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INU - On Friday, two separate reports in the International Business Times described the military drills and ceremonies that comprised the week leading up to Iran’s Armed Forces Day. Spokespersons for the Iranian military and Revolutionary Guard Corps had already promised the unveiling of supposedly advanced tanks, missiles, and other equipment to coincide with that celebration. And Friday’s reports reiterated many of these claims.

By INU Staff
INU - On Wednesday, CNN reported upon the extension of a controversy that was previously thought to be resolved between Air France and its employees. The union for the commercial airline’s cabin crews recently won a concession from the company over its plans to resume regular flights to Iran in the current, post-sanctions environment. Air France announced that female members of the cabin crew would be able to opt out of flights into the Islamic Republic, over concerns about the country’s laws requiring a specific dress code for women, including head coverings.

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INU - As Iran News Update reported on Monday, the long-delayed delivery of Russia’s advanced S-300 missiles to Iran has apparently begun at last. A Russian Foreign Ministry official reported earlier this month that the first shipments were being prepared, and now Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hossein Jaber Ansari says that those first shipments have arrived.

UANI Warns Italian Companies Eni, Fiat, Finmeccanica and Danieli of Enormous Financial, Legal, and Reputational Risks of Iran Business

United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), the nonpartisan, not-for-profit advocacy organization known for its efforts to heighten awareness of the danger the Iranian regime poses to the world, today released a statement on the eve of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s visit to Iran, scheduled for April 12-13. UANI CEO Ambassador Mark D. Wallace, UANI Chairman Senator Joseph Lieberman and UANI Advisory Board Member and former Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi issued the following official statement in regard to Renzi’s trip:

By INU Staff

INU - On Monday, two news stories emerged which highlighted the questionable nature of Iran’s post-sanctions reconciliation with the Western world. In the first place, Ambiente Ja reported that Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi had arranged to visit Tehran later this month, in the latest of a number of state visits motivated by the desire for expanded trade agreements and general bilateral relations between a number of European governments and the supposedly moderate administration of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

By INU Staff

INU - On Monday, The Tower published a report that was critical of US officials for appearing willing to extend further sanctions relief to the Islamic Republic, even in the wake of recent provocative measures by Iranian political and military figures, including the early March test-firing of three nuclear-capable ballistic missiles.

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