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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Iran Raises Uranium Enrichment Past Nuclear Deal Limits

VOA – Iran is raising its enrichment of uranium beyond the levels of a 2015 nuclear deal that placed limits on its nuclear program. Iran announced the change Sunday. Reuters reports that Iran may raise the enrichment level to 5% to produce fuel for power plants. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said last week that his country would begin enriching uranium …

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Trump’s Iran Sanctions Face Seven Fallacies

gatestoneinstitute.org – …sanctions are working. The mullahs have started to reduce their footprint in Syria and Yemen… Offices in more than 30 Iranian cities, to enlist “volunteers” for “Jihad” in Syria, have been closed, and the recruitment of Afghan and Pakistani mercenaries has stopped. Tehran’s military and diplomatic presence in Yemen has been downsized, ostensibly for security reasons. Smuggling arms …

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Iran Executions: Prisoner Hanged in Kashan

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A prisoner hanged at Kashan prison for murder charges. According to an Iranian website, IMNA, a person hanged at Kashan prison for murder charges recently. The source has not revealed the exact time of the execution. The executed person has been identified as M S and his/her full name or gender remained unrevealed. The source said …

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High Temperatures Hit Iran, Curtailing Work Hours To Save Electricity

Radiofarda – The onset of extremely high temperatures in parts of Iran might lead to electricity shortages, the interior minister has warned and ordered conservation. In the oil-rich Khuzestan province, southeast, temperatures are expected to hit 49 degrees Celsius (120 F) on Sunday and Monday. The governor of the province has ordered office work hours to be reduced to 12:00 …

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Iran Says European Trade Mechanism Too Limited To Make A Difference

Radiofarda – While French Minister of Finance, Bruno Le Maire, said Thursday, July 4, he hoped the first trade transaction with Iran under INSTEX will be conducted in a few days; an Iranian official has insisted that the European special purpose vehicle is merely a “claim” at the moment, and it would not solve any problem. The instrument in Support …

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Why Iran Supertanker Took A Much Longer Route To Reach Syria?

Radiofarda – As the UK and Gibraltar, its “overseas territory” straddling the waters connecting the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, stopped a supertanker bound for Syria, one of the first questions asked is why the vessel carrying Iranian oil was found a world away from its origin and destination? A ship carrying cargo from Iran to Syria just needs to exit …

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Bitcoins, Vast Computer Networks, Cheap Electricity And Chinese In Iran

Radiofarda – Controversy over operating vast computer networks using subsidized cheap electricity in Iran to mine bitcoins shows no sign of abetting. In recent days, government officials began talking about the existence of ventures in various parts of the country, where unidentified people set up hundreds or perhaps thousands of computers in old warehouses or factory buildings to crack codes …

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Tehran’s Imam Suggests Missile Strike On Israel’s Nuclear Reactor

Radiofarda – Tehran’s Friday Prayer Imam has suggested that Iran should launch a missile attack on Israel’s Dimona nuclear power plant. In his Friday July 5 sermon, Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani, better known as Movahedi, addressed the United States and Israel, saying: “If Iran decides to confront you, a missile strike on the Dimona reactor would be enough,” threatening …

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Iranian official: Iran will punish Britain for detaining tanker

Al-Arabia – Iran “will certainly punish the English,” an Iranian parliamentary official warned on Saturday, adding that Britain was “deceived” by the US, following the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker on Thursday in Gibraltar. “The English have committed a big mistake,” Mohammad Ebrahim Rezaei, a member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Iranian parliament, told …

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Iran dismisses reports about seizure of a British oil tanker in Gulf

Al-Arabia – Iran has dismissed as “fabricated” reports of the seizure of a British oil tanker in the Gulf, Iran’s IRIB news agency quoted unnamed sources as saying.On Twitter, some reports said a British-flagged supertanker called ‘Pacific Voyager’ had come to a halt in the Gulf. A UK Maritime Trade Operations official also said that ‘Pacific Voyager’ was stopped to …

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