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Monthly Archives: December 2016

The remilitarization of Iran’s Basij

Al-monitor – At the Dec. 11 ceremony to introduce Gholamhossein Gheybparvar as the new head of Iran’s paramilitary Basij, Gen. Mohammad Shirazi, the head of military affairs at the Office of the Supreme Leader, recounted that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei realized that a number of “ill-tempered” individuals were angry with Gheybparvar when he visited the southern city of Shiraz. In Shirazi’s …

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Iranian conservatives unveil candidates ahead of 2017 presidential vote

Al-monitor – As Iran approaches its May 29 presidential election, conservatives are striving to reach a consensus over a single candidate. However, it looks like they have a very long and difficult road ahead in achieving this objective as various conservative parties have been unveiling their preferred candidates. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi On Dec. 16, Mostafa Mirsalim, the former minister of …

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Protestant Church Property Confiscated in Iran by Khamenei-Supervised Organization

Iranhumanrights.org – The largest Persian-speaking Protestant community in Iran, Jama’at-e Rabbani, has announced that it has been stripped of its ownership of Sharon Gardens, a large and valuable piece of real estate in the city of Karaj, by an organization operating under the supervision of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. “They have simply charged the community with espionage and convicted them …

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Iran Says It Wants UN Help to Build Nuclear-powered Vessels

VOA – Iran is asking the International Atomic Energy Agency for advice and assistance in developing a fleet of nuclear-powered ships, according to reports Sunday on Iranian government websites. The websites say the request was made during a visit to Tehran by IAEA Director General Yukiyo Amano to monitor Iran’s compliance with a landmark agreement curtailing its nuclear weapons in …

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Iranian researchers build brain stimulator tDCS device

PayvandNews – Iranian researchers at Amirkabir University have designed and developed brain stimulator transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) devices that can be used in treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. Golnaz Baghdadi, Bioelectric PhD student at Biomedical Engineering Department of Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), told Mehr News that the tDCS device has been developed in Iran for the first time by a team …

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Renault’s 11-month sales to Iran up 146% year over year

PayvandNews – French carmaker Renault’s sales of automobiles to Iran increased by 146 percent from January to November 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, according to the French company’s recent sales report, Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday. Renault’s sales in Iran reached 93,798 vehicles in the said 11 months, increasing from the figure of the same time …

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Jubeir: Iran’s meddling in region must be stopped

Al-Arabia – Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said at a joint press conference with US Secretary of State John Kerry, that any agreement in Yemen must be based on the Gulf initiative and the decision of the United Nations. Jubeir added that Saudi Arabia calls for the world to take tough action to stop Iran’s interventions in the region. Kerry …

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Leader of Iraqi militia fighting in Syria meets with Khamenei

Al-Arabia – Akram al-Kaabi, the leader of the Iraqi Shiite militia al-Nujaba which participated in the recent Aleppo offensive, met with Iranian Supreme Guide Ali Khamenei in Tehran, the militia’s website reported on Saturday. The meeting comes after Kaabi described the supporters of the Syrian revolution as ‘Yazid’s grandsons’ who are besieging ‘Hussein’s grandsons’ in the towns of Kefraya and …

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Iran: Further Information: Allow jailed mother visits from her daughter: Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe

Amnesty – Iranian Revolutionary Guard officials have pressured British-Iranian charity worker Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe, a prisoner of conscience, to choose between moving her two-year-old daughter into prison with her for up to three days a week or sign a document to say that she does not want the “right to be with her young daughter”. View report in English: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/MDE1353642016ENGLISH.pdf

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Iran finalizes deal with Airbus to buy 100 planes

PayvandNews – The Iranian flag carrier, Iran Air, says it has finalized a much-awaited contract with the European aviation giant Airbus to purchase 100 aircraft. Iran Air will receive seven or eight planes from Airbus in 2017, Farhad Parvaresh, the managing director of the airline told reporters on Sunday. Parvaresh said a delegation of Airbus representatives have been in Tehran …

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