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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Iran: Looming Execution of Dervish Member

HRW – The Iranian judiciary should immediately halt the looming execution of a member of the Gonabadi Dervish community, Human Rights Watch said today. Iran should also release all Dervish members arbitrarily detained since February 2018. Police Forces at the scene of the clashes, Tehran, Iran February 19, 2018. © 2018 Majzooban-e-Noor The authorities arrested more than 300 members of …

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WARNING GRAPHIC PICTURES: Two More Public Executions in Iran

Iran Human Rights –  Two prisoners were hanged in public in Mashhad on rape charges. According to an IRIB News Agency’s report, on the morning of Tuesday, May 15, two prisoners were hanged in public in Mashhad. The prisoners were sentenced to death on rape charges. Only two days before, on Sunday, May 13, another prisoner was executed in public …

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Three Executions in Western Iran

Iran Human Rights – Two prisoners were hanged at Urmia Central Prison and one at Ilam Central Prison, located in North-Western and Western Iran, respectively. All of the prisoners were sentenced to death on murder charges.

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Iraqi Kurds look to open new chapter with Iran

Al-Monitor – Iraqi Kurds are opening a new chapter in their relations with Iran, seven months after Tehran sided with Baghdad in crushing their ambition for independence following a 2017 referendum in which nearly 93% of Kurds opted to secede from Iraq. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) hosted an Iranian government trade delegation in Erbil during the fourth economic conference …

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Iranian media react to populist cleric’s victory in Iraq elections

Al-Minitor – The Sairoon (On the Move) Alliance of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is set to win Iraq’s parliamentary elections — an unexpected outcome that has caught the attention of Iranian media. Over 91% of votes in 16 of Iraq’s 18 provinces have been counted so far, and based on the announced results, Iran-backed Shiite politician Hadi al-Ameri’s Fatah (Conquest) …

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Iraq’s shock election result may be turning point for Iran

Guardian -The unexpectedly poor showing of Haider al-Abadi, Iraq’s prime minister, in parliamentary elections has dealt a blow to US influence in the country. It was a poor return for American backing for the Baghdad government’s drive to extirpate Islamic State and regain lost territory.

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European Leaders Discuss Shielding Companies Doing Business With Iran

Radiofarda – Reuters reported from Brussels on May 15 that European Union leaders will discuss on Wednesday shielding European companies doing business with Iran from U.S. sanctions, a senior official said as the bloc is in damage control mode following Washington’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Tehran. The senior EU official said the heads of bloc’s executive European Commission …

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Conservative Ayatollah Demands Rouhani Apologize For Nuclear Deal

Radiofarda – In an unprecedented statement, the ultra-conservative chairman of the influential Assembly of Experts, Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, has called upon President Hassan Rouhani to apologize to the people of Iran for not respecting conditions laid out by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei for negotiating the nuclear deal. The statement was initially attributed to the whole assembly, but later it …

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