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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards to Gain Power in Post-Sanctions Era

By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA, Jan 19 – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards did well under international sanctions, and the elite military force is destined to become still richer now they’ve been lifted. Iran’s clerical rulers have supported economic growth of the Guards, rewarding the group for sanctions-busting as well as suppressing dissent at home and helping Tehran’s

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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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Iran-Venezuela Oil Tanker Deal Hit by Sanctions Snags

By Jonathan Saul and Marianna Parraga LONDON/HOUSTON, Jan 18 – An agreement to build oil tankers in Iran for Venezuela has been left in limbo years after it was announced as Western sanctions plus disagreements over payments and delivery terms took their toll, sources familiar with the matter say. The deal was heralded in 2006

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Iran Set to Boost Oil Production by 500,000 BPD

DUBAI, Jan 18 – Iran has issued an order to increase crude oil production by 500,000 barrels a day, the deputy oil minister was quoted as saying on Monday, implementing its policy to boost production as soon as sanctions were lifted. Oil prices hit their lowest since 2003 on Monday as the market braced for

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Rouhani Hails “Golden Page” in Iran’s History as Sanctions Lifted

DUBAI, Jan 17 – President Hassan Rouhani hailed on Sunday a nuclear deal with world powers as a “golden page” in Iran’s history, and looked forward to an economic future less dependent on oil as the country emerges from years of sanctions and isolation. But in an address to parliament he noted bitter opposition to

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Iran Says Has Removed Core from Arak Reactor in Key Nuclear Deal Step

By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA, Jan 14 – Iran has removed the sensitive core of its Arak nuclear reactor and U.N. inspectors will visit the site on Thursday to verify the move crucial to the implementation of Tehran’s atomic agreement with major powers, state television said on Thursday. Removal of the core from the Arak reactor

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U.S. Prepares New Sanctions on Iran over Ballistic Missile Program

WASHINGTON, Dec 30 – U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration is preparing new sanctions on international companies and individuals over Iran’s ballistic missile program, sources familiar with the situation said on Wednesday. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier that the potential sanctions would target about 12 companies and individuals in Iran, Hong Kong and the United Arab

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Politics

YEMEN AT WAR:Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi returned from exile after six months, following a Saudi led intervention to stave off Houthi control. Social Streams

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Iran Calls New U.S. Visa Law a Breach of the Nuclear Deal

DUBAI, Dec 23  – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday a new U.S. law putting visa restrictions on Iranians and those who had visited Iran would, if implemented, breach a nuclear deal Tehran had struck with world powers earlier this year. The new measure passed by the U.S. Congress will prevent visa-free

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In Favoring Middle East Ally, U.S. Glosses Over Human Rights Record

By Jason Szep, Matt Spetalnick and Yara Bayoumy WASHINGTON/MUSCAT, Dec 21 – As the United States negotiated this year’s nuclear pact with Iran, the State Department quietly agreed to spare the Gulf sultanate of Oman from an embarrassing public rebuke over its human rights record, rewarding a close Arab ally that helped broker the historic

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