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Iran crowned Continental Beach Soccer Tournament champion

- Iran became the champion of the Continental Beach Soccer Tournament Ordos on Thursday, following an impressive win over 2015 Asian champion Oman. - 8/26/16

Iran finishes 25th in Rio Olympics 2016

- Iran has finished in the 25th place at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Iranian delegation won three gold medals, one silver and four bronzes. USA won the title with 121 medals, including 46 golds, 37 silvers and 38 bronzes. - 8/22/16

Rio 2016 Olympics: Komeail Qasemi wins silver for Iran in freestyle wrestling

- Iranian freestyle wrestler Komeail Qasemi is stripped of an Olympic gold as he loses against his Turkish opponent Taha Akgul in the final of the 125-kilogram class of 2016 Rio games. He is the first heavyweight Iranian wrestler to reach the final in Olympic history. - 8/21/16

Iranian-Belgian woman Raheleh Asemani shines at Rio 2016 Olympics

- Raheleh Asemani, a taekwondo practitioner who was representing Belgium in Rio 2016 Olympics, also came close to earning a medal in the Women's 57 kg taekwondo competitions. Asemani lost the contest for bronze medal to Hedaya Wahba of Egypt, while her countrywoman Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin won a bronze medal in the same weight category to become the first Iranian female Olympian. - 8/21/16

Rio 2016 Olympics: Iran's Yazdani aces freestyle wrestling bouts, clinches gold

- Iranian freestyle wrestlers Hassan Yazdani Cherati and Hassan Rahimi have adeptly employed a mix of primal hand-to-hand combat and complex tactics at the wrestling competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and picked up two medals, including one gold. - 8/20/16

President Rouhani congratulates Iran's first female Olympic medalist

- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani extends his congratulation to taekwondo practitioner Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin for becoming the first Iranian female Olympian after winning the bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games. Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin received huge coverage by the Iranian media. Many newspapers covered the story prominently on their front pages. - 8/20/16

Taekwondo Player Kimia Alizadeh Is First Iranian Woman To Win Olympic Medal

- Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin claimed the first ever Olympic medal by an Iranian woman in Rio on Friday. Alizadeh, 18, defeated Sweden's Nikita Glasnovic 5-1 in the under-57kg division to win the historic medal. "I am so happy for Iranian girls because it is the first medal, and I hope at the next Olympics we will get a gold," said Alizadeh, who wears a head covering under her headguard. - 8/19/16

Rio 2016 Olympics - Men's Volleyball: Italy defeats Iran to advance to semifinals

- Italy gained their seventh entry to the Olympic semifinals, following their 3-0 (31-29, 25-19, 25-17) victory over Iran in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games men's volleyball quarterfinals at Maracanazinho on Wednesday. - 8/18/16

Rio 2016 Olympics: Behdad Salimi breaks world record in weightlifting but wins no medal

- Iran's Behdad Salimi broke the world record in the snatch weightlifting of the Men's over 105-kilogram class at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games, but he was later disqualified in the clean and jerk stage following a controversial decision by the jury. - 8/17/16

Rio 2016 Olympics: Iran's Greco-Roman wrestler Ghasem Rezaei wins bronze

- Ghasem Rezaei from Iran claimed a bronze medal in the men's Greco-Roman 98kg division at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The London gold medalist defeated Carl Fredrik Stefan Schoen of Sweden. - 8/17/16

Former Iranian World Champ Helps Coach US Weightlifters at Olympics

- Shahin Nasirinia represented Iran as a weightlifter at two Olympics, but at the Rio Summer Games he is helping coach the United States' weightlifting team. "I am happy with it. I love this sport. I love this job and I put my heart, everything into it," Nasirinia told VOA. - 8/16/16

From Sa'dabad to Zanjan: First all-women car rally to be held in Iran

- The first women-only car rally in Iran will be held on August 23-28, it was announced at a press conference at Sa'dabad Palace in Tehran last week. The rally will start at Sa'dabad Tourism Complex in Tehran and will end in the city of Zanjan, passing through Iranian provinces of Alborz and Qazvin. - 8/16/16

