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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Group Of Youth In Iran Beat Up Cleric For Trying To Force Islamic Conduct

Radiofarda – Six young men and three young women beat up a cleric in Meshkin Dasht, a small town near Tehran on Thursday, Iranian media revealed on Sunday July 21. The cleric beaten up by young people recovering at his home after being released from hospital. Fars news agency reported that the youngsters attacked the cleric who wanted to lecture …

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Tehran Says Russia Collaborates With Iran On Development of Nuclear Plant

Radiofarda – Chairman of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi says the construction of the second phase of Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant will start next month in collaboration with Russia. Salam Amini, a member of the Iranian Parliament’s Energy Committee quoted Salehi as having said on Sunday July 21 that “concrete foundations for this part of the nuclear …

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Security Chief Examines Combat Readiness of Iranian Forces; Cobra Meeting In London

Radiofarda – Governments in both Iran and the United Kingdom appear to be scrambling with developments in the Persian Gulf region following the detention of a British-flagged oil tanker by Iran’s revolutionary guards on Friday. In Iran, Ali Shamkhani, the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, visited IRGC’s Khatam ol-Anbia Headquarters to examine the combat readiness of the Islamic …

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Omani Foreign Minister to visit Iran on Saturday

Al-Arabia – Oman’s minister responsible for foreign affairs, Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, will visit Iran on Saturday to discuss regional developments, Oman’s state news agency said on Monday. It did not give further details. The sultanate on Sunday urged Tehran to release the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero, which Iran seized on Friday, and called on all parties to exercise …

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Hamas delegation visits Iran, meets supreme leader

Al-Arabia – Iran’s state TV says a delegation from the Palestinian group Hamas that is visiting Iran has met with the country’s supreme leader. The TV report on Monday says Ali Khamenei held talks with Hamas’ deputy chief, Saleh al-Arouri, who is heading the delegation. The Hamas delegation also met with Kamal Kharrazi, an adviser to Khamenei. The Iranian official …

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Iran Arrests 17 Suspects In Alleged CIA Spy Ring

RFL/RE – Iranian authorities say they have arrested 17 suspects and sentenced some of them to death after breaking up a CIA spy ring.Iran’s Intelligence Ministry said on July 22 that Iranian security agencies “successfully dismantled” what it described as a CIA “spy network” on July 18.“Some were sentenced to death and some to long-term imprisonment,” said one ministry official, …

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Saudi Arabia Lets Iranian Tanker Sail Home

RFL/RE – Saudi Arabia released an Iranian oil tanker on July 21 from the Jeddah port after the vessel underwent repairs, Iranian Transport Minister Mohammad Eslami told state news agency IRNA.The ship had been docked in Saudi Arabia since early May after suffering “engine failure and loss of control,” the Iranian Oil Ministry’s SHANA news agency reported as cited by …

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Britain Considering Response to Iranian Seizure of Oil Tanker

VOA – British Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting Monday with security ministers and security officials for emergency talks about how to handle the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. Among the potential responses Britain is considering is the prospect of imposing economic sanctions on Iran. May’s government is expected to update members of …

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Britain Says Tanker Was In Omani Waters, Reportedly Planning Sanctions

Radiofarda – London condemned Tehran’s seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Persian Gulf and said it was operating legally in Omani territorial waters when it was seized by Iranian forces.The comments came on July 20 as Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) released a video of its speedboats pulling alongside the oil tanker, followed by ski-mask clad troops rappelling …

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Israel Minister Says Strikes Deter Iran

Radiofarda – An Israeli Cabinet minister says Iran knows “who not to mess with” because Israel is the only country in the world that is killing Iranian operatives. Tzachi Hanegbi spoke to Israel Radio on Sunday after Iran’s seizure of a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. He was referring to Israel’s strikes on Iranian targets in Syria. …

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