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What the latest Iran vote tells us - Washington Post Fri, 27 Oct 2017 16:05:17 GMT

Washington Post

What the latest Iran vote tells us
Washington Post
This follows a broad-based sanctions bill against Iran, North Korea and Russia passed by a 419-3 vote. It also follows yesterday's voice vote in favor of additional sanctions on Hezbollah. The House has also passed a measure, again by voice vote, aimed ...
The House just voted to punish Iran — but not because of its nuclear programVox
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After Iran shock, nervous Europe girds for next Trump salvo - Reuters Fri, 27 Oct 2017 11:54:21 GMT

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After Iran shock, nervous Europe girds for next Trump salvo
Reuters
Trump's decision to decertify the Iran deal will not necessarily kill it. That depends on Congress, which must now decide to impose new sanctions against Tehran. But the consensus in Europe is that a landmark diplomatic achievement has been seriously ...

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UN Rights Officials Call On Iran To Stop Intimidating BBC Journalists - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty Sat, 28 Oct 2017 01:36:00 GMT

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UN Rights Officials Call On Iran To Stop Intimidating BBC Journalists
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Two United Nations human rights specialists have called on Iran to stop intimidating BBC journalists after the British broadcaster complained to the UN about Tehran launching a criminal investigation of its Persian staff. “The Iranian authorities ...
UN experts call on Iran to stop intimidation of BBC staffScoop.co.nz (press release)

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Iraq and Iran, Sharing a Neighborhood - The National Interest Online (blog) Fri, 27 Oct 2017 17:25:14 GMT

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Iraq and Iran, Sharing a Neighborhood
The National Interest Online (blog)
The second key reality is that Iraq and Iran, for reasons of geographic proximity and a bloody history, are necessarily huge factors in each other's security. That fact cannot be shoved aside by outside actors talking about filling vacuums, pursuing ...
US must not let Iran cut off the Kurdish controlled Iraq-Syria borderWashington Examiner
Time to make it up with IranDaily Mirror
Abadi's Balancing Act Between the US and IranAtlantic Council (blog)
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty -Arab News -AzerNews -Al Jazeera
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US House of Representatives passes bills imposing sanctions on Iran, Hezbollah - Jewish Telegraphic Agency Fri, 27 Oct 2017 11:35:22 GMT

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US House of Representatives passes bills imposing sanctions on Iran, Hezbollah
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
The bipartisan measure, which passed Thursday by a 423-2 vote, requires the administration to sanction Iran for undertaking “any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ...
House approves bill to sanction Iran for ballistic missilesABC News
House votes 423-2 to impose sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile supply chainWashington Examiner
US House Votes To Sanction Suppliers To Iran's Ballistic-Missile ProgramsRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
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The US is on a collision course with Iran in the Middle East - Washington Post Thu, 26 Oct 2017 23:13:08 GMT

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The US is on a collision course with Iran in the Middle East
Washington Post
BEIRUT — President Trump's assertive new strategy toward Iran is already colliding with the reality of Tehran's vastly expanded influence in the Middle East as a result of the Islamic State war. The launch of the strategy signaled an important shift ...
Iraq's Abadi heads to Iran for regional security talksAljazeera.com
Iraqi premier in Iran after recent visits to Turkey, JordanFox News
Iran Reopens Border Crossing With Iraq's Kurdish RegionRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
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Iran expects to sign more than $20bn of energy contracts in 2018 - Financial Times Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:55:08 GMT

Financial Times

Iran expects to sign more than $20bn of energy contracts in 2018
Financial Times
Iran expects to seal energy contracts worth more than $20bn over the next year despite the threat of new US sanctions as it pushes ahead with negotiations with international oil companies, including Royal Dutch Shell, the Anglo Dutch group, and ...

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The US and Iranian battle over the pistachio nut trade - BBC News Wed, 25 Oct 2017 23:07:05 GMT

BBC News

The US and Iranian battle over the pistachio nut trade
BBC News
There are lots of casualties in international conflicts but this one is nuts, you might say - although strictly speaking the pistachio is a seed. The international pistachio trade has faced unexpected headwinds due to the tensions between Iran and the US.

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Iran Should Go For Gold, Not A Currency Reform Illusion - Forbes - Forbes Wed, 25 Oct 2017 16:17:35 GMT

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Iran Should Go For Gold, Not A Currency Reform Illusion - Forbes
Forbes
Last December, the Iranian government passed a bill to rename its national currency from the rial to the toman. This would require a redenomination in which a ...

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BBC appeals to UN over Iran's crackdown on journalists - The Guardian Wed, 25 Oct 2017 15:19:10 GMT

The Guardian

BBC appeals to UN over Iran's crackdown on journalists
The Guardian
The BBC's director general has accused Iran of “unprecedented collective punishment” as the corporation appealed to the UN over crackdowns on Iranian employees of its London-based Persian service. Iranian authorities have imposed an asset freeze on at ...
UN urges Iran to stop harassing BBC Persian staffBBC News
BBC accuses Iran of 'sustained harassment' of staff in complaint to ...Telegraph.co.uk
BBC complains to UN about Iran targeting its Persian serviceABC News

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