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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Khamenei’s Silence Keeps Anti-Money Laundering Bills In Limbo

Radiofarda – Gholamali Haddad Adel, a member of Iran’s Expediency Discernment Council and a close relative of Iran’s Supreme Leader, says Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has not expressed any view on two bills that would join Iran to the Palermo Convention about money laundering and anti-terror financing.

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Ahmadinejad Says There Was More Freedom During Monarchy

Radiofarda – In an unprecedented move, an ultra-conservative website run by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has published an interview with former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, marking the first time state media has given the former president a platform since his term ended in 2013 amid soured relations between him and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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Assad Invites Iran’s FM Zarif To Visit Syria

Radiofarda – On the same day Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif agreed to take back his resignation, Bashar Assad invited him to visit Syria, reported the official news agency IRNA, without specifying a date for the trip.

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UN Urges Iran To End Child Executions

Radiofarda – In his latest report submitted to the UN Human Rights Council February 27, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran Javaid Rehman raised his concern over human rights violations in Iran, paying particular attention to the way the death penalty is carried out in the Islamic Republic.

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