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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Vitol, World’s Largest Oil Trader, loans One Billion Dollars To Iran

PayvandNews – The world’s largest independent oil trader Vitol has signed a deal to provide Iran with a major loan worth $1 billion – a landmark move that can help expedite the country’s crucial plans to boost its production of crude oil. Reuters in a report quoted several informed sources as confirming that the pre-finance deal had been sealed between Vitol and the National …

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Iran Says Japan’s Inpex Tipped To Win Azadegan Oil Field Contract

PayvandNews – A top Iranian official says Japan’s top energy developer Inpex is a strong candidate for winning a contract for the development of Azadegan oil field. Azadegan oil field Japan’s largest oil and gas exploration and production company is reportedly trying to win a contract over the development of a major oil project in Iran that it abandoned in …

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Iran Says Turkey’s Syria Truce Violation Claims ‘Unconstructive’

RFL/RE – Iran has called Turkey’s claims that Tehran’s allies are violating a cease-fire in Syria as “unconstructive,” accusing Syrian rebels of breaking the truce. “The current cease-fire in Syria has been violated repeatedly by the antigovernment armed opposition groups,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said on January 5. Ghasemi called on Turkey to take measures to deal with such …

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70 spies doing time in Tehran jails

Al-Arabia – The chief prosecutor of Tehran has revealed that there are as many as 70 spies serving sentences in the Iranian capital’s prisons, far more than what had been estimated. The 70 convicts had “offered intelligence to enemies in various fields including atomic, military, political, social and cultural,” Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi said, quoted by the Mizan Online news website. …

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Iran: Seven Prisoners Executed on Drug Charges

Iran Human Rights – Seven prisoners were executed on drug related charges in northern Iran. Four prisoners were reportedly executed at Karaj Central Prison (northern Iran) and three prisoners were reportedly executed at Karaj’s Ghezel Hesar Prison (northern Iran). All seven prisoners were sentenced to death on drug related charges. According to close sources, on Wednesday January 4, the execution …

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Iran’s authorities endangering life of critically ill imprisoned activist by refusing hospital transfer

Amnesty – The Iranian authorities must immediately transfer Arash Sadeghi, an imprisoned human rights defender who ended his 71-day hunger strike yesterday, to hospital so that he can receive the urgent specialized medical care he requires, Amnesty International said today. Arash Sadeghi went on hunger strike in October 2016 in protest at the imprisonment of his wife, the writer and …

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Persecution of Dual Nationals: Businessman Serving 10-Year Prison Sentence After Coerced Confession

Iranhumanrights.org – Iranian-Austrian dual citizen Kamran Ghaderi is entering the second year of his 10-year prison sentence in solitary confinement in Tehran after being coerced into confessing to espionage in 2016, an informed source told the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Wife Used as “Bait” “They threatened him that if he didn’t cooperate, his wife would be taken into …

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How Rouhani’s main asset became his biggest liability

Al-monitor – Six minutes’ walk from the office of the Iranian president in downtown Tehran lies Horr Square, which features a statue of a warrior killing a mythical monster. Every time President Hassan Rouhani goes to work, he can’t but see the warrior, who might inspire him in his fight for another term. While Rouhani might not be bound to …

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Maternal mortality rate in Iran far below UN SDG target

PayvandNews – The maternal mortality rate in Iran is far below the target set by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Safieh Shahriari-Afshar, a founding member of the Family Health Association of Iran (FHA Iran), told a press conference on December 27. Low maternal mortality rate is one of the indicators of development in each country, Safieh Shahriari-Afshar, said. …

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