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Iran removes block on Telegram

Iran removes block on TelegramIran has lifted restrictions imposed during recent protests on the country’s most popular social media app Telegram. “The information concerning the end of filtering on Telegram is correct,” a spokesman for the telecoms ministry told AFP. Telegram, which counts some 25 million users in Iran, was blocked on mobile phones during the five days of unrest that hit dozens of cities over the new year.



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Iran Releases Hundreds of Anti-Government Protesters From Detention, Officials Say

Iran Releases Hundreds of Anti-Government Protesters From Detention, Officials SayAt least 25 people have reportedly been killed during the recent unrest



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Iran oil tanker explodes off coast of China with no survivors

Iran oil tanker explodes off coast of China with no survivorsA burning Iranian oil tanker exploded and sank Sunday after more than a week listing off the coast of China, as an Iranian official acknowledged there was “no hope” of missing sailors surviving the disaster. The collision and disaster of the Sanchi, which carried 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis, had transfixed an Iran still reeling from days of protests and unrest that swept the country at the start of the year. Families of the sailors wept and screamed at the headquarters of the National Iranian Tanker Co. in Tehran, the private company that owns the Sanchi.



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Killing the Iran Nuclear Agreement with a Thousand Cuts

Killing the Iran Nuclear Agreement with a Thousand CutsDon’t be either fooled or relieved by President Trump’s waiving, for now, of nuclear sanctions on Iran. Trump’s effort is impeded by the fact that the JCPOA is working.  It continues, as confirmed by international inspectors, to fulfill its purpose of blocking all possible paths to a possible Iranian nuclear weapon.  Iran continues to comply with its obligations under the agreement.  As such, the JCPOA continues to serve the interests of the United States and of international security and the cause of nuclear nonproliferation.  These evidently are not interests that motivate Trump, but he cannot afford to be honest about his actual motivations.  The fact that the agreement is working prevents him from making any case for withdrawing from the agreement directly and explicitly.



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Iran has foiled plot to use protests to overthrow system: Khamenei

Iran has foiled plot to use protests to overthrow system: KhameneiBy Babak Dehghanpisheh BEIRUT (Reuters) – Iran has foiled attempts by its foreign enemies to turn legitimate protests into an insurgency to overthrow the Islamic Republic, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday. “Once again, the nation tells the US, Britain, and those who seek to overthrow the Islamic Republic of Iran from abroad that ‘you’ve failed, and you will fail in the future, too.’” Khamenei tweeted. The Revolutionary Guards, the military force loyal to Khamenei, said on Sunday security forces had put an end to the unrest that it said had been whipped up by foreign enemies.



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Iran president goes all-in on reform push after unrest

Iran president goes all-in on reform push after unrestPresident Hassan Rouhani went all-in on Monday with a push for greater civil liberties in the wake of the deadly unrest that rocked Iran in recent days. It was a radical call to arms for change, one that has grown more pressing for the reformist faction as it became, for once, the target of the protests that swept the country for several days over the new year. Since May, his failure to appoint any women to his cabinet or make any progress on freeing political prisoners has left many disillusioned with the moderate president and his reformist allies.



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Iran FM warns neighbors against fomenting unrest

Iran FM warns neighbors against fomenting unrestTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister on Monday warned neighboring countries against fomenting unrest after anti-government protests roiled the country over the past two weeks.



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Iran Guards say quell unrest fomented by foreign enemies

Iran Guards say quell unrest fomented by foreign enemiesBy Michael Georgy DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Sunday the country’s people and security forces had put an end to unrest fomented by foreign enemies, as parliament and security officials met to discuss the boldest challenge to the clerical establishment since 2009. There has been more than a week of unrest in Iran in which 22 people have died and more than 1,000 arrested, according to Iranian officials. Residents contacted by Reuters in various cities have said the protests had subsided after the government intensified a crackdown by dispatching Revolutionary Guards forces to several provinces.



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Iran mocks Trump 'blunder' as government supporters rally

Iran mocks Trump 'blunder' as government supporters rallyTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV on Saturday showed government supporters rallying a day after the foreign minister said a U.S. move to call an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting to discuss anti-government protests was another Trump administration "blunder."



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People rally in solidarity with anti-government protests in Iran

People rally in solidarity with anti-government protests in IranHundreds of Iranians held rallies on Saturday in support of the anti-government protests in Iran, in cities including Washington, D.C., Stockholm, London, Paris and Berlin.



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