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Iran cracks down on Revolutionary Guards business network

Elite force has had to restructure some companies and transfer others to the state Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps is being forced to shrink its sprawling business empire and some of its senior members have been arrested as part of President Hassan Rouhani’s attempts to curb the elite force’s role in the economy. In the past…

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Families Demanding Justice for 5,000 Political Prisoners Slaughtered by Iran’s Ayatollahs

Almost 30 years have passed, and Iran’s government would like people to forget the atrocity it committed. But the memory only grows more bitter, even among those unborn in 1988. The families of political prisoners executed in the 1980s have appealed to the United Nations to publicize the truth about one of the Islamic Republic’s…

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Nuclear Deal Boosts Tehran Bourse Trade as IPO Requests Jump

Thousands apply for market access, CEO Ghalibaf-Asl says Foreign investors held back by lack of brokerage links Some of the most dramatic evidence of change in Iran since the nuclear agreement that brought sanctions relief to the country is visible in Tehran’s stock market. In the past 18 months, about 193,000 people have sought permission…

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White House ‘pressuring’ intelligence officials to find Iran in violation of nuclear deal

Intelligence analysts, chastened by the experience of the 2003 Iraq war, are said to be resisting the pressure to come up with evidence of Iranian violations US intelligence officials are under pressure from the White House to produce a justification to declare Iran in violation of a 2015 nuclear agreement, in an echo of the…

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Europe and USA on a collision course over Iran nuclear deal

The Iran nuclear deal has made the world a safer place, or so Europe says. Yet the Trump administration wants out of the accord. Differences will become apparent when Iranian President Rouhani is sworn in on Saturday. If there is one place in the world where the difference of opinion between Europe and the USA…

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