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Former Marine Held in Iran Protests to Tehran Officials - New York Times Sat, 20 Dec 2014 02:28:57 GMT

Daily Beast

Former Marine Held in Iran Protests to Tehran Officials
New York Times
Amir Hekmati, a former Marine who began a hunger strike and wrote to President Obama this week in despair over his prolonged incarceration in Iran, also has protested to Iranian officials over the apparent paralysis of his case, untreated lung ...
Marine held in Iran writes open letter to Obama pleading: 'Don't forget me'BizPac Review
An American Marine in Irans Prisons Goes on Hunger StrikeDaily Beast
Marines join Amir Hekmati in hunger strike as Flint veteran protests Iran ...MLive.com

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Exclusive: Iran's support for Syria tested by oil price drop - Reuters Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:07:58 GMT

Reuters

Exclusive: Iran's support for Syria tested by oil price drop
Reuters
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has relied on oil-producing Iran to help him fight insurgents in a nearly four-year-old civil war and also prop up a currency under pressure. “If it had not been for Iranian support we could not have survived the crisis ...
Iran's support for Syria tested by oil price dropJerusalem Post

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Iran warns its 'supersonic' missiles can reach 'hostile' aircraft carriers - Al-Arabiya Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:55:33 GMT

Al-Arabiya

Iran warns its 'supersonic' missiles can reach 'hostile' aircraft carriers
Al-Arabiya
A senior member of Iran's powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) warned on Friday that the Iranian military had the ability to target aircraft carriers using supersonic missiles. “We can easily target hostile aircraft carriers with our ...

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Iran has know-how to build nukes, senior cleric claims - The Times of Israel Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:41:30 GMT

The Times of Israel

Iran has know-how to build nukes, senior cleric claims
The Times of Israel
Referencing the Islamic republic's ongoing nuclear talks with world powers, Khatami criticized Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for attempting to reestablish diplomatic relations with the US and for attempting to ban the use of the slogan “Death to ...
Breaking News: Change is going to come to Cuba, 'it has to': ObamaReuters
Jailed Journalist Jason Rezaian Gains Attention As Iran Nuclear Talks ResumeHuffington Post
Iran honours nuclear deal with powers, IAEA report showsYnetnews
U.S. News & World Report (blog) -EurActiv -Bloomberg
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Iran unveils a memorial honoring Jewish heroes - Washington Post (blog) Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:50:39 GMT

The Times of Israel

Iran unveils a memorial honoring Jewish heroes
Washington Post (blog)
Earlier this week, authorities in Tehran unveiled a monument to slain Iranian Jewish soldiers who died during the country's long and bitter war with Iraq between 1980 and 1988. Death tolls for the hideous conflict differ, but casualty counts usually ...
Iran unveils monument for fallen Jewish-Iranian soldiersThe Times of Israel
Iran unveils monument to Jewish soldiers killed in war with IraqHaaretz
Iran's Rouhani Pushes BackWall Street Journal (blog)
Jewish Telegraphic Agency -Slate Magazine (blog) -The Guardian (blog)
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Iran world's fourth missile power: Defense Min. - Press TV Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:07:25 GMT

Press TV

Iran world's fourth missile power: Defense Min.
Press TV
Iran has an acceptable status among countries possessing missile capabilities, and stands after the United States, Russia and China,” Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said in a televised interview with Al-Alam channel on Friday. “In proportion to ...
Iranian defense minister: We are world's fourth missile powerHaaretz
Iran insists on implementing missile system deal with RussiaTrend.az
Iraq's holy sites 'Tehran's red line:' Iran defense minJournal of Turkish Weekly
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Iran adores the CIA torture report - Al-Arabiya Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:54:39 GMT

Quartz

Iran adores the CIA torture report
Al-Arabiya
The Islamic Republic appears to be in high spirits, capitalizing on and celebrating the release of the U.S. senate's report on CIA torture. Several high level Iranian officials began slamming the U.S. for its human rights record. For both Tehran and ...
Photos: Iran Honors Its Fallen Jewish SoldiersPayvand
Why the sanctions on Iran are not at all like the US embargo on CubaQuartz
Iran Honors Its Fallen Jewish SoldiersRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Huffington Post -iPolitics.ca (subscription)
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For Leopards in Iran and Iraq, Land Mines Are a Surprising Refuge - National Geographic Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:59:59 GMT

National Geographic

For Leopards in Iran and Iraq, Land Mines Are a Surprising Refuge
National Geographic
SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq—Few parts of the world look more hostile to big cats than the rugged wilderness that flanks the northern Iran-Iraq frontier. Laced with land mines and roamed by packs of dedicated poachers, it's an environment seemingly calculated ...


Iran and Turkey call for closer ties to confront regional terrorism - Rudaw Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:34:21 GMT

Rudaw

Iran and Turkey call for closer ties to confront regional terrorism
Rudaw
“With a big enemy, terrorism and extremism in the region, we must try to bring our positions closer to each other and try to prevent the infiltration of terrorists into Iraq and Syria,” Iran's Mohammad Javad Zarif told Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut ...
Erdoğan to visit his 'second home' Iran in early 2015Today's Zaman (press release) (blog)
Turkish president to visit IranTrend.az

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US and Iran could become, well, BFFs...really - CNBC Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:07:02 GMT

CNBC

US and Iran could become, well, BFFs...really
CNBC
The Iranian economy has been severely hampered by eight years of escalating sanctions imposed over the country's nuclear ambitions. While a deal to ease sanctions would be transformative for Iran's economy, some see an agreement paving the way for an ...

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