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Report: Iran detains members of 3 modeling networks

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Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has carried out its latest series of arrests targeting online modeling, part of the hard-line group’s efforts to confront what it sees as Western mores seeping into the Islamic Republic.

The semi-official Tasnim news agency reported Saturday that the arrests took place in Iran’s central Markazi province. It did not elaborate on number of detainees, other than to say they had been handed over Iran’s judiciary.

While Instagram remains available in Iran, hard-liners have decried the online platform and others like it for allowing “un-Islamic acts” such as female models posting images of themselves with their hair loosely cover or bareheaded, in defiance of Iran’s mandatory hijab laws.

Many hard-liners view the country as fighting a cultural “soft war” against Westernization changing its mores.

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Report: Iran gives death penalty for American woman’s murder

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Iran’s state-owned newspaper says the country’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for an Iranian man accused of murdering an American woman during a robbery.

The Saturday report by the “Iran” daily identified the accused only by his first name, Siamak.

The report says the accused killed an American citizen, Teresa Virginia, while attempting to rob her belongings and car in 2012.

It added that an accomplice in the armed robbery has been sentenced to life in prison.

The victim, who was a mother of three, was in Tehran visiting relatives of her Iranian husband.

Iran remains one of the world’s top enforcers of the death penalty. Amnesty International says Iran executed more than 250 people last year, second only to China.

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Iran’s top diplomat presses efforts to save nuclear deal

Iran’s foreign minister is pressing ahead with intense diplomatic efforts to salvage Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers at the center of a crisis unfolding between Iran and the U.S.

Mohammad Javad Zarif chastised the international community, saying that so far, it has “mainly made statements, instead of saving the deal,” according to the official IRNA news agency. He spoke in China on Friday after visiting Japan.

The Trump administration pulled America out of the deal last year and imposed escalating sanctions that have crippled Iran’s economy. Other signatories to the deal — the European Union, France, Britain, China and Russia — have been trying to salvage it.

Iran recently warned it would resume enriching uranium at higher levels if a new nuclear deal isn’t reached by July 7.

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Iranian media say reformist magazine closed by authorities

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Iranian media say the country’s authorities have shut down a reformist magazine that urged negotiations with the United States.

Another reformist newspaper, Arman, reported Sunday that a court had suspended the weekly magazine Seda a day earlier.

Seda’s most recent front page showed a U.S. aircraft carrier fleet and the caption “At the crossroads between war and peace.”

The magazine called for “high level engagement” between the U.S. and Iran, warning that closing the strategic Strait of Hormuz, an occasional threat by Iran, would lead to “widespread war.”

A third of all oil traded by sea passes through the strait, which lies at the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf.

Recent U.S. military deployments to the Persian Gulf, including an aircraft carrier, have raised tensions with Iran.

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Iranian media say reformist magazine closed by authorities

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Iranian media say the country’s authorities have shut down a reformist magazine that urged negotiations with the United States.

Another reformist newspaper, Arman, reported Sunday that a court had suspended the weekly magazine Seda a day earlier.

Seda’s most recent front page showed a U.S. aircraft carrier fleet and the caption “At the crossroads between war and peace.”

The magazine called for “high level engagement” between the U.S. and Iran, warning that closing the strategic Strait of Hormuz, an occasional threat by Iran, would lead to “widespread war.”

A third of all oil traded by sea passes through the strait, which lies at the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf.

Recent U.S. military deployments to the Persian Gulf, including an aircraft carrier, have raised tensions with Iran.

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Moderate quake jolts Iran’s west

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An Iranian semi-official news agency is reporting that a 5.1 magnitude earthquake has jolted the western region bordering Iraq.

Fars news agency reported Saturday the quake hit Ezgeleh district, which has a population of roughly 30,000 in western Kermanshah province.

The U.S. Geological Survey put the quake’s magnitude at 5.3 and said it also jolted Halabjah in Iraq, near the Iranian border.

