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Rohani Says Iran Will Help Defend Middle East Against 'Terrorists'

- Iranian President Hassan Rohani says Tehran will help people in the Middle East defend themselves against "terrorists." Speaking September 22 before leaving for New York to attend the UN General Assembly meeting this week, he said "the government and armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran will help them everywhere." - 9/22/14

Kerry Holds Rare Face-to-Face Talks with Iran's FM

- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held a rare face-to-face meeting with Iran's foreign minister Sunday, saying there is an opportunity for progress on nuclear talks. Kerry spoke with Mohammad Javad Zarif in a New York City hotel for more than an hour. - 9/22/14

Iranian Americans Come Together to Celebrate and Support Cyrus Habib for Washington State Senate

- A number of PAAIA members and affiliated Iranian Americans gathered on Tuesday to celebrate and raise funds for Cyrus Habib, a member of Washington state's house who is running for state senate. - 9/22/14

Iranian Security Forces Injure, Arrest Protesting Dervishes

- A second day of protest by Gonabadi dervishes in front of the Tehran Prosecutor's office was met violently by security forces, who attacked and arrested a number of protesters. Majzooban-e Noor reported earlier that more than 800 dervishes were held overnight. - 9/22/14

Iranian Judiciary Gives Deadline For Blocking Sites Like Whatapp

- The Iranian judiciary has given the administration one month to block mobile social networking sites such as Whatapp, Viber and Tango. The Rohani administration has not yet reacted to the judiciary's demand, but President Hassan Rohani has already expressed opposition to blocking mobile phone social networking sites such as Whatsapp. - 9/22/14

Iran, China Prepare For Joint Naval Exercises

- Chinese warships have docked at the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas on the Persian Gulf as the two countries prepare to conduct joint naval exercises. - 9/22/14

Ahead of UN Meeting, Iran Seeks Compromise on IS, Nuclear Programs

- UNITED NATIONS-- Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants, but would like to see more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program, senior Iranian officials told Reuters. -Reuters - 9/22/14

President Rohani's Message To The American People: "I Want To Reduce Tensions"

- Rouhani also expressed optimism about Iran's warming relations with the United States. "The close relationship between the two nations can resolve many problems. A closer contact and relationship would also be beneficial for the American people, and they can open new ways for the American politicians. We have to look at future more than the past," he said. - 9/20/14

Column: Domestic Politics Limit Iran's Maneuverability on Nuclear Deal

- Among the arguments Iranian officials are marshalling in the nuclear negotiations that resumed this week in New York is that domestic politics severely constrain their ability to compromise. This is the best we can do, they seem to be saying: Accept our position or you will face even more hardline interlocutors in the future. -Barbara Slavin, VOA - 9/20/14

Iran Nuclear Talks: The Price of Failure

- Once upon a time, it seemed that the Obama Administration had held off opponents in Congress as well as pressure from Israel in order to press forward with negotiations with Iran. It seemed that President Barack Obama's penchant for diplomacy was finally bearing fruit and that the United States and Iran were coming to the table with a sense of determination and an understanding that a compromise needed to be reached over Iran's nuclear program. -Mitchell Plitnick, LobeLog - 9/20/14

Iran, World Powers Seek Progress in Nuclear Talks

- NEW YORK-Iran and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany, known as the P5 + 1, have started a new round of talks on Iran's nuclear program. As the negotiations take place in New York, a U.S. envoy is questioning Iran's commitment to peaceful nuclear activity. -Pamela Dockins, VOA - 9/20/14

Nuclear watchdog confirms Iran's continued compliance

- As Iran and the 5+1 meet in New York for further nuclear talks, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed in its latest monthly report that Iran is meeting its commitment outlined in the Articles of Agreement reached last November in Geneva. - 9/20/14

Iran's Jila Baniyaghoob on journalism, prison and Rouhani

- Jila Baniyaghoob, a prominent Iranian journalist and women's rights activist, has a charisma that comes through even on an online chat. In fact, she seems untainted by the many hardships she and her husband, Bahman Ahmadi Amouei, also a journalist, have endured to practice their profession in Iran. -Guardian - 9/20/14

