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Mahnaz Karimi breaks Middle East swimming record

Mahnaz Karimi breaks Middle East swimming record

Mahnaz Karimi, swimmer from Khuzestan Province, has broken the Middle East record in the “Helal” swimming pool in Ahvaz. Mahnaz Karimi swam for 25 hours nonstop without using her arms to break the record in Iran and the Middle East and add to the achievements of Iranian women athletes.  

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Six strategic proposals to improve Iran-Saudi relations

Six strategic proposals to improve Iran-Saudi relations

Seyed Hossein Mousavian, former diplomat and deputy secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, wrote in the Cairo Review of Global Affairs: The conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran marks a deepening division between regional powers and international hegemons in the Persian Gulf. The Saudis and Iranians have to learn to cooperate or risk further confrontation.  

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“At dinner time” and cinema politics

“At dinner time” and cinema politics

Ebrahim Hatamikia’s “At dinner time” is being screened at the Fajr International Film Festival this year. He has spoken about the possibility of its screening in the Middle East and other parts of the world at a press conference.

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Kissinger-Walt debate on Iran

Kissinger-Walt debate on Iran

Giving a speech at the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), Former US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, has once again accused Iran of wanting to renew its former empire.

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Iran hosts women’s rally racing

Iran hosts women’s rally racing

The Motorcycle and Automobile Federation Chief of the IR of Iran said: “In line with Tabriz having been selected as the Tourism Capital of Islamic Countries in 2018, the women’s rally for Islamic countries will also take place simultaneously.”

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Iran ranks first in steel trade in the region

Iran ranks first in steel trade in the region

The World Steel Association reported: “Iran’s trade balance in the steel industry in 2016 reached a peak for the last decade with 971 thousand tons, replacing Turkey in first place in the region.”  

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Mohammad Javad Zarif: Europe Must Work With Iran

Mohammad Javad Zarif: Europe Must Work With Iran

On Sunday 10 December 2017, Iran’s top diplomat, Javad Zarif, writes in the New YorK Times: On a crisp morning in Vienna two summers ago, hours before concluding the nuclear deal with the United States, the European Union and five other world powers, I took to Twitter to write that the landmark accord was “not a ceiling but a solid foundation.”  

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Will international community bypass US

Will international community bypass US

Tamara Sonn, Professor in Georgetown University, says the other signatories to the JCPOA could simply bypass and marginalize the US on economic and other issues if it withdraws from the agreement.

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Will anyone stop Trump?

Will anyone stop Trump?

In his article in the Guardian on 19 September, Trita Parsi writes about the US being on a new cold war path, or even a military confrontation, with Iran and asks if anyone will stop Trump?

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Consequences of exiting  JCPOA for Trump

Consequences of exiting JCPOA for Trump

Foreign Policy writes: Few international agreements are as important to U.S. national security as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal. The JCPOA puts a lid on Iran’s nuclear program and subjects it to intrusive inspections.  

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