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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Women Make Up 10% of Iran’s Administration: VP

PayvandNews  – Women compose ten percent of the Iranian administration, the vice president in women and family affairs, Shahindokht Molaverdi, said here on Sunday. The United Nations has affirmed the statistics about the number of women in the administration, Mehr news agency quoted her as saying. The Department of Women and Family Affairs is responsible for regulating women’s activities in …

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Trump, Netanyahu Align on Tough Iran Stance Before Talks

VOA – As President Donald Trump prepares for his first meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu since entering the White House, analysts say the Israeli leader hopes to forge common ground on Iran and regional issues. Netanyahu will be the fourth foreign leader to meet with Trump face-to-face at the White House, after British Prime Minister Theresa May, Japanese …

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Iran’s Hardliners Grow More Confident

VOA – With tensions between the United States and Iran mounting over Tehran’s test-firing of mid-range ballistic missiles, Iran’s hardliners appear emboldened. They talk now of having a chance of winning their country’s presidential election in May – or at least turning incumbent Hassan Rouhani into a lame-duck president, if he does manage to secure reelection. Observers say Rouhani had …

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FURTHER INFORMATION: IRAN: MAN ARRESTED AT 17 FACES IMMINENT EXECUTION: HAMID AHMADI

Amnesty – The execution of Hamid Ahmadi, an Iranian man arrested when he was just 17 years old, has been rescheduled for 18 February. He continues to be held in solitary confinement in Lakan prison in the city of Rasht, northern Iran, further exacerbating his mental anguish. To view the report click the below link: http://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/MDE1356802017ENGLISH.pdf

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Iran: Nine Prisoners Hanged

Iran Human Rights -Nine prisoners were recently hanged in Iran. Two unidentified prisoners were reportedly hanged at Mashhad’s Vakilabad Prison on Sunday February 12 on murder charges, and seven unidentified prisoners were reportedly hanged at Qom’s Langroud Prison on Monday February 13 on drug related charges. According to the state-run news agency Rokna, one of the prisoners from Vakilabad Prison …

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Iran: Four prisoners in imminent danger of execution

Iran Human Rights -Four prisoners are in imminent danger of execution after they were transferred to solitary confinement in Karaj’s Rajai Shahr Prison. At least four prisoners ain Rajai Shahr Prison have been transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their executions. According to close sources, the prisoners were transferred on Saturday February 11. The prisoners have been identified as: …

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How Iran may have just won a second Oscar

Al-monitor – In a statement Jan. 29, Oscar-winning Iranian film director Asghar Farhadi announced that he will not be attending the Academy Awards ceremony later this month. The reason: US President Donald Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order to ban citizens of Iran and six other Muslim-majority countries. Farhadi’s announcement came as Iran was hosting its own Oscars, the 35th Fajr International Film Festival. AUTHOR Zahra Alipour …

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Iran’s Zarif criticizes hard-liners for leaks on nuclear talks

Al-monitor – With a new US administration that has not made its opposition to the nuclear deal a secret, Iran’s foreign minister and chief nuclear negotiator Mohammad Javad Zarif took aim at those inside Iran who continue to try to sabotage the implementation of the nuclear deal and reveal contents of his confidential testimonies about those talks. AUTHOR Arash Karami …

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12 Iranian startups to attend CeBIT 2017 in Hannover, Germany

PayvandNews – Iran will participate in CeBIT exhibition as one of the leading events for IT and communication technology worldwide, slated for mid-March in Hannover, Germany. 12 Iranian startups will showcase their latest achievements at a special hall designated for startup companies during the 5-day event from 20th March to the 24th March 2017 at the Hannover Congress Centrum in …

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Iran’s Auto Production Up 40 Percent Year-On-Year

PayvandNews – Iran says its production of automobiles has already seen an increase of around 40 percent over a period of 11 months starting 21 March 2016 compared to the same period in the previous year. The announcement was made by Mansour Moazzami, the board chairman of the Industrial Development and Renovation Organization (IDRO) which is the operational arm of …

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