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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Detained Human Rights Lawyer Writes Defiant Letter to Tehran Prosecutor

CHRI – Nasrin Sotoudeh: “Women Have Decided to Rule Over Their Own Bodies” Prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has written a stinging letter to the Tehran prosecutor condemning the sentence issued against one of her clients who was arrested for peacefully protesting Iran’s compulsory hijab law. “Tell your judges to issue heavier triple-digit sentences and use foul language if …

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Why Iran’s president won’t close strategic Strait of Hormuz

Al-Monitor – President Hassan Rouhani’s apparent threat to block the Strait of Hormuz in retaliation for looming US sanctions on Iranian oil exports has made headlines around the world. The strait is a vital route through which one-third of sea-borne oil flows to the Arabian Sea. In 2016, it amounted to 18.5 million barrels per day — the highest volume for any maritime chokepoint in …

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Khamenei adviser says Russia to replace Western investors

Al-Monitor – Ali Akbar Velayati, foreign policy adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, talked with Iranian television to discuss his latest trip to Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin. According to Velayati, during the two-hour meeting, which was “clear, constructive and friendly,” the two discussed a number of issues pertinent to both countries, such as energy and the region.

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