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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Oil swaps bring Iran, Caspian neighbors together

Al-Monitor – On Aug. 18, Iranian officials announced that they had now put in place the infrastructure to swap up to 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil with its Caspian neighbors. Under these agreements, Iran would receive crude oil from Caspian producers at the northern port of Neka, feed that crude to northern refineries and then allocate crude oil from southern …

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Volleyball: Yali powers Iran past Russia for Boys’ U19 World Championship gold

PayvandNews – Porya Yali’s sure-fire performance helped Iran to record a 3-1 (25-20, 25-23, 21-25, 25-20) win over Russia in the gold medal match of the FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World Championship at the Isa City Sports Hall on Sunday. Yali scored 29 points to lead all scorers, then Morteza Sharifi charted 19 points to guarantee the gold medal win for Iran. Maksim …

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One In Four Iranians Suffering From Prediabetes

PayvandNews – While 10 percent of Iranians are diagnosed with diabetes, 25 percent of the population are suffering from prediabetes. “That means if they don’t get treatment, it will lead to type 2 diabetes,” ISNA quoted the deputy health minister Reza Malekzadeh as saying. cartoon by Amin Montazeri, Shargh daily In this case, about one third of Iranians would suffer from the disease in …

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Iranian Spiritual Leader Taheri Sentenced To Death

RFL/RE – Imprisoned Iranian spiritual leader Mohammad Ali Taheri has been sentenced to death for a second time, two years after an initial death sentence that was overturned on appeal. Taheri’s lawyer Mahmud Alizadeh Tabatabaei said on August 27 that Taheri has been sentenced after being convicted of “spreading corruption on Earth” for founding a group called the Circle of Mysticism. …

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Iranian Dissident, Former Foreign Minister Yazdi Dies At 86

RFL/RE – Ebrahim Yazdi, the prominent Iranian dissident and former foreign minister who was close to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, has died following a long illness, the semiofficial ISNA news agency reports. ISNA on August 28 said Yazdi died in the western Turkish city of Izmir, where he was being treated for pancreatic cancer. It said his body would be brought back …

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Netanyahu: Iran building sites to produce missiles in Syria and Lebanon

RFL/RE – Iran is building sites to produce precision-guided missiles in Syria and Lebanon, with the aim of using them against Israel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday. At the start of a meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Netanyahu accused Iran of turning Syria into a “base of military entrenchment as part of its declared goal to eradicate …

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Police Beat Arrested Lawyer with Heart Problems

HRANA News Agency – Hossain Mehrandish, judiciary lawyer, was arrested following the order of the judge in branch number 29, while he was defending his client. He who had heart failure following the tension was transferred to the hospital while being in police custody. At least one of the police officers hit the chest of this lawyer for no obvious reason. …

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Tehran Prosecutor Calls Hunger Strikes “Threats” Amid Mass Strike by Political Prisoners at Rajaee Shahr Prison

CHRI – “Prisoners must endure their punishment to the fullest” Rajaee Shahr Prison in Karaj Tehran Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi has described hungers strikes undertaken by prisoners as “threats” that the judicial system will not “surrender to.” Dowlatabadi made the comments as more than a dozen political prisoners entered the third week of a mass hunger strike at Rajaee Shahr Prison in Karaj. …

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Reformist Iranian MP Calls for Judicial Investigation Into Imprisoned Journalist’s Worsening Health

CHRI – A member of the Iranian Parliament has called on the judiciary to investigate reports about imprisoned reformist journalist Ehsan Mazandarani’s deteriorating health after his wife publicly stated that he has been denied medical treatment despite being unable to keep food down. Reformist journalist Ehsan Mazandarani On August 23, 2017, Mazandarani’s wife, Maliheh Hosseini, tweeted that he had been “transferred to Evin Prison’s clinic in a …

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