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Monthly Archives: May 2018

ANALYSIS: Iran’s wrecked economy and violations of human rights

Al-Arabia – The recent US withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal has stirred a new fierce debate between opponents and supporters of the notorious agreement. On one side, those who believe Trump’s decision was the worst possible option and, on the other, those who sustain that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) not only did not ameliorate the economic …

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Macron Heads to Russia to Save Iran Nuclear Deal

VOA — French President Emmanuel Macron heads to St. Petersburg Thursday for talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, whose support is key on matters ranging from salvaging the Iran nuclear deal to securing steady European gas supplies.

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The Islamic State in Iran

Al-Monitor – Mizan, the Iranian judiciary’s news agency, announced May 14 the execution sentences for eight alleged accomplices of the Islamic State (IS) militants who carried out deadly attacks in Tehran last summer, killing 18 and wounding at least 40 others. Another 18 defendants charged with less serious offences will reportedly be tried in the coming months. The June 7, 2017, attacks …

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Iran rejects removing forces from Syria

Al-Monitor – On May 22, one day after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo presented 12 demands for Iran that would result in a top-down change of the Islamic Republic or potentially be a starting point to potential war, Iranian media and officials responded harshly to the list of demands. One particular US demand, that Iran withdraw all of its …

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What Is Wrong With JCPOA? Former IAEA Official Explains

Radiofarda – A former senior official of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) believes that the problem with JCPOA is that it does not call for inspection of Iran’s military facilities. It ignores the possibility of a military side in Iran’s nuclear program, and IAEA as the agency that oversees Iran’s commitments has made the tone of its reports on Iran …

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