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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Iran Using Malaysia To Sidestep U.S. Sanctions On Oil Exports

Radiofarda – Iran is “secretly selling oil” by getting assistance from Malaysia to sidestep U.S. sanctions, reports say. Referring to the latest findings by a Sweden-based company, Tanker Trackers, the world’s largest financial newspaper, Japanese Nikkei, reported on Thursday, Iran’s efforts to sustain its oil exports to Asia in the face of tightened U.S. sanctions appear to be getting some …

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Senior Judge In Iran Tells Peers Not To Be ‘Lured’ By Female Attorneys

Radiofarda – The head of Iran’s Supreme Court has cautioned judges to be vigilant against female lawyers who might tempt them with their deceptive, enticing behavior. Ahmad Mortazavi Moqaddam (Moghaddam), a mid-ranking cleric was appointed chief of the Supreme Court on April 24. Speaking in a session held on Thursday, June 27, to accolade exemplary judges and employees of the …

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Iran State TV Quietly Earns Hard Currency On YouTube: Iranian Daily

Radiofarda – Iran’s state TV, which is controlled by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, has been collecting advertising revenues in hard currency on YouTube, Shahrvand newspaper reported in Tehran on June 25. Based on the report, the Iranian state TV IRIB (The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting), has begun showcasing, marketing and webcasting its TV sitcoms and some other popular programs …

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British-Iranian Woman Ends Hunger Strike In Tehran Prison

RFL/RE – A British-Iranian woman who is serving a five-year prison term in Iran on sedition charges that she denies has ended a 15-day hunger strike, her husband said. A file photo of British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe with her husband Richard Ratcliffe and daughter Gabriella. Richard Ratcliffe told the BBC on June 29 that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 40, had eaten some …

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Measure To Restrain Trump On Iran Fails In U.S. Senate

RFL/RE – The U.S. Senate failed to pass legislation that would have barred President Donald Trump from launching an attack on Iran without first obtaining congressional approval.Senators voted 50-to-40 in the June 28 vote, falling short of the 60-vote minimum in the Republican-controlled Senate to pass the amendment.The measure was attached to the annual policy bill known as the National …

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Iran: ‘Not Enough’ Progress Made at Last-Ditch Nuclear Deal Talks

VOA – European countries offered too little at last-ditch talks on Friday to persuade Iran to back off from its plans to breach limits imposed by its nuclear agreement with world powers, Iran’s envoy said. A week after Washington abruptly called off airstrikes on Iran, diplomats said Tehran was days away from exceeding the maximum amount of enriched uranium allowed under its …

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Eyewitness: A Critical Account of Iran’s Green Movement

Radiozamaneh 0 The green movement predominantly – but by no means exclusively – was composed of urban middle classes who supported reformists in the 2008 election. This stands in high contrast to the uprisings of lower classes and the subalterns in January 2018 who “had nothing to lose but their chains”. In distinction to the ‘decentralized’, ‘headless’, form of the January 2018 uprisings, …

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Iran: Authorities must investigate death in custody of Ahwazi Arab detainee

Amnesty – The Iranian authorities must urgently carry out an effective and impartial investigation into the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a 28-year-old detainee from the Ahwazi Arab minority, said Amnesty International. Benyamin Alboghbiesh was arrested on 26 May. Just a month later, on 26 June, his family were informed by an intelligence official believed to be affiliated with …

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Imprisoned Civil Activist Arash Sadeghi is in Critical Condition

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Arash Sadeghi, who is diagnosed with a chondrosarcoma cancer, and is in addition suffering from a post-operative infection has not been sent to a hospital for further treatment yet. He is in critical condition now. According to IHR sources, the imprisoned civil activist Arash Sadeghi has been denied proper medical treatment despite his critical condition …

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Iran seeks relief from US sanctions in Asia

Al-Monitor – Hoping to ease the pain of mounting US pressure, Iran has been exploring all its diplomatic channels. Most recently, President Hassan Rouhani spent two hectic days networking at international conferences. He attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit, held June 13-14 in Kyrgyzstan’s capital, Bishkek, and the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia on June 15 in Tajikistan’s …

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