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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Iranians To Take Part In Hajj Despite Tensions With Saudi Arabia

RFL/RE – Iran says its citizens will be able to take part in this year’s hajj pilgrimage despite continued tensions with regional rival Saudi Arabia. Pilgrims performin hajj ritual at Kaaba in Mecca in May 2016 (photo by Mehdi Ghasemi, ISNA) Iran’s semiofficial ISNA news agency quoted Ali Qaziaskar, a representative of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ai Khamenei, as saying on July 5 …

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Volkswagen Returns To Iranian Market After 17-Year Absence

RFL/RE – Volkswagen (VW) says it is returning to the Iranian market for the first time in 17 years. The German automaker said on July 4 that it will resume selling cars in Iran from next month after signing a contract with local importer Mammut Khodro to offer Tiguan compact SUVs and the Passat family car, mainly at dealerships in the …

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Canada court upholds $1.7bn ruling against Iran’s terrorism involvement

Al-Arabia – A Canadian Court of Appeal upheld a $1.7 billion judgment against the government of Iran in favor of American victims of terrorism on Tuesday. The ruling rejected the state’s immunity and accused Tehran of trying to derail Canada’s Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act. The victims hold Iran accountable for its support of Hamas and Hezbollah during terror campaigns …

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Iran: Two Prisoners Hanged in Public

Iran Human Rights –  Two prisoners were hanged in public on rape charges. The hangings were carried out in the city of Torbat-e Heydarieh (Razavi Khorasan province) on the sidelines of a sports complex. According to a report by the state-run news agency, Jam News, the public executions were carried out on Tuesday July 4 on Abshar Street. The report identifies the prisoners’ …

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US escalation in Syria strengthens Iran-Russia partnership

Almonitor — Six years after the outbreak of civil war in Syria, the eastern part of the country has become a critical hotspot that could determine the balance of power between the various domestic and international forces involved. AUTHOR Hamidreza Azizi While the United States is becoming increasingly assertive in keeping the Syrian army and its allied forces away from the Iraqi …

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Mehdi Fard-Qaderi’s “Immortality” crowned best at Italy’s Ischia Film Festival

PayvandNews – “Immortality” by Mehdi Fard-Qaderi won the award for best feature movie at the 15th Ischia Film Festival on the Italian island on Saturday, the organizers announced. The film was competing in the official section of the festival, which began on June 24. “Immortality” film poster Watch related video Director Mehdi Fard-Qaderi holds the award for his movie “Immortality” 15th Ischia Film Festival …

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Kurds Accuse Iran of Cross-border Shelling in Northern Iraq

VOA  – Iranian artillery bombed Kurdish militants in northern Iraq on Monday, injuring at least three people and forcing hundreds to flee their homes, Kurdish officials told VOA.  The cross-border shelling in Iraqi Kurdistan’s Haji Omaran region targeted positions of Iranian Kurdish rebel groups Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (KDPI) and Komala, Kurdish officials said. see high resolution map “The shelling …

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Iran’s President Rouani: Environmental issues are ‘extra-national, extra-regional’

PayvandNews – Iranian President Hassan Rohani said on Monday that environmental issues are “extra-national and extra-regional challenges”, noting regional wars have caused environmental problems.  “The only way to live peacefully in the West Asia and Middle East region is adopting a win-win policy in the area of environment, helping and standing beside each other,” Rohani said during an opening speech at …

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Fifth Round Of Syria Peace Talks Under Way In Astana

RFL/RE – Diplomats from Russia, Iran, Turkey, and the United States have begun a fifth round of Syria peace talks in Astana with the Syrian government and representatives of some Syrian opposition groups. Staffan de Mistura, the United Nations secretary-general’s special envoy on Syria, is also attending the two-day meeting in Kazakhstan’s capital. The Astana talks — sponsored by Russia, Iran, …

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Iran shelves Mesbah satellite

PayvandNews –  Head of Iranian Space Agency told Mehr News Sun. that Mesbah communications satellite will not be launched due to heavy costs and will be instead preserved in a space museum. Mohsen Bahrami told Mehr News correspondent on Sunday that under expert considerations, it has been decided to cancel plans for putting Mesbah communication satellite into orbit due to high …

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