Obama Not Scheduled, But Open To Meeting With Rohani

- U.S. President Barack Obama is not scheduled to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rohani next week when both will be at the UN General Assembly, but a senior U.S. official said Obama remains open to such a meeting. - 9/19/14

Iranians Will Accept a Nuclear Deal, But Not Just Any Deal: Poll

- Iranians are open to a nuclear settlement along the lines of what their government has already proposed in ongoing negotiations with world powers, according to a survey of Iranian public opinion jointly conducted July 11-17 by the University of Tehran Center for Public Opinion Research (UTCPOR) and the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM). -Derek Davison, LobeLog - 9/19/14

Iran, World Powers Meet in New York for Nuclear Talks

- Negotiators for Iran and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany, known as the P5+1, have held a series of talks in New York on Iran's nuclear program this week, ahead of plenary negotiations on Friday. A senior U.S. administration official said it is clear that negotiators on both sides have come to the city to "go to work." -Pamela Dockins, VOA - 9/19/14

Women's right to attend sports events at centre of Iran's culture wars

- A British-Iranian woman imprisoned In Tehran for attempting to watch a men's volleyball match is at the centre of Iran's cultural wars that constitute the backdrop to efforts to resolve problems with Iran's nuclear program and a struggle between reformists and conservatives in advance of parliamentary elections 18 months from now. -James M. Dorsey - 9/19/14

Royce/Engel Iran Letter: The Devil Lies in the Detail

- Opponents of a nuclear agreement with Iran are mobilising once more. A recent letter to colleagues from the chairman and ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee sponsored by Ed Royce (R-CA) and Eliot Engel (D-NY) contains almost as many distortions of the truth as the annual address to the UN General Assembly of the current Prime Minister of Israel. -Peter Jenkins, LobeLog - 9/19/14

EU court rescinds Iran central bank sanctions

- A top European court has struck down restrictions imposed by the European Union against the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) on an alleged charge of circumventing US-led sanctions against the Islamic Republic. - 9/19/14

Why Rouhani Could Walk Away

- Six months ago, nuclear diplomacy with Iran almost seemed too big to fail. The dire consequences of diplomatic collapse - a return to a path towards war - were enough to get all parties involved to muster the political will to move toward a deal. But today, as talks resume in New York, even optimists recognize that the prospects are dimming for a comprehensive nuclear deal between Iran and the West. -Trita Parsi, NIAC - 9/19/14

A hollow laugh

- To date, Iran is the only country in the region actually fighting against ISIS on both fronts, the one in Syria defending Bashar Assad's government, which Iran has supported since the beginning of the uprising in Syria, and the other front in Iraq opposing the Sunni ISIS. On the face of it, this suggests that a strategic alliance of Iran with the United States might benefit both. -William Pfaff, Chicago Tribune - 9/19/14

Iran: Sentences for "Happy" video may not have to be served

- The young Iranians who were arrested for making a music video for the Pharrel Williams song "Happy" have been sentenced to jail terms and lashes. The defence attorney told Iran Wire that he has finally received the sentences, adding that the sentences have been suspended for three years. - 9/18/14

As Rouhani Comes to NY, Domestic Repression in Iran Remains Unabated

- Ahead of President Rouhani's visit to New York next week, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran released a video today, bringing into sharp focus the disconnect between Rouhani's rhetoric on domestic affairs and the reality on the ground. - 9/18/14

Iranian President Says Islamic State (IS) Wants To Kill 'Humanity'

- Iran's president and foreign minister have criticized the United States' policy for fighting Islamic State (IS) militants. President Hassan Rohani gave an interview to U.S. television network NBC on September 17, and questioned whether air strikes alone would be enough to defeat to the militant group. - 9/18/14

Coalition Of One: Iran Leads Own Fight Against Islamic State

- The United States is putting together the first international coalition to try to roll back the Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria. But when the nearly 40-state-strong alliance starts operations, it will find that there is already another coalition on the ground whose presence could complicate the U.S.-led effort in unpredictable ways. -Charles Recknagel, RFE - 9/18/14

