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Bozorgmehr Sharafedin

Jan 19 2017

Iran's Revolutionary Guards reaps economic rewards in Syria

DUBAI/BEIRUT Iran's government and entities close to the elite Revolutionary Guards have signed major economic contracts with Syria, reaping what appear to be lucrative rewards for helping President Bashar al-Assad regain control of parts of his country from rebels.

Jan 19 2017

After Iran's nuclear pact, state firms win most foreign deals

By Yeganeh Torbati, Bozorgmehr Sharafedin and Babak Dehghanpisheh

Jan 10 2017

Huge crowd bids farewell to Iranian ex-president who fell out with supreme leader

DUBAI Hundreds of thousands of Iranians massed in central Tehran on Tuesday for the funeral of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, an influential figurehead of the Islamic Republic whose pragmatism led to a rift with Iran's supreme leader. | Video

Jan 10 2017

Iran bids farewell to former president Rafsanjani in a show of unity

DUBAI, Jan 10 Tens of thousands of Iranians massed in central Tehran on Tuesday for the funeral of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in a show of unity to honour the Islamic Republic's polarising pragmatist.

Jan 09 2017

Iran to expand military spending, develop missiles

DUBAI Iranian lawmakers approved plans on Monday to expand military spending to five percent of the budget, including developing the country's long-range missile program which U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to halt.

Jan 08 2017

Former Iran president Rafsanjani dies in blow to moderates

DUBAI Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died on Sunday at the age of 82, a big blow to moderates and reformists deprived now of their most influential supporter in the Islamic establishment.

Dec 26 2016

Iran's currency hits record low as Trump worries deter fund inflows

BEIRUT Iran's rial hit a record low against the U.S. dollar on Monday in a sign of concern about the country's ability to attract foreign money after U.S. president-elect Donald Trump takes office.

Dec 13 2016

Iran to work on nuclear-powered vessels after U.S. 'violation' of deal

BEIRUT/VIENNA Iran ordered its scientists on Tuesday to start developing systems for nuclear-powered marine vessels in response to what it calls a U.S. violation of its landmark 2015 atomic deal with world powers. | Video

Dec 13 2016

IranAir hopes to finalize Airbus deal in two weeks

BEIRUT European planemaker Airbus and IranAir will finalize a deal to buy aircraft in two weeks, the head of Iran's flag carrier said on Tuesday, adding Airbus has agreed to arrange financing for the first 17 planes.

Dec 06 2016

Rouhani says Iran will not let Trump rip up nuclear deal

BEIRUT Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday he would not let U.S. President-elect Donald Trump rip up a global nuclear deal, warning of unspecified repercussions if Washington reneges on the agreement.


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