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Turkey: Trial Against Banker in U.S. for Violating Iran Sanctions Is a Gulen Plot

A senior Turkish government minister on Thursday suggested that the New York-based trial of Reza Zarrab, an Iranian-born Turkish business executive who was charged with violating United States sanctions on Iran, is the latest attempt by self-exiled Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen to harm Turkey’s government.

Reza Zarrab (C), shown in this December 2013 file photo, was to go on trial in a Manhattan federal court but is now the prosecution's star witness

Iran Signs its Biggest-Ever Car Deal with France’s Renault

Iran signed the country’s biggest-ever car deal, worth several hundred million dollars, with French manufacturer Groupe Renault on Monday to produce 150,000 cars a year, the latest advance by a European company into Iran’s sizable consumer market.

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Iran Uses Star Of David As Missile Test Target

TEL AVIV – Iran recently used a Star of David as a target for a ballistic missile test, Israel’s envoy to the UN said Wednesday, releasing satellite images of the site to the United Nations Security Council.

In this Dec. 29, 2016 file photo, released by the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), a long-range S-200 missile is fired in a military drill in the port city of Bushehr, on the northern coast of Persian Gulf, Iran. President Donald Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has said …

Texas Governor, Israeli PM Reaffirm Strong Ties During Call

Texas Governor Greg Abbott spoke by phone to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday about three bills lawmakers passed during the 2017 legislative session which reaffirm strong ties between the Lone Star and Jewish states.

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Rouhani: Iran Doesn’t Need ‘Permission to Build Missiles’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that Iran does not need “permission to build missiles,” in an apparent response to recent sanctions by the United States on the Islamic Republic’s ballistic missile program.

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Iran to Hold New Military Drill Despite U.S. Warnings

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard is to conduct military drills next week, a senior commander announced Saturday, despite warnings from the United States and fresh sanctions over a ballistic missile test.

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Iran Apparently Aborts Long-Range Missile Test

Iran’s mysterious decision to pull a Safir missile off the launch pad, after days of preparation for a test launch, has prompted speculation from analysts about everything from technical problems to Iran’s fear of the Trump administration’s response.

A picture taken on August 20, 2010 shows the test firing at an undisclosed location in Iran of a surface-to-surface Qiam missile, entirely designed and built domestically and powered by liquid fuel according to Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi, a day before the Islamic republic was due to launch its Russian-built …

Iran to Boost Military Spending, Expand Missile Capabilities

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.

A military truck carrying Shalamcheh missiles drives past the presidential rostrum during the annual Army Day military parade on April 18, 2014 in Tehran. On the right is a portrait of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Iran Adopting ‘Art of the Deal’ Strategy as Trump Takes Office

Iran is adopting Donald Trump’s Art of the Deal strategy by scrambling to sign Western energy deals as bargaining chips before confronting the President-elect, who once called the Iran nuclear deal “one of the worst deals ever made by any country in history.”

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Iran Sanctions Bills Filed in Texas Senate

A Texas state senator plans to shore up, close loopholes, and expand the state’s existing divestiture standard for the Iranian and Sudanese governments in two bills that prevent taxpayer dollars from flowing into countries that sponsor terrorism.

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