian compliance with remaining…

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Arabs And Iran Conflict: The Last Chance

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WHATEVER plans Iran has for the region is in disarray because it now finds itself increasingly isolated, including seeing the unexpected development of Arab nations, taking the lead from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries, forming a united front against its actions. The Council of the Arab League earlier this week added to the growing…

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Iran Seizes U.S. Navy Boats, 10 American Sailors Held

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WASHINGTON – The 10 American sailors being held by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) are being questioned, state-owned Press TV said. The TV report also said the sailors and U.S. forces “acted unprofessionally” after the sailors’ capture Tuesday. Earlier, the state-run IRNA news agency said the sailors are “healthy and will be treated well.” The…

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China Envoy Calls For Calm And Restraint Between Saudi, Iran

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BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese envoy who visited Saudi Arabia and Iran over the past week has called for both countries to exercise calm and restraint amid an on-going feud between the two countries, in a rare diplomatic foray into the region by Beijing. Tensions between the Sunni Muslim kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Shi’ite…

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Iran President Criticizes Saudi Arabia Over Severing Ties

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president said on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia cannot “cover up” its crime of executing a leading Shiite cleric by severing diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic, even as the kingdom’s allies began limiting their links to his country. President Hassan Rouhani’s comments came as Kuwait announced it had recalled its…

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Saudi Arabia Severs Ties With Iran As Mideast Protests Rage

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JEEDAH – First, one man’s execution spurred sectarian protests and violence in the Middle East. Now, it appears to have sparked a serious diplomatic rift. Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said Sunday that his country is severing ties with Iran. Iranian diplomats in Saudi Arabia have 48 hours to leave the country, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel…

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Iran Flashes Military Might Amid High Hopes For Nuclear Deal

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TEHRAN: Traveling to Iran these days, the mood among many people and the government can probably best be described using two words: confident and optimistic. After a preliminary framework for a possible nuclear deal was reached between Iran and world powers, many here believe a final agreement is possible — and most hope that widespread…

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White House Goes On Offense In Selling Iran Nuclear Deal To Congress

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WASHINGTON: Now that President Barack Obama has the framework of a nuclear deal with Iran, the White House attention shifts to the challenging task of selling this agreement to Congress, and the administration is already deploying its troops. “In just the last 24 hours we’ve had everybody from the President to the White House chief…

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Zionist Regime PM: Iran Must Recognize Israel’s Right To Exist In Deal

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SLAMMING world powers’ framework nuclear deal with Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday demanded that any final deal include a “clear and unambiguous Iranian recognition of Israel’s right to exist.” Netanyahu has been perhaps the most vocal critic of nuclear talks with Iran, insisting again and again it can’t be trusted. He took…

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Breakthrough Iran Nuclear Deal Agreed

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland: There are plenty of details left to iron out, but negotiators took a significant step Thursday toward a landmark deal aimed at keeping Iran’s nuclear program peaceful. After a marathon stretch of late-night negotiations in Lausanne, Switzerland, diplomats announced they’d come up with the framework for an agreement that’s been months in the…

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Talks For Framework Of Iran Nuclear Deal Extended An Extra Day

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Talks to reach a deal on a framework agreement on Iran’s nuclear program will be extended an extra day, U.S. officials said Tuesday. “‎We’ve made enough progress in the last days to merit staying until Wednesday. There are several difficult issues still remaining,”‎ State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said. White House press…

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Zionist Leader’s Speech Full Of Lies – Iran

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JERUSALEM – At times, he got raucous applause during his speech in Washington on Tuesday. But the reactions to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s message that may matter most came in Israel and Iran — where emotions ran high, both in support and in opposition. In an address before the U.S. Congress punctuated by one-liners,…

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Netanyahu To US Congress: Deal Will Lead To Iranian Nuclear Bomb

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WASHINGTON – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tuesday that a proposed agreement between world powers and Iran was “a bad deal” that would not stop Tehran from getting nuclear weapons — but would rather pave its way to getting lots of them and leave the Jewish State in grave peril. In a dramatic address…

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Iran Win At Berlin Film Fest Called ‘Free Speech Triumph’

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THE Berlin film festival wrapped up on Sunday after awarding its Golden Bear top prize to Iranian dissident director Jafar Panahi, in a move hailed as a triumph for freedom of expression. “Taxi” is Panahi’s third picture smuggled out of Iran in defiance of an official 20-year filmmaking ban, imposed for a documentary he tried…

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