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News and views from the world of politics in Iran and the region, including government, Parliament, foreign affairs, defence and more. Also there is special coverage of developments related to the 2015 nuclear deal, or JCPOA.

Parliament Speaker Larijani Rejects BBC Report on Imam Khomeini

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani heaped scorn on the BBC for its recent baseless report on correspondence between Imam Khomeini and former US president Jimmy Carter, slamming the story as a crafty move to legitimize normal relations between Iran and the US.
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Larijani Congratulates Syria’s First Female Parliamentary Speaker

In a message, Iran’s parliament speaker hailed the appointment of Hadiyeh al-Abbas as Syria’s new parliament speaker.

Rouhani Urges Muslim Leaders to Work to Counter Extremism

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has urged leaders of Muslim countries to take the lead in creating a world free from violence and extremism.
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Iran VP Congratulates Muslim Nations on Ramadan

Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri offered his congratulations to Muslim nations around the world on the occasion of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, which started on either Monday or Tuesday in different countries.
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A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on June 5

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Sunday and picked headlines from 24 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.
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Europe after 20 Tons of Iran Heavy Water: AEOI Chief

Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), says European countries have voiced their readiness to buy 20 tons of heavy water from Iran.
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Iranian Official Denies Mogherini’s Secret Letter to Zarif

An official at Iran’s Foreign Ministry denied reports that Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has received a secret letter from European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.

Supreme Leader Highlights National Importance of Economy

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei highlighted the importance of the economy for Iran.
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Iran Maintains Stance on Political Solution to Syrian Crisis

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian renewed his country’s stance on finding a political solution to the Syrian crisis, and expressed the hope that international meetings could produce concrete results for solving the problem.
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Iran-EU Disagreements Still in Place: Mogherini

European Union (EU) Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini said differences and disagreements still remain between Tehran and the EU, despite a lasting nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers.

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