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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Iran’s Khamenei Speaks Softly About Trump, Lashes Out At Saudi Arabia, Bahrain

Radiofarda – An unprecedented change of tone about U.S. President Donald Trump turned out to be the highlight of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s speech on the 30th anniversary of his predecessor’s death on Tuesday June 4. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameneiperforming Eid al-Fitr prayers in Tehran, June 5, 2019(photo by Mehr News Agency) Contrary to his usually derogatory …

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Two Earthquakes Jolt Western Iran Kermanshah Province

Radiofarda – Iran’s state-run news agency says two consecutive earthquakes, magnitude 4.4 and 4.9, have jolted the country’s western province of Kermanshah. IRNA’s report says the first quake was at a depth of 10 kilometers, the second at 11 kilometers around 8 local time Wednesday morning. U.S. Geological Survey said it registered a magnitude 4.7 and a magnitude 4.5 temblor, …

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Iran Hardliner Threatens Saudis With ‘Shocking’ Response

Radiofarda – Saudi Arabia should be on the lookout for Iran’s new “shocking decision” if it does not stop support for U.S. sanctions against Tehran, says Hossein Amir Abdollahian, a former Iranian diplomat currently working as a special assistant to Iran’s Parliamentary Speaker Ali Larijani. Amir Abdollahian, who is widely known as the man who determines Iran’s foreign policy about …

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CPJ Condemns Sentence For Iranian Journalist, Calls For His Immediate Release

Radiofarda – The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has strongly condemned the sentencing of Iranian journalist Masoud Kazemi on national security charges and called for his immediate release. Kazemi on June 3 was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison for “spreading misinformation” and “insulting” the country’s supreme leader and authorities. He was also banned from “media activities” …

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Iran’s Oil Production Has Hit Historic Lows As Saudis Take Market Share

Radiofarda – Iran’s oil output has plummeted to a record low since 1990 in May as a result of U.S. sanctions, Bloomberg reported on Monday June 3. Saudi Arabi, however, boosted its oil production to keep OPEC’s commitments to the market by maintaining an overall steady output for the cartel, keeping supplies mostly unaffected. OPEC produces some 40 percent of …

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Trump: U.S., Britain ‘Determined’ To Prevent Iran From Developing Nukes

Radiofarda – During his state visit to Britain, U.S. President Donald Trump said that Washington and London are “determined to ensure” Iran does not develop nuclear weapons and stops supporting terrorism.“Among the pressing threats facing our nations is the development and spread of nuclear weapons — perhaps that’s our biggest threat,” Trump told a joint press with British Prime Minister …

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Trump Says Prepared To Talk To Iran But There’s Always A Chance Of Military Action

RFL/RE – Iran has marked the 30th anniversary of the death of the leader of its Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, by recommitting itself to pursue his bedeviled path of “resistance” against enemies. Khomeini died of cancer on June 3, 1989, 10 years after leading a revolution that replaced Iran’s monarchy with an enduring theocracy that has become embroiled in …

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Iran Honors Iraqi Shiite Paramilitary Group That US Labels Terrorists

VOA – In an apparent effort to sway Iran’s public opinion in favor of the regime’s involvement in Middle East conflicts, the Iranian government’s television channels are airing a video that glorifies a key anti-American Iraqi Shiite group. The music video, titled “The Noble Ones,” has been shown several times on state TV channels. It praises Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, an …

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The Iranian-Palestinian Plan to Thwart Trump’s Peace Plan

Iran’s support for Hamas and Islamic Jihad also needs to be seen in the context of Tehran’s effort to undermine Arab states that have close relations with the Trump administration. By boycotting the US-led conference in Bahrain, Mahmoud Abbas and his Palestinian Authority in the West Bank have placed themselves in the same league as Iran — a country that …

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