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Iran Focus

London, 28 Jul - The European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is in Tehran on Tuesday to open a new dialogue on "bilateral issues" a fortnight after the nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers. Yet her trip puts in peril Europe's democratic values, Alejo Vidal-Quadras, former Spanish Vice-President of the European Parliament and current chair of the Brussels-based NGO, International Committee in Search of Justice, writes in the United Press International.

Iran Focus

London, 27 Jul - Iran's main opposition coalition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), has criticised the upcoming trip to Tehran of European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.

Mogherini will travel to Tehran on Tuesday following the major power powers' recent nuclear deal with Iran. It will be her first official visit to Tehran, where she is expected to meet Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif and other senior officials.

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London, 27 Jul - Iranians in Brussels protested over the weekend against the "European Union's silence" on the abuse of human rights in Iran, the pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat wrote on Sunday.

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini plans to make her first official trip to Tehran on Tuesday. She will meet Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif and other senior officials.

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Dubai, 26 Jul - Bahrain has decided to recall its ambassador to Iran in protest at "hostile" comments by Iranian leaders, the official BNA news agency reported on Saturday.

It said the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (SCIA) "strongly denounced the repeated blatant Iranian interference in Bahrain's internal affairs in order to shake up the kingdom's stability and fan tension".

Iran Focus

Washington, 25 Jul - The US government and its Western allies should adopt a new policy on Iran, blocking its "pathways" to a nuclear bomb and its meddling in the Middle East and recognising the Iranian people's "desire to topple the religious fascism in Iran and to establish democracy and a popular rule", Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi told a Congressional briefing in the US House of Representatives on Friday.

A bi-partisan panel of Congressmen, former officials and foreign policy experts addressed the briefing entitled: “Halting Iran’s Nuclear Bomb Quest, Rights Abuses and Regional Meddling – Challenges & Options”. Rajavi addressed the conference via video message.

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