Rio 2016 Olympics: Russia defeats Iran in men's volleyball

- Defending Olympic champions Russia overpowered Iran 3-0 (25-23, 25-16, 25-20) for its fourth victory and one loss in Pool B of the men's volleyball tournament at Rio 2016 Olympic Games. - 8/16/16

Rio 2016 Olympics: Iran's Saeid Abdevali wins bronze in men's Greco-Roman wrestling

- Iranian wrestler Saeid Morad Abdevali has won a bronze medal in the men's Greco-Roman 75-kilogram category after defeating Hungary's Peter Bacsi on August 14, 2016, during the wrestling event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Carioca Arena 2 in Rio de Janeiro. - 8/15/16

Weightlifter Sohrab Moradi wins second gold medal for Iran at Rio 2016

- Iran's weightlifter Sohrab Moradi has lifted a total of 403 kilograms at the 94-kilogram category of Rio 2016 Olympics Games, and won the second gold medal for the Iranian squad at the event. - 8/14/16

Rio 2016 Olympics: Iran's Taftian Strolls into Olympics 100m Semis

- Iranian athlete Hassan Taftian qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games 100m semi-final on Saturday.The Iranian athlete advanced to the semis with a time 10.17 seconds. - 8/14/16

Iran Olympic protest: Woman asked to take down sign

- A female Iranian activist who held a protest banner during a volleyball match at the Rio Olympics was asked to take it down and leave by security staff. Darya Safai's sign read: "Let Iranian women enter their stadiums." -BBC - 8/14/16

Weightlifter Kianoush Rostami Sets New World Record, Wins First Rio Gold For Iran

- Iran has won the first medal of the Rio 2016 Olympics Games as weightlifter Kianoush Rostami grabs gold in the men's 85-kilogram category with a world record after lifting a total of 396 kilograms. The 25-year-old Iranian athlete lifted 179 and 217 kilograms in snatch and in clean and jerk respectively. - 8/13/16

Rio 2016 Olympics: Iran defeats Egypt, advances to quarterfinal in men's volleyball

- Shahram Mahmoudi led Iran in their 3-0 (28-26, 25-22, 25-16) win over Egypt in Pool B on Saturday, to advance to the quarterfinal of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games men's volleyball competition at Maracanazinho. - 8/13/16

Iranian athletes fail to clinch medals at Rio 2016 Olympics's athletics competitions

- Iranian men and women athletes have demonstrated lackluster performances at the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and have fallen short to claim a single medal at the major international multi-sport event. - 8/13/16

Rio 2016 Olympics: Iran volleyball team defeats Cuba

- Iran recorded its first victory in day three of the men's volleyball tournament at Rio 2016 Olympic Games with a straight-set decision 3-0 (25-21, 31-29, 25-16) over Cuba in a match between winless teams of Pool B on Thursday morning. - 8/12/16

Rio 2016 Olympics: Iranian fencer Abedini just short of bronze medal

- Mojtaba Abedini, Iran's only fencer who has been a surprise by defeating world's great figures, has just come short of a medal for Iran's delegation. In semifinals, Abedini lost to his US rival Daryl Homer before a second defeat by South Korean Kim Young-Hwan 15-8. - 8/11/16

Rio 2016 Olympics: Iran Volleyball Team Suffers Second Loss

- Iran volleyball team was defeated against Poland 3-2 (25-17, 25-23, 23-25, 20-25, 18-16) in the men's volleyball tournament of Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Tuesday night. Poland improved its win-loss record to 2-0 in Pool B, while Iran fell to 0-2. - 8/10/16

Iran's Nemati Bows Out Of Rio Olympics But Urges Disabled To Compete

- Iranian archer Zahra Nemati, a disabled trailblazer who in one of many firsts was Iran's flag-bearer in the Rio Olympics, exited from the games on August 9 after a loss to Russia's Inna Stepanova. Nemati, who won the gold medal in archery at the London Paralympics in 2012, was quickly eliminated by Stepanova in a first-round encounter, leaving the Iranian shaken. - 8/10/16

