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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Iran military commander: Any regional conflict may spread uncontrollably

Radiofarda – An Iranian military commander warned on Sunday that any conflict with Iran would have uncontrollable consequences across the region and endanger the lives of US forces, as tensions between Washington and Tehran have flared after the downing of an American surveillance drone. Maj. Gen. Gholamali Rashid made the remarks while addressing Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards Corps during a …

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Iran says may further scale back nuclear deal compliance unless Europe moves

Al-Arabia – Iran may further scale back compliance with its nuclear deal soon unless European countries shield it from US sanctions through a trade mechanism, the head of Tehran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations was quoted as saying on Sunday.Tehran said in May it would reduce compliance with the nuclear pact it agreed with world powers in 2015 in protest …

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UK minister discusses regional tensions, nuclear deal in Iran

Al-Arabia – A minister from Britain’s Foreign Office arrived in Tehran on Sunday and met with a top diplomat from Iran’s foreign ministry amid escalating regional tensions, state-run IRIB news agency reported. Minister of State for the Middle East Andrew Murrison spoke with Kamal Kharazi, head of the Strategic Council of Foreign Relations at Iran’s foreign ministry, on “bilateral ties, …

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Four Months Report of Workers’ Conditions in Iran

Human Rights Activist News Agency (HRANA) – The following is a four months overview of workers’ rights violations in Iran between February and May 2019, per information compiled and verified by the Statistics, Publications, and Achievements Division of Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRAI). Domestic restrictions in Iran on independent human rights reporting make it difficult to capture the full extent …

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Bolton Says U.S. ‘Prudence’ On Iran Isn’t Weakness

RFL/RE – U.S. national security adviser John Bolton says Iran should not “mistake U.S. prudence and discretion for weakness.”Speaking alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on June 23, Bolton said no one has granted Iran a “hunting license in the Middle East.”The comments come after U.S. President Donald Trump said he called off military strikes on several sites …

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Trump Says New Iran Sanctions Begin Monday

VOA – President Donald Trump said Saturday he planned “major” new sanctions against Iran to take effect Monday, without providing details. Huddling with administration officials at the presidential retreat Camp David, Trump announced the move in a tweet. Donald J. Trump✔@realDonaldTrump Iran cannot have Nuclear Weapons! Under the terrible Obama plan, they would have been on their way to Nuclear …

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The Death of Iran’s Japanese Dream

gatestoneinstitute.org What he [Nobushuke Kishi, Japan’s postwar statesman and prime minister], tried to tell us, in his oblique Shintoist manner, was that politics should be regarded as a public service dealing with issues of real life and not abstractions such as imperial glory. The Iran that Shinzo Abe visited has no desire for the Japanese models, at least as far …

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Judiciary: No Trial Date For Ex-Tehran Mayor Over Wife’s Murder

Radiofarda – Iran’s judiciary said Saturday it had set no date for the high-profile trial of a former Tehran mayor on charges of murdering his wife, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported. The government-run newspaper Iran had reported last week that Mohammad Ali Najafi would stand trial at the Tehran Criminal Court on July 1. Najafi, 67, turned himself in …

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Germany’s Merkel says Iran issue will be discussed at G20

Al-Arabia – The Iran issue will be discussed at next week’s meeting of leaders of the Group of 20 leading economies in Japan, at least at a bilateral level, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday.Speaking at an annual gathering of Protestant churches, Merkel also said that the international community must seek a political solution on Iran. This comes after …

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