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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Rohani Says Iranian Leaders Must Listen To The People

RFL/RE – President Hassan Rohani has said that the Iranian people continue to support the clerical establishment despite foreign pressure but insisted that the country’s leaders must listen to protesters behind a recent wave of unrest. Rohani made the comments on January 31, hours after President Donald Trump said the United States stands with the people of Iran against the …

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Trump Calls Out Iran, North Korea; Labels China, Russia ‘Rivals’

RFL/RE – U.S. President Donald Trump has described China and Russia as rivals that must be confronted with “unmatched power,” and has called on Congress to fix “fundamental flaws” in the landmark nuclear deal between world powers and Iran. Trump made the remarks on January 30 in his first State of the Union address to a joint session of the …

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Iran headscarf protester arrested: lawyer

Al-Arabia – An Iranian woman has been arrested and bail set at more than $100,000 after she protested against the mandatory headscarf, a lawyer said on Tuesday. Narges Hosseini, whose age was not known, was jailed after posing in central Tehran on Monday without a headscarf, lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh said. At least three other women did the same around the …

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The Khomeini regime and the Supreme Guide’s cane

In Europe, some have speculated, specifically those in agreement with Iran, that the Khomeini regime has survived the public’s recent protest storm, which sparked anger among the regime and its followers in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen. The Khomeini regime suffers from an infrastructural problem. It has lost its connection with the Iranians, mainly the youth, which make up the …

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Iran: Authorities execute man in exceptionally cruel circumstances

Amnesty – Amnesty International is outraged by reports that the Iranian authorities have executed a young man convicted of murder who was only 15 years old at the time of the crime. The organization learned that 22-year-old Ali Kazemi was hanged earlier today in a prison in Bushehr province. His execution was scheduled and carried out without any notice given …

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The case for net neutrality in Iran

Al-Monitor – “Please see this link,” Iran’s minister of information and communications technology replied on Twitter after an internet freedom activist confronted him about net neutrality. Typically, Iranian government officials would ignore such affronts on social media, but Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi engaged with a hyperlink to AT&T’s sponsored data program: His way of saying that they do it in …

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Iran hopeful about Europe remaining in nuclear deal

Al-monitor – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araghchi has expressed hope that Europe will remain committed to the nuclear deal. On Jan. 29, Araghchi appeared on Ofogh TV’s hard-line political show to respond to the criticisms and ambiguous points of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was achieved between Iran and the P5+1 (United States, …

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