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Iran News Round Up

Politics

Military and Security

Economy

  • Price of household goods increase 15 percent.

  • Rial now 10,030 to the U.S. dollar. Another source says rate is 10100 rials to the dollar.

  • Tehran mayor Qalibaf says the Tehran metro project is the capital’s most important project.

  • Qom governor Mohammad Nazemi Ardakani announces major water pipeline from Tehran to Qom.

  • Khorasan-e Razavi governor Mohammad-Mavad-e Mohammadizadeh says the 850 kilometers common border with Afghanistan and Turkmenistan, 20 million pilgrims annually, and 50 percent of Iran’s total hotel capacity, makes the province the hub not only of eastern Iran, but also Central Asia.

Trade

  • Petroleum minister Gholam-Hossein Nowzari says “reduction of oil production by two million barrels per day will stabilize the oil market.”

  • Iran and Germany sign a €25 million petrochemical contract in Bandar-e Emam.

Religion, Culture, and Society

Diplomacy

Human Rights and Labor

  • Students demonstrated at Bu Ali Sina University in Hamadan, southwest of Tehran, against the continued detention of Azeri students and called for their release. “This summer, a number of Azeri students were arrested and it’s been 70 days since we’ve heard anything from them,” one student activist tells Radio Farda. [Read in Persian]

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