Rio 2016 Olympics: Iranian rower says she lost by just few seconds

- Iranian female rower Mahsa Javar says she lost out her contest at the rowing events of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to globally distinguished athletes with just a few seconds' delay. - 8/10/16

Rio 2016 Olympics: Iranian boxer and all three table tennis players eliminated

- Iranian professional boxer Ehsan Rouzbahani has experienced a bitter defeat at the boxing tournaments of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and subsequently dumped out of the high-status international multi-sport event. - 8/9/16

Rio 2016 Olympics: Argentina's volleyball team defeats Iran in opening match

- Argentina's national volleyball team has defeated the Iranian side with a straight-set win in its opening match at the preliminary round of the volleyball tournaments in the ongoing 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. - 8/8/16

Rio Olympics 2016: Iran's Elaheh Ahmadi earns sixth place in women's 10m air rifle

- Elaheh Ahmadi of Iran finished in sixth place, scoring 122.5 in the women's 10m air rifle on Saturday. "I worked hard for two years to earn my first Olympic medal but unfortunately finished in sixth place," Ahmadi said. - 8/7/16

Rio Olympics Begin With First Female Iranian Flag-Bearer, More Cleared Russians

- The 2016 Summer Olympics have opened amid fanfare and partying in the host city Rio de Janeiro, featuring a diminished Russian team, Iran's first-ever woman flag-bearer, and a team from Kosovo who are in their first games. - 8/6/16

Olympics: Utah businessman offers cash donations to U.S., Iran wrestling winners

- Khosrow Semnani was never a wrestler, but when he discovered his favorite sport's future at the Olympics was pinned against the mat, the Utah businessman helped turn a dire situation into a victory. Semnani, an Iranian-born businessman and philanthropist, has pledged cash donations to American and Iranian wrestlers and their coaches for winning a medal. -Salt Lake Tribune - 8/4/16

I'll win a medal at the Olympics: Iranian woman shooter Elaheh Ahmadi

- "I've worked hard during the last couple of months and I think I'm completely ready to win my first Olympics medal. I've strong opponents who are all world champions but I've beat them in the past," Ahmadi said. - 8/3/16

Junior Iranian basketballers claim Asian title for 3rd time

- Iran's national junior basketball team gave Japan a drubbing in the finals of 2016 FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship to win the Asian trophy for the third time. On Sunday evening, young Iranian basketball players overcame Japanese rivals 71-65 in the final showdown of the sportive extravaganza staged in Azadi Sports Complex. - 8/1/16

Iran basketball team finishes 4th in William Jones Cup

- The Iranian men's national basketball team landed fourth at the 2016 William Jones Cup in Taiwan with 6 wins and 2 losses overall. Last day encounters of William Jones Cup were held on Sunday at the Hsinchuang Gymnasium in New Taipei City with the Iranian players pulling out a 71-56 victory over India. - 8/1/16

Photos: Grass Skiing World Cup in Dizin, Iran

- Dizin, Iran is hosting the 2016 Grass Skiing World Cup. Thirty-eight athletes from eight nations (Germany, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Japan and Iran) are fighting for medals in this event for young Grass Skiing talents. - 7/29/16

Iran basketball team notches 3rd win in 2016 William Jones Cup

- The Iranian national men's basketball team has captured its third consecutive victory at the preliminary round of the 2016 William Jones Cup in Taiwan, defeating the Egyptian contingent in the international tournament. - 7/27/16

Iran takes third place in Asia Water Polo Junior Championship

- Iran's national junior water polo team has finished its campaign at the 5th edition of the Asian Water Polo Junior Championship in Indonesia, and claimed the third place after breezing past the Uzbek squad. - 7/25/16

Iranian Athletes' Message In Rio: "Peace, Friendship, Coexistence"

