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Mixed Reaction To U.S. Pressure On Iran, While Tehran Remains Silent

Radiofarda – Two days after the United States announced the elimination of exemptions for buying Iranian oil, announced April 22, official reactions in Iran have been minimal so far, while Iranians on social media have been debating the expected impact on the country. But Iran’s neighbors and major players on the international stage had mixed reactions to the American decision …

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Strait of Hormuz: The World’s Most Important Oil Artery

VOA – Iran has said it would block the Strait of Hormuz if it was barred from using the strategic waterway through which about a fifth of oil that is consumed globally passes. The threat from an Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commander followed a U.S. announcement Monday that it would end exemptions granted last year to eight buyers of …

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Imprisoned University Student Starts Hunger Strike For Lack Of Medical Care

Iran_HRM – Imprisoned university student Mojtaba Dadashi has started a hunger strike since April 23, in protest against the denial of urgently needed medical care, including for respiratory tract infection he has been suffering since last week. Mojtaba Dadashi was in the last semester of his undergraduate studies in political science at Hakim Sabzevari University in Sabzevar, Khorasan Razavi Province, …

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Saudi Calls For Pressure On Iran After U.S. Ends Oil Exemptions

Radiofarda – Saudi Arabia on Tuesday called for international pressure to be kept up on Tehran after a US decision to end sanction exemptions for Iran’s oil customers. The latest US move was a “necessary step” to hold Iran responsible for its “destabilizing policies and support for terrorism”, Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf said in a statement carried by the …

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Leader Of ‘Deviant’ Iran Sect Freed After Years In Prison

Radiofarda – The leader of a “deviant” spiritual movement whose repeated death sentences drew international condemnation has been freed after almost eight years in prison, Iran’s Judiciary said Tuesday. Mohammad Ali Taheri faced “numerous cases and verdicts” but has been released due to time served, spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili told the Judiciary’s official Mizan Online news agency. “The cases were recently …

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