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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Pompeo Confirms US to Withdraw from Iran Deal Unless It Is Fixed

VOA – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told allies in the Middle East and Europe that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA, unless it can be fixed. Pompeo began his first official foreign trip just hours after he was sworn in on Thursday. After …

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Amnesty – For nearly three decades, the Iranian authorities have systematically concealed the whereabouts of thousands of political prisoners, including prisoners of conscience, who were forcibly disappeared and extrajudicially executed in 1988. Amnesty International and Justice for Iran have documented how the authorities have destroyed or damaged mass grave sites across Iran that are believed to contain the remains of …

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Winners of the 2018 Fajr International Film Festival announced

PayvandNews – The 36th edition of Fajr International Film Festival, the longest running film event in the Middle East, named its winners during a ceremony on Thursday night at Vahdat Hall, Tehran. ‘Aga’ by Milko Lazarov won Best Film, while Cambodian documentary film director Rithy Panh won the Peace Award. The curtain fell on this year’s edition, on Thursday, 26 …

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Baku Signs Another Caspian Oil Contract,While Iran Still Waits

Radiofarda – Azerbaijan’s state-run oil and gas company, Socar, signed a new 25-year production sharing contract (PSA) with British Petroleum on April 26 to explore and develop an oil and gas block in the Caspian Sea. Socar is also preparing to contract another offshore gas project with Norwegian Statoil next month.

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