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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Iran Jails Journalist, Women’s Right Activist

Radiofarda – The Iranian Human Rights News Agency (HRANA) reported that Iranian security police arrested and jailed Moloud Hajizadeh, an Iranian journalist and women’s rights activist in Tehran on July 15. According to HRANA, Hajizadeh was summoned to the IRGC Intelligence Organization several times in recent weeks. Several Iranian journalists also tweeted the news of Hajizadeh’s arrest. According to one, Hajizadeh was …

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Pompeo Says Sanctions Have Worked And Regional Countries United Against Iran

Radiofarda – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Washington’s sanctions have had a strong impact on Iran, and Iran’s behavior has united unlikely allies in the Middle East against Iranian hegemony. In a radio interview with Sean Hannity on June 15, Pompeo agreed with his host about the impact of U.S. sanctions on the Iranian economy and added that …

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Netanyahu Says EU’s Response On Iran Recalls Nazi Appeasement

Radiofarda – For a second time in as many days Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made harsh remarks regarding Iran on Monday; this time involving the European response to Iran’s decision breaching some limits of the 2015 nuclear agreement. Netanyahu released a video condemning the European response and likening it to the failed diplomacy with Nazi Germany in the …

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Boris Johnson: I would Not Back U.S. Military Action Against Iran

Radiofarda – The leading candidate to become Britain’s next Prime Minister, lawmaker Boris Johnson, said on Monday he would not currently back the United States if it took military action against Iran. “Were I to be prime minister now, would I be supporting military action against Iran? Then the answer is no,” Johnson told a leadership debate organised by the …

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UK Foreign Secretary: A ‘Small Window’ To Save JCPOA

Radiofarda – British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has highlighted the difference between UK and U.S. officials’ opinions about Iran and the nuclear deal and how to handle the Iranian crisis. Speaking in Brussels on July 15 ahead of a meeting with EU foreign ministers, Hunt said that there is still “a small window” to save the nuclear deal with Iran, …

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Dutch FM Says U.S. Requests Aid in Hormuz Straight

Radiofarda – The Netherlands is studying a U.S. request to provide military backing in the Straight of Hormuz to protect commercial shipping in the key passage. Dutch Foreign Affairs minister Stef Blok said Monday that the government would work through mid-September assessing the request before making a decision. He said it depended on the military equipment that would be needed …

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Iran’s Zarif says talks on ballistic missiles possible

Al-Arabia – Iran’s foreign minister has for the first time suggested his country’s ballistic missile program could be on the table for negotiations with the US – if America stops selling arms to its Gulf allies in the Mideast. Mohammad Javad Zarif’s comments came in an NBC News interview that aired Monday night. Iran long has maintained its ballistic missile …

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Golrokh Iraee And Atena Daemi Sentenced To More Time Behind Bars

Iran-HRM – Golrokh Iraee and Atena Daemi each were sentenced to three years and seven months in prison and a two-year ban on membership in political parties and associations. Civil rights activists Golrokh Iraee and Atena Daemi stood trial on June 18, 2019, at the 26th branch of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran, headed by judge Iman Afshari. The court …

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A Quarter Of Iran’s Population Live In Slums

Iran-HRM – Deputy of the municipality organization has said that one fifth of the country’s population are now living in slums, the state-run ISNA news agency reported on Tuesday, July 9. Saeed Reza Jandaghian said that there are about 11.4 million people living in slums, according to official figures, but the actual numbers are much higher, and today, 16 million …

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