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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Changes Needed In Iran Nuclear Deal To Win U.S. Support, Tillerson Says

RFL/RE – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that changes are needed in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal before the administration of President Donald Trump will agree to continue supporting it. In an interview with Fox News late on September 19 that suggested the United States could withdraw from the deal unless changes are made, Tillerson said the administration …

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Iran Summons Award-Winning Filmmaker To Court

RFL/RE – Iranian authorities have asked award-winning filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof to report to the prosecutor’s office after confiscating his passport upon arrival in Tehran. Rasoulof’s passport was taken away at Tehran’s airport on September 15 as he returned from the United States, where he had screened his latest film, A Man Of Integrity (Lerd), at the Telluride film festival. Rasoulof, 45, …

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US military official: Iran continues to arm Houthi militias

Al-Arabia – A senior US military official revealed the Iranian violations of international resolutions, which prohibit the arming of the Houthi militia in Yemen. Commander of the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet in the Gulf, Vice Adm. Kevin M. Donegan, said in his last statement before his term of office ended, that the Fifth Fleet stationed off the Arabian Peninsula was helping …

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Critics of Iran Nuclear Deal Debate the Way Forward

VOA — During his speech Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly, U.S. President Donald Trump made his disdain for the nuclear agreement with Iran absolutely clear. “The Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into,” Trump said. “Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don’t think …

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Wife of Man Imprisoned for Facebook Posts Loses Job After Pressure From IRGC

CHRI – Every day something bad is happening to him.” Nastaran Naimi, the wife of Soheil Arabi, who was imprisoned in Iran for his Facebook posts, was fired after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) pressured her employer, according to Arabi. “My wife was fired about 10 days ago when they warned the employer to get rid of her,” Arabi wrote, …

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Iranian Judge Refuses to Take Action Against Father Suspected of Sexually Abusing Daughter

CHRI – Grandmother Detained For Defending Child in Court A family court judge in Iran has refused to put a restraining order on a father suspected of sexually abusing his young daughter despite confirmations by five state psychologists that the child displayed signs of sexual abuse. Instead, the girl’s mother and grandmother are facing prosecution for “slander,” prominent human rights lawyer …

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Kurdish Activists Detained for Protesting Killing of Border Couriers

CHRI – Six Kurdish artists and activists are being detained in Dizelabad Prison in Iran’s Kermanshah Province for protesting the latest killing by Iranian border guards of “kulbars,” the Persian word for border-crossing couriers, a source close to the detainees told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). Author and translator Shahriar Rostami, poet and artistic freedom activist Farzad Sehfahrah, …

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Saudi Arabia stuck with self-inflicted wounds in battle with Iran

Al-Monitor – Recent revelations about Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s private remarks on regional developments to former senior US officials confirm what many in Washington have been whispering the last few years: Many Saudi policies in the region — from the war in Yemen to confronting Iran — have been miserable failures. Even Saudi Arabia’s energy policy, which partially focused on punishing Iran …

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Poll: Iranians Want Economic Reform, More Engagement With Europe

PayvandNews – A new IranPoll survey conducted in August finds that Iranians generally support globalization, want to see economic reform inside Iran, and want to improve their economic ties with Europe in particular. They are concerned, however, that U.S. pressure will cause European companies to think twice about doing business in Iran. The results show an Iranian public that seems increasingly optimistic about …

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