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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Iran: Cruel campaign to extract propaganda ‘confessions’ from protesters against compulsory veiling

Amnesty – Iran’s authorities are using incommunicado detention, prolonged solitary confinement and threats against family members in order to extract forced video “confessions” from women’s rights defenders detained for campaigning against the country’s discriminatory forced veiling (hijab) laws, said Amnesty International.  The organization has identified a pattern of at least six such cases since April 2019. In one of them, …

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Iran calls for concrete steps from Europe to save nuclear deal

Al-Monitor – The four-year anniversary of the signing of the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was signed by Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany, passed on July 14. But with the accord nearing collapse due to the US exit from the deal in May …

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Paris demands answers after Franco-Iranian academic arrested in Iran

france24 – Fariba Adelkhah, an academic with dual French and Iranian nationality from Paris’s prestigious Sciences Po university, has been arrested in Iran and denied contact with French consular staff, France’s foreign ministry said Monday. “France calls on the Iranian authorities to shed full light on Mrs [Fariba] Adelkhah’s situation and repeats its demands, particularly with regard to an immediate authorisation for consular …

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe-an unbelievable journey

British-Iranian dual citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, born December 26th 1978, is currently imprisoned in Iran, and has been imprisoned since April 3rd 2016. She stands accused of plotting against the Iranian government and spreading propaganda against Iran. Zaghari-Ratcliffe is a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, a Canadian global information and news network. The charitable foundation has been providing practical …

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Netanyahu: Israeli Army The Only Force Ready To Fight Iran

Radiofarda – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has once again slammed the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement saying the Israeli army is the only force ready to fight Iran. Netanyahu also insisted he was the only leader at the time of the nuclear deal to oppose it. He was speaking to members of the National Security College at his office on …

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“Utmost respect For Albania” Says Giuliani After MEK Event

Radiofarda – On July 13 the exiled Iranian opposition group, People’s Mojahedin, MEK held the its annual event named Free Iran. The event was held at the newly inaugurated headquarters of the MEK in Albania. The headquarters is named ‘Ashraf 3’ . A similar complex existed in Iraq during the Saddam Hussein’s regime but was closed down by Iraqi authorities …

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Iran Denies Reports About Upcoming Meeting Between Zarif and Pompeo

Radiofarda – The spokesperson for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, Abbas Mousavi, has denied rumors that said the United States had sent a message to Iran via Russia. Mousavi said noted that, “there are no negotiations going on between Iran and the United States at any level.” Mousavi was apparently denying social media reports that said Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif …

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Rouhani Denies Government Inefficiency Despite Rampant Problems

Radiofarda – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has dismissed critics’ claims about his administration’s inefficiency as “unfair.” Speaking in the northern Khorasan Province town of Shirvan on July 14, Rouhani said that “any claim about Iran’s Islamic system and the current administration being inefficient would be both incorrect and unfair.” Rouhani did not mention any particular person who had said so, …

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