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Monthly Archives: April 2019

Around 10 Million People Are Still Illiterate In Iran

Radiofarda – Nearly nine million Iranians are suffering from “absolute illiteracy” a news report compiled by Majles (Iranian parliament) Research Center (MRC) says. Iran’s population has risen to 82 million from less than 40 million four decades ago, but the country’s economy is struggling with high rates of unemployment and poverty. Statistics compiled by international organizations, such as UNESCO show …

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U.S. Sanctions Hit Iran’s Petrochemical Exports, With Dollar Revenues Hard To Use

Radiofarda – An Iranian official announced April 13 that the country’s total exports of petrochemical products during the last fiscal year stood at 20 million tons, worth $10.645 billion. Iran’s fiscal year ended March 20. Taghi Sanei, the head of Nouri Petrochemical Company — majority owned by government– didn’t mention whether U.S. sanctions affected this sector or not, but according …

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Netherlands Continues Trials Linked To Killing Of An Iranian Exile

Radiofarda – The trial of a suspect charged with hiring gunmen to kill an exiled Iranian in the Netherlands is scheduled to be held sometime in May. The court found two men guilty of the murder and sentenced them to 20 and 25 years, respectively. Mohammad Reza Kolahi Samadi who escaped from Iran in 1981 and lived in the Netherlands …

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Rostam Ghasemi: The brigadier general of sanctions evasion

Al-Arabia – US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook announced recently that there would be no new exemptions from Iran oil sanctions in May, when temporary import waivers granted to eight countries are set to expire. He added that more sanctions would be imposed on Tehran for its continued aggressive behavior and support for terrorism and instability in the region. …

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Iran’s Ministry Of Intelligence Arrest Protesters, Volunteer Relief Workers

Iran-HRM – The Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) have arrested a number of individuals who voluntarily involved in providing relief to the flood survivors in Ahvaz, southwest Iran. MOIS agents on Saturday and Sunday arrested a t least 25 individuals taking part in recent protests seen in the past few days, along with numerous relief workers voluntarily …

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Iran Protests French Ambassador’s Remarks On Nuclear Deal

RFL/RE – Iran has protested to France about remarks made by the French ambassador in Washington over Tehran’s right to enrich uranium after 2025.Iran agreed under a 2015 deal with world powers to curb its nuclear program in return for the lifting of crippling economic sanctions.Some of these limits are due to expire after 10 years, and others after 15 …

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The EU Still Appeasing the Mullahs

gatestoneinstitute – Despite Iran’s destructive behavior, such as support for terror and militia groups across the region, the European Union has chosen to help the ruling mullahs of Iran, ostensibly to maintain the flimsy, illegal, never-signed, unratified “nuclear deal” — but possibly even more as an embarrassingly transparent attempt, if the EU could be embarrassed, to navigate around US economic …

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Iran Executions: Two Men Executed at Adel-Abad Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Two prisoners were executed on charges related to murder and drug offenses at Adel-Abad, the main prison of the Iranian city of Shiraz. The two were sentenced to death, both for murder and drug offenses. However, it seems the executions were related to the qisas (retribution in kind) for murder cases. According to the IHR …

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Iran flood death toll rises to 76

Al-Arabia – Seventy-six people have been killed in Iran by floods in recent weeks, according to a new toll published Sunday with warnings still in place for large swathes of the country. “With the death of five people in the Khuzestan province flood and another person in Ilam province the death toll has now reached 76,” since March 19, according …

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Arrival Of Iraqi Shiite Militia Triggers Angry Reactions Among Iranians

Radiofarda – The arrival of Iraqi Shiite militia Hashd al-Sha’bi in the flood-hit Khuzestan province in Iran has triggered angry reactions among Iranian social media users and also the ethnic Arabs in the Province. Iraqi Shiite militia arriving vehicles in Iran’s Khuzestan province “to help in flood relief”. April 11, 2019 This comes as new heavy rainfall and possible floods …

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