Iran

What Trump Needs To Know About Iran

For as unnerved as many world leaders were with Donald Trump’s election, they will have no choice but to work with the president of the world’s most powerful country. One exception, however, will be Iran, which has come to develop one of the most hostile relationships in all international politics with the United States. Fascinatingly, Trump’s triumph over Hillary Clinton ...

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Pictures of homeless sleeping in empty graves shock Iran

TEHRAN, Iran – Photographs of homeless people sleeping in empty graves outside Iran’s capital shocked even the country’s president on Wednesday, and pointed to the continuing economic struggles gripping the nation. The images by Saeed Gholamhoseini were shot in Shahriar, some 12 miles west of Tehran, and published in the Shahrvand daily, a Persian-language newspaper, which said some 50 men, ...

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Iran says it got half price deal for Boeing jets

Iran said on Sunday it had negotiated to pay only about half the announced price for 80 new Boeing airliners in an order that the American planemaker had said was worth $16.6 billion US. Boeing and its European rival Airbus have both signed huge contracts this month to supply airliners to Iran, the first such deals since international sanctions were ...

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Iran’s currency hits record low as Trump worries deter fund inflows

Iran’s rial hit a record low against the U.S. dollar on Monday in a sign of concern about the country’s ability to attract foreign money after U.S. president-elect Donald Trump takes office. The rial was quoted in the free market at 41,500 to the dollar, weakening from around 41,250 on Sunday and 35,570 in mid-September. Before this month, the record ...

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Iran scores victories but faces limits

TEHRAN: Iran has scored a string of victories across the Middle East, and decades of isolation mean it is well-placed to weather the uncertainties of a Trump presidency. But fears that it could dominate the region are overblown, experts say. Having rarely commented on its role in the Syrian conflict, Tehran has been suddenly full of self-congratulation at the imminent ...

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Multibillion-Dollar Jet Deals With Iran Will Test Trump Policy

LONDON—European plane maker Airbus Group SE followed Boeing Co. in completing a multibillion-dollar plane deal with Iran’s state air carrier, creating another big test case for how the incoming Trump administration responds to the West’s accelerating economic opening with the Islamic Republic. Airbus, the world’s No. 2 plane maker after Boeing, said Thursday it had completed an agreement—first announced in ...

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Russia, Iran and Turkey Meet for Syria Talks, Excluding U.S.

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Russia, Iran and Turkey met in Moscow on Tuesday to work toward a political accord to end Syria’s nearly six-year war, leaving the United States on the sidelines as the countries sought to drive the conflict in ways that serve their interests. Secretary of State John Kerry was not invited. Nor was the United Nations consulted. With ...

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UK must look in mirror instead of accusing Iran: Foreign Ministry

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the United Kingdom needs to take a retrospective look at its past destructive actions in the Middle East, instead of accusing Iran of sabotage in the region. Speaking at the annual summit of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council in Bahrain’s capital Manama on December 7, British Prime Minister Theresa May said that Britain ...

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One way to push back in Syria? Target Iranian airlines

Iran’s commercial fleet is helping the Bashar Assad regime and its allies commit vast-scale atrocities in Syria. The Obama administration should have punished Tehran’s war crimes by going after Iran’s aviation sector, without which Iran could not deliver weapons and fighters to Aleppo’s killing fields. Instead, it has authorized the sale of aircraft to Iran. And it won’t leverage U.S. ...

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Trump Middle East advisors’ dream of war with Iran just inched closer to reality

Has the Iran deal already been breached by Tehran? Even if it has, scrapping this deal brokered by President Obama, is not only foolish but against all that Trump stands for despite his Middle East hawks craving to bomb Iran. President-elect Trump’s first foreign policy test could be his most polemic and one which Russia will watch carefully. The American ...

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