Yahoo! to Offer Iranians Email Services Again

- One year after Yahoo! decided to exclude Iran from the list of countries that can access some of its services, the company has resumed providing access to Iranian users to open accounts and use the company's Yahoo Messenger services. - 9/18/14

Iran Nuclear Negotiations: Zarif- Ashton hold talks for over 3 hours in New York

- Talks between Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton lasted for over three hours in New York. The 7th round of nuclear talks between Iran and Group 5+1 resumed on Wednesday after a two month gap by Zarif hosting Ashton at a working lunch. - 9/18/14

Iran Nuclear Deal Likely to Increase US Regional Leverage

- A successful agreement on Iran's nuclear program could significantly enhance US leverage and influence throughout the greater Middle East, according to a new report signed by 31 former senior US officials and regional experts released here Wednesday. -Jim Lobe, LobeLog - 9/18/14

Hardline Iranian cleric warns faster internet bad for youth

- Mashhad's Friday Mass Imam, a hardline cleric, has slammed the government's efforts to improve internet access for Iranians, saying it goes against the directions of the Islamic Republic's Supreme Leader and "promotes corruption." - 9/18/14

Iran's President Rouhani to travel to New York: Spokesman

- Government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said here on Wednesday that President Hassan Rouhani is slated to travel to New York to take part in the 69th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly. - 9/17/14

Iranian Interior Ministry objects to patrols enforcing hijab

- Extremist groups such as Ansar-e Hezbollah and Basij forces have become more vocal and active about enforcing hijab in public. This appears to be a backlash against the more progressive policies of the Rohani administration and President Rohani's call for moderation. - 9/17/14

New report on Iran's failed promises on human rights

- Titled "Unfulfilled Promises", and launched on Monday at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, the report discusses 34 specific pledges made by Iran in February 2010 at the UN Human Rights Council that in some way could address human rights violations faced by members of Iran's Baha'i community. - 9/17/14

Bridging the Uranium Enrichment Gap with Iran

- With the Nov. 24 deadline looming, Iran and world powers will resume talks toward a final deal over Iran's nuclear program this week in New York, but the gap between the two sides over the future size and scope of Iran's uranium enrichment program seems as wide as ever. -Derek Davison, LobeLog - 9/17/14

IRGC says Qods Forces aid troubled countries like Iraq

- The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) says its international arm, the Qods Forces, support "revolutionary and resistance movements of the dispossessed and the oppressed all around the world," adding that the nature of the IRGC's assistance is "advisory and educational." - 9/17/14

Chinese vessel rescued by Iranian Navy

- Iranian naval forces rescued a Chinese container vessel surrendered by pirates in the Gulf of Adan on Wednesday morning. The Chinese vessel was heading towards Indian Ocean from Singapore when it was attacked by armed pirates riding in five speedboats. - 9/17/14

As US Shuns Iran in Fight Against ISIS, History Repeats

- Last week epitomized the highs and lows of hoping for an improvement in US-Iran relations. A BBC report on Sept. 5 that Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei had approved Iranian cooperation with the US military in the fight against ISIS was met with near elation in many quarters. But after the ensuing Iranian denials that cooperation was in fact approved, the Americans went even further by denying even the possibility of formal cooperation. -Esfandyar Batmanghelidj - 9/16/14

Iran FM criticizes Norway's expulsion of Iranian students

- "The expulsion of Iranian students has had adverse consequences on our public opinion and academic circles and this is detrimental to Norway," Zarif said in a Monday meeting with new Norwegian Ambassador to Tehran Aud Lise Norheim. - 9/16/14

Iran rejected U.S. request for cooperation against ISIL: Supreme Leader

- "We are proud that the U.S. was disappointed" that Iran was not part of an "erroneous" and "collective" coalition against ISIL, the Leader told reporters after being discharged from hospital. He stated that the U.S. officials' claims of campaign against ISIL are "empty" and "biased". - 9/16/14

