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Iran Jams VOA’s Satellite Broadcasts

Posted October 5th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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The government appointed board that oversees Voice of America and other U.S.-sponsored broadcasts has responded with outrage to the latest incidence of satellite jamming of international Persian-language broadcasts by the Iranian government, calling it “a deplorable violation of well-established international agreements.” A statement this week by the Broadcasting Board of Governors says the jamming has […]

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Shops Remain Closed After Iran Currency Clashes

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Shops in the Iranian capital’s main bazaar have mostly remained shut Thursday, a day after riot police clashed with protesters upset by the plunge in the nation’s currency, the rial. Witnesses said only a few shops were open and that police were patrolling the area in central Tehran. Shopkeepers shut down their stalls Wednesday as […]

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Iranian Police Clash with Protesters After Currency Plunges

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in Iran say riot police fought with protesters Wednesday marching against the plunge in the nation’s currency, the rial. Shopkeepers in Tehran’s main bazaar shut down their stalls and police are reported to have arrested illegal street currency changers. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has rejected growing domestic criticism of his policies as the rial […]

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Iranian Police Clash with Protesters After Currency Plunge

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in Iran’s capital say police have clashed with protesters who were speaking out against a plunge in the nation’s currency. Police in riot gear were reported to be breaking up the Wednesday demonstrations in central Tehran. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has rejected growing domestic criticism of his domestic policies as the rial slumped to […]

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Iran’s Ahmadinejad Rejects Domestic Criticism as Currency Slumps

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has rejected growing domestic criticism of his economic policies as the national currency slumps to another record low against the dollar. Street traders said the rial traded as low as 39,000 per dollar on the black market on Tuesday before recovering slightly. A day earlier, the currency hit a record low […]

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Iran’s Currency Loses 17 Percent of Value in One Day

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Iranian currency tracking websites and street traders say the rial lost about 17 percent of its value against the dollar on Monday — another apparent indication that Western sanctions are hurting the Iranian economy. The rial weakened to about 34,500 per dollar in Monday trading on the black market, compared to Sunday’s rate of about […]

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Iran Condemns US Decision to Take Exiled Group Off Terror List

Posted September 29th, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran has condemned the U.S. government decision to take an Iranian militant opposition group off its terrorism list. The U.S. State Department said Friday it is delisting the Iranian group Mujahedin-e Khalq and its aliases effective immediately, citing absence of any terrorist activity by the group in the past decade and its public renunciation of […]

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Iran Vows to Retaliate Against Any Attack

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran has vowed to retaliate against any attack, after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the world to draw a “clear red line” on Tehran’s nuclear program. Iran’s deputy U.N. ambassador, Eshagh al-Habib, accused Mr. Netanyahu of making “baseless allegations” against Tehran, which insists its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. World powers say […]

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Iran Vows to Retaliate Against Any Attack

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran has vowed to retaliate against any attack, after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the world to draw a “clear red line” on Tehran’s nuclear program. Iran’s deputy U.N. ambassador, Eshagh al-Habib, accused Mr. Netanyahu of making “baseless allegations” against Tehran, which insists its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. World powers say […]

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Iranian News Agency Runs Fake Ahmadinejad-Obama Poll

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The results of one poll proved too good for an Iranian news service to pass up, even though they were not true. Iran’s semi-official Fars news service Friday published a story on its website titled “Gallup Poll: Rural Whites Prefer Ahmadinejad to Obama.” The story claims a poll by the Gallup Organization finds “the overwhelming […]

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