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Nobel peace laureates denounce Trump’s Iran move

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The nuclear weapons disarmament campaigners awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize denounced US President Donald Trump’s decision on Friday to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, saying it makes proliferation more likely. “President Trump’s rejection of the JCPOA is an incitement to proliferation, makes achieving further agreements …

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The 2015 Iran nuclear deal

Tehran, Iran | AFP | US President Donald Trump on Friday declared a more aggressive strategy on a nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers but stopped short of withdrawing from the 2015 deal. Struck in Vienna by the five permanent members of the UN Security Council — Britain, China, …

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Iranian, 74, sentenced to die over ‘half-naked’ parties

Tehran, Iran | AFP | Iran has sentenced a 74-year-old man to death for hosting “mixed and half-naked parties”, the head of Tehran’s judiciary said on Tuesday. Chief prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi said the man led “a corruption gang” which held parties with drugs and alcohol, and where women were “sexually …

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Israel says Iran missile test a ‘provocation’

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israel’s Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Saturday denounced Iran’s testing of a medium-range missile as a “provocation” and said it was proof of Tehran’s ambition to become a world power. Iran on Saturday said it had successfully tested a missile with a range of 2,000 kilometres …

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Israel’s Netanyahu vows to fight ‘Iranian curtain’

United Nations, United States | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Tuesday to fight an “Iranian curtain” descending on the Middle East, pledging not to allow Tehran to establish a permanent presence in Syria. “From the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean, from Tehran to Tartus, an Iranian curtain is …

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Iran’s Zarif blasts Trump’s ‘ignorant hate speech’ at UN

United Nations, United States | AFP | Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday slammed US President Donald Trump’s address that took aim at Iran at the United Nations, calling it an “ignorant hate speech.” “Trump’s ignorant hate speech belongs in medieval times — not the 21st century UN — …

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South Korea captain blames fans over draw

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | South Korea’s captain has upset his team’s fans by blaming them for disrupting on-field communications during a home draw with Iran that left their World Cup hopes in the balance. The 0-0 against 10-man South Korea national football teamleaves the Taeguk Warriors having to defeat …

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Iran’s Rouhani dismisses military site inspections

Tehran, Iran | AFP | Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday dismissed the idea of inspections at its military sites, reportedly floated by the United States, saying they were not required under a nuclear deal with world powers. “Our commitments to the world are clear… our relations with the IAEA (International …

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