Iran: Plainclothes forces to patrol for hijab violations

- The head of Ansar-e Hezbollah, the paramilitary group usually referred to as "plainclothes" forces by the Iranian public, has announced that it will put 4,000 of its forces on the street next week to confront violations of hijab, the Islamic public dress code. - 9/16/14

Mojtahed Shabestari: Islam is in Crisis

- Last Thursday, the famous Tohid Center in Tehran held its first gathering after a lull of five years and the occasion was to commemorate the moderate ayatollah Mahmoud Taleghani, a theologian and reformist senior cleric, who had died seven months after the collapse of the Pahlavi regime in 1979. -Fahimeh Abdollahi - 9/16/14

UN Nuclear Agency Head Pressures Iran for Information

- Three weeks after Iran failed to meet an August 25 deadline for providing requested information to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Director General Yukiya Amano said Tehran needed to do much more to address the IAEA's concerns. -Reuters - 9/16/14

Thinking Outside The Box

- Why doesn't the United States take advantage of this enormous opportunity to engage Iran and openly welcome its cooperation in settling the troubling issues in the Middle East? What? You want to tell us that earth is not flat when, standing in the middle of the prairies in Kansas or Nebraska, we can clearly see that it is flat whichever way we look!? -Kam Zarrabi - 9/15/14

US Open to Future Talks with Iran on Fighting Islamic State

- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says he has rejected Obama administration requests for help in fighting against Islamic State militants in Iraq. U.S. officials say there is no military coordination with Iran but Washington is open to future talks on fighting the Islamic State. -Scott Stearns, VOA - 9/15/14

Iranian Security Forces Investigate Texts Insulting Republic Founder

- In recent weeks, a large number of jokes regarding Ayatollah Khomeini have hit social networking sites and cellphones in Iran, including on Viber. Some have suggested that this might be a prelude to the government's blocking of Viber. - 9/15/14

Is Rouhani's Iran Tilting East?

- Two simultaneous pieces of economic news in Iran inform us of a trend in the Rouhani administration's foreign policy. Firstly, Iranian and Russian press reported last week that Tehran and Moscow signed a trade agreement amounting to 70 billion euros on Sept. 9... -Shahir Shahidsaless, LobeLog - 9/15/14

France opens Iraq conference urging "global" fight on jihadists

- French President Francois Hollande called on Monday for united international action to tackle the threat from Islamic State militants as he opened a conference on Iraq bringing together members of a U.S.-led coalition. -John Irish and Jason Szep, Reuters - 9/15/14

Iranian MP renews call for release of opposition figures

- Conservative Iranian MP Ali Motahari has once again urged the Islamic Republic government to release MirHosein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi and Zahra Rahnavard, the opposition leaders who have been under house arrest since February 2011 for challenging the legitimacy of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's victory in the 2009 election. - 9/14/14

Iraq's Unravelling and Azerbaijan

- The unraveling of Iraq may have some interesting, even alarming implications for the Caspian Basin state of Azerbaijan. Unlike other Arab states in turmoil, including Libya and Syria, Iraq has a religious and cultural profile that somewhat mimics Azerbaijan's. -Eldar Mamedov, LobeLog - 9/14/14

More Than Two Months in Solitary Confinement for Protesting Exclusion of Women in Stadium

- A young woman's detention in solitary confinement continues after her June 30, 2014 arrest, following her earlier arrest and release outside a Tehran sports stadium when she tried to attend a volleyball game. Ghoncheh Ghavami's lawyer, Mahmoud Alizadeh Tabatabaee, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that he is unaware of his client's charges despite the fact that Ghavami has been in solitary confinement at Evin Prison for more than two months and her "temporary detention" orders have been extended twice. - 9/13/14

U.S. and Iran Engage in Volleyball Diplomacy

- Since the Iranian Revolution in 1979, the Iranian and American people have been isolated from one another due to long-standing disputes between their governments. Routine interactions, like sporting events between national clubs, and other cultural exchanges have been few and far between. However, recently thousands of fans across Southern California were able to witness a rarity: the U.S. and Iranian national volleyball teams squaring off in friendly exhibition matches as part of a goodwill exchange between the two estranged nations. -Farshad Farahat - 9/13/14

