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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Tehran Green Film Festival announces international lineups

PayvandNews – The 6th edition of the International Green Film Festival in Tehran announced the foreign films for various categories on Tuesday. Nineteen animated films, including “00-Baby Boom Child” by Swedish director Maja Lindstrom, “Me + Her” by U.S. director Joseph Oxford, and “South Forest” by Japanese animator Wenrui Huang, have been selected for the festival, which will take place in …

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Iran eyeing more foreign investment in its capital market

PayvandNews – Iran is planning to attract more foreign investors to its capital market through holding a series of international conferences to introduce this market, Hamid Rouhbakhsh, the director of public relations and international affairs of Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE), told the Tehran Times in an exclusive interview on Monday. Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE) Iran’s Securities and Exchange Organization (SEO) will …

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Iran to secure $30 billion of credit line next month

PayvandNews – Iran will finalize financing contracts worth $30 billion within the next month, head of the Organization for Investment, Economic and Technical Assistance Mohammad Khazaei says, dismissing claims that the credit lines will leave the country in the red. “These finances do not mean putting the country in debt, but they will give a capability to the economy, the plans …

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Iranian Politicians Who Use Twitter Despite State Ban

RFL/RE – Iran’s top communications official has suggested that negotiations have begun that could lead to the unblocking of Twitter. But while the social-networking site has been heavily filtered to prevent access in the Islamic republic for years, it has hardly been ignored by some of the country’s highest-ranking authorities. Twitter was not a hugely popular networking tool when it was …

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Iran rejects US demand for UN inspector visit to military sites

Al-Arabia – Iran has dismissed a US demand for UN nuclear inspectors to visit its military bases as “merely a dream” as Washington reviews a 2015 nuclear agreement between Tehran and six world powers, including the United States. US President Donald Trump has called the nuclear pact – negotiated under his predecessor Barack Obama – “the worst deal ever”. In …

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New Hamas Leader Says It Is Getting Aid Again from Iran

VOA — Hamas’ new leader in the Gaza Strip said Monday his group has repaired relations with Iran after a five-year rift and is using its newfound financial and military aid to gear up for new hostilities with Israel. The announcement by Yehiyeh Sinwar came as U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was visiting Israel. At a meeting with the U.N. chief, Israeli …

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Lawyer Says 2 Americans Serving 10 Years in Iran Lose Appeal

VOA — An Iranian-American businessman and his father, who are serving 10-year prison sentences in Iran over their ties to the U.S., have lost a court appeal, a lawyer said Monday. Siamak Namazi and his 81-year-old father Baquer, who are among several dual nationals detained in Iran, learned Sunday that the Tehran Appeals Court denied their appeal, Washington-based lawyer Jared Genser …

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Taheri’s Death Sentence Will Not Stand, Says Hopeful Lawyer

CHRI – The lawyer for imprisoned Iranian spiritual leader Mohammad Ali Taheri is optimistic that the latest death sentence against his client will again be turned down upon appeal. The verdict, issued by Judge Mashallah Ahmadzadeh of Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court on August 27, 2017 on the charge of “corruption on earth” will be appealed within the 20-day legal …

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Judiciary Official Opposes New Proposal Against Domestic Violence

CHRI – A senior Iranian judiciary official has voiced opposition to legislation against domestic violence which is being revived by President Hassan Rouhani’s government after its first unsuccessful draft in parliament five years ago. According to a study presented at the non-governmental Imam Ali Foundation’s May 2017 Conference on Violence Against Women in Peripheral Families, held in Tehran, 32 percent of …

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Soheil Arabi Resumes Hunger Strike to Protest Harassment of His Family

CHRI – Prisoner of conscience Soheil Arabi has restarted his hunger in Tehran’s Evin Prison to protest the persecution of his family by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). “I have forgiven all the injustices against myself but I can never stay silent in the face of your constant and unjust harassment against my family,” Arabi wrote in a letter from prison on …

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