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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Khamenei Says Iran Will Not Negotiate With U.S., And Not About A Full Deal

Radiofarda – In what appeared to be Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s first direct response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent denial of intention to change the regime in Iran, Khamenei said on Wednesday May 29 that Tehran will not negotiate with “European countries and others,” over “the honor of the revolution,” while also denouncing negotiation with America as “harmful.” …

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U.S. Says ‘Maximum Pressure’ Will Continue Until Iran Makes A ‘Comprehensive Deal’

Radiofarda – U.S. State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus told reporters May 23 that Washington’s “maximum pressure campaign” against Iran “is working” and it will continue until Tehran is willing to reach “a comprehensive new deal”. In her daily briefing for reporters, Ortagus said the U.S. campaign “is designed to deny the Iranian regime…the means to conduct its destructive foreign policy. …

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Trump’s Denial Of Intention For Regime Change Annoys Iran Opposition

Radiofarda – President Donald Trump denied a desire for regime change in Iran during his recent visit to Japan saying, “I know so many people from Iran, these are great people, it has a chance to be a great country, with the same leadership.” The denial appears to have annoyed Iranian opposition and affected the United States’ perceived reliability. Although …

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Iranian Police Arrest 30 In Protest Against The Killing Of A Young Man

Iran-HRM – Reports from Iran’s southeastern Sistan and Baluchistan Province say some 30 people have been arrested in a rally to protest local authorities for killing a young Balochi man. Local people gathered on May 27, 2019, in front of the governor’s office in the provincial capital Zahedan after police shot dead a young man. The state security forces called …

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Saudi Arabia Asks Nations to Respond to Iran With ‘Firmness’

VOA — Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister on Thursday urged Muslim nations to confront recent attacks in the region that the U.S. and its allies have blamed on Iran with “all means of force and firmness.” Ibrahim al-Assaf made the comments at a meeting of foreign ministers of the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation ahead of a series of summits in …

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Study Finds Pro-Iran Social Media Deception Becoming ‘More Sophisticated’

VOA – A U.S. cybersecurity company says a recently discovered pro-Iran social media network that engaged in deceptive targeting of Americans is more sophisticated than a similar campaign it identified last year. In a report published Tuesday, California-based FireEye said it recently uncovered a network of English-language social media accounts that engaged in “inauthentic behavior and misrepresentation” in support of “Iranian …

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US Accuses Iran of Preparing ‘Campaign’ of Attacks

VOA – Leading U.S. defense and security officials warn Iran was getting ready to unleash a wave of attacks across the Middle East targeting the United States and its allies when the decision was made to send more troops to the region. Speaking separately, the acting secretary of defense and the country’s top-ranking general Wednesday defended intelligence reports suggesting Tehran …

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Sharp Slide Reported in Iran Crude Exports

VOA — Iranian crude exports have fallen sharply in May to around 400,000 barrels per day (bpd), tanker data showed and two industry sources said, after the United States tightened the screws on Tehran’s main source of income. The United States reimposed sanctions on Iran in November after pulling out of a 2015 nuclear accord between Tehran and six world powers. …

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