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Iran’s Global Banking Problems Deepen With Rise of Trump, Brexit

By Jonathan Saul and Parisa Hafezi LONDON/ANKARA, July 31 – Britain’s vote to leave the European Union and the rise of U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump have paralyzed efforts by Western governments to encourage already highly reluctant international banks to do business with Iran. Uncertainty is frustrating Tehran’s push for foreign investment to revive its

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Iran Refers Cases of Detained Iranian Dual-Nationals to Court

ANKARA, July 11 – Iran’s judiciary has referred the cases of four detained Iranian dual-nationals to court, the Tasnim news agency quoted a senior judiciary official as saying on Monday. Several Iranian dual nationals from the United Sates, Britain, Canada and France have been detained in the past few months and are being kept behind

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Big Guards-Owned Company May Lose Out as Iran Economy, Politics Shift

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI, May 26 – Long used to lucrative state contracts, Iran’s biggest construction company faces leaner times, as overseas firms better able to attract financing push for orders in an economy trying to open to the world after years of sanctions. The misfortunes of Khatam al Anbia Construction Headquarters (KAA) are an

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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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Iran’s IRGC Says Many Iranians Have Volunteered to Fight in Syria

By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA, May 19- Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) said on Wednesday many Iranians have volunteered to fight in Syria in support of President Bashar Al Assad’s war against “terrorism”, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported. Shiite-dominated Iran is Assad’s main regional ally and has provided military and economic support for his conflict

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Iran and Russia Move Closer But Their Alliance Has Limits

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin and Lidia Kelly DUBAI/MOSCOW, April 26- When Iran took delivery of the first parts of an advanced Russian air defense system this month, it paraded the anti-aircraft missile launchers sent by Moscow to mark Army Day. Tehran had cause to celebrate: the Kremlin’s decision a year ago to press ahead with the

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Iran’s Army Denies Direct Involvement in Syria, Speaks of “Volunteers”

DUBAI, April 20 – Iran’s army chief said on Wednesday the forces it had deployed in Syria in the first such operation abroad since the 1979 revolution were volunteers working under Revolutionary Guards supervision, and the regular army was not directly involved. The Islamic Republic announced this month that it had sent commandos from the

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Revolutionary Guards Commander Says Iran’s Missile Work Will Not Stop

By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA, March 10 – A senior Revolutionary Guards commander has said that Iran’s ballistic missile programme will not stop under any circumstances and that Tehran has missiles ready to be fired, according to Iranian state television. Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh made his comments after a series of ballistic missile tests conducted

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Iran Revolutionary Guards Conduct Ballistic Missile Test

DUBAI, March 8 (Reuters) – Iran test-fired several ballistic missiles from silos across the country on Tuesday, the official website of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said, defying recent U.S. sanctions on its missile program. The test was intended “to show Iran’s deterrent power and also the Islamic Republic’s ability to confront any threat

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Behind the Scenes of U.S. Sailors’ Release from Iran

By Warren Strobel and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, Jan 14 – Iran’s detention of 10 U.S. sailors on Tuesday set off a furious round of meetings in both Washington and Tehran. Anxious officials in both capitals had the same goal: to ensure the incident did not torpedo a historic nuclear accord between two countries with a

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