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    Rouhani Rides To Victory On His Own Terms

    Iranian people have indicated through this election that they "want to live in peace and friendship with the world, without accepting any humiliation or threat,” Hassan Rouhani said in his televised victory speech

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    Iranians vote in first key poll after nuclear deal

    Iranians have begun voting in a presidential contest which pits President Hassan Rouhani against a serious challenger, Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, in what is believed to be a close race.  

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    US maintains Iran nuclear deal sanctions relief

    The United States decided not to reimpose sanctions on Iran's nuclear program Wednesday despite President Donald Trump's criticism of the deal Tehran signed with the previous US administration.

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    Iran’s presidential campaign intensifies as Qalibaf withdraws

    With a few days left for the presidential vote (May 19), Tehran mayor and a candidate in Iran’s 12th presidential election, Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, withdrew from the race and threw his support behind the Principlist.

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    Iranians grab 13 more medals in Islamic Games

    Iranian sportsmen and sportswomen have continued to put in sparkling performances at the ongoing 4th edition of Islamic Solidarity Games in Azerbaijan, and earned 13 more medals to lift the Islamic Republic’s medal.

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    Iran preparing for peaceful election in insecure region

    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Wednesday highlighted the significance of preparing for a peaceful and secure election while the rest of the Middle East region is gripped with insecurity and conflict.

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    Iran's first VP quits the presidential race, backs Rouhani

    Eshaq Jahangiri, Iran’s first vice president, said on Tuesday he was quitting the race to be president, backing instead current President Hassan Rouhani, who is seeking a second term in Friday’s vote.

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    6th round of Syria peace talks to start in Geneva

    The sixth round of Syrian peace talks is to begin under the auspices of the United Nations (UN) in the Swiss city of Geneva on Tuesday in an attempt to facilitate a political resolution of the deadly conflict in theArab.

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    Pak-Iran officials agree to cooperate against terror attacks

    Pakistani and Irani officials met at the border town of Taftan on Friday morning to step up bilateral cooperation against the threat of terror attacks and ensure legal movement along the shared 900-kilometer-long border.

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    Pakistan summons Iranian ambassador for Tehran's threat

    According to the Dawn newspaper on Tuesday, Mehdi Honardoost was summoned to convey Pakistan's concerns over a warning by Baqeri that Iran would deal with the terrorists themselves if Pakistan was unable.    

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    Iran warns will hit militant 'safe havens' inside Pakistan

    "We cannot accept the continuation of this situation," General Mohammad Baqeri said, adding, "We expect the Pakistani officials to control the borders, arrest the terrorists and shut down their bases."

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    Iran warns Saudi for bringing 'battle' to Iran remark

    Following Saudi deputy crown prince's comments about moving the battle to Iran, Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan says if the Saudis do anything stupid, the Iranian army will hit back.

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    Iran presidential candidates begin second live face-off

    The six candidates contesting the 12th Iranian presidential election face off in the second live televised debate. During the debate on Friday, the candidates further elaborated on their plans and agendas.

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    Iran says ready for Saudi talks despite 'unlawful, inflammatory' remarks

    “We have no desire, nor any interest, in an escalation of tension in our neighborhood,” Iran's UN Ambassador Gholamali Khoshroo wrote in a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the Security Council.

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    Russia, Turkey, Iran ink deal on safe zones in Syria

    Syrian government allies Russia and Iran and militant supporter Turkey on Thursday signed a pact on a Moscow-backed plan to create safe zones in Syria meant to halt fighting in the war-torn country.

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    Iran says Saudis seeking tension in Middle East

    Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi was reacting on Wednesday to comments made by Mohammed bin Salman, who rejected the possibility of normalization of ties with Iran.

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    Saudi prince rules out rapprochement with Iran

    A powerful Saudi royal said on Tuesday that there could be no rapprochement between his country and Iran, which he said wanted to dominate the Muslim world.

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    Astana Astana hosts 4th round of Syria peace talks

    Astana is hosting a fourth round of talks in the Kazakh capital between the Syrian government and the opposition aimed at resolving the now six-year foreign-backed militancy in the Arab country.

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    Presidential Hopefuls Urged to Prioritize the Underprivileged

    Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei advised the six contenders running for the May 19 presidential poll to prioritize the disadvantaged and pledge to support them if elected.!

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    Iran Candidates Face Off in Live TV Debate

    Live televised debates, introduced in the runup to the 2009 presidential poll, are a must-see for many Iranians curious to know more about their would-be presidents. The candidates' performance in these debates is a seen

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    Iran, India call for closer cooperation in fight against terrorism

    The Iranian and Indian defense chiefs have emphasized the need for a “decisive” fight against terrorism as well as bilateral defense cooperation with that end in sight.

    South Asia
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    Pak to persuade Iran to reconcile with Saudi

    Pakistan has launched a diplomatic initiative to convince Iran to join the Saudi Arabia led 41-nation Islamic Military Alliance and bring about a rapprochement between Tehran and Riyadh.

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    Despite Iran’s compliance, State dept attempts to undermine Nuclear deal

    While the US State Department was obliged to admit that Iran remains in full compliance with the P5+1 nuclear deal in a report to Congress, they are clearly not happy about that fact, and with President Trump.

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    Syrian Govt Formally Requests Un Investigation Into Chemical Attack

    Syrian President Bashar Assad says the Syrian government has formally approached the United Nations, asking it to send in the experts to investigate the April 4 suspected chemical attack.

    West Asia

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