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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Khamenei says Iran will not retreat in face of US sanctions and ‘insults’

Al-Arabia – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that the Iranian nation will not retreat in the face of “cruel” US sanctions and “insults,” days after Washington imposed sanctions on him and other top officials in the country. “The most vicious officials of the (US) government accuse Iran and insult it. The Iranian nation will not give …

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Student Activist Leila Hosseinzadeh Sentenced To 3.5 Years

Iran-HRM – The Revision Court of Tehran Province upheld the prison verdict for Tehran University student activist Leila Hosseinzadeh, issued by Branch 26 of the Court of Tehran in March 2018. On Monday, June 24, 2019, Branch 36 of the Revision Court of Tehran Province informed her of her sentence. Leila Hosseinzadeh has been sentenced to 30 months’ imprisonment on …

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NATO Ministers Gather In Brussels To Address Security Challenges

RFL/RE — NATO defense ministers will gather in Brussels on June 26 for two days of talks that will include defense spending within the alliance, its mission in Afghanistan, and Russia’s alleged violation of a Cold War-era nuclear-arms-control agreement, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said.Meanwhile, acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he planned to bring up Iran in the talks, hoping …

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Trump Threatens ‘Obliteration’ As Iran Dismisses Sanctions

RFL/RE – Iran and the United States have traded insults, with Tehran accusing Washington of “lying” about its willingness to hold talks to steer the two nations away from military conflict, a statement President Donald Trump called “very ignorant and insulting.”Speaking on June 25, a day after Trump signed an order imposing “hard-hitting” sanctions on Iran, President Hassan Rohani dismissed …

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Will Iran’s Attacks on the US and Allies Escalate?

gatestoneinstitute.org – Iran’s actions are clear; there has been virtually no attempt on its part to disguise hostile intentions. Why is there no international outrage? The mainstream media continue to fail to report adequately Iran’s attacks. There has been no focus placed on the increase over the past two months of these attacks. On several occasions, the Trump administration invited …

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Iran’s 1988 massacres: Authorities violating torture prohibition through cruel treatment of victims’ families

Amnesty – The Iranian authorities are systematically violating the absolute prohibition of torture and other ill-treatment by cruel practices targeting family members of the thousands of prisoners who were forcibly disappeared and extrajudicially executed in prisons across Iran in 1988, said Amnesty International on the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Three decades on from …

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5 tools of torture which need to be banned

Amnesty – Today is International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Sadly, torture remains rife in many countries. And more than sixty years after torture was outlawed internationally, gruesome torture equipment is still being openly marketed and traded around the world. At glitzy arms and security fairs, governments can browse stalls selling equipment whose sole purpose is to cause …

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Letter: Political Prisoner Thanks Richard Ratcliffe for Being the “Voice” of Mothers Behind Bars in Iran

CHRI – Prominent political prisoner Narges Mohammadi has written a letter thanking Richard Ratcliffe for highlighting the suffering of mothers who’ve been imprisoned in Iran for their peaceful actions. “It is most unfortunate that my country’s government has treated women and mothers like this for 40 years [since Iran’s 1979 revolution],” wrote Mohammadi, who is serving a 16-year prison sentence (of which …

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How Khamenei made Abe’s Iran visit a mission impossible

Al-Monitor – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Tehran June 12 for a two-day state visit that was widely seen as a mission to alleviate tensions between Iran and the United States. Little came out of Abe’s meeting with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, and their joint presser offered nothing beyond typical diplomatic exchanges. Between the lines, however, it could …

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