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How US, Iranian regional security strategies diverge
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How US, Iranian regional security strategies diverge

The top commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, earlier this week declared that Iran has trained 100,000 voluntary forces to share experiences and know-how with the Iraqi and Syrian militaries. In this vein, Jafari also asserted that Iran’s strategy in the region has been far more effective in containing the Islamic State’s (IS') terrorism compared to that of the United States, which has spent a hefty amount for the same purpose.

Trump’s Iran Hawks Wage a Quiet War Against His Diplomats
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Trump’s Iran Hawks Wage a Quiet War Against His Diplomats

It has been almost a year since President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, and one might think proponents of the move are feeling vindicated. Iran has stuck to the limits in the agreement on nuclear fuel, despite the re-imposition of crippling sanctions on its banks and oil exports. Yes, it is still making mischief in the region — but no more so than it was a year ago, and now with less than half the oil revenue. The dire predictions of the deal’s supporters, meanwhile, have not come to pass.

Saudi-Iran conflict threatens to flare in Pakistan
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Saudi-Iran conflict threatens to flare in Pakistan

The decades-old rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran has re-emerged at a difficult time, with Tehran in economic crisis due to US sanctions. The recent friction started with a tussle over oil pricing. Riyadh offered the world cheaper oil to attract consumers facing any disruption in the Iranian oil supply. The second phase of US sanctions have had a devastating impact on Iran’s oil exports, shipping and banks, hitting the core of the Iranian economy.

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Chaharshanbe Suri - The festival of fire in Iran

2019/03/19

Iran has had a long tradition of holding festivals, and Chaharshanbeh Suri is one of the ancient Iranian festivals of fire and a prelude to Nowruz.

2020 Democrats vow to re-enter Iran nuclear deal

2019/03/20

Re-entry into the nuclear deal with Iran is fast becoming a litmus test for Democrats hoping to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.

The main challenge of Iran’s foreign policy has domestic roots

2019/03/23

An Iranian expert of international affairs believes: “The main challenges of Iran’s foreign policy in the next Iranian calendar year has more domestic than international roots, particularly in economic issues and increasing poverty.”

A cargo ship sinks in Iran

2019/03/19

A cargo ship carrying hundreds of containers sank in a pier in Shahid Rajaei Port in southern Iran this morning.

The most expensive Iranian artists at Christie's

2019/03/20

Christie’s has been auctioning works for some Iranian artists for a number of years now. This year, on its 25th anniversary in Dubai, Christie’s will be holding an auction titled "Modern and Contemporary Art in the Middle East" on 23 March 2019 in which twelve Iranian artists will be participating with eighteen works.

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US clinches strategic deal with Oman with an eye on Iran

2019/03/25

The United States clinched a strategic port deal with Oman on Sunday which U.S. officials say will allow the U.S. military better access to the Gulf region and reduce the need to send ships through the Strait of Hormuz, a maritime choke point off Iran.

Iran U23 squad beats Yemen in Olympic qualifiers

2019/03/25

Iranian U23 football team defeated Yemen 3-0 at 2020 Olympic qualifiers in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on Mar. 24.

Failure of sanctions on Iran, US resorts to threats

2019/03/25

The Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said late on Sunday that the United States has resorted to threatening other countries after failing to realize its sinister objectives.

The government prevents collective rejoicing in Iran

2019/03/25

A sociologist in Iran believes: “State domination on the public sphere and preventing interactions between individuals has deprived Iranian society of public rejoicing. With emphasis by government on the sad side of religion, the opportunity to strengthen the collective spirit through religion has also been eliminated.”

Flash floods subside in Iran, rescue continues

2019/03/25

The northern provinces of Iran have been facing unprecedented floods over the past week; but these are presently subsiding and rescue operations have begun.