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Iran: New censorship law bans TV makers from showing women eating pizza, sandwich

New censorship rules in Iran banned TV makers from showing women eating pizza on screen. Drama makers have been warned that men should not be shown serving women tea in scenes involving a workplace, while women must not wear leather gloves. According to IranWire, government officials have issued the new guidelines to broadcasters and film […]

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Iran fails to abide by agreement on monitoring equipment: IAEA

The global nuclear watchdog said on Sunday Iran had failed to fully honour the terms of a deal struck two weeks ago to allow the watchdog’s inspectors to service monitoring equipment in the country. “The (IAEA) Director General (Rafael Grossi) stresses that Iran’s decision not to allow agency access to the TESA Karaj centrifuge component […]

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United Nations’ nuclear watchdog reach agreement with Iran to avert another crisis

The head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog and Iran’s nuclear chief reached an agreement that will prevent another crisis looming over the prospect of restoring Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal. Rafael Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), landed in Tehran late on Saturday and met Mohammad Eslami, the newly appointed head […]

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Iran and Israel trade accusations over deadly tanker attack off Oman’s coast killing two crew members

Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett accused Iran for its involvement in a deadly tanker attack off Oman and called Tehran’s accusations baseless. Two crew members died when the MV Mercer Street, operated by an Israeli-owned firm, was attacked on Thursday. Mr Bennett warned “we know how to send a message to Iran”, while Tehran said […]

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France rejects spy charges brought against one of their citizens in Iran who flew a drone

France criticised spying charges brought against one of their citizens in Iran, calling them “incomprehensible”. Benjamin Briere, 35, was arrested last year in Iran after flying a drone near the Iran-Turkmenistan border. On Sunday Iranian prosecutors charged him with espionage, which is punishable by death if he is convicted. A French foreign ministry statement said […]

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Iran bans cryptocurrency mining for four months over widespread power outages across the country

Iran banned all cryptocurrency mining for the next four months as widespread power outages stir public dissatisfaction across the country. President Hassan Rouhani said that all crypto mining operations in Iran, including legal ones must shut down until the end of the sixth Iranian calendar month on September 22. “Now everybody has a few miners […]

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Iran claims atomic watchdog’s access to images from inside Iranian nuclear sites has ceased

The speaker of Iran’s parliament said a three-month monitoring deal between Tehran and the UN nuclear watchdog expired and that its access to images from inside some Iranian nuclear sites would cease. The announcement on Sunday raised further questions about the future of indirect talks under way between the United States and Iran on reviving […]

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Iran inaugurates new advanced centrifuges further breaching nuclear deal

Iran began feeding gas to cascades of new, advanced centrifuges and unveiled dozens of “achievements” to mark its national nuclear technology day in an effort to show its nuclear programme is peaceful. President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday launched several projects across the country via video link in Tehran that was broadcast live on national television, […]

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South Korean flagged tanker and captain detained in Iran for violating pollution rules freed

A South Korean flagged tanker and its captain detained in Iran in January were released, foreign ministry in Seoul said. Iran seized the Hankuk Chemi near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, accusing it of violating pollution rules. All the 20 crew members were set free in February, apart from the captain. The incident happened amid […]

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‘Terrorist Act’: Iranian container ship attacked in the Mediterranean Sea

An Iranian cargo ship was damaged in an attack in the Mediterranean, the state-run shipping company said on Friday, adding it would take legal action to identify the perpetrators of what it called “terrorism” and naval piracy. The ship, Shahre Kord, was slightly damaged in Wednesday’s incident by an explosive object which caused a small fire, […]

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Global nuclear watchdog reach deal over inspections for the next 3 months

Iran and global nuclear watchdog, the IAEA struck a temporary deal to allowing inspection. It would enable the agency to retain the “necessary degree of monitoring and verification work”, IAEA chief Rafael Grossi said, without going into detail. Under the plan, for the next three months Iran would hold recordings from monitoring equipment installed at […]

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Iranian military conduct military drills hours before Biden takes office

The Iranian military conducted another weapons drill in the country’s southern coasts hours before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration and days after the United States flew nuclear-capable B-52 bombers over the Middle East. This was the fifth military drills in under two weeks and were held  along the coast of Makran and the Sea of Oman. […]