Kerry: Inappropriate for Iran to Join Talks on Fighting IS

- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says it "would not be appropriate" for Iran to join talks in Paris on Monday on fighting Islamic State militants because of Tehran's support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Secretary Kerry met Friday in Ankara with Turkish officials to discuss the Islamic State threat. - 9/13/14

Iran, Russia call for promotion of bilateral relations

- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, met Friday on the sidelines of the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in the Tajik capital to discuss issues of mutual interest as well as regional and international developments. - 9/13/14

China seeks expansion of strategic ties with Iran: Xi

- In a Friday meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, Xi underscored the Islamic Republic's significant position in the region and the entire world, saying Beijing seeks to promote "strategic" ties with Tehran. - 9/13/14

To beat Islamic State, Obama needs Iran

- Iran was not mentioned in Obama's speech, yet it is a central party in the Iraqi theater. It has strong influence over the new government of Haidar al-Abadi, Shi'ite militias and the Kurds - all of whom oppose Islamic State. Without at least tacit coordination with Iran, these forces will be difficult to mobilize effectively. -William B. Quandt, Reuters - 9/13/14

"Happy" Youths Go on Trial in Tehran

- The Iranian youths who produced the dance video "Happy in Tehran" set to the Pharrell Williams hit song "Happy" were put on trial in Tehran on September 9, 2014, where they were charged with "participation in producing a vulgar video clip" and conducting "illicit relations" with one another, an informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. - 9/12/14

Column: Coalition Against Islamic State Must Include Iran

- President Barack Obama is right to focus on the responsibility of the Sunni Muslim world to attack and expunge the cancer that is the militant group calling itself the Islamic State (IS). But to succeed, the coalition must encompass the entire Muslim world and cannot exclude the most important Shiite nation, Iran. -Barbara Slavin - 9/12/14

Russia Courts Allies at Eurasian Summit

- As a Eurasian summit began in Tajikistan on Thursday, analysts say Moscow could use the multilateral meeting to bolster support. Russia will take the reins of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) for the next year at the two-day summit of China, Russia, and four Central Asian countries in Dushanbe. -Bai Hua, VOA - 9/12/14

Iran, 3 European states hold nuclear talks in Vienna

- The session, attended by Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi and the representatives of France, Britain and Germany, was held at the UN headquarters in the Austrian capital on Thursday morning. - 9/12/14

Iran: Radical group gears up to begin morality patrols

- A radical Iranian pressure group has reaffirmed its vow to patrol Tehran's streets to enforce Islamic norms in the face of disapproval from government officials, in what may become the next showdown between President Hassan Rouhani and his conservative opponents. -Asharq Al-Awsat - 9/12/14

Rohani Helps Launch Iranian-Funded Power Plant In Tajikistan

- Iranian President Hassan Rohani has helped inaugurate a power generating unit at an Iranian-funded hydroelectric plant in Tajikistan. Rohani and Rahmon also held talks in the Central Asian nation's capital, Dushanbe, and presided over the signing of agreements cooperation on security, anti-drug effots, education and other issues. - 9/11/14

Iran-Russia trade could jump tenfold in 2 years: Iranian Oil Minister

- Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh says Iran and Russia can increase bilateral trade by tenfold over the next two years. On Tuesday, Zanganeh and Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak signed an agreement in Tehran to expand cooperation in the areas of industry, mining, trade, agriculture, tourism, modern technology, and energy. - 9/11/14

IMF sees jobless rate rising in Iran

- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted that the unemployment rate in Iran will rise to 14.65 in 2015, the Tasnim News Agency reported on Sunday. IMF said Iran's unemployment rate stood at 12.93 percent in 2013, while the figure is forecast to reach 14.01 percent in 2014. - 9/11/14

British-Iranian woman Ghonche Ghavami imprisoned for two months for trying to watch men's volleyball game in Tehran

- Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25, was arrested along with more than a dozen women as they tried to enter a stadium where the Iranian national men's team was playing Italy on 20 June. -Independent - 9/11/14

