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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe latest: Husband hits out at Iran’s ‘lies’ after ‘fresh evidence’ aired

standard – The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has hit out at Iran’s “lies” after it aired more allegations against the London mother that could add 16 years to her prison sentence. Iranian state TV has broadcast a programme showing pictures of a BBC pay stub and an email from 2010 purporting to show she worked training journalists. Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe, from …

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Ankara Urges U.S. To Drop Case Against Turkish-Iranian Businessman, Banker

RFL/RE – Ankara has urged Washington to drop federal charges against a Turkish-Iranian gold trader and a banker who are accused of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions. Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on November 27 that the case against Turkish-Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab and banker Mehmet Hakan Atilla had “no legal basis” and should be “dropped or terminated.” …

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Videos Of Detainees Seen As Attempts By Iran To Pressure U.S., U.K. Governments

RFL/RE – Iranian state television has broadcast videos focusing on a detained American graduate student and an Iranian-British woman, moves seen by their spouses as an effort to pressure the U.S. and U.K. governments ahead of decisions of critical importance to Tehran. The November 26 broadcasts came weeks ahead of a deadline for the U.S. Congress to decide whether economic …

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Tehran’s Notorious Former Prosecutor Sentenced to Jail

Radiozamaneh – The appeal court has finally sentenced Saeed Mortazavi, Tehran’s former prosecutor to two years in prison in connection with the Kahrizak Detention Center scandal in 2009. After the 2009 disputed elected in Iran, over 100 prisoners were taken to Kahrizak Detention Center, beaten, some tortured and sexually abused and five died as result of injuries sustained while in …

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Iran’s tourism chief calls on private sector to assist ‘Tabriz 2018’

PayvandNews – Iran’s tourism chief has called for a partnership between domestic travel companies and associated businesses to help organize ‘Tabriz 2018‘, an event which marks the naming of Tabriz as the capital of Islamic tourism. In December 2015, the inter-governmental Organization of Islamic Cooperation selected Tabriz, northwestern East Azarbaijan province, as the capital of Islamic tourism for 2018. “The …

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Iran says Qatar wants five-fold increase in trade

PayvandNews – Iran says it had received a proposal from Qatar to increase the level of trade between the two countries by five folds. The announcement was made by Iran’s Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade Mohammad Shariatmadari after a meeting with the visiting Qatari Economy Minister Ahmed bin Jassim al Thani.

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