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In Iran, Dividends of Nuclear Deal Are Slow To Appear

By Samia Nakhoul and Richard Mably TEHRAN, May 24 – Hopes that Iran would quickly reintegrate with world markets after its nuclear deal, bringing investment and opportunities to a young population, are turning to frustration. An opaque business environment in Iran and political uncertainty in the United States are to blame. Tehran’s hotels are buzzing

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Moderates Could Gain Influence Over Choice of Next Leader in Iran Vote

By Babak Dehghanpisheh BEIRUT, Feb 21 – Iran’s Assembly of Experts, made up mostly of elderly clerics, has not mattered much for years. The body’s main task is choosing Iran’s supreme leader, but that job has not come vacant since 1989. This time it’s different. Given the ailing health of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,

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Iran’s Khamenei Warns of U.S. “Deceit”

DUBAI, Jan 19 – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday welcomed the lifting of international sanctions against Iran, but warned that Tehran should remain wary of its old enemy the United States. State television reported that Khamenei wrote to President Hassan Rouhani to congratulate him on implementing the nuclear deal, which resulted in

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Bahrain Severs Ties with Iran

DUBAI – Jan 4- Bahrain severed its diplomatic ties with Iran on Monday, citing Iran’s “continued audacious and dangerous meddling in not only Bahrain’s internal affairs, but also in the internal affairs of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states,” making it the second country after Saudi Arabia to cut ties with Tehran. ItĀ further gave all Iranian

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