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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Obama warns Trump not to scrap Iran nuclear deal

Al-Arabia – US President Barack Obama on Monday marked the first anniversary of the nuclear deal with Iran by emphasizing its “significant and concrete results” and warning against undoing a pact supported by the world’s major powers. In language that seemed clearly directed at incoming president Donald Trump, who is set to take office on Friday, Obama said “the United …

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Iran arrests corruption fugitive, Alireza Monfared, after international manhunt

Al-Arabia – An Iranian man accused of helping to embezzle billions of dollars while the country evaded international oil sanctions has been arrested after a lengthy international manhunt, media reported Monday. Alireza Zibahalat Monfared, 43, is accused of involvement in Iran’s biggest-ever corruption scandal, working alongside tycoon Babak Zanjani who was sentenced to death last year for pocketing $2.8 billion …

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Iran executes a juvenile offender

Radiozamaneh – Two young prisoners were executed for committing murder in Iran, one of them a juvenile offender who had carries out the crime when he was 16 years old. On 17 Jan 2017, Arman Bahreasemani was hanged along with ShamsAllah R in the city of Kerman, Iran. The two young men were found guilty of murder of Arman’s cousin …

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Northwestern Iran: Prisoner Hanged in Public

Iran Human Rights –  A prisoner was hanged in the village of Bektash near Miandoab (northwestern Iran), reported official Iranian news agencies. The public hanging was carried out on the morning of Monday January 16. The man, who was not identified by name, was convicted of murdering five members of a family in summer 2016. According to the Prosecutor of Miandoab, …

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Will Rafsanjani’s death bring about change in Iran’s regional policy?

Al-monitor -Given that former president and Expediency Council Chairman Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was one of the most influential politicians in Iran, and most importantly, one of the main supporters of President Hassan Rouhani, there have been many discussions about the impact of his death on Iranian politics. At the domestic level, the cornerstone of the debate is the future …

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Iran: No more political talks with US on nuclear issue

Al-monitor – Deputy Iranian Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi has stated that Iran will not enter political negotiations on the nuclear deal with US President-elect Donald Trump’s administration. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi In a Jan. 15 press conference, Araghchi said, “I, as a member of the nuclear negotiating team, say that the nuclear talks with the US have come to an end, and that we don’t …

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Women to take center stage at Iran’s 35th Fajr Film Festival

PayvandNews – Iran is getting ready to host the 35th edition of its most prestigious cultural event in February, this time showcasing works by women filmmakers and films on women’s issues more than ever before. By Marjohn Sheikhi and Niusha Rouzban, Mehr News Agency Considered Iran’s largest film festival and one of the most prestigious cultural event in the country, Fajr …

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Iran Says Nuclear Deal Will Not Be Renegotiated

RFL.RE – The landmark nuclear deal between Iran and world powers “will not be renegotiated,” Iran’s deputy foreign minister said on January 15, ahead of the first anniversary of the agreement’s implementation. Abbas Araghchi told reporters in Tehran that “the new U.S. administration cannot abandon the deal,” saying international laws required Washington to implement the agreement. During his election campaign, …

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