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President Hassan Rouhani addressed the Islamic Republic’s Majles (Parliament) on Nov. 1 on the occasion of confirmation hearings for three new ministers.

With the help of his supporters within the Majles, all three nominees won votes of confidence and are now ministers at least until new presidential elections scheduled for May 19, 2017.

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Iran last week experienced its largest protest demonstration since 2009 rallies after disputed presidential elections. The demonstration occurred on Friday at the tomb of Cyrus the Great in the ancient city of Pasargad, near Shiraz, in southern Iran.

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علی هاشمی، رئیس کمیته مستقل مبارزه با مواد مخدر دبیرخانه مجمع تشخیص مصلحت نظام، اخیراً در گفتگویی با خبرگزاری ایسنا در مورد آمار بیکاری در کشور، گفت که درصد واقعی بیکاری در برخی شهرها به نزدیک ۸۰ می رسد. اخباری این چنین، رکودی که در بازارهایی چون بازار مسکن ایران به چشم می خورد، و گلایه هایی که مردم عادی از وضع اقتصاد دارند، سبب نگرانی عده ای درباب شرایط اقتصادی «پس از برجام»‌ ایران شده است.

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As a bruising and dispiriting US election campaign draws to a close, it is time to start planning for a transition that builds on the legacy of the Barack Obama administration and looks for new opportunities for resolution of foreign as well as domestic conflicts.

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The explosive title of an article published Oct. 13 by the Iranian Student News Agency gave a dire picture of Iran’s economy after the nuclear deal and underlined concerns about the agreement’s durability.

“The real rate of unemployment reaches 80% in some Iranian cities,” was the headline, a quote from the chief of an anti-narcotics commission working for a government body known as the Expediency Council.

U.S. officials assert that they have done everything required by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to implement sanctions relief in return for Iranian curbs on the nuclear program.

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Most observers believe Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has a very good chance of being re-elected next May to a second four-year term.

But it would be foolhardy to discount the possibility of a victory by the conservative camp, which remains deeply entrenched in the power structure of the Islamic Republic in organizations such as the Iran Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), the large paramilitary Basij militia, the police forces, the Guardian Council and the judicial system.

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On Sept. 12, Akbar Showkat, head of Iran’s Council of Construction Workers, told reporters that 15,000 workers have been hurt on the job, which means that Iran holds the record per capita for employment-related mishaps. Over half of annual job-related injuries, he added, are in the construction sector. 

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New York – Hassan Rouhani was determined not to make news.

In a carefully calibrated performance, Rouhani checked the boxes for his briefest visit to the UN General Assembly since he became Iran’s president in 2013.

Spending only two days in New York, he met with Muslim American leaders, held bilateral talks with key European counterparts and the president of Turkey, attended an off-record session with American think tankers and other Iran experts, gave the obligatory speech to the United Nations and conducted a press conference that broke no new ground.

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در گوشه و کنار جهان کوه های یخی و یخچال های طبیعی ذوب می شوند، آب دریاها بالا می آید، و منابع آب زیر زمینی تهی می شوند. از سال 1880 که اندازه گیری درجه حرارت هوا آغاز شد، ماه ژوئیه امسال گرم ترین ماه بود.
با این حال، مت لاور، مجری برنامه "فرمانده کل قوا" که چهار شنبه شب از شبکه اِن بی سی پخش شد، از نامزدهای انتخابت ریاست جمهوری آمریکا هیچ پرسشی درباره بزرگترین و احتمالا واقعی ترین خطری که بشریت را تهدید می کند، تغییرات اقلیم، نکرد.
Iran and Saudi Arabia have had troubled relations since the inception of the Islamic Republic in Iran in 1979.

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