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ran May Follow Venezuela In Launching Its Own Cryptocurrency

October 31, 2018

Iran has announced its intent to establish a national cryptocurrency. In a tweet posted Wednesday, an Iranian official said that a test model for a “cloud-based digital currency” is being developed for submission to the Iranian banking system. The official, Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi, heads Iran’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology. Jahromi made the announcement after a […]

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Here’s Why People In Iran Are Protesting, And What’s Likely To Happen Next

August 31, 2018

The protests currently taking place in Iran are some of the biggest seen there for almost a decade, and even more widespread than the pro-reform demonstrations of 2009 that erupted after the re-election of then-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Since Thursday tens of thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets across the country, venting their anger […]

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Russia Vetoes U.N. Resolution Citing Iran Sanctions Violation

November 30, 2017

Russia vetoed a British-drafted U.N. resolution on Monday that took aim at Iran over a report by U.N. experts that said the country violated an arms embargo by failing to prevent missiles and drones from being supplied to Shiite rebels in Yemen. The vote in the Security Council was 11 in favor, Russia and Bolivia […]

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