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Obama hands scramble to save Iran deal

Democratic insiders try to stop Trump from risking ‘war,’ with former president’s tacit blessing. As President Donald Trump threatens to blow up the Iran nuclear deal, Obama administration alumni are mobilizing to defend it. One-time aides to Barack Obama are holding meetings, contacting lawmakers and working the media in an urgent bid to prevent the…

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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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Pyongyang’s Playbook

Tehran has studied it well. The crisis between the United States and North Korea shows no signs of abating. Indeed, Pyongyang escalated its provocations last week, firing a missile over Japan on August 29. Critics of the president cite his brash approach to Pyongyang as a factor behind North Korea’s belligerency. Some also link Trump’s…

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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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