Banned Iranian author Hossein Abkenar takes up at Black Mountain Institute

- Most of us take our freedoms for granted because that's how freedom works: You use it; you don't think about it. The City of Asylum program at the Black Mountain Institute at UNLV supports writers whose freedoms have been stripped by censorship and whose lives may be in danger. -Las Vegas Weekly - 9/11/14

Obama's Speech on ISIS: The Big Picture

- For these opponents of an agreement with Iran, the issue is not about just the Iranian nuclear program, but also the geopolitical competitions that are multifarious throughout the Middle East. Keeping Iran from rejoining the international community is a key goal of several Middle Eastern states, but there is no reason for this to be America's goal, especially since ...-Robert E. Hunter, LobeLog - 9/11/14

Jailed Iranian dervishes set terms for ending hunger strike

- The nine jailed Gonabadi dervishes who have begun a hunger strike have issued a statement to announce their demands. The imprisoned dervishes write that they have already written their wills and are prepared to die for their cause. - 9/11/14

Iran: Minister warns of ballooning unemployment

- Iran's Labour Minister is sounding an alarm about the rising rate of unemployment, warning that if the current trend continues, the country could have 10 million unemployed workers within seven years. - 9/10/14

This Loophole Lets The US Use Iranian Airspace To Fly Its Personnel To And From Afghanistan

- The U.S.'s years of semi-official but nevertheless quite obvious use of Iranian airspace didn't prove overtly problematic until September 5. The flight eventually reached Dubai -- 9 hours and 57 minutes behind schedule, a FlyDubai spokesperson told Business Insider. -Armin Rosen - 9/10/14

Longtime Rivals Look to Team Up to Confront ISIS

- As the United States and its allies look to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, longtime adversaries with a common fear of the radical movement are scrambling to see if they can cooperate to defeat the rising threat. -Tim Arango, NY Times - 9/10/14

69 Percent Of Young Iranians Use Software To Get Around Internet Filtering: Survey

- Some 67.4 percent of Iranian young people (between the ages of 15-29) use the internet, according to a survey conducted by the Iranian Center for Research and Strategic Studies. 69.3% of Iranian young people reported using anti-internet filter software to be able to surf through blocked websites. - 9/9/14

Kissinger on Iran: Belts, Empires, and Getting it Wrong

- Henry Kissinger may be the grand old man of US foreign policy, but when it comes to understanding Iran, his analytical skills have begun to fade. In his NPR discussion with Scott Simon, broadcast Sept. 6, Kissinger got it monumentally wrong. One can only be grateful he is no longer making policy. -John Limbert - 9/9/14

Booing Islam in Schools

- The new document approved by Iran's Supreme Council on Education is a clear example of what president Hassan Rouhani has called "booing Islam." Rouhani has rightly said that those who push young women into police vans, who create walls to separate men from women, and who wish to filter everybody in society as a way to make them more Islamic, are in fact booing Islam and turning Islam into a bad name. -Ali-Asqar Ramezanpour - 9/9/14

Iranian Nuclear Deadlock: In Search of the Magic Formula

- A shadow of doubt is spreading over the negotiation between Iran and world powers as the gap over the key issue of the acceptable size and scope of the Iranian enrichment program slowly reveals itself as unbridgeable. The inability to solve this one issue, which exists among so many others, has resulted in the real risk that all the efforts deployed in the past year to reach a long-term agreement may have been in vain. -Francois Nicoullaud, LobeLog - 9/9/14

Meet the Iranian woman who risked everything to save her brother from a death sentence

- If a woman in Iran can have it all, Maryam Malekpour came close. At 27, the striking, dark-haired mechanical engineer had a university degree, a reliable job at a Tehran oil and gas company, a husband, a devoted family and a lively circle of friends. Days were a mellow round of work, swimming, tennis and hanging out in the city. -Olivia Ward, Toronto Star - 9/9/14

Minister says ISIS not recruiting in Iran

- Iran's Minister of the Interior said on Monday September 8 that ISIS forces in Iraq have possible plans to "attack Iran" but he added that there have been no cases of ISIS attempting to recruit in Iran. - 9/9/14
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