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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Iran Hangs 12 Prisoners On The Eve Of Persian New Year

Iran-HRM – Since the beginning of March, Iranian regime has executed more than 13 inmates in various prisons. A prisoner identified as Jalaluddin Mosala Nezhad was publicly hanged in Jahrom, south of Iran, the state-run Tasnim news agency reported on March 14. Also on March 13, the state-run IRNA news agency reported that three men charged with killing two armed …

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Rohani Urges Iranians To ‘Put A Curse’ On U.S., Israel, Saudi Arabia

RFL/RE – President Hassan Rohani has urged all Iranians to put a curse on the United States, Israel, and Saudi Arabia, in an apparent attempt to deflect criticism of his administration’s lack of achievements amid a spiraling economy following America’s withdrawal from a nuclear deal and the reinstatement of U.S. sanctions on Tehran.Rohani came to power in 2017 promising to …

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Rouhani Says Iran Will File Legal Case Against US for Sanctions

VOA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that the government would file a legal case in Iran against U.S. officials who imposed sanctions on the country as a precursor to action in international courts. Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live on state television that U.S. sanctions had created difficulties including a weaker rial currency that has fed …

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Iran: Imprisoned Dual Citizen Ahmadreza Djalali Denied Proper Medical Treatment

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Imprisoned Iranian-Swedish Scientist Ahmadreza Djalali (Jalali) who is sentenced to death in Iran, suffers from various types of illnesses but the authorities deny him proper medical treatment. He has had almost 30 per cent weight loss since he was imprisoned in 2016. According to Vida Mehran-Nia, Ahmadreza Djalali’s wife, doctors who had visited Dr. Djalali …

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Russia dethrones Iran, takes the crown at Men’s Freestyle World Cup

Payvandnews – Iran fell short in the final match of the 2019 United World Wrestling (UWW) Freestyle World Cup, losing to hosts Russia 9-1 at the Yakutsk’s Triumph Sports Training Center. The Russian Federation claimed their seventh overall Freestyle World Cup title and first gold since their title-winning performance at the 2011 Makhachkala World Cup. United World Wrestling✔@wrestling A strong …

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What Did Rouhani Really Get From His Iraq Visit?

lobelog – In Iran, President Hassan Rouhani’s recent visit to Iraq has been hailed as a great victory. In particular, Iranian officials and media have portrayed the visit as demonstrating the inability of the United States as well as Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf Arabs to undermine Tehran’s position in Iraq. Iranian officials and media have been particularly fond …

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UN Should Investigate 1988 Iran Mass Executions, Amnesty Says

Iran is guilty of crimes against humanity for covering up the mass executions of at least 5,000 political prisoners 30 years ago, according to a new report from Amnesty International. The human rights group wants the United Nations to open an inquiry into the killings and disappearances in 1988 which targeted supporters of Iranian opposition groups. Many families still do …

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Suspect In Alleged Money Laundering, Sanction-Busting Case Rejects All Charges

Radiofarda – One of the accused in the controversial Petrochemical Commercial Company (PCC) in Iran has insisted on her innocence and rejected all the charges, including money laundering and mishandling of funds brought against her at a Tehran court. Marjan Sheikholeslami TV Interview Screengrab Marjan Sheikholeslami, suspect number 6 in the case, who left Iran in 2009 and is based …

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Iran’s President Inaugurates New Gas Projects

Radiofarda – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has inaugurated a new phase in the development of a massive natural gas field. State TV on Sunday quoted the CEO of the South Pars gas field company, Mohammad Meshkinfam, as saying the development will allow Iran to overtake Qatar in the production of natural gas. The two countries are among the biggest gas …

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Iran To Launch Local Trade Mechanism To Match Europe’s INSTEX

Radiofarda – A mechanism similar to the EU’s INSTEX trade channel, to be called the Special Trade and Finance Institute (STFI), will be registered in Tehran, the head of Iran’s central bank (CBI) said on March 15. Germany, France and Britain launched Instrument for Supporting Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) in January to facilitate business between Europe and Iran in face of …

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