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  America not safer for Iran sanctions

America not safer for Iran sanctions

David Andelman writes in CNN don't count on sanctions to drive Iran to Donald Trump's bargaining table. Bill Clinton tried that gambit 20 years go. It led to a decade of grief and misery for the Iranian people and set the world even closer to a nuclear-armed Iran.

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 Iran will make a deal

Iran will make a deal

Dennis Ross writes in Foreign Policy that even in its afterlife, the Iran nuclear deal continues to polarize. Those who supported the agreement proclaim loudly that Iran will never negotiate any adjustment to it, while its opponents argue U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of it will produce a better deal.

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Iran runners-up at AVC Cup

Iran runners-up at AVC Cup

The Iranian youth volleyball team competing at the 6th Asian Volleyball Confederation Cup conceded to Qatar to take 2nd place at the championships.

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Rouhani: The US has eliminated grounds for talks

Rouhani: The US has eliminated grounds for talks

Pointing to Trump’s offer of talks, the Iranian President has said: “The US has eliminated grounds for talks. We were on a good negotiating trend, but it destroyed all the bridges and is now standing on the other side saying how must we cross!?”

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German Ambassador guest of Bakhtiari family

German Ambassador guest of Bakhtiari family

German Ambassador, Michael Klor-Berchtold, has tweeted about his visit to the Bakhtiari nomads in western Iran, saying: “Summer days with nomads in Iran; staying with Bakhtiyari nomads in Koohrang valley, central Zagros mountains, Chelgerd, and enjoying hospitality of friendly Bakhtiyari family. Early morning wakeup, followed by a Bakhtiyari nomad breakfast, goat milk, yoghurt, goat cheese, butter, walnuts, omelet, tea…”

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Iranian economic presence in Syria

Iranian economic presence in Syria

At a meeting with Iran’s economic delegation, the Syrian Minister of Housing announced that the role of Iran’s private sector will be highlighted in re-building the war torn areas of Syria.

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Trump's obsession with Iran is dangerous

Trump's obsession with Iran is dangerous

Foreign Affairs reports that the Trump administration has no coherent Iran policy. In May, U.S. President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—the Iran nuclear deal—even though Iran was not in violation of it. Other than Trump’s uninformed and empty assertion that it was “the worst deal ever,” his pretext for the withdrawal was Iranian aggression in the region, which was not linked to the deal. In both his rhetoric and policy, Trump seems to be positioning the United States to enter into armed conflict with Iran, warning Iran in July that it could face “consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before.”

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Quercus pulls plug on Iran's solar plant

Quercus pulls plug on Iran's solar plant

Reuters reports that British renewable energy investor Quercus said it will stop building a 500 million euro (445.8 million pounds) solar power project in Iran due to recently imposed U.S. sanctions on Tehran.

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