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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Iran: Juvenile Offender Danial Zeinolabedini in Danger of Execution

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – According to information received by IHR, the death row juvenile offender Danial Zeinolabedini might be in danger of execution. Unofficial sources have told Danial’s family that he will be executed after Ramadan, Muslims’ month of fasting, which ends in the first week of June. Danial Zeinolabedini is a juvenile offender whose death sentence has been …

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Iranians shocked as former Tehran mayor confesses to killing wife

Al-Monitor – Mitra Ostad, the second wife of former politician Mohammad Ali Najafi, was found dead in her northwest Tehran flat around noon May 28. According to a police report, the 35-year-old victim had been shot in the chest and an arm. As the story flooded news outlets and social media, perhaps few Iranians would have pointed the finger of blame toward a …

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Why Iran needs China to act on far more than oil imports

Al-Monitor – An oil tanker belonging to China’s state-owned Bank of Kunlun departed on May 16 from the Soroush oil terminal off the coast of Iran. Laden with 2 million barrels of crude, Pacific Bravo is now reportedly heading eastward, with China being the likely destination. If the oil is indeed offloaded in the Asian powerhouse, it would be the first time …

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After Trump’s Dovish Remarks, U.S. Continues The Hard And Soft Approach On Iran

Radiofarda – Following President Donald Trump’s dovish statements on Iran during his recent visit to Japan, the U.S. continues to exhibit its hard and soft approach toward its tough opponent in the oil-rich Persian Gulf. The U.S. State Department made it clear on Tuesday that the Washington still insists on its original demands from Iran, which include renegotiating the nuclear …

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Friday Prayer Imam In Southern Iran Stabbed To Death

Radiofarda – Friday Prayer Imam of the city of Kazeroun, in Fars province, southern Iran, has been stabbed to death, the town’s police announced on Wednesday, May 29. The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)-run news agency, Fars, cited the provincial deputy police commander for social affairs, IRGC Colonel Kavous Mohammadi, as saying, “Hojat ol Eslam (a mid-ranking cleric title) Mohammad …

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Iranian Female Activist Wins Belgian Parliament Seat

Radiofarda – Women’s rights activist Darya Safai (pronounced safa-ee) has become the first Iranian immigrant to enter the Belgian parliament, after winning a seat in the country’s national elections. Following a final count on Sunday, May 27, she was elected to the Chamber of Representatives in Brussels, representing center-right Flemish-separatist party, the N-VA (New Flemish Alliance). Born in Iran in …

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Iran’s Rouhani suggests US talks possible if sanctions lifted

Al-Arabia – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani signaled on Wednesday that talks with the United States might be possible if Washington lifted sanctions, days after US President Donald Trump said a deal with Tehran on its nuclear program was conceivable. Washington withdrew last year from a 2015 international nuclear deal with Tehran, and is ratcheting up sanctions in efforts to shut …

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Russian, Iranian Diplomats Discuss Nuclear Deal In Tehran

RFL/RE – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and his Iranian counterpart Abbas Araqchi have discussed issues related to the 2015 nuclear deal amid increased tension between Tehran and Washington.Iranian media reports said that Ryabkov traveled to Tehran on May 29 to discuss the latest developments surrounding the deal between Iran and six world powers, whihc that required Tehran to …

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US Official Accuses Iran of Tanker Attacks Off UAE

VOA – U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Wednesday that Iran was “almost certainly” responsible for attacks earlier this month on oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. Speaking to reporters during a visit to the Abu Dhabi for what he called talks on “important and timely regional security matters,” Bolton did not give any evidence …

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