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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Interview With Nazanin Boniadi: “Silence is Not an Option”

CHRI – As a girl visiting her birth country of Iran, British actress Nazanin Boniadi got a taste of the severely restricted rights women there live with on a daily basis. That experience inspired her to get educated about women’s and human rights issues in the country, and to one day work to improve them. Later as an adult, while spending …

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Iran says Mossad ‘fabricating intelligence’ on oil tanker attacks

Al-Monitor – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has condemned the June 6 meeting between the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and Saudi Arabia, Norway and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), regarding the attacks on three ships in the Persian Gulf off the coast of the UAE. The UAE, Norway and Saudi Arabia, whose oil tankers were slightly damaged in the May 12 …

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Russia ‘In Talks With Europeans’ To Be Included In Iran Trade Mechanism

Radiofarda – A Russian diplomat has said that Moscow is in talks with Europeans to be included in the trade mechanism created by three EU members to ease sanctions pressures on Iran. The Russian Permanent Representative to the European Union Vladimir Chizov told Interfax news agency that Russia is holding talks with European countries on being included in the INSTEX …

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Japan’s Abe To Visit Iran Next Week: Officials

Radiofarda – Shinzo Abe plans to travel to Iran next week, officials said Thursday, the first visit by a Japanese prime minister in more than four decades as Tokyo hopes to mediate between Washington and Tehran. A government official told AFP that Tokyo was “still arranging details, including whom our prime minister will meet there” but local media have said …

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Fire Breaks Out At Iran’s Largest Container Port On The Gulf

Radiofarda – A fire broke out at a facility used for storing oil products at the Shahid Rajaee port on Iran’s Gulf coast on Wednesday, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported. According to the report a vehicle used for transporting shipping containers short distances, known as a “reach stacker” caught fire and because there were oil products nearby, the …

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Rohani Adviser Shares ‘Chernobyl’ Love, Awaits Fallout

HBO’s popular Chernobyl series has prompted some in Iran to discuss the potential risks posed by their country’s nuclear facilities. (file photo) HBO’s epic miniseries Chernobyl is quickly gaining fans around the world, including in Iran, where an adviser to President Hassan Rohani has suggested that it carries lessons for political leaders.The five-part series has been widely praised for its …

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World Bank: Iran Likely to Suffer Worse Recession Than Previously Thought

VOA —The World Bank says Iran is likely to experience an even worse recession this year than previously thought, as U.S. sanctions largely choke off oil exports that have been Tehran’s main revenue source. In its latest Global Economic Prospects report published Wednesday, the Washington-based institution that provides loans to countries said it expects Iran’s Gross Domestic Product to shrink by 4.5% …

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China’s Xi: Iran Tensions Worrying, Calls for Restraint

VOA — A rise in tensions in the Middle East owing to U.S. pressure on Iran is worrying and all parties need to exercise restraint, Chinese President Xi Jinping told Russian media ahead of a visit to the country. Tensions between Iran and the United States have escalated in the past month, a year after the United States pulled out …

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Khamenei sees ‘ploy’ in Trump outreach, says ‘deal of century’ will fail

Al-Monitor – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says the US-devised roadmap for the Middle East conflict known as the “deal of the century” will lead nowhere, slamming Saudi Arabia and Bahrain as ground makers of “such an evil plot.” Khamenei made the comments as part of his Eid al-Fitr sermon delivered to worshippers in the capital city of Tehran. He said the …

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Iran plays Pakistan, China against India as Modi turns to Trump

Al-Monitor – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has recently kept busy with diplomatic visits to neighboring countries. On May 23, he arrived in Islamabad, his third trip to Pakistan since Prime Minister Imran Khan took office in August 2018, and held talks with Khan, army chief Qamar Bajwa, Speaker Asad Qaisar and his counterpart, Shah Mehmood Qureshi. Few details of the meetings were …

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