Iran unveils own oil tanker in “Goodbye Party” for Trump

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) of Iran unveiled this week the second oceangoing oil tanker it has helped to build, to show that the Islamic Republic has managed to build a tanker despite the U.S. sanctions imposed by President Donald Trump, Iran’s Fars News Agency reported.

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Swedish academic’s imminent execution raises EU-Iran tensions

Sweden’s latest attempt to secure the release of the Swedish-Iranian academic Ahmadreza Djalali was rebuffed by Iran this week, heightening concern that his execution could be imminent and underscoring the strained diplomatic relations between European capitals and Tehran.

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Iran moves nuclear centrifuges underground exceeds limit by 12 times

Iran has moved a cascade of advanced centrifuges from a nuclear plant and enrichment site to an underground facility, in what is the country’s latest breach of the nuclear deal agreed upon five years ago, the International Atomic Energy Agency has said.

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Hezbollah and Iran preventing Lebanese recovery

Hezbollah and Iran are preventing Lebanon from enacting badly needed reforms to emerge from political, social and financial crises, Ziad Majed, associate professor and program coordinator for Middle East pluralities at the American University of Paris, said on Friday.

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Iranian intelligence services abduct opposition activists from abroad

Iran’s security and intelligence services have renewed their active espionage and intelligence operations abroad, targeting opposition activists worldwide, especially in Europe.

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