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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Flash Floods Wreak Havoc In Iran

Radiofarda – The water is subsiding in flood-hit Golestan and Mazandaran provinces in northern Iran, local news outlets reported on March 23, as dozens of cities and villages have suffered from the heavy rains. The Iran Meteorological Organization (IRMO) warned that some areas in the west and southwest of the country were also being threatened by freezing temperatures and flash …

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Governor Fired For Traveling Abroad As Floods Devastate His Province

Radiofarda – Iran’s vice president has fired the governor of a northern province gripped by a massive flood, for being on a foreign trip and not returning to manage the disaster emergency. ains have battered Iran’s northern provinces of Golestan and Mazandaran, leaving homes flooded and others without power. Es’haq Jahangiri, Hassan Rouhani’s vice president made the move as the …

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Price Of Onions In Iran Jump Fourfold In Matter Of Weeks

Radiofarda – The price of onions has increased fourfold in a matter of weeks in Iran, reaching to almost one U.S. dollar per kilo (based on free market exchange rates). Onion is an important part of the food basket for working class Iranians, who earn around $100-130 a month. The price for more expensive foods, such as meat is ten …

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Zarif’s Disagreements With Pompeo Turn Biblical

Radiofarda – The Islamic Republic’s Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has implicitly dismissed a recent comment made by his American counterpart, Mike Pompeo, as “Iranophobia” and a “distortion” of Torah, Iran’s official news agency, IRNA, reported on Saturday, March 23. Earlier in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, CBN, Pompeo had said it is possible that perhaps God has …

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UN Iran Human Rights Rapporteur Mandate Extended

Radiofarda – The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has extended the mandate of its special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran for another year. During a session on March 22, the representatives of 22 governments voted for and seven (Afghanistan, China, Cuba, Eritrea, India, Iraq, and Pakistan) voted against a resolution for the extension of Javaid Rehman’s …

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Hardliner Ayatollah Claims Iran has Hacked Telephones of Netanyahu Family

Radiofarda – While Iran’s foreign ministry has denied reports about hacking the telephones of Israeli politicians, a conservative ayatollah has claimed Iran has hacked the telephones of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s “family”. Iran — Ahmad Alamolhoda, Iranian Imam and a Shia figure. He is the prayer of Jumu’ah in Mashhad Ahmad Alamolhoda, the custodian of the holy shrine in Mashhad …

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Ahmadinejad’s New Attacks Target Rouhani, Parliament, Spare Khamenei.

Radiofarda – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the ultraconservative former President of Iran, has traditionally been dismissive of domestic media, so the three interviews he gave to reformist newspapers in March came as a surprise. Explaining his aversion to Iran’s press, Ahmadinejad told the pro-reform daily Arman March 19 “you make every discussion superficial, with no link to the people’s demands, so this …

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Pompeo Urges Lebanon To Move Away From ‘Dark’ Iran

Radiofarda – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday urged Lebanon to pick a side as he visited the country on a regional tour to build a united front against Iran. He especially expressed concern over the role of Hezbollah, an Iran-backed Shiite movement that is targeted by U.S. sanctions but holds three cabinet posts in Lebanon. Pompeo flew …

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Iran Drops Lower In World Ranking Of Happiest Nations

Radiofarda – Finland has topped an index of the happiest nations for the second year in a row, while Iran ranked 117th out of 156 countries. The report is based on economic wealth, life expectancy, social support, freedom to make life choices and levels of government corruption. Denmark, Norway, Iceland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, New Zealand, Canada, and Austria followed the …

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