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Wandering Across Tehran

THOMAS FLICHY DE LA NEUVILLE | THE WEICHERT REPORT

I was seized on the descent of my plane by an acrid smell that reminded me that I was in Teheran, that miserable city with its oily breath. 1,562 more words

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Apple, citing U.S. sanctions, removes popular iPhone apps in Iran

”Officially, Apple has no presence in Iran. Because of American sanctions against the country, the company’s iPhones are not legally available for sale here, and Apple does not offer a version of its App Store in the country,” Thomas Erdbrink And Vindu Goel report for The New York Times. 260 more words

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Reformers vs. Revolutionaries: Iran's Revolutionary Guards Gird Themselves for Change

On May 19, Iranian will have an election – as elections go in Iran, that is.  The candidates have been vetted and no one is about to murmur a word against the current Islamic Republic; speech and politics in Iran must fit into neat little boxes approved by the Supreme Leader.   781 more words

Iran

The Weird Worries of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, the UAE's De Facto Ruler

There he is again, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, stirring up all sorts of trouble on the global stage.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the de facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates, has been putting his fingers into too many pies lately.   2,330 more words

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Outgoing CIA director says scrapping Iran nuclear deal would be ‘disastrous’

The outgoing director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency has warned in an interview that it would be “disastrous” for Washington to abandon a nuclear treaty with Iran, which was agreed in 2015. 327 more words

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Iran arrests 12 nuclear negotiators on espionage charges

Iranian authorities have reportedly arrested at least 12 members of the country’s team of nuclear negotiators on charges of espionage. The 12 are believed to have represented Iran in international talks about its nuclear program between the Islamic Republic and a group of nations known as P5+1, representing the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany. 260 more words

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