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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Iran’s nuclear deal faces tough scrutiny at United Nations talks

Al-Arabia – The 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers faces a stern test at the United Nations this week as Europeans try to persuade a skeptical Trump administration to keep it, while Israel lobbies to turn up the pressure on its regional rival. U.S. President Donald Trump, who must make a decision by mid-October that could undermine the agreement, …

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Khamenei: Iran Won’t Respond to US ‘Bullying’ Over Nuclear Deal

VOA – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Iran will not be subject to “bullying” by the United States over the 2015 nuclear deal it signed with a group of world powers, including the United States. U.S. President Donald Trump has been a frequent critic of the agreement and after taking office has threatened to scrap the deal, which calls …

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Iran: Prisoner with Drug Charges in Imminent Danger of Execution

Iran Human Rights  -A prisoner by the name of Masoud Joodaki is scheduled to be executed in Hamadan Central Prison in the coming hours. A prisoner in Hamadan Central Prison who is on death row for drug related charges was reportedly transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for his execution. According to close sources, the prisoner’s name is Masoud Joodaki, and …

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Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup: Iran defeats France to win first world medal

PayvandNews – Osaka, Japan, September 17, 2017 – Amir Ghafour excelled in Iran’s 3-2 (38-36, 25-23, 22-25, 25-27, 15-11) win over France to finish with a bronze medal in the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Grand Champions Cup at the Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium on Sunday. Ghafour excels in Iran’s five-set triumph over France Iran had five players that scored in double …

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Females outnumber males by 13% in Iran’s 2017 university admissions

PayvandNews -As the final results for the Iranian university entrance exam, also known as Konkur, was announced on Saturday, it was revealed that females outnumber males in gaining admission to higher education by 49,062, or 13 percent higher than males.  Out of 378,706 participants who were admitted to the universities nationwide 213,884 (56.5%) are females and 164,822 (43.5%) are males, …

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No agreement on the Caspian Sea

Payvand – Recently some of the high-ranking officials in the Caspian Sea littoral states (Iran, Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan) have indicated that the draft convention on the legal regime of the Caspian Sea is finalized and it may be ready for approval by the concerned states during their next summit conference. The reality is that the draft prepared after 50 …

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Imprisoned for Producing Music, Yousef Emadi Sentenced to Another Year Behind Bars

CHRI – An imprisoned Iranian music producer has been sentenced to an additional year in prison on new charges brought by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. Yousef Emadi was supposed to be released on parole in 2017 after serving one year for producing underground music without a license. His co-defendants, Mehdi …

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Russia, Turkey, Iran Agree On Borders Of Syrian ‘De-Escalation Zones’

RFL/RE  — Negotiators from the three countries sponsoring Syria peace talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, say they have reached an agreement to set up de-escalation zones in Syria for six months. The negotiators from Russia, Turkey, and Iran said in a joint statement on September 15 that the zones would include, either fully or partly, Eastern Ghouta in the northern Damascus countryside, …

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Save Mohammad Ali Taheri’s Life and Resist Judicial Clerocracy in Iran

Radiozamaneh – The news was starkly succinct. On August 27, 2017, Mr. Ismaili, the General Manager of Tehran’s Judiciary announced that Mohammad Ali Taheri, the leader of “the Mysticism of the Circle”, a New Age cult in Tehran, has been condemned to death. The accused’s attorney, Mr. Alizadeh Tabataba’i confirmed the news and vowed to appeal the verdict. By: Mahmoud Sadri* …

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