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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Iran’s Vulnerable Energy Supply And The Protests

Lobelog – Unlike early 2017, when Iran’s energy industry started a year full of hope and prospects of potential growth, 2018 has started with different potential risks targeting its energy industry and production growth. Risks abound, particularly the prospect of additional sanctions and domestic instability.

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Iran’s jihadi gambit

Al-Monitor – A history of support for Kurdish extremists comes back to haunt Tehran   Bahram Fatehi’s tea house in Paveh was bustling with clients smoking shisha when the religious fanatic who would later stab him to death first walked in. For months prior to that fateful late summer evening in 2013, the hardscrabble mountain town in the heart of Iranian …

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Iranian Human Rights Organizations File Motion in Germany Against Ayatollah Shahroudi for Crimes Against Humanity

CHRI – A coalition of Iranian human rights NGOs including Centre for Defenders of Human Rights, Centre for Human Rights in Iran, Impact Iran, Iran Human Rights Documentation Centre, Justice for Iran, and the Siamak Pourzand Foundation, has provided the Government of Germany with compelling evidence that Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, the former Head of the Judiciary of the Islamic …

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Iran protests end but regime now faces ‘race against time,’ experts say

nbcnews – Iran’s most significant protests in almost a decade may have calmed, but anger that fueled the nationwide demonstrations lingers and could erupt again at any time, according to experts. Suzanne Maloney, deputy director of the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, called the recent rallies “one of the most serious crises Iran has faced in the past …

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Turkey Says Russia, Iran Should Stop Syrian Attacks In Idlib

RFL/RE – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has called on Russia and Iran to fulfill their obligations under a peace plan for Syria and prevent attacks by Syrian government forces in Idlib Province, saying the violations could not happen without their support. In a January 10 interview with state-run news agency Anadolu, Cavusoglu accused Syrian government forces of attacking moderate …

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Germany reprimands Iran for anti-Israel spying on its territory

Al-Arabia – Germany said on Tuesday it had summoned Iran’s ambassador to reprimand Tehran against spying on individuals and groups with close ties to Israel, calling such acts a completely unacceptable breach of German law. The move comes after the March conviction of a Pakistani man for spying for Iran in Germany went into force. Mustufa Haidar Syed-Naqfi was convicted …

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