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Monthly Archives: September 2016

What’s on Rouhani’s New York agenda?

Al-monitor — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is slated to address the UN General Assembly session that opens Sept. 20. It will be Rouhani’s fourth such address, but this year he will notably only stay in New York for less than 48 hours. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi Rouhani’s whirlwind visit to the United States comes at a time when he finds himself under increasing fire at home by hard-liners, who charge …

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Iran Cuts Airbus Deal by 6 Jets Amid Implementation Delays

VOA – Iran has reduced the number of planes it plans to buy from Airbus by six units following delays in U.S. regulatory approvals needed to import the jets, an Iranian official told Reuters. Iran announced plans in January to buy 118 jets worth $27 billion at list prices from the European planemaker but has voiced concern at the amount …

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Iranian Christian converts face flogging for taking ‘illegal’ Holy Communion wine

christiandaily – Three Christian converts in Iran are now facing flogging as punishment for taking “illegal” Holy Communion wine. (Reuters/Ulises Rodriguez)A member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang receives communion from a priest at the prison of Ciudad Barrios, March 26, 2012. On May 13, Iranian police took three Christians along with Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani and his wife for taking “illegal” Holy …

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Two Iranian soldiers killed in clashes in West Azerbaijan

rudaw  – At least two Iranian soldiers were killed in clashes on the northwestern border with Iraqi Kurdistan, sources said. One source told Rudaw that clashes took place in the Barimergan area of Piranshahr, a town in Iran’s West Azerbaijan province. He could not tell who was involved in the clashes, but according to the information received by Rudaw at …

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Iran Can’t Whitewash Its Record of Terror

WSJ – Ronald Reagan was fond of quoting John Adams, who famously said: “Facts are stubborn things.” So when Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif made public pronouncements about fighting extremism, the facts show that his comments are ironic at best and little more than insincere propaganda. By ADEL AL-JUBEIR The fact is that Iran is the leading state-sponsor of terrorism, …

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Iran team dedicate sitting volleyball gold to Bahman Golbarnezhad

Guardian – Iran’s participation at the Paralympic Games ended with a gold medal in sitting volleyball, which was dedicated to the cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad, who died following a crash 24 hours earlier. Golbarnezhad is the first athlete to die during Paralympic competition, the International Paralympic Committee said, after a crash in Saturday’s men’s C4/C5 road race. He was 48. Iran’s …

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Pouran Derakhshandeh’s “Hush, Girls Don’t Scream” wins two awards in U.S.

PayvandNews – Iranian film ‘Hush, Girls Don’t Scream’, by Pouran Derakhshandeh, won the Best Feature Film and Best Actor awards at the 12th Action on Film Festival held in Monrovia, California. Hush, Girls Don’t Scream www.hiss-movie.ir (see the trailer) Derakhshandeh did not attend the award ceremony as she was preoccupied with another project and the prizes were received by one …

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Iran shelling Kurdistan Region’s northwestern border

rudaw—Iran has resumed shelling within the Kurdistan Region targeting Barbzinan area in Sidakan, a few kilometres within the Region’s northwestern borders in the Soran district of Erbil province Saturday morning, Rudaw’s correspondent reported. Mustafa Mawludi, deputy secretary general of Kurdistan Democratic Party-Iran (KDP-I), told Rudaw English that Iranian forces had been attacking locals in the border areas since Friday evening …

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