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Ex Israeli minister charged with spying for Iran

Ex Israeli minister charged with spying for Iran

The BBC reports that Israel has charged a former cabinet minister with spying for Iran, the Shin Bet internal security service says. Gonen Segev, a medical doctor who served as energy minister in the 1990s, was allegedly recruited by Iranian intelligence while living in Nigeria.  

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Zarif digs on Israeli nuclear warheads

Zarif digs on Israeli nuclear warheads

Iranian Prime Minister, Javad Zarif, has posted a tweet addressed to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI): “There are at least 80 nuclear warheads stationed in the Middle East. None are in Iran; rather, they're at the fingertips of a warmonger who howls incessantly about fabricated Iranian “ambitions”. Time for an overdue debate on the real threat to the region & beyond.”  

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Rouhani: Tehran will stay by Doha

Rouhani: Tehran will stay by Doha

In a telephone conversation with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Monday, President Hassan Rouhani expressed hope that Tehran and Doha can make the best of the many capacities they have to promote trade between the two countries.  

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Reactions to Netanyahu's plans for Iran

Reactions to Netanyahu's plans for Iran

Some time ago, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu sent a video message about the water crisis in Iran, saying: “Israel has the knowledge to stop an environmental crisis in Iran and I want to share this with the people of Iran.” He pointed to the launch of a website and a telegram channel in Persian to fight the water crisis in Iran, and stated: “Israel is with the Iranian people and I want to save the lives of many of them.”

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Iran rep in OPEC: Will veto Saudi proposal

Iran rep in OPEC: Will veto Saudi proposal

Bloomberg reports that Iran says Venezuela and Iraq will join it in blocking a proposal to increase oil production that’s backed by Saudi Arabia and Russia when OPEC and its allies meet in Vienna this week.

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7000-Year old civilization discovered in Bushehr

7000-Year old civilization discovered in Bushehr

A historical site belonging to the fifth millennium BCE has been discovered in Iran’s southern Boushehr Province recently. Experts were sent to the area by the Cultural Heritage Department here following pottery finds by the locals.

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Tabriz-Van train runs again

Tabriz-Van train runs again

The CEO of Azerbaijan Railways has announced: “The Tabriz-Van passenger train from Iran to Turkey has started running again after five years, with a capacity to move 250 passengers.”

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Best Film Award for Iran in Qingdao IFF

Best Film Award for Iran in Qingdao IFF

“The Mermaid” by Masoud Aghababayan has won the Jury Award for Best Film at Qingdao Film Festival. The Qingdao International Film Festival which opened on 13 June with the participation of four Iranian films in China, ended last night.  

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Behind the scenes of rape in Iran

Behind the scenes of rape in Iran

A sociologist talks about rape in Iran, saying: “The only way to resolve this issue is to solve the causes and problems in society that affect people.”  

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