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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Iran launches Freedom of Information website

PayvandNews – Iran has launched a website that allows its citizens to freely seek and obtain information from all government organizations and institutions according to law. The website was officially launched during a ceremony attended by Iranian Minister of Culture Seyyed Reza Salehi Amiri and Minister for Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Va’ezi on Saturday. The website had been operating in …

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Iran Plans First Oil-And-Gas Tenders After Sanctions Easing

RFL/RE – The Iranian government is planning to announce tenders for the exploration of 14 oil-and-gas blocks over the next three months, a top executive at Iran’s NIOC state oil company has said. NIOC Deputy Director Rahim Nematollahi told Reuters in Istanbul on July 10 that the tenders would be offered for joint exploration together with NIOC. Most of the blocks …

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The Enemy of My Enemy Is My…?

billmoyers -The Middle East. Could there be a more perilous place on Earth, including North Korea? Not likely. The planet’s two leading nuclear-armed powers backing battling proxies amply supplied with conventional weapons; terror groups splitting and spreading; religious-sectarian wars threatening amid a plethora of ongoing armed hostilities stretching from Syria to Iraq to Yemen. And that was before Donald Trump …

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Christians in Iran handed lengthy prison sentences

MNN/MEC — Iran has never been a bastion of religious freedom, but over the past couple of months, the government seems to be especially clamping down on believers. (Photo courtesy of Middle East Concern) Three Christians, two of whom are Muslim converts, were recently sentenced to at least a decade in prison for gathering with fellow believers. According to a press …

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Iran: U.S.-Russia ceasefire deal should be expanded to cover all Syria

Reuters – A partial ceasefire in southwestern Syria agreed between the United States and Russia should be expanded to all of Syria if it is to be successful, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday. The United States, Russia and Jordan announced a ceasefire and “de-escalation agreement” for the southwest on Friday and starting on Sunday after a meeting between U.S. …

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Four Prisoners in Imminent Danger of Execution for Drug Charges

Iran Human Rights – Four prisoners with drug related charges are in imminent danger of execution in Iran after they were transferred to solitary confinement. On Sunday July 9, four prisoners were reportedly transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their executions. According to close sources, one of the prisoners is held at Mahabad Prison and was sentenced to death on …

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HERE’S WHY WASHINGTON HAWKS LOVE THIS CULTISH IRANIAN EXILE GROUP

theintercept -What were a Saudi prince, a former Republican House Speaker and a former Democratic vice-presidential candidate doing together in a suburb of Paris last weekend? Would you be surprised to discover that Prince Turki Bin Faisal, Newt Gingrich and Joe Lieberman were speaking on behalf of a group of Iranian exiles that was officially designated a “Foreign Terrorist Organization” by the …

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Iran’s historic city of Yazd inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List

PayvandNews – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added the historical texture of Yazd in central Iran to its list of world heritage sites.  The World Heritage Committee registered the site as a world heritage during its 41st meeting in Krakow, Poland, on Sunday. Historic City of Yazd  (map) According to the UNESCO website, the historical structure of Yazd is …

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Iran Arrests Alleged IS Militants

RFL/RE – Iranian judicial officials say security forces have arrested 21 alleged Islamic State (IS) extremists in the northeastern city of Mashhad. Mashhad’s Deputy Prosecutor-General Hassan Heidari says some of those arrested are Iranians and others are Afghans who entered Iran with “fake documents.” Heidari was quoted by Iranian media on July 7 as saying that some detainees participated in “terrorist …

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Iran: Eight Prisoners Hanged at Rajai Shahr Prison

Iran Human Rights  –  On the morning of Wednesday July 5, eight prisoners were reportedly hanged at Rajai Shahr Prison. According to close sources, the prisoners were likely executed on murder charges. Iran Human Rights has obtained the names of four of these prisoners: Ghahreman Abbaspour, Abbas Yousefi, Nasser Avangah and Omid Rostami. The eight individuals were among a group of …

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