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Monthly Archives: July 2018

5 reasons Rouhani’s rivals want him to stay put

Al-Monitor – Parts of the Tehran Grand Bazaar, a traditionalist bastion in the heart of the Iranian capital, shuttered on June 25 in the wake of the significant currency devaluation and resulting high prices. The strike comes amid demands from mainly conservative political figures that President Hassan Rouhani resign due to his “inefficiency” and “mismanagement” of the economy. Yet, while the calls and …

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Iranian media claim MEK member behind Paris terror plot

Al-Monitor – As President Hassan Rouhani embarked on a European trip to salvage the nuclear deal, news broke that a Belgian couple of Iranian origin had been arrested for allegedly planning to attack a Paris gathering of a dissident group working to overthrow the Iranian government. Iran has not only denied the allegations but claimed that it was a “false flag” …

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Amensty – Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been held in Tehran’s Evin prison since her arrest on 13 June. She is facing charges including “spreading propaganda against the system” in connection with her work as a lawyer defending women who have peacefully protested against compulsory veiling (hijab). She is a prisoner of conscience.

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Iran, Pentagon Trade Warnings Over U.S. Effort To Block Iranian Oil Exports

RFE/RL – The United States and Iran have traded warnings over U.S. efforts to block Iran’s oil exports, with Tehran suggesting that it could retaliate by blocking oil tankers from leaving the Persian Gulf. The exchange began on July 4 when Iranian President Hassan Rohani, while visiting with Austria’s leader in Vienna, hinted that Tehran will block shipments of oil from …

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Group Of MPs Demand Lifting Travel Ban On Sunni Clergy

Radiofarda – Tehran’s outspoken representative to Majles (Islamic Republic’s parliament) Mahmoud Sadeghi, along with twenty other legislators, has called upon the Intelligence Minister to lift the travel ban imposed on Iran’s most prominent Sunni clergyman.

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