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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Married Women in Iran Still Need “Permission” to Travel Abroad Under Amendment to Passport Law

CHRI – An amendment proposed by the Iranian Parliament’s Women’s Block to the country’s Passport Law does nothing to ease state restrictions on married women’s ability to independently travel abroad, a legal expert told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). “The proposed amendment still gives the authorities the power to decide whether married women can leave the country or …

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Pro-Rouhani Journalist Tortured by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Acquitted of Anti-State Charges

CHRI – More than two years after his arrest and torture by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), reformist journalist Farzad Pourmoradi, a supporter of President Hassan Rouhani, has been acquitted of the charges laid against him. In a post on his Facebook page on July 12, 2017, Pourmoradi said he had been acquitted of “propaganda against the state,” “assembly and …

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Activists push Rouhani to appoint women ministers

Al-monitor — A central part of President Hassan Rouhani’s campaign for re-election ahead of Iran’s May 19 balloting focused on addressing the demands of female voters. Emphasizing women’s rights more than any other candidate, the moderate Rouhani promised Iranian women equal employment opportunitiesand access to better services if elected to a second term. Now, women expecting the president to fulfill his promises have launched various …

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Iran military warns against IRGC sanctions

Al-monitor – As US President Donald Trump again, on July 17, certified that Iran has been in compliance with the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the six world powers and waived nuclear-related sanctions on the country, a war of words is developing between the two sides over non-nuclear sanctions. Maj. Gen. Mohammad Bagheri, chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, contributed to the war with a …

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Russians set record with Iran oil deals

PayvandNews – The National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC) and Russia’s Zarubezhneft have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop two oil fields in southwest Iran.  The agreement signed in Tehran Monday allows the state-run Russian company to conduct technical surveys on Shadegan and Rag Sefid fields in Khuzestan Province. NISOC Managing Director Bijan Alipour, who signed the agreement, said Zarubezhneft …

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Rohani’s Brother Reportedly Released On Bail

RFL/RE – Iranian President Hassan Rohani’s younger brother, Hossein Fereidoun, has been released on bail days after his arrest over unspecified allegations of financial impropriety, Iranian news agencies reported. Fereidoun’s release on July 17 followed reports that he was taken to a hospital after seeming unwell at a court appearance. Reports did not reveal the amount of the bail for Fereidoun, …

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Iranian Soldier Kills Three Comrades Before Killing Self

RFL/RE – Iranian media reported on July 17 that a soldier opened fire on his comrades, killing three and injuring six others before killing himself. The reports from Mehr news agency and Iranian television said the incident took place when soldiers were resting at a military base in the town of Abyek, northwest of Tehran. The attack occurred after higher officers …

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Israel Reportedly Opposes Syrian Truce Deal Over Iranian Military Presence

RFL/RE – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opposes the cease-fire in southwest Syria forged by Russia and the United States because it would enable Iran to solidify its military presence there, media reported on July 17. The July 9 accord created a de-escalation zone in areas of Syria that border Israel and Jordan. Israel’s Haaretz newspaper reported that Netanyahu told French …

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Two Iranians charged in US over hacking defense materials

Al-Arabia – Two Iranians were indicted Monday in the United States with hacking a defense contractor and stealing sensitive software used to design bullets and warheads, according to the Justice Department. According to the newly unsealed indictment businessman Mohammed Saeed Ajily, 35, recruited Mohammed Reza Rezakhah, 39, to break into companies’ computers to steal their software for resale to Iranian universities, …

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Trump Administration: Iran Is Complying With Nuclear Deal

VOA — The U.S. government certified again Monday that Iran is complying with the 2015 international deal on its nuclear program, an agreement that President Donald Trump has called “the worst deal ever negotiated.” Under U.S. law, the State Department must notify Congress every 90 days of Iran’s compliance. A senior administration official said that while Iran is technically meeting the …

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