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Monthly Archives: April 2019

Zarif And Bolton Square Off In Separate Interviews On Fox

Radiofarda – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused a group of U.S. and foreign politicians of conspiring to push U.S. president Donald Trump into a war with the Islamic Republic. Zarif said that a “B team”, of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. National Security advisor John Bolton and Saudi Arabia’s crown Prince Mahammad Bin Salman are trying to …

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Iranians Among The ‘Most Angry’ Nations In the World

Radiofarda – “Did you learn or do something interesting yesterday?” was one of the questions U.S. analytics and advisory company Gallup asked more than 154,000 people in more than 145 countries to track the feelings and emotions of different nations in 2018. For many, it came as no surprise that the people of Iran ranked fifth among the most-stressed countries …

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Shirin Ebadi Calls Iran ‘Incorrigible’

Radiofarda – Speaking to the Al Jazeera TV network, Iranian dissident and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi has described Iran as “incorrigible,” insisting that the only way toward reform in her homeland is through changing its constitution. The interview was aired less than a week after Washington decided not to extend the Iran oil sanctions waivers. The decision was …

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After Murder Of A Cleric Khamenei Tells Police They Must Stop Illegal Gun Trade

Radiofarda – Iran’s Supreme Leader on Sunday told law enforcement officials to deal with gun trade on social media, after a cleric was killed by a gunman the previous day. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s official website quoted him saying, “The murderer of the clergyman yesterday in Hamadan had published his photos on Instagram with four different weapons, and it is the …

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IMF: US Sanctions Cutting Iranian Growth, Boosting Inflation

VOA – The International Monetary Fund is forecasting Iran’s economy to shrink by 6% this year as it faces pressure from U.S. sanctions. In a report released Monday, the IMF said its estimates for Iran, which include the potential for inflation to top 40%, predate a U.S. decision to end waivers that have allowed some Iranian oil buyers to continue …

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Iran’s Khamenei Urges Crackdown on Illegal Arms, Social Media Curbs

VOA – Iran’s top leader called on Sunday for a crackdown on illegal weapons after the rare shooting of a cleric, and said easy access to guns in the United States served only a “mafia of gun manufacturers,” his website reported.“In some countries, such as the United States, weapons are freely sold in the interest of the mafia of gun …

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Persecution of the Baha’is in Yemen: Hamed bin Haydara’s Death Sentence

Radiozamaneh – The Case of Hamed bin Haydara Hamed bin Haydara is one of the members of the Baha’i community sentenced to death. Local and international rights groups, including Amnesty international, immediately criticized the death sentence as “cruel” and “degrading”, and called on Yemeni authorities to “immediately quash” the sentence. Hamed bin Haydara’s appeal hearing will be held on 30 …

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Iran Executions: Man Hanged at Mashhad Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A man who was sentenced to death for murder charges, executed in one of the prisons in Mashhad city on April 22, 2019. According to Rokna, the execution was announced by Iranian judiciary authorities. However, neither the name of the prisoner nor the place of execution was not revealed. The prisoner was executed for murder. The …

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Iranian Lawyer Can face Heavy Prison Sentence for Expressing His Opinion

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Amirsalar Davoudi, a detained member of the Iranian Bar Association who had represented some of the Iranian political prisoners, is accused of seven serious charges and waiting for his trial. He can face several years in prison. IHR once again strongly condemns his arrest and urges the international community to react to the systematic crackdown on Iranian lawyers. Amirsalar …

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