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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Nationwide Flood Alert In Iran As Emergency Declared In Oil-Producing Province

Radiofarda – Iran’s Meteorological Organization (IMRO) has issued a nationwide alert expecting heavy rains in the next three days and the governor of the oil-rich Khuzestan province has declared an emergency situation over more floods. IMRO has announced that heavy rains from March 31 to April 2 will inundate western, central and northern Iran. Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazl told …

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Mild Earthquake Jolts Area In Iran Hosting Nuclear Plant

Radiofarda – An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale has hit Khourmowj area near Bushehr, in southern Iran, on the Persian Gulf. According to the Seismological Center of Iran, the jolt happened in a depth of 18 kilometers, however, no accurate reports have been published yet on the epicenter of the quake. Earthquakes in Bushehr area are significant as …

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Iran Bans Export Of Onions And Potatoes To Keep Prices Low

Radiofarda – The Iranian Ministry of Industry, Mining and Commerce has banned the export of onions and potatoes. The ban will become effective on April 4. Prices for for onions and potatoes have risen to unusual levels in the Iran in recent weeks. One kilogram of onions is now 160,000 rials (roughly $1.25), which is a high price as minimum …

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Iran Evacuates Flood-Threatened Villages Near Threatened Dams

Radiofarda – Authorities in Iran worked on Saturday to evacuate villages threatened by flooding in southwestern areas as forecasters predicted more of the heavy rains that have killed at least 45 people this week, state media reported. Iran – Floods in southwestern Khuzestan province, March 29, 2019 State television said at least 11 villages lying near the Dez and Karkheh …

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Rouhani, Guard Commander Belittle Each Other Over Tackling Flood Crisis

Radiofarda – President Hassan Rouhani and IRGC Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari have been trading accusations and counter-accusations regarding each other’s ability to solve the problems caused by floods across the country. Iranian state TV’s news channel on March 29 several times aired a video that showed Rouhani criticizing the IRGC Commander in Chief, albeit without naming him, for ordering demolition of a …

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Reports: Man Kills 7 Family Members in Iran

VOA — Iranian media says a man has shot dead seven members of his wife’s family in the southwestern city of Dezful. The state-owned IRNA news agency said Sunday the shooter wielded a Kalashnikov rifle killing five men and two women, before shooting himself. The agency reported the shooter survived and is in hospital, but did not release his name. …

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Stop Iran From Going Nuclear

gatestoneinstitute – “Thank God, the tests on the IR4 and IR2M (centrifuges) have been completed. They were tested for over 12 years. Today we have all the data, and we can easily manufacture them on an industrial scale.” — Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was not allowed to …

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Iran: Prisoner with Mental Disability Died After Being Beaten by Guards; IHR Calls for Independent Investigations

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Prisoner Bahman Mirzaei who was reportedly suffering from a mental disability, died on March 6 after being beaten by Rajai Shahr prison guards. Iran Human Rights (IHR) urges the international community to pay special attention to the dreadful conditions of Iranian prisons and particularly to the reports of suspicious deaths of the prisoners subjected to …

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Khamenei Praises Afghans Recruited By IRGC And Killed In Syria War

Radiofarda – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has met on Friday March 29 with family members of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps IRGC’s Afghan recruits who have been killed in Syria. During seven years of military intervention in Syria, IRGC has used the Fatemyoun Corps (made up of Afghan recruits) and Zaynabyoun Brigade (comprising Pakistani Shiite recruits) to fight …

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Iran Seeks To ‘Project Regional Power’ Using Its Influence in Iraq

Radiofarda – The National Interest Online reported March 28 that Iran is trying to outmanoeuvre the United States in Iraq. An article by Seth Franzman says that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s recent visit to Iraq was “meant to cement an Iran-Iraq alliance that is meant to project Iran’s power in the region after the defeat of the Islamic State.” The …

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