- President Rouhani said that Iranian athletes' message in Olympics, Paralympics is "peace, friendship, coexistence". Rouhani attended a ceremony held for seeing off Iranian athletes departing for Rio Olympics and Paralympics and said that Iranian athletes' success in these games contribute to national pride, as well as hope and exhilaration in the society - 7/21/16

Iran to send 63 athletes to Rio 2016

- The Iranian Olympic mission comprises 63 athletes representing 14 sports federations including the Athletics, Archery, Boxing, Cycling, Fencing, Judo, Rowing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Volleyball, Weightlifting, and Wrestling federations. - 7/19/16

World team ahead of Iran at Chess Star Cup

- World team chess players managed to keep the lead against Iran in the seventh round of Chess Stars Cup underway in the Iranian Caspian port city of Bandar Anzali. - 7/18/16

Chess is very popular among the Iranians, Anatoly Karpov says

- Seven-time World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov, who has come to Iran to attend the first edition of Chess Stars Cup, says that the sport is very popular among the Iranian people. The prestigious competition will take place in Bandar Anzali Free Zone, northern Iran, from July 9th to 21st. FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov will also attend the Chess Stars Cup. - 7/9/16

Iranian Women Sports Spectators: In or Out?

- Images of spectators participating in the third week of the world volleyball championships in Tehran revealed a number of women inside the stadium. In the past years Islamic Republic official have barred Iranian women from entering stadiums to watch sports events. - 7/8/16

Iranian basketball players fail to qualify for Olympics

- The Iranian men's national basketball team has suffered the second defeat in a row at the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament, missing the Rio Olympics. In a disappointing evening at the multi-purpose Pala Alpitour indoor sports arena in Turin, Italy, on Tuesday, the Iranians missed the Rio berth by five points and conceded a 70-75 loss to Mexico. - 7/6/16

Iran loses to Greece at FIBA Olympic qualifying tournament

- Iran opened the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Olympic qualifying tournament campaign with a 78-53 defeat to Greece at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy on Monday. - 7/5/16

FIVB Volleyball World League 2016: Iran see off Argentina in tie-breaker

- Iran beat Argentina 3-1 (25-23, 22-25, 21-25, 25-22, 16-14) in Tehran on Sunday. Despite neither team having a chance to quilify for the Final Six in Krakow, the players treated the home crowd to a thrilling match. - 7/4/16

FIVB Volleyball World League 2016: Iran defeats Serbia, but falls to Italy

- Italy led by Vettori and Juantorena smoothly beat Iran 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-21) in Tehran on Saturday. This is the eighth time Iran and Italy have clashed in the World League and the first time since 2014. Italy have won four of the previous seven World League meetings. - 7/3/16

FIVB Volleyball World League 2016: Serbia Defeats Iran 3-1

- Serbia's Uros Kovacevic scored match-high 19 points as his team overcome Iran 3-1 (25-19, 24-26, 25-18, 25-21) in Pool F1 encounter at the World League 2016. - 6/27/16

'I, Sajjad Qaribi, am an Iranian soldier'

- A gigantic Iranian bodybuilder, weightlifter, and powerlifter has taken the Internet by storm, stealing his fellow sportsmen's thunder with his jaw-dropping muscular bulk and self-effacing and patriotic attitude. Sajjad Qaribi, 24, from the Iranian city of Bushehr, is as monumental in the southern Iranian city as is its nuclear plant. - 6/27/16

FIVB Volleyball World League 2016: Wallace steers Brazil to the victory over Iran

- Wallace De Souza scored match-high 17 points leading Brazil to a 3-1 (25-18, 24-26, 25-16, 25-17) victory over Iran in the Pool F1 encounter on Friday afternoon. - 6/25/16

FIVB Volleyball World League 2016: Manavinezhad inspires Iran to a 3-1 victory over Bulgaria

- Iran's Mohammadjavad Manavinezhad scored match-high 21 points to help his team to prevail over Bulgaria 3-1 (18-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-20) in the opening match of the second week in FIVB Volleyball World League with a Group 1 match in Belgrade. - 6/24/16

