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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Will Brexit jump-start Iran-UK trade?

Al-Monitor — Many foreign companies returned to Iran’s largely untapped market after the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in July 2015. The landmark deal took effect six months later, and lifted international sanctions in exchange for restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program. The deal has helped bring economic benefits for Iran, including the opening up of the …

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Rouhani urges government to listen to critics

AL-Monitor – During an address marking the 39th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, President Hassan Rouhani, in a nod to recent protests that rocked Iran, warned about the dangers of not listening to criticism about the state of the country. “The previous regime, which thought that its rule would be lifelong and its monarchy eternal, lost everything because it did …

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Agents Outnumbered MPs During Visit To Notorious Prison

RFL/RE – The deputy head of parliament’s Judicial and Legal Commission has lambasted Iranian authorities for deploying a swarm of intelligence and security agents at Tehran’s notorious prison, Evin, while a special delegation of MPs was visiting the detention center.

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Germany condemns Iran’s ‘unacceptable’ execution policy, human rights violations

kurdistan24  – Germany on Wednesday criticized the Iranian government’s execution policy accusing Tehran of “unacceptable” violations of international law. The German government’s human rights commissioner, Bäerbel Kofler, condemned Iran’s reported execution of 22-year-old Ali Kazemi on Monday. Kofler said the man, who was 15-years-old when he committed his crime, did not receive a fair trial, adding Kazemi’s attorney had not …

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British lawyers urge Iran to release rights advocates: ‘Strong and confident nations don’t arrest lawyers’

independent – British barristers have written to Iran‘s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to protest against the treatment of lawyers in the country and the ongoing detention of prominent human rights advocates. A letter from the Bar Council urged Iranian authorities to “release all lawyers” and anyone who has been detained for their work defending people’s rights. It highlighted the …

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France to finance exports to Iran to sidestep U.S. sanctions

Reuters – France will start offering euro-denominated loans to Iranian buyers of its goods later this year, to help trade flourish outside the reach of U.S. sanctions, the head of state-owned investment bank Bpifrance said. France has been looking to boost trade with Iran ever since Paris, Washington and other world powers agreed in 2015 to lift many sanctions on …

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