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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Veteran Iranian vocalist Nader Golchin dies at 81

PayvandNews – Veteran Iranian vocalist Nader Golchin died at 81 after a long battle with lung cancer at Tehran’s Gandhi Hospital on Friday. He was hospitalized for about one month at the medical center, his daughter Nazanin told the Persian service of ISNA. Born in the northern Iranian city of Rasht, Golchin collaborated with many distinguished musicians in the traditional Iranian …

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Iran Successfully Tests Ballistic Missile

VOA — State media says Iran has successfully tested a new, medium-range, ballistic missile that was on display in a military parade Friday. State television aired footage of the test and in-flight video from the nose cone on Saturday. It was not clear, however, when and where the test launch of the Khorramshahr missile was conducted. The missile has a range …

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Iran: Four Prisoners Executed at Rajai Shahr Prison

Iran Human Rights –  Four prisoners were reportedly hanged at Rajai Shahr Prison on murder charges. According to close sources, the prisoners were executed on Wednesday September 20. Iran Human Rights has been able to identify one of the prisoners so far: Saman Mohammadian, imprisoned for approximately seven years before he was executed. These four prisoners were among a group of …

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Five Executions in Kerman Province Including One in Public

Iran Human Rights – Yadollah Movahed, the head of the Judiciary in Kerman, has reported on five executions in Iran, including one in public. According to the state-run news agency, Mehr, Yadollah Movahed announced the execution of five prisoners in the province of Kerman who are “agents of insecurity and evil”. “In the past several days, the execution sentences for five …

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Eight People Hanged in Various Iranian Prisons

Iran Human Rights – Iran Human Rights has confirmed the execution of eight people in various Iranian prisons. A total of eight prisoners were reported hanged in various Iranian prisoners. Iranian official sources, including the Judiciary and the state-run media, have not announced these eight executions. According to close sources, on Tuesday September 19, a prisoner was reportedly hanged at Khorramabad …

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Iran looks to Europe over fate of nuclear deal

Al-Monitor – As concerns grow every day about whether or not the United States will abandon the nuclear deal with Iran, Tehran is weighing its options in different possible scenarios. Donald Trump has long vowed to tear up the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), pledging such a move even before he was elected as president. However, despite his apparent personal …

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Tehran’s Sunnis still waiting for their own mosque

Al-Monitor – “Mr. Rouhani! No need to give them positions in your administration — just allow them to have a mosque to perform the Eid al-Adha prayer.” Reformist parliamentarian Mahmoud Sadeghi addressed these words to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a Twitter post from Sept. 1, while communal prayers marking the major Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha were being performed all over the country. Sadeghi attached an image to …

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Photos: Iran marks Sacred Defense Week with massive military parades

PayvandNews – Iran has unveiled a new ballistic missile during military parades held across the nation to mark the first day of the annual Sacred Defense Week. The missile, named Khorramshahr, was put on display during the military parade in Tehran on Friday, with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and senior military officials in attendance. Khorramshahr, Iran’s newest ballistic missile The ballistic …

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Iranian Workers in City of Arak, Peacefully Demanding Unpaid Wages, Beaten and Arrested by Anti-Riot Police

CHRI – Anti-riot police forces stormed peaceful protests by workers at two industrial units in Arak, the capital of Iran’s Central Province, on September 19, 2017, and arrested several people, according to information received by the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). A labor activist who asked not to be identified for security reasons told CHRI that day that several …

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Israeli Leader Vows To Keep Iran From Establishing Military Bases In Syria

RFL/RE – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he will prevent Iran from establishing military bases in Syria and demanded changes to the Iran nuclear deal in an address before the United Nations General Assembly. Iranian-backed militia and military advisers have been fighting on the side of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country’s six-year civil war, and Israeli leaders …

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