Iran and Tajikistan announce formation of joint military committee

Major General Mohammad Baqeri, the chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, and Colonel General Sherali Mirzo, the defense minister of Tajikistan, met last week (April 6 and 8) in Tehran, where they inter alia signed an agreement on creating a joint military defense committee

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Iran rejects ending 20 Percent Uranium enrichment before US lifts sanctions

Tehran won’t agree to stop its 20 percent uranium-enrichment work before the United States lifts all sanctions, state television quoted an unnamed official as saying, after a U.S. media report said Washington would offer a new proposal for talks to resolve the standoff over Iran’s nuclear program.

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Brazil and Iran to set up Friendship Group

Iranian Ambassador to Brasilia Hossein Gharibi on Wednesday pointed to the agreement of the Federal Senate of Brazil with the formation of Friendship Group with Iran and said the parliament and senate friendship groups are two powerful arms for expanding the existing 118-yearlong ties between the two countries of Iran and Brazil, Trend reports citing Mehr.

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About 10 Russian companies under US sanctions for trade with Iran

About 10 Russian companies and organizations found themselves under American sanctions for cooperation with Iran, Dmitry Kiku, Deputy Head of the Department for Control over External Restrictions of the Finance Ministry, stated during a discussion at the Valdai Club.

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Iran to unveil new military hovercraft

The Islamic Republic of Iran will soon unveil a new military vehicle, a hovercraft, according to Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi. The country’s navy will get the first deliveries of the new amphibious vehicle after 21 March, when the Iranian new year starts.

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Iran enriching Uranium with advanced centrifuges at Natanz

In a further move away from the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, Iran has started enriching uranium with a third cascade, or cluster, of advanced IR-2m centrifuges at its underground plant at Natanz, Reuters reported on March 8, citing a report by the UN nuclear watchdog.

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No country for minorities – The agony of Iran ethnic Arabs Kurds Balochis and Azeris

Iran’s persecution of political dissidents has been well documented. But the popular conception of the “Iranian people” tends to privilege the grievances of Shiite Muslims and Persian speakers over those of ethnic minorities

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