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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Report: Iran Guard kills 3 terrorists, wounds 4 in north

Washington Post— Iran’s official IRNA news agency is reporting that elite Revolutionary Guard forces have killed three terrorists and wounded four others in a clash in a border area in the country’s northwest. The Friday report said a Guard member was killed and another wounded in the clash that happened late Thursday. One terrorist was detained, the report said. IRNA did …

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Tehran Protests Kuwait Move To Expel Iranian Diplomats Over Alleged Terror Cell

RFL/RE – Iran threatened to reciprocate after Kuwait on July 20 expelled most of its diplomats, saying Kuwait’s accusations that Tehran was behind a terror cell in the country were “baseless.” “Iran’s strong objection has been communicated to Kuwait’s charge d’affaires. It was reiterated that Iran reserves the right to a reciprocal measure,” foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said on Telegram. …

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UNESCO 2030 Educational Guidelines Scrapped by Iran Include Essential Protective Measures Against Child Abuse

CHRI – Religious conservatives in Iran began opposing the Rouhani government’s plan to implement the UNESCO agenda 2030 guidelines into the country’s educational system after a campaign was launched by hardliners to discredit it. Implementing educational guidelines from the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development could help prevent tragedies like the case of Atena Aslani, according to a sociologist and expert …

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Iranians pushing boundaries in ‘private sphere’ debate

AL-monitor – Every now and then, Iranian media outlets are full of news and analysis about the boundaries between the “private” and “public” spheres. The most recent episode began July 7, when Mohammad Tarahomi, legal affairs traffic police deputy, announced that personal vehicles are not considered a “private sphere” and are thus subject to all public regulations, including mandatory veiling. The trunk and glove compartments of personal …

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New Tehran mayor likely to be Rouhani ally

Al-monitor – The Tehran mayorship is a controversial position. Over the past 12 years, mayors have sought to run for the presidency — a dream that came true for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2005. AUTHOR Al-Monitor Staff The current mayor, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, is a conservative who has unsuccessfully tried his luck in presidential elections three times. Besides his various alleged violations of the law, Ghalibaf has been under fire …

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Iran nuclear deal outcome of collective global cooperation: EU Foreign Policy Chief

PayvandNews – The EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, says the “strong” nuclear deal struck in 2015 between Iran and the P5+1 states is the outcome of “collective cooperation,” emphasizing that the landmark accord does not just belong to the signatories but the entire global community.  Follow EU External Action  ✔@eu_eeas “#Irandeal doesn’t belong to one or two countries alone. It belongs …

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Iranian Lawmakers Aim To Scrap Discriminatory Citizenship Law

RFL/RE – The status of the daughter of the late Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani has inspired an Iranian lawmaker to propose new legislation. Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani: May 3, 1977 – July 15, 2017 on frontpage of Iranian newspaper Afsaneh A group of Iranian lawmakers are looking to scrap a longstanding law that denies citizenship and equal rights to Iranian children born to foreign …

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Iranian, European universities ink MoU on higher education cooperation

PayvandNews – Twenty Iranian and 22 European universities have signed an agreement to continue cooperation in the area of higher education, an Iranian deputy minister of science, research and technology says. Peace Dove (artwork by Fatemeh Madani, Iranian daily Ghanoon) Hossein Salar Amoli, deputy minister of science, research and technology for international affairs, added that a large science and technology delegation from …

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard begins recruitment for war against Iraqi Kurdistan

AL-Arabia – An Iranian Kurdish journalist reported in an interview with Al Arabiya that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces in Iran’s Kurdistan and its recruiting forces, known as the Basij, received orders to launch a recruitment campaign in preparation for a possible war against the Kurdistan region in the event of its independence. Azad Mustovi, an Iranian Kurdish journalist in exile …

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