The report says the epicenter of the earthquake was eight kilometers (5 miles) deep.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damages.

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck in November 2018 a nearby area and injured more than 500 people.

Iran is prone to frequent quakes as it sits on major fault lines. A 6.6 magnitude earthquake flattened the historic city of Bam in 2003, killing 26,000 people.

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Iran firefighters put out blaze at historic bazaar in Tabriz

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Iranian media say firefighters managed to put out a blaze that erupted at the historic market in the northwestern city of Tabriz.

Thursday’s report by the official IRNA news agency says some 16 people were slightly injured in the fire, which erupted around 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the Bazaar of Tabriz, which dates back 1,000 years.

IRNA says it took six hours to extinguish the fire. About 150 of the market’s 5,500 shops were damaged.

The bazaar has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2010 and was mentioned by Marco Polo when he travelled the Silk Road in the Middle Ages.

There was no word on what started the fire. The Bazaar of Tabriz has seen several fires over the past years due to disregard of safety measures.

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The Latest: Iran steps away from parts of nuclear deal

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The Latest on Iran’s decision to step away from embattled nuclear deal (all times local):

10:15 a.m.

Iran’s president says the Islamic Republic will keep its excess enriched uranium and heavy water, setting a 60-day deadline for new terms for its nuclear deal.

Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that if that deadline passes without better terms, Iran will begin higher enrichment of uranium.

He made the comments in a live address on Wednesday, the anniversary of President Donald Trump pulling America out of the accord.

The 2015 deal saw sanctions on Iran lifted in exchange for limits on its nuclear program. The U.S. has restored crippling sanctions since withdrawing.

Iran sent letters on its decision to the leaders of Britain, China, the European Union, France and Germany. All were signatories to the nuclear deal. A letter was also to go to Russia.

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9:30 a.m.

Iranian state television says letters outlining the Islamic Republic’s partial withdrawal from its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers have been delivered to ambassadors.

State TV made the announcement Wednesday. It did not elaborate on what steps Iran planned to take.

The letters were to be delivered to the leaders of Britain, China, the European Union, France and Germany. All were signatories to the nuclear deal, which saw Iran limit its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. A letter was also to go to Russia.

The move came a year to the date President Donald Trump withdrew America from the accord.

The letters will come as officials in the Islamic Republic previously warned that Iran might increase its uranium enrichment, potentially pulling away from a deal it has sought to salvage for months.

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Iran sends letters on partial withdrawal from nuclear deal

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Iranian state television says letters outlining the Islamic Republic’s partial withdrawal from its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers have been delivered to ambassadors.

State TV made the announcement Wednesday. It did not elaborate on what steps Iran planned to take.

The letters were to be delivered to the leaders of Britain, China, the European Union, France and Germany. All were signatories to the nuclear deal, which saw Iran limit its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. A letter was also to go to Russia.

The move came a year to the date President Donald Trump withdrew America from the accord.

The letters will come as officials in the Islamic Republic previously warned that Iran might increase its uranium enrichment, potentially pulling away from a deal it has sought to salvage for months.

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Report: Blaze engulfs 2 Iranian pipelines, 5 workers injured

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Iran’s official IRNA news agency says firefighters have brought under control a blaze that engulfed two oil and gas pipelines in southwestern, oil-rich Khuzestan province.

The report says five workers were slightly injured when the fire broke out after a bulldozer on Monday crashed into the pipeline that transfers crude to a nearby port for export.

Tuesday’s report says authorities evacuated a small, nearby village out of fear the blaze could spread.

It quotes local oil official Ebrahim Piramoun as saying the fire hasn’t fully been put out due to fuel left over at the site.

Piramoun says other nearby pipelines continued their regular operations.

Iran’s aging infrastructure is at a heightened risk of such incidents. In March, a gas pipeline explosion in Khuzestan killed at least five people.

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