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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Child marriage in Iran forces girls into a life of oppression

DW- Girls in rural Iran are often forced into marriage at a young age. Protected under Iranian law, the practice is leading to broken families and a generation of children lacking prospects or perspective. Kinderehe Amnesty International (Getty Images/G.Bouys) Leyla was 17 years old when she was married off by her parents in exchange for goats. She can still remember how …

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Trump to weigh more aggressive US strategy on Iran, sources say

CNBC – President Donald Trump is weighing a strategy that calls for more aggressive U.S. responses to Iran’s forces, its Shi’ite Muslim proxies in Iraq and Syria, and its support for militant groups, according to five current and former U.S. officials. The proposal was prepared by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, national security adviser H.R. McMaster and …

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Iran: Man Hanged on Murder Charges

Iran Human Rights  -A man was hanged in northern Khorasan on murder charges. Iran Human Rights has obtained information about an execution that was carried out in Iran in late August. According to close sources, a prisoner was hanged at Shirvan Prison (northern Khorasan) on Sunday August 27 on murder charges. Close sources have identified the prisoner as Farrokh Hamadollahi. …

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Iran: Arrest of human rights defender seeking truth about disappeared family members

Amnesty – The Iranian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release a human rights defender arrested from her home last night, who has previously been targeted by the authorities for her peaceful activism, said Amnesty International. Raheleh Rahemipour has spent years trying to uncover the truth about what happened to her brother and baby niece who were forcibly disappeared while in custody …

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Shiite iconography electrifies Iranians on Syria

Al-monitor – The battle on the Iraq-Syria border, near Tanf, on Aug. 6 was fierce. In brutal fighting, jihadis had killed everyone except for a young Iranian man. Mohsen Hojaji, a fighter from the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), was apprehended and marched across the battlefield with death pervading the air and smoke billowing all around him. With penetrating eyes, Hojaji showed …

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Iran to send human to space by 2025

Mehr News Agency – While announcing continued studies to send humans to space, the head of Iran’s Aerospace Research Institute (ARI) said they may try sending a robot or a live creature before the final stage of sending a human.   Regarding the project for sending a live creature to space which was halted, the head of ARI Fathollah Ommi stated “we have …

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Pakistan’s Foreign Minister in Tehran amid standoff with US

PayvandNews – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has met with his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Muhammad Asif in Tehran to discuss bilateral ties and the latest regional and international developments. Asif arrived in Tehran on Monday for a one-day visit at the head of a political and economic delegation for talks with Zarif as well as Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and …

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UN Nuclear Chief Says Iran Complying With Deal, Concerned About North Korea

RFL/RE – The head of the United Nations agency that monitors Iran’s compliance with an international nuclear deal says Tehran is honoring the agreement with six world powers. Yukiya Amano, the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said at the start of an IAEA board meeting in Vienna on September 11 that the terms Iran accepted “are being implemented.” …

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Report: British Suspect Iran Or Russia May Have Helped North Korea Nuclear Program

RFL/RE – Britain’s Telegraph newspaper is reporting that U.K. officials fear that Iran or Russia may have helped North Korea’s “sudden advancement” in the development of nuclear weapons. The paper on September 10 said the British Foreign Office is investigating whether “current and former nuclear states” helped Pyongyang develop nuclear weapons capable of being mounted on missiles. “Iran is top of the list …

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Report: Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ sectarian activity rises in Sunni areas

Al-Arabia – The Iranian repressive and sectarian regime against Sunnis in the country warns of an upcoming civil war, according to a recent reformist opposition report. First published on amadnews site, which is allied with the opposition, the report reflects the Revolutionary Guards’ continued and escalating activity in predominantly Sunni areas. It also noted that cleric’s activities and the Guard’s institutions …

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