Iran Crowned 2016 International Basketball Challenge Champion

- The national Iranian men's basketball team has impressed the spectators at the 2016 International Basketball Challenge, also known as the 2016 Atlas Challenge, in China, and been crowned as the champion of the six-day international sporting event. - 6/21/16

Iranian female karate fighter earns second spot at WKF Karate 1 rankings

- Iranian karate fighter Hamideh Abbasali has been placed second in the latest edition of the World Karate Federation (WKF) Karate 1 rankings. According to the rankings released by the largest international governing body of karate with over 130 member states, the 26-year-old Iranian sportswoman racked up 980 points to stand behind a representative from Switzerland. - 6/21/16

FIVB Volleyball World League 2016: Iran prevail in a five-setter against Argentina

- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 18, 2016 - In a match marred by a high number of unforced errors Iran managed to beat Argentina 3-2 (25-22, 25-20, 21-25, 13-25 and 15-11) to earn its first victory of this year's FIVB World League. - 6/20/16

FIVB Volleyball World League 2016: Anderson takes USA to a comeback over Iran

- Matthew Anderson stars with 23 points in a breathtaking match as USA comeback to beat Iran 3-1 (23-25, 25-13, 27-25 and 26-24) for the second round of FIVB World League pool B. - 6/18/16

Brazil Defeats Iran 3-0 In FIVB Volleyball World League 2016 Opening Match

- Brazil used a service storm over Iran to win 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 28-26) in the opening match of the FIVB Volleyball World League 2016. Lucas Saatkamp, with 17 points, and Ricardo Lucarelli, with 16, were the top scorers and main attractions on court. - 6/17/16

Next Iranian Superstar? Yazdanichariti Scores 45 Points At World Cup Next Iranian Superstar? Yazdanichariti Scores 45 Points At World Cup

- We became aware of Iran's Hassan Yazdanichariti when he downed one of the United States biggest stars, Aaron Pico. After he took out Pico, he made the jump to the senior level at 70kg, where he took out another star American wrestler, James Green, en route to a world silver medal. -Flo Wrestling - 6/16/16

Iran defeats Russia, repeats title win at Wrestling World Cup

- Iran's national wrestling team has won the title of the 2016 Freestyle World Cup after defeating Russia's outfit. Defending champion Iran defeated Russia 5-3 in Inglewood in the US city of Los Angeles late on Sunday - 6/13/16

Iran outmuscles India 8-0 in Freestyle World Cup 2016 in Los Angeles

- National Iranian freestyle wrestling team has registered its second victory in a row at the Freestyle World Cup 2016, which is currently underway in the United States, and trounced the Indian side. - 6/12/16

Red Card For Yellow Pants: SpongeBob Gets Iran Soccer Player In Hot Water

- An Iranian soccer player has been banned from domestic matches for six months over "inappropriate" behavior that included the wearing of SpongeBob SquarePants trousers. Iranian media reported on June 7 that the morality committee of the Iranian Football Federation based its decision on goalkeeper Sosha Makani's "unconventional attire." - 6/9/16

Iran volleyball achieves first-ever Olympic qualification

- Iran volleyball achieved a historic feat as they earned their first-ever Olympic Games qualification, beating Poland 3-1 (25-20, 25-18, 20-25, 34-32) at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Saturday. - 6/5/16

Iran volleyball team overwhelms China 3-2 in Rio 2016 qualifier

- Iran's national volleyball team has got one step closer to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, following a last-gasp win over the strong-minded Chinese team at the Men's World Olympic Qualification Tournament. - 6/2/16

Iranian weightlifter Kianoush Rostami sets two world record

- Iranian weightlifter Kianoush Rostami sets two new World Record in the clean & jerk and total for the 85kg weight class. Rostami lifted 175kg in the snatch and 220kg in the clean & jerk, improving the world record by 2 kg in the clean and jerk. - 6/1/16

Iraq to Host World Cup Qualifiers in Mashhad, Iran

- The Iraq Football Association confirmed that their matches in the 2016 World Cup qualification will be held in Mashhad, northeast of Iran. The Iraqi football team has been drawn in Group B along with Japan, Australia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Thailand. - 6/1/16

