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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Trump Administration Seen Taking Harder Line on Iran

VOA  — President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to take unspecified action against Iran next month, expressing continued dissatisfaction with the 2015 nuclear agreement signed by Iran and a group of world powers, including the United States. “We are not going to stand for what they’re doing to this country,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One. “They have violated so …

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Unidentified Man Hanged in Public in Kermanshah in Front of Crowd of People

Iran Human Rights -An unidentified prisoner was hanged in public in front of a crowd of people in the Kermanshah province.   A prisoner was hanged in public in the city of Eslamabad-e Gharb (Kermanshah province) on murder charges. Photos published from the public execution shows children among the crowd of people who watched the hanging. According to a report …

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Prisoner Hanged in Public on Murder Charges

Iran Human Rights  -A prisoner who was only identified by his initials was hanged in public in the province of Kerman. A prisoner was hanged in public in the city of Anbarabad (Kerman province) on murder charges. According to a report by the state-run news agency, MIzan, a prisoner identified as “R.Kh” was hanged on the morning of Tuesday September …

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Prisoner Hanged in Public in Azerbaijan While Crowd Watched

Iran Human Rights  – A prisoner was hanged in public in the West Azerbaijan province while a crowd of people watched. A prisoner was hanged in public in Salmas County (West Azerbaijan) in front of a crowd of people. According to a report by the state-run news agency, Javan, the public execution was carried out on the morning of Thursday September …

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Iranian-Kurdish Political Prisoner’s Health Suffers Amid Ongoing Denial of Medical Treatment

CHRI – After nearly a decade behind bars, prisoner of conscience Zeinab Jalalian has developed intestinal problems, yet the authorities continue to deny her specialist treatment, her father told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). “She is suffering from intestinal issues, but there is no specialist in the prison to help her and her requests to get checked by doctors outside …

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Prospect of Kurdish independence raises talk of war

Al-Monitor – As the Kurdish independence referendum draws near in Iraq, a war of words is threatening to grow into violence. Some Iraqi paramilitary factions under the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) are increasing their warnings against the vote, and some Kurds are responding with talk of resorting to weapons. Iraq’s parliament voted Sept. 14 to dismiss the governor of Kirkuk province, who favors Kurdish independence, and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) responded …

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Iran, US align against Iraqi Kurdistan referendum

Al-Monitor – Mlitary commanders and diplomats from both Iran and the United States are swarming Iraqi Kurdistan in a last-ditch attempt to convince the Kurds, an important ally in the war against the Islamic State (IS), to either postpone the planned Sept. 25 referendum for independenceor cancel it all together. Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s powerful Quds Force, and …

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US House votes to block aircraft sales to Iran

PayvandNews – The US House of Representatives has voted in favor of new measures that block sales of commercial aircraft to Iran, ignoring some lawmakers’ warnings that the hostile move would undermine the 2015 nuclear agreement between the Islamic Republic and the six world powers. View image on Twitter  Follow The Hill  ✔@thehill House votes to block aircraft sales to Iran http://hill.cm/A88TZnx  …

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World Heritage Volunteers help raise awareness of Persian qanats

PayvandNews – A cluster of World Heritage Volunteers has spotlighted essentials to conserve and promote Persian qanats, a UNESCO registered heritage that provides exceptional testimony to cultural traditions in desert areas with an arid climate. Within the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Program, the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Initiative was launched in 2008 in collaboration with the Coordinating Committee for …

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Sixth Round Of Syria Peace Talks Begins In Astana

RFL/RE  — A sixth round of Syria peace talks has begun in Astana, a two-day gathering sponsored by Russia, Iran, and Turkey with negotiations that are separate from United Nations-sponsored talks in Geneva. Russian media reports said the Russian delegation met early in the day with the United Nations special envoy for Syria, Staffa de Mistura. The Russian delegation was also …

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