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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Iran hands down heavy sentences to civil activists

Iran-HRM – The Iranian regime has stepped up pressure on civil activists, seeking to create an atmosphere of fear and terrorize a restless society. The regime has sentenced Rezvaneh Ahmad Khan Beigi, to four years and five months in prison. The first trial of Mrs. Ahmad Khan Beigi was held on Sunday, February 17, 2019, in the 26th Branch of …

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US Envoy to Iran: More Sanctions, No New Oil Waivers

VOA – The United States will redraw government maps consistent with Washington’s decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. The move comes days after U.S. President Donald Trump signed a proclamation Monday officially granting U.S. recognition of the Golan Heights as Israeli territory. VOA’s State Department correspondent Nike Ching sat down Wednesday with Brian Hook, the State Department’s …

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Iran President Visits Flood-hit Zones as Death Toll Hits 43

VOA – President Hassan Rouhani travelled to flood-hit zones of Iran for the first time Wednesday after nine days of heavy rains that have inundated most of the country and killed 43 people. The authorities have been struggling to cope with flooding after extreme rainfall which at times has been equivalent to half of the average annual levels within 24 …

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Floods Threaten Iran’s Ancient Relics As Cracks On Historic Walls Widen

Some of Iran’s age-old cultural heritage sites have been reportedly damaged as a result of heavy rainfall and extreme weather during recent days. Reports from Iran say some ancient relics have also been affected by floods in various parts of Iran. Mohamad Hossein Talebian, deputy chairman of Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization (CHO), told reporters on Wednesday March 27 “cracks on …

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Persian TV Channel Did Not Break Rules, British Media Regulator Says

Radiofarda – Iran International, a private TV news channel broadcasting in Persian to Iran and based in London did not breach any rules, the British regulator Ofcom has ruled. The channel was accused of breaking the broadcasting code by interviewing the spokesman for the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahvaz, Yacoub Hor al-Tostani, who defended a terror attack …

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Russia, Iran, Arab States Reject ‘Unlawful’ U.S. Decision On Golan Heights

Radiofarda – Russia, Iran, and a number of Arab countries including U.S. allies in the Persian Gulf have blasted President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, charging that it violates international law and could undermine regional stability. In Washington, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters on March 26 that he was “saddened …

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Instead of helping flood victims, regime seeks own security

Iran-HRM – Flash flooding in southern and parts of western Iran reached a new level on Monday while Iranian social media users harshly criticizing the authorities for their handling of the disaster. At least 30 of Iran’s 31 provinces witnessed flood conditions as reports indicate at least 120 dead in the historic city of Shiraz alone. At the same time, …

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US Sanctions Network Supporting Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

VOA – The U.S. on Tuesday imposed new sanctions on a network of 25 individuals and entities in Iran, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates it accused of laundering more than a billion dollars and euros that were used by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps and defense ministry to fund terrorism in the Middle East. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said …

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