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Iran Urges UK to Settle Its Outstanding Debts

Iran’s Judiciary chief says countries such as Britain are indebted to Iran as they received money in return for weapons before the 1979 Islamic Revolution and must now repay the long overdue debts.

‘Zaghari-Ratcliffe Citizen of Iran, Tried Based on Iran’s Law’

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt was told in his Monday trip to Tehran that Iranian-British citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is a citizen of Iran, convicted based on Iran’s domestic law.

Outrageous Cosmetic Surgeries Becoming All the Rage in Iran

The so-called “donkey ears” and “cat’s eyes” are the latest beauty surgery trends in Iran after “pig noses” and “camel lips.”

Iranian Court Gives Odd Sentence to Prank Caller

A court in Iran has given a strange sentence to a prank caller which urges him to post a placard in public asking for the plaintiff’s forgiveness.

Ahmadinejad’s VP Mashaei Sentenced to 6.5 Years in Jail

A vice-president under former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has received a 6.5 year prison sentence on several charges including threatening the country’s national security.

UK: Useful Talks Held with Iran on JCPOA, British-Iranian Prisoner

A senior British diplomat says he held “useful conversations” with Iranian officials in Tehran on the 2015 nuclear deal and the fate of British-Iranian dual citizen Nazanin Zaghari, who is imprisoned in Iran.
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Iran Leader Pardons, Commutes Sentences of 615 Prisoners

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has pardoned or commuted the sentences of 615 Iranian prisoners convicted by various courts.

London Thanks Tehran for Temporary Release of British-Iranian Dual National

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has thanked Iran for granting a three-day furlough to Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a dual national jailed in Iran on charge of covert propaganda efforts against the Islamic Republic.

Saudi Arabia Frees Three Iranian Fishermen

Saudi Arabia has freed three Iranian fishermen detained by the kingdom's coastguard last year, the director of public relations at Iran's Bushehr Province Fishery Department says.
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“Tehran Doing Its Utmost to Free Iranians Jailed Abroad over US Sanctions”

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic is tapping into all existing capacities to pave the way for the release of all Iranian nationals held illegally in the foreign prisons for breaching the US sanctions.

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