MoF, suspended SEC DG appear before house cmte
01 February 2018 | 7:30 am
MoF, suspended SEC DG appear before house cmte.
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A former Iranian deputy defense minister with dual British citizenship has been executed, according to Iranian media. The death sentence had sparked international condemnation.
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The Republican lawmaker has been under fire for months over lies he told during his campaign. The investigation will look at possible "unlawful activity with respect to his 2022 congressional campaign" and more.
Bernard Phelan, 64, has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison by the Iranian authorities, his family says.
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