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Monthly Archives: July 2019

The UN’s Deadly Silence on Iran’s Maritime Violations

gatestoneinstitute.org – Tehran is clearly violating international law, specifically the internationally-agreed UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)…. The theocratic establishment of Iran is a signatory to this UN convention but has long refrained from ratifying it. Wherever silence prevails, rogue states thrive. In the instance of Iran, the silence of the international community has been earsplitting. Moreover, …

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Intel: How Russia is deepening military ties with Iran to counter the US

Al-Monitor – Russia and Iran are deepening their military ties in a joint challenge to perceived US hegemony in the Middle East. The Russian Defense Ministry and the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces signed a memorandum of understanding that seeks to expand military ties between the two countries on Monday during Iranian Navy Commander Hossein Khanzadi’s three-day visit …

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Former Tehran Mayor Sentenced To Death For Killing Wife

RFL/RE – Former Tehran Mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi was sentenced to death after being convicted of murdering his second wife earlier this year. “The court has established premeditated murder and passed the execution sentence,” Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said on July 30, according to Mizan, a news agency affiliated with the Iranian Judiciary. Mohammad Ali Najafi in court earlier this …

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Pompeo Says U.S. Will Keep Strait Of Hormuz Open

Radiofarda – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has reiterated that his country will keep the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf open to maritime traffic, amid high tensions with the Islamic Republic of Iran. In a talk at the Economic Club of Washington D.C. on July 29, Pompeo responded to a question about the U.S. commitment to keep …

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Volume Of Iran’s Unsold Stockpiled Oil Skyrockets – Report

Radiofarda – Based on information Radio Farda has obtained from a tanker tracking firm, the stockpile of unsold Iranian oil on tankers and ports has dramatically increased in July. Figures obtained from Kpler, which tracks oil shipments around the world, show Iran’s stockpiled oil on stationary tankers around the Persian Gulf region has reached 56 million barrels, nearly doubling from …

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Iran Naval Commander Claims Agreement With Russia For Joint Sea Exercises

Radiofarda – Commander of the Iranian army’s navy who is visiting Russia has announced an agreement for joint naval exercises between Iranian and Russian forces in the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, the Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf. Hossein Khanzadi expressed hope that the joint exercises will take place in the next few months, according to Iran’s official news …

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