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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Iran Says Rohani Turned Down Meeting With Trump

RFL/RE – The Iranian Foreign Ministry says President Hassan Rohani turned down a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump during his trip to the United Nations General Assembly in September. The semiofficial ILNA news agency on October 29 quoted ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi as saying that “an intention was expressed by the American side that was not approved by President Rohani” …

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Iranians Drained by Empty Government Promises

Radiozmaneh – President Hassan Rohani’s 2013 campaign promised Iranians that within one hundred days of his presidency they will feel the effects of his plan to improve the situation of the country in their everyday lives. One hundred days after being elected in 2013, Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, made an appearance on the state television claiming that he has been …

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Saudi FM Says Iran Major Obstacle to Peace Efforts in Yemen

VOA – Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister says Iran’s hostile policy is the major obstacle to solving the crisis in Yemen, where Riyadh is leading a military alliance against Iran-aligned Houthi militant forces. Adel al-Jubeir accused Iran of interfering in Yemen and providing arms to the Shi’ite Houthi rebels. “Iran provides weapons to Houthi and [supporters of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah] …

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Iranian Mother Sentenced to Prison for Demanding Justice For Slain Son

CHRI – “Confessions” Obtained by Intelligence Ministry While Shahnaz Akmali Held in Solitary Confinement A court in Tehran has sentenced Shahnaz Akmali, the mother of a well-known victim of the state crackdown on the protests against Iran’s 2009 presidential election, to one year in prison for her peaceful human rights activism. Judge Mashallah Ahmadzadeh of Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court …

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Iran Says Foiled ‘Illegal Gathering’ At Tomb Of Persian King

RFL/RE – Iran says it has foiled an online plan to organize an “illegal gathering” at the tomb of Cyrus the Great, the first king of Persia. “Officials: We didn’t want Cyrus to wake up!” Satire by Iranian daily Ghanoon Iranians gather every year on October 29 at the pre-Islamic king’s tomb, located in the ancient city of Pasargadae in the central …

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Iran Implementing Commitments Under Nuclear Agreement (JCPOA): IAEA Head

PayvandNews – The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano says Iran is living up to all its obligations under the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). “All those involved in the JCPOA are honoring their commitments,” he said in Tehran Sunday during a joint press conference with head of the Atomic …

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Who’s Afraid Of Cyrus The Great?

RFL/RE – Iran’s authorities appear to be taking measures to prevent citizens from gathering at the tomb of Cyrus the Great, the first king of Persia, in celebration of Cyrus Day.  The ancient king’s big event is to be held on October 29, which many believe is the day he conquered Babylon. Reports suggest that the authorities are erecting a fence …

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Prisoner Hanged in Central Iran

Iran Human Rights –  A prisoner was hanged at Yazd Central Prison on the charge of participation in murder while the real murderer was released after winning the consent of the plaintiff.

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