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Monthly Archives: April 2019

Iran Human Rights Monitor Monthly Report – March 2019

Iran Human Rights Monitor Monthly Report – March 2019 Introduction Devastating flash floods wash away lives and properties In the final days of March and the beginning of the Persian New Year, Iran was hit by a wave of rainstorms which caused devastating flash floods throughout the country. Dozens of cities and villages drowned and thousands of people lost everything they had. …

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Report: US Experts Tie Iran-Linked Group to 2 Cyberattacks on Britain

VOA – Britain’s Sky News says U.S.-based cybersecurity experts have found that a group linked to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has carried out two cyberattacks on British institutions in recent years. A Wednesday report by the British news agency said the California-based cyber experts, whom it did not identify, determined that a suspected IRGC-linked group was behind a previously undisclosed attack …

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Iran’s Zarif Calls Europe Incapable of Bypassing US Sanctions

VOA — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday European powers were incapable of bypassing sanctions imposed on Tehran by the U.S. after it withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal. Iran and six world powers agreed on a deal in 2015 that severely restricted Tehran’s nuclear activities in return for sanctions relief and economic incentives. However, President Donald Trump withdrew …

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International Red Cross Denies It Spoke of US Sanctions Impeding Aid to Iran

VOA – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has denied remarks attributed to its president by Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, about U.S. sanctions impeding flood relief assistance. In an interview with Radio Farda, Ignatius Ivlev-Yorke, public relation officer of ICRC said that the president of the organization Peter Maurer never mentioned any specific country when he spoke …

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Iranian MPs debate parliamentary elections at provincial level

Al-Monitor – As Iran returns to business after the Nowruz holidays, lawmakers are resuming discussions on a controversial draft motion that has the potential to alter parliamentary politics. The proposed bill, which was first brought to the floor by 120 parliamentarians last November, calls for parliamentary elections to be held at provincial levels. At present, constituencies commonly cover towns and cities. …

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Khamenei calls on Iran to learn from devastating floods

Al-Monitor – As non-stop heavy downpours continued to wreak havoc upon Iran, the country’s supreme leader expressed gratitude to the nation for Iranians’ “mobilized efforts” and “spirit of solidarity” in their cooperation with the government-led relief process. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was addressing Iran’s political elite as well as ambassadors from Muslim countries in the capital Tehran March 3, in a traditional speech for …

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Khamenei Tries To Ward Off Potential Public Anger Over Iran Floods

Radiofarda – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told high-ranking civilian officials and military commanders Tuesday evening, April 2, that they should have anticipated damage caused by floods and prepared for it. He said rivers and dams should have been dredged before the floods, construction in the vicinity of rivers should have been banned and cutting of trees should have …

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Pompeo Blames Iranian Regime For Level Of Flood Devastation And Offers Help

Radiofarda – A day after Iran’s foreign minister called U.S. sanctions an impediment to getting aid to flood victims, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday blamed Iran for the level of devastation from major floods, and said Washington was ready to help. Pompeo issued a statement in implicit response to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who on …

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Britain, France, Germany Seek Full UN Report Of Iran Missile Activity

Radiofarda -Britain, France and Germany are accusing Iran of developing missile technology, following recent activities, that they said was inconsistent with a UN resolution, and are calling for a full UN report, according to a letter released Tuesday. The European trio cited Iran’s launch of a space vehicle and the unveiling of two new ballistic missiles in February as forming …

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Are Iran Supported Afghan Fighters Returning To Afghanistan?

Radiofarda – The Ministry of Defense in Kabul has denied reports that the members of Iran-supported Liwa Fatemiyoun have returned to Afghanistan. Liwa Fatemiyoun, also known as Fatemiyoun Division, is an Afghan Shi’ite militia formed, trained and funded by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) beginning in 2014 to fight in Syria on the side of Bashar Assad’s forces. Reportedly, …

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