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Monthly Archives: March 2018

U.S. Arrests Iranian Over Alleged $115 M Sanctions Evasion Scheme

Reuters – An Iranian who chairs a Maltese bank has been arrested on U.S. charges that he participated in a scheme to evade U.S. sanctions and funnel more than $115 million paid under a Venezuelan construction contract through the U.S. financial system, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday. Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad, 38, was charged in a six-count indictment filed in …

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Keep Out of Sports Diplomacy, Warns IRGC Commander

Radiofarda – Top Iranian military commanders have warned coaches and athletes to keep out of the ring of diplomacy after a handful of Iranian sportsmen criticized the Islamic Republic’s unwritten rule of forbidding athletes from competing against Israelis in international sports competitions.

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CHRI: “Sufi Bus Driver Sentenced to Death in Iran For Killing Policemen”

The following is a news article written by Centre for Human Rights in Iran, in which information from Fars News Agency, which is affiliated with the hardline Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps have been translated. The following claims about Mr. Salas supposedly killing three police officers is absolutely false and is not at all in line with the clear pieces of evidence …

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Why drought is a national security issue in Iran

Al-Monitor – Iran is arid with low levels of annual precipitation and limited water resources that have been shrinking. Drought has gripped most parts of the country for at least a decade now, and precipitation has decreased drastically to its lowest level on record in 50 years. However, the situation is expected to get even worse. The latest figures by …

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Iran, Saudi Arabia in war of words over allegations of aiding al-Qaeda

Al-Monitor – Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s claim that Iran is hosting and supporting al-Qaeda leaders has been derided by Iranian officials as a “big lie.” In a “60 Minutes” interview aired on CBS March 18, Prince Mohammed said, “Unfortunately, Iran is playing a harmful role. The Iranian regime is based on pure ideology. Many of the al-Qaeda …

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Nowruz The Persian New Year at the spring vernal equinox in IRAN, Central/West Asia and in Diaspora is commemorated

PayvandNews – The flower buds of yellow, violet, red and white crocuses of saffron bulbs, intermingled with the blossoming daffodils, hyacinths, tulips and the Persian violets, herald the arrival of Nowruz (Norooz). The Persian New Year, signaling the rebirth, rejuvenation and reconciliations, appropriately arrives on the spring vernal equinox. Spring in Iran and the wider region is the harbinger of jubilation with the …

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Corrupt and Invalid Death Sentence of Yavar Mohammad Salas Calls for Urgent Re-Trial

The criminal trial of Mr. Yavar Mohammad Salas, presided by Judge Mohammadi Kashkooli, has reached a verdict that is extremely worrying and in need of immediate attention. After three consecutive court hearings, on 19th March 2018, Mr. Salas was given the death sentence, despite the fact that the murder case against him remains incomplete and unsubstantiated, with no credible evidence …

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