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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Updated: Telegram’s Efforts to Increase Download Speed in Iran Raises Questions

CHRI – Placement of Telegram CDNs in Iran Requires Increased Transparency June 27, 2017—In light of the decision by the messaging application Telegram to use closed content delivery networks (CDNs) —caching servers that allow faster delivery of multimedia data—in Iran, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) urges the company to ensure that the Islamic Republic does not use …

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Without reforms, Iranian banking crisis looms

AL-monitor – In Iran, concerns are growing that banks may be facing the same fate as credit and financial institutions (CFIs), many of which are believed to be on the verge of collapse. CFIs, many of them unlicensed, have caused major disruption in the Iranian financial system in the past decade. The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) is under rising pressure from the …

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Iranian MPs request to visit imprisoned opposition leader

Al-monitor – After reports that opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi became ill and needed medical care, four Iranian parliamentarians requested to visit the former parliament speaker who has been under house arrest since 2011. AUTHOR Al-Monitor Staff According to Tehran parliament member Ahmad Mazani, a member of the Reformist Central Council of Hope, the parliament members felt that visiting Karroubi would be …

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Second Iranian Opposition Leader In Poor Health, Family Says

RFL/RE – A second Iranian opposition figure who is under house arrest has fallen ill, Iranian news agencies report, citing family members. Mir Hossein Musavi, 75, under house arrest since 2011, is suffering from irregular blood pressure and dizziness and is unable to walk without assistance, the opposition Kaleme website reported on July 26, citing information provided by his daughters. Iranian …

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U.S. Congress Reaches Deal Clearing Way For Russian Sanctions Bill

RFL/RE – Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress late on July 26 said they had reached an agreement clearing the way for final action on a bill that would impose new sanctions on Russia and put them into law, while also preventing President Donald Trump from easing punitive measures against Moscow without congressional approval. View image on Twitter  Follow CNN Politics  …

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Iranian physicists grab 5 medals at IPhO 2017

PayvandNews – Young Iranian physicists have won two gold and three silver medals in the 48th round of International Physics Olympiad (IPhO 2017) held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The Iranian team consisted of Alireza Darvishi and Amin Ravanbakhsh, who won the gold medal, and Seyyed Arshia Razavi, Seyyed Alireza Mousavi Hosseini, and Erfan Abbasgholinezhad, each receiving a silver medal in the international …

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Is Sectarian Strife Brewing in Azerbaijan?

lobelog – At the beginning of July, two members of the Azerbaijani parliament, Qudrat Hassanguliyev and Fazil Gezenferoglu, launched a verbal attack against Iran. They accused Tehran of meddling in the internal affairs of a South Caucasus nation and supporting Armenia, which occupies Azerbaijani territory in the context of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. In the same vein, Yevda Abramov, the chair of the Israel caucus …

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Trump Blames Iran, Hizballah For ‘Humanitarian Catastrophe’ In Syria

RFL/RE – U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Iran and the Hizballah militia that it backs in Syria and Lebanon, blaming them for creating a “humanitarian catastrophe” and threatening peace throughout the region. “Hizballah is a menace to the Lebanese state, the Lebanese people, and the entire region,” Trump said at a White House news conference with visiting Lebanese Prime Minister Saad …

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