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Iran Supplies Weapons to Taliban: Pentagon Report

Iran Supplies Weapons to Taliban, Pentagon Report

KABUL – Iran continues to support the Taliban with weapons, training and funding to counter US and Western influence in Afghanistan, according to a Pentagon report released on Tuesday. A US Defense Intelligence report said: “Stronger partners, such as Hezbolloh, are highly capable, reliable, and receptive to Tehran. Other groups, …

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Khamenei Calls Demonstrators ‘Thugs’ as Protests Spread to 100 Cities

Ayatollah Khamenei

TEHRAN – Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei cautiously backed the government’s decision to increase gasoline prices by 50% after days of widespread unrest, calling “thugs” those who threatened public property during protests and suggesting a possible crackdown. 80 million people across Iran were shut down by the government to …

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33rd IIU Conference Kicks Off in Tehran


TEHRAN – Iran is hosting the 33rd International Islamic Unity (IIU) Conference marking the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon Him). The event will be held in Tehran on November 14-16 with the participation of 350 personalities from 93 countries. The conference, which is themed “Ummah unity in …

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Trump, Macron to Meet After French President Criticized NATO


PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron said that he will meet with the United States President Donald Trump ahead of the NATO Meeting in London on 3-4 December. Macron tweeted that on Monday night he had an “excellent discussion” with Trump about Syria, Iran and the alliance with the NATO …

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Pakistan Makes an Offer to Iran on the Joint Economic Front


ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) President, Maqsood Anwar Pervaiz, proposed the establishment of a Joint Chamber of Commerce between Pakistan and Iran to improve trade and business relations. In his meeting with Iranian Consul General Mohammad Bagherbeyghi on Thursday, he made the remarks and called …

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US, Qatari Defense Chiefs Discuss Security Issues


DOHA – The top US and Qatari defense chiefs discussed a “broad range” of mutual security issues, including Doha’s commitment to upgrade the country’s key air base, the Pentagon said Wednesday. During their conversation, US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Qatari State Minister of Defense Khalid al-Attiyah reaffirmed “the …

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