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Monthly Archives: May 2017

UAE Minister Says Iran Has Chance To Reset ‘Troubled’ Ties With Its Neighbors

RFL/RE – A senior official in the United Arab Emirates says Iran has a chance to mend its “troubled relations” with its Middle East neighbors after the landslide reelection of President Hassan Rohani. UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash on May 21 said on Twitter that with Rohani’s reelection, he hoped Iran would “reset its troubled relations …

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Pro-Rohani Reformists Sweep Tehran Council Elections

RFL/RE – Iran’s moderates and reformists have swept to power in Tehran’s City Council, winning all 21 seats and driving the conservatives from power. It was another boost to the moderate and reformist camp after President Hassan Rohani won a resounding victory in the May 19 presidential election. The Tehran governor’s office announced the results of the council elections, which …

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4 Turkish Activists Sentenced to a Total of 45 Years in Prison

HRANA News Agency – The General and Revolutionary Court of Baharestan town, in Tehran, convicted four Turkish activists to a total of 45 years imprisonment and exile. Although the convictions have been made based on charges of organizing illegal groups, but the court documents indicate that they had no violent activities and they have been active mostly in the field …

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Arash Sadeghi in Critical Health Condition in Evin Prison

HRANA New Agency – Arash Sadeghi, imprisoned civil activist in ward 350 of Evin prison, has advanced stomach bleeding, so that he is “no longer able to eat solid food”. This prisoner, who is suffering from aspiratory chronic inflammation disease (asthma), stomach bleeding and intestinal colitis, caused by long term hunger strike, is still in prison and being deprived of …

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Word on the Street after Moderate’s Landslide Win in Iran

Radiozmaneh – Iranian people came to streets to celebrate the victory of Hassan Rouhani, the moderate candidate in Iran’s twelfth presidential election. Rouhani secured 57% of the 40 million votes Iranian cast. He defeated the hardliner candidate Ebrahim Raisi, a former notorious prosecutor and jurist, who received 38.5% or 15.7 million of the votes. Zamaneh has reached a number of Iranian …

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In wake of Rouhani’s win, conservative rivals vow to remain on scene

Al-monitor – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who promised more interaction with the world and more social freedoms, won re-election May 19 with 57% of the vote. His conservative rival, Ebrahim Raisi, who received approximately 16 million votes to Rouhani’s 23 million, conceded defeat but vowed to remain a loyal opposition, as did large swaths of conservative media in the country. …

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Rouhani -‘People were “the real winner” of the election!’

RFL/RE – President Hassan Rohani has been declared the outright winner with nearly all the ballots counted from Iran’s May 19 presidential election, a seemingly emphatic endorsement of the incumbent’s efforts to reengage internationally and seek modest reforms within Iran’s clerically dominated society. Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said Rohani won 57 percent of the vote versus 38.5 percent for …

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Iran President Rouhani Wins Second Term

VOA – Iran has returned President Hassan Rouhani to office. State television Saturday declared Rouhani the winner of the presidential vote, easily beating out his closest opponent, hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi. With nearly all the votes counted, Rouhani won well over half of the votes among the four candidates. Massive voter turnout Friday prompted election authorities to extend voting hours …

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