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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Police Chief Killed In Shootout In Suspected Terror Attack In Western Iran

Radiofarda – A member of parliament for Eslamabad-e Gharb in western Iran says the murder of the city’s plainclothes police chief during a shootout on Sunday was possibly a terrorist incident. According to Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, police officers found a vehicle with manipulated registration plate suspicious and clashed with those on board, assuming they were terrorists. Police says the vehicle was …

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Russia Supports Iran’s Proposal Of A Non-Aggression Pact With Gulf Arab States

Radiofarda – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has voiced support for Iran’s proposal to conclude a non-aggression pact in the Persian Gulf region. Mohammad Javad Zarif suggested during his visit to Iraq May 25-26 to conclude the pact as a way of reducing tensions in the region. Interfax news agency quoted Lavrov as saying, “Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s proposal …

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Iran To Block Social Media In Case Of War With U.S.

Radiofarda – Iran would block its citizens’ access to social media if war were to break out with the U.S., the head of the country’s Passive Defense Organization has said. In a speech on Sunday, May 26, brigadier-general Gholamreza Jalali of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said, the U.S. “uses social media for media and psychological operations to influence Iranians’ …

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German Trade With Iran Down Nearly 50 Percent Since U.S. Sanctions

Radiofarda – Germany’s trade with Iran has suffered a sharp fall in the year since the Trump administration pulled out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – the 2015 nuclear deal – with Iran. Out of the 120 German companies that were operating in Iran this time last year, only 60 remain active in the country, according to the …

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Three historic summits in Mecca amidst rising tensions with Iran

Al-Arabia – Amid rising regional tensions, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud invited Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and League of Arab States (LAS) leaders for emergency summits in the holy city of Mecca on May 30, to discuss recent “aggressions and their consequences.” Inasmuch as the Kingdom’s policies were first established by King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman—to coordinate strategies …

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Iran foreign ministry shuns Trump’s mediation offer

Al-Arabia – Iran’s foreign minister appears unimpressed with Japan’s offer to mediate in a crisis between Tehran and Washington, and says President Donald Trump should make his intentions clear about any talks with Iran through actions, not words. Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a late Monday tweet: “Actions—not words—will show whether or not that’s Donald Trump’s intent.” Trump said Monday …

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Trump’s security adviser to visit UAE this week

Al-Arabia – US National Security Adviser John Bolton will this week travel to the United Arab Emirates for talks, the US embassy in Abu Dhabi said Monday. The US embassy in the UAE on Monday sent press invitations for a roundtable with Bolton, which would take place “this week”, but no date was given. Bolton’s planned meeting comes as the …

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Iran’s Morality Police Storm Private Party To Arrest 15 People

Iran-HRM – Iranian authorities have arrested 15 young men and women at a mixed-gender private party amid a crackdown on behavior deemed to be un-Islamic, the state-run Rokna news agency reported on May 22, 2019. The Wednesday report said that the 15 men and women were arrested and taken to jail for dancing and drinking alchohol during a privat party …

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Female Musicians Banned From Playing In Charity Concert In Qazvin

Iran-HRM – Female musicians were banned from playing in a charity concert in Qazvin. They were not allowed to even sit among the audience. One of the largest annual charity programs in Qazvin Province was staged on Thursday night, May 22, 2019. A traditional music band was supposed to perform at the auditorium of the Azad University of Qazvin. But …

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Tensions Grow Between Russia, Iran in Syria

VOA – Russian military police last week reportedly carried out a raid against Iranian-backed militiamen stationed at Syria’s Aleppo international airport, local media reported. In the aftermath, several Iranian militia leaders were arrested in what was seen as the latest episode of tensions between Iranian and Russian forces in Syria. Since the beginning of Syria’s civil war in 2011, Russia and …

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