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Monthly Archives: June 2019

With ‘Chernobyl,’ Iranians talk other people’s nuclear problems, for a change

Al-Monitor – Iranians, who have been under pressure from the United States over the country’s nuclear program, are enjoying discussing someone else’s nuclear problems for a change. The recently released HBO miniseries “Chernobyl,” focusing on the catastrophic nuclear accident in 1986, has proved to be wildly popular in Iran. Despite four decades of enmity between Iran and the United States, Iranians …

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The accomplishments of Nasrin Sotoudeh

Summary Nasrin Sotoudeh, an internationally renowned human rights lawyer. Over the years Nasrin Sotoudeh has defended the rights of women, against the death penalty of minors, of political activists, journalists and religious minorities. The European parliament awarded her the Sakharov human rights prize in 2012. French President, Emmanuel Macron, invited Nasrin Sotoudeh to be part of G7 advisory council on gender equality. at the Elysee Palace in Paris with Macron on February 19, 2019. Nasrin Sotoudeh has been imprisoned numerous times because of defending vulnerable people and groups in the Iranian society, on unfair grounds and without a legal trial. Nasrin Sotoudeh is a national hero and a role model for many Iranian citizens.

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Iran Minister Claims Big Increase In Tax Revenues, While Economy In Recession

Radiofarda – Iran’s tax collection in the first quarter of the current Iranian calendar year (beginning March 21) shows a 28% increase compared with the same period in the previous year, Iran’s Minister of Economy has claimed. Without providing details, Farhad Dezhpasand said on Tuesday, June 25, the government managed to collect 240 trillion rials (approximately $2 billion based on …

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Iraq Must Not Be Dragged Into Another Regional War: President

Radiofarda – Iraqi President Barham Saleh said Wednesday his country must not be dragged into another conflict in the Middle East, as tensions rise over its neighbor Iran. “We have had four decades of challenge and turmoil. We do not want to be embroiled in another war,” he said at Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs think-tank in …

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Iranian Intelligence Denies Hardliners’ Claim Of A Spy At Oil Ministry

Radiofarda – An unnamed official at the Islamic Republic’s Ministry of Intelligence has denied that a female spy infiltrated the Ministry of Petroleum, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)-run Tasnim news agency reports. Earlier, two MPs, who have recently attacked the oil minister, Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, with a barrage of criticism, had claimed that Iranian intelligence agents arrested a team …

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Child Sexual Abuse Case Against Quran Reciter In Iran Remains Closed

Radiofarda – The Islamic Republic Prosecutor-General denied on Monday, June 24, that the lawsuit against a prominent Quran reciter accused of child abuse has been reopened. Hours earlier, an outspoken member of parliament Mahmoud Sadeqi had twitted that “some of the complainants in the legal case against Saeed Toosi have requested the reopening of his case, and their request has …

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Khamenei Orders 25 Military Bases To Be Moved Out Of Cities In Iran

Radiofarda – Iran’s ministry of roads and urban development has announced that Islamic Republic Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has ordered 25 military bases to be moved out of cities. The website of the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development has reported that the military bases will receive alternative venues and the current properties they occupy will be used for urban …

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U.S. Would Not Dare Violate Iranian Soil -Guards Aerospace Commander

Radiofarda – A day after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to obliterate parts of Iran, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander said Wednesday the U.S. would not dare violate Iranian soil. Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force said, “Neither America nor any other country would dare violate Iranian soil”, local media reported. …

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Who Are the 8 Guards Commanders Sanctioned By U.S.

Radiofarda – Who are the eight Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) commanders were among Iranian officials sanctioned by the United States on Monday June 24? The IRGC, designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the United States, controls a large part of Iran’s economy besides its main functions of suppressing calls for reforms in the country and furthering Khamenei’s regional …

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