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Iran election fog yet to clear

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 3, 2016

The implications of the Iranian elections last Friday for the parliament and the Assembly of Experts are already being hotly contested by pundits and partisans. Are the results truly, as reported, a victory for the "moderates"? Will they have any real effect on Iran's policies?

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Nisman was murdered, says investigator

By Adam Feinstein, March 3, 2016

An official investigating the January 2015 death of Argentinian prosecutor Alberto Nisman has said that he was probably murdered.

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Iran prepares to sideline Rouhani, the 'moderate' in whom the West invested

By Meir Javedanfar, February 25, 2016

In the US, there are the mid-term elections, which mainly tell us how popular the government and its polices are with the American people. In Iran, there are the parliamentary elections, which mainly tell us how popular the Iranian government and its polices are with the regime.

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Iranian minister's visit to London is 'an insult to British values'

By Sandy Rashty, February 3, 2016

The president of the Board of Deputies has criticised Chatham House's decision to invite the Iranian foreign minister to a London event tomorrow evening.

Jonathan Arkush said the decision to invite Mohammad Javad Zarif – who has publicly supported Hizbollah - to speak at the event was “nothing less than an insult to British values”.

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For IDF, the deal offers window to focus on more immediate battles

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 21, 2016

It took a rare public lecture by the IDF Chief of Staff, General Gadi Eisenkot for the Israeli security establishment's view of the Iranian nuclear deal to finally be aired.

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Signed: new lease of life for Mid East's No 1 war machine

By Emanuele Ottolenghi, January 21, 2016

It was not last summer's rollercoaster, when Iran and six world powers clinched a deal to end the decade-long impasse over Tehran's nuclear programme. But the announcement, last weekend, that Iran had fulfilled its obligations under the deal, paving the way for the lifting of international sanctions, was not without its drama.

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Only 'Zionists and warmongers' against Iran's new nuclear deal, says Rouhani

By Charlotte Oliver, January 17, 2016

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has praised his new nuclear deal with world powers as a “golden page” in the country’s history - adding that it was only opposed by “Zionists and warmongers”.

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Iran sanctions on verge of being lifted

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 14, 2016

The end of international sanctions on Iran will be the cue for nations and companies to begin signing major arms deals with a country looking to renew its military hardware.

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Saudi-Iran standoff will fuel Syrian fire

By John R Bradley, January 7, 2016

Terrified at the prospect of an economically resurgent, potentially nuclear-armed Iran and a looming Shia-led uprising in its own oil-rich Eastern Province, Sunni powerhouse Saudi Arabia this week executed its leading Shia cleric, Sheik Nimr al-Nimr.

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Israel stays shtum over US ‘spying’ claims

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 6, 2016

The official Israeli response to allegations in the Wall Street Journal that President Barack Obama ordered the National Security Agency (NSA) to spy on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he discussed the nuclear deal with Iran has been muted.

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