Volleyball: France defeats Iran in Olympic Qualifier

- France improved their win-loss record to 2-1, after they recorded a straight-set (25-20, 25-18, 25-22) win over Iran at the Men's World Olympic Qualification Tournament at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Tuesday. - 5/31/16

Volleyball: Iran blanks Australia with straight-sets win in Asian Olympic qualifier

- Iran's national volleyball team has trounced Australia in straight sets at the Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament in Japan. On Saturday, the Persians registered their first straight-sets win of the tournament by seeing off the Australian Men's Volleyball team, the Volleyroos, 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-18) in a match played at the world-class Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. - 5/28/16

Iran wins 5th crown in Greco-Roman wrestling world cup

- Iran has for the fifth time won the Greco-Roman wrestling world cup after defeating Russia in the finals of the 34th edition of the games. The Iranian outfit overcame the Russian squad 8-0 in Iran's southern city of Shiraz on Friday. - 5/22/16

How an Iranian woman snuck into a football stadium only open to men

- A young Iranian woman has become a star among fans of the Persepolis football team after she snuck into a match, which women are forbidden to attend. She took to social media to show how she disguised herself as a man to get in. -France 24 - 5/22/16

Women Prevented from Attending Iran's Premier League Finale

- Iranian women were once again blocked from attending a major public sports event alongside men as the police stopped women from entering Tehran's Azadi Stadium for the finale of Iran's Premier League soccer season on May 13, 2016. - 5/18/16

Esteghlal Khuzestan stands atop Persian Gulf League podium

- Esteghlal Meli-Sanati Khuzestan Football Club, commonly known as Esteghlal Khuzestan, has won the championship of Iran's Persian Gulf Pro League, formerly known as Iran Pro League (IPL), following a well-deserved victory over Isfahan-based Zob Ahan. - 5/14/16

WBSC launch project to promote baseball and softball in Iran

- A collaborative agreement between the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) and the Iran Baseball and Softball Association has been announced in an effort to expand and develop the sports in the country. -Inside the Games - 5/3/16

Iranian weightlifters finish runner-up in Asian championships

- Iranian weightlifters have brilliantly finished their campaign at the 46th edition of the Senior Men's Asian Weightlifting Championships in Uzbekistan, ranking second in the continental sporting event. - 5/1/16

Iran drawn in Group A of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

- During the draw ceremony at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in the Malaysian capital city of Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, the Islamic Republic of Iran landed in Group A of the forthcoming sports event, and was pitted against South Korea, Uzbekistan, China, Qatar and Syria. - 4/12/16

Majda Cicic named as Iran's women volleyball coach

- Secretary general of Iran's Volleyball Federation has announced the inking of a one-year contract with European coach Majda Leban Cicic to lead Iran's female volleyball team. Mahmoud Afshardoost said "after observing the performance of the Slovenian coach in Tehran during training sessions of the junior team, we orally agreed on a one-year cooperation; later, the contract was prepared and handed over to the federation." - 4/6/16

Spat Forces Saudi, Iranian Soccer Teams To Play In Neutral Venues

- Saudi Arabian soccer clubs will play Asian Champions League matches against Iranian teams at neutral venues this year because of poor relations between the two countries. The Asian Football Confederation announced that the two feuding nations had failed to meet a March 15 deadline it had established for restoring "normal relations" between the two nations' clubs. - 3/16/16

Iran female ping pong players shine in world championships

- Iranian female ping pong players have impressed the spectators in the final match of the Perfect 2016 World Team Table Tennis Championships in Malaysia, winning it and standing on top of the podium. - 3/7/16

Iranian Businessman Buys Stake In English Soccer Team

- Iranian-British businessman Farhad Moshiri has bought a 49.9 percent stake in English Premier League team Everton FC, subject to approval by the league. Forbes, which estimates Moshiri's net worth at $1.79 billion, ranks him 894th among the world's billionaires. - 2/28/16
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