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U.N. Nuclear Inspectors Return to Tehran

A team of United Nations inspectors have arrived in Tehran, saying its highest priority remained “the possible military dimensions” that Tehran denies are part of its disputed nuclear program.

(NEW YORK TIMES) London - The talks between Iranian officials and investigators from the International Atomic Energy Agency coincided with heightening international tensions, pressures and counterpressures over the nuclear program, as Iran claims significant technological advances in uranium enrichment.

The talks are scheduled to last two days. After the previous trip ended earlier this month, diplomats briefed on the discussions said that Iranian officials had failed to address key concerns raised in an incriminating report issued by the I.A.E.A. in November.

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Iran's Tale Of Two Revolutions, 1979 & 2022 — And What To Look For Now

The revolt in Iran began in protest of police brutality and the Islamic Republic's rotten structures, but quickly became a "revolution of minds," hastening the rise of a national community united in its resolve to live in a free and lawful state.

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The movement is not abating

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Elahe Boghrat

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The revolutionary uprising of Iranians against the clerical regime of the Islamic Republic did not end with the last days of 2022.

Two of the movement's defining traits have been its nature and essence, as shown in protesters' slogans and initiatives, as well as the support of the international community — something the world, watching protesters' courage and resilience, couldn't refuse.

But one of the demands made by the Iranian defenders of democracy still hasn't received meaningful support from Western governments: their call to investigate the residency rights given to families of Islamic Republic officials in Western countries.

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