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Monthly Archives: August 2018

The Irony of Iran Taking US to Court Over Alleged Treaty Breach

HRW – This week, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the United Nations’ Court, held hearings on a case Iran has brought against the United States. Iran is arguing that because the US withdrew from the nuclear agreement and is unilaterally imposing economic sanctions, the US has violated the terms of the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights, known …

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Suffering from Cancer: Arash Sadeghi’s Medical Report in Rajai Shahr Prison

Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) – Last week, Arash Sadeghi, civil rights activist detained in Rajai Shahr Prison, was transferred to a hospital to undergo medical testing after he was recently diagnosed with a bone tumor. The test results have shown that he is suffering from a malignant tumor by the name of chondrosarcoma, a close source told HRANA.

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Zarif: Even America’s allies not immune to US sanctions

Al-Monitor – After making an unannounced trip to Turkey, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Aug. 29, “Just finished fruitful consultations with Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu and President [Recep Tayyip] Erdogan on bilateral relations and regional cooperation in the face of malign US behavior. Off to Pakistan tomorrow to meet with new leadership. Our neighbors our priority.” The tweet was …

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Iran turns to economic zones to encourage balanced growth

Al-Monitor – The Iranian government is trying to address the issue of uneven economic development, which is most obvious in border regions, by creating more economic free zones. In pursuit of this aim, a bill proposing the establishment of eight new economic-industrial free zones and 12 special economic zones (SEZ) was submitted to parliament in 2016. The text was just approved by lawmakers Aug. 29 after the number of SEZ was increased to 69 earlier this …

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