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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Russia’s UN Envoy: U.S. ‘Hasn’t Proved’ Iran Action In Yemen

RFL/RE – Russia’s United Nations envoy says his country does not believe Washington has made a sufficient case that Iran has supplied missiles to Yemen’s Huthi rebels, indicating he would oppose increased sanctions against Tehran. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia made the comments on January 31 after traveling to Washington to examine evidence, including fragments of missles that the United States says …

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Islamic Republic Authorities Dismiss Protests against Compulsory Hijab

Radiozamaneh – Iranian authorities dismissed the recent protests against compulsory hijab describing them as scattered and insignificant acts. Iran’s Prosecutor General described the protest of a young woman on Enghelab Street to compulsory hijab as “an emotional childish act instigated by forces abroad”. To protest Vida Movahedi climbed an electric transformer box on Enghelab Street holding a stick at the …

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A Woman Executed in Iran

Iran Human Rights – A woman was executed at Noshahr Prison on the charge of murdering her husband. According to a close source, on the morning of Tuesday, January 30, a woman was executed at Noshahr prison. The prisoner was sentenced to death on the charge of murdering her husband with an accomplice. The murder was committed in Molkar village …

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Will Iran’s military really divest from business holdings?

Al-Monitor – A significant recent development in Iran’s attempts to liberalize the country’s investment climate was the announcement by Defense Minister Ali Hatami that military organizations have been tasked by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to divest from “nonrelated” economic activities. Al-Monitor recently discussed the implications of this instruction, especially the fact that it will be difficult to find buyers …

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Protests against compulsory hijab trigger debate in Iran

Al-Monitor – On Jan. 30, a group of women in Tehran protested the country’s compulsory hijab rules by taking off their scarves in public and holding them up on sticks. The protest led to a series of reactions from both officials and analysts. Abbas Abdi, a Reformist analyst, said Jan. 29: “The events of the past few days … have …

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