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IRGC chief: Five of abducted Iranian forces freed in Pakistan

Major General Ali Jafari, the chief commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), says five of the 12 Iranian forces, who were kidnapped last month by Pakistan-based terrorists, have been freed.

Gold, dollar down in Iran even after US restored sanctions

 Market figures in Iran show the prices of the US dollar and gold – two key drivers of consumer prices – have been declining over the past week in what is seen as a clear defiance against earlier predictions that sanctions could trigger a price shock in the country.

Israel’s agent at KDP-I center in Iraq during Iran’s missiles strike in September

An Israeli agent was present among the leaders of the Kurdistan Democratic Party – Iran (KDP-I) terrorist group in the Iraqi Kurdistan region when the gathering came under Iran’s missile attack in September, a top Islamic Revolution Guards Corps commander declared on Wednesday.

South Korea’s Oct crude imports from Iran remain at zero due to US sanctions

South Korea imported no Iranian crude in October for a second straight month due to the re-imposition of US sanctions on Tehran, according to preliminary data released by the Korea Customs Service Thursday.

Palestine’s resistance to force Israelis to retreat: Amir-Abdollahian

 Secretary General of Permanent Secretariat of Intl. Conference on Palestinian Intifada said in a statement on Wed. that Netanyahu has reached the finish line, and Palestine’s resistance will stop Israeli aggression and force the regime to retreat.

EU picked Luxembourg as host for SPV on Iran trade

The European Union has reportedly picked Luxembourg to host the so-called Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) which the bloc has designed to conduct banking transactions with Iran after the United States restored sanctions against the country earlier this month.

Iran condoles with California fire victims’ families

 Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi extended his condolences over the death of people in recent wildfire in California, US.

Islamic Jihad’s hundreds of rockets, major threat to Israeli regime

Top Military Aide to the Iranian Leader Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi said Thu. that the hundreds of rockets owned by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad resistance movement is a major threat to the Israeli regime.

Russian firm may help develop Iranian analogue of SWIFT to bypass US sanctions

 Earlier, the US Treasury announced that the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) would sever its links to several Iranian banks for the sake of the overall stability of the network. SWIFT did not say directly that it was cutting off Iranian banks due to the new US sanctions which entered force on November 5.

EU believes no credible peaceful alternative to Iran nuclear deal exists

 The European Union believes that there is no credible peaceful alternative to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly referred to as the Iran nuclear deal, Vera Jourova, the European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, said.