“Iran” in the news

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The Economist
· I follow the Moskva: The curious tale of a West German band, a power ballad and the CIA  
Mr Radden Keefe does a good job of chronicling the agency’s meddling in the arts, reminding listeners of “Argo”, an operation in which CIA agents posed as a film crew in Iran (dramatised in an Oscar-winning film in 2012) and the CIA’s publication of a Russian-language version of Boris Pasternak’s novel “Doctor Zhivago” (confirmed in documents declassified in 2014).
The Independent
· '5G bioshield' being bought by conspiracy theorists for £400 is just a cheap USB key with a sticker on it, claim experts  
Many countries without 5G connectivity such as Iran are suffering from the coronavirus, and 5G signals in both the UK and China operate on a part of the radio wave spectrum between existing 4G networks and the 5GHz Wi-Fi range that many people use in their homes.
Malay Mail
· Biden calls Trump nuclear testing discussion reckless, dangerous  
“A resumption of testing is more likely to prompt other countries to resume militarily significant nuclear testing, and undermine our nuclear non-proliferation goals,” including those aimed at North Korea and Iran.
The Wall Street Journal
· Iran’s Economy Is in Crisis; Its Stock Market Is on a Tear  
Crushed by U.S. sanctions and weak oil prices, Iran has one of the world’s most battered economies.
Malay Mail
· Canada court decision could end ‘Huawei Princess’ extradition saga  
But defence lawyers say the case hinges on violations of US sanctions against Iran, which Canada and other US allies have repudiated.
Yonhap News
· (2nd LD) S. Korea to export US$500,000 worth of hereditary disease medicine to Iran this week  
SEOUL, May 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will this week send to Iran US$500,000 worth of medicine used to treat a hereditary disease, the foreign ministry said Thursday, in the first such humanitarian exports to the country since the United States tightened anti-Tehran sanctions last year.
The New York Times
· As the U.S. Lashes Out at China, Beijing Hardens Its Resolve  
Beijing’s reacted harshly to a Canadian court’s ruling clearing an initial hurdle for the extradition of Meng Wanzhou, a senior executive of Huawei charged by the United States with bank fraud related to American sanctions against Iran.
· Trump’s purge of inspectors general, explained  
Linick had also previously issued reports that showed political appointees retaliating against career officials, including one who referred to them as “Obama holdovers” and “traitors.” And Linick released a report in September that said Brian Hook, the Trump administration’s special representative for Iran, had targeted employees they perceived to be loyal to Obama.
· Iran Guards warn US after receiving new combat vessels  
Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Thursday warned the United States against its naval presence in the Gulf as they received 110 new combat vessels.
The Wall Street Journal
· U.S. Threatens Sanctions to Deter Tankers Carrying Fuel to Venezuela  
Two Liberian-flagged, Greek-owned vessels loaded with Iran oil products and headed to Venezuela halted their deliveries after the sanctions threat, according to U.S. officials.