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Monthly Archives: March 2019

U.S. Official To Press Iran Sanctions With Leaders In Malaysia, Singapore, India

RFL/RL – A top U.S. sanctions official is in Asia to push efforts to increase pressure on Iran, saying Washington was intent on making Tehran “radioactive to the international community.” Sigal Mandelker, the U.S. Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said in Singapore on March 29 that she would stress in further meetings this week with officials in Malaysia, …

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Leave No Child Behind: Providing Inclusive Education to Children With Disabilities

CHRI – Among people with disabilities, individuals living with intellectual disabilities experience the highest degree of discrimination when it comes to accessing education, noted attendees at an UN-hosted conference in New York on World Down Syndrome Day, March 21, 2019. “To achieve the goal of inclusive education, we must recognize the human dignity of these individuals and believe in their …

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Iran Pulse Iran’s seeming restraint on Golan puts Arab rivals in tough spot Read

Al-Monitor – US President Donald Trump’s March 21 decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights has sparked widespread international reaction. While European countries announced that they would not follow suit, Russia expressed concern over the “negative repercussions” of the move. Turkey adopted a more active stance, calling for an emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Trump’s announcement …

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Analysis: What To Expect From Iran’s Leaders In The New Persian Year

Radiofarda – Welcome 1398 Iranians ushered in a new year March 21, according to the Persian calendar. Looking back, the past year has been rife with economic crisis and public unrest leading to protests questioning the legitimacy of the Islamic Republic. Where do the country’s key figures stand now, and what can we expect from them in the coming year? …

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Microsoft: Seizure Of Sites Iranian Hackers Used For Attacks

Radiofarda – Microsoft says it has seized 99 websites used by Iranian hackers to launch cyberattacks. The company said Wednesday it took control of the websites after suing the hacking group and obtaining a U.S. judge’s approval. Microsoft says it’s been tracking the group since 2013. The company says the group has tried to steal sensitive information from activists, journalists …

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Iran Welcomes Luxembourg Court Decision On U.S. Seizure Of Its Assets

Radiofarda – Iran welcomed on Thursday a Luxembourg court’s decision to refuse to reinforce a U.S. ruling that would have helped families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks claim Iranian assets held by a Luxembourg-based clearing house. The court ruled on Wednesday that there were no grounds in international law to uphold in Luxembourg a 2012 U.S. court …

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Scientist On Death Row In Iran Speaks To Radio Farda On Floods

Radiofarda – While Iran is struggling with its flood crisis, a top expert who is on death row told Radio Farda from Iran’s notorious Evin prison that authorities should strengthen the country’s early warning system. Radio Farda interviewed Ahmad Reza Jalali (Djalali), a Swedish- Iranian dual national who is facing the death sentence on charges of “Enmity with God through …

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Leaders Accused Of Being Tone Deaf In Reaction To Devastating Floods

Iranian social media users are accusing their leaders of being out of touch after several politicians displayed glib reactions to massive floods that inundated much of the country last week, leaving dozens dead and hundreds injured. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani finally visits the hard-hit Golestan province, March 27, 2019 The floods, which affected 28 of Iran’s 31 provinces, began during …

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Israel strike kills 7 Iranian, Iran-backed fighters in Syria

Al-Arabia – A Syrian war monitoring group says an Israeli airstrike the night before killed seven Iranian and Iranian-backed fighters in northern Syria. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday that the airstrike targeted an Iranian weapons depot and also wounded several other fighters. Syrian state media said the country’s air defenses responded